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KMAT MBA Exam Analysis 2018

Gaurav Macwan

KMAT MBA Exam Analysis 2018- The Analysis of KMAT MBA exam is done after the exam is conducted. The KMAT 2018 was conducted on August 5, 2018. The Karnataka Management Aptitude Test was conducted for admission to MBA programmes offered by B-schools in India. The KMAT 2018 exam analysis is crucial for aspiring MBA candidates who want to understand the type of questions likely to come in the KMAT exam, difficulty level of the exam and exam structure among others.

KMAT 2018 exam analysis is important for MBA aspirants who want to score well in the MBA entrance test. Despite it being a state-level MBA entrance test but still, many aspirants are often in for a surprise in the examination hall. They are unable to gauge the sectional composition or the difficulty level of the questions for the exam and end up paying a huge price in the end. To avoid this, candidates taking up KMAT 2018 must closely go through the KMAT exam analysis of last year’s paper. This will help them understand the exam pattern better and also give them a chance to predict the level of questions as well.

To help students out, we have provided a detailed analysis of the KMAT exam paper of last year. The analysis talks about the sectional composition in terms of the number of questions and marks as well as the break-up of the number of questions per section. The KMAT Exam analysis

KMAT Exam Analysis – Sectional Composition

Following the general trend, the KMAT MBA entrance test consisted of three key sections i.e. VARC / Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning. All the three sections consist of MCQs / Multiple Choice Questions. As far as the sectional composition of KMAT 2018 exam was concerned, each section would consist of 40 MCQs. And each MCQ will carry 4 marks, taking the section total to 160 marks. The complete KMAT exam will consist of 120 questions that are worth 480 marks in total. For the better understanding of sectional composition, candidates can refer the table given below:

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Total Marks

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension



Quantitative Ability



Logical Reasoning






Note: The details provided in the above table are on the basis of last year’s KMAT test paper. If there is any change in the sectional composition for this year’s exam, the same will be updated on this page soon.


KMAT Exam Difficulty Level – Moderate

Last year, the majority of candidates who took up the KMAT MBA entrance test termed the paper as moderate with and the questions in all the three sections to be of average difficulty. The questions asked in the KMAT paper were from the exam syllabus that was released by KPPGCA last year. Therefore, candidates didn’t have to face any unpleasant surprises in terms of out of syllabus questions or tricky questions that might cost them time and marks in the exam. The section-wise detailed breakup of questions are given below:

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Section

Traditionally, the Verbal Ability section of the KMAT MBA exam is the toughest among all the three sections. However, last year, the difficulty level of the questions in this section were moderate and therefore, it didn’t pose any trouble for the candidates who had prepared well as per the syllabus. The questions in VARC section were primarily focused on the understanding of the contents of the passages and choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills. A few questions were also centred on topics such as Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms and antonyms.

Quantitative Aptitude Section

Of the total 40 questions from the Quantitative Aptitude section, 18 questions were based on Arithmetic like Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Averages Percentage, Profit, Loss, Partnership. Although the questions were of moderate difficulty, they were time-consuming in nature which troubled a few candidates. Few questions from Venn diagrams, Equations, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Geometry & Mensuration, Permutation and Combinations, Probability were also found in the question paper. Due to the moderate difficulty level of the Quant section, candidates who had practised well managed to score well in this section.

Logical Reasoning Section

The Logical Reasoning section in the KMAT exam last year consisted of more questions from logical reasoning section as compared to analytical reasoning. Questions were based on topics such as calendar, distribution, assertions reasons, blood relations, analogies, direction, series, and statements. The majority of the questions were built as part of a set with only a few individual questions. Compared to previous year, last year, the KMAT exam’s LR section was lengthy but as the questions were of moderate difficulty it didn’t pose any major challenge for candidates who were well-prepared.

About KMAT

KMAT or the Karnataka Management Aptitude Test is a very important MBA entrance test for aspirants seeking admission to MBA colleges in Bangalore and Karnataka. This state-level exam is very popular among the MBA aspirants from Karnataka state because the KMAT 2018 score is accepted by 170+ B-schools in the state for MBA admissions.

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