KMAT (Karnataka)
  • Karnataka Management Aptitude Test
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23 Oct 2021to30 Oct 2021

KMAT (Karnataka) 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.

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