Karnataka MAT (KMAT) Exam
Karnataka MAT (KMAT) Exam

The Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) for 2023 is scheduled for November 5, 2023. This state-level MBA entrance exam is conducted by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) for admission to MBA, PGDM, and MCA programs in 169+ member B Schools located in Karnataka.

To participate in the KMAT exam, ensure you register before the specified deadline, and subsequently, download your KMAT admit card. Following the exam, you can review the answer key and check the KMAT 2023 results.

Karnataka MAT Exam

What is KMAT exam?

KMAT stands for Karnataka Management Aptitude Test, an exam conducted at the state level by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). This test serves as a gateway for admission into MBA, PGDM, and MCA programs offered by 169+ member B Schools affiliated with KPPGCA in Karnataka.

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Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a standardised test being administered since 2003 to facilitate Post Graduate Institutions to screen candidates for admission to MBA, PGDM ad MCA courses. Any Post Graduate Institution within the state can consider KMAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates.

KMAT scores are being released to both Management Institutions and Students. The purpose of KMAT is to provide information to institutions on a candidate’s aptitude and skills to cope up with a post graduate program. It therefore assists in making decisions pertaining to admissions to institutions. KMAT scores is one of the sources of information and should be used whenever possible in combination with other information prior to admissions.

KMAT Exam Date

Release of KMAT 2023 application form30 June 2023
Last date to apply online at kmatindia.com2Oct 2023
KMAT 2023 admit card release date03 Nov 2023
KMAT 2023 Mock Test Date01 and 02 Nov 2023
KMAT 2023 Exam Date5 Nov 2023
Release of official answer keyAs per KPPGCA
KMAT 2023 result announcementAs per KPPGCA
KMAT Exam Date

Important Downloads and Official Links

KMAT Karnataka – An Exam Overview

Name of ExamKMAT Karnataka
Full Form of KMAT KarnatakaKarnataka Management Aptitude Test
Organizing BodyKarnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges’ Association
Level of ExamState
Type of ExamMBA Entrance Exam
Official Websitehttps://www.kmatindia.com/index.php
Courses Where Admission is Through KMAT KarnatakaMBA, PGDM, MCA
Colleges Where Admission is Through KMAT KarnatakaB-Schools in Karnataka accepting KMAT Karnataka Scores
Minimum Educational Qualification Bachelor Degree of minimum three years duration in the field of Arts, Engineering, Commerce, Management
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
Type of QuestionsMCQs
Number of Questions120
Exam Duration3 hours
Subjects in Question PaperEnglish Language Usage and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data sufficiency and Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and current affairs
KMAT Karnataka – An Exam Overview


  •  MBA
  • PGDM
  • MCA


Eligibility for KMAT

Entry requirements into professional courses like MBA/PGDM/MCA in Karnataka are followed as per the UGC guidelines.


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


Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks. Candidates should have studied Maths at   10+2   stage or at graduation level..

Test Centers

Now take KMAT from your home as Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test

Test Structure

Test Structure
  • Paper Pen based test with 120 Multiple Choice Questions divided in three sections
  • No restriction to move to and fro among the sections

KMAT Syllabus

KMAT 2022 is proposed to be conducted with moderate level of difficulty without creating confusion in paper-pencil mode. The exam will have MCQs only. Section wise syllabus for KMAT 2022 is as follows-

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

English language ability would be tested through questions on Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. There would be questions on understanding of the contents of the passages and choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills. This shall include the passages with questions based on their contents to test comprehension.

Logical and Abstract Reasoning

This shall include questions to measure how quickly and accurately you can think. The section may have questions in sets as well individual ones based on Verbal Reasoning, analogy among others.

Quantitative Ability

The questions in this section will be of matriculation standard. This shall include questions to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations, understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time & speed etc. Apart from Arithmetic, the questions may also be based on Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and parts of mathematics. This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs & charts.

For MBA :
Sl No.TestQuestions
1.Language Comprehension40
2.Mathematical Skills40
3.Basic Aptitude40
KMAT MBA Syllabus
For MCA :
Sl No.TestQuestions
1.Language Comprehension40
2.Mathematical Skills40
3.Logical Reasoning40
KMAT MCA Syllabus

Admit Card

The Admit Card for the Entrance Examination can be downloaded from the website of the
Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, https://www.kmatindia.com/ Admit Card will not be sent by post from this office. The date of issue will be notified later.


The KMAT Result : Click Here

Contact Details

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges’ Association

Official Website: The official Website is kmatindia.com.

No.64, ‘Vastra Bhavan’,
4th Main, Near 18th Cross, Malleswaram,
Bangalore 560055

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