CMAT 2022 - CMAT Entrance Exam Eligibility, Syllabus, Important Dates, How to Apply, Counselling Procedure and More Details Here

CMAT 2022 -Common Management Admission Test or CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to over 800 MBA colleges across India. CMAT 2022 exam will be conducted most likely in the last week of January 2022. CMAT 2022 is open to all candidates who have completed or are currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in any discipline. It's a once-a-year computer-based test. Keep checking this page to know up-to-date information on the CMAT 2022.

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CMAT 2022 - CMAT Entrance Exam Eligibility, Syllabus, Important Dates, How to Apply, Counselling Procedure and More Details Here

CMAT 2022 - CMAT Entrance Exam Eligibility, Syllabus, Important Dates, How to Apply, Counselling Procedure and More Details Here

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CMAT 2022 - Updates Here

New Update on 28.09.2022: CMAT 2022 - The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a nationwide entrance exam used to admit students to management degrees. Registration will likely begin in the fourth week of December 2022. CMAT 2022 is open to all applicants who have completed or are in the last year of their bachelor's degree in any discipline. It is a once-a-year computer-based test. Quantitative approaches, data interpretation, logical reasoning, language comprehension, and general awareness are among the topics covered. All AICTE-approved institutions, universities, constituent colleges, and affiliated colleges recognise the CMAT score. This page contains information regarding CMAT 2022, such as the exam pattern, syllabus, registration, and eligibility.

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CMAT 2022 - Important Dates

CMAT 2022

Tentative Dates

Starting date of Online registration

4th week of Dec 2022

Closing date of registration

4th week of Jan 2022

Correcting the particulars

4th week of Jan 2022

Release of the admit card

10 days before the date of the exam

CMAT 2022 Exam

4th week of Feb 2022

Release of recorded responses and provisional answer key

to be announced

Declaration of result

to be announced

What is CMAT?

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an entrance test for PG courses. This entrance test is computer-based which is conducted in a single session to test the candidate's skills in various sections such as Quantitative Aptitude, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. CMAT was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). CMAT will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to PG courses such as MBA and PGDM.


Common Management Admission Test

Exam Name

CMAT 2022

Exam for Course Level

PG Level



Exam Duration

180 Minutes

No of Test Cities

75 Cities across 35 states

Courses Offered


Documents to keep ready before filling the CMAT Application form

Candidates need to keep a few documents ready with them before filling the CMAT application form. The following list clearly explains the set of documents to keep ready,

  1. Aspirants should keep all their prior academic qualification details ready.
  2. A scanned photo of the candidate.
    • Dimension should be 140 * 160
    • Size should be less than or equal to 60 KB, and the photo should be in JPEG/JPG format.
  3. Scanned signature of the aspirant with clarity on a white background
    • The signature dimension should be 60 * 90.
    • Size should be less than or equal to 30 KB and ensure that the signature is in JPEG/JPG format.
  4. A valid mobile number and valid email address for further communication.
  5. A valid debit/credit card to make the payment
  6. A printer should be connected to the Personal Computer (PC) or laptop so that one can take 3 copies of the challan if he/she plans to deposit the fees via cash at the bank.

What is the Syllabus for CMAT 2022?

CMAT syllabus covers all the important topics under quantitative techniques, data interpretation, general awareness, logical reasoning, comprehension and language. Students should be aware of the CMAT syllabus before applying for the exams. This helps them to plan and prepare well for the CMAT exams. Check out the below-given table below that shows the syllabus of CMAT 2022.



General Awareness

  • Current affairs of the national and international economy
  • Science in everyday life
  • Culture
  • Sports news
  • History
  • Trade awareness
  • Literature
  • Geography
  • Politics

Logical Reasoning

  • Analytical reasoning
  • Cause and effects
  • Coding and decoding
  • Analogy test
  • Symbol based problems
  • Statements arguments
  • Blood relationship tests
  • Direction and distance test
  • Inferences
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Linear arrangements

Comprehension and Language

  • Sentence correction
  • English grammar
  • One word substitution
  • Paragraph completion
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Sentence improvement
  • Reading comprehension
  • Jumbled para

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  • Tabulation
  • Pie chart
  • Bar chart
  • Line graph
  • Permutation
  • Combination
  • Simple interest
  • Compound interest
  • In-equations
  • Number systems
  • Time
  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Work and time
  • Profit and loss

To know more, click on CMAT Syllabus.

What are the Test Cities available for CMAT?

CMAT will be conducted at various cities across India. Candidates are allowed to select up to 3 test cities. Candidate’s 1st preference for the test city will be given the highest priority. Though, the final test cities will be allotted to the aspirants based on the availability of seats. Following are the test cities for CMAT 2022:




















































Navi Mumbai











What is the Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme of CMAT?

CMAT 2022 is a computer-based test and it will be held soon. CMAT will be conducted in a single session. Based on the previous CMAT, it is expected that CMAT 2022 would be conducted in English only. Candidates who crack CMAT can be eligible for further process. Here is the CMAT 2022 exam pattern,

Type of Questions
CMAT questions will be based on the following topics,

  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

Total Number of Questions

  • There will be 100 questions in total and 25 questions from each section.

Maximum Marks

  • The maximum marks for each section are 100


  • The total exam duration is 3 hours (180 minutes)

Marks for correct and incorrect answers

  • 4 marks for each correct answer
  • 1 mark will be reduced for each incorrect answer
  • No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions.
  • Total marks are 400

To know more information, click CMAT Exam Pattern.

Information on CMAT Answer Key

CMAT answer key 2022 is the list of all the answers to the questions asked in the CMAT exams. CMAT answer key allows the candidates to check their answers before the original CMAT results are released. Students can download the CMAT answer key from online. Students are given an option to challenge the answer key on the given dates if necessary. CMAT answer key helps the students to estimate their expected score in CMAT results. Follow the below given steps to check CMAT answer key.

  • Visit the CMAT official page.
  • Students will have to login using the credentials.
  • Click on the “Display question papers and CMAT Answer Key” tab to download the answer key along with the question paper.
  • The answer key in downloaded in PDF format.

Students can compare their answers with the official answer and can calculate their scores. But if they find that any of the answers are wrong, they have an option to challenge the answer key. Follow the below given steps to challenge CMAT answer key.

  • Visit the CMAT official page.
  • Login using the credentials like application number and password.
  • Click on “Challenge Answer Key”.
  • Choose the appropriate answer that is to be challenged.
  • Finally click “Save Claims” to submit the objection.
  • You will be directed to a page where you can upload your explanation that supports the objection.
  • The uploaded file should be in the .jpg, .png or .pdf format and should not exceed 1MB in size.
  • By submitting, you will be directed to the payment page where you will have to make a payment of Rs.1000 per question either using net banking or credit or debit card.
  • The payment paid for challenging an answer is non-refundable.

Click on CMAT Answer Key to know more information.

Information on CMAT Selection Process

All the candidates who are qualified in the CMAT exams 2022 will be called for further selection rounds based on their scores. In these selection rounds, the candidates’ skills are tested. Students are the shortlisted after each round and based on their performance they are called for the final round of selection process. The interview includes the below mentioned rounds.

  • Group discussion
  • Personal interview or Written ability test
  • Final selection

Group discussion

Candidates who has been selected by the participating universities are called for the group discussion. Group discussion is held by organising the students into groups of 7 to 10 members. The person in charge will provide a topic to each group and candidates will have to discuss on the provided topic. Topics are based on current affairs, politics or economics. Candidates will have to share their opinions, views and actively participate in the group discussion. Communication skills, leadership, negotiation and managerial skills of the candidates are tested through group discussion.

Personal interview or Written ability test

Those are short listed in the group discussion round will be called for the next process that is either for a personal interview or a written ability test. Written ability test is where the candidates will be asked to answer a few questions and write about some topic related to current affairs as provided. The writing skills, fluency and grammatical skills are tested through this round. Sometimes instead of written test, the candidates are directly asked to attend a personal interview. Here the senior interviewer asks a few questions to the candidate to check their communication skills. Also the academic qualifications of the candidates are checked by a panel of interviewers.

After all the rounds, the candidates are finally selected.

Key Points to Remember before CMAT Registration

  1. The National Testing Agency will administer CMAT 2022.
  2. Aspirants should pay the mentioned application fee as follows,
    • General/ OBC categories - Rs. 1400 + bank charges
    • SC/ST/PWD category - Rs. 700 + bank charges
  3. Candidates should pay the application fee either be paid in cash or online using their credit, debit or net banking. If you plan to pay cash, you will need to generate a Challan through the website of CMAT and visit the SBI bank. Candidates are not allowed to pay the fees through cheque or demand draft.
  4. Aspirants should register through a valid email address as the email is used for further communication.
  5. Candidates are allowed to select up to 3 test cities. Based on the availability of seats, the test centres will be allotted to the candidates.
  6. Aspirants are not allowed to make any changes once they have submitted the CMAT 2019 application form.
  7. Cancellation of application or refund of the fee is strictly not allowed, under any circumstances.
  8. The application fee will not be refundable in casecandidatess miss their test or do not appear for the exam on the scheduled time, location, and date.

Go through the information provided here about CMAT and if you are willing to participate in CMAT, wait until the registration begins.

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Exams 2021 - FAQ

1. How many times is CMAT exam held in a year?  

The CMAT is held once a year. The exam is conducted at various exam centres across 75 cities in India. You could choose the test city according to your preference.

2. What is the reservation criteria for CMAT?  

There is no reservation criteria for CMAT. However, CMAT participating institutes have to abide by reservation criteria for educational institutions set by the Government of India.

3. What is the CMAT application fee for SC/ST/PwD students?  

CMAT application fees for SC/ST students is as follows: Boys: Rs 800 Girls: Rs 700

4. What is NTA-CMAT Test Practice Centre?  

NTA has established a network of Test Practice Centres spread across India to help the students practice and train themselves for online exam.

5. What is the reservation criteria for CMAT?  

There is no reservation criteria for CMAT. However, CMAT participating institutes have to abide by reservation criteria for educational institutions set by the Government of India.

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