Karnataka Private PG Colleges Association (KPPGCA) will announce the notification and KMAT 2018 Exam Format on its official website www.kmatindia.com.
KMAT 2018 (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test) will include multiple-choice questions (MCQs) i.e. objective type questions.
The syllabus will be of secondary school level. The difficulty level is stated to be moderate. Questions will be asked from topics covered till class 10 of school.
KMAT 2018 Exam Format will give participants an idea of what to expect in the exam. The details about different aspects concerned to the aptitude exam like the method of the test, the time period of the exam, type of questions that will be asked in the test, marking scheme, the total number of questions, etc. are given in the table that follows:
|Exam Mode||Offline (pen and paper-based test)|
|Question Paper type||Objective (MCQs)|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Total no. of questions||120|
|Marks honored for accurate response||+4|
|Exam duration||2 hours (120 minutes)|
|Medium of language||English|
KMAT 2018 is a conventional pen and paper-based test. The question paper will be available in the English language only. The maximum marks an aspirant can score in KMAT 2018 are 480. The exam will include of 120 objective questions to be solved within 120 minutes. Candidates must choose the most suitable response out of 4 alternative options.
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The question paper will be segregated into 3 sections- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning. There is no time restriction of solving a particular section within a limited time. Candidates can choose to attempt any section as they seeking. They will need to mark their responses on an OMR sheet.
Verbal Ability and Reading Skills: This section will test the participant’s knowledge and proficiency in the English language. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 40.
Quantitative Ability: This section will assess the basic mathematical ability of personals. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 40. This section is considered to be relatively a scoring section and difficulty level for this section is class 10th level.
Logical Reasoning: The logical skills section is designed to evaluate the understanding of formats from the data given and to test the visualization power of students. This section will include 40 questions.
Test structure for both courses, MBA and MCA:
|1||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||40|
Candidates must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance exam. The marking scheme is said as follows: There has been no change in the marking scheme of KMAT 2018 and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. It should be noted that negative marking will be eligible for the test.
The syllabus for KMAT 2018 is based English, Mathematics, and Logic of secondary school level knowledge. It will be as decided by KPPGCA for every section. The section wise syllabus is given as follows: Candidates must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam.
This section will assess the grasp a participant has in the English language. The test paper will include questions based on a given passage. To response the questions, they must comprehend the contents of the passage and utilize accurate phrases, words, and expressions. Via this section, individual’s vocabulary, grammar and comprehension skill is tested.
The important topics for this section are:
Books for Reference:
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Objective General English 10,000+ questions||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Mastering Verbal Ability||Arihant Publication|
|High School Grammar||Wren and Martin|
This section of the exam assesses the participant’s ability to solve numerical problems with accuracy and speed. To ace this section, they must have a good understanding of basic mathematical concepts. It will comprise questions to evaluate how aspirants can work with numbers, do numerical calculations and understand different arithmetic problems. The questions in this section shall be of matriculation standard.
The important topics for this section are as follows:
Books for Reference:
|Quantitative Ability||Data Interpretation||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Ability||P Sinhal|
This section will determine a participant’s ability to think accurately and quickly. Candidates are advised to read a newspaper to know the different events happening around them. This section will also have a few questions about General Knowledge and Present Affairs. Questions about verbal reasoning and analogy will be asked. Students can expect questions on diagrams and figures as also verbal reasoning in this section.
Books for Reference:
|Logical Skills||A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
|Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Pearson Publication|
All aspirants must ensure that they follow some rules and regulations to maintain the decorum of the exam hall and to ensure that the examination proceeds properly.