KMAT 2017 - Karnataka Common Management Admission Test
Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2017 is convened by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) for admission to MBA/PGDM and MCA programmes in more than 150 AICTE approved institutes located in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. All these institutes with moderate fee structure will offer admission to their flagship programmes on the basis of KMAT 2017 scores. KMAT 2017 is no more a regional MBA/PGDM entrance test. KPPGCA has now 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 2017 in 170 plus Bangalore and rest of Karnataka state institutes. 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 2017 is proposed to have a time duration of 2 hours. It is 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. Registration for KMAT 2017 is expected to open in the first week of April 2017 and would close in the second week of May 2017.
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KMAT 2017 Eligibility
KMAT 2017 aspirants must have recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline with 50% marks. Those in their final graduation exam may also apply.
KMAT 2017 Syllabus
KMAT 2017 is proposed to be conducted with moderate level of difficulty without creating confusion in paper-pencil mode. The exam will have MCQs only. Section wise syllabus for KMAT 2017 is as follows-

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
English language ability would be tested through questions on Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. There would be questions on understanding of the contents of the passages and choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills. This shall include the passages with questions based on their contents to test comprehension.

Logical and Abstract Reasoning
This shall include questions to measure how quickly and accurately you can think. The section may have questions in sets as well individual ones based on Verbal Reasoning, analogy among others.

Quantitative Ability
The questions in this section will be of matriculation standard. This shall include questions to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations, understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time & speed etc. Apart from Arithmetic, the questions may also be based on Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and parts of mathematics. This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs & charts.

General Awareness
KMAT 2017 proposes to test the General Awareness of the candidates as is expected from an educated person living in the society. No specific syllabus can be defined for General Awareness. However, it may contain questions on current and conventional General Knowledge on various issues past and present.

Type & duration of exam - KMAT 2017 will be conducted in Paper pencil mode to offer equal opportunity to all the candidates coming from Urban or rural background.
- The language of KMAT will be English only.
- The test will be of 120 minutes (2 hours) duration.
- The test will consist of only 120 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
- There will be 4 answer options for each question.
- The questions will carry ¼ negative marking for any wrong answer.
- Marking scheme will award 4 marks for every correct answer.
- To bring total transparency, merit will be based on Net Raw scores and not on percentile based scores.
KMAT 2017-Exam Pattern
KMAT 2017 will be a 120 minute exam and will be divided in 4 sections with total number of 120 MCQs carrying maximum 480 marks.
Test: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Questions: 40
Total Marks: 160
Test: Quantitative Ability
Questions: 40
Total Marks: 160
Test: Logical Reasoning
Questions: 20
Total Marks: 80
Test: General Awareness
Questions: 20
Total Marks: 80
Questions: 120
Total Marks: 480
KMAT 2017-Exam Schedule
Proposed date of release of KMAT 2017 Notification: 1st week of April 2017
Registration for KMAT 2017 to begin: 1st week of April 2017
Registration for KMAT 2017 to close: 2nd week of May 2017
Admit card for KMAT 2017 to be issued from: 3rd week of May 2017
Proposed Date of KMAT 2017 exam: Last week of May, 2017
Result of KMAT 2017 to be declared on: 2nd week of June, 2017