KMAT Exam Centres 2023: General Guidelines, Required Documents

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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
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

KMAT Exam Centres

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the KMAT exam was conducted by the conducting body in a home-based online auto-proctored mode. It is expected that in the year 2023, the KMAT exam will be conducted in a similar mode but aspiring candidates are advised to wait for the official notification. 

Prior to the pandemic, the KMAT exam was conducted in an offline mode with examination centres spread all over the state of Karnataka. Here are the cities and centres where examination centres for the KMAT exam were allocated before the pandemic:

City Test Centre
Bangalore Indian Academy School of Management Studies
Bijapur BLDE Association’s A.S Patil College of Commerce (Autonomous)
Mangalore A. J. Institute of Management
Belgaum Bharatesh Education Trust’s Global Business School
Bellary Allum Karibasappa Institute of Management
Davanagere Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology
Gulbarga Sharnbasveshwar College of Commerce
Hubli K. L. E. Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research
Mysore Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana PG Centre
Shimoga PES Institute of Technology and Management

Candidates should note that they can only select the examination centre once at the time of registration and it can not be changed later. Further, a candidate cannot choose more than one examination centre. 

Also Read: Karnataka Management Aptitude Test

KMAT Exam Centre General Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the KMAT exam are required to follow certain instructions before and after the examination. Non-compliance with such instructions may result in action being taken by the conducting body. Here are the guidelines that the candidates must keep in mind:

  1. Check and confirm the examination centre, date and time beforehand.
  2. Reach the examination centre one hour before the examination for security reasons and document verification.
  3. No electronic devices/gadgets, pieces of jewellery, watches or any other metal items will be allowed inside the examination centre. 
  4. Candidates are prohibited from carrying any eatables or drinks inside the exam centre.
  5. Candidates will be provided with 10 minutes extra for reading instructions in the booklet, entering the details, etc.

KMAT Exam Centre Required Documents

There are certain documents that a candidate has to carry to the examination centre on the day of the KMAT examination. Without these documents, the authority holds the right to detain the candidate from appearing in the examination. The list of documents is as follows:

  1. The candidate must carry a copy of the KMAT exam admit card on the day of the exam to the examination centre. 
  2. The candidates must carry a similar passport-size photograph that has been uploaded at the time of registration. 
  3. Carrying a valid ID proof with a candidate’s photograph is mandatory along with the admit card for the KMAT exam. 


What is the marking scheme of the KMAT exam?

In the KMAT exam for every correct response, 1 mark will be awarded. There is no negative marking applicable.

What is the duration of the KMAT exam?

The total duration of the KMAT examination is 120  minutes (2 hours).

How many questions will be there in the KMAT exam?

There will be a total of 120 questions divided into 3 sections 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 with the KMAT examination centres, we have provided detailed information in this blog to help them prepare 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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