Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT): Latest Updates, Important Dates, Syllabus

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The Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a state-level entrance test for admission into management courses such as MBA, MCA and PGDMA in Karnataka’s universities. The entrance test is conducted every year by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). KMAT Karnataka 2023 is expected to take place in the last week of July 2023. Students who qualify for the KMAT Karnataka 2023 can get admission to more than 189 All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved schools in Karnataka.

In this blog, we will give you all the relevant information regarding KMAT Karnataka 2023.

Types of Exam UG & PG
Level of Exam State Level
Organizing Boody Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Date To be announced
Exam Duration 2 hours
Official Website www.kmatindia.com

The application form for KMAT 2023 will be released online on their official website. It is expected to be available from the 4th week of May 2023. Candidates who wish to appear for the test are advised to keep visiting the official website for exam-related updates. 

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Important Dates

The official dates have not been released by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, however, a tentative dates list has been created for the students below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form  4th week of July 2023
Last date of application submission 2nd Week of July 2023
Admit Card  3rd week of July 2023
KMAT 2023 Exam 4th week of July 
Result Declaration August 2023

Eligibility Criteria of KMAT 2023

The candidates who wish to appear for the entrance test need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

MBA/PGDM Courses

  • The candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a reputed university. 
  • The candidates should have secured at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in their undergraduate course. 

MCA Courses

  • The candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in the required stream from a reputed university. 
  • The candidates should have secured at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in their undergraduate course. 
  • To appear for the MCA exam, the candidate should have mathematics in their mandatory subjects. 

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KMAT Karnataka 2023 Exam Pattern

The examination pattern for the KMAT is determined by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA).  The candidates are supposed to appear online as it is a computer-based test. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. 

Question Type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Marking Scheme 1 Mark for 1 correct answer
Negative Marking No Negative Marking
Number of Questions 120 Questions

Also Read: KMAT Exam Pattern 2023

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for the KMAT is set by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). The subjects covered are English, Mathematics, and Logical Reasoning. Follow the detailed syllabus mentioned below:

  • Quantitative Ability: The topics will be asked from Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, and other parts of mathematics.
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: The topics will include sentence completion, synonyms, comprehension of passages, etc.
  • Logical & Abstract Reasoning: In this section, the questions will be based on verbal reasoning, analogy etc.

Also Read: KMAT Syllabus 2023

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Application Process

The candidates have to visit the official website of KMAT and register for the exam online. There is a five-stage registration process that the students can follow:

  • Registration- the candidates are given an application number and will have to create a password. 
  • Filling out the application- the candidates need to give their basic details and will have to choose any 4 city codes as their choice of centres in their order of preference. 
  • Fee payment- this part of the application can be done by any two methods i.e.; online payment or e-challan.
  • After completing the tasks mentioned above the candidate needs to upload their photograph and signature.
  • At last, the candidate can save all the details and print the page for future reference. 

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Application Fee

The fee structure for the KMAT 2023 is given below:

Category Fee
General INR 1000/-
Reserved (SC/ST/OBC) INR 750/-

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Admit Card

According to the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), the official date has not been specified but the admit card is expected to be released in the 3rd week of July 2023 in online mode. The candidates are advised to download the admit card from the official website by inserting their login details. Candidates appearing for the test are supposed to carry their admit cards at the time of the examination. No student can sit for the examination without their admit cards. 

The admit card includes details like the candidate’s name and address, exam centre, exam day, date, paper code and the exam centre’s code.

Also Read: KMAT Admit Card 2023

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Results

The KMAT 2023 exam results will be announced tentatively in the month of August 2023 from the official website. Students who appeared for the KMAT exam can download their exam results by using their login credentials. Below mentioned are the steps to download the results of the KMAT exam:

  • Visit the official website of KMAT India.
  • Then the homepage will appear on the screen.
  • On the homepage click on the KMAT 2023 Results
  • Enter login credentials such as Application Number and Date of Birth.
  • Then click on the login button.
  • The results will be displayed on the screen.
  • Click on the download button and take the printout of the results for future reference.

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Counselling

The counselling session for KMAT 2023 will begin after the exam result is declared. The result is expected to be released within the first week of August 2023 on the official website of KMAT i.e; www.kmatindia.com. The result will include details like the score in the exam, rank, qualifying status, name and stamp of the conducting authority. 

Below is a list of documents which the candidates are required to bring at the time of their counselling session:

  • 10th Class certificate and mark sheet
  • 12th Class certificate and mark sheet
  • Caste certificate
  • Certificate of Bachelor’s degree
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Character Certificate 
  • Provisional admission letter
  • Scorecard
  • Admit Card
  • 5 Passport size photographs


What are the colleges that come under KMAT?

The top colleges that come under KMAT are MCC Bangalore, Alliance University, Bangalore, JNC Bangalore, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, St. George College of Management Science and Nursing, and Bangalore to name a few.

Who can appear for KMAT?

Students who have a bachelor’s degree from any recognised university in any stream and have secured at least 50% of marks ( 45% for SC/ST candidates) can appear for the exam. 

What is the application fee for KMAT?

The application fee for KMAT is INR 1000 for the general category and INR 750 for SC/ST/OBC category. Students applying for the test can fill out their application forms online. 

How many times is the exam conducted?

The KMAT is conducted only once a year. It is a state-level exam for admissions to management courses in Karnataka’s universities.

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