KMAT 2018

KMAT 2018, to be held on Sunday July, 29, is the Gateway to MBA/MCA in Karnataka and Bangalore, Silicon Valley of India and No 1 Destination for MBA/PGDM/MCA with very vibrant Job market. The MBA/MCA colleges in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka with moderate fee structure will accept KMAT 2018 score as admission criteria for admission to their flagship MBA/PGDM/MCA programmes in 2018. 

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2018 will be conducted on July 29, 2018 by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) for admission to 170 AICTE approved University affiliated Management Institutes in Bangalore and Karnataka. KMAT 2018 is an All India exam that will be held in more than 10 cities in Bangalore and Karnataka and all across the country. KMAT 2018 is open to candidates from all parts of India and Abroad.


With effect from 2016, KPPGCA has opened KMAT for all the candidates across the country. Irrespective of their domicile state, now the candidates from across the country will be considered for admission to MBA/MCA 2018 in 170 B-schools located in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka state.

Top B-schools like Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences (AIMS); Alliance University; Indus Business Academy (IBA); IFIM Business School; MP Birla Institute; M.S. Ramaiah; Mount Carmel; PESIT among others accept KMAT scores.

KMAT 2018 will have a time duration of 2 hours. It will be a paper-pencil based test. KPPGCA believes that single testing session with same difficulty level will provide level playing field to all the test takers without any discrimination. 

KMAT 2018 online registration opens on May 19 and would close on July 16, 2018. Exam will be held on July 29, 2018


Key features of KMAT 2018

  • Open to All India Candidates: Candidates from any part of India who meet the eligibility criteria can take this test in all parts of India
  • Gateway to Karnataka: Silicon Valley of India and No 1 Destination for MBA/PGDM/MCA with very vibrant Job market
  • Easy and affordable exam application process with sharing of KMAT scores with selected B-schools of your choice/scores
  • Ease of test-taking in conventional Paper-Pencil mode in a city near you
  • Last Opportunity: KMAT is last common entrance exam for MBA/PGDM Admissions 2018. Apply to get 1-year advantage.

KMAT 2018 important dates

Time line
KMAT 2018 Online Registration starts
May 19 2018
KMAT 2018 Online registration ends
July 16, 2018
KMAT 2018 Admit Card release date
July 25, 2018
KMAT 2018 Exam date 
Sunday July 29, 2018 
KMAT 2018 Result date
August 5, 2018

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 19-05-2018 10:00 AM to 16-07-2018 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 25-07-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00 (Tentative)
    Result: 05-08-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

KMAT 2018 Eligibility & Application process


UGC guidelines are followed for entry requirements into professional courses of MBA/PGDM/MCA in Karnataka.


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KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

MBA/PGDM Exam Pattern
KMAT 2018 exam pattern will consist of objective multiple choice questions (MCQs). KMAT 2018 will be 120 minutes exam and will be divided in 3 sections with total number of 120 MCQs carrying a total maximum 480 marks.

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KMAT 2018 Syllabus

KMAT 2018 is proposed to be conducted with moderate difficulty level without creating confusion in paper-pencil mode. The exam will have MCQs only. Section wise KMAT 2018 syllabus is as follows-


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KMAT Exam Analysis

Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension section as reflected in KMAT 2017 exam reveals that KMAT 2018 will have a moderate question pattern with low difficulty level. It implies a higher score and since there is no percentile score calculation is proposed in KMAT 2018 result declaration, the score awarded to the test takers will suffice to enable them to apply in any of the 170 B-schools located in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka without any regional preference. 

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KMAT Exam Preparation

There are many resources and services on which students may draw as they prepare for standardized tests, including:


Mock exams: Mock exams are practice exams that help students prepare for the real exam. They are intended to give students a clear indication of the structure and content of the actual exam, as well as a snapshot of their current performance


Mind Maps: Mind maps allow students to visually organize relevant concepts and information, showing relationships among pieces of the whole.


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KMAT Previous Year Paper

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2018 is to be held on July 29, 2018. It has a moderate question pattern with low level of difficulty. Since there is no percentile score calculation in KMAT, the score awarded to the test takers is good enough to take admission in one of the 170 B-schools located in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka.


A few questions alongwith their answers are shared below from the previous KMAT test papers:


General Awareness Questions

Question No. 1

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