Best Books for KMAT Exam 2023

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Karnataka Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as the KMAT exam, is an exam conducted by Karnataka Post Graduate Private Colleges Association (KPPGCA) once a year. The exam is conducted to select eligible and qualified candidates for admission to various MBA programmes into more than 169 AICTE-approved university-affiliated top business schools in the state of Karnataka. 

KMAT is expected to be held in more than 10 cities all over the country and candidates from all over are eligible to apply. Registration for KMAT is expected to begin in May 2023. 

Name of the Exam Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)
Examination Conducting Body Karnataka Post Graduate Private Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
Level of Exam National-level entrance exam
Mode of Application Online
Duration of the Examination 120 minutes (2 hours)
Type of Question Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Total Number of Questions 120
Language of the Examination English
Official Website

Candidates who wish to ace the KMAT exam with flying colours should ensure that they have the best resources and study material available to them. Here are some of our recommended books for each section of the exam as per the subjects:

Also Read: Must-Read MBA Books for Professionals

Language Comprehension

Language comprehension is also commonly known as verbal ability and reading comprehension. The English comprehension section of the entrance examination tests the candidates on the basics of general English and comprehension skills like grammar, vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, etc.

Books Authors/Publishers
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Nishit K. Sinha
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Gautam Puri
Arihant Verbal Reasoning Indu Sijwali and B. S. Sijwali

Mathematical Skills

This section is also known as quantitative ability. This section of the entrance exam will test the understanding of quantitative reasoning and analytical skills along with the numerical skills of the appearing candidates. The examinee must be well aware of arithmetical operations including algebra, geometry, trigonometry and other sects of mathematics. 

Books Authors/Publishers
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Nishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha
Arihant Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
Objective Arithmetic: Numerical Ability Tests for Competitive Examinations R. S. Aggarwal

Basic Aptitude

This section is also known as logical and abstract reasoning and it tests the examinee’s ability to understand and reason concepts quickly and accurately. This section usually consists of questions in sets and individual ones as well based on verbal reasoning, analogy, etc.

Books Authors/Publishers
S. Chand A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S. Aggarwal
Arihant Verbal Reasoning Indu Sijwali and B. S. Sijwali
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R. S. Aggarwal
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT Nishit  K. Sinha
Shortcuts in Reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal, Analytical & Critical) for Competitive Exams  Disha Experts


Is the KMAT examination paper subjective or objective?

The questions in the KMAT examination will be objective type having multiple choice questions (MCQs).

How many sections are there in the KMAT examination?

The question paper is divided into three sections- language comprehension, mathematical skills and basic aptitude.

What is the total number of questions in the KMAT examination?

Combining the three sections of the examination, there will be a total of 120 questions and each section will consist of 40 questions in the KMAT examination.

Every year thousands of candidates appear for the KMAT exam to get admitted to AICTE-approved universities for MBA programmes. To help students prepare well for the entrance exam, we have provided a list of some of the best books in this blog to help them study accordingly and ace the exam with a strategic approach. We hope candidates find it helpful and help them prepare for the exam.

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