KMAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Karnataka Private Post Graduate College Associations also known as KPPGCA will lay down the KMAT 2020 exam pattern. The exam will be conducted in offline mode tentatively in the fourth week of July 2020. As per KMAT exam pattern 2020 the test will consist of multiple choice questions, wherein each question will consist of four options and the student will have to opt for the one correct option. Candidates appearing for KMAT must know the exam pattern to have better insights into exam syllabus, marking scheme, and question paper pattern. With the help of KMAT exam pattern students can know how to formulate the strategy to prepare for exam. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about marking scheme, syllabus, number of questions in each section, name of the sections and so forth.

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KMAT Exam Pattern 2020

KMAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Highlights



Name of exam

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test

Conducting body

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)


State level

Mode of examination


Exam duration

Two hours

Nature of questions


Negative marking


Total number of sections


Total number of questions


Sectional time limit


KMAT Exam Pattern 2020

KMAT 2020 will be conducted in a paper pencil mode, wherein candidates will be given OMR sheet to mark their responses. As per the previous year, exam pattern of KMAT 2020 is provided below:

KMAT Exam Pattern

S. No


Number of Questions


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension



Quantitative Ability



Logical Reasoning




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KMAT 2020 Marking Scheme

As per the marking scheme of KMAT 2020,

  • For every correct answer candidate will be rewarded 4 marks.

  • For every incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted.

KMAT Syllabus 2020

Like other coveted entrance exams like CAT, CMAT, and XAT, the syllabus of KMAT 2020 covers similar topics. The questions in the KMAT 2020 will assess aspirant’s skill in aptitude, basic mathematics, and language comprehension. Refer the table to know topics covered under each section:

KMAT 2020 Syllabus



Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Sentence Completion

  • Synonyms

  • Antonyms

  • Comprehension

Logical and Abstract Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy

Quantitative Ability

  • Numerical calculation

  • Arithmetic problems

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Trigonometry

  • Quantitative Reasoning

  • Interpretation of tables

  • Common graphs

  • Charts

KMAT Exam Centres 2020

KMAT 2020 is conducted for admission to MBA program of institutes accepting KMAT score in Bangalore and Karnataka. The exam centres of KMAT 2020 will be spread across various cities like:

  • Mysore

  • Mangalore

  • Bangalore

  • Belgaum

  • Bellary

  • Bagalkot

  • Bijapur

  • Davangere

  • Hubli

  • Shimoga

  • Gulbarga

  • Tumkur

  • Udupi

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What is the difficulty level of KMAT 2020?


The difficulty level of KMAT remains moderate as compared to other national level entrance examinations. 

Question: Can I switch between sections when appearing for KMAT 2020?


Yes students can switch between sections as per their preference as there is no sectional time limit.

Question: What can I carry on the day of examination?


On the day of examination candidates must carry only the following items:

  • KMAT admit card 2020

  • Valid ID proof

  • Black/ blue ballpoint pen

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I am from Assam. can i appear for kmat 2020 to study in any college under Banglore University. since it is a state level exam.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 9th Mar, 2020


kmat exam is conducts by Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, for admission in various management related course, the eligibility criteria is candidates must hold a bachelors degree with 50% marks and need to be a native of kerala state . since you are from assam ,  thats the reason, you are not eligible to apply.

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when will kmat be conducted in 2020 as i want to join mba in 2020?

Parvathi Ramachandran 28th Dec, 2019

Greetings !

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)  will release the application form of KMAT 2020 in the online mode. The application process will tentatively commence on August 10 and it ended on September 30, 2020. Candidates will have to make online payment of Rs. 826 to apply successfully for the exam. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.

Wish You Good Luck !

Thank you!!


I got 172 marks in kmat.. Which colleges will be there for this score

sarthak goel 2nd Dec, 2019

Hello Alfiya S,

You may refer to the cut-off of Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), for this query. The cut-offs are different for different category of students, I am providing you a rough idea:

  • Acharya Bengaluru B-School
  • Ballari Institute of Technology and Management
  • Bangalore School of Management Studies
  • Atria Institute of Technology
  • Acharya Institute Of Technology
  • AIMS Institutes
  • B.M.S.College of Engineering
  • Annapoorna Institute of Management research

Please follow the below link for more details:

Hope this helps



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

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