KMAT 2016 application starts from April 5; exam on May 29
Sreetama Datta, 04 Apr 2016, #KMAT
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The Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) has announced the KMAT 2016 exam for the MBA/PGDM admission to more than 150 private B-schools in Karnataka. The application procedure for the Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) will start from Tuesday, April 6, 2016 and the exam is scheduled on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

There are more than 10,000 seats offered by over 150 participating institutes of KMAT 2016. The notification of KMAT 2016 brings to you the details of the eligibility criteria, application procedure, exam pattern and important dates.

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Eligibility: The aspirants of KMAT 2016 should have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any stream from a recognized institute with minimum 50% marks in aggregate for the General category candidates and 45% for the SC/ST candidates. Final year graduation students can also apply.

Application Procedure: The application procedure is a completely online procedure starting from April 5. After visiting the official website, aspirants have to click on the tab ‘Apply Now’ and follow the instructions. The application fee can be paid either through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking modes.


Exam Pattern: KMAT 2016 is a paper pencil based test of 2 hours duration, scheduled from 10 AM to 12 noon. The exam is divided into 4 sections, Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. The total number of multiple choice objective type questions is 120. Each question carries 4 marks and there is no negative marking scheme. Test takers can move to and fro from among the sections. The following table brings to you the paper structure.

Sl No



Total marks


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension




Quantitative Ability




Logical Reasoning




General Awareness







Important Dates: The key dates of the KMAT 2016 are given in the below table.


Important Dates

KMAT 2016 application procedure start date

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Last date of application

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Admit Card

Friday, May 20, 2016

KMAT 2016 Exam

Sunday, May 29, 2016


Friday, June 10, 2016

Selection Procedure: After the declaration of the result, the candidates will be shortlisted by the participating institutes on the basis of their cutoffs. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the GD-PI rounds.

Stay tuned to for more news and updates on KMAT 2016.


First published on April 4, 2016.

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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


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

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