KUMAT is GMAT based Entrance examination for MBA at Kathmandu University. KUMAT includes Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Writing for written exam after written exam they take an interview for the final section.

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Program Requirement

KUSOM MBA is open to Nepali and non-Nepali nationals with
• A Bachelor’s degree of at least three years’ duration in any discipline.
• Minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate or 2 CGPA (from universities approved by Kathmandu University).

Formal Admission process takes place in

• November-December for the Spring Term and
• August – September for the Fall Term.

Selection Process

Upon submission of the completed application form with two letters of recommendations, transcripts of previous degrees, and the payment of admission test, the Admission Committee administers the admission process.

Selection of the candidates is based on:

• Scores on the KUSOM Management Admission Test (KUMAT), consists of verbal and quantitative reasoning, data interpretation, and proficiency in English language,
• Analytical writing, personal interview; and
• Merit of academic attainments up to the undergraduate level
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Instruction For KUMAT Exam

The Test is of 115 minutes (Section 1 (45 min),
Section 2 (30 min),
Section 3 (40 min)) duration.
All the tests include multiple choice items, and you must choose only one item that you are sure is correct.
Section 1: Quantitative Analysis — 25 questions to be completed in 45 minutes (to be served first)
Section 2 : Reading Comprehension — 15 (to be served 2nd)
Section 3: Sentence correction & Critical Reasoning — 20 questions to be completed in 40 minutes (to be served last)
Quantitative Analysis has two parts — first part consists of 15 problem solving questions; 2nd part consists of 10 data sufficiency problems.
Following are possible choices for answer.
(A) Statement (1) alone is sufficient to get the answer, but statement (2) is not sufficient.
(B) Statement (2) alone is sufficient to get the answer, but statement (1) is not sufficient.
(C) Both statements together are needed to get the answer, but only one statement is not sufficient.
(D) Either statement (1) alone or statement (2) alone is sufficient to get the answer.
(E) Statements (1) and (2) together are not sufficient to answer, and more information is needed.

Please read the directions carefully How to answer:

1. There is only one correct answer or the, best answer to each question. Multiple answers to any question will not be counted for scoring. If you must erase/ cross out the answer, do it neatly.
Do not overwrite on the crossed-out answer.

2. You will indicate your answer choice by writing the alphabet (a, b, c, d, e OR A, B. C, D, E) for the relevant question number in the answer sheet.

3. If there is any mistake either in framing the questions or in the answer choices, you will automatically get the credit. Do not waste time by inviting attention of the supervisor to a doubtful mistake.

4. At the end of the test, please do not leave your seat/ hall until your Test Booklet and answer sheets are collected by the supervisor.

5. Please do not write on the Question Booklet. You will be provided with a sheet for rough calculations.

6. You are NOT allowed to use calculator.

7.You are not allowed to use cell phone. Please switch off your cell phone throughout the examination period.
Note: that there is a negative scoring for incorrect answers and zero for every omitted question. That is, you will receive one point for every correct answer and zero for every question you Omit, but marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.


Nepali and non-Nepali nationals with a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent of at least three years duration in any discipline with a minimum of 50 percent in aggregate or 2.0 CGPA on a scale of 4.0 from universities recognized by Kathmandu University are eligible to apply for Kathmandu University’s Two-Year MBA Program.
If you have completed the qualifying educational level, you can apply on provisional basis, provided you have already taken the final year/ semester examination and passed all previous year/ semester examinations. However, even after admission, if you fail to meet KU SOM MBA eligibility requirement, your admission will be cancelled.
The admission test consists of two phases –
 KUMAT (Kathmandu University Management Admission Test)

 Personal Interview and analytical writing
Applicants who are successful in the KUMAT will be called for second phase.

 It is based on GMAT format.

 KUMAT consists of two sections: (The format may be altered with decision of Admission and Examination Committee)
Verbal Comprehension which will comprise of three papers (sentence correction, critical reasoning and reading comprehension).
Quantitative Aptitude which comprise of three papers (problem solving, data sufficiency and logical reasoning).
 A set of sample questions for Admission test is attached with application form.

 KUMAT will be administered as a paper and pencil test.

 The test shall consist of multiple choice items only.
The KUMAT will be held within KU SOM premises.
The time of KUMAT will be notified while distributing admission card for KUMAT. You can also check it at www.kusom.edu.np.
The total Admission Procedure Fee is Rs.1000.
 You can pay Admission Procedure Fee online via digital wallets (Link can be seen in the KU SOM website)
 You can also pay Admission Procedure Fee at Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) extension counter located at KU SOM premises while submitting the application form and documents.
 (For Online) If you have paid (Rs 1000) Admission Procedure Fee online via. Digital wallets, you will be receiving online application form in your email.
 (For Offline) Application form can be downloaded from KU SOM website www.kusom.edu.np or can be obtained from KU SOM admission office on payment of Rs 1000.
 Whoever has paid Admission Procedure Fee online via digital wallet can submit their application form online which they will be receiving on their email.
 You can download application form from KU SOM website. You are required to submit the hardcopy of application form to KU SOM admission office.
Yes, anyone can submit the application form, but the application form should be properly filled and submitted with required documents on time.
You need to bring evaluation forms filled by referee during second phase of admission test.
You need to submit the certified copies of the following documents:
 Certified copy of Nationality certificate (for Nepali nationals) or certified copy of Passport (for foreign nationals). Indian Citizens can submit the Identity Card issued by Embassy of India.
 Certified copies of educational qualifications (Mark-sheets/Grade-sheets/Transcripts, Certificates, and Character Certificate) from SLC to highest degree earned.
After submitting the application form along with necessary documents (as mentioned in the checklist), you need to do the following:
 Collect Sample Test Questions.
 Check if you are on the list of applicants selected for KUMAT. Note date and time of your KUMAT.
 Collect admit card for KUMAT.
 Sit for the KUMAT on the date and time specified.
 Check if you are through the first phase.
 Attend the second phase on allocated date and time.
Please refer the MBA Admission Calendar for the date and time of the activities.
You can get the admit card from KU SOM Admission Office during office hours.
The result of Admission test will be based on your performance on the KUMAT and your performance on previous academic degrees.
KU SOM Admission Committee may accept your valid standard GMAT score as a substitute for KUMAT. You need to submit separate application with scorecard.
The date of publication of results is given in the MBA Admission calendar.
The list of applicants selected will be published in KU SOM website www.kusom.edu.np.
The test score will be valid for the admission season only. You need to go through the admission process again for the next batch of admission.
The score that will earn eligibility is subject to the overall performance of the group. Based on the score of all applicants, the Admission and Examination Committee at KU SOM will decide the cut off range for selection.
Calculators are not allowed in the KUMAT.
There is system of negative scoring. For each wrong answer, your 0.25 marks will be deducted. That means 4 (four) wrong answers will neutralize 1 (one) correct answer.
There is no limit to the number of trial one can attempt before getting admission to the program.
MBA Admission takes place twice a year:
 Spring Term
 Fall Term
Duration of Written Test is normally 2 hrs 30 mins, but depends on number of questions.

Notice from KU

Notice from KU