KMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit, Reservation

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Nov 23, 2023

KMAT 2023 eligibility criteria must be met by the candidates to appear for the exam. Eligibility for an exam means the validation to participate in an examination. It includes different criteria right from the age of the candidate to its academic performance, stream, university/ board and more. University Grants Commission (UGC) provides the guidelines for KMAT exam eligibility criteria for admission to various postgraduate courses.

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KMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023 

KMAT stands for Karnataka Management Aptitude Test. The exam is carried out by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association and acts as a gateway for admissions to postgraduate courses MBA/ PGDM and MCA in some of the premier institutions in Karnataka. There are specific eligibility criteria that a candidate needs to fulfil before applying for the exam.

KMAT Karnataka eligibility criteria specify three main criteria that the candidates need to complete to be considered for the application process. Candidates need to meet educational qualification requirements and age limits, and there will be certain relaxation for reserved categories candidates. Different courses have different eligibility criteria, and here we will have a look at both the guidelines.

KMAT 2023 General Eligibility

  • Candidates must be 21 years old for PG programmes to clear the KMAT Karnataka exam eligibility.
  • There is no upper age limit for PG courses.
  • Final year students can also apply.
  • Candidates must complete their Bachelor's degrees before admission.
  • Candidates must meet the percentage required for admission.
  • Candidates will be required to produce all the necessary documents from the Bachelor's Degree completion to be clear of the KMAT qualification mark.

KMAT Eligibility for MBA/PGDM

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years duration/ Master degree examination of any recognized education body in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Science, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent to prove their eligibility for KMAT Karnataka.
  • Candidates should have secured 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/ ST candidates) to qualify the KMAT Karnataka eligibility for MBA.
  • Candidates in the final year of a Bachelor's degree are also eligible.

KMAT Eligibility for MCA

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with 50% marks to qualify the eligibility Karnataka KMAT for MCA.
  • Candidates should have studied maths at the 10+2 stage or at graduation level to qualify the criteria for eligibility Karnataka KMAT.

KMAT 2023 Reservation Criteria

The candidates must have a look at the reservation criteria before applying for the KMAT exam. The reservation criteria are tabulated below. 

KMAT 2023 Reservation Criteria
Category Reservation
Scheduled Caste 1.5%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Physically Disabled 3%
Other Backward Classes 27%



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