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KMAT 2018: Exam Pattern

Oct 15, 2018 17:17 IST
    KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern
    KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

    Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2018 exam is a paper pencil based MBA entrance exam conducted for admission to B-schools in the state of Karnataka.

    In the KMAT Exam, aspirants are required to answer 120 multiple choice questions in a time span of 2 hours (i.e. 120 minutes). This gives time of 1 minute each for every question to the candidate appearing for KMAT exam. Each correct answer will provide a score of +4 marks and each wrong answer will invite negative marking of -1 mark.

    Like other MBA entrance exams, KMAT exam also comprise of 3 sections namely: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning.

    KMAT Exam Pattern

    Exam Section


    Quantitative Ability


    Logical Reasoning


    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension


    Total no. of questions


    Each section will have 40 questions to test the aptitude of the candidates. There is no sectional time constraint to solve various sections that come in the exam.

    Here is a snapshot of the KMAT Exam:

    Exam Type

    Pen-paper based

    Question Type

    Multiple choice questions

    Time Limit

    120 minutes

    Number of Questions

    120 questions

    Marking Scheme

    +4 for correct choice

    -1 for wrong answer



    No. of questions in each section

    40 questions each

    Mode of Exam


    About KMAT Exam

    KMAT is organised by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). The association has announced that the exam can be taken by anyone in the nation for admissions to top B-schools of Karnataka. This development has upgraded the level of KMAT Exam from being a state level MBA entrance exam to national level MBA entrance exam.

    For more information about KMAT exam, stay tuned with MBA section of jagranjosh.com. You can also subscribe with us to get latest updates about MBA courses, exams and institutes directly in your inbox!

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