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KMAT 2018 Eligibility, Program-wise Standards, Registration

Updated On - July 31st 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

KMAT Eligibility Criteria is defined by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). It is the conducting body of Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT). Through this exam, candidates can get admissions to MBA/ PGDM and MCA Programs offered at B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka. Before applying online for KMAT 2018, applicants must go through the eligibility standards.

For this year, the examination is scheduled for August 5 in offline mode. Management aspirants can apply online before July 25 at Steps to fill KMAT 2018 Application Form

KMAT Eligibility Criteria #Facts

  • Basic eligibility: A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised college/ university.
  • Mandatory to have Mathematics as a main subject in either Class XII or at graduation level.
  • Submit the required documents to prove the eligibility for category during the counselling procedure.
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Detailed KMAT 2018 Eligibility

Through KMAT Scores, candidates can get admissions to MBA/ PGDM or MCA programs offered at various colleges in Bangalore and Karnataka. The conducting body has defined minimum requisite eligibility standards that need to be satisfied to fill in the form. Listed below are the standards which will indicate if they can appear for KMAT 2018:

General Eligibility

  • The minimum age required for admissions to post graduate program through KMAT 2018 is 21 years. There is no specific upper age limit to apply for the course
  • Candidates in their final year of Bachelor’s degree can also apply for KMAT 2018.
  • Such candidates must have completed their Bachelor’s degree with before the time of KMAT 2018 Admission.
  • Candidates must have secured percentage equal to or more than minimum requisite percentage as per their exam and their category.
  • In case a candidate is unable to produce necessary documents supporting their claim of completion of Bachelor’s degree, they will be removed from the process thereafter.

Eligibility for KMAT MBA/ PGDM

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3 years duration, and should have secured at least 50% in aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidate). 
  • Masters degree examination of any recognized education body in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent, and should have secured at least 50% in aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidate).
  • Candidates in their final year of Bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility for KMAT MCA

  • Candidates applying for MCA Program, they should have studied Mathematics at 10+2 level or at the graduation level.
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3 years duration, and should have secured at least 50% in aggregate

KMAT 2018 Reservation Policy

KMAT 2018 Reservation Policy is decided as per the UGC guidelines. The various KMAT 2018 Reserved categories are mentioned below:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

The table below defines the KMAT 2018 Reservation Policy for various candidates:


Percentage of Reservation

Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)


Persons with Disabilities (PwD)


Note: Candidates with Low Vision/ Blindness, Hearing Impairment, and Locomotor Disability/ Cerebral Palsy can claim KMAT 2018 Reservation under Persons with Disabilities (PwD).

KMAT Application Form 2018

The registration window for KMAT 2018 closes on July 15, 2018. As of now, there is no provision of form correction by KPPGCA. So, one must carefully provide all the information properly and review it before submitting.  

  • KMAT Application Form can be accessed by visiting KMAT Official Website i.e.
  • The application fee is same for all the categories. An amount of INR 1000 is to be paid in the form of Demand Draft. No other mode of payment is available.
  • Information such as Name, contact number, and email id is required to register for KMAT 2018
  • No applications will be accepted by KPPGCA after the last date.

Mentioned below are the steps that should be followed to register for KMAT 2018:

Step 1: Visit KMAT Official Website 

Step 2: Scroll down and following tab will appear, as highlighted below

KMAT Application Form, KMAT Registration

Step 3: Select ‘Click Here to Register Now’ tab.

Step 4: A new page will appear, it will provide instructions related to KMAT Application Form. Go through all the instructions thoroughly so as to avoid committing mistakes while filling the online form.

Step 5: After reading the instructions, click o‘Register’ tab and fill all the required details.

Step 6: After filling all details, click on ‘Submit’ tab. Candidates will then be issued a ‘Reference Number’. It will be sent to the mobile number and email ID as mentioned at the time of applying.

Step 7: Next, re-login using the reference number and DOB in order to fill the form.

After providing these credentials, candidates will be redirected to a new window. Here, they are required to fill in final KMAT Application Form. 

Note: Candidate registering for MBA/PGDM and MCA both will be required to register separately for each course. For each program, a separate admit card is issued. Candidates are required to present respective admit cards for KMAT 2018 exams. Candidates are advised to carry a hard copy of completed application form to the Test Centre.

KMAT Eligibility FAQ's

Ques: I don't have math as a main subject in 12th and graduation. Am I eligible for KMAT MCA ?

Ans: No, you should have math as a main subject either in 12th or in graduation to get admission in KMAT 2018.

Ques: How many seats are reserved for OBC category?

Ans: 27 % of the total seats are reserved for OBC category candidates.

Ques: What is the eligibility criteria for KMAT MBA/ PGDM?

Ans: Candidates should have done bachelor's with minimum 50%.

Ques: Is there any maximum age limit to appear for the test?

Ans: Yes, Candidates age should not above than 21 years.

Ques: I am in my final year am I eligible for KMAT 2018?

Ans: Yes, Candidates in their final year are eligible for KMAT 2018.

*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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1 Comment
Kavitha M

Am doing in final year bcom and I didn't hd mathematics as main subject in Xll class .am I eligeble to take up this exam ??

09 Apr, 2018 22:26
Priya Sharma

Hi Kavitha, yes you are eligible. Eligibility Criteria for KMAT is given below:

  • The basic eligibility to take the exam is to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised college/ university.
  • It is mandatory to have Mathematics as main subject in either Class XII or at graduation level.

29 May, 2018 17:34

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