KMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019
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KMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) prescribes the KMAT 2019 eligibility criteria. In order to appear for the exam, candidates must meet the KMAT eligibility criteria 2019. KMAT 2019 is a state-level entrance exam which was held in the paper-pen mode on October 20, 2019. According to the KMAT 2019 eligibility criteria, candidates must have a bachelor degree from a recognized university in Karnataka. There is no age bar to appear for the exam. Being able to understand the eligibility criteria is vital for each candidate before applying for KMAT. Aspirants who fail to meet the eligibility criteria set by KPPGCA will not be allowed to sit for the management entrance exam. Know more about KMAT eligibility criteria and other important information related to KMAT in the article below. Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a standardised state-level entrance examination for admission to post-graduation in management such as MBA programmes offered by 170 B-schools of Karnataka.
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KMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of KMAT 2019 is based on UGC guidelines:

  • Age limit: Minimum 21 years old. No cap on maximum age.

  • Qualifying Exam: It is compulsory for candidates to hold a bachelors degree ( minimum 3 years duration)/master degree in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent.

  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must have passed the above-mentioned qualifying examination with at least 50 per cent marks. SC/ST candidates have the benefit of 5 per cent relaxation. Minimum qualifying examination marks for SC/ST is 40 per cent.

  • Reservation: 15 per cent seats reserved for SC, 7.5 per cent for ST, 27 per cent for OBC and 3 per cent seats reserved for PD.

  • Without the possession of necessary documents supporting their claim of completion of Bachelor's Degree, candidates can be removed from the process thereafter.

  • Shortlisted candidates will then be called for the selection process on the basis of their performance in KMAT. The scorecards of the candidates will be sent to the colleges

  • The selected candidates who have qualified in KMAT need to report to their respective college to secure admissions.

What after KMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019?

Candidates who want to appear for the entrance exam have to fill the KMAT application form 2019 in online mode. Test takers of KMAT 2019 can fill the form in online mode only. They also have to make a payment of Rs. 1000 towards the KMAT application fee. The payment can be in the form of Demand draft in favour of ‘KMAT 2019’ or can also be paid online using debit/credit card. The following table brings to you the KMAT 2019 important dates related to the application window.

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KMAT 2019 Dates to Remember

KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) had released the important dates for KMAT 2019



KMAT 2019 Online Registration starts

August 10, 2019

KMAT 2019 Online registration ends

September 30, 2019

KMAT Admit Card 2019 release date

October 18, 2019 (Postponed)

KMAT 2019 Exam date

October 20, 2019 (Postponed)

KMAT 2019 Result date

November 6, 2019

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Question: Who is eligible to appear in KMAT 2019?


A graduate degree is required to appear in KMAT. Entry requirements into professional courses like MBA/PGDM/MCA in Karnataka are followed as per the UGC guidelines.

Question: How can I know if I am eligible to appear in KMAT or not?


Candidates can check the eligibility criteria of KMAT which is available on the official website. Also you can refer the given article as it is updated as correct as per the official website.

Question: Is there any reservation in KMAT exam?


Yes , 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% seats for ST candidates and 27% seats for OBC candidates. 

Question: What is the mode of KMAT 2019 Test?


KMAT 2019 is a paper-pencil based entrance test.

Question: What to do after checking eligibility criteria of KMAT?


After checking the criteria, eligible candidates can fill the application form of KMAT which is available on the official website of KMAT. The application fee of KMAT has been changed from Rs 800 to Rs. 1000

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when will kmat exam will be conduct

Komal Dayanand Gardi 13th Nov, 2019
Hello Sakshi,  KMAT exam will be conducted on 1 St December 2019.

I am a 12th grade student writing the board exam of 2019-20 .can i apply for kmat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

I understand that you want to appear in this exam but dear student this is exam for students who have completed for appearing in the graduation. This exam is not for 12th pass or 12th appearing students. This is for the students who have done their graduation or in the last semester of the graduation. To be eligible for KMAT 2019, candidates must have completed graduation with minimum aggregate of 50%  it's a state level entrance test to admission in post graduation.

I hope this was helpful to you

Best wishes and thank you


Im studying my final year degree when can I apply for KMAT exam ?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 13th Sep, 2019


KMAT is  conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate College Association for admission into MBA and MCA program.

Eligibility Criteria are as follows-

MBA Program-

Candidates must have passed graduation with a minimum of 3 years duration or qualified  Master's degree from a recognised institute with minimum aggregate of 50%, however there's relaxation given to SC/ST candidates for 5%. Candidates from any stream are eligible to apply.

MCA Program-

Candidate must have studied Maths at 10+2 level or during Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% to be eligible for this program.

You can apply for KMAT in any of these program, once you're graduated with the required aggragate, by next year.


i have completed my Bachelor of computer applications (BCA) in Bangalore University.nd i have got my kmat entrance exam result of MCA. net score 38, percentile 12. whats the next procedure should i need to wait for counseling or should I get admission in participating colleges of kmat. please guide

Mahaveer Reddy Student Expert 23rd Sep, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

Candidates who have scored marks equal to or greater than the cut off marks are eligible to participate in the counselling process.

Candidates who wish to participate in KMAT counselling must check the official schedule on the website.

Those selected for the counselling process will get a counselling letter.

Original as well as a photocopy of the letter must be brought by the candidate during the counselling.

Documents to carry during KMAT 2019 Counselling

Original mark sheets

Caste Certificate

Exam scorecard

Passport size photographs

Photo ID proof

If your mark is not in the cut off list, please consult college management for other ways of admission.

All the best


I have taken up kmat entrance exam nd results are out. Whats the next procedure to take admission for MCA . netsocre is 38 nd percentite 12

Dipesh Mann 4th Sep, 2019


The counselling of KMAT 2019 will be conducted after the announcement of the result. Please regularly check their official site for updates regarding the counselling dates. Only the candidates who have scored marks equal to or greater than the cut off marks are eligible to participate in the counselling process and those selected for the counselling process will get a counselling letter.

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