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KMAT Kerala 2018 Exam Pattern

Updated On - February 3rd 2018

KMAT Kerala 2018 will be conducted in offline mode i.e. pen-paper mode. The exam is scheduled for the first week of April 2018. Candidates will have to attempt 180 questions in the time duration of 3 hours.

  • The question paper would be objective type (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • KMAT Kerala 2018 would probe the basic understanding of the announced syllabus by the authorities.
  • The questions for this exam is based on English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge and Contemporary Scenario.
  • 4 marks is allotted for every correct answer and there is no negative marking for this test.

Candidates who are keen in getting admissions in various government/private institutions of management in Kerala can appear for Kerala Management Admission Test (KMAT) 2018 which is held twice in a year in the month of April and November. Marks and rank determined in the examination is responsible for the admissions of deserving candidates.

ReadKMAT Kerala Previous Year Analysis

KMAT Kerala 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam modeOffline (pen and paper)
Number of papersTwice in a year
Number of questions180
Number of sections4
Question paper typeMultiple choice questions
KMAT total marks760
Exam duration3 hours
Exam languageEnglish
Marking scheme4 marks per question
Negative markingNo negative marking

KMAT Kerala 2018 Exam Pattern in Details

KMAT 2018 is conducted offline with pen and paper by MG University at the allotted examination centers in the state. A total of 180 objective type questions will be there in the paper which are required to be solved within 3 hours.

Every accurate answer will lead to an increase in 4 marks. Also, since there is no negative marking, students are recommended to attempt all the questions in this test. KMAT Kerala 2018 comprises questions based on English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.

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

KMAT Kerala 2018 Exam Pattern for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms and comprehension of passages will be tested in the exam for this section. Candidate’s understanding of the content of the given passage, picking up appropriate words, expressions, phrases, synonyms must be up to the mark to pass this section of the exam.

KMAT Kerala 2018 Exam Pattern for Quantitative Ability

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.

KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern for Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning

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.

KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern for General Awareness and Contemporary Business Scenario

It will contain general awareness of students as an educated individual. However, there is no exact syllabus for this but current and conventional general knowledge from past and present is required to clear this section. 

KMAT Kerala 2018 Marking Scheme

KMAT Kerala 2018 question paper will be of 720 marks in total. There are four section in the question paper which has 180 questions in total. All the questions carry equal marks. 4 marks will be rewarded for every correct answer. Also, there will not be any negative marking.

Tabulated below is the KMAT Kerala 2018 marking scheme:

Every correct answer4 marks
Every incorrect answerNo negative marks

KMAT Kerala 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of KMAT Kerala 2018 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.

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
Social Developments
Current Affairs of National and International
Personalities in News
Sports news
Trade Awareness

KMAT Kerala 2018 Recommended Books

There are few books for students by different authors who are preparing for KMAT Kerala 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Important Instructions

  • Candidate needs to be present at the exam center 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the KMAT 2018 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.

*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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