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KMAT KERALA 2019 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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KMAT Kerala 2019 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

Updated On - October 11th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

KMAT Kerala 2019 is a pen-paper based or offline paper comprising 180 questions. The state-level management examination is conducted twice a year i.e. in February and June. The paper pattern for both the session remains the same, leaving the questions asked. This year, KMAT Exam concluded on February 4 and July 8 respectively. 

The paper has 3 sections, having MCQs that are to be completed in 2 hours 30 minutes. There is no sectional time limit to complete the paper. The syllabus of KMAT is based on the fundamentals of 10+2 curriculum. As per the Marking Scheme, 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and there is no provision for negative marking.

KMAT Kerala Application FormKMAT Kerala Question PapersKMAT Kerala Counselling

Candidates seeking admissions in various government/private institutions of management in Kerala can apply for Kerala Management Admission Test (KMAT). The level of the examination is similar to that of SNAP, XAT or MAT. Marks and rank determined in the examination are responsible for the admissions of deserving candidates.

Highlights of KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern

KMAT Exam Pattern, KMAT Kerala Pattern
KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern Highlights
KMAT Exam Date 2019February 2019 – February 4 | June 2019 – July 8
Number of sections4
Duration of exam150 minutes
Number of questions180
Exam Total Marks720 marks
Language of paperEnglish
Number of answer choices4
Mode of examinationOffline
KMAT Kerala Marking scheme+4 marks for correct answer | No negative marking

KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern: Detailed

Mode of Exam 

  • Pen-paper Based test, each candidate will be provided a sealed OMR sheet and a question paper. Make sure to not open the seal until the instructions are given by the invegilator. 

Duration of Exam

  • 2 hours 30 minutes, wherein there is no restriction regarding solving a particular section within a stipulated time limit.

Medium of Exam

  • English, each question in the exam will be asked in english only and a candidate must provide the answer in the same language.

No. of Sections

  • Four sections namely English Language and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario
  • Section 1: This section will test the student’s knowledge and proficiency in English language. Also, unseen passages that must be answered based on the information or facts given in the passage are also asked. The questions are usually direct and the difficulty level is easy to moderate.
  • Section 2: This section will assess the basic mathematical ability of individuals. It is considered to be relatively a scoring section though the level of difficulty for this section is moderate to high. This sub-division will examine a student on how quick as well as accurate he/she is when it comes to thinking. The questions might, either be in sets or individual ones.
  • Section 3: In this section, the ability of applicants to understand graph, charts, tables and patterns from the data given as also their visualization power is analyzed. The question will be more of Matriculation standards in this sub-division. Work efficiency of students with numbers, numerical calculations, various arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time and speed etc. will be tested. Apart from this, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs and charts are some other topics which would be evaluated here.
  • Section 4: In this section, candidates awareness of the current scenario at state, national and international level is tested. However, there is no exact syllabus for this but current and conventional general knowledge from past and present is required to clear this section.  

Section-wise Question Distribution

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension50200
Quantitative Ability50200
Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning40160
General Awareness & Contemporary Business Scenario40160
Total180 Questions720 Marks

KMAT Kerala 2019 Marking Scheme

As of now, no changes has been notified by the official authorities in the change in the marking scheme of KMAT Kerala. The marking scheme is as follows:

TypeMarks
Correct Answer+4
Incorrect Answer0
Unanswered0

KMAT Kerala Syllabus

The syllabus of KMAT Kerala 2019 is segregated into four sections. However, the syllabus of this test is similar to that of MBA entrance exam like CAT or MAT. Tabulated below is the syllabus of this exam subject wise. It is very important to understand the syllabus precisely to secure good marks in the test.

SubjectsTopics
English Language Usage and Reading ComprehensionPara completion
Fact Inference Judgment
Word usage
Sentence Correction
Fill in the blanks
Para Jumble
Quantitative AptitudeArithmetic - Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Simplification, Percentage
Algebra - Theory of Equations, Sequence and Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation and Combination
Geometry - Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles
Mensuration - Areas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern
Calculus - Maxima and Minima, Function
Trigonometry - Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances.
Data Sufficiency and Logical ReasoningData Sufficiency- Tables, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Combination of Graphs, Data Sufficiency, Venn Diagram
Logical Reasoning- Blood Relations, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Propositions, Data Arrangement, Puzzles, Assumptions, Statements
General Knowledge and Contemporary Business ScenarioPolitics and Culture
Economics
Business
Sports
Social Developments
Current Affairs of National and International
Economy
Personalities in News
Sports news
Trade Awareness

KMAT Kerala Recommended Books

There are few books for students by different authors who are preparing for KMAT Kerala 2019 examination. It is very important to choose the right book to study properly and secure good marks and rank in the test. Below mentioned are all the KMAT 2019 preparation books:

Book TitleAuthor/Publication
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CATNishit Sinha
Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CATNishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut MethodsAbhijit Guha
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CATArun Sharma
Business English and CommunicationClark Zimmer
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, PublisherAjay Singh
Class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th TextbooksNCERT/ Kerala State Board

KMAT Kerala 2019 Important Instructions

  • Candidate needs to be present at the exam center 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the KMAT 2019 examination.
  • Entry of a student would be prohibited in the center without the issued admit card in any circumstances.
  • Electronic gadgets including mobile phones, calculators or suchlike are not allowed inside the test center.
  • Candidate is not allowed to open the exam booklet unless instructed.
  • Candidates will be given extra 10 minutes to read the test booklet thoroughly to avoid confusion regarding anything.
  • Personal belongings like baggage is not allowed inside the center. The center would not be responsible for any sort of stealing or loosing of the belongings.
  • Accurate details must be filled in the answer sheet by the applicant or else there is a possibility that the result will not be evaluated.
  • Answers should be marked correctly as per the applicant’s ability and knowledge by darkening the option in the OMR sheet.
  • Candidate is not allowed to leave the center before the exam timings as it will lead to the cancellation of the exam.
  • Candidate who is found guilty of any unfair means will be responsible for the disqualification of his/her candidature.

KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern FAQ's

Ques: Name some prepration books for Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning section?

Ans: Prepration books for Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning section:

  • Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CAT by Nishit Sinha
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, Publisher

Ques: I am not good in english can I give my exam in Malyalam?

Ans: No, you can attempt exam in english language only.

Ques: How many times KMAT Kerala is conducted in a year?

Ans: It is conducted two times a year.

Ques: Which institutes in Kerala offers best coaching for KMAT?

Ans: These are some best coaching centers at Kerala:

  1. ASTRA in Uppalam road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  2. ACME in PMG Junction, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Ques: Does KMAT Kerala have negative marking?

Ans: No, there is no negative marking for wrong answers.

*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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