KMAT Exam Analysis

Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension section as reflected in KMAT 2016 exam reveals that KMAT 2017 will have a moderate question pattern with low level of difficulty. It implies a higher score and since there is no percentile score calculation is proposed in KMAT 2017 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. 

Last year Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) released full length Mock Test for KMAT 2016 on May 2, 2016 to help test-takers to know the KMAT test pattern and practice the question type to avoid any confusion on the test day. 


KMAT: How it looked
KMAT 2017 exam pattern would consist of objective multiple choice questions (MCQs). There were 4 sections in KMAT last year. This year there will be 3 sections. Total number of questions and total marks in KMAT are as follows-


Test Questions Total Marks
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 40 160
Quantitative Ability 40 160
Logical Reasoning 40 160
Total 120 480


Last year KMAT exam was held on May 29, 2016 in 10 test cities across the country in paper pencil mode from 3PM to 5PM. The best part of the test was that the test timings did not clash with any other important exam.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2017, like last year KMAT, will be the gateway to MBA/PGDM/MCA programmes in more than 150 institutes located in Bangalore and Karnataka. In 2016, it was the first time that KMAT was conducted as National test offering equal admission opportunity to all the candidates across India. 


40 MCQs in Verbal Ability section
KMAT exam last year had 4 sections comprising 120 MCQs to be solved in 2 hours. One of the 4 sections consisted of 40 MCQs on Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. 


Questions in KMAT exam remained as per the syllabus announced by KPPGCA. KMAT 2017 would also have the questions based on Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. There were questions on understanding of the contents of the passages and choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills. This included the passages with questions based on their contents to test comprehension. 



Moderate difficulty MCQs in Verbal Ability
The Verbal Ability section which usually frightens many candidates did not pose high difficulty before the test takers in the first national level KMAT last year. You may anticipate following type of questions in KMAT 2017. If you prepare well and practice a little, you can score high in this section of KMAT 2017.



Directions for Questions: Read the sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part as your answer. Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.


Q.1. I am contacting you (A) / sometime in next week (B) / to explain to you (C) / my problem in detail (D). 
A (A)
B (B)
C (C)
D (D) 


Q.2. His speech was (A)/ judged by many (B) / as one of the most important speech (C) / given in the function (D)
A (A)
B (B)
C (C)
D (D) 


Directions Find the nearest correct meaning or synonym of the words given below


(A) Cleaver
(B) Euphemistic
(C) Ardent
(D) Devoted 


(A) Face
(B) Worship
(C) Flatter
(D) Challenge


Directions for Questions 5– 8: Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) & (F) in proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the question below them.


A. First war of independence took place in 1857 
B. East India Company came to India in 1600 with business motive
C. hence,Quit India Movement of 1942 was mobilised to push back the Britishers 
D. It spread its wings all our the country despite declaring its business intentions
E. Giving a serious thought on global situation our leaders found it the right moment to start Nation-wide movement
F. Second world war, that began in 1939 started to show its impact globally 


Q.5 Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D


Q.6 Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
A) B
B) C
C) D
D) F


Q.7 Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) E


Q.8 Which of the following will be the LAST sentence after rearrangement? 
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D


Answer Keys

Q.No. 1 Q.No. 2 Q.No. 3 Q.No. 4 Q.No. 5 Q.No. 6 Q.No. 7 Q.No. 8


Quantitative Ability
Out of the 40 questions in this section in KMAT, around 18 questions were based on Arithmetic like Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Averages Percentage, Profit, Loss, Partnership. The questions were a little time consuming although were moderately difficult. Other questions consisted of Venn diagrams, Equations, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Geometry & Mensuration, Permutation and Combinations, Probability.


The questions were moderate and those who practiced more could attempt more questions in this section. Higher percentile would be waiting for those candidates who did this section well.


This section in KMAT exam had 20 MCQs. More number of questions on Analytical and logical reasoning and fewer questions were there on Critical reasoning. Questions were based on calendar, distribution, assertions reasons, blood relations, analogies, direction, series, statements. The questions were formed in sets as well as individual questions. The section was a little lengthy with moderate level of difficulty.


General Awareness
Last year this section was there but in KMAT 2017 GK Section has been removed. In 2016 the suggested time limit to answer the 20 questions in this section was 10 minutes but we advised 7 minutes to attempt this section. There is no point to go on re-thinking or recalling what you do not know or are confused on it. One question therefore, could be attempted in less than 30 seconds.


The questions were based on conventional GK, business and economics, current affairs, although this section would not count for calculation of percentile. Candidates could answer this section well within the time limit but many of them continued struggling in this section instead of moving forward without wasting the time as there was nothing to solve.