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KMAT 2022: Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Form Correction, Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Cut Off

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Shruti Sharma

Content Curator | Updated On - Dec 16, 2021

KMAT 2022 Registrations will commence from the 3rd week of March 2022. The candidates having bachelor’s degrees in a relevant discipline from a recognized institute are eligible to apply for KMAT 2022. The examination will be conducted in an offline pen and paper mode. The candidates need to attempt a total of 120 questions within 2 hours. Based on the previous year’s analysis, it is expected that the exam will be conducted in the 2nd week of April 2022. The aspirants of KMAT 2022 need to keep visiting the official website to receive the latest updates regarding the exam. 

What is KMAT?

KMAT or Karnataka Management Aptitude Test is a standardized test conducted to help post-graduate institutions select students for admission to MBA, PGDM, and MCA programs in Karnataka. It began in the year 2003 under Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). 

KMAT 2022 Highlights

KMAT Karnataka Management Aptitude Test
Conducting Body Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
Exam Level State Level
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online Proctored Mode
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Duration 2 hours
No. of Questions 120 MCQs with no negative marking
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions
Application Fee Rs.1000/- for General Rs.750/- for Sc/ST
Total Seats Offered 15,000 Seats approximately in Karnataka through the KMAT exam
Applications per year 9184 registrations in 2021 9000 appearing for the exam
Number of Exam centres 14 centres
Official Website http://www.kmatindia.com/
KMAT Helpline +91 9513270139 / +91 9513271046

KMAT 2022 Important Dates

The authorities haven’t released the examination schedule for KMAT 2022. However, based on previous year’s trends, following table has been curated. 

Events Session 1 Session 2
Commencement of KMAT 2022 Application Form 3rd week of March 2022 1st week of May 2022
Last date to submit the application Last week of March 2022 Last week of June 2022
Admit card 1st week of April 2022 Last week of June 2022
KMAT Kerala 2022 exam Date 2nd week of April 2022 1st week of July 2022
Answer key 3rd week of April 2022 2nd week of July 2022
Announcement of result 3rd week of May 2022 3rd week of July 2022

KMAT 2022 Courses Offered

Given below are some of the professional courses offered by KMAT.

MBA (Master of Business Administration) PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
MCA (Masters of Computer Applications) -

KMAT 2022 Eligibility

Subject Eligibility
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • Bachelors degree of minimum 3 years 
  • Candidates in their final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply
PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
  • Bachelors degree with minimum 3 years duration
  • Candidates in their final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply
MCA (Masters of Computer Applications)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 50% marks in graduation
  • Math’s at 10+2 stage or graduation level

KMAT 2022 Application Form

KMAT 2022 Registrations will commence from the 3rd week of March 2022. The candidates are advised to follow the below-mentioned steps to register for the exam without any error. 

How to Register for KMAT 2022? (H3)

  • Visit the official website click on ‘Apply Now’ on the top menu bar
  • Then click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • To register for KMAT 2022 candidate needs to fill in their details such as name, date of birth, e-mail, phone number, country.
  • Once the candidate is registered successfully, an OTP will be provided on the registered mobile number which is to be entered in the box provided on the KMAT Karnataka application window.
  • Applicants will receive their application number and password on the registered mobile numbers.

KMAT 2022 Application Fee

In the following table, KMAT 2022 Application Fee has been curated along with the categories of the candidates. 

Category Application Fee
General INR 1000

KMAT 2022 Exam Centers

The authorities haven’t released the official exam centers for KMAT 2022. The candidates are advised to check the following previous year’s exam centers for their reference. 

Test City Test Centre
Bangalore Indian Academy School of Management Studies
Bijpur BLDE Association's A.S Patil College of Commerce (Autonomous)
Belgaum Bharatesh Education Trust's Global Business School
Bellary Allum Karibasappa Institute of Management
Mangalore A. J. Institute of Management
Devangere MBA Programme, Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology
Mysore Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana PG Centre
Shimoga PES Institute of Technology and Management
Hubli K. L. E. Society's Institute of Management Studies and Research
Gulbarga Sharnbasveshwar College of Commerce

KMAT 2022 Admit Card

After successfully submitting the KMAT application form, candidates will be granted a KMAT admit card for the exam. The admit card will be available for download in the first week of April 2022 on the official website through online mode. Given below are the steps to download KMAT 2022 Admit Card. 

How to download Kmat 2022 Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of KMAT
  • Click on ‘Download Admit Card’
  • Enter the login credentials that is application number and date of birth
  • Now admit card will appear on the screen, recheck details for any errors/mistakes.
  • Download the admit card for KMAT 2022 and take a printout.

KMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Following is the exam pattern that the candidates have to follow for the KMAT 2022 exam:

Question Paper Layout Details
Test Type MCQs
Test Mode Remote Online Proctored Mode
  • Verbal & Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
Time Duration 2 hours
No. Of Questions 120 MCQs
Language English
No. Of Choices 4 options, each question
Total Marks 120 marks
Sections 3 sections


Following is the weightage based on different sections:

S. No Sections Questions
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 40 40
Quantitative Ability 40 40
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 120 120

KMAT 2022 Syllabus

Candidates, who will appear for the KMAT 2022 exam, should be aware of the syllabus. Usually, the questions come from verbal ability & reading comprehension, Quantitative ability, and logical reasoning. Following are the specifics:


Following are the important topics under VERBAL ABILITY & READING COMPREHENSION:

Grammar Vocabulary Sentence Completion Synonym
Antonym Comprehension of passages Choice of appropriate words Phrases, Expressions

Following are the important topics under quantitative ability:

Ratio & Proportion Time & Speed Interest Profit & Loss Percentage
Trigonometry Geometry Simple & Compound Interest Common Graphs &Charts Interpretation of Table
  • SECTION-3: Logical and Abstract Reasoning

Following are the important topics under Logical Abstract Reasoning:

Data sufficiency Dice Related Problems Blood Relations Odd one Out Number Series
Coding-Decoding Letter Series Direction Sense Linear Arrangement Circular Arrangement

KMAT 2022 Recommended Books

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Similarities, synonyms, and antonyms, match the list, idioms, one word for many, fill in the gaps, and indicate different images of speech will all be covered in this part. Reading newspapers and publications, as well as certain grammar books, will keep your vocabulary and key abilities up to date.

Following are some books one can refer to for language enhancement:

S. No Book Name Author Name
 1 How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
High School English Grammar and Composition Key Wren and Martin
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Nishit K. Sinha

LOGICAL AND CRITICAL REASONING: You can improve your accuracy by completing puzzles regularly. To boost your speed, you might review past year's question papers and take a practice exam. Following are the books one can refer to for logical and critical reasoning:

S. No Name of the Books Author Name
1 A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
2 Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha
4 How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT  Arun Sharma

MATHEMATICS: One should have a thorough understanding of the topics so that it helps in finding solutions quickly. Moreover, to acquire momentum while solving problems, the formulas should be readily available.

Following are the books one can refer to for mathematics:

S. No Book Name Author Name
1 How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

High School English Grammar and Composition Key

Wren and Martin
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
Nishit K. Sinha

KMAT 2022 Answer Key

The right answers for each question on the KMAT question paper get listed in the KMAT answer key. Given below are the steps to download KMAT 2022 Answer keys. 

How To Download Answer Key?

The following steps are to be followed to download the answer key:

  • Visit the official website
  • Login using appropriate credentials i.e. application number and password
  • Click on ‘Answer Key’
  • A PDF file will be provided to the candidates, click on ‘Download’

KMAT 2022 Result

Candidates who will appear for KMAT 2022 can check their results on the official webpage. Given below is the detailed procedure for the same. 

How To Check The Kmat 2022 Result? (h3)

  • Visit the official site of KMAT
  • Click on ‘KMAT 2022 Result’ on the webpage
  • Enter the required credentials, roll number and date of birth
  • Click on ‘Login’
  • The KMAT scoreboard will appear on the screen and one can download it.

KMAT 2022 Counseling

KPPGCA is in charge of KMAT 2022 Counselling Process. After all of the participating institutes have released their KMAT cutoffs, the KMAT counseling schedule gets announced on the official website of KMAT. Candidates who fulfill the cutoff requirements are contacted by the participating colleges.

Documents Required in the KMAT 2022 Counselling Process

Both photocopy and original copy of the following mention documents will be required in the counseling process:

  • KMAT 2021 scorecard/rank card
  • KMAT admit card 2021
  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Character certificate
  • Cast certificate (if applicable)
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Two recent colored passport size photographs

KMAT 2022 Cut-off

After the results are released, students must verify the KMAT cutoff 2022 and then apply to institutions. If a candidate fails to fulfil the college's cutoff criterion, he or she will be denied admission. Following is the expected cut-off of the KMAT-2022 exams:

S.No. Name of Institute General SC ST
1 A.J Institute of Management Opening- 109
Closing- 69
Opening- 86 Closing- 55 Opening- 81 Closing- 51
2 Adarsh Group of Institutions Opening- 107 Closing- 60 Opening- 81 Closing- 50 Opening- 80 Closing- 45
3 Acharya Bengaluru B-School Opening- 106 Closing- 70 Opening- 84 Closing- 55 Opening- 83 Closing- 51
4 AIMS Institute Opening- 104 Closing- 61 Opening- 83 Closing- 42 Opening- 81 Closing- 36
5 Administrative Management College Opening- 99 Closing- 68 Opening- 80 Closing- 41 Opening- 78 Closing- 34
6 Acharya Academy of Management Studies Opening- 99 Closing- 59 Opening- 87 Closing- 49 Opening- 83 Closing- 54
7 Alva’s Institute Of Engineering & Technology Opening- 90 Closing- 51 Opening- 83 Closing- 36 Opening- 81 Closing- 31
8 Aditya Insitute of Management and research Opening- 97 Closing- 56 Opening- 80 Closing- 41 Opening- 78 Closing- 37
9 Aishwarya Institute Of Management Studies & Research Opening- 91 Closing- 57 Opening- 79 Closing- 37 Opening- 72 Closing- 32
10 Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology Opening- 87 Closing- 59 Opening- 81 Closing- 43 Opening- 80 Closing- 37
11 AIMSR Opening- 84 Closing- 62 Opening- 80 Closing- 37 Opening- 79 Closing- 35
12 Acharya Institute Of Technology Opening- 89 Closing- 71 Opening- 81 Closing- 61 Opening- 80 Closing- 50
13 Alliance University Opening- 87 Closing- 51 Opening- 78 Closing- 34 Opening- 76 Closing- 31
14 Alliance Ascent College Opening- 86 Closing- 51 Opening- 79 Closing- 41 Opening- 76 Closing- 40
15 AMC Engineering college Opening- 85 Closing- 48 Opening- 74 Closing- 35 Opening- 71 Closing- 31
16 Amruta Institute Of Engineering Opening- 85 Closing- 45 Opening- 72 Closing- 35 Opening- 70 Closing- 31
17 Bangalore School of Management Studies Opening- 85 Closing- 46 Opening- 73 Closing- 36 Opening- 70 Closing- 31
18 Allum Karibasappa Institute of Management Opening- 83 Closing- 45 Opening- 74 Closing- 36 Opening- 71 Closing- 32
19 Anjuman Institute of technology and management Opening- 83 Closing- 49 Opening- 71 Closing- 35 Opening- 70 Closing- 31
20 B.M.S.College of Engineering Opening- 84 Closing- 47 Opening- 73 Closing- 36 Opening- 71 Closing- 32
21 Ballari Institute of Technology and Management Opening- 83 Closing- 45 Opening- 75 Closing- 40 Opening- 72 Closing- 37
22 Annapoorna Institute of Management research Opening- 82 Closing- 48 Opening- 70 Closing- 38 Opening- 69 Closing- 36
23 Angadi Institute of Technology & Management Opening- 81 Closing- 42 Opening- 78 Closing- 32 Opening- 75 Closing- 35
24 Appa Institute of Engineering and Technology Opening- 81 Closing- 45 Opening- 70 Closing- 35 Opening- 68 Closing- 31
25 Atria Institute of Technology Opening- 80 Closing- 45 Opening- 69 Closing- 31 Opening- 65 Closing- 30
26 AVK Institute of Management Opening- 78 Closing- 46 Opening- 70 Closing- 32 Opening- 69 Closing- 30
27 Bangalore Institute of Management Studies Opening- 78 Closing- 46 Opening- 68 Closing- 31 Opening- 66 Closing- 30

KMAT 2022 FAQs

Ques. What is the use of KMAT 2022?

Ans. The KMAT exam will help one get admission to professional post-graduate courses in Karnataka. Moreover, it helps in checking your aptitude skills.

Ques. Who can appear for KMAT 2022? 

Ans. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of study and a cumulative grade average of at least 50%. KMAT accepts applications from students in their final year of college.

Ques. Is KMAT exam easy?

Ans. The difficulty level of KMAT is usually easy to moderate. Accordingly, it is easier than the top MBA examinations such as the CAT and XAT.

Ques. Is there an age limit to apply for KMAT 2021?

Ans. Although KPPGCA has not given any age limit, the age of the candidates is usually 21 years old at the time of admission. 

Ques. How many colleges accept the KMAT Karnataka score?

Ans. In Karnataka, the KMAT Karnataka test is a doorway to over 170 MBA institutions and over 55 MCA colleges. All over 83 MBA colleges in Karnataka accept the KMAT Karnataka score.

Ques. Can I apply for KMAT more than once a year if in case I miss the first exam?

Ans. Although earlier the KMAT was held twice a year, now the exam is conducted only once. As a result, applicants can only take the test once a year.

Ques. What is the exam mode of KMAT 2022?

Ans. KMAT will be conducted in a paper-based mode. But, the exams are administered in an internet-based test style owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. The test can be taken in the comfort of the candidate's own home.

Ques. Can Karnataka KMAT application form be filled offline?

Ans. The official website provides access to the KMAT 2022 Application Form. There is no option to apply for the KMAT Karnataka exam offline.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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