Here’s the KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern in Detail

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KMAT Kerala is conducted for MBA and MCA program admissions that are conducted in offline mode twice a year in December and June. As per the exam pattern of KMAT Kerala, the exam will be conducted in offline mode across various exam centres. The aspirants must have a complete idea of the KMAT exam pattern before filling the application form of KMAT Kerala so that it will help them to carry out impactful preparation.

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Students appearing for KMAT Kerala will be examined in different topics such as Quantitative Aptitude, usage of English Language & Reading Comprehension, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness & Modern Business Scenario.

KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern Highlights:

Interested students who are taking admissions in different private or government colleges of management in Kerala can apply for Kerala Management Admission Test (KMAT). The level of the examination is quite the same as XAT or MAT. Ranks and marks obtained in the examination are necessary for the admissions of deserving candidates.

The tabulation below is the highlights of the KMAT Kerala exam pattern that will help the aspirants to gain more details with regard to the exam pattern of KMAT:

Exam Name  KMAT Kerala
Full-Form Kerala Management Admission Test
Exam Language English
Number of Sessions 4
Exam Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Exam Mode Offline
Number of Questions 180
Total Marks 720
Question Format Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marking Criteria +4 marks per question, -1 mark for every wrong answer


KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern Details:

The detailed exam pattern of KMAT Kerala can be checked below that will help the candidates to resolve all their queries relating to the exam pattern of KMAT Kerala.

KMAT Kerala Exam Medium:

The questions in the KMAT Kerala exam will be asked in the English language. So, the candidates will have to provide the answers in the English language.

KMAT Kerala Exam Mode:

The exam mode of KMAT Kerala will be offline i.e. pen-paper-based mode. The questions will be objective in nature. A sealed OMR sheet and a question paper to answer the questions in the examination will be provided to each student.

KMAT Kerala Exam Duration:

Candidates will be provided 2 hours 30 minutes to solve all the questions in the exam. Students should keep in mind that there is no restriction regarding attempting a particular section within a given time frame.

KMAT Kerala Exam Sections:

In the entrance examination, candidates will be required to attempt four sections namely English Language & Reading Comprehension, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness & Modern Business Scenario.

KMAT Kerala Exam Section-wise Pattern:

Tabulation below is the section-wise exam pattern of KMAT Kerala:

Section Name No. of Questions No. of Marks
English Language and Reading Comprehension 50 200
Quantitative Aptitude 50 200
General Awareness and Modern Business Scenario 40 160
Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning 40 160
Total 180 questions 720 marks


KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern Marking Scheme:

There have been no changes notified yet by the official authorities in the marking scheme of KMAT Kerala. As of now, mentioned below is the marking scheme as follows:

  • In total, KMAT Kerala exam has 180 questions.
  • For every right answer, there will be 4 marks.
  • And 1 mark will be cut for every wrong answer.
Question Types  Marking scheme
Correct Answer +4
Incorrect Answer -1
Unanswered 0


KMAT Kerala Exam Syllabus:

The syllabus of KMAT is totally based on the fundamentals of the 10+2 curriculum. Although the syllabus of this entrance test is similar to the other MBA entrance exams like CAT or MAT, the syllabus of KMAT Kerala is categorized into four sections. 

Having the precise idea of the syllabus is very essential to secure good marks in the test.The tabulation below is the topic-wise syllabus of this exam.

Section Names Topics
English Language and Reading Comprehension Word usage
Facts arguments statements
Para completion
Sentence Correction
Fill in the blanks
Reading comprehension
Error spotting
Para Jumble
Quantitative Aptitude Algebra - Quadratic Equation, Theory of Equations, Permutation & Combination, Sequence & Series
Geometry - Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles
Arithmetic - Ratio and Proportion, Simplification,Number System, HCF, LCM, Percentage
Calculus – Function, Maxima and Minima
Mensuration - Areas &Volumes of Rectangles, Squares, Cubes, Cones, Triangles, Circles, Spheres, Pipes, and Cistern
Trigonometry - Heights &Distances, Trigonometric Ratios.
General Awareness & Modern Business Scenario Business
Politics and Culture
Social Developments
Personalities in News
Current Affairs of National and International
Sports news
Trade Awareness
Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning Data Sufficiency- Bar Graph, Line Graph, Tables, Pie Chart, Data Sufficiency, Combination of Graphs, Venn Diagram
Logical Reasoning- Syllogism, Blood Relations, Propositions, Puzzles, Assumptions, Data Arrangement, Statements


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