CMAT and CMAT Entrance Exam Eligibility, Syllabus and Counselling Procedure

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Important CMAT Exam Related Details

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) till 2018. In 2019, 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 2019

Exam for Course Level

PG Level



Exam Duration

180 Minutes

No of Test Cities

75 Cities across 35 states

Courses Offered


Registration Dates

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Exam Date

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Important Dates of CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a computer-based test which will be conducted by the NTA as per the latest announcements of the MHRD. Till academic session 2015-16, CMAT was conducted two times in a year. Best of the two scores would be taken as final for admission. From academic session 2017-18, CMAT is conducted once in a year and CMAT scores are accepted by various management colleges and institutes all over India for admissions into MBA, PGDM, and PGP courses. 



Notification Release Date

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CMAT registration starts

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CMAT registration ends

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Exam Date

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CMAT Result

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What is the Eligibility Criteria for CMAT 2019 Exam?

CMAT has a few eligibility criteria. Candidates who meet the eligibility conditions of CMAT can apply. The eligibility details are provided below, 

  • Applicant must be an Indian citizen.
  • Aspirants must have completed a Graduation degree in any discipline. 
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before the start of admission for the academic year 2018-19 are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have completed their graduation through part-time or distance learning institutions which are recognised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) are eligible to apply.
  • Please note that there is no age limit for CMAT.
  • Candidates who come under Person with disabilities (PwD) with not less than 40% disability belongs to Visually Impaired, Hearing impairment or dumb are eligible to apply.

How to Apply for CMAT?

CMAT 2019 registration link will be open soon. Candidates who are interested to apply for CMAT can do the same on the mentioned date. Before that, candidates should register on the official website of CMAT as a new user. Candidates can get their login credentials to login further to fill the application form on successful registration. 

  1. Visit the official website of CMAT
  2. Click on the CMAT registration link 
  3. Fill in all the required fields without any error
  4. Select dates and test venues (3 cities) for the computer-based exam 
  5. Upload the necessary documents and photographs if needed
  6. Pay the application fee via any mode of payment (Debit/credit card, Net Banking, and Cash Deposit in SBI Bank) provided there. The application fee details are given below,
    • For General and OBC candidates - Rs. 1400 + Bank charges
    • For SC/ST/PD candidates - Rs. 700 + Bank charges
  7. Cross-check the filled application and submit it.

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 photo should be in JPEG/JPG format
  3. Scanned signature of the aspirant with clarity on a white background 
    • 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 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 2019:




















































Navi Mumbai











What is the Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme of CMAT?

CMAT 2019 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 2019 would be conducted in English only. Candidates who crack CMAT can be eligible for further process. Here is the CMAT 2019 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 question
  • Total marks are 400

Key Points to Remember before CMAT Registration 

  1. CMAT 2019 will be administered by the National Testing Agency.
  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 case candidate’s 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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