EMAT Exam 2021: What and How to Prepare?

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) conducts the Executive Management Aptitude Test yearly for admission in the 2-year Executive PG Program in Management at the Kochi campus.

EMAT 2021 will be held in an online Computer Based mode. Each candidate must complete their attempt within one hour. Only 100 students are admitted a year through EMAT. It is a national-wide exam. In addition, students belonging to Kochi will have a separate test conducted in November 2021. Candidates who have attempted the GMAT and CAT exam and have a minimum of 75% are eligible for the next selection process stage without attempting the EMAT.

The EMAT score this year will be valid only for admission for this year's admission batch.

Important Dates.

  • The EMAT registration form started on May 4, 2021, and is open till August 16, 2021. The form is available on the IIM-K official website. There is no correction facility provided, so candidates are requested to fill the form carefully.

  • The EMAT Exam and Interview process will be conducted on 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26 September 2021.

  • Candidates can expect their results to be released on October 18, 2021, on the official website, along with the selection list.


  • Candidates applying for the EMAT exam 2021 must have a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university.

  • They should have a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible.

  • Candidates must have work or professional experience in management or entrepreneurial environment after graduation.

  • They must hold Indian Citizenship.

Exam Pattern.

  • After the successful registration for the EMAT exam, candidates will receive an interview call letter.

  • IIM-K designs and evaluates the candidates' entrance test where their Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Numerical and Verbal Skills are tested. For each wrong answer, 0.5 marks are deducted from the score.

  • The question paper has 40 objective questions, which are to be attempted within 1 hour. The exam will be conducted offline in the given test centres. The paper consists of four sections: Numerical, Data Interpretation, Verbal Skills, and Logical Reasoning.

  • The interview process will be conducted on the same date as the EMAT Exam. The selection process is based on the score secured by the candidates in the Interview round.

Exam Centre. The exam centres will be informed to all registered candidates via call letters. The given cities are EMAT exam centres: Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Kozhikode, Delhi, and Hyderabad. Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram, Indore, and Ahmedabad are tentative exam centres.

Preparation Tips.

  • Candidates can prepare based on section-wise subjects.

  • Practice previous years' question papers.

  • Note down important points.

  • Maintain a study plan.

  • Maintain a balanced diet and proper sleep schedule.

  • Revise regularly.

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