KMAT 2021: Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

  • By Kirti Yadav
  • 25 October 2021

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As per the latest updates on the official website of KMAT India, the complete exam schedule for KMAT 2021 has been announced. Registrations for the exam, which began on July 6, end on October 25, with the exam scheduled for November 7, 2021. Those who have registered will receive their admit card three days before the exam, i.e. on November 4. This year, bearing in mind the restrictions due to the pandemic, KMAT will be conducted via the remote, online proctored mode across India. 

What is KMAT Karnataka?

KMAT or Karnataka Management Aptitude Test is held by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges' Association (KPPGCA) for admission into MBA, PGDM and MCA programmes. The organisation was established to support professional education and facilitate, as well as streamline, the admissions to professional postgraduate courses.

The first time KMAT Karnataka was conducted was back in 2003, born out of the need to have a unified entrance exam for the state. Today, over 170 AICTE-approved MBA colleges and more than 55 MCA colleges offer admissions based on the scores obtained in the KMAT exam.

If your preparation propels you forward to clear KMAT 2021, you would be called for further rounds of the admission process, such as the group discussion and personal interview, by the participating institutes.

KMAT Important Dates

KMAT exam events Dates (tentative) Details
Registrations begin July 6, 2021 KPPGCA will initiate online registrations for KMAT 2021.
Last date of registration October 25, 2021 The registration window closes on this date and you will not be allowed to register for the exam after this date.
Admit card shared November 4, 2021 Admit cards will be available on the official website for your convenience.
KMAT Karnataka exam November 7, 2021 KMAT 2021 will be held in 10 cities across Karnataka via the online, remote proctored mode
Result announcement November 20, 2021 Your scorecard will be released along with your results for KMAT 2021.

KMAT Eligibility Criteria

Earlier, only those who had permanent residence in Karnataka were eligible to take the KMAT exam. However, from 2018, this domicile criterion was removed.

Now, as per the new eligibility criteria for KMAT, you can appear for the exam even if you don't hail from Karnataka. The eligibility criteria, outlined below, mention the requirements for admission, such as educational qualification, minimum marks, and other details.

Note: KMAT 2021's eligibility is based on the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines. The criteria remain the same for all participating colleges, however, some colleges may mention additional requirements for final admissions.  

Academic Eligibility for MBA

  • You should have completed your graduation in a discipline such as commerce, management, arts, social sciences, engineering/technology from a recognised college/university.
  • For the final admission, you will be considered eligible based on your performance in the KMAT exam, academic record, and relevant subjects.

Qualifying marks

  • You should have obtained a minimum 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent CGPA in the final year examination of your Bachelor's degree 
  • For those of us belonging to the SC/ST category, the minimum aggregate required would be 45 per cent or its equivalent in CGPA.

KMAT 2021 Eligibility for MCA

  • You must hold a bachelor's degree in any field before seeking admission in an MCA course through KMAT 2021.
  • 50% aggregate in the final year examination of your bachelor's degree is a must.
  • Studying mathematics during your class 12 level examinations is also mandatory for this course.

Age Limit to Appear for KMAT 2021

KPPGCA has not mentioned any age-based barrier for KMAT. However, you should be at least 21 years old at the time of admission.

KMAT Registration

The first step in the admission process is registration. You can register for the KMAT entrance exam 2021 on the official website of KMAT India.

The following table highlights the tentative dates for important events concerning KMAT's registration dates 2021.

Event Dates 2021 (tentative)
Last date to apply for KMAT 2021 October 25 2021
KMAT 2021 exam November 7, 2021

Your application for KMAT will be completed only after the application fee has been paid. The fee can be made using payment options such as net banking, credit card, debit card and wallets.

Documents Required for KMAT 2021

Before you start filling the KMAT application form, keep the following documents handy.

  • Class X mark sheet
  • Class XII mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheet/certificate
  • Date of birth proof
  • Address proof
  • Caste category certificate (only if applicable)
  • Credit/debit card or net banking credentials
  • Scanned signature
  • Scanned passport size photo of self (not more than 3 months old)

KMAT Exam Pattern 2021

KMAT is an objective type test with Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). Keep reading for some key information about Kay 2021Here are the key details about the KMAT Pattern 2021:

  • KMAT 2021 consists of 120 objective type questions (MCQs)
  • KMAT Exam Pattern 2021 reveals that KMAT 2021 exam will be divided into three sections, with 40 questions in each section
  • The questions in KMAT's exam pattern are of easy to moderate difficulty level.
  • The sections in KMAT MBA 2021 exam are language comprehension, mathematical skills and basic aptitude

Each of the three sections in KMAT 2021's question paper will have:

  • 40 questions
  • Total of 120 questions
  • MCQ format

Section Questions Total Marks
Language Comprehension 40 40
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Basic Aptitude 40 40
Total 120 120

KMAT Syllabus

The three test sections in KMAT MBA 2021 exam are:

  1. Language comprehension
  2. Mathematical skills
  3. Basic aptitude.

There is a sectional sub-division in KMAT's syllabus that makes KMAT seem like an exam with six effective sections.

Language comprehension in the syllabus is divided into two parts:

  1. The verbal ability syllabus
  2. Reading comprehension syllabus

Similarly, section two on mathematical skills is divided into:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Data interpretation

Note: KMAT 2021's syllabus for mathematical skills section is very wide and covers each and every topic in mathematics with greater emphasis on Arithmetic. KMAT syllabus is thus based on the past paper patterns which contain questions from all these sections.

And to round it off, section three on the basic aptitude syllabus also consists of two parts:

  1. Abstract reasoning
  2. Logical reasoning

KMAT Admit Card

KMAT 2021's admit card will be released on November 4, 2021, on the official website of KMAT India and you can download yours, once they are available yours through the link provided on the website,

If you are encountering trouble downloading your admit card for KMAT 2021, follow the steps mentioned below:

Steps to Download KMAT Admit Card 2021

  1. Visit the official website of KMAT
  2. On the homepage, there will be a link that says 'Download Admit Card'. Click on it.
  3. Enter your login details, ie. your application number and DOB.
  4. The admit card will appear on your screen; verify the details printed on it for any mistake/errors.
  5. If everything looks good to go, download your admit card.

KMAT Preparation Tips

To prepare for the KMAT entrance exam, your single most important step is to make a study plan which incorporates each topic of the syllabus, while giving ample time to each individual topic. Commence your preparations with important topics and then thoroughly understand the fundamentals and basic concepts. Once you feel that you have covered the basics, try your hands at a few sample papers and mock tests. Don't forget to divide and allocate your preparation days smartly and efficiently.

KMAT Result

The results for KMAT 2021 will be released on November 20, 2021.

For online IBT mode, the result will be declared on the official site. You can check the KMAT Result 2021 for IBT by entering your roll number and your date of birth. For the offline PBT mode, you can get your result only at the KMAT office. Below is a list of dates for the KMAT results.

You must check the following details mentioned in your scorecard of KMAT 2021:

  • Your name
  • Your roll number
  • The sectional score
  • The overall score
  • And the overall percentile

How to Check KMAT Result?

You will not receive a hard copy of your KMAT scorecard. However, if you secure a valid score in KMAT 2021, you will be shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds.

Step 1: First, you have to visit the official website of KMAT

Step 2: Following that, you have to find and click on the link that says “KMAT Result 2021”

Step 3: It will guide you to the KMAT result page. From there, you have to select the offline mode exam which will show you the exam date

Step 4: Next you have to enter your roll number and your date of birth After you enter the KMAT login details, click on the login button

Step 5: Finally, you will be able to see your KMAT result 2021

Step 6: Take a printout of the result for future reference

KMAT Test Centres

You can select your preferred exam centre at the time of filling up your application form. Your allotted KMAT 2021 test centre will be mentioned on your admit cards. Here is a list of test centres you can choose from.

S.No. Test City Test Centre Test Centre Address
01 Bangalore Indian Academy School of Management Studies Hennur Cross, Hennur main road, Kalyan Nagar, near Kalyan Nagar bus depot, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043 
02 Bijapur BLDE Association's A.S Patil College of Commerce (Autonomous) MBA Programme, New campus, B.M. Patil Road, Vijaypura-586103 
03 Mangalore  A.J. Institute of Management Kottara Chowki, Opposite Mahindra Showroom Mangaluru, Karnataka 575006
04 Belgaum  Bharatesh Education Trust's Global Business School  BC-188, Near Fort, Old P.B. Road Belgaum-590016
05 Bellary Allum Karibasappa Institute of Management V.S.College Campus, Airport Road, Cantonment, Bellary-583104, Karnataka 
06 Davanagere MBA Programme, Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology PB NO 311 Lake View campus, S.S.Layout, Davanagere - 577004
07 Gulbarga Sharnbasveshwar College of Commerce S.B.College campus Kalaburgi -585103 
08 Hubli K.L.E. Society's Institute of Management Studies and Research  BVB Campus, Vidya Nagar, Hubballi, Karnataka 580031
09 Mysore Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana PG Centre  K.R.S. Main road, Metagalli post, opposite State Bank, (Near J.K.Tyres) Metagalli, Mysuru, Karnataka 570016
10 Shimoga PES Institute of Technology and Management  PES Campus, NH 206, Sagar Road, Shivamogga -577204 Karnataka

FAQs About KMAT Exam

What is the KMAT exam?

KMAT or Karnataka Management Aptitude Test is held by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges' Association (KPPGCA) for admission into MBA, PGDM and MCA programmes. The organisation was established to support professional education and facilitate, as well as streamline, the admissions to professional postgraduate courses.

How many times is the KMAT exam conducted in a year?

This exam is conducted once a year.

What is the full form of KMAT exam?

The full form of KMAT is Karnataka Management Aptitude Test.

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