KMAT GD PI Process 2023: Important Documents

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Karnataka Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as the KMAT exam, is an exam conducted by the 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. KMAT registration for the upcoming exam is expected to begin soon. 

Based on the KMAT exam score, more than 135 AICTE-approved top business schools in the state of Karnataka release cut-offs and further call students for group discussion and a personal interview. We shall be discussing the selection process in this blog.

Name of the ExamKarnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)
Examination Conducting BodyKarnataka Post Graduate Private Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
Level of ExamNational-level entrance exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Duration of the Examination120 minutes (2 hours)
Type of QuestionMultiple choice questions (MCQs)
Total Number of Questions120
Language of the ExaminationEnglish

KMAT GD and PI Process

Once the KMAT exam is conducted and the final result is declared by the examination conducting body, the participating business schools release their cut-offs individually. Only those candidates who meet the specific cut-off of the respective institutions will be further called for group discussion and personal interviews. 

The schedule for the group discussion and personal interview rounds will be released subsequent to the release of cutoffs by participating institutes. The counselling session is conducted in multiple rounds for smooth conduct and according to the vacancy of seats. 

Institutes that accept KMAT exam scores for admission into MBA programmes publish their own merit lists of the applicants who meet the KMAT cutoff requirements. Candidates must choose participating institutes according to their preference when filling out the application form for admission through KMAT. Since every institute has a different cutoff, the selection criteria for various KMAT participating institutes may differ.

Group Discussion and Personal Interview

KMAT exam-qualified candidates who meet the cut-offs of the respective institutions are first called for the group discussion round where candidates are given a specific topic to have a healthy discussion and put forth their views and opinions. The candidates are judged and scored based on their individual performance. This round tests the candidates’ knowledge related to various fields, verbal communication skills, and presence of mind. 

Furthermore, qualified candidates are called for a personal interview wherein the candidates have a one-to-one interaction with the panel members of the institution. The panel members of the interview ask questions and interact with the candidates on a personal and deeper level to check their depth of knowledge. 

Only those candidates who pass all three rounds are called for document verification and final admission wherein the candidates have to make a fee payment of a specified amount to confirm their admission. 

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KMAT GD and PI Important Documents

Certain documents are required to be carried by the candidate on the day of the group discussion and personal interview mandatorily. To avoid any unnecessary discrepancy on the allotted day of group discussion and personal interview, KMAT exam-qualified candidates are advised to go through the list of documents mentioned below to cross-check and carry them accordingly.

  1. Class 10th mark sheet
  2. Class 12th mark sheet and pass certificate
  3. Graduation mark sheet
  4. Character certificate
  5. Migration certificate
  6. Two passport-size photographs
  7. Valid KMAT exam scorecard
  8. KMAT exam admit card
  9. Caste certificate (if applicable)
  10. PwD certificate (if applicable)

Note: The candidates must carry the original documents along with two photocopies of the same. 


How many colleges/universities accept the score of the KMAT exam?

A total of more than 135 top business schools accept the KMAT exam score for admission to the various MBA programmes.

Do all the participating colleges in the KMAT exam have the same cut-off?

No, all the participating colleges do not have the same cut-off in the KMAT exam. All the colleges release their respective cut-offs for the next rounds of the admission procedure.

What is the mode of group discussion and personal interviews after the KMAT exam?

The group discussion and personal interview will be conducted in the offline mode (in-person) once the candidate qualifies for the KMAT exam.

Every year thousands of candidates appear for the KMAT exam to get admitted to various AICTE-approved colleges/universities for MBA programmes. In order to help the candidates prepare better, we have provided information on the group discussion and personal interview process to help candidates prepare for these rounds. We hope candidates find this information helpful and it helps them get admission to their desired college.

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