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KMAT 2020 PBT Exam (Dec 13), CBT Result (Out), Cut Off & Counselling

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Urvashi Singhal

Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Jan 12, 2021

KMAT 2020 has been conducted successfully in PBT mode on December 13, 2020 for candidates who could not appear for online mode test. The result is expected to be released by the final week of December, 2020. The opening and closing cutoff ranks will be declared individually by participating institutions. Check KMAT 2020 Cutoff

KMAT 2020 has been successfully conducted on October 29, 2020 in online mode, the result for which has been released on November 12, 2020. Click here to download KMAT 2020 Result

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 and over 55 MCA colleges in Bangalore and Karnataka. 

  • The state-level exam is held to screen candidates for MBA, PGDM, and MCA programs.
  • The syllabus is based on the fundamentals of 10+2 curriculum. Check KMAT Syllabus
  • As per the KMAT Exam Pattern, Karnataka MAT has 120 MCQs of 1 mark each. 
  • As per the marking scheme, 1 mark is awarded for a correct answer and there is no provision for negative marking. 

Highlights of KMAT 2020

Exam Name Karnataka Management Aptitude Test
Official Website
Courses Offered MBA, PGDM, and MCA
Conducting Body Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
Mode of Application Online
Mode of KMAT 2020 Online Proctored Home Based mode
Test Duration 2 Hours
Number of Seats 110,000
Helpline No. | Email ID +91 9513270139/1046 |
Similar Exam: KMAT Kerala Exam

Exam Dates 2020

Exam Dates for KMAT 2020 PBT

Event Dates (Revised)
Last date for KMAT 2020 Registration December 6, 2020
KMAT 2020 PBT Admit Card Release December 11, 2020
KMAT 2020 Exam Date December 13, 2020
KMAT PBT 2020 Result Declaration To be announced

Admit Card 2020

How to download KMAT 2020 Admit Card?

Candidates who have registered successfully can now download their KMAT 2020 Admit Card. Candidates can download the admit card only from the official website of KMAT starting from December 11, 2020 till the day of KMAT Exam. . 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 2020 Official website

Step 2: Login using your Registered Id and password.

Step 3: The profile page will contain the link for KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Step 4: Click on the link and download the 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.

Exam Centers 2020

KMAT Exam Centers 2020

  • KMAT 2020 is conducted across India.
  • Test organizers reserve the right to withdraw any center or add any new center.
  • 10 KMAT Test Centers, for KMAT exam are in the State of Karnataka name are:

Test Centers
Bengaluru Belgaum
Bellary Davanagere
Bijapur Mangaluru
Kalaburagi Mysuru
Hubballi Shivamogga

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

Exam Pattern 2020

KMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

  • KMAT 2020 exam will be conducted on October 29, 2020.
  • The question is objective in nature.
  • There are 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 is conducted in more than 10 cities.
KMAT Paper Pattern, KMAT Exam Pattern

KMAT Sectional Exam Pattern for MBA and MCA

Section Test Questions
1 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 40
2 Quantitative Ability 40
3 Logical Reasoning 40
Total - 120

Also Check: KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern

Syllabus 2020

Section-wise KMAT 2020 Syllabus

KMAT is generally of a moderate level of difficulty. The exam will have MCQs only. No change in the syllabus for KMAT (Karnataka) 2020 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.

Download Free KMAT Question Papers

Preparation Books 2020

KMAT 2020 Preparation Books

Some reference books a candidate can refer to while preparing for KMAT 2020 are as follows:

Name of the Book Publisher/Author
Quantitative Ability O P Sinhal
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination Guha
Mathematics for MBA R S Agarwal
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability Wren and Marten
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension TIME

Result 2020

KMAT 2020 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.

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) will be announced the result for KMAT 2020 on November 06, 2020. Students can now get their scorecard by collecting it from the KMAT office.

Cut Off 2020

KMAT 2020 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 2020 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.

Counselling 2020

KMAT 2020 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 2020 Counselling

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

Registration 2020

KMAT 2020 Registration

KMAT 2020 Online applications are available on the official portal of KMAT i.e. The last date to apply online is on August 31, 2020(Extended).

The steps related to KMAT 2020 registration are explained below in detail:

Step 1 Prepare a Demand Draft of INR 826 in favour of "KMAT 2020"

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 2020

Seshadripuram First Grade College C A

Site No 26, Yelahanka New Town


KMAT 2020 Application Fee 

  1. A demand draft of INR 826 must be drawn from any nationalized bank by candidates before KMAT 2020 Registration.
  2. The application fee is the 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.

Who Can Apply for KMAT 2020?

Candidates can seek admissions to post-graduate programs such as MBA, MCA or PGDM through KMAT 2020. Check the eligibility below:

  • Age: The minimum age required for admissions to the postgraduate program through KMAT 2020 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 2020 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

Frequently Asked Questions

KMAT 2020 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 2020?

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.


What KMAT is all about?
abdul nazir

Hi Bhumika, KMAT or Karnataka MAT is a pen paper based test of 2 hours with no negaive marking and 1 marks for right answer. For details on KMAT exam pattern and other details click here.

chaithra p
I have submitted the details for KMAT. I am not sue my application was accepted or not.

Hi Chaithra. To get the assurance that whether your form was approved or not, you can try to download your Admit card from Ocotober 27, 2020. If you are able to download the admit card, then the form was approved.

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
aamir khan
Hello Askari, yes you can post the form on the college address.
niharika s reddy
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?
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


abisha k
Hello! Good morning. Can students from Tamil nadu attend KMAT 2017 examination?
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
bharat reddy
Iz kmat belongs for only Karnataka colleges or over all India?
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 ...