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KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

Updated On - August 1st 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

KMAT Exam Pattern: KPPGCA the regulating body of KMAT releases the paper pattern and dates for the state level examination. For this year, KMAT 2018 is scheduled for August 5 in offline mode. Management aspirants seeking admissions to MBA/ PGDM or MCA programs offered by B-schools in Karnataka and Bangalore can apply online at 

Having a complete knowledge of the pattern will not only help in understanding the structure of KMAT exam but will help in preparing a strategy to attempt the exam. Read on to know about KMAT marking scheme, section-wise questions, important topics etc.

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Highlights of KMAT Paper Pattern

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Detailed KMAT Exam Pattern

The management examination will be conducted with a moderate level of difficulty without creating confusion in pen-paper mode. Candidates will be provided with a specially designed OMR sheet to mark the responses. The official exam pattern for this year’s KMAT exam has been released by the officials. Given below is a detailed pattern for KMAT Karnataka 2018:

Mode of Exam 

  • Offline i.e. pen-paper based test.
  • Each of the test takers will be provided with an OMR sheet in which they will have to color the appropriate choice.
  • Make sure to mark or color only one option. 

Nature of Questions

  • The questions in the examination will be objective in nature.
  • This means, all the questions in KMAT 2018 will be of Multiple Choice type (MCQs), having 4 choices.
  • Candidates must select the most appropriate answer.
  • The duration of exam is 120 minutes (2 hours)

Total Questions | Sections

  • KMAT Karnataka will comprise 120 questions.
  • The question paper is segregated into 3 sections- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning
  • No restriction to move to and fro among the sections.

KMAT Marking Scheme

  • A uniform marking system is followed in the exam.
  • As per the revised exam pattern of kMAT, there is no negative marking for any unanswered or incorrect answer.
  • Hence, instead of skipping a question, one can use their calculated guess and mark the answer. 

Section-wise Questions Distribution

Verbal Ability and Reading Skills: This section will test the applicant’s knowledge and proficiency in English. 

Quantitative Ability: This section will assess the basic mathematical ability of individuals. It is considered to be relatively a scoring section.

Logical Reasoning: The section is designed to evaluate the understanding of patterns from the data given and to test the visualization power of students.

Test structure for both courses, MBA and MCA:

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension40
Quantitative Ability40
Logical Reasoning40

KMAT Syllabus

The syllabus for KMAT 2018 is based on English, Mathematics and Logical reasoning of 10+2 level. The entire syllabus is defined by KPPGCA. The section wise syllabus is given as follows:


Numerical Calculations

Multi-dimensional arrangements

Arithmetic Problems

Seating Arrangement

Quantitative Reasoning

Coding and decoding
One word substitution


Clocks and Calendars
Sentence Completion


Series and Sets
Synonyms & Antonyms


Comprehension of passagesCommon Graphs & ChartsSyllogisms

Check detailedKMAT Exam Syllabus and Books

KMAT Exam Pattern FAQ's

Ques: Can we take OMR sheet with us?

Ans: No, you have to submit it to the exam invigilator before leaving the examination room.

Ques: Are there any negative marking for questions?

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

Ques: What is the time duration of the Exam?

Ans: The duration to complete KMAT is 120 minutes.

Ques: What if I marked more than one option in omr sheet for single question?

Ans: Your answer will not be counted if you marked more than one option for a single question?

*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
Athaulla khan

I hav got 115,marks in the kmat examination conducted. So can I know whether I am eligible for d cutt off and can move for counselling. So I need d furthur guidence for d above request???

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

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