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Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

There are 2 different patterns for this exam, one is for an MBA paper where the MBA paper consists of 3 sections namely mathematical skills, language comprehension and basic aptitude. The total number of question is 120 and each section consists of 40 questions. The other one is for MBA and MCA combined paper where the paper consists of 4 sections, namely basic aptitude, language skills, mathematical skills and logical reasoning. The total number of questions in this paper is 160 and it is divided into 40 questions. The time limit for KMAT exam is 3 hrs.


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Language Comprehension




Mathematical Skills




Basic Aptitude








Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 3
No. Of Unit 4
No. Of Chapter 82
  1. Analogy test
  2. Classification test
  3. Number and Series Test
  4. Statements Assumption
  5. Statements Conclusion
  6. Statements Arguments
  7. Statements Action
  8. Binary Logic
  9. Blood Relation
  10. Calender
  11. Clock
  12. Cubes
  13. Logical Matching
  14. Number and letter series
  15. Sitting Arrangement
  16. Syllogism
  17. Course of Action
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  1. Basic knowledge of vocabularies
  2. Grammar
  3. Nouns
  4. Pronouns
  5. Adjective
  6. Adverbs
  7. Prepositions
  8. Conjunctions
  9. Articles
  10. Verbs
  11. Modals
  12. Determiners
  13. Vocabulary
  14. One word Substitution
  15. Common errors in sentence construction
  16. Common errors in choice of vocabulary
  17. Narration
  18. Sentence Improvement
  19. Change the voice
  20. Sentence-Jumble
  1. Algebra and Functions
  2. Geometry 
  3. Co-ordinate Geometry
  4. Arithmetic sequence
  5. Mixtures
  6. Tables Chart
  7. Multiple Graph
  8. Profit, Loss and Discount
  9. Statistics 
  10. Directions 
  11. Interest 
  12. Percentage 
  13. Trigonometry 
  14. Averages
  15. Age
  16. Speed and Distance
  17. Time, Speed and Distance
  18. Race and Game
  19. Area Surface and Volume
  20. Partnership
  21. Stock and Share
  22. Alligation and Mixture
  23. Ratio and proportion
  24. Bankers Discount
  25. Problem on trains
  26. Series Missing Numbers
  27. Pipes and Cisterns
  28. Data Sufficiency
  29. Charts
  30. Fraction
  31. Simplification

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Revision of Class XI and XII concepts
Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.  
Time management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Duration : 120 Minutes