Around 9k students appeared for the KMAT 2013 exam. The association has more than 169 institutions under it.
N. Prakash, secretary of the association, said the response to this year's KMAT was better compared to last year when about 7,000 students appeared for the test. Of the 11,200 students who had registered for the test this year, 9184 appeared.
While 50% of the seats will be filled using the KMAT 2013 scores for the management quota, the remaining 50% will go to the government. Which will fill the seats using the scores of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
KMAT 2013 is conducted for admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Application (MCA) programs offered by AICTE approved, university affiliated Self Financing colleges, and Private management colleges in Karnataka.
Most students coming out of the exam centre said the test was lengthy. "I appeared for both the MBA and MCA tests and the time was less than three hours (2 hours, 40 minutes). This was not sufficient at all," said a student.
Many said the difficulty level was moderate. "But the logical questions were a little tricky and I could not answer all the questions because the paper was so lengthy," said another student.
The association also conducted the KMAT exam in eight centres for students from North India at Delhi and in three centres - Kochi, Ernakulam and Calicut in Kerala.
According to the KMAT website, the results will be published on Aug 01, 2013.