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Kerala KMAT 2024 Exam: Exam on March 3; Admit card Released; Check  Exam Pattern, Top Colleges

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  1. Kerala KMAT 2024 Exam to be Conducted in Two Sessions: March & June 2024
  2. Session-1 Kerala KMAT Exam Date is March 3, 2024
  3. Admit Card is Released: Download with Your Login Credentials
  4. Top MBA Colleges Accepting K-KMAT Score: XIME, SCMS, Rajagiri, University of Kerala


Gateway to MBA programs in Kerala State colleges, Kerala KMAT 2024 exam will be held on March 3, 2024 as a computer based test in a single session of 3 hours. Good score in KMAT Kerala Management Exam leads to MBA admission in Kerala Government as well as private MBA colleges. These colleges have low fee structure and strong placements. KMAT Kerala Exam is conducted two times in a year in the months of March and June by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations. Kerala KMAT full form is Kerala Management Admission Test.


Read Table of contents below to know all about Kerala KMAT key dates, eligibility, exam pattern, Registration, Syllabus, how to prepare among others  

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Table of Contents

  1. What is KMAT Kerala?
  2. KMAT Kerala 2024 Highlights
  3. Top Colleges Accepting KMAT Kerala 2024
  4. KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam Pattern
  5. KMAT Kerala 2024 Syllabus
  6. KMAT Kerala 2024 Eligibility Criteria
  7. KMAT Kerala 2024 Preparation: How to Prepare for KMAT Kerala 2024?
  8. KMAT Kerala 2024 Registration & Application Process
  9. Kerala KMAT MBA 2024 Admission Process
  10. KMAT Kerala 2024 Important Dates and Events

Now, read below all the details about Kerala KMAT Entrance Exam 2024


1. What is KMAT Kerala?
Conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Kerala, the KMAT Kerala is the State level MBA entrance exam for MBA Admission in top Kerala Govt colleges. Many private MBA colleges also accept Kerala KMAT exam score. Kerala KMAT offers admission opportunity in low fee MBA programs. All the Indian Nationals with requisite qualification can apply and appear in KMAT exam. Kerala KMAT is a low difficulty exam and is a computer based test of 3 hours duration with 180 questions divided in 4 sections. The exam is conducted twice in a year in the months of February/March and June. 


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2. KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam: Key Highlights
Following are the Kerala KMAT 2024 exam highlights

Kerala KMAT 2024 Exam Conducting Authority
Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Kerala
KMAT Kerala Exam Full Form
Kerala Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)
KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam Dates

Conducted two times a year, known as Session-1 and Session-2. Expected exam dates are:

  • Kerala KMAT 2024 Session-1: March 3, 2024
  • Kerala KMAT 2024 Session-2: June 20, 2024
Top MBA Colleges under KMAT Kerala  Exam
XIME, SCMS, Rajagiri
KMAT Kerala 2024 Application Process
Kerala KMAT 2024 Exam Pattern
Computer based
Maximum Marks in Kerala KMAT exam 2024
Minimum Passing Marks in Kerala KMAT Exam 2024
General Category: 72 (10% of Total Marks)
SC/ST/PD Category:  54 (7.5% of Total Marks)
Number of Sections in KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam
Name of Sections in KMAT Kerala 2024 question paper
English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude; Data sufficiency and Logical Reasoning; General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Type of Questions in KMAT Kerala 2024 entrance exam
Answer Options in KMAT Kerala 2024 entrance exam
Total Questions in KMAT Kerala Exam
KMAT Kerala 2024 Scoring Pattern
+4 Marks for each right answer
Negative Marking in Kerala KMAT exam
-1 Mark for each Wrong Answer
KMAT Kerala 2024 Test Duration
3 hours (180 Minutes)
Release of KMAT Kerala 2024 Answer Key
2 Days after the exam
MBA Intake through KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam
100+ colleges with 15000+ Seats Appx. Across Kerala
Top Colleges Accepting KMAT Kerala 2024 Scores
University of Kerala, SCMS, XIME, Amrita, RBS among others
Admission Eligibility All India category candidates through KMAT Kerala Exam
Yes, available in all the Kerala KMAT accepting colleges
KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam Centres
14; located in Kerala

3. Top Colleges Accepting KMAT Kerala 2024 Scores
Kerala KMAT exam score is accepted by all the Kerala State Government MBA colleges, University colleges and most of the private colleges. A list of some of the top MBA colleges accepting Kerala KMAT score is shared below:

  • University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rajagiri Business School, Cochin
  • SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin
  • Saintgits Institute of Management, Kottayam
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) Kochi
  • Amrita School of Business (ASB) Kochi
  • Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies (RCBS), Kochi

4. KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam Pattern
KMAT Kerala Pattern is computer based of 3 hours duration. Language of the questions in KMAT Kerala Exam pattern is English. KMAT Kerala pattern consists of 4 sections in the exam. Total number of questions in Kerala KMAT question paper are 180. Each correct answer is awarded with +4 marks and each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -1 mark in KMAT Kerala Pattern. KMAT Kerala 2024 Answer Key is released 2-3 days after the exam date.

KMAT Kerala pattern of test Sections
Total Questions in KMAT Kerala question paper
English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension
Quantitative Aptitude
Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning
General Knowledge & Current Affairs

4.1 KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam Centers
A list of Kerala KMAT 2024 exam centers is given below. All the KMAT Kerala exam centers are located in the state of Kerala


5. KMAT Kerala 2024 Syllabus
KMAT Kerala Syllabus for 2024 exam is based on the fundamentals 10 + 2 curriculum on the subjects - English language usage and reading comprehension, Quantitative aptitude, Data sufficiency and Logical reasoning, General Knowledge. Kerala KMAT Syllabus 2024 subject wise in detail is shared below:


KMAT Kerala Syllabus - Section 1: English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension
Concentrate on Grammar, Usage, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks with appropriate word/phrase 

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KMAT Kerala Syllabus-Section 2: Quantitative Aptitude
Study Arithmetic more along with Algebra, Geometry, Equations, Functions, Trigonometry among others


KMAT Kerala Syllabus-Section 3: Data sufficiency & Logical Reasoning
Study topics like Blood relations, seating arrangements, arguments, statements-conclusion, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Data Arrangements, tables, charts


KMAT Kerala Syllabus-Section 4: General Knowledge
Regularly read the news papers. Read the topics related to Business, Sports, Culture, Economics, Government policies, national and international events, organizations, logos, appointments


6. KMAT Kerala 2024 Eligibility Criteria
KMAT Kerala eligibility criteria 2024 require following qualifications from the applicants:


(1) Nationality & Domicile in KMAT Kerala Eligibility

  • Indians and Non-Indians are eligible to apply
  • Only Keralite candidates are eligible for all type of reservations and fee concession

(2) Educational Qualification in KMAT Kerala Eligibility

  • Candidate should have completed the Bachelors Degree of minimum three years duration in the field of Arts, Science, Engineering, Commerce, Management and equivalent to satisfy the eligibility criteria for the exam
  • Minimum marks –Candidates should have attained the minimum marks as stipulated for admission to MBA course by the respective universities to which the candidate wishes to apply
  • Candidates who are appearing for the final year of the qualifying examinations are also eligible to apply, provided their results are declared before the commencement of the admission process for the KMAT Kerala.

(3) Age Limit in Kerala KMAT Eligibility

There is no age limit to apply and appear in KMAT Kerala exam.


7.  KMAT Kerala 2024 Preparations: How to Prepare for KMAT Kerala 2024?
KMAT Kerala 2024 Preparations should be completed well in advance so that you get time to practice on previous KMAT Kerala Question Papers; Mock tests and can gauge your preparation level for KMAT Kerala exam 2024.  But how to prepare well for Kerala KMAT 2024 before the exam date? The question needs answer with comprehensive preparation guide as per the time available from the date of starting the preparation and chalking out the strategy to complete your KMAT preparation before the exam. The 6 Point Kerala KMAT Preparation plan includes:

Build Your Basics
Get Conceptual Clarity
Prepare the Topics Well
Revise the Prepared Topics
Remove Weak areas & Strengthen your strong areas
Take More Mocks and Analyse them for errors

Starting your KMAT preparation is not a big question but adhering to preparation time line is very important. The Kerala KMAT exam preparation requires you to first check the revised KMAT exam pattern and then you should proceed with KMAT preparation as per the KMAT syllabus and exam pattern. Kerala KMAT exam preparation strategy needs equal focus on all the core sections. Accordingly, your KMAT Kerala exam Preparation 2024 should be focused on following key points:

  • When and How to prepare for Kerala KMAT?
  • Which are the Kerala KMAT Preparation Books?
  • What Kerala KMAT preparation material is available apart from the books?
  • Kerala KMAT Preparations- Tips by Toppers?
  • Whether the KMAT Kerala exam preparation 2024 should be done through Coaching or should Self prepare - which is better?
  • Kerala KMAT 2024 Exam Preparation Online
  • Strategy - how to crack Kerala KMAT Exam with High score?   

8. KMAT Kerala 2024 Registration & Application Process
All candidates applying for Kerala KMAT 2024 should apply online through the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. Five steps process for applying online are as below. Candidates are advised to keep a soft copy or printout of the application for future reference.

  • Step-1: For the online submission of application, candidate has to visit the website where he/she can find the link “KMAT 2024 - Online Application”.
  • Step-2: Registration: This is a onetime online process during which the candidates will get a system generated ‘Application Number’. The candidates should give necessary basic data and create a strong password during the registration process. The application number and password will be required till the end of the admission process.
  • Step-3: Fill Application: All the basic information required for processing your application are to be filled in at this stage. Before filling the details, candidates are required to read the Information Bulletin. The data provided here will be used for processing the application. Any mistake in filling this page or providing false/incomplete/wrong information will affect the candidate’s eligibility for examination. It is obligatory that the candidate fill all the mandatory fields in the application. No modification will be possible after the Final submission.
  • Step-4: Pay Application Fee: Application fee for General and SEBC candidates is Rs.1000. In the case of SC/ST the fee is Rs.750
  • Step-5: Applications can be submitted in online mode only. Two payment methods are available for remitting the application fee - Online Payment and e-Challan

8.1 Documents required for KMAT Kerala 2024 registration
Following are the important documents required for KMAT Kerala 2024 Registration Process

  • Computer/Laptop with faster connectivity
  • Online payment instruments like Net Banking, Debit/Credit cards to make payment of Rs.1000 for KMAT Kerala Application Fee 2024
  • Marks sheets/certificates from class 10 onwards to fill in academics in Application form
  • Scanned Image of Your Latest Passport size Photograph with light coloured background in jpeg format between 15 kb to 100 kb of size and resolution 150 x 200 pixels to be uploaded
  • Scanned Image of your Signature in black/blue ink taken on a plain white sheet. Signature to be cropped in jpg (jpeg) format of 150 pixels width and 100 pixels height and the File size should be between 4 kb and 100 kb.
  • Take a print of your submitted Kerala KMAT 2024 application form

8.2 KMAT Kerala 2024 Admit Card
KMAT Kerala 2024 Admit Card is released separately for session 1 (March exam) and session 2 (June exam). The Kerala KMAT 2024 Admit Card for the Entrance Examination can be downloaded from the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Admit Card will not be sent by post from this office.


8.3 KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam Day Guidelines
Following are the important KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam Day Guidelines:

  • Arrive at the Exam centre at the reporting time
  • Carry hard copy of your KMAT Kerala 2024 Admit card
  • Carry your original photo ID proof

9. KMAT Kerala 2024 Admission Process for MBA 2024-26
KMAT Kerala 2024 Admission process after declaration of KMAT Kerala Exam result requires the candidate to adhere to following:

  • Check KMAT Kerala 2024 answer key which is released after the exam
  • Check KMAT Kerala 2024 Results which are released after a week from the date of release of Kerala KMAT answer keys
  • Download your KMAT Kerala score card from official KMAT exam website by login with your Kerala KMAT registration Id and password which is your date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Check KMAT Kerala 2024 cut off for the respective category.
  • Take print out of your KMAT Kerala Score card and approach your preferred university/MBA college in Kerala for admission
  • Participate in the KMAT Kerala 2024 Counselling process comprising GD-PI for final selection
  • After getting admission offer, pay admission fee  

The admission to the MBA programme will be based on the marks of the Entrance Examination, group discussion and interview giving the following weightage.

Entrance test score
Group Discussion
Personal Interview

10. KMAT Kerala 2024 Important Dates and Events: Session-1

KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam Date Activity
KMAT Kerala 2024 Important dates
KMAT Kerala Registration start Date
January 30, 2024
KMAT Kerala Registration Process
Last Date to Apply for KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam
February 12, 2024
KMAT Kerala Admit Card 2024 release date
February 22, 2024
KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam date 
March 3, 2024
Release of answer keys after KMAT Kerala 2024 Exam date
2-3 days after the KMAT Kerala 2024 exam date
KMAT Kerala Result date
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