Kerala Management Admission Test 2020

Kerala MAT

Kerala Management Admission Test 2020

Form Date: 30 Apr - 31 May 2021 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 30 Apr - 31 May 2021

KERALA MAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kerala (KUFOS)
  • Courses:MBA
  • Streams:Management

KMAT Kerala 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card

Updated On - August 04 2020 by Akriti Maurya

KMAT Kerala 2021 is organised by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala under the supervision of Admission Supervisory Committee (ASC) and Fee Regulatory Committee for Professional Colleges of Kerala. It is a State-Level Entrance exam. The KMAT Entrance Examination is for admission to the MBA course in the different colleges located in Kerala. The exam is conducted twice throughout a year. It is a Pen-Paper Based Test (PBT). Candidates can refer to the following article to know about the complete details of the KMAT Kerala 2021.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates and events regarding the KMAT 2021 form the below-given table:

Releasing of application formTo be Announced
Last date to fill the application formTo be Announced
Update choice of exam venueTo be Announced
Admit Card AvailableTo be Announced
Exam DateTo be Announced
Result declarationTo be Announced

KMAT Kerala 2021 Application Form

The Applicants willing to appear for KMAT Kerala 2021 must have to fill the application form. Candidates must check that they fulfil all the eligibility for the exam. Candidate first has all the vital information regarding KMAT 2021 Application form (For the second session). Candidate can register themselves in online mode only. Steps for Online Application is summarised below:
  • The application form is supposed to be available from the second week of February 2021.
  • The Applicants must go through the Eligibility Criteria & Requirements before going for the registration process.
  • Click on the Register Link on KMAT Kerala 2020 website to start the registration process.
  • Candidates can register by providing the basic information.
  • Registered Candidates will receive an email notification to their registered email id with their application number, password and the link to complete the application form.
  • Once you got registered, Log In using the Login credentials.
  • Fill in the remaining details i.e, Personal details, Education Qualifications, Choice of Examination centre and hit "Submit".
  • A summary along with the complete amount payable will be presented. You will be redirected to the payment gateway page by clicking on the "Make Payment" link.
  • After registration or filling the application form successfully candidates have to submit the Application Fee via Net banking /Debit card/ Credit card.
  • On successful completion of the form and payment, the candidate can download the online application form.
  • All future communications will be done only to the registered email ID.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Application Fee

The Application Fee for Kerala Management Admission Test 2021 for the applicants belonging to different categories are in the Table below:

Applicant's CategoryFee
General/ OBCRs.1000/-
SC/STRs. 750/-
Mode of Payment: The Application Fee for Kerala 2020 can be paid only Online. Applicants can go through following gateways for Fee payment -
  • Credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro)
  • Internet Banking

KMAT Kerala 2021 Admit Card

The vital information regarding KMAT Kerala admit card 2021 is given below:

  • The admit card KMAT 2020 has been released.
  • Candidates have to download the admit card and keep it safe with them.
  • It is necessary to take the admit card to the examination centre along with one photo ID.
  • If a candidate found without admit card in the examination hall the applicant with not allowed the examination.
  • No candidate will allow carrying any electric device in the examination hall.
  • For more information regarding admit card, candidates are advised to check the official website regularly.

KMAT Kerala 2020 Exam Centers

KMAT Kerala 2020 Exam will be conducted in different cities of Kerala, U.T of Lakshadweep, Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore and Coimbatore. If the total number of registered candidates is less than 100 in Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore and Coimbatore, then ASC has all rights to transfer candidates who will choose above centre to nearby exam centres. Candidates can not change their exam centre after submitting the centre details.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates willing to ensue career in the field of Business Administration can apply for the form. Candidates need to know that, they must go through all the eligibility criteria and norms before registering themselves for the entrance exam.  Interested candidates must fulfil the following KMAT 2021 Eligibility

  • Qualification: The Applicants must have a Bachelor degree from any stream with required aggregates. Final semester candidates can also apply.
  • Nationality: Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Domicile: Applying candidate must be a native of Kerala State.
  • Percentage: Candidates must have 50% marks in the qualifying exam (40% marks for SC/ST).
  • Exams: Candidates with a valid scorecard of CMAT & CAT can apply KMAT 2020.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for KMAT Kerala 2020 exam.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Syllabus 

KMAT Kerala 2020 Syllabus will consist of questions from English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data sufficiency & Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario.

  • Section A (English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension), Candidates must concentrate on Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Word Usage, Fill in the Blanks and much more.
  • Section B (Quantitative Aptitude), candidates must study HCF & LCM, Algebra, Quadratic Equation, Functions, Trigonometric Ratios, Height & Distance and much more.
  • Section C (Data sufficiency & Logical Reasoning), candidates will have to study topics like Bar Graph, Line Graph, Data Arrangements, Statements, etc.
  • Section D (General Knowledge), candidates must go through topics such as Business, Sports, Culture, Economics, etc.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check the preparation tips for KMAT Kerala 2021 below.

  • Candidates must give equal time and concentration to each and every section.
  • Candidates must keep them strong with Language skills by reading newspapers like The Hindu daily.
  • They must learn at least 10 new words daily to enhance their vocabulary.
  • Candidates must practice numerical questions for Mathematics Section and other previous year's questions to enhance the speed.
  • Candidates must keep themselves updated with the current affairs by regularly reading newspapers, magazines, watching News Channels, etc.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Recommended Books

Candidate must have to select some best set of books which are used by the majority of the students for KMAT 2021. Candidate have to prepare accordingly and practice a lot of questions for clearing the exam with good score. They can refer to following books for KMAT Kerala 2020 and prepare them accordingly.

KMAT 2021 Important Books
Book NameAuthor
Quantitative Aptitude Nishit Sinha
Verbal Ability Arun Sharma
Quantitative aptitude R.S. Agarwal
Data Interpretation Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Ajay Singh
Verbal AbilityWren and Martin
Mock tests & Solved papers Tarun Goyal

KMAT Kerala 2020 Exam Pattern

The KMAT Kerala 2021 Exam is an offline entrance Examination for applicants seeking admission in MBA courses. The Exam Pattern of KMAT Kerala 2021 is specified in a table below:
KMAT 2021 Paper Pattern
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Types of QuestionsMCQs
No. of Questions180
Time Duration2 hour 30 minutes
No. of Sections4 (A, B, C, D)
Medium of examinationEnglish
Total Marks720
Marking Scheme 

(+) 4 for Correct and (-) 1/4 for Incorrect

The table given below shows the question distribution from each section:

KMAT 2021 Question Distribution
SectionsNo. of questions
English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension50
Quantitative Aptitude50
Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning40
General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario40
Total180 questions

KMAT Kerala 2021 Answer Key

KMAT 2021 Answer Key will be released after the exam. It will be a provisional answer key. Test-takers must check the Answer key after its release from the official website. Candidates can calculate their provisional total marks which they have scored in the exam. For this, they have to read the marking scheme which is mentioned above.

Secondly, candidates can raise objections to the answer key if any mistake is found. They have to send the proofs of the questions which they are challenging to the concerned authorities. They should submit the challenges before the last date. After the last date, any request regarding the same shall not be accepted under any circumstances.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Result

The information regarding KMAT Kerala Results 2020 is given below:

  • The result of KMAT Kerala 2021 is available in Online mode.
  • The candidates can check their result by using the Log In Credentials provided during the registration process.
  • There is no option of sending the hard copy of the scorecard through the post.
  • The scorecard consists of the actual marks scored by the candidate in different sections.
  • The exam result has been released in the form of merit list.
  • The admission for the courses will be based on the marks in the merit list.
  • Qualified candidates have to attend the counselling.
  • During the counselling, the candidate has to take his original documents like admit card, mark sheet and 10th 12th result etc. with them.

Click here to View KMAT Kerala 2021 Results.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Cut Off

The minimum marks required for qualifying in KMAT Kerala, as stipulated by ASC, Kerala, is mentioned in the table below. There will be no rounding off marks to the nearest whole number. The qualifying cut off marks for CAT and CMAT will be same and at par with the qualifying cut off marks of KMAT.

  • The candidates who secured 15% of the total 720 marks, i.e., 108 (Rounded to 108) marks and above are qualified for admission in any institutions/ colleges, as stated above, in Kerala. 
  • For SEBC category, the qualifying cut off marks is 10% of 720 marks, i.e., 71.6, (Rounded to 72 marks.)
  • For SC/ST category, the qualifying cut off marks is 7.5 % of 720 marks, i.e., 53.7 (Rounded to 54 marks).

A tabulated format for the cut-offs for KMAT Kerala is given below:

CategoryQualifying Cutoff
General15% (108/720)
SEBC10% (72/720)
SC/ST7.5% (54/720)




Candidate can keep visiting this page for the latest update in KMAT 2020 Cutoff.

 KMAT Kerala 2021 Counselling

The detailed information regarding Kerala MAT counselling 2021 is given below:

  • The counselling will be conducted in offline mode only.
  • Selected aspirants in the merit list will be called in the counselling process.
  • Aspirants have to bring their original documents for counselling.
  • After complete verification of the original documents and submission of fee seats will be allotted to the selected candidate.
  • After completion of the counselling process, a seat confirmation letter will be given to the aspirants.
  • Candidates will have to report the respective institutes along with seat allotment letter.

Documents Required for KMAT Kerala 2021 Counselling

Candidates must have to bring following documents for counselling:

  1. Senior secondary exam mark sheet
  2. Class 10 mark sheet
  3. Graduation Degree 
  4. Aadhar card
  5. Migration certificate
  6. Caste certificate
  7. Seat allotment letter
  8. 2 passport size photographs, etc.

KMAT Kerala 2021 Highlights

Below given are the main or vital points of the KMAT Kerala exam:

KMAT 2021 Basic Information

Exam Name

Kerala Management Aptitude Test 2021(KMAT Kerala)

Conducting Body

University of  Kerala


State Level Entrance Examination



Kerala KMAT Official website

Exam Mode


Exam Purpose

To offer admission in MBA courses, in various Universities of Kerala State

Stay connected for KMAT Kerala conducted by the University of Kerala.

CEE Kerala

Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) Kerala was established in 1983 with the vision to function as an agency for the Government of Kerala through ensuring transparent admission procedures for various professional courses in each academic year. The main objective of CEE Kerala is conducting entrance examination and provide admission to the eligible candidates. The admission is provided by the body to Engineering, Medical, Dental, Architecture, Management, Nursing etc courses.


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KERALA MAT Important Dates

Form Date30 Apr - 31 May 2021 (Tentative)
Exam Date21 Jun 2021 (Tentative)

Kerala Management Admission Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 negative marking for each incorrect answer

1English Comprehension & Analytical Ability504200
2Quantitative Aptitude504200
3Local Reasoning404160
4General Awareness 404160

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

30 Apr 2021

Form End Date:

31 May 2021

The forms will open on 30 Apr 2021



Examination Date (Online):

21 Jun 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 1,000

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