KMAT Exam Pattern 2019
Aditi Garg, 16 Jan 2019, #KMAT
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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 will be held in the first week of August for candidates seeking admission to MBA programmes in the B-schools of Bangalore and Karnataka. The test will comprise 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 will 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.

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Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria, have to register themselves for the KMAT by submitting the application form before July 2019. They also need to pay the examination fee. The admit card of KMAT 2019 will be available for download from the first week of August onwards.

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KMAT Exam Pattern 2019 

KMAT 2019 is expected to be 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.

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 CATCMAT 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 will be 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.

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Hi Srideep! KMAT and PGCET are separate exams, hence you can appear for both of them in the same year. Which exam do you refer to by AICTE?

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