KMAT Entrance Exam Dates 2023

  • By Aashruti Bhadoria
  • 15 December 2022
KMAT Exam Dates 2023

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Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a state-level entrance exam for candidates willing to take different PGDM, MBA degree, and MCA programmes from universities in Karnataka. 

The Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, or KPPGCA, conducts the KMAT exam each year to provide direct admission to MBA colleges. The KMAT Karnataka 2023 exam date falls in July 2023. 

As an MBA aspirant, you need to know all the important dates if you wish to apply for the KMAT exam, right from the registration and application dates, exam date, to the results date. 

In this article, we share the important KMAT entrance exam date, 2023 and all the related key information, such as the exam's eligibility criteria, syllabus, and more. 

KMAT Karnataka 2023: Key Highlights

Here are the key highlights of the KMAT 2023 entrance exam. 


KMAT Details

Full Form 

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association

Exam Level 


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Duration 

2 hours

Application Mode


Application Fees 


Exam Mode 

Paper-Based Test (PBT)

Courses Offered


Top colleges accepting KMAT score

IBA, IFIM, CMR, ISBR, ABBS, Kristu Jayanthi, and more

Maximum Marks 

120 marks 

Types of questions


Official website

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Exam Date (Tentative) 

Here are all the important KMAT exam date 2023 and quick links, with the next KMAT exam date in 2023. 


Exam dates 2023

Quick links 

Application form release with KMAT exam 2023 registration date 

30th June 2023

Application form

KMAT Karnataka 2023 registration last date

31st August 2023


Admit card availability 

1st week of September 2023

Admit card 

KMAT exam date 2023

September 2023


Answer key availability 

September 2023


KMAT 2023 result declaration 

October 2023


KMAT Karnataka 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria for the KMAT entrance exam for students wishing to pursue MBA, PGDM, and MCA are as follows: 

Eligibility criteria for MBA/PGDM course 

  • Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3-year duration in any course from a recognised university. 
  • Candidates should score at least a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying entrance exam (45% aggregate marks for the reserved category). 
  • Candidates appearing for their final year examination in 2023 are also eligible for the KMAT entrance examination. 

Eligibility criteria for MCA course 

  • Candidates should own a bachelor's degree in the required course from a recognised university with Mathematics as a compulsory subject. 
  • Candidates need to score at least a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. 
  • Candidates appearing for their final year examination in 2023 are also eligible for the KMAT entrance examination. 

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Application Form

Here are the necessary details you need to know regarding the KMAT 2023 application form and process: 

  • The KMAT 2023 application form will be released and available online from the 4th week of July. 
  • Candidates must visit the official website to complete the KMAT application form. 
  • Candidates must fill in all the required details, including personal information and academic details. 
  • Candidates must upload the scanned image of their passport-sized photograph and signature in the prescribed format and size when filling out the online application form for KMAT 2023. 
  • Candidates must ensure to enter a valid email address and phone number. 
  • Candidates must pay the required application fee online to complete the application process. 
  • Candidates must take the submitted application form's printout for future reference. 

KMAT 2023 Application Fee 

  • Candidates can pay the application form fee in online mode only when filling out the KMAT application form. 
  • Candidates must pay ₹800 application fee to complete the application process. 
  • Candidates can pay the application fee online via Internet Banking, Net Banking, Debit Card, or Credit Card. 

KMAT Karnataka 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Here is the KMAT 2023 entrance exam pattern. 

  • The KMAT 2023 question paper will comprise 120 MCQs, carrying a weightage of 1 mark each. 
  • The KMAT exam consists of no negative marking scheme. 
  • Candidates will get 120 minutes to complete the exam in offline paper mode. 

Here is the section-wise weighting scheme of the KMAT exam: 

  • Verbal ability and reading comprehension: 40 marks (40 questions)
  • Quantitative ability: 40 marks (40 questions)
  • Logical reasoning: 40 marks (40 questions)

KMAT 2023 Exam Syllabus 

The 2023 KMAT Karnataka exam syllabus consists of topics related to logical aptitude, fundamental arithmetic, language comprehension abilities, and more. 

Here's a detailed breakdown of the topics covered in each section of the KMAT entrance exam. 

Verbal ability and reading comprehension 

  • Synonyms 
  • Antonyms 
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary 
  • Passage comprehension 
  • Sentence completion 
  • Expressions, phrases 
  • Choice of appropriate words 

Quantitative ability 

  • Geometry 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Percentage 
  • Time and speed 
  • Interest 
  • Profit and loss
  • Interpretation and tables 
  • Simple and compound interest 
  • Common graphs and charts 
  • Ratio and proportion 

Logical and abstract reasoning 

  • Direction sense 
  • Data sufficiency 
  • Blood relations 
  • Odd one out 
  • Circular arrangement 
  • Number series 
  • Letter series 
  • Dice related questions 
  • Linear arrangement 
  • Coding-decoding 

It's important to practise from the previous year's question papers and mock exam papers to prepare yourself best for the exam before the KMAT's next exam date. You can also check out this blog for the best preparation tips for the management exams like KMAT. 


KMAT is a crucial entrance exam for candidates from and outside Karnataka to pursue management courses like MBA and MCA from the top management institutes in Karnataka. 

We hope this article helps you stay aware of the latest KMAT entrance exam date, 2023 and other key details, including the application form process and registration. 

If you need further help with KMAT exam preparation or getting into the top MBA college of your choice, contact Sunstone. Sunstone is a leading higher education services provider that will guide you through the application process and assist you until you get the best placement opportunity from leading Indian institutes. 

FAQ - KMAT Entrance Exam

What is the KMAT exam?

The Karnataka Management Aptitude Test or KMAT exam is an entrance exam conducted by KPPGCA to offer admissions to the top MBA, MCA, or PGDM courses in the top universities in Karnataka. 

Is KMAT 2023 registration open? 

Not yet. The KMAT 2023 registration will begin from the 4th week of May 2023 to the 2nd week of July 2023. 

What is the process for KMAT Karnataka Registration 2023?

You can register for KMAT 2023 through the online application form registration, which will be released in the 4th week of May 2023. 

When is the KMAT 2023 registration last date?

KMAT 2023 registration's last date is 31st August 2023. 

What is the KMAT 2023 exam date in Karnataka?

The KMAT exam date for 2023 has not been released yet, but it will most probably occur in September 2023. 

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