KMAT 2018

KMATKMAT 2018 – Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a state-level entrance examination for admission to post graduation in management such as MBA offered by B-schools of Karnataka. KMAT is conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). The 170 MBA colleges across Bangalore and rest of Karnataka with moderate fee structure will accept KMAT 2018 score. It is a paper-pencil based test comprising of a majority of multiple choice questions. As per the KMAT 2018 exam schedule, date of KMAT exam is likely to be in the last week of July. The application form of KMAT 2018 will be released around the second week of May and will continue until the second week of July 2018. Followed by the online application process, candidates can download the KMAT Admit Card online. The result of KMAT 2018 will be declared in the first week of August. Candidates can check here all details about KMAT 2018 such as important dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, exam pattern, result, etc.

KMAT was first administered in 2003. The state-level test covers 10,000 seats. Candidates having a Bachelors degree with minimum 3 years duration/ Masters degree examination of any recognised education body in certain disciplines are eligible to apply for KMAT.


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KMAT 2018 Important Dates


KPPCGA will release the final schedule of KMAT important dates 2018 which will be updated on this page as soon as it is released. Until then, candidates can start their KMAT preparation accordingly with the tentative schedule of the important dates of KMAT 2018 given below:

KMAT 2018 Important Dates



Release of KMAT 2018 online Application

Second week of May 2018

Deadline for submission of KMAT Application

Second week of July 2018

Issue of KMAT Admit Card/Hall ticket 2018

Third week of July 2018

Date of KMAT exam

Last week of July 2018

KMAT Result 2018

First week of August 2018

KMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) prescribes the eligibility criteria of KMAT 2018.

  • Aspirants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a minimum 50 per cent marks and 45 per cent for SC/ST candidates.

  • Applicants who are in their final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply for KMAT 2018.

KMAT Application Form 2018

The application form of KMAT 2018 will release tentatively from the second week of May. Before filling the form, candidates must first check the eligibility criteria of KMAT. The application form can be filled through either online or offline mode. Candidates wanting to fill the offline application can download the application form, from the official website and fill it with the correct details. Once the application form of KMAT 2018 has been filled, an application fee of Rs. 800 has to be paid by the candidate online or offline. Upon successful submission of the KMAT 2018 application form, a unique ID will be generated and sent on the registered email ID. The last date to submit KMAT application form 2018 is tentatively the second week of July.


KMAT Exam Pattern 2018

The exam pattern of KMAT 2018 comprises multiple choice questions (MCQs) further divided into four sections: Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. The duration of KMAT 2018 is 120 minutes or 2 hours.


KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Type of Question

Objective Type

No. of Question

120 Questions

Marking Scheme

4 Marks Per Correct Answer

Negative Marking

1 Mark Deduction

KMAT Exam Pattern – Section-wise and Marks Distribution



Duration (minutes)

Marking Scheme

Language Comprehension



  • +4 for each correct response

  • -1 for each incorrect response

Mathematical Skills



Basic Aptitude






KMAT Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of KMAT 2018 includes topics related to basic mathematics, aptitude and language comprehension skills. Students can refer to syllabus prescribed to competitive entrance exam like CAT, CMAT etc and also check the section-wise topis of KMAT below:

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, Comprehension of passages

  • Logical and Abstract Reasoning - Verbal Reasoning, Analogy

  • Quantitative Ability - Numerical calculations, Arithmetic problems (ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time & speed etc.), Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Quantitative reasoning, Interpretation of tables, Common graphs & charts

KMAT Admit Card 2018


The admit card of KMAT 2018 will be issued in online mode in the third week of July. KMAT  2018 admit card is only available for candidates who registered for the entrance exam by filling the application form. After getting the admit card of KMAT 2018, candidates have to paste the passport size photo on it. Candidates have to carry a valid ID proof along with the admit card in the examination hall.


KMAT 2018 Test Centres


KMAT 2018 will be conducted across Karnataka in various cities like Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi. Test organizers reserve the right to withdraw any centre or add any new centre. The availability of the test centres can be changed by the conducting body.


KMAT Result 2018

The result of KMAT 2018 will be announced in the first week of August. The KMAT 2018 result will be available in the form of scorecard on the official website of KMAT and can be downloaded by entering the login credentials like the application number with date of birth.


KMAT Cutoff 2018

The cutoff of KMAT 2018 is the minimum marks a candidate must score in order to obtain admission into the reputed B-schools. Each institute is likely to have its very own cutoff for both MBA programme, which a candidate has to meet.


KMAT Selection Procedure 2018 The selection procedure of KMAT 2018 is for those test takers who have scored marks as per the cut off of the KMAT Exam. The selection procedure of KMAT 2018 will be conducted by KPPGCA tentatively in the month of July after each of the participating KMAT institutes announce their respective cut-offs and the list of shortlisted candidates.


KMAT Participating Institutes 2018

There are 170 participating institutes of KMAT which offer MBA and other post graduation courses in management. Some of the participating institutes of KMAT are listed below:


KMAT Participating Institutes

Address: The Secretary, Seshadripuram First Grade College,

C. A. Site No. 26, Yelahanka New Town,

Bangalore - 560 064.

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Akhil koshy 7 days ago

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I have completed my bcom at mg university.. . And i have passed. Kmat exam with rank of 215 and score of 121 ..

now , iam looking for a good college to do MBA...

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Ambika Sharma 7 days ago

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Hello Akhil Here is the list of best MBA Colleges that you should check out. 1)AIMS Institutes, Bangalore 2)Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore 3)Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bangalore 4)J...Read More

jasbinkmathew 30 days ago

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JasbinkmathewLast Seen: 4 weeks 1 day agoJoined on: 17-Feb-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I got 213 rank in kmat examination Can I get admission to mba

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aarushi tandon 30 days ago

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Aarushi TandonLast Seen: 18 hours 9 min agoJoined on: 17-Dec-2017Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Hello Jasbin! For a better understanding of the colleges in which you can apply you can use the college predictor tool and pathfinder tool of Careers360. All the best!


Athul KRishnan 1 month ago

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I have 189th rank in i qualified to get admission here?

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Siddhant Garg 1 month ago

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The rank is good but is this Kumar or CMAT?
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Pragyan Padhy 2 months ago

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I want my admission in this college. I am about to appear Mat Feb and also KMAT and PGCET. Will you help me Regarding admission

I want my admission in this college. I am about to appear Mat Feb and also KMAT and PGCET. But the admission procedure is completed. Will you help me regarding this.

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Rama Lakshmi 2 months ago

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Can you please mention the name of the college in which you are seeking admission.


Rahul T 2 months ago

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Rahul TLast Seen: 3 days 7 min agoJoined on: 25-Oct-2016Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: In Graduation

Kmat score 2018 is acceptable

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honey harit 2 months ago

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Honey HaritLast Seen: 1 day 23 hours agoJoined on: 15-Jan-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Rahul. KMAT is karnataka Management Aptitude test specially  Conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association for Post graduate programmes etc, However the score are...Read More

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