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KMAT 2019 Notification, Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus

Updated On - February 13th 2019 by KRITIKA GUPTA

KMAT 2019 is scheduled for August 5 (tentative) in offline mode (pen-paper based). Registration is open to all candidates from India and Abroad. Also, from this year onwards, a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 50%)holder from outside Karnataka can also apply for the examination. Check KMAT Eligibility

  • The registration window will become functional in June 2019, apply online at www.kmatindia.comRead more
  • The state level exam is held to screen candidates for MBA, PGDM, and MCA programs.
  • As per the paper pattern, Karnataka MAT will have 120 MCQs of 1 mark each. Check KMAT Exam Pattern

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test or KMAT is a management entrance test, conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). KMAT Score is applicable to 169+ University-affiliated B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka.

About Karnataka PGCET

Karnataka PGCET is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority. It is a state-level entrance examination organized for admission to full time/part time MBA/MCA/M.Arch/M.Tech/ME, part-time M.Tech and second year of MCA program. Scores of Karnataka PGECET are accepted by private/government/private un-aided colleges in Karnataka.

  • Karnataka PGCET will be conducted in September in offline mode.
  • Questions are multiple choice in nature and medium of the exam is English only.
  • The exam duration is150 minutes and the total marks for each paper is 100 marks.

Highlights of KMAT 2019

Exam NameKarnataka Management Aptitude Test
Courses OfferedMBA, PGDM, and MCA
Conducting BodyKarnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of KMAT 2019Offline
Number of Seats110,000
Helpline No. | Email ID+91 9513270139/1046 |

Why apply for KMAT?

Here are some salient benefits of taking KMAT Karnataka:

benefits of kmat exam
Similar Exam: KMAT Kerala Exam

Exam Dates for KMAT 2019

The exam schedule for KMAT Karnataka 2019 has revised, the updated dates are given below:

EventDates (tentative)
KMAT 2019 Online ApplicationJune 7 – July 25, 2019
Availability of KMAT 2019 Admit cardAugust 3, 2019
KMAT 2019 Exam DateAugust 5, 2019 (Sunday)
Announcement of KMAT ResultAugust 15, 2019

Who Can Apply for KMAT 2019?

Candidates can seek admissions to post-graduate programmes such as MBA, MCA or PGDM through KMAT 2019. Check the eligibility below:

  • Age: The minimum age required for admissions to the postgraduate program through KMAT 2019 is 21 years. There is no specific upper age limit to apply for the course.
  • Academic Qualification: The academic qualification varies for different programs. Candidates should satisfy KMAT 2019 eligibility according to the course they are applying for per the UGC guidelines.

The minimum marks required for different courses are mentioned below:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years duration. or Master’s degree examination of any recognised education body in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent, with at least 50% of marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidate).
  • Candidates in their final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible.
  1. MCA
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with 50% marks.
  • Candidates must have Maths at 10+2 stage or at graduation level.

Read complete KMAT Eligibility

Registration for KMAT 2019

KMAT 2019 Online applications are available on the official portal of KMAT i.e. The last date to apply online is July 25 @12pm. Direct Link – Click Here

The steps related to KMAT 2019 registration are explained below in detail:

Step 1Prepare a Demand Draft of INR 800 in favour of "KMAT 2019"

DD should be payable at Bangalore

DD can be prepared at any Nationalized Bank.

Step 2

Online Registration

After preparing Demand Draft (DD) login to website 

Click on ‘Apply Now’ link and fill in all the details.

Step 3

Take Print out of filled application form.

Paste a recent Passport Size Photo and Sign in the Signature space provided.

Step 4

Keep a photocopy of the Application Form and DD as an acknowledgment.

Take note of Application Number before you post the form.

Step 5

Post or courier the application form along with the Original DD to the below address:

The Secretary- KMAT 2019

Seshadripuram First Grade College C A

Site No 26, Yelahanka New Town


KMAT 2019 Application Fee 

  1. A demand draft of INR 800 must be drawn from any nationalized bank by candidates before KMAT 2019 Registration.
  2. The application fee is same for all categories and is non-refundable.
  3. Exam fee is refundable only in case paid twice for the same course.
  4. Candidates who want to take up both MBA and the MCA test will have register for each test separately.

Download KMAT 2019 Admit Card

Candidates who have registered successfully can download their KMAT 2019 Admit Card from August 3, 2019. Candidates can download the admit card only from the official website of KMAT. Make note that the admission/ e-ticket will not be sent by post. Every applicant needs to report at the examination center with their admit card to avoid cancellation of candidature.

Steps to download the admit card of KMAT is as follows:

Step 1: Open KMAT 2019 Official website

Step 2: Login using your Registered Id and password.

Step 3: The profile page will contain the link for KMAT 2019 Admit Card

Step 4: Click on the link and download admit card.

KMAT admit card will contain details such as Candidates name, sign, exam center details, photo, time and date of the exam, roll number, reporting time, etc. Candidates will have to paste passport size photograph as uploaded during registration in the space provided in the admit card.

KMAT Exam Centers 2019

  • KMAT 2019 will be conducted across India.
  • Test organizers reserve the right to withdraw any center or add any new center.
  • Out the 17 KMAT Test Centers, 14 KMAT exam centers for KMAT exam are in the State of Karnataka and rest 3 KMAT 2019 test centers are located at Kolkata, Delhi and Lucknow.

The following map indicates various test centers for the Karnataka Management Aptitude Test.

KMAT (Karnataka) Exam Pattern

Given below is an infographic explaining the paper pattern for the state level exam:

  • KMAT 2019 exam will be conducted on August 5, 2019.
  • The question will be objective in nature.
  • There will 3 sections- Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness
  • The exam comprises 120 questions, each carrying 1 marks. 
  • No restriction to move to and fro within the sections.
  • There is no sectional time limit in the exam.
  • The exam will be conducted in more than 10 cities.
KMAT Paper Pattern, KMAT Exam Pattern

KMAT Sectional Exam Pattern for MBA and MCA

1Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension40
2Quantitative Ability40
3Logical Reasoning40

Also Check: KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern

Section-wise KMAT Syllabus

KMAT is generally of a moderate level of difficulty. The exam will have MCQs only. No change in the syllabus for KMAT (Karnataka) 2019 has been notified as yet. The section-wise syllabus is as follows-

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

  • English language ability has questions on Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc.
  • Questions to check language skills, understanding the contents of the passages and appropriate words, phrases, expressions.
  • This shall include the passages with questions based on their contents to test comprehension.

Logical and Abstract Reasoning

  • This section measures how quickly and accurately can one think.
  • The section may have questions in sets as well as individual ones based on Verbal Reasoning, analogy among others.

Quantitative Ability

  • This section is of matriculation standard.
  • It includes questions to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations, understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time & speed etc. The questions will also be based on Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and parts of mathematics.
  • This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs & charts.

Check complete  KMAT Syllabus

KMAT Preparation Books

Some reference books a candidate can refer to while preparing for KMAT 2019 are as follows:

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
Quantitative AbilityO P Sinhal
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance ExaminationGuha
Mathematics for MBAR S Agarwal
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningArun Sharma
Verbal AbilityWren and Marten
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionTIME
KMAT Question Papers, KMAT Sample Papers

KMAT 2019 Results

Candidates can check their scorecard through online mode only. No scorecards are sent through post or email to any candidate individually. Candidates must retain their KMAT scorecard carefully till the admission process is over.
Steps to Check KMAT Result

Step 1: Open the official website i.e.

Step 2: Click on the link “ KMAT 2019 result

Step 3: Fill up details about Roll number and Date of birth

Step 4: Submit the correct details

Step 5: Download the score card

KMAT 2019 Cut Off 

The cut off marks are released by participating institutes individually. This list includes the minimum marks to be secured by the candidates to become eligible for admission. Only those who satisfy the cut off requirements are scheduled for further admission rounds.

Cut off marks for KMAT 2019 will be affected by the number of seats available, the difficulty level of the paper, number of candidates appearing in the exam and passing it.

KMAT 2019 Counselling

  • Candidates who have scored marks equal to or greater than the cut off marks are eligible to participate in the counselling process.
  • Candidates who wish to participate in KMAT counselling must check the official schedule on the website.
  • Those selected for the counselling process will get a counselling letter.
  • Original as well as a photocopy of the letter must be brought by the candidate during the counselling.

Documents to carry during KMAT 2019 Counselling

  1. Original mark sheets
  2. Caste Certificate
  3. Exam score card
  4. Passport size photographs
  5. Photo ID proof

KMAT 2019 FAQs

Ques. Which are the topmost B-schools that will accept KMAT scores?

Ans. For this year, the scores 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, and many more.

Ques. Can I select more than 1 exam center for KMAT 2019?

Ans. No, candidates can only select one KMAT Exam Center.

Ques. After making the payment of application fee, can I get a refund for the same if I am not able to appear for the examination?

Ans. No, the examination fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. But, in case you have paid twice for the same course, you will surely get a refund.

Ques. In case of any problem in KMAT like registration, non-receipt of unique ID on mail, downloading of scorecard etc, whom should I contact?

Ans. In any of the cases mentioned above, you must immediately contact KMAT Helpline No. +91 9513270139/ 1046 and/ draft an email to

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Askari Sayira

I have completed all the registration and I have paid the fees online... Still am I supposed to post the form to the address given? Sir / ma'am please do help me out. I'm in a confusion

20 Jun, 2018 11:57
Aamir Khan

Hello Askari, yes you can post the form on the college address.

02 Aug, 2018 15:03

i have fininshed my second year recently...i want to get in to bachelor of design colleges in karnataka...i want to know which colleges are good and what are the exams i am supposed to right for my course?

28 Apr, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Entrance Exam for Bachelor of Design are-

  1. NIFT
  2. CEED
  3. NID
  4. VOUGE Entrance exam 
  5. AIEED

You can use this link to check Top colleges that offer Bachelor of Design courses in Karnataka : B.Des colleges


31 May, 2018 11:10
Abisha K

Hello! Good morning. Can students from Tamil nadu attend KMAT 2017 examination?

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

The kmat exam has been postponed again and again. From 10th july to 17th july and now 24th july. I am facing a lot of problem because of this. I had to cancel my flight tickets twice. Can you tell me the exact date of the exam. Because without the exact date it is very difficult to arrange flights and accomodation as i am from another state. Please reply

06 Mar, 2017 11:59
Bharat Reddy

Iz kmat belongs for only Karnataka colleges or over all India?

06 Mar, 2017 11:59
Jeshma Maria Veigas

Sir can i pay my fees by credit card if so .. can i get link of paying by cc.. please help me ...

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

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