KMAT logo

KMAT 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Result, Cut Off & Counselling

Urvashi Singhal logo

Urvashi Singhal

Exams Prep Master

KMAT Karnataka 2021 notification will be released by KPPGCA. KMAT 2021 Exam is expected to be conducted on the 4th week of July 2021. Eligible candidates can fill KMAT 2021 Application form online from 4th week of May 2021 to 2nd week of July 2021.

  • KMAT is a 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. 

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. 


  • KMAT 2020 Result has announced for PBT mode on January 7, 2021. Candidates can download their scorecards from the official website by entering their login credentials. Download KMAT 2020 Result
  • KMAT 2020 has been conducted successfully in PBT mode on December 13, 2020 for candidates who could not appear for online mode test. The opening and closing cutoff ranks will be declared individually by participating institutions. Check KMAT 2020 Cutoff

Highlights of KMAT Karnataka 2021

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

KMAT Exam Dates

Exam Dates for KMAT 2021

KMAT 2021 Schedule Tentative Date
KMAT Registration 4th week of May 2021
KMAT Registration Last Date 2nd week of July 2021
KMAT Admit Card 3rd week of July 2021
KMAT Exam Date 4th week of July 2021
KMAT Result 1st week of August 2021

KMAT 2021 Registration

KMAT Online applications are available on the official portal of KMAT i.e. The last date to apply online is on August 31, 2021 (Extended).

The steps related to KMAT 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 acknowledgement.

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 2021 Application Fee 

  1. A demand draft of INR 826 must be drawn from any nationalized bank by candidates before KMAT 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 2021?

Candidates can seek admissions to post-graduate programs such as MBA, MCA or PGDM through KMAT 2021. Check the eligibility below:

  • Age: The minimum age required for admissions to the postgraduate program through KMAT 2021 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

How to download KMAT 2021 Admit Card?

Candidates who have registered successfully can download their KMAT 2021 Admit Card. Candidates can download the admit card only from the official website of KMAT starting from the 3rd week of July, 2021 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 2021 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.

KMAT Exam Centers

KMAT Exam Centers 2021

  • KMAT 2021 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

KMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

  • KMAT exam will be conducted on the 4th week of July 2021.
  • The exam comprises 120 questions, each carrying 1 marks and the questions are objective in nature.
  • There are 3 sections- Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness
  • No restriction to move to and fro within the sections.
  • There is no sectional time limit in the exam.
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

KMAT Syllabus

Section-wise KMAT 2021 Syllabus

KMAT is generally of a moderate level of difficulty. The exam will have MCQs only. No change in the syllabus for KMAT (Karnataka) 2021 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

KMAT Preparation Books

KMAT 2021 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

KMAT Preparation

KMAT Preparation Tips

  1. Familiarize Yourself With The Topics: For any competitive exam, it is vital to know and understand the syllabus to know what kind of topics are covered. One must prepare in a way that they can clear every section. For Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, brush up your vocab and grammar basics. Read newspapers and magazines and note every new word you learn. For the Quantitative Aptitude section too, candidates must have their basics cleared. One can start by solving the problems from 9th or 10 standard math book.
  2. Work on Time and Accuracy: In order to attempt maximum questions in least amount of time, one must work on improving their ability to solve questions faster. This can be achieved by practice. While solving mock tests, identify the weak areas and focus on improving those. While solving KMAT Mock Tests and Practice Papers, do not take more time than allotted in the paper. This way you can prepare yourself for the exam day.
  3. Identify The Topics According To Your Ability: While solving mock test, note down the areas in which you are facing problems. Try to understand why you were not able to solve those, look up similar worked out examples and then again work on similar questions and solve those. Do not forget to revise strong areas at the same time. Take help from seniors and teachers if needed.
  4. Keep Yourself Stress Free: While preparing for KMAT exam, ensure you have a quiet and stress free environment to focus properly. Maintain a routine for study so that there is no pressure at the last moment. Do not try to learn new topics when the exam is close as this will only add to your mental pressure. Take plenty of rest day before the exam and be calm on the exam day.
  5. Brush Up Formulas and Tricks: The mathematical and logical part can be aced by learning up a few tricks, formulas and shortcut tricks. There are plenty of blogs, videos, and books to help you with the same. It is also advised to memorize tables till at least 20 along with the square and cube roots for faster calculation. Remember, no calculators are allowed in KMAT Exam.
KMAT Result

KMAT 2021 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 announce the result for KMAT 2020 on 1st week of August 2021. Students can now get their scorecard by collecting it from the KMAT office.

Cut Off

KMAT 2021 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 2021 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 Counselling

KMAT 2021 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 2021 Counselling

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


KMAT 2021 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 2021 ?

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.


shiya devi
Which colleges in India offer admission on the basis of KMAT?
aniket ranjan

KMAT is a state-level exam which is held for admission in MBA, PGDM, and MCA programs of 169+ University-affiliated B-schools and over 55 MCA colleges in Bangalore and Karnataka. To know about colleges accepting KMAT entrance Score visit:- LIST OF COLLEGES IN KARNATAKA

Can KMAT be given only by the candidates living in Karnataka?
aniket ranjan

No, Anyone who fulfill the eligibility criteria of KMAT i.e Bachelor’s degree in any stream of minimum of 3 years duration with at least 50% in aggregate and residing in any part of India or abroad are eligible to apply.

What KMAT is all about?
diya suresh

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.
manisha malik

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 ...