KMAT 2020

Exam Date : July 20, 2020
Result Date : August 25, 2020

Willing to pursue professional management courses to enhance your chances of getting hired in big companies? India's 169+ Institutions affiliated by its respective Universities come under KMAT Karnataka. Attempt KMAT Karnataka exam and get admissions in the best business schools of Karnataka like M.S. Ramaiah Institute, IIPM, Global Institute, Dr Ambedkar Institute, Acharya Academy and many more. We are here to provide all the details regarding entrance exam, eligibility, pattern, syllabus, results.

What is KMAT Karnataka?

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is organized by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) which is situated in Bangalore. This entrance test is for Management and Computer Science postgraduate courses as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Master of Computer Applications (MCA).

 KMAT Exam Details

This National Level Entrance Test was firstly conducted in 2003 and follows UGC guidelines. KMAT Karnataka exam is open to all eligible candidates across India to apply. Candidate will get admission as per their cutoff and merit list. This exam is for analyzing a candidate's abilities on the basis of his/her logical or aptitude skills.

KMAT Karnataka at a Glance
Category Details
Exam Name Karnataka Management Aptitude Test
Abbreviated As KMAT 
Frequency Once in a year
Official Website
Level of exam National
Authority Karnataka Private Post Graduate College’s Association
Type Of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Examination Stream Management & Computer Application Course 
Exam Date July 20, 2020 

KMAT 2020 Exam Dates

KMAT Karnataka's important dates will be announced on the official website. Tentatives dates for various events of KMAT Examination are given below:

KMAT Exam Dates 2020 
Activity Dates (Tentative)
Online Registration Starts May 25, 2020
Online Registration Ends July 10, 2020
Releasing Admit Card July 17, 2020
Exam Date July 20, 2020
Result Declaration Date August 25, 2020

Note: Candidate should reach before one hour before KMAT Entrance Exam time to avoid traffic or any other eleventh-hour urgency.

KMAT Eligibility

On the basis of guidelines put forward by the University Grants Commission (UGC), admissions to courses like MBA/PGDM/MCA are done in Karnataka. Eligibility Criteria for various courses are given below:


  • Candidate should be graduate or Post Graduate in any discipline recognized by University or Institutes.
  • Must have scored a minimum of 50% of the aggregate marks (45% for SC/ST candidates).
  • Final year graduation candidates can also apply.


  • Candidate should have maths as a subject in 10+2 or at graduation level.
  • Graduate candidates should have 50% marks.

Note: Candidates who belong to OBC/PD categories eligibility criteria are a minimum of 40% in every subject. Minimum qualification is graduation in KMAT Karnataka entrance exam. Candidate should have a minimum age of 21 years.

KMAT Application Form 2020 

KMAT Application forms will be available on its official website from May 25, 2020 to July 10, 2020 (tentatively).

Details needed to be filled in your KMAT Application form

  1. Your full name as mentioned in School Leaving Certificate in BOLD letters.
  2. Choose your nativity whether you are from Karnataka state or a domicile, do select accordingly.
  3. Choose an exam center that is nearby as after submitting the form it can't be changed or modified.
  4. Clearly mention the appropriate test for which you are applying.
  5. Enter your Birthdate as you have mentioned for the 10th mark sheet.
  6. Stream in which you did your graduation as it's a part of eligibility.
  7. Write your full postal mailing address on the form because they will send a hard copy of the admit card on your mentioned address on the KMAT application form.

Documents to be uploaded for KMAT Karnataka 2020

Candidates need to upload documents mentioned below in tabular form:

Documents need to be uploaded
Documents Form  Type of File Maximum size
Photograph Scanned .png/ .jpg/ .jpeg 500 kb
Signature Scanned .png/ .jpg/ .jpeg 200 kb

After filling all the necessary details click on "Apply".

Application Fee

KMAT Application Fee can be paid through Demand Draft of INR 1,000/- (inclusive of GST) in favor of "KMAT 2020" payable at any Nationalised bank in Bangalore. There is no concession for candidates of reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC).

Note: Do not forget to take its photocopy just for acknowledgment.

KMAT Exam Pattern

KMAT Karnataka is a paper-pen based Exam. KMAT Karnataka question paper is divided into three major sections. It is of medium level of difficulty. For MBA course, topics included are:

  1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  2. Quantitative Ability
  3. Logic Reasoning

It has equal marks distribution for all questions. Each section carries 40 marks for 40 questions means one mark for each question. A total of 120 Multiple Choice Questions are there. No negative marking is there.

KMAT Karnataka Exam Pattern 2020 
Subject Sections Number of Questions Marks Distribution Time Duration
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 40 40 2 Hours
Quantitative Ability 40 40
Logic Reasoning 40 40
Total 120 120

KMAT Syllabus

Syllabus for KMAT consists of topics from Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Candidate should be very well-versed in English Language, very clear to the basics of Grammar, Sentence completion, Comprehension of passages, Synonyms, Antonyms, and vocabulary. KMAT Karnataka syllabus also includes few topics such as relatable questions on Phrases, Expressions, Choice of appropriate words, the content of the passage and similar Language skills.

Quantitative Ability

This section will be based on basic fundamental knowledge of maths in Metric standard. This will test the candidate’s ability of how good and accurate they are with numbers, basic numeric calculations and formulas, involving Percentage, Time and Speed, Interest, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion. Apart from this, the KMAT Karnataka exam section will also consist of Trigonometry, Algebra, and Geometry. About these topics, interpretation of tables, graphs and Charts questions can be asked.

Logic Reasoning

This section identifies a candidate’s capability of solving problems fast and accurately. It includes verbal reasoning and analogy.

KMAT Admit Card

Candidates can download their KMAT Karnataka Admit card or Hall ticket by providing their Application number and date of birth from the official website of KMAT Karnataka from July 17, 2020 till the exam date i.e. July 20, 2020. Click on the 'Download' option and take a print out. It will carry the following information:

  • Your Name and permanent address: Check spelling and whole address.
  • Paste your photograph of passport size and your face should be properly visible. Try to paste the same photo which you have attached to your KMAT Karnataka application form.
  • Test center will be mentioned and take marginal timings while reaching the center.
  • Do not forget to carry your KMAT admit card to the examination hall.
  • Keep it safe until counselling happens.

KMAT Exam Centres

KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) conducts KMAT Karnataka in various exam centres of Karnataka and other cities across India. This test is conducted within 10 cities of Karnataka. Those are:

Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Kalaburagi, Davanagere, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga.

While filling your application form a candidate has to choose their preferred exam centre nearby as per their feasibility. Candidates must make sure that the exam centre once chose can't be changed at any circumstance.

Documents you need to carry at KMAT Karnataka Exam Centre

  • Admit Card
  • ID proof for verification
  • Extra pens as its a pen-paper based exam

KMAT Results

KMAT Karnataka Results has been declared on the official website for all candidates on August 25, 2020 (tentative). Candidates just have to enter their Application number and Birthdate to check the results for KMAT Karnataka 2020.

How to Check KMAT Karnataka 2020 Results?

You can go through the following steps to download the KMAT result without any hassle.

  • Visit the official website of KMAT Karnataka. Click on the "Result" tab.
  • Enter Application Number and Birthdate. Click on submit button.
  • Download and take a printout of your Score Card for further use.

KMAT Cut Off

Cutoff for KMAT Karnataka Entrance Exam 2020 will be issued by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). To be considered for the selection process and further admission procedure, you have to score minimum cutoff scores.

Cutoff percentile will differ for each participating institution as decided by them. Cutoff marks will be affected by the number of students appearing for the exam, difficulty level of the paper and number of seats that are available.

KMAT Selection Procedure

When cutoff will be announced, a candidate will be called for further process. KMAT Karnataka exam cutoff varies from one institute to another. The process could be as explained below in points:

  • For admission procedure, Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds are conducted in some Institutes.
  • Even Institute might ask candidates to give written ability or essay writing test, instead of GD and PI as per its procedure and number of students applying.
  • Lastly, Institutes will verify a candidate's academic certificate along with past experience for the final round of admission procedure.
  • KMAT Karnataka selected students will get admission into those institutes.

KMAT Counselling

After the announcement of the result for KMAT Karnataka 2020, each institute under Karnataka Private Post Graduate College’s Association (KPPGCA) will set a cut off mark for particular courses they offer. You can apply to college whose cut off is as per your Score Card.

  • Cut off will vary from one Institute or College to another.
  • If you get a score in your results what is a cut-off, then you can apply to specific business school.
  • KMAT Karnataka Counselling will be in offline mode.

Documents Required At The Time of Counselling Process 

Candidate should carry a few important documents for official verifications at the time of counseling. Those documents are:

  • Your KMAT Karnataka Entrance Exam Score Card.
  • KMAT Karnataka 2020 admit card.
  • KMAT Karnataka 2020 Application form fee payment copy.
  • Bachelor's degree (10+2+3) certificates.
  • Your Intermediate (10 +2) marks card.
  • Special category document (ST/ SC/ OBC/PD), if needed.
  • Two passport size photographs.

Coaching Centres

Various Coaching centers are available for KMAT Karnataka Exam, especially in Bengaluru which are:

  • IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd
  • VPROV Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Time Education Bangalore Pvt. Ltd.
  • Career Launcher India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd.

Courses offered through KMAT Karnataka

Following courses are being offered through KMAT Karnataka Entrance Exam. These specializations are enumerated below:

 Courses Offered through KMAT Karnataka
Courses Duration  Specialization
MBA 2 years Marketing, Finance, Information system, HR management, Consulting, Operations, Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Small-Medium-Enterprises & Start-ups
MCA 3 years Software Development, Software Management, System Development, System Engineering, Management Information System and Internet
PGDM 2 years Marketing, Finance (Accounting), HR management, Operations

Guidelines for KMAT Karnataka Exam Day

Following guidelines are provided to guide you for KMAT Entrance Exam Day. You are requested to go through these to ensure bringing all required things mentioned below:

  1. Admit Card: Candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam center without admit card in any condition.
  2. ID Proof: It is mandatory to carry any of your government ID proof like Driving License/Aadhar Card/Pan Card. It is equally important as Admit card is.
  3. Before Time: Reach at least one hour before the timings set for the test. It will allow you to finish your formalities like security checks, identity verification, and check-in may take a considerable time.
  4. Late-comers: Candidate who reaches the Examination Centre after the commencement of the exam will not be allowed to enter the examination Hall.
  5. No Mobile Phones: No cell phones, electronic Gadgets, pager, tablet, calculator or any other communicating electronic device is not allowed alongside you in the examination hall.
  6. No Discussion: No candidate is permitted to talk to or ask anyone anything. If you are found doing the same, your candidature will be canceled without a delay and will be asked to leave the Examination Hall immediately.
  7. Restricted Items: No Candidate should carry any Electronic Watches with a calculator, material printed or written, paper bits,  Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables. No other document is allowed in the KMAT Karnataka examination hall except the Admit Card, identity proof.

KMAT Karnataka FAQs

Q. I am not good at English. Can I give this exam in some other language?

Ans. No, this exam will only be conducted in only one language i.e English. Practice a lot of question papers. You will be able to do it.

Q. Are candidates in the final year of their graduation eligible for this exam?

Ans. Yes, candidates in the final year of their graduation can give KMAT Karnataka exam, provided that they meet all other eligibility conditions.

Q. Can I get any refund if I am not able to give an exam because of some reason?

Ans. No, only the fee will be refunded in that case.

Q. Is negative marking there in KMAT Exam?

Ans. No, negative marking is not there in KMAT Karnataka.

Q. Will the KMAT 2020 be conducted online?

Ans. No, like previous years KMAT 2020 will be pen and paper-based exam only.

Contact Details

If you have any queries related to KMAT Karnataka Exam, please feel free to contact their helpdesk numbers given below.

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association

No.64, 'Vastra Bhavan', 4th main, Near 18th Cross,

Malleswaram, Bangalore - 560055

Phone: 080 23444555

Helpline Numbers: +91 9513270139/9513271046

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Colleges which accept [KMAT]

Want to get in ?
Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2020
31 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Completion of Bsc in computer science or BCA is the criteria. 50% is the cut-off. PGCET/KMAT is the entrance examination to be attended.

Want to get in ?
Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2020
21 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Students should pass the BCA, Bcm, BBA graduation. Kmat or PGCET exams connected and rank will be announced for regular/lateral entry students separately. Cutoff decides our college management authority based on the ranks.for example-3450

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing), batch of 2020
21 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Graduated with minimum 60% *Admission procedure:- Management seat Should contact the admission office and book the seat if necessary by paying the said fees Provide all necessary documents during admission such as 10th Mark's card, 12th Mark's card, degree marks cards etc Pay the required fees PGCET *Entrance examination KMAT * cutoffs Graduation with minimum 60% in the previous course

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2017
14 Aug 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria: more than 60% marks in graduation and the procedure was Any entrance exam Like KMAT, MAT, CAT, etc. a person should have cleared to take up the MBA as their course.

 I took the MAT as my entrance exam. 

 The typical cutoffs for my course is 60%.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2019
26 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria for MBA are 50% marks in Bachelors degree. I wrote KMAT exam Typical cutoff for MBA is 7000

Want to get in ?
Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2020
01 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

So the Admission procedure in Ms Ramaiah starts from filling up the admission form which requires all the important details of students like marks secured details of entrance exam, etc and then the next step in an aptitude test which conducted by college and qualifying the test leads to the next step which is personal interview for the test and the interview students don't need to come down to the campus students from other states like me can complete the process online via Skype. And the entrance exams accepted by Ramaiah are CAT, MAT, CMAT, KMAT. And the minimum students should have 60 % in under graduation.

Want to get in ?
Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2019
06 Oct 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

After I wrote KMAT MCA Test I got good ranking and I selected AIMS college after document verification and college selection process I reported to AIMS college and I joined AIMS. After that days passed and I got distinction in Main's 

MCA(Master of Computer Applications)As The name suggests the Professional Course for IT Students. The Current Technologies based on software and hardware products that improve students to Introduce for IT industry. and The Leading Master course compares to others.

Want to get in ?
Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2017
16 Jul 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for Master Of Computer Application at St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore is that the candidate must at least have 60% in the Bachelors degree, the candidate must be from the background of Computers or IT ie., BCA, BSC (Computer Science) or BCOM (Computer Science), candidate should write the competitive entrance exams like CMAT, KMAT, etc. I got admission through KMAT that is the management seat. The candidate who wants to get admission through KMAT must have ranked below 20000.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018
26 Jun 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Any Bachelor degree is a minimum eligibility criterion. For doing in the state where you born there is a government exam PGCET, and other exams like COMEDK, KMAT are also legitimate entrance examinations. The normal cutoffs is more than 50%. 

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2019
22 Jun 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

1) The eligibility criteria were the completion of any UG courses. For example B.Com, BBM, BCA, B.Sc, and Engineering etc.

The admission is either through Management quota or PGCET counseling (Government seat).

2) The entrance exam taken by me was PGCET. KMAT exam can also be taken up for the entrance.

3)The cut off for PGCET was around 500 ranking and again it depends on different categories like GM, 1A, 2A, 3A, SC & ST etc.


Discussion Forum

What is the syllabus for KMAT Karnataka for quantitative techniques?

What is the syllabus for KMAT Karnataka for quantitative techniques?

Asked By: birju singh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Birju,

KMAT Kerala 2020 Syllabus for quantitative techniques is:

  • Arithmetic

  • Decimals

  • Number systems

  • Linear equations

  • Geometry

  • Quadratic equations

  • Algebra

  • Time-Speed-Distance

  • Profit and Loss

  • Algebra

  • Simple and compound interties

  • Menstruation

  • Inequations

  • Ratio and proportion

  • Work and time

  • Permutation and combination

  • Probability

  • Percentage

  • Partnership

  • average general

Good Luck!

What is the date of release of application form of KMAT Karnataka?

What is the date of release of application form of KMAT Karnataka?

Asked By: chintu sukhwal,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Chintu,

KMAT Karnataka 2020 application form will release on 23rd May 2020.

Good Luck!


Does Saintgits Institute of Management accept KMAT score?

Does Saintgits Institute of Management accept KMAT score?

Asked By: ajay,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Ajay,

KMAT is accepted by Saintgits Institute of Management, Kerala. Click here to know about the colleges that accept KMAT score.

Good Luck!!


What all colleges accept KMAT 2018 score?

What all colleges accept KMAT 2018 score?

Asked By: komal,

Hi, I am Chandan How can I confirm that my KMAT registration form is duly submitted?

Hi, I am Chandan How can I confirm that my KMAT registration form is duly submitted?

Asked By: Pranab,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Chandan,

For confirming you will receive a confirmation of Candidate summary sheet along with the Payment Details. 

Good Luck.

Hi, I am Pranab. Can I opt for more than one test city for KMAT Exam?

Hi, I am Pranab. Can I opt for more than one test city for KMAT Exam?

Asked By: Pranab,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Pranab,

You cannot opt for more than one test city for KMAT Exam. For more information, click here.

Good Luck.

Benefits of KMAT

What are the benefits of KMAT 2017?

Asked By: Nihal Sinha,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
The benefits of KMAT are as follows: -
  • KMAT is a Gateway to MBA in Karnataka.
  • Bangalore, Silicon Valley of India is the No. 1 destination for MBA/PGDM.
  • There is a vibrant job market.

Competent Authority

Who is the competent authority for the KMAT exam?

Asked By: Neha J,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The competent authority for the KMAT exam is the Karnataka Private Post Graduate College Association.


What is KMAT?

Asked By: Anamika Suresh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Karnataka Management Admission Test (KMAT) is a common entrance test conducted by the Karnataka Private Postgraduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) for admission to MBA, MCA and PGDM courses in AICTE approved university affiliated self financing colleges in Karnataka.
  • The body was established in 2003 with the aim of arranging active aid for students looking to seek professional and quality post-graduate education.
  • The questions asked in KMAT are designed to check candidates quantitative and logical reasoning skills along with their verbal and general ability skills.
  • KMAT exam provides students access to over 169 colleges in Karnataka.