KMAT (Kerala Management Aptitude Test) Kerala 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - March 01 2018

KMAT Kerala 2018 will be organizeed in offline method i.e. pen-paper mode. The exam is scheduled for the first week of April 2018. Aspirants will have to attempt 180 questions in the time period of 3 hours.

  • 4 marks are allotted for every accurate response and there is no negative marking for this test.
  • The question paper would be objective type (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • The questions for this exam is based on English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge and Contemporary Scenario.
  • KMAT Kerala 2018 would probe the basic understanding of the released syllabus by the authorities.

Aspirants who are keen in getting admissions in different government/private institutions of management in Kerala can appear for Kerala Management Admission Test (KMAT) 2018 which is held twice in a year in the month of April and November. Marks and rank determined in the examination is responsible for the admissions of deserving aspirants.

Exam Format Highlights of KMAT Kerala 2018

Exam modeOffline (pen and paper)
Number of papersTwice in a year
Number of questions180
Number of sections4
Question paper typeMultiple choice questions
KMAT total marks760
Exam duration3 hours
Exam languageEnglish
Marking scheme4 marks per question
Negative markingNo negative marking

Exam Format in Details of KMAT Kerala 2018

KMAT 2018 is organizeed offline with pen and paper by MG University at the allotted examination centers in the state. A total of 180 objective type questions will be there in the paper which are need to be solved within 3 hours.

Every correct response will lead to an increase in 4 marks. KMAT Kerala 2018 includes questions based on English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. Also, since there is no negative marking, students are advised to attempt all the questions in this test.

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SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension50200
Quantitative Ability50200
Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning40160
General Awareness & Contemporary Business Scenario40160

KMAT Kerala 2018 Exam Format for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms and comprehension of passages will be tested in the exam for this section. Aspirant’s understanding of the content of the given passage, picking up suitable words, expressions, phrases, synonyms must be up to the mark to pass this section of the exam.

KMAT Kerala 2018 Exam Format for Quantitative Ability

This sub-division will examine a student on how quick as well as correct he/she is when it comes to thinking. The questions might, either be in sets or personal ones.

KMAT 2018 Exam Format for Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning

The question will be more of Matriculation standards in this subdivision. Apart from this, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs and charts are some other topics which would be evaluated here. Work efficiency of students with numbers, numerical calculations, different arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time and speed etc. will be tested.

KMAT 2018 Exam Format for General Awareness and Contemporary Business Scenario

It will contain general awareness of students as an educated person. However, there is no exact syllabus for this but present and conventional general knowledge from past and current is needed to complete this section. 

Marking Scheme of KMAT Kerala 2018

KMAT Kerala 2018 question paper will be of 720 marks in total. There is four section in the question paper which has 180 questions in total. All the questions carry equal marks. 4 marks will be rewarded for every accurate response. Also, there will not be any negative marking.

Tabulated below is the KMAT Kerala 2018 marking scheme:

Every accurate response4 marks
Every inaccurate responseNo negative marks

Syllabus of KMAT Kerala 2018

The syllabus of KMAT Kerala 2018 is segregated into four sections. It is very important to understand the syllabus precisely to secure good marks in the test. However, the syllabus of this test is similar to that of MBA entrance exams like CAT or MAT. Tabulated below is the syllabus of this exam subject wise.

English Language Usage and Reading ComprehensionPara completion
Fact Inference Judgment
Word usage
Sentence Correction
Fill in the blanks
Para Jumble
Quantitative AptitudeArithmetic - Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Simplification, Percentage
Algebra - Theory of Equations, Sequence and Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation and Combination
Geometry - Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles
Mensuration - Areas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern
Calculus - Maxima and Minima, Function
Trigonometry - Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances.
Data Sufficiency and Logical ReasoningData Sufficiency- Tables, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Combination of Graphs, Data Sufficiency, Venn Diagram
Logical Reasoning- Blood Relations, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Propositions, Data Arrangement, Puzzles, Assumptions, Statements
General Knowledge and Contemporary Business ScenarioPolitics and Culture
Social Developments
Present Affairs of National and International
Individualities in News
Sports news
Trade Awareness

Advisable Books of KMAT Kerala 2018

There are few books for students by various authors who are preparing for KMAT Kerala 2018 examination. Below mentioned are all the KMAT 2018 preparation books: It is very important to choose the right book to study properly and secure good marks and rank in the test.

Book TitleAuthor/Publication
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CATNishit Sinha
Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CATNishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut MethodsAbhijit Guha
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CATArun Sharma
Business English and CommunicationClark Zimmer
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, PublisherAjay Singh
Class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th TextbooksNCERT/ Kerala State Board

Important Instructions of KMAT Kerala 2018

  • The aspirant is not allowed to leave the centre before the exam timings as it will lead to the cancellation of the exam.
  • Responses should be marked correctly as per the participant’s ability and knowledge by darkening the option in the OMR sheet.
  • Aspirant required to be current at the exam centre 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the KMAT 2018 examination.
  • Individual belongings like baggage are not allowed inside the centre. The centre would not be responsible for any sort of stealing or losing the belongings.
  • Aspirants will be given extra 10 minutes to read the test booklet thoroughly to avoid confusion regarding anything.
  • The aspirant is not allowed to open the exam booklet unless instructed.
  • Electronic gadgets including mobile phones, calculators or suchlike are not allowed inside the test centre.
  • Correct details must be filled in the response sheet by the participant or else there is a possibility that the result will not be evaluated.
  • The aspirant who is established guilty of any unfair means will be responsible for the disqualification of his/her candidature.
  • Entry of a student would be debarred in the centre without the alloted hall ticket in any circumstances.

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