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Karnataka MAT (KMAT) Syllabus

Updated On - June 8th 2018

KMAT Exam Pattern

KMAT Syllabus – Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) will conduct Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2018. The paper contains questions from Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness and Logical Reasoning. Like any other management entrance exam, the syllabus will be general. The syllabus for KMAT is of graduate level. The exam has 2 papers and the paper pattern of both the papers is similar. Candidates must thoroughly revise the prescribed syllabus and pick out significant sections to focus upon.

Listed below are some facts relating to Karnataka MAT Syllabus:

  • The level of examination will be moderate to difficult. 
  • There is no defined syllabus for KMAT. The syllabus of KMAT 2018 is modelled on the syllabus of top MBA entrance exams in the country such as CAT, XAT, etc.
  • Candidates must prepare on topics related to basic mathematics, aptitude, general awareness, and language comprehension skills.

The following infographic explains basic KMAT Exam Pattern:

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Listed below are quick facts related to KMAT MBA and MCA Exam Pattern:

  • KMAT Exam Pattern is laid out byKarnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
  • The mode of exam is offline i.e. it will be a pencil- paper based exam
  • The medium of examination is English.
  • KMAT will have 120 questions in total of objective type. Check KMAT Exam Pattern
  • The duration of exam is 120 minutes with no sectional time limit
  • For every correct, 1 mark will be awarded. There is no provision of negative marking.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test is scheduled for July 22, 2018. The results for the exam will be released online on July 31, 2018KMAT Score is accepted by more than 169 well-known AICTE approved University affiliated B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka.

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KMAT Syllabus – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

  • Candidates would be adjudged on various topics such as Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc.
  • Questions will be framed on from comprehension passages, choosing appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills. Candidates can focus on reading and answer more comprehension passages. Similarly, they should try to practice and revise sections from Grammar to improve their performance.

Some of the important topics covered under this section are:

  • Para completion
  • Word usage
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumble
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fact Inference Judgment
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KMAT Preparation Books for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 

KMAT Books (Verbal and Reading)

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher

Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For The CAT And Other MBA Entrance Examinations


High School English Grammar and Composition Key

Wren and Martin

The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

Nishit K. Sinha

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

KMAT Syllabus – Quantitative Ability

The quant is normally heavy scoring section. So candidates must try to cover as many topics as possible for maximum scoring.

  • Quantitative Aptitude section is aimed to test candidate’s speed and accuracy with the numbers, ability to do numerical calculations, analyze arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time & speed etc.
  • Focus on applying various Mathematical principles to solve different questions.
  • All the questions will be of matriculation level.
  • The questions are mostly asked from Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Calculus, etc. There would be 40 questions from this section.

Some of the key topics in this section to be covered by the candidates are described below.

  • Arithmetic - Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification, Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time & Work, Distances, etc.
  • Algebra - Theory of Equations, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination, Sequence & Series etc.
  • Mensuration - Areas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern, etc.
  • Calculus - Maxima and Minima, Function
  • Trigonometry - Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances, etc.
  • Geometry - Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles, etc.
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KMAT Preparation Books for Quantitative Ability

KMAT Preparation Books (Quantitative Ability)

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CATNishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude For CAT And Other MBA Entrance ExaminationsTIME

KMAT Syllabus – Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning requires an application of some common problem-solving principles as well as a strong analytical bent of mind. The key topics for Logical Reasoning are as follows:

  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram
  • Propositions
  • Data Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Assumptions
  • Statements-
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KMAT Preparation Books for Logical Reasoning

KMAT LR books

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K. Sinha
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CATArun Sharma
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal

KMAT Syllabus – General Knowledge

It is important for candidates to keep a regular track of the latest happenings around the world. They should have a habit of reading newspapers, business journals, and magazines regularly to gain a stronghold over this subject.

  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Social Developments
  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy
  • Personalities in News
  • Sports News
  • Trade Awareness
  • Culture
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*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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