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.
MBA 

Sl No 
Test 
Questions 
Duration 

1. 
Language Comprehension 
40 
40 
2. 
Mathematical Skills 
40 
40 
3. 
Basic Aptitude 
40 
40 

Total 
120 
120 
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  3 

No. Of Unit  4 
No. Of Chapter  82 
 Analogy test
 Classification test
 Number and Series Test
 Statements Assumption
 Statements Conclusion
 Statements Arguments
 Statements Action
 Binary Logic
 Blood Relation
 Calender
 Clock
 Cubes
 Logical Matching
 Number and letter series
 Sitting Arrangement
 Syllogism
 Course of Action
 Number series
 Letter Series
 Series Missing Numbers
 Odd one out
 Blood Relation
 Calender
 Clock
 Matrix
 Cubes
 Coding Decoding
 Direction and Distance test
 Ranking Tests
 Sitting Arrangement
 Linear Arrangements
 Basic knowledge of vocabularies
 Grammar
 Nouns
 Pronouns
 Adjective
 Adverbs
 Prepositions
 Conjunctions
 Articles
 Verbs
 Modals
 Determiners
 Vocabulary
 One word Substitution
 Common errors in sentence construction
 Common errors in choice of vocabulary
 Narration
 Sentence Improvement
 Change the voice
 SentenceJumble
 Algebra and Functions
 Geometry
 Coordinate Geometry
 Arithmetic sequence
 Mixtures
 Tables Chart
 Multiple Graph
 Profit, Loss and Discount
 Statistics
 Directions
 Interest
 Percentage
 Trigonometry
 Averages
 Age
 Speed and Distance
 Time, Speed and Distance
 Race and Game
 Area Surface and Volume
 Partnership
 Stock and Share
 Alligation and Mixture
 Ratio and proportion
 Bankers Discount
 Problem on trains
 Series Missing Numbers
 Pipes and Cisterns
 Data Sufficiency
 Charts
 Fraction
 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.