PGCET 2017 & KMAT 2017: Your last option to do MBA from Bangalore & Karnataka B-schools

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KMAT 2017 on July 30 and PGCET 2017 on July 2 are the last two exams for MBA admission 2017 in 200 B-schools in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka for 20000 candidates
If you are a graduate with 50% marks and wish to pursue MBA from Bangalore you can register and apply both for PGCET and KMAT exams

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2017 and Post Graduate Common Entrance test (PGCET) 2017, are the last 2 exams leading to MBA admission in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka B-schools. There is no other exam after these two exams that can offer you MBA in 2017. While PGCET is scheduled for July 2, KMAT will be held on July 30, 2017.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2017 and Post Graduate Common Entrance test (PGCET) 2017 offer admission opportunity in 200 MBA/PGDM programmes in Bangalore and Karnataka. If you are a graduate with 50% marks and wish to pursue MBA from Bangalore you can register and apply both for PGCET and KMAT exams and avail the admission chances in good MBA colleges of Bangalore and Karnataka. An estimated number of 20000 candidates are expected to get admission offers from the B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka.

KMAT and PGCET 2017: Option open for All India candidates also
The Karnataka state candidates as well as All India candidates can appear in the exams and explore admission opportunity to various MBA colleges in Karnataka with KMAT and PGCET scores.

KMAT 2017
Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2017 will be conducted on July 30, 2017 by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) for admission to 170 AICTE approved University affiliated Management Institutes in Bangalore and Karnataka. KMAT 2017 is an All India exam that will be held in more than 10 cities all across the country and is open to candidates from all parts of India and Abroad.

KMAT 2017 is Gateway to MBA in Karnataka and Bangalore, Silicon Valley of India and No 1 Destination for MBA/PGDM with very vibrant Job market. The MBA colleges in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka with moderate fee structure will accept KMAT 2017 score as admission criteria for admission to their flagship MBA/PGDM programmes. 

With effect from 2016, KPPGCA has opened KMAT for all the candidates across the country. Irrespective of their domicile state, now the candidates from across the country will be considered for admission to MBA/MCA 2017 in 170 B-schools located in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka state.

Top B-schools like Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences (AIMS); Alliance University; Indus Business Academy (IBA); IFIM Business School; MP Birla Institute; M.S. Ramaiah; Mount Carmel; PESIT among others accept KMAT scores.

KMAT 2017 will have a time duration of 2 hours. It will be a paper-pencil based test. KPPGCA believes that single testing session with same difficulty level will provide level playing field to all the test takers without any discrimination.

KMAT 2017-Exam Schedule
Following are the key dates and timelines to register and apply for KMAT 2017. The process is simple and is available only in online.  KMAT 2017 Admit Card will be issued online and on registered email id of the candidate. The candidates are supposed to download the same and follow the instructions given in the Admit Card.

Activity Dates
Last date to enter online Application    25th July 2017
Downloading of Admission tickets    28th July 2017
Test Date    30th July 2017
Result Date    07th August 2017

KMAT 2017 Eligibility 
To appear in KMAT 2017, a candidate should have Bachelors degree with minimum 3 years duration/ Masters degree examination of any recognised education body in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent, and have secured at least 50% of marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidate).

Candidates in their final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply.

How to apply

  • KMAT 2017 registration fee is Rs.1000/- which can be paid online
  • Visit the KMAT 2017 website and go to Apply now.
  • You may fill up the online registration form and make payment of Rs.1000/- online towards registration and application fee.
  • You will receive a unique ID after making payment and successful submission of registration form on your registered mail id.

KMAT 2017 Exam pattern
KMAT 2017 exam pattern will consist of objective multiple choice questions (MCQs). KMAT 2017 will be 120 minutes exam and will be divided in 4 sections with total number of 120 MCQs carrying a total maximum 480 marks.

PGCET 2017
Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is a popular yearly MBA entrance examination in Karnataka B-schools. It is for students who want to pursue MBA at Post Graduation level from Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided B-schools in Karnataka.

The schedule for PGCET 2017 has been announced and the test is to be conducted on July 2, 2017. The candidates from Karnataka state and outside Karnataka state are eligible to apply and appear in the PGCET 2017.  Karnataka PGCET – MBA exam is a paper based test of 2 hours duration.

PGCET 2017: Test schedule

Last date to submit online application June 5 (Closed as of now, may be extended)
Application fee Rs.650/-
PGCET – MBA 2017 Exam date July 2, 2017 (2.30PM to 4.30PM)
Declaration of Results 4th week-July 2017

PG-CET (MBA) Eligibility
A candidate who has passed Recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum of 3 years duration examination or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken together in all the subjects including languages in all the years of the Degree Examination is eligible for admission to MBA courses. (45% of marks in Qualifying Exam in case of SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka candidates) (Reservation is applicable only for Karnataka State Candidates).

How to apply
Although application process for PGCET 2017 stands closed as on June 5, 2017, it might be extended again. So watch out for the further extended date. Candidates can apply for PGCET-2017 (MBA) exam only “Online”. Online submission of Application Form may be made by accessing KEA Website. The conventional method of pen and paper filling of form is done away with effect from 2015.

Candidates of Karnataka origin have to pay an amount of Rs. 650/- for General and OBC (Rs.500/- for SC / ST Category-1). The candidates have to pay the requisite fee in any of the branch of specified banks.

PGCET 2017: Exam pattern
The PGCET-2017 (MBA) exam will be held in paper pen mode in one session separately for MBA course. The exam will be conducted for 100 marks in 2 hours (120 minutes) duration. Each question will be of (Objective) Multiple Choice type. The question paper will be in different versions. Each question will have 4 different options and will carry ONE mark.

The candidates have to mark the correct answers on the OMR answer sheet using BLUE OR BLACK INK BALL POINT PEN ONLY.

PGCET 2017 (MBA) exam will have NO negative marking in respect of wrong answers. The ANSWER KEY will be published within three days after the completion of the entrance test on the KEA website.

The exam will have 4 sections

Proficiency in English Language General Knowledge 
Reasoning and General Intelligence  Quantitative Analysis

KMAT or PGCET are not considered difficult exams and the candidates appearing in these exams can crack it with high score with a consistent preparation without devoting too much of time. The best way to crack the PGCET 2017 or KMAT 2017 is to take more mocks in paper pen mode test as the exams are very similar to MAT.

KMAT and PGCET 2017: All India candidates can appear
The Karnataka state candidates as well as All India candidates can appear in the exams and explore admission opportunity to various MBA colleges in Karnataka with KMAT and PGCET scores.

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