KMAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
STATE LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) will release the notification and KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern on its official website www.kmatindia.com.
KMAT 2018 (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test) will comprise of multiple choice questions (MCQs) i.e. objective type questions.
The syllabus will be of secondary school level. Questions will be asked from topics covered till class 10 of school. The difficulty level is said to be moderate.
KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern will give applicants an idea about what to expect in the exam. The details about various aspects related to the aptitude exam like the mode of the test, time duration of the exam, type of questions that will be asked in the test, marking scheme, total number of questions, etc. are given in the table that follows:
|Exam Mode||Offline (pen and paper based test)|
|Question Paper type||Objective (MCQs)|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Total no. of questions||120|
|Marks awarded for correct answer||+4|
|Exam duration||2 hours (120 minutes)|
|Medium of language||English|
KMAT 2018 is a conventional pen and paper based test. The question paper will be available in the English language only. The exam will comprise of 120 objective questions to be solved within 120 minutes. The maximum marks a candidate can score in KMAT 2018 are 480. Aspirants must choose the most appropriate answer out of 4 alternative options.
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The question paper will be segregated into 3 sections- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning. Aspirants can choose to attempt any section as they want. They will be required to mark their answers on an OMR sheet. There is no time restriction of solving a particular section within a limited time.
Verbal Ability and Reading Skills: This section will test the applicant’s knowledge and proficiency in English language. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 40.
Quantitative Ability: This section will assess the basic mathematical ability of individuals. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 40. This section is considered to be relatively a scoring section and difficulty level for this section is class 10th level.
Logical Reasoning: The logical skills section is designed to evaluate the understanding of patterns from the data given and to test the visualization power of students. This section will comprise of 40 questions.
Test structure for both courses, MBA and MCA:
|1||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||40|
Aspirants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance exam. There has been no change in the marking scheme of KMAT 2018 and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. It should be noted that negative marking will be applicable for the test. The marking scheme is stated as follows:
The syllabus for KMAT 2018 is based English, Mathematics and Logic of secondary school level knowledge. It will be as decided by KPPGCA for every section. Aspirants must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam. The section wise syllabus is given as follows:
This section will assess the grasp an applicant has on the English language. The test paper will comprise of questions based on a given passage. Through this section, an individual’s vocabulary, grammar and comprehension skill is tested. To answer the questions, they must comprehend the contents of the passage and utilize correct phrases, words and expressions.
The important topics for this section are:
Books for Reference:
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Objective General English 10,000+ questions||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Mastering Verbal Ability||Arihant Publication|
|High School Grammar||Wren and Martin|
This section of the exam assesses the applicant’s ability to solve numerical problems with accuracy and speed. The questions in this section shall be of matriculation standard. It will include questions to evaluate how candidates can work with numbers, do numerical calculations and understand various arithmetic problems. To ace this section, they must have a good understanding of basic mathematical concepts.
The important topics for this section are as follows:
Books for Reference:
|Quantitative Ability||Data Interpretation||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Ability||P Sinhal|
This section will determine an applicant’s ability to think accurately and quickly. Students can expect questions on diagrams and figures as also verbal reasoning in this section. This section will also have a few questions about General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Aspirants are advised to read newspaper to know the various events happening around them. Questions about verbal reasoning and analogy will be asked.
Books for Reference:
|Logical Skills||A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
|Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Pearson Publication|
All candidates must ensure that they follow some rules and regulations to maintain the decorum of the exam hall and to ensure that the examination proceeds properly.
*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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