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MBA Admission in Kerala

Oct 07, 2020 by Admin
MBA Admission in Kerala

MBA Admission in Kerala: Eligibility, Application Process, Selection Criteria, Counselling and Seat Allotment Process

In Kerala, admission for post graduate degree MBA admission will be granted on the basis of candidates score acquired in KMAT (Kerala Management Aptitude Test). KMAT-Kerala is a state level entrance examination which is conducted by Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies in order to provide admission for MBA programme. Candidates who are seeking to get admission for MBA under government quota in Kerala MBA colleges, must mandatory clear state level entrance examination to get eligible. There are several reputed management colleges in Kerala which offers MBA education in several domains.

Apart from KMAT valid score, some of the reputed MBA educational institutes in Kerala accepts the valid score of national level MBA entrance exam namely CAT, CMAT or any other equivalent. Candidates who wish to apply for MBA admission in Kerala MBA colleges, can find out the necessary details through this article pertaining Kerala MBA admission process, application form, eligibility, selection criteria, counselling & seat allotment and list of Kerala Top MBA Colleges.

Course Name


Course Level

Post Graduate Course

Course Duration


Admission Through

Entrance Exam Based

Eligibility Criteria

Qualified in Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Percentage

50% aggregate marks

Entrance Exam Accepted


Counselling level

State Level

Kerala MAT Exam Conducting Body

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies


Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admission in Kerala

Academic Qualification: In order to get qualify for MBA admission in Kerala, candidates must hold bachelor’s degree in any discipline from recognized institute and should have secured minimum 50% aggregate score in qualified examination. Whereas, candidates who belongs to reserved category will be having 5% of relaxation in percentage according to the norms of government. Such that, candidates can obtain minimum 45% score in bachelor’s degree.

Domicile Rules: Candidates who are the residents of Kerala State are eligible to secure MBA admission under government quota similarly only such candidates are eligible to take up Kerala-MAT entrance examination. Also, Kerala domicile candidates can claim government reservation policies.

Application Process for MBA Admission in Kerala

Candidates who are aspiring to appear for KMAT entrance exam, firstly they need register via online mode by submitting the application form. Kerala-MAT application process will be conducted in online mode. Candidates who have secured valid score in National-Level MBA entrance exam can apply individually for the specific college by logging to their respective website.

Check out the following steps in order to fill up KMAT (Kerala-MAT) application form through online mode

Step 1-Registeration: Foremost, candidates required to visit the official website of KMAT (@ kmatkerala.in). Then, click on “New registration” option. Fill up all the required details and then click on submit option. Thereafter, application number & password will be generated (login credentials)

Step 2-Fill up KMAT online application form: Applicants required to login by using the generated credentials in order to fill up application form. Then, proceed to fill up the application form by entering all the necessary details appropriately.

Step 3-Payment of Application fees: Candidates need to pay the stipulated application fee cost as according to their category. Kerala MAT or KMAT application fees for general category costs INR 1000 and for SC/ST Category costs INR 750.

Step 4-Uploading Documents: Candidates need to upload the scanned images of the passport size photo along with signature and it should be uploaded according to the prescribed dimensions.

Step 5-Choosing Exam Centre: In this step, candidates need to choose K-MAT three exam centres as per their preference and click on submit option in order to confirm.

Step 6-Application Submission: Later, candidates need to review the application form in order to check whether the filled details are proper enough and then click on “submit”. On serious note, once the application form is submitted it cannot be edited/modify any more.

Selection Process for MBA Admission in Kerala

After the declaration of KMAT result, ASC (Admission Supervisory Committee) will prepare the cut off list. Candidates who have qualify in the written entrance exam Kerala-MAT need to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview round for further selection process. The Weightage is given accordingly 80% of written exam and remaining 20% for GD/PI respectively. The Minimum Qualifying marks in KMAT is 108 out of 720 marks. Such that, candidates must obtain minimum marks in order to take part in other rounds of selection process.

Counselling Process for MBA Admission in Kerala

  • Aspirants who clears the Kerala MAT/KMAT entrance exam by acquiring minimum cut-off eligibility marks can take part in admission process/counselling session
  • Candidates need to apply for the respective Kerala MBA Colleges separately in case if they are satisfied with the cut off criteria which is prescribed by the KMAT participating colleges.
  • Seat allotment process will be done on the basis of candidates score obtained in KMAT entrance exam and based on the overall performance in GD & PI Rounds
  • Candidates who got seat allotment need to undergo for the document verification process by submitting all the necessary educational certificates.
  • Later, verified candidates need to pay the 1st year MBA admission fee in order to confirm the seat and then further admission formalities can be completed.

List of Top MBA Colleges in Kerala

College / University  Annual Fees Location 
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode INR 8 Lakhs  Kozhikode 
Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies INR 96,000 Kochi 
National Institute of Technology Calicut  INR 82,405 Calicut 
Saintgits Institute of Management  INR 2 Lakhs  Kottayam 
DC School of Management and Technology INR 1.9 Lakhs  Idukki 
Berchmans Institute of Management Studies INR 1 Lakh  Kottayam 
Rajagiri Business School  INR 3.5 Lakhs  Kochi 
Albertian Institute of Management INR 1.9 Lakhs  Kochi 
IIKM Business School INR 3 Lakhs  Calicut 
Amrita School of Business Kochi  INR 3 Lakhs  Kochi 
Amity Global Business School Kochi  INR 2 Lakhs  Kochi 
Bhavan's Royal Institute of Management INR 1.6 Lakhs  Kochi 
Asian School of Business INR 2 Lakhs  Trivandrum 
Elijah Institute of Management Studies INR 1.3 Lakhs  Thrissur 
Conspi Academy of Management Studies INR 1.2 Lakhs  Thiruvananthapuram
SMS, Cochin University of Science & Technology INR 32,000 Kochi 
Bharata Mata Institute of Management  INR 1.4 Lakhs  Kochi 
MES College of Engineering INR 1 Lakh  Calicut 
Adithya Institute of Management Studies INR 35,000 Idukki 
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University INR 59,700 Thiruvananthapuram
Calicut University  INR 70,000 Calicut 
Federal Institute of Science and Technology INR 90,000 Calicut 
Mangalam College of Engineering INR 1 Lakh  Kottayam 
De Paul Institute of Science & Technology INR 1.5 Lakhs  Kochi