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CollegeDunia Full Review: Karnataka Management Aptitude Test 2015

In India there are two regional eligibility test for getting admission to the PG management courses, one is at State level (CAT/MAT/KMAT) and another is at National level (JEMAT/XAT), according to the ministry of HRD guidelines. Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a state level test conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) for admission into postgraduate various professional courses such as MBA, PGDM and MCA in the private Business schools of the Karnataka. Presently, there are 169 colleges in Karnataka which are conducting KMAT 2015 with 10,000 seats.

KMAT regulates 2 exam pattern .i.e. MBA and MBA-MCA.  In the KMAT exam for MBA admissions, the subjects are Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills and Basic Aptitude and in the MBA & MCA combined exam, the subjects include Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, Basic Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

KMAT 2015 syllabus consists of following topics:

  • Maths: Numbers, Algebra
  • Logical: Coding and decoding,
  • Aptitude: Management questions and basic computer awareness questions
  •  Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Preposition, Tenses, Essay writing etc.

Focus Areas:

In order to do well in the KMAT 2015 one needs to focus on the key areas of subjects and proper time management. You will be asked 40 questions in each section and time allotted to each section is 40 minutes. It means you should give 1minute to each question. Always start with English language section, afterwards Aptitude and then Logical Reasoning. In the end, attempt Numerical section.
  • Generally, In Mathematical part questions are prepared from Algebra and Geometry, so one must give attention to these topics and must read out the formulas of all the topics. 
  • Logical reasoning tests your thinking ability. In KMAT 2015 majority of questions are asked from Data interpretation, coding decoding and Analogies. Time Management is the most important ingredient for this section. Speed and accuracy are required simultaneously for scoring well in this section.
  • Aptitude test depends upon your awareness knowledge. You can read various books and update yourself regarding management topics as you are going to get admission in management courses
  • English language tests your grammatical knowledge. So , candidates need to focus on use of tenses, adjectives, noun ,pronoun etc.

Reference Books for KMAT:

Candidates may read numerous books for best preparation of KMAT 2015. Following are the books has been designed for the aspirants of KMAT
  • O.P Sinhal for Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning’ by Arun Sharma
  • Wren and Marten for Verbal Ability
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2015 is going to conduct on 4th January 2015, Sunday, in 47 cities across India and 2 International cities outside India for MBA aspirants.  The countdown has been started with barely 25 days remaining for XAT 2015. Candidates need to utilize this time smartly and should be focused on exclusive areas such as Decision Making and Essay Writing. It is foremost to study and analyze the test structure daily through mock tests for XAT
  • XAT Syllabus is similar as that of CAT. However, the level of difficulty of questions on Geometry and Number Theory is higher than the CAT
  • There are 4 sections i.e. Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Essay and General Awareness containing MCQs (Multiple choice questions) in XAT 2015 and one section on subjective Essay writing test
  • Time provided to first section is 140 minutes (2 hours and 20 minutes) i.e. candidates have 45 minutes to each section and 40 min for essay and general awareness part

Topics to be focused in XAT 2015:

Decision Making: It is a combination of Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning. Candidates should focus in reading skills and make a clear understanding of the situation

Verbal and Logical Ability- Generally, verbal questions are asked more than logical ability, so candidates are required to improve vocabulary skills by reading books like Word Power by Norman Lewis. Divide the Verbal Ability section in four parts - Reading Comprehension passages (Most important with 16-18 questions out of 30-32 questions in VA+LA section); Jumbled paragraphs (3-4 questions); usage of Vocabulary (3-4 questions); error corrections in sentences (3-4 questions). Reading newspaper is beneficial to improve the same

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation- There are some topics such as  BODMAS, System,AM/GM/HM,  HCF/LCM,   Number Base,Central Tendency (Mean/Median/Mode),Number System,Percentage,  Ratio Average,and Proportion,  Algebra, AP/GP,Equation, In-Equation,  Time, Speed and Distance ,Quadratic Equationand Time, Profit and Loss etc. from which questions were asked in previous exam.

Essay and General Awareness: In general awareness part, questions are prepared from Business, Sports, Economy, Politics, Trade and International Bodies. For General Awareness, aspirants are given a separate paper and 20 minutes duration. Essay should be of 200 to 300 words.


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