Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA) was established
in 2003 to provide proactive support to professional education
and facilitate and streamline admission to postgraduate professional
courses, viz., MBA, PGDM and MCA. There are 169 + member B-schools
of KPPGCA located across Karnataka which are affiliated to
respective universities in the State.
born out of the felt -need to have a single unified test for
admissions in the State of Karnataka into professional courses
viz MBA. PGDM and MCA. KMAT is conducted for admission to
AICTE approved University affiliated Self-financing colleges
in Karnataka. The test is permitted by Government of Karnataka
and is monitored by the "Committee for overseeing the
entrance test conducted by the association of private professional
colleges" constituted by the government of Karnataka
in accordance with Supreme Court judgment in case no. Appeal
(Civil) 5041 of 2005.
Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a standardised test being administered since 2003
to facilitate Post Graduate Institutions to screen candidates for admission to MBA, PGDM ad MCA
courses. Any Post Graduate Institution within the state can consider KMAT Score as an admission
input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates.
KMAT scores are being released to both Management Institutions and Students. The purpose of
KMAT is to provide information to institutions on a candidate’s aptitude and skills to cope up with a
post graduate program. It therefore assists in making decisions pertaining to admissions to
institutions. KMAT scores is one of the sources of information and should be used whenever possible
in combination with other information prior to admissions.
It is important to understand that the KMAT score is only one part of the admission process and
amongst various factors used to screen applications and make admission decisions. A high KMAT
score alone is not enough to guarantee admission to a MBA, PGDM or MCA program. Likewise, a low
score does not mean that you cannot qualify.
Interpretation and the use of the scores is purely based on individual colleges and their admission procedures.
Important Notice: Applicants are advised to cross verify the approval/recognition status of various
programs and other details directly from the concerned Authorities/ Institutes/ Universities.
KPPGCA HAS COME ACROSS A COUPLE OF CASES WHERE THE ASPIRING CANDIDATES' KMAT
SCORE IS NOT ACCEPTED BY SOME INSTITUTES FOR ADMISSION TO FULL TIME COURSES.
CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO RECHECK WITH THE CONCERNED INSTITUTES/UNIVERSITIES BEFORE
APPLYING FOR KMAT.