KMAT Registration 2024 : Last Date, How to Apply, Fees

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test 2024 ( KMAT )

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Updated on Apr 1, 2024 15:27 IST

KMAT registration 2024 will likely begin in the last week of June 2024. KMAT registration is an online process. Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) conducted the KMAT 2024 exam will likely be conducted in the first week of November 2024, in a home-based online proctored mode for two hours. 

The application form for KMAT 2024 will be available online only. KMAT application form 2024 for MBA/PGDM and MCA will be the same, and candidates have to select their course for admission while filling up the form itself. Candidates must pay the application fee to complete their KMAT registrations. Candidates must check the KMAT eligibility criteria 2024 and the instructions to fill out the form before filling up the application form.

Also Read: KMAT 2024: Online Remote Proctored Mode Guidelines

Q:   When will the registration process for KMAT exam start? When will the KMAT exam be held?

A:

The registration process for KMAT starts a few months before the exam date. The exact dates for the registration process may vary each year, so it is important to refer to the official notification. This year, the KMAT registrations will begin in the last week of June 2024, tentatively. KMAT 2024 exam will be conducted in the first week of November 2024. 

Generally, the conducting authority announces the commencement of the registration process through a detailed notification that includes important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and other relevant information. The notification is usually released well in advance to allow candidates sufficient time to complete the registration process.

To stay updated on the registration dates for KMAT Karnataka, it is recommended to regularly keep an eye out for any announcements or notifications from the conducting authority. Additionally, you can also subscribe to the official mailing list or follow the official social media channels of Shiksha to receive timely updates on the registration process and other important details related to the exam.

 

Q:   Can I fill out the Karnataka KMAT application form offline?

A:

No, the KMAT application form will be available online only on the official website and cannot be filled out offline. There is no provision to apply for KMAT Karnataka offline. The application process for KMAT Karnataka is typically conducted online through the official website designated for the exam. Candidates are required to visit the official website, register, fill in the application form, upload necessary documents, and make the payment online. This means, that the candidates need to create a login ID and password to fill the KMAT application form and then pay the application fee using a credit card, debit card or internet banking.

Filling out the application form online allows for a streamlined and efficient process, reducing the chances of errors and enabling faster communication between the conducting body and the candidates. It also ensures the security and authenticity of the application data.

Therefore, it is important to have a reliable internet connection and access to a computer to complete the online application process for KMAT Karnataka.

 

Q:   Which documents are needed at the time of KMAT Karnataka registrations?

A:

During KMAT registrations, you will need the following documents and information:

  1. A recent passport-sized photograph in the specified format and size. The photograph should be clear and taken against a light-colored or white background.

  2. Candidate's scanned signature in the specified format and size. The signature should be done with a black or dark blue ink pen on a white paper.

  3. Candidates will need to provide a valid and active email address and mobile number. This is crucial as important communication regarding the exam, admit card, and result will be sent to these contact details.

  4. Basic personal information such as your name, date of birth, gender, category, nationality, etc. Candidates will also need to provide your permanent address and correspondence address.

  5. Information about the candidate's educational background, including the name of the institution, year of passing, percentage/CGPA obtained, and other relevant details.

  6. If the candidate belongs to a reserved category (such as SC/ST/OBC), they may need to upload the scanned copies of the relevant category certificate or reservation certificate. These certificates should be issued by the competent authority and should be valid and up-to-date.

Ensure that you have the necessary documents in the specified formats and sizes ready before starting the registration process to avoid any last-minute inconvenience.

 

Documents Required for Filling the KMAT Application Form 2024

Before candidates start filling KMAT application form, they should have the following required documents:

  • Class 10 mark sheet

  • Class 12 mark sheet

  • Graduation mark sheet/certificate

  • Date of birth proof

  • Address proof

  • Caste category certificate (if applicable)

  • Credit/debit card or net banking credentials

  • Scanned signature

  • Scanned passport-size photo of self (not more than three months old)

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria of KMAT exam?

A:

The following is the eligibility criteria to appear for KMAT Karantaka exam:

  • Age limit: Minimum 21 years old. No cap on maximum age. 
  • Qualifying Exam: It is mandatory for the candidates to hold a Bachelor degree (three years duration)/master degree in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must have passed the above mentioned qualifying examination with at least 50 per cent aggregate. SC/ST candidates have the benefit of 5 per cent relaxation. Minimum qualifying aggregate for SC/ST is 40 per cent.
  • Reservation: 15 per cent seats reserved for SC, 7.5 per cent for ST, 27 per cent for OBC and 3 per cent seats reserved for PD.

If the candidates don't have the necessary documents supporting their claim of completion of Bachelor's Degree they can be removed from the process thereafter. Candidates will then be shortlisted on the basis on their performance in KMAT. The scorecards of the candidates will be sent to the colleges The selected candidates who have qualified in KMAT need to report to their respective college to secure admissions.

 

Q:   How to apply for KMAT?

A:

To apply for KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test), you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the official website of KMAT Karnataka.

  2. Look for the registration link on the website homepage and click on it. Fill in the required details such as your name, email address, mobile number, and create a password to register for the exam. After successful registration, you will receive a unique application number and login credentials.

  3. Log in to your account using the provided login credentials. Complete the application form by providing personal details, educational qualifications, and other required information. Ensure that you enter accurate and correct information in the form.

  4. Upload the scanned copies of your recent passport-sized photograph and signature as per the specified format and size mentioned in the instructions. Make sure the images are clear and meet the specified requirements.

  5. Proceed to pay the application fee using the available payment options. The application fee for KMAT Karnataka can be paid online through debit card, credit card, or net banking. 

  6. Submit the Application: Review the filled application form and uploaded documents to ensure accuracy. Once you are satisfied, submit the application form. Take a printout of the application form or save a copy for future reference.

 

KMAT 2023 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of KMAT 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

05 Nov '23

KMAT 2023

03 Nov '23

KMAT 2023 Admit Card Release

30 Jun '23 -

30 Sep '23

KMAT 2023 registrations

How to Fill the KMAT 2024 Application Form?

Check the below steps to apply for the KMAT exam.

Step 1–KMAT registration

  • Visit the official website and click on 'KMAT 2024 Application' from the top menu bar
  • Click on the 'Register Button' 
  • Candidates need to fill in details such as name, date of birth, e-mail, phone number, and country to register for Karnataka KMAT 2024.

  • On successful registration, an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number that candidates need to enter in the space provided on the KMAT Karnataka application window.

  • Candidates will receive their application number and password on their registered mobile number and email ID.

Step 2- Login to fill out the KMAT application form 

Candidates need to log in with their KMAT credentials i.e. Application Number and Password to fill out the form. The details to be filled in the application form are:

  • Candidates must fill in their names as mentioned on their official documents.

  • Candidates must select the appropriate option irrespective of the fact whether they are or aren't residents of Karnataka state.

  • Enter the date of birth in DD/MM/YYYY format.

  • Select the appropriate category option, i.e., MBA or MCA.

Please Note: The candidates who are applying for two streams have to register separately for each stream. Separate hall tickets will be issued to those candidates

  • Applicants need to specify the stream/discipline in which they have obtained the graduation degree.

  • Complete postal address and other communication details should be correctly mentioned in the space provided. Candidates should write their first name in CAPITAL LETTERS only.

KMAT 2022 Application Process

KMAT 2024 Application Process

Step 3-Upload documents

Candidates should upload scanned copies of their photographs and signatures as under:

Document

Dimensions

File size

Signature

6 cms (W) X 3 cms (H)

100 KB - 200 KB

Photograph

3.5 cms (W) X 4.5 cms (H)

100 KB - 200 KB

Step 4–Make payment

Candidates need to pay an application fee for KMAT 2024 application form using Net banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Wallets & other online payment methods. 

KMAT 2024 Application Fee

Check out the table below to know the KMAT Karnataka application fee 2024.

Category

Application fee (in INR)

General and NC-OBC

850 (including GST)

SC, ST and PWD

850 (including GST)

Candidates must make sure that the online transaction is completed and the receipt/acknowledgement is generated. Also, they should keep a copy of the fee payment acknowledgement slip for future reference.

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Q:   Is there any fee concession in the KMAT Karnataka registration fee for reserved category students?

A:

No, there is usually no fee concession in the KMAT registration fee for reserved category students. The conducting body, Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), typically offers the same application fee for candidates belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST as for the unreserved category.

The exact fee concession or waiver for reserved category students may vary each year. This year, the application fee for KMAT is INR 850 which includes GST. 

When filling out the online application form, candidates belonging to the reserved categories will generally be required to select their category and the applicable fee structure will be displayed accordingly. It is important to accurately select the appropriate category to avail the fee concession, if applicable.

If you are a reserved category candidate, ensure that you provide the necessary documents and proofs during the application process to validate your category and avail the fee concession, if provided.

 

Q:   Can I pay KMAT registration fee by cash/DD or net banking?

A:

The payment options for the KMAT registration fee may vary depending on the conducting body and the specific guidelines for each year's exam. Generally, the accepted modes of payment for the KMAT registration fee include:

  1. Online Payment: The preferred mode of payment is usually online payment, which can be done through net banking, debit card, or credit card. Candidates can make the payment using the secure online payment gateway provided on the official website of KMAT Karnataka.

  2. Demand Draft (DD): In some cases, the option to pay the registration fee through Demand Draft (DD) may be available. If DD payment is allowed, candidates need to draw a Demand Draft in favor of the conducting authority or as specified in the official notification. The DD should be payable at the specified location. Candidates will need to enter the DD details during the application process and submit the physical DD along with the application form, if required.

It is important to note that the specific payment options and instructions for each year's KMAT Karnataka exam will be mentioned in the official notification. It is recommended to carefully read the instructions and guidelines provided by the conducting authority to ensure accurate and successful payment of the registration fee.

 

Q:   I belong to a reserved category. Do I have to fill out a different KMAT application form?

A:

No, you do not have to fill out a different KMAT application form if you belong to a reserved category. The application form for KMAT Karnataka is usually the same for all candidates, regardless of their category.

During the application process, you will be asked to provide information about your category, such as SC/ST/OBC, or any other reserved category for which you are eligible. You will also be required to upload the necessary category or reservation certificates to support your claim.

The conducting authority of KMAT Karnataka takes into consideration the category information provided by candidates while evaluating their application. Depending on the eligibility criteria and reservation policies, candidates belonging to reserved categories may be eligible for specific benefits or relaxations in terms of seats, cutoff scores, or other criteria.

Ensure that you have the necessary category or reservation certificates ready in the specified format to support your application.

 

Mistakes to Avoid for KMAT 2024 Applications

Read below to know some of the common mistakes that should be avoided while filling out the KMAT application form:

  1. Do not press the back button or refresh the page while making the payment. The incomplete transaction will lead to an incomplete registration process.

  2. Enter the correct communication address.

  3. Do not delete e-mails and SMS mentioning the details of the KMAT registration ID and password.

  4. Ensure downloading the submitted application form and get a printout of the same for future reference.

  5. Ensure the photograph and signatures are within the set limits and dimensions. Read the instructions given before uploading the documents.

KMAT Exam Helpdesk

In case a candidate faces a problem in KMAT registration or has issues like non-receipt of unique ID on mail then they can reach out to exam conducting authorities on:

Helpline number - +91 9513270139 / +91 9513271046 OR

Write a mail to info@kmatindia.com

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Q:   Can I make changes to my KMAT application form after submission?

A:

No, it is not possible to make changes to the KMAT application form after submission. Once you have submitted the form, it is considered final and cannot be modified. Therefore, it is important to review all the information entered in the KMAT application form before submitting it to ensure its accuracy and completeness.

To minimize the chances of errors or mistakes in the application form, it is advisable to double-check all the details, including personal information, educational qualifications, contact details, and supporting documents, before the final submission. Careful attention to detail during the application process can help avoid the need for making changes later.

If you do need to make any corrections or modifications to the KMAT application form, it is recommended to reach out to the conducting authority of KMAT Karnataka directly. They may provide guidance on the specific procedure for rectifying errors, if possible, or provide further instructions on how to proceed.

 

Q:   Can I fill the application form first and pay the application fee later for KMAT?

A:

Yes, when candidates are applying for KMAT they do not have to fill the form and pay the application fee in one go. However, they have to pay the application within a few days of filling the KMAT registration form. Candidates must note that a completely filled application form without the application fee will be rejected. Candidates must pay the fee online in order to complete the KMAT application process and register their candidature.

 

Q:   I belong to a reserved category. Do I have to fill out a different KMAT application form?

A:

No, you do not have to fill out a different KMAT application form if you belong to a reserved category. The application form for KMAT Karnataka is usually the same for all candidates, regardless of their category.

During the application process, you will be asked to provide information about your category, such as SC/ST/OBC, or any other reserved category for which you are eligible. You will also be required to upload the necessary category or reservation certificates to support your claim.

The conducting authority of KMAT Karnataka takes into consideration the category information provided by candidates while evaluating their application. Depending on the eligibility criteria and reservation policies, candidates belonging to reserved categories may be eligible for specific benefits or relaxations in terms of seats, cutoff scores, or other criteria.

Ensure that you have the necessary category or reservation certificates ready in the specified format to support your application.

 

Important FAQs Related to KMAT Registration

Check below a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on KMAT registrations:

Q:   In how many cities KMAT exam is held?

A:

The KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test) exam is typically conducted in multiple cities across Karnataka. The exact number of cities where the exam is held may vary from year to year, depending on the decision of the conducting authority.

In general, KMAT Karnataka is conducted in major cities of Karnataka, including Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Hubli, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Shimoga, Davanagere, Bellary and Bijapur. These cities are selected to provide convenient access to candidates from different regions of the state. 

Candidates appearing for the KMAT exam can choose only one test centre according to their preference. Candidates need to register themselves on the official website of KMAT and while filling the KMAT application form, candidates will get the option to choose one of the KMAT test cities. 

 

Q:   Can the KMAT application fee be refunded?

A:

No, the KMAT application fee is generally non-refundable. Once the KMAT application fee is paid, it is unlikely to be refunded, regardless of the circumstances. Even if the candidate fails to appear for the exam, then also the application fee is non-refundable. 

Candidates are advised to carefully review the eligibility criteria, exam details, and other relevant information before making the payment to avoid any financial loss. It is recommended to thoroughly read the official notification or information bulletin released by the conducting authority for specific details regarding the application fee and refund policy. Once the candidates have filled the application form, they must re-verify the details entered by them to avoid any errors.

In case of any doubts or queries regarding the application fee or refund policy, it is best to directly contact the conducting body for accurate and updated information.

 

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