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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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.
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
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.
FQA about KUMAT
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.