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September 09, 2016 01:03 PM

The admit cards for Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) September 2016 are available for download on the official ...

July 08, 2016 01:34 PM

Today i.e. 8th July’ 16 is the last day to register for KMAT also known as Karnataka Management Aptitude Test. ...


Please share the key details about KMAT? Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a standardized all India level management entrance test being administered since 2003 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to AICTE approved MBA, PGDM and MCA programs in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka institutes.The exam is conducted once in a year by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). The test is permitted by Government of Karnataka and is monitored in accordance with Supreme Court judgment in case no. Appeal (Civil) 5041 of 2005.

What are the benefits I would get from KMAT ? KMAT is Gateway to MBA in Karnataka and Bangalore, Silicon Valley of India and No 1 Destination for MBA/PGDM with very vibrant Job market. All other exams after KMAT will offer admission opportunity in upcoming years.

Which are the leading B-schools that will accept KMAT scores ? Scores of KMAT will be accepted by more than 169 + well known AICTE-approved University-affiliated B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka. A few of the leading institutions include Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences (AIMS), Alliance University, IFIM Business School, MP Birla Institute, M.S. Ramaiah, Mount Carmel, PESIT and many more.

Who is eligible to appear in KMAT ? A graduate degree is required to appear in KMAT. Entry requirements into professional courses like MBA/PGDM/MCA in Karnataka are followed as per the UGC guidelines. Please also see the eligibility criteria for KMAT.

How can I apply for KMAT ? Registration for KMAT 2016 opens from July. Applying for KMAT is a simple process and can be completed online as well as offline. Visit the KMAT website and go to Apply now. You may fill up the online registration form and make payment of Rs.1000/- online.

How can I confirm that my KMAT registration form is duly submitted? You will receive a unique ID after making payment and successful submission of registration form on your registered mail id. Those who submit offline registration form with demand draft will also receive the unique ID on their registered mail id.

Which are the test centres for KMAT ? KMAT will be conducted across the country in Bagalkot ,Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi. Test organizers reserve the right to withdraw any center or add any new center.

Can I opt for more than 1 test city ? Yes, a choice of 2 test cities will be offered while completing the registration process.

When do I get my Admit card for KMAT ? All provisionally registered candidates can down load their Activation of a test centre depends upon the minimum number of registration. In case of cancellation of a test centre, the candidate will be advised on his/her registered mail id about the allotment of other test centre. Candidate will have to paste his/her passport size photograph as uploaded on the registration form in the space provided on the Admit Card.

What is the mode of KMAT Test ? KMAT is a paper pencil based conventional test.

What are the test dates and test timings for KMAT ? Candidates are required to report 1 hour before the scheduled start time of the test for the verification & security check.

What are the important documents to be brought at KMAT Test venue ? Candidates should carry the following to the test venue 1) Admit Card duly completed with photograph and your valid photo ID proof 2) Black & Blue ball point pen; HB Pencils, Eraser and Sharpener.

What is the nature of KMAT exam ? KMAT is a paper-pencil based test comprising 120 MCQs divided in 4 sections of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Ability; Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. The test is to be completed in 120 minutes without any sectional time limit. The candidate is allowed to switch from one section to other within the overall time limit.

What is the scoring pattern in KMAT ? Every correct answer in KMAT exam will be awarded with +4 marks. A penalty of -1 mark will be imposed for each wrong answer. Net scores will be displayed in the score card.

In case of any problem in KMAT like registration, non-receipt of unique ID on mail, downloading score card etc. whom should I contact? You should immediately contact KMAT helpline number +91 9343996664 / +91 9343996665 and/or write mail to

After registering, for any reason, if I am not able to take the exam, can I get a refund of exam fee? Exam fee is non-refundable unless paid twice for the same course.