KMAT Exam Pattern 2019
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KMAT Exam Pattern 2019 - Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, better known as KPPGCA has laid down the KMAT 2019 exam pattern. As per the exam pattern of KMAT, the entrance exam is conducted in offline, or paper-based mode. KMAT phase 2 was held on October 20, 2019 for candidates seeking admission to MBA programmes in the B-schools of Bangalore and Karnataka. The test comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions (MCQ’s) divided into three sections of different topics. With the help of KMAT exam pattern, candidates will have better insights into the marking scheme, exam syllabus, question paper pattern, etc. Additionally, test takers would know what to expect from KMAT and be able to prepare in a much professional and structured way. Get the complete information pertaining to KMAT exam pattern 2019 including marking scheme, exam centres and more in this article. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria, had to register themselves for the KMAT by submitting the application form before September 30, 2019. They also need to pay the examination fee. The phase 2 admit card of KMAT 2019 was released on October 10, 2019
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KMAT Exam Pattern 2019

KMAT 2019 was conducted with a moderate level of difficulty without creating confusion in paper-pencil mode. A specially designed OMR sheet will be given to candidates at the time of KMAT 2019 test to mark the responses. The official exam pattern for KMAT exam has been released by the officials.

KMAT Exam Pattern

S. No




Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension



Quantitative Ability



Logical Reasoning




The table above explains that each of the three sections will have 40 questions each, which means KMAT 2019 will have a total of 120 MCQ questions.

KMAT Marking Scheme - The marking scheme of KMAT 2019 is very simple to understand. Each correct answer is awarded +4 marks, while every incorrect answer would face a penalty of -1 marks. After the total evaluation, the final marks would be displayed on the scorecard. There is no restriction to or switch between the sections during the KMAT Exam.

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Once candidates go through the KMAT exam pattern, they must make sure to carry their KMAT admit card. Candidates who are not in the possession of their KMAT 2019 admit card, will be prohibited from sitting in the entrance exam.

KMAT Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of KMAT covers topics related to skills in basic mathematics, aptitude and language comprehension. Aspirants can refer to syllabus prescribed for competitive entrance exams like CAT, CMAT etc. and follow the same for KMAT. Below is the section-wise topics of KMAT for the benefit of aspirants of KMAT:

  • 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 Exam Centres 2019

The exam centres of KMAT was spread across various cities like Mysore, Mangalore, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Gulbarga, Shimoga, Udupi, Tumkur, Bijapur, Devangere, Hubli, and Bellary.

KMAT is conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), for admissions to 170 University-affiliated B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka. A total of 10,000 seats are offered in Karnataka’s B-schools through KMAT Exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KMAT Exam Pattern 2019

Question: What is paper mode of KMAT 2019?


KMAT 2019 is held in pencil-paper based mode.

Question: How many questions are there in KMAT examination?


KMAT 2019 will consist of 120 question which are divided equally into 4 section which are: 

Quantitative Ability

Verbal Ability

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

Question: What is the marking scheme of KMAT


For every correct answers candidate has attempted, will be awarded 4 marks. However if there is any wrong answer there is a deduction of one mark (-1) for every wrong answer. 

Question: What is the syllabus for KMAT?


The syllabus of KMAT will be consisting of topics from mathematics, reasoning and grammer section. Candidate who preparing for KMAT can also refer syllabus from CAT or XAT for their preparation. For more details regarding syllabus kindly refer the article above and our "KMAT syllabus 2019" article.

Question: What is the difficulty level of KMAT?


The difficulty level of KMAT is of moderate level and can be said easy if compared with CAT or XAT. Candidates who is preparing for CAT or XAT can be said to achieve a good score in KMAT exam.

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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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