Kerala KMAT 2019

KMAT Kerala 2019 – The registration for Kerala KMAT (February) has been started from November 02, 2018. Interested students can fill the KMAT Kerala 2019 Application form until Jan 31, 2019. Candidates can register at kmatkerala.in or at registration link available below. The application fee is Rs 1000/- for general candidates and Rs 750/- for SC/ST. The KMAT 2019 Kerala exam is conducted twice a year ( Feb and Jun) by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). For the first session, KMAT Kerala 2019 Exam Date is February 17, 2019. Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a state level entrance examination for admission to MBA courses in the universities situated in Kerala. To know more about eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus of KMAT Kerala 2019, preparation tips, application form, admit card, result, etc. read the article provided here.

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KMAT Kerala 2019

Last year, Vivek achieved the first rank after scoring 443 in total out of 720 marks. In total, 7052 candidates qualified the KMAT Kerala 2018. Universities/Departments and affiliated management colleges accept KMAT Kerala 2019 scores for admission in academic year2019-21. Candidates can also take admission via CAT/ CMAT scores.

KMAT Kerala 2019 Exam Dates: Candidates can check the KMAT Kerala 2019 official schedule available in the table below.

KMAT Kerala 2019 Important Dates
Online Application Process Starts from 02 Nov 2018
Last Date for KMAT Kerala 2019 Registration 31 Jan 2019
Last Date to Submit KMAT Kerala 2019 Application Form 31 Jan 2019
Admit Card Release date 01st week of Feb 2019
KMAT Kerala 2019 Exam Date 17 Feb 2019
Answer Key Date 03rd week of Feb 2019
KMAT Kerala 2019 Result Availability 4th week of Feb 2019
Score Card 4th week of Feb 2019

KMAT Kerala 2019 Press Release

KMAT Kerala 2019 Application Form

KMAT Kerala 2019 Registration is a six-step process. Which includes registration, application form, fee payment, exam center details, uploading of documents, and print out of confirmation page. For  KMAT Kerala 2019, candidates need to pay the fees just after the registration process. Only after payment of fees, students will able to complete the further steps.

In the first step of registration, candidates have to provide a valid email and category. Since the registration fee varies for a different category, students must enter the correct category. Even more, applicants must upload the photograph and signature in the correct format only. Also, you can select a maximum of three exam center according to your preference.

KMAT Kerala 2019 Application Fees

The registration fee for KMAT Kerala 2019 is available in the table below. Candidates can pay the fee using credit card/ debit card/ net banking. Also, note down the ‘SB Collect Reference Number’ for future use.

Category Fee Structure
General Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST Rs. 750/-

KMAT Kerala 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates registering for KMAT Kerala 2019 must fulfill the eligibility criteria. The guidelines have been released by the University of Kerala. Moreover, the thorough eligibility and documents verification will take place during the admission process of respective colleges/Universities. The KMAT Kerala 2019 Eligibility Criteria is as follows.

  1. Graduation – Candidates must have a bachelor degree of a minimum of three years from any recognized university.
  2. Minimum Scores – Applicants must have a minimum of 50% marks (40% for SC/ST category candidates) in the degree examination.
  3. Final Year Students – Students in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.

KMAT Kerala 2019 Exam Pattern

Since the exam dates for KMAT Kerala 2019 has been announced, candidates must check the pattern to start their preparation. The KMAT Kerala 2019 exam pattern will help you to know the number of questions, sections etc in the exam. Moreover, you can make your preparation strategy after going through the pattern available below. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern and understand it in detail.

Mode of Examination

  • The exam will take place in offline mode only.
  • Candidates need to mark answers in OMR Sheets.
  • The language of the paper will be in English only.

Duration of Examination

  • The total duration of the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes.
  • There is no sectional limit in the exam.

Number/Type of Questions

  • All the questions are Multiple Choice or Objective type (MCQs) problems.
  • In total, there are 180 questions in the exam.

Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, there is an addition of four marks.
  • For every incorrect answer, there is a negative marking of -1 marks.
  • The maximum marks of the exam are 720.

Number of Sections

The question paper has 4 sections, the distribution for the same is as follows.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension 50 200
Quantitative Aptitude 50 200
Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning 40 160
General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario 40 160
Total 180 720

KMAT Kerala 2019 Syllabus

After checking the KMAT Kerala 2019 exam pattern, candidates must look at the exam syllabus. The exam conducting body does not officially release the syllabus. Still, candidates can check the important topics of the exam here. The syllabus for management exams is generally the same. To get more idea, you can look at the previous year question papers to know about the important topics.

Logical Reasoning
Number Series Alphabet Series Series Completion
Blood Relations Arguments Logical Connectivity
Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement Statement-Conclusion Data Sufficiency
Cubes Direction Symbol-based Comparison
Data Interpretation
Bar graph Tables Pie chart
Double pie chart Case lets Multiple graphs
Line graphs Data comparison
Mathematics
Profit and Loss Averages Basic Geometry
Ratio and Proportion Percentages Arithmetic
Algebra Trigonometry
Verbal Ability
Antonyms/ Synonyms Analogies Odd word out
OSubstitutionsitution Right usage of words Critical Reasoning
Fill in the Blanks Idioms Facts-Arguments-Statements
Error spotting – grammar/words/ punctuation Sentence Correction Reading Comprehension
General Awareness
Environment & ecology Politics/History/Governance/Law Economy/ Policy
International politics/ current events Gender/Health/Education Labour
Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture Sports

List of Best Books to Prepare for KMAT Kerala 2019

After understanding the exam pattern and syllabus preparing for the final exam becomes quite easy. You will now have an idea what type of questions that can appear in a KMAT Kerala 2019. So if you are not taking any coachings, you can refer these books to get in-depth knowledge of syllabus.

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Section Wise Preparation for KMAT Kerala 2019

Here are the few tips for each section of the exam. Candidates can modify these tips according to their preparation and topics they are targeting.

English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension

  • For the misspelled type questions, you can refer the spelling book of Norman Lewis. Also, taking past year questions will also help to practice the same.
  • For word meanings, read from different sources. For active and new words read newspapers, magazines etc. To check the words in one go, you can refer to English books having good quality word meanings. Also, for each word meaning, also check their synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Prepare Jumbled sentences via practicing as much question as possible. Try to check the fluency, flow, and most importantly if the sentences are making sense.
  • For direct/ indirect and Passive/ Active voice, the key is to revise the formulas and practice them.
  • Reading comprehension is easy in this exam, just required good comprehending skills.
  • For miscellaneous topics, take a good book having a list of one-word substitution, idioms etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

For this section, nothing is better than gaining a deep understanding of the topics. First, go through all the topics and start taking the sectional test. Once you start practicing, you will get the hold of topics soon. In the exam, questions are not much tricky, learning all the formulas well will help to solve 80% of questions.

Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning

Fo this section also, learn topic-by-topic. Most importantly, solve atleast 50 questions from each topic. Give special attention to statement-conclusion type questions, complete the series etc.

General Knowledge

For this section, nothing is better than reading newspapers daily. Note down the important points in the notebook and revise them frequently. Also, read questions from static GK from books author Arihant or Book “Lucent”.

General Tips for KMAT Kerala 2019

Once you have made your mind to prepare for KMAT Kerala 2019. You must pull your socks up and prepare for the exam with great vigor and enthusiasm. Every student has a different studying style, still here are some tips to crack the exam.

Create a Time Table

  • First, divide the syllabus into two parts. One having topics which are unknown to you and second with topics about which you have the idea.
  • Now, start preparation topic by topic. Divide your study time between learning topics and solving questions for the same.
  • Moreover, spend quality to learn a difficult or new topic for the better understanding.

Importantly, follow the schedule strictly. Also, try to complete the topic of a section at the time as decided by you.

Take Note of Important Points

  • While learning a topic, write down the important points in a notebook.
  • Even, mark the good quality questions or difficult questions to revise them before the examination.
  • If there is a topic that is troubling then ask your mentors/ Friends. You can also take help from youtube videos etc.

Solve Question Papers

  • As you will approach the end of your preparation, you must solve mock papers.
  • Moreover, you can also practice the previous question papers for better preparation.

KMAT Kerala Previous Year Questions Papers

Candidates can download the previous year question papers for the KMAT Kerala 2019 Preparation. You can download the KMAT Kerala Previous Year Questions Papers PDF below.

KMAT Kerala 2019 Admit Card

The KMAT Kerala 2019 Admit Card will release a few days before the examinations. Candidates can download the hall ticket using the login credentials ie Application Number and Password. On the examination day, you need to carry the hard copy of a admit card and a photo identity proof. Additionally, candidates must carry stationery items as mentioned on the instructions written on the hall ticket.

Last year, the exam took place in 21 centers at 10 districts of Kerala. In the latest notice, the exam will conduct in Kerala, UT of Lakshadweep, Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore, and Coimbatore. In case there are less than 100 candidates in a city, then candidates may get the center in the nearby city.

According to last year data, the KMAT Kerala 2019 will take place in the following districts of Kerala.

Thiruvananthapuram Palakkad
Alappuzha Pathanamthitta
Kollam Kannur
Ernakulam Kasargod
Kottayam Malappuram
Kozhikode Wayanad
Thrissur Idukki

KMAT Kerala 2019 Answer Key

The exam conduction will release the KMAT Kerala 2019 Answer key within one day after the examination. It will contain all the correct answers for all the 180 questions. Candidates can use the key to calculate their raw scores. On the basis of cut off mentioned below, candidates can check if they will qualify the exam or not.

In case, there is an error in the KMAT Kerala 2019 answer key, then candidates raise the objection within the last date. After analyzing all the doubts, the final answer key will release with the result. The key will be final and no further communication in this regard will be entertained.

KMAT Kerala 2019 Result

After the conduction of KMAT Kerala 2019 Exam, the body will release the entrance test scores. The result will announce in PDF format. It will contain the name of qualified candidates with their roll number, sectional marks, overall marks, and rank. Candidates qualifying the exam will able to take admission to Universities/Departments and affiliated management colleges to Kerala.

KMAT Kerala 2019 Cut off

The exam conducting body releases the exam result on the basis of candidates performance and cut off scores. The cut off varies according to the category of students. Thus, candidates must ensure they get am minimum qualifying marks in the exam to get the admission in MBA Programme. The final admission will take place in the ratio of 80:10:10.

Category Qualifying Marks for KMAT Kerala 2019 Qualifying Percentage
General 108 15%
SEBC 72 10%
SC/ST 54 7.5%

KMAT Kerala 2019 Cut Off

KMAT Kerala 2019 Selection Process

After the result PDF, candidates must download the KMAT Kerala 2019 scorecard. Following that participating will start their selection process and invite candidates for the further rounds. Candidates must also keep checking the website of the colleges in which they are interested to take admission.

The Admission Supervisory Committee (ASC) does not have any role in the selection process of the colleges. Candidates need to apply to colleges accepting KMAT Kerala 2019 scores separately. Most importantly, candidates must apply to these colleges according to their rank. So, after checking a particular college cut off, you can apply accordingly. All the details regarding admission can be accessed from the institute university website.

The stages in selection process generally include Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) Rounds. The weighage for the same is as follows.

Process Weightage
KMAT Kerala 2019 Result 80%
Group Discussion 10%
Personal Interview 10%

Colleges Which Accepts Kerala KMAT Kerala 2019 Score

Here is the list of some colleges accepting KMAT Kerala 2019 scores.

S.No. Name of the College
1 College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
2 T.K.M.College of Engineering, Kollam
3 Lourdes Matha College of Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
4 Rajadhani Institute of Engineering And Technology, Alamcode, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram
5 Bishop Jerome Institute, Fathima College Road, Kollam
6 Sree Narayana Institute of Technology, Theppupara, Ezhamkulam, Pathanamthitta
7 Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
8 Co-operative Institute of Management and Technology, Monvila, Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram
9 Marthoma Institute of Information Technology, Chadayamangalam, Ayur, Kollam
10 G K M Co-operative College of Management & Technology, Kakkode, Karakulam
11 Kerala Institute of Co-operative Management, Neyyardam, Thiruvananthapuram
12 Institute of Management and Technology, Punnapra, Alappuzha
13 Gurudev Institute of Management Studies, Kadakkal, Kollam
14 DC School of Management & Technology, Kinfra, Kazhakkuttam, Thiruvananthapuram
15 Institute of Management in Kerala, Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram
16 Sankar Institute of Science Technology & Management
17 T.K.M.Institute of Management
18 Member Sree Narayana Pillai Institute of Management & Technology
19 Allama Iqbal Institute of Management
20 UIM, Vadakkal, Alappuzha
21 UIM, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
22 UIM, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram
23 UIM, Ezhamkulam, Adoor, Pathanamthitta
24 UIM, Mundakkal, Kollam
25 UIM, Chemmakkad, Kundara, Kollam
26 UIM, Punalur, Kollam

Official Website: www.kmatkerala.in
Phone Number: 0471-2335133 or 8547255133.
Email ID: [email protected]

If you have any queries regarding the KMAT Kerala 2019, then let us know in the comment section below. 

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