KMAT Kerala 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

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    KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern: The exam for MBA and MCA programs is conducted in offline mode. The test evaluates candidate’s quantitative, verbal/reading, data interpretation and reasoning skills. It is a state-level exam conducted twice a year in December and June. 

    • KMAT Kerala 2020 for second cycle is scheduled on May 17, 2020.
    • The paper pattern for both the session remains the same, leaving the questions asked. 
    • The paper has 4 sections, having 180 MCQ questions that are to be completed in 150 minutes. Download Free KMAT Kerala Sample Papers

    KMAT Kerala Paper Pattern #Facts

    • There is no sectional time limit to complete the paper.
    • The syllabus of KMAT is based on the fundamentals of 10+2 curriculum. Check KMAT Kerala Syllabus
    • As per the Marking Scheme, 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.

    Exam Pattern Highlights

    Highlights of KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern 2020

    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.

    KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern
    KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern Highlights
    KMAT Exam Date 2020 for second cycleMay 17, 2020
    Number of sections4
    Duration of exam150 minutes
    Number of questions180
    Exam Total Marks720 marks
    Language of paperEnglish
    Number of answer choices4 (MCQ)
    Mode of examinationOffline
    KMAT Kerala Marking scheme+4 marks for correct answer | -1 mark for wrong answer

    Check KMAT Kerala Paper Analysis

    Exam Pattern Details

    KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern 2020: 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 the 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 test 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
    Marking Scheme

    KMAT Kerala 2020 Marking Scheme 

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

    Correct Answer+4
    Incorrect Answer-1

    KMAT Kerala Syllabus

    KMAT Kerala 2020 Syllabus

    The syllabus of KMAT Kerala 2020 is segregated into four sections. However, the syllabus of this test is similar to that of MBA entrance exams 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

    Recommended Books

    KMAT Kerala 2020 Recommended Books

    There are few books by different authors. 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 2020 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 2020 Important Instructions

    • Candidate needs to be present at the exam center 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the KMAT 2020 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 an extra 10 minutes to read the test booklet thoroughly to avoid confusion regarding anything.
    • Personal belongings like bags/ mobiles are 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 2020 FAQs

    Ques.  Name some preparation 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. The 2 sessions are : December session and June session. Candidate can appear in both to improve the score.

    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. Yes, there is a negative marking.1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

    *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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