September 25, 2023


The KMAT (Kerala Management Aptitude Test) Kerala is a state-level entrance test to secure admission at the B-schools of Kerala. As the medical and engineering entrance exam i.e. NEET, JEE the under-graduates must pass this entrance to avail the admission for MBA. The KMAT Kerala exam is organized by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) under the guidance of the Admission Supervisory Committee (ASC). The KMAT Kerala exam is an opportunity for the aspiring candidates who wish to pursue their post-graduation in MBA (Master of Business Administration). The exam is organized twice a year.


The candidates appearing for the entrance exam must follow the eligibility criteria i.e. the requirements that needed to be fulfilled for admission to MBA courses. This requirement includes the educational qualification, age limit, and minimum qualifying marks. The candidates are required mandatorily to go through the eligibility criteria to avoid any kind of discrepancies.

Given below is the detailed information about the eligibility criteria for the KMAT Kerala exam mentioned by the authority:

  • Citizenship: All the candidate can apply for the exam who can be an Indian or non-Indian, but they have to be a resident of Kerala to gain the benefit of the reservation criteria.
  • Educational Qualification: The candidates must have completed they’re under graduation in any stream be it art or science stream of minimum 3 years duration from a recognized university.
  • Graduating candidates: The final year graduates are also eligible to apply for the exam, and they have to submit their final result of a bachelor’s degree for the admission procedure to be complete.
  • Age limit: The is no specified age limit for the candidate to qualify for the exam.
  • Capability: The candidate from the general category must secure 50% marks in the exam to get qualified for the KMAT Kerala Examination. For the reservation categories namely SC, ST, and OBC they must secure 40% marks in the exam for eligibility. The candidate who have appeared for other entrance exams like CAT, CMAT can also apply for the KMAT exam.

The KMAT Kerala gives confirmation to the candidates who wish to go in for their career in MBA and Post-Graduation Diploma in Management (PGDM). The weightage of the whole procedure will be in the ratio of 80:10:10 respectively for the entrance exam, Group discussion, and Personal Interview.


Exam Name Kerala Management Aptitude Test
Organizing Authority Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS)
Exam Level State Level
Repetition Two Times per year
Scheme of Exam Paper-Based Test
Exam Duration 150 Minutes
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple Choice Question)
Method of Application Online mode



The KMAT Kerala syllabus is very much like the national level management exam CAT and the topic covered includes logical reasoning, Quantitative aptitude, data sufficiency, English Language Usage, and Reading Comprehension, general knowledge, and contemporary scenario. The detailed syllabus of the exam is explained below:

Syllabus of Data Sufficiency and logical reasoning
Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning
Line Graph Syllogism
Pie Chart Puzzles
Combination of Graphs Assumption
Bar Graph Blood Relation
Venn Diagram Statements
Tables Venn Diagram
Data Arrangement


Syllabus of General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario
Sports News Social Developments
Trade Awareness Politics and Culture
National and International Current Affair Business
Economy Economics
Personalities in News


Syllabus of English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension
Fill in the blanks Sentence correction
Para Completion Para Jumble
Fact Inference Judgement Word Usage


Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude
Permutation and Combination Pipes and Cistern
Function Areas and volume of Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres
Trigonometric Ratios Quadratic Equation
Maxima and Minima Triangles
Heights and Distances Theory of Equation
Circles Sequences and Series
Lines and Angles Percentage
Ratio and Proportion HCF
Simplification LCM
Number System


The planned study covering the syllabus can make the candidate ready to attend the exam and easily crack the exam with good score. To score in the exam, the candidate should understand the syllabus and try to cover every section of the syllabus.


The admission process of KMAT Kerala is carried out on the online platform. It is a three-step process. The candidates can apply for admission to different universities and colleges offering MBA/PGDM courses based on their interests and preference.

  1. KMAT Kerala Application Form:

    The application form can be filled online by the aspirants which are available on the official website of KMAT Kerala as per the date scheduled to fill the form. The fees can only be paid online using net banking/ debit card/ credit card.

category Application fee
General  INR 1000/-
Sc/St INR 750/-

The basic details of the candidate like Name, Gender, Age, Address, Emil ID, Mobile number, Category, Academic Details, Photograph, Scanned Signature, Aadhar Number, Exam centre etc. need to be filled.

The document specifications are given below:


Documents File Size File Dimensions File Format
Passport Size photograph 40kb 15*200 JPG
Signature 40kb 15*200 JPG



  1. KMAT Kerala Admit Card:

    The candidate who has successfully filled their application form will be issued the admit card. The admit card contains detailed information about the exam date, venue, time, etc. and all the instructions for the applicant to be followed while appearing for the exam and the required documentation to be taken to the exam are also mentioned. The admit card is a mandatory document to be taken to the exam venue and the candidate without the admit card shall not be allowed to write the exam.

  2. KMAT Kerala Exam:

    The exam is a paper-based exam with a duration of 150 minutes i.e., two and a half hours. The candidate is required to arrive at the exam center 15-minutes earlier than the time given in the admit card.

  3. KMAT Kerala Result:

    The answer key will be published the very next day after the exam and the result will be announced on the official website of KMAT Kerala along with the scorecard which includes a section-wise score and the overall score of the candidate.


The candidate will be able to get into a B-school based on the merit list prepared out of the score of the exam. The candidate can appear for the exam twice in a year which ensures his eligibility for admission.

The mode of examination will be pen and paper-based exam consisting of 180 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ). Each of the right answers carries (+) 4 marks. There is a negative (-)1 mark for each wrong answer. And the overall score will be out of 720 marks. There will not be a sectional time limit for completing the paper and there will be a total of 150 minutes.

The section-wise pattern of KMAT Kerala

Section Name No. of Questions
English Language and Reading Comprehension 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning 40
General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario 40
Total 180



Every exam requires continuous and rigorous preparation along with dedication, focus, and hard work. The candidate should keep in mind that the entrance exam is the first step towards their dream career. They may face difficulties and hurdles on their journey, but one should be focused and be determined of what they want finally. So, he/she should never stop trying until they reach their desired destination.

  • Organize a study plan

The most important and first step before starting the exam preparation is to have a clear picture or plan on how to complete the syllabus on time. The time should be scheduled for covering every topic in the syllabus, for practicing sample question paper, revisions, etc. and always make sure that we stick to this plan.

  • Practise sample questions and mock test

Practise makes a man perfect” this quotation is suitable for everything, even in the exam the candidates have to get familiarised with the pattern and type of questions asked for the exam. This includes mock tests, previous year question papers, and workbooks. This will also help to increase the speed in answering the question. Section-wise mock tests are provided by different online applications like Gradeup, Byju’s, etc.

  • Read newspaper and prepare notes on the current affairs which will help to improve knowledge about what happening around.


The applicants can check their results from the official website of KMAT Kerala and they can download their scorecard in PDF format. The scorecard will give detailed data about candidate score i.e. the total score, sectional score, and the overall rank of the candidate. The exam requires the candidate to score the minimum cut off points to pass the exam and get admission into any institute or universities for MBA/PGDM. There is a category-wise cut off for each group listed as below:

category Cut off points
General 108/720
SEBC 72/720
SC/ST 54/720



The supervisory board of KMAT Kerala ASC (Admission Supervisory Committee) does not provide any book for the candidate to refer to. But the list below shows the most recommended books which cover all the syllabus for the exam.

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Technique, and short-Cut Methods by Abhijit Guha.
  • Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CAT by Nishit Sinha.
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the Cat by Arun Sharma, Publisher- Tata Mcgraw Hill.
  • P Sinha for Quantitative Ability.

The KMAT Kerala is the gateway to the successful career of many individuals which is the stepping stone to professional life with immense opportunity for growth and prosperity. Cracking the KMAT Kerala entrance test will give the first and significant boost to the confidence of the aspirants.

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