Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)

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Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association

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Karnataka Management Aptitude Test Exam 2017(KMAT)

KMAT is a common entrance examination at state level for the aspirants that are willing to seek admission in various MCA and MBA/PGDM programs. KMAT stands for Karnataka Management Aptitude Test. It is conducted by the top B- Schools of Karnataka and Bangalore. The test is conducted every year by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). The entrance test basically grades the candidates based on their Quants and LR Skills for General and Verbal ability. 

What is KMAT Entrance Exam:-

Conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), KMAT is the gateway to more than 169 + well known AICTE-approved University-affiliated B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka. KMAT 2017 is an All India exam that will be held in more than 10 cities all across the country and is open to candidates from all parts of India and Abroad.

KMAT is Gateway to MBA in Karnataka and Bangalore, Silicon Valley of India and No 1 Destination for MBA/PGDM with very vibrant Job market. 

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KMAT 2017 Important Dates

24/07/2017 to 31/07/2017

Applicate Date (Online-Offline)

17/09/2017 to 17/09/2017

Exam Date (Offline)

18/09/2017 to 30/09/2017

Result Date (Online)

07/09/2017 to 15/09/2017

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KMAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria:- 

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


Bachelor's degree with minimum 3 years duration/ Masters degree examination of any recognized 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.

KMAT Exam Application Process:- 

The eligible and interested candidates must follow the below instructions while filling the online application form for KMAT:

  • Name: Candidates must fill their name as mentioned in the school leaving certificate.
  • Nativity: Candidates must select on the appropriate option irrespective of the fact whether they are or aren't residents of Karnataka state.
  • Choice of Test Centre: Select your test Centre city from the list of cities provided. Kindly note that once the city has been selected changes will not be allowed.
  • Date of Birth: Enter the Date of Birth in DD/MM/YYYY format.
  • Applying for: Select the appropriate category option, i.e., MBA or MCA.
  • Stream: Applicants need to specify the stream/discipline in which the candidate has obtained graduation degree.
  • Address: Complete postal address and other communication details should be correctly mentioned in the space provided. Write your first name in CAPITAL LETTERS. Failure to write complete address might result in non-receipt of postal communication if any.
  • Fees: Demand Draft (of Rs 1000) should be made in favor of "KMAT 2017", payable at Bangalore.
  • Candidates should keep a photocopy of the Application form and Demand draft as a proof of acknowledgment. 
  • Test Fees: - The registration fee for KMAT 2017 for MBA/ PGDM program is Rs 1000.

KMAT Exam Reservation Details :- 

The KMAT 2017 Reservation Policy is decided as per the UGC guidelines. The various KMAT 2017 Reserved categories are mentioned below:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) are provided 15% Reservation of seats through KMAT 2017. The Scheduled Tribe (ST) is given a seat reservation of 7.5% through KMAT 2017. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) have a Reservation of 27% through KMAT 2017. The Persons with Disabilities are given 3% horizontal reservation in each category.

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