KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern 2019, Syllabus, Selection Process

Kerala KMAT Syllabus 2019 : KMAT exam pattern and selection process 2019 is given in detail in the official notification. KMAT is a multiple choice test that tests the ability of candidates in different topics. The medium of the test is English and the test is conducted for a duration of two hours and thirty minutes. The syllabus for KMAT is similar to other national-level MBA entrance tests like CAT and CMAT and the test will have questions under four sections. The official notification for KMAT February 2019 was released by the Admission Supervisory Committee on the 31st of October 2018. The Cochin University of Science and Technology will conduct the test on 17th of February 2019. Candidates can refer good preparation books and previous year question papers. The past question papers are given on the home page of KMAT 2019 to help the applicants.

KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern 2019

KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern

Brief Structure

  • The KMAT 2019 Test will be conducted for a duration of 150 minutes
  • The questions will be in English in MCQ Format
  • There will be 180 questions in total divided into four sections with each question carrying 4 marks
  • It is conducted as a pen-and-paper-based test.

Detailed View

Here is the table to help candidates gain a clear understanding of the pattern of KMAT 2019:

Section Name
Number of Questions
Marks For the Section
General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario
Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language & Reading Comprehension



Candidates are recommended to remember that there will be a negative mark of one mark for every wrong answer.

KMAT Kerala Syllabus

The section-wise syllabus for KMAT 2019 is as follows

KMAT Kerala Syllabus

General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario

  • Economics
  • Current affairs of national and international economics
  • Trade awareness
  • Social developments
  • Culture
  • Personalities in news
  • Politics
  • Sports
  • Business

Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning

  • Statements
  • Data Arrangements
  • Assumptions
  • Syllogism
  • Puzzles
  • Blood relations
  • Prepositions
  • Pie chart
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Venn Diagram
  • Combination of graphs
  • Tables
  • Line Graph
  • Bar Graph

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Height & Distance
  • Trigonometric Ratios
  • Function
  • Maxima and Minima
  • Mensuration of Areas & Volumes
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Sequence & Series
  • Theory of Equations
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Quadratic Equations
  • In-Equations
  • Percentages & Averages
  • Geometric Progression
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Work & Time
  • Profit &Loss
  • Geometry
  • Number System
  • Ratios & Proportions
  • Simplification
  • Algebra
  • HCF & LCM

English Language & Reading Comprehension

  • Fact Inference Judgement
  • Para Jumbles
  • Grammar
  • Antonym & Synonym
  • Tenses
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Vocabulary
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Word Usage
  • Reading Comprehension

KMAT Kerala Exam Date

For admission of students to the MBA course in colleges and B-Schools in Kerala for the academic year 2019-20, the KMAT February 2019 will be conducted on the 17th of February 2019.

KMAT Kerala Selection Process

Based on the performance of candidates in KMAT February 2019, candidates will be shortlisted for group discussion and interview. The weightage ratio for the entrance exam, GD and interview are 80:10:10 respectively. Based on the rank list published by the convening authority, candidates will get admission in the participating institutions for which they have applied separately.

KMAT Important Dates

Here are some actual dates and tentative dates after submission of the application that the applicants should remember:

Important Dates
Release of Admit Card
Last Week of January 2019 or first week of February 2019
Date of KMAT February 2019
17th of February 2019
Release of Answer Key
Same Day or the following day of the examination

Window for challenging answer key
One day
Release of Results
Last week of February or first week of March 2019
Issue of Scorecard
A day or two after the release of results
Beginning of Academic Session
Middle of March 2019

About KMAT 2019

Kerala Management Admission Test is conducted for two times a year. The first is in February and the second exam is conducted in June. Candidates, who could not score well in February, can take up the improvement examination in June along with other candidates freshly applying for the June examination. Even though they have taken February exam, candidates planning to take up June Exam again will have to apply separately. In addition to KMAT, management colleges in Kerala also consider CAT and CMAT scores for admission of students to the MBA course. However, MAT Score is not considered valid by B-Schools in Kerala. So, if a candidate has MAT Score, he/she will have to take up KMAT. If he/she has a CAT/CMAT score, there is no need to take up KMAT. They can apply to management colleges in Kerala with their CAT/CMAT Score.

KMAT Kerala FAQs

1. Will I Get The Admit Card For KMAT Exam Delivered To My Home?

No, you will not get it to your home. You will have to download it from the official website of KMAT. You can continue checking the website after submission of application and before the date of examination. Once, the admit card is released, you will find a link on the home page. You can get the admit card to your system by providing your application number and password and then, you can take a print out of it.

2. In The Case Of Any Issues With The Exam Process, What Can I Do?

You can contact the helpline numbers at 0471-2335133/8547255133. Even, you can get help by sending your email query to The head office of KMAT is located at Vazhuthacaud in Thiruvananthapuram. You can get in touch with this helpline for any issues like inability to download scorecard, non-receipt of unique ID, etc.


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