KMAT Exam Pattern 2017

KMAT Exam PatternKMAT Exam Pattern 2017: As per the exam pattern of KMAT 2017, the exam was conducted in paper-pencil mode. The KMAT 2017 exam pattern is laid down by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). According to the conducting body, the KMAT 2017 was held on 30 July 2017. Candidates who would successfully register themselves for the KMAT by July 21 and pay application fee were allowed to sit for the entrance exam. Here test takers will find complete information pertaining to KMAT exam pattern 2017. According to the exam pattern of KMAT 2017, the test comprised 120 multiple choice questions (MCQ’s). This means candidates had to pick the correct response from the various options mentioned in the exam.The MCQs were divided into three sections.

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The duration of KMAT 2017 was two hours. KMAT is a common entrance exam for MBA/ PGDM and MCA admissions across Bangalore and Karnataka. With the help of KMAT 2017 exam pattern, candidates will have a better understanding of the marking scheme, exam syllabus, question paper pattern and etc. Also, test takers will know what to expect from KMAT.


Candidates must first make sure they had filled the KMAT Application Form 2017 and correctly downloaded the KMAT admit card. Or else they would be barred from taking the entrance exam. 


Below test takers will find detailed information on KMAT exam pattern 2017.


KMAT 2017 Exam Pattern:

  • KMAT 2017 comprises three sections such as Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Logical and Abstract Reasoning and Quantitative Ability.

  • Each section had 40 questions each, which means a total of 120 MCQ questions.

  • The exam pattern of KMAT 2017 for MBA and MCA is same. For both the programme, there were 120 questions each.

For detailed information on KMAT exam pattern 2017, below we have shared a table with marks division for each section for better understanding.


KMAT Exam Pattern

S. No




Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension



Quantitative Ability



Logical Reasoning





KMAT Marking Scheme


The marking scheme of KMAT 2017 was very simple. Each correct answer received +4 marks, while every incorrect answer would face a penalty of -1 marks. After which the total marks would be displayed on the scorecard.


Once candidates go through the exam pattern of KMAT, they must make sure to carry their KMAT admit card before heading for the exam. If anyone found without the admit card were not be allowed to sit for the entrance exam.


KMAT Exam Centres 2017


The exam centre was spread across various cities including Mysore, Mangalore, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Gulbarga, Shimoga, Udupi, Tumkur, Bijapur, Devangere, Hubli, and Bellary. However, the test organisers reserve the right to alter the test centres.


KMAT is conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), for admissions to more than 150 + University-affiliated B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka. KMAT 2016 will be held in more than 10 cities all across the country.


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