The application process for the Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) has begun.

KMAT 2012, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) entrance exam for the state of Karnataka, conducted by the Karnataka Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2012.

Students aiming to pursue MBA from a top business schools in Karnataka, but have not got a call through their scores on the national level exams, going for the KMAT 2012 exam can get the much needed breakthrough.

This is the relevant schedule for the KMAT 12 program:



Availability of online & physical application forms

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Last date to apply

Thursday, July 12, 2012

KMAT 2012 Exam

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Declaration of KMAT 2012 Result

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Application Process

There are two modes of application for KMAT: physical application and online application. For the physical application, forms need to be procured from the participating institutes. For the  online application,  visit

The application fee for MBA or MCA is Rs. 500 (about $10) and to apply for both, the fee is Rs. 600 or  about $12.


Participating B-schools

There are 157 B-schools which will accept the scores of KMAT 2012 scores. Some of the noted B-schools include Acharya Institute of Management Science, Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore Institute of Management Studies, Garden City College of Science & Management Studies, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, PES Institute of Technology & Management, R V Institute of Management, SDM College of Business Management to name a few.
Test Centers

KMAT 2012 will be held in 14 cities in Karnataka. The cities in which the test centers are located are Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga and Udupi.

Exam Pattern

The duration of the exam is three hours, held from 2 pm to 5 pm. There is an option to take the exam in two forms. The patterns of the exam would differ from the MBA paper and MBA and MCA combined paper.

There are three sections in the MBA paper. These are Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, and Basic Aptitude. There are 40 questions in each section, with the total number of questions being 120.

In the combined paper of MBA and MCA, there are four sections, which are Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, Basic Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Each section has 40 questions and the total number of questions is 160.

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