KMAT KPPGCA to be held on 21st July 2013

The Karnataka Private Postgraduate Colleges Association ( KPPGCA ) has decided to go ahead and conduct the Karnataka Management Aptitude Test ( KMAT ) on 21st July, 2013.

Candidates desirous of taking admission to MBA and MCA courses in 169 member colleges of the KPPGCA will appear for KMAT. There are no government quota seats in any of these colleges this time, said Association Secretary M. Prakash.

Addressing a meeting here on 15th May, 2013, he contested the validity of the Common Management Admissions Test ( CMAT ), which the All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE ) has made the only entrance test for admission to government quota seats. “Management courses no longer come under the jurisdiction of the AICTE. Also, only 12,000 students took the first two tests of the CMAT, and around 5,800 have registered for the third test on 19th May, 2013. Even out of these, many may not actually write the exam as it clashes with university exams,” he said, speaking about the probability of the 24,500 seats going vacant.

Till last year, the Postgraduate Common Entrance Test ( PGCET ) conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority ( KEA ) determined admissions to 50 per cent of seats in private business management colleges. This year, PGCET was replaced by CMAT.

“So, we will admit students based on KMAT scores. After that if we are left with more seats, we may consider CMAT scores,” he said, adding that a Karnataka High Court interim order dated 9th May, 2013 had granted permission for the KMAT to be held.

Mr. Prakash also said that the private colleges are willing to give 50 per cent of their seats to the government like every year, provided the PGCET is conducted. “Last year, 9,000 of the 17,000 who wrote the PGCET were admitted. There is also no clarity on how admissions are going to be made to the 300 – odd seats in 21 management departments in State – run varsities,” he said.

The government will take a call on whether a State PGCET should be held or not on 17th May, 2013. Rajneesh Goel, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, said that the Supreme Court order does put management courses out of the AICTE’s purview. “We are awaiting inputs from the AICTE and VTU to take a final decision,” he said.

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KMAT 2013

KMAT to be held on 21st July 2013

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association ( KPPGCA ), Bangalore conducts Karnataka Management Aptitude Test ( KMAT 2013 ) on 21st July, 2013 for admission in to Master of Business Administration ( MBA ) and Master of Computer Application ( MCA ) programs offered by AICTE approved university affiliated Self Financing colleges in Karnataka.

Exam Pattern :

KMAT 2013 is based on objective type of questions contains different papers for MBA and MBA & MCA combined of time duration 3 hours.

There is 3 sections in MBA paper contains 120 questions :

  • Language Comprehension : 40 Questions
  • Mathematical Skills : 40 Questions
  • Basic Aptitude : 40 questions

There is 4 sections in MBA & MCA Combined paper contains 160 questions :

  • Language Skills : 40 questions
  • Mathematical Skills : 40 Questions
  • Basic Aptitude : 40 Questions
  • Logical Reasoning : 40 Questions

Exam Centres :

Bagalkote, Bangalore ( 4 Centres ), Belgaum, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore ( 2 centres ), Mysore, Shimoga and Udupi.

Eligibility :

Candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 50% of marks from any recognized university.

How to Apply :

  • The Application can be obtained from the colleges which are affiliated to the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association or downloaded from the Official website of
  • The filled application from along with DD of Rupee 500 / – for Either MBA or MCA and Rupee 600 / – for Both MBA & MCA in favor of “KMAT 2013”, payable at Bangalore should be submitted to the below address.

Important Dates

  • PGCET 2013 will be held on 19th May, 2013.
  • KMAT 2013 will be held on 21st July, 2013.

Contact Details :

The Secretary – KMAT 2013,
Sheshadripuram First Grade College,
C.A. Site No 26, Yelahanka New Town,
Bangalore – 560 064.


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