Best study material to prepare for KMAT 2018

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Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is a state level common entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). The exam is conducted by KPPGCA annually to select candidates for admission in PG courses offered by various B-Schools across Karnataka.

Candidates who appear for KMAT 2018 are tested for their knowledge and skills in handling questions from Verbal Ability & Reading comprehension, Quantitative ability, and logical reasoning.

The ocean of material available in the market often leaves an aspirant confused about which sources to refer and which to ignore during their KMAT 2018 preparations. Choosing between a right and average source of study can create a huge difference between one being selected or rejected in the KMAT 2018 exam.

To get you out of that jail of confusion and to enlighten you in regards to the best resources/study material for KMAT 2018 we have dedicated this blog for all you KMAT 2018 aspirants.

So, just sit back, relax and read till the end to get the answer and rip off the confusion.

KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • KMAT 2018 would be held in offline mode
  • KMAT 2018 exam would be an Objective type exam with MCQ based questions
  • A total of 120 MCQ questions would be there in the exam.
  • There would be three section in the exam that is Verbal Ability & Reading comprehension, Quantitative ability, and logical reasoning.
  • 40 MCQs each would be asked from the respective section namely Verbal Ability & Reading comprehension, Quantitative ability, and logical reasoning
  • Unlike other Management Entrance Exam, there are no sectional time limits in KMAT 2018
  • The total time allocated for KMAT 2018 is 120 Minutes (2 Hours)

Books to refer for KMAT 2018

Considering in the syllabus and level of difficulty of the KMAT exam in previous years we have tabled some quality resources for preparation of KMAT 2018. Candidates who are preparing for other Management entrance exams like CAT 2018 can refer to the same resources and study material for the purpose of KMAT 2018.

The below-mentioned book list is for those candidates who are preparing exclusively for KMAT 2018 exam.


Books for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section


The verbal ability and reading comprehension section is the most scoring part of the KMAT 2018 exam paper. The section tests the candidates for their knowledge of English language, grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

The best books to refer for preparation of this section are:




High School English Grammar and Preposition

Wren and Marten

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

TIME coaching notes


Books for Logical reasoning section

The logical ability section is designed to measure the reasoning and analytical skills of the candidates. The section can be challenging but with regular practice, one can master the skill of scoring well in this section.

Books to help you prepare this section well for the KMAT 2018 exam are tabled below for your reference:



DI & Logical Reasoning

Wren and Marten

Logical reasoning

TIME coaching notes

A Modern Approach to Logical reasoning

RS Aggarwal


Books for Quantitative ability section

The Quantitative ability section is one that students preparing for management entrance exam find the toughest and challenging. The same goes true with KMAT 2018 where candidates fear Quantitative ability section.

However, with the right resources and regular practice, you can make this section a platform to score more and rank well in the exam.

Some of the best resources for preparation of Quantitative ability section of KMAT 2018 exam are:



Quantitative ability

O.P. Singhal

Mathematics for MBA

R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude for MBA exams



Best Online sources for Preparation of KMAT 2018


Since this is an era of digitization and internet-based activities students can accord a smarter look to their KMAT 2018 preparation by getting an aid form online resources. Online resources can cast as quick and ready reference guide for revision as well as accord flexibility to keep your preparations on while you are on the go.

Some of the best online sources for KMAT 2018 preparation are mentioned below for your reference:

 Apps on Android and iOS: These are some of the apps for exam preparartion which you can download both on Android as well as iOS.

  • MBA Mocks
  • Free CAT Mock Test
  • MBA Solved Question Papers
  • CAT Sectional Tests
  • Learn CAT Vocabulary
  • Daily CAT practice test for free


Websites :These websites provide the updated questions based on the latest exam pattern.

  • Test Funda
  • Career Launcher
  • TCY online
  • Oliveboard
  • Cracku
  • TIME
  • MBA Guru


YouTube Channels: Refer to these Youtube tutorials for better grasp of the concepts.

  • Rav Singh Cetking
  • Official GMAT
  • Vocational Launcher
  • Byju’s
  • Overwhelm the GMAT
  • GMAT prep now

Now, since you have got the best resource list for your KMAT 2018 preparation it’s time for you to sweat hard and prepare for the exam. In case you need any assistance in regards to your preparation for KMAT 2018 then please feel free to comment below.