Karnataka Management Aptitude Test

What is KMAT Karnataka?

For admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), and Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programmes, the Karnataka Post Graduate Private Colleges' Association (KPPGCA) administers the KMAT Karnataka or Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT). The organisation was founded to encourage professional education and to simplify and streamline postgraduate professional programme admissions. The requirement for a single admission exam for the state of Karnataka led to the creation of the KMAT Karnataka in 2003. KMAT exam results are used to determine admission to more than 170 MBA colleges with AICTE approval and more than 55 MCA colleges. The participating institutes will contact candidates who pass the KMAT Karnataka 2022 exam to continue the admissions process, which includes group discussions and individual interviews.

KMAT 2022: Highlights

View the table below to learn about the key components of the Karnataka KMAT 2022 test.



Exam name

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test or KMAT

Conducting body

Karnataka Post Graduate Private Colleges' Association (KPPGCA)

Exam level

State Level

Exam frequency

Once a year

Mode of examination

Home-based Online Remote Proctored Test


2 hours

Test timings

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 


Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionQuantitative AbilityLogical Reasoning

Exam pattern

120 MCQs with no negative marking 



Application fees

INR 800 (excluding GST)

Exam purpose

Admission into more than 170 MBA colleges and over 55 MCA colleges

No. of seats

Approximately 15,000 seats in Karnataka through the KMAT exam

Courses offered


No. of test cities

13 (This year the exam will be conducted in the home-based proctored mode)

Exam date

To be announced

Helpdesk No.

+91 9513270139 / +91 9513271046

Official website


KMAT 2022 Overview

Here are some crucial details concerning the KMAT 2022 exam:


• In the state of Karnataka, there are numerous MBA and MCA colleges that have received AICTE approval.

• KMAT scores are accepted by more than 200 commercial and public institutions in Karnataka for admission to MBA and MCA programmes.

• The KMAT exam is divided into three sections: logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, and verbal and reading comprehension.

• The KMAT exam will be administered in a remote, online, home-based proctored style.

• Compared to other MBA tests like the CAT, XAT, ATMA, etc., the KMAT exam typically has an easy to moderate difficulty level.

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