CMAT 2020

Exam Date : January 27, 2020
Result Date : February 5, 2020

Looking for an alternative of CAT Exam? Go for CMAT. Get admission into MBA and PGDM courses in over 1000 B-Schools across India with the help of the CMAT 2020 Exam. Score 70-80% in CMAT. Want to know how? Follow the preparation tips given below.

What is CMAT?

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level examination held for admission to MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM, and PGCM courses. This National Level exam facilitates the institutes around India to select the suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE. The first edition of CMAT is conducted in 2012. Until 2015, CMAT was conducted twice a year. 

CMAT - Dates, Registration, Admit Card, Result

Conducting Authority: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was conducting the exam until 2018 but from the year 2020 National Testing Agency (NTA) will be responsible for conducting CMAT. The test will be conducted as per the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Mode: Common Management Admission Test is conducted through Online mode and it is a Computer-Based Test (CBT). The examination will use highly secured IT software and encryption to ensure delivery of tests just in time. This will ensure no leakages and other malpractices.

Frequency: Once every year at the end of January the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) will be conducted by the authority. The exam is conducted in two shifts.

Admissions: CMAT 2020 will grant admission to courses such as MBA, PGCM, PGDM and Executive PGDM in India.

Colleges accepting CMAT scores: All the AICTE and NTA- Approved Institutions, Universities, Affiliated colleges will accept CMAT 2020 Score. Some of the Leading Business Schools have decided to keep out from CMAT reason being the "Late Announcement" by AICTE. But still, quite a number of colleges are accepting the CMAT Score/.

Sample Papers: Referring sample papers help the candidates to know about CMAT 2020 exam pattern. Candidates can download or refer to the sample papers from the official website.

Results: The results for CMAT 2020 was declared on February 5, 2020.

CMAT 2020 Highlights

CMAT Exam Details
Exam Name Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level National Level
Category Postgraduate
Courses Offered Management
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Medium English
Participating Candidates 2 Lakh+
Maximum CMAT Score 400 for 100 Questions
Time Frame 3 Hours for 4 sections with 25 Questions each
Official Website CMAT 2020
Official Address National Testing Agency (NTA)C-20 1A/8, Sector 62, IITK Outreach Centre, 
Noida - 201309
Contact Details E-mail Id: ntanationaltestingagency@gmail.comHelpline No.: 0120-3946612

Exam Dates

Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the CMAT 2020 Exam Dates so that you would not miss out on any of the events.

  • Registration: The CMAT 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website i.e. National Testing Agency (NTA) from November 12, 2019 and the last date to submit the Application Form is on December 17, 2019.
  • Admit Card: The Admit Card will be issued by the authority online on January 15, 2020.
  • CMAT 2020: CMAT 2020 will be conducted online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) on January 27, 2020.
  • Results: After the completion of the examination the result will be declared online on February 5, 2020.
  • Counselling: Once you clear the CMAT 2020 you will be called for the counselling process on February 25, 2020.
CMAT 2020 Exam Dates
Important Events to UGC NET Dates
Application Form Start Date November 12, 2019
Application Form Last Date December 17, 2019
Admit Card Availability January 15, 2020
Last date to Download Admit Card 19th January 2020
CMAT Exam Date January 27, 2020
Results Announcement February 5, 2020
Commencement of Counselling February 25, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

The NTA has set some criteria for taking the CMAT Test, So, it is advisable that the candidate check whether they clear the CMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria before starting the application form. 


Candidates should have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum duration of 3 years.


Bachelor’s Degree related to the programme with a minimum duration of 3 years.

For Executive PGDM

Candidate must have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum duration of 3 years.

Qualification Criteria: The candidate must be a graduate (10+2+3) from any recognized university. Candidates who are pursuing the final year of their studies can also apply for CMAT 2020.

Marks: General category candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks and SC/ST category students must have secured 45% marks to fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Age Limit

There is no age limit to appear in CMAT 2020.


The reservation criteria for each category candidates are given below: 

  • In case of institutes run by Central Government, 15% of the seats are reserved for the category Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for the category Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 27% for the category Other Backward Classes belonging to the “ Non Creamy layer” (OBC-NCL).
  • Each category will have 5% reservations for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as defined in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016).
General Criteria for CMAT 2020
Education  Completed Bachelor's Degree
Age Limit No Age Limit for taking the Test


The official conducting authority of CMAT, which is the NTA does not release any official syllabus. However, CMAT 2020 Syllabus will consist of Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and General Awareness.

The following table lists the various concepts that might be in the syllabus of CMAT.

CMAT 2020 Syllabus
Section Syllabus
Language Skills Language usage and their rules, Para jumble, Syntax and correct grammar, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Idioms, Reading comprehension, Anonyms, and Synonyms
Quantitative Skills Data interpretation, problem-solving, data sufficiency, arithmetic, geometry, modern mathematics, algebra and number systems
Logical Reasoning Family tree, arrangement, numeric grid, coding and series
General Awareness Personalities, Books and authors, History, Politics, Economics, Business, Sports, Social Developments, Entertainment, Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Personalities in News

How to prepare for CMAT?

CMAT 2020 Exam preparation tips can come in handy to qualify the examination. They help you prepare a proper preparation schedule and crack the exam by getting good scores. 

Practice like the Exam is tomorrow

Sometimes you might get bored to keep practising the sample questions. You might even stop taking them seriously. But the easiest way to avoid these things is to convince yourself that the next day is the exam and you are still a long way from learning all of those questions. This sense of urgency will automatically convert your mindset to care put in more concentration into the practice.

More Intense Practice

Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, and Logical Reasoning are what CMAT consists off. These three sections can fetch the candidates a lot of marks and the candidate can purely improve these things if they were to practice as much as they can. Intense practising will simultaneously make a candidate learn the aspect of time management.

This is an important quality which helps the candidates in the exam to make sure that they are able to go through the whole test in the given time, without missing out any of the questions.

Create Your Own Tricks and Shortcuts

Don't rely on the various tips and shortcuts that the other people teach. You might not be able to recollect them in the exam and would cost you a couple of questions. So instead come up with your own version of the tips and tricks, because you will not be forgetting them in the exam when you have created them on your own.

Also, using these tricks and shortcuts will help you to secure extra time, that could be used to solve tougher questions in the exam.

A proper preparation schedule is what makes all the difference when preparing for any entrance examination. So make sure that you create the best schedule that would suit you and benefit you. Make sure that your preparation schedule consists of

  • The practice of Previous Year Question Papers
  • The practice of Mock Test Papers of CMAT 2020 

Application Form

The application form will be released online in the middle of November and will be present until the middle of December. So make sure that you fill the CMAT 2020 Application Form well before the deadline.

  • Registration: In order to register for CMAT 2020, the candidates have to access the site as a new user. The self-registration form will have to be uploaded to the website with basic and correct details of the candidate.
  • Essentials: Documents required for the application process are- personal documents for address and identification, SSLC/ 10th Grade/ Equivalent Details, 12th/ Equivalent/ Diploma Course Details, Graduation Details, Other Professional Degree Details, Postgraduate Details.
  • Application Fees: The registration fee is INR 1400/- for General/OBC and INR 700/- for SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female candidates.
  • Payment ModesThe payment for the CMAT 2020 application form can be done through two modes Online and Offline mode.
    • Online Mode: The payment of the application fee can be done through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card.
    • Offline Mode: Select the option as 'Pay by Cash' and a challan will appear and take a printout of it and visit the nearby SBI Bank only to pay the application fees.

Application Fee

The payment process for the registration of CMAT is completely Online mode.

  • CMAT 2020 Fee: The CMAT 2020 Exam Fees for OBC and General category candidates is INR 1400.
  • Payment mode: The fee can be paid through Net banking, Credit card or Debit card, the candidate might also deposit the fees as cash deposit at any State Bank of India branch against the challan that is generated online on the CMAT 2020 website.
  • Fee for Reserved category: For reserved quota, the CMAT 2020 Application form costs INR 700. Candidates should bear the additional bank charges.
  • Non-refundable: Examination fee is non-refundable.
Category Application Fees
General/OBC INR 1400/-
SC/ ST INR 700/-
PWD INR 700/-
Female Candidates INR 700/-

How to apply for CMAT?

The Steps given below represents the process involved in how to fill the CMAT Application Form:

  • Step 1: You must enter the required details for Registration/ Login page to continue to fill the Application Form.
  • Step 2: Once you have logged in to your account you can Fill the Details as per required in the Application Form.
  • Step 3: After filling the Application Form you have to Upload Scanned Documents.
  • Step 4: Before submitting the Application Form you have to pay the Registration Fee Payment through online (Credit Card, Debit Card/ Net Banking) or offline (E-Challan).
  • Step 5: View the CMAT Registration Summary and then Save the Filled in Form and then press "Submit"

Note: Take a printout of the Application Form and the payment receipt once the process has been completed. They can be useful for future references.

Exam Centres

The NTA (National Testing Agency), which is the exam conducting authority, decides upon the various testing centres for conducting the CMAT 2020

No. of Centre: CMAT 2020 will be conducted in 80 cities across India.

CMAT Exam Centres
State City State City
Andhra Pradesh Guntur Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Andhra Pradesh Kurnool Madhya Pradesh Gwalior
Andhra Pradesh Nellore Madhya Pradesh Indore
Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur
Andhra Pradesh Tirupati Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Andhra Pradesh Vijaywada Maharashtra Amravati
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam Maharashtra Aurangabad (MR)
Assam Guwahati Maharashtra Dhule
Bihar Patna Maharashtra Kolhapur
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali/Panchkula Maharashtra Mumbai
Chhattisgarh Bhilai/Durg/Bhilai Nagar Maharashtra Nagpur
Chhattisgarh Raipur Maharashtra Nanded
Delhi/New Delhi Delhi/New Delhi Maharashtra Nashik
Goa Panaji/Madgaon Maharashtra Navi Mumbai
Gujarat Ahmedabad Maharashtra Pune
Gujarat Anand Maharashtra Solapur
Gujarat Bhavnagar Maharashtra Thane
Gujarat Gandhinagar Odisha Bhubaneswar
Gujarat Kadi/Mehsana Odisha Sambalpur
Gujarat Rajkot Punjab Amritsar
Gujarat Surat Punjab Bhatinda
Gujarat Vadodara Punjab Ludhiana
Haryana Faridabad Rajasthan Jaipur
Haryana Gurugram Rajasthan Jodhpur
Haryana Hisar Rajasthan Udaipur
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur Tamil Nadu Chennai
Himachal Pradesh Shimla Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu Tamil Nadu Madurai
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar Tamil Nadu Tirunelveli
Jharkhand Dhanbad Telangana Hyderabad
Jharkhand Jamshedpur Telangana Warangal
Jharkhand Ranchi Tripura Agartala
Karnataka Belagavi (Belgaum) Uttar Pradesh Allahabad/Prayagraj
Karnataka Bengaluru Uttar Pradesh Bareilly
Karnataka Davanagere Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Karnataka Dharwad Uttar Pradesh Greater Noida/Noida
Karnataka Gulbarga Uttar Pradesh Kanpur
Karnataka Mangaluru Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Karnataka Mysore Uttar Pradesh Meerut
Kerala Kochi Uttar Pradesh Varanasi
Kerala Kozhikode Uttarakhand Dehradun
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram West Bengal Kolkata

Prefered Centre: You can choose any 3 preferred exam cities as exam centre while filling the Application Form. The seats will be allotted to you based on the availability.

Id Proof: You must carry the CMAT 2020 Admit Card along with any government ID proof (Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Driving License, PAN Card) for identity proof.

Admit Card

The admit card for the CMAT exam is a very important document as without it the candidate will not be permitted to take the exam.

  • Issue date: CMAT 2020 Admit Card will be available online on January 15, 2020.  If the candidate has registered their email address during registration, they will receive the admit card via email as well.
  • Downloading of Admit Card: Admit card should be downloaded from the official website using registration number and password.
  • Details on the Admit Card: It contains the details such as the candidate's name, date of birth, exam date, the centre of examination, photograph etc.
  • Proof: The admit card should be carried by the candidates for the exam centre if failed to bring the admit card the candidates are not allowed to attend the examination.
  • Discrepancy: Any discrepancy in CMAT 2020 Admit Card should be reported at or 0120-3946612 immediately. 
  • Documents Required: While carrying the admit card the candidate should have any one of the following as a proof - Driver License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter Id, or UID Card.

Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted on January 27, 2020 in two shifts. CMAT 2020 will be in English only.

  • Mode: CMAT 2020 will be conducted online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT).
  • Paper Pattern: The CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern consists of 100 questions which are divided into 4 sections with 25 questions each.
  • Negative Marks: For each wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted and for every correct answer, 4 marks are allotted.
  • Duration: 3 hours will be given for you to complete the examination.
  • Syllabus: Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques, and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness.
  • Marks and Medium: The maximum mark in the CMAT examination is 400 and the medium in which the exam conducted in English.
CMAT Exam Pattern
Type of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100


The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the results in the form of percentile.

  • Result date: CMAT 2020 results will be announced on February 5, 2020 and will be available on the official site.
  • Credential: The CMAT 2020 Results can be checked by candidates by entering Application ID and Password in the official portal.
  • Cut-off: The minimum cut-off expected in the result will be 97-99 percentile.
  • All India Rank:  CMAT 2020 result would be released in the form of scorecard which holds the marks obtained and All India Ranks (AIR).
  • Validity: The scores of CMAT 2020 examination will be valid for the current academic year only i.e. 2020.

The process for calculating the percentile of a candidate is mentioned below:

Percentile in CMAT = ((N - candidate's Rank)/N)*100

Here, N = Number of Candidates that have taken the exam.


The selection procedure is conducted individually by all the AICTE Approved Institutions accepting the CMAT Score. Only the selected candidates will be able to participate in the CMAT Counselling.

  • Counselling Date: CMAT 2020 Counselling will be conducted from February 25, 2020.
  • Documents Required: The documents required for the counselling are as follows - CMAT Admit card, CMAT Call letter, Degree certificate, Marksheets, CMAT Payment Challan copy are required for counselling.
  • Group Discussion: Some schools conduct a group discussion round to shortlist candidates for CMAT 2020.
  • Selection Procedure: The counselling procedure for the CMAT 2020 will be based on Scorecard, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview (PI) and/ or Written Ability Test (WAT)

Paper Analysis

The Question Paper analysis from the previous years is given below

Paper Analysis of CMAT 2018: 

  • Overall Difficulty Level: The candidates who wrote CMAT 2018 felt that the overall difficulty level of the examination was Moderate. Less than 50% of questions in CMAT 2018 are termed as difficult.
  • Section wise Analysis: Students who attended the CMAT 2018 found the Language comprehension and the Quantitative section the toughest followed by the Logical reasoning section for both the Slots.
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: In Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation section almost all the areas were covered including Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry etc. Highest weight was given to Arithmetic.
  • Cut-off: If a student answers around 75 questions with 85 to 90 per cent of accuracy, then he/she may get a call for PI or GD from top colleges.
  • Answer Key: Candidates can refer to the Answer keys for both Slot-1 and Slot-2.

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Analysis: 

Details about Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Area Topics Number of Questions
Numbers Number series and basic properties 4
Arithmetic Time Speed & Distance, Profit & Loss, Ratios, Averages 9
Geometry Mensuration, Circles, Triangles 5
Algebra Simultaneous Equation, Inequalities, quadratic equations 6
Data Interpretation Pie Chart 1

General Awareness Analysis:

  • Social Issues
  • Current Affairs
  • Elections in India
  • Static GK
  • Constitution of India
  • Famous Personality

Logical Reasoning Analysis:

Details about the Logical Reasoning
Area Number of Questions
Family Tree 3
Strengthen/ Weaken Argument 1
Groups and Conditionalities 8
Data based 3
Statement/ Conclusion 1
Syllogism 1
Puzzles - 3 variables 8

Language Comprehension Analysis: 

Details About Language Comprehension
Area Topics Number of Questions
Synonyms Synonym of the stand-alone word ‘Zealot’ 1
FIB – 3 single and 1 double 1- Idiom based1- preposition-based1-word that would fit a single blank1-word that would fit double blanks 4
Grammar 1 - Identify the correct sentence1 - Arrange the jumbled words into a sentence 2
Idiom-based Meaning of the idiom given in a sentence 1
RC 4 passages 15
Cause/Effect and Fact/Inference/Judgement 2 questions 2

Exam Analysis of CMAT 2019

The CMAT 2019 exam is conducted in two slots from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm on the 28th of January 2019. The questions difficulty level was stated as a moderate level and the candidates who are proficient in quick selecting and rejecting of options to the question can answer fairly well. There were no out of the normal type situations present in the exam.

CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Analysis

Most of the questions present in this section are based on conventional areas. This section was on the difficulty of easy to moderate. There were two data interpretation questions, three from speed, time and distance and two from algebra. Permutation and Combination questions contributed to four questions. Three to four questions from Geometry and the rest of Quantitative Techniques are from the arithmetic. If you were to attempt 21-23 questions confidently, then you could expect a good score from this section.

CMAT Logical Reasoning Analysis

This section was has a difficulty range of easy to moderate. There were three questions from the Verbal Reasoning, two from Analogy and one from Analytical Reasoning. The questions were also from topics such as coding/decoding, number sequences, blood relations, etc. This year’s easiest questions were from the visual reasoning which was a total of two. If you were to attempt 20-22 questions confidently, then you could expect a good score from this section.

CMAT Language Comprehension Analysis

There are a total of four passages in this section. Three of these where short passages with 3 questions each which talked about the Endangered Languages (Greek and Latin); World Trade Organization and who decides the status of developing countries; Parenting and culture related value system. They were all composed of factual questions with one inference question. These were relatively easy. The fourth passage was about Steve Jobs and some little known facts about his life and his views. It consisted of a question on main idea and one on narrative style but again was dominated by factual questions and was of easy to the moderate difficulty level. Verbal ability questions that were given are also again easy to moderate level. They are from the areas such as Vocabulary (4 questions from antonym, synonym and contextual), Sentence Correction (1 question from Although/But concept), Grammar Part (1 question), Idioms (2 questions), Para Jumble (1 question) and Sentence Completion (1 question). If you were to attempt 22 questions confidently, then you could expect a good score from this section.

CMAT General Awareness

This section of the General Awareness has around 8 questions from current affairs. If you have a habit of reading the newspapers or have a good knowledge of what’s going on in the world could have attempted around 6 questions with very ease. The dominative questions are from the Static GK and the questions are from Awards, Science, Politics, etc. If you were to attempt 18-20 questions confidently, then you could expect a good score from this section.

CMAT Trend Analysis

The following table consists of the number of people that have registered for the exam from 2012 to 2017.

Year-wise CMAT Registrations
Year Registration
2017 67000
2016 83000
2015 53000
2014 57770
2013 55084
2012 60000

CMAT Trend Analysis

Practice Centres

National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a network of Test Practice Centres spread all over India to help the students aspiring to appear in examinations to be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. The students can practice and train themselves before the examination for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations.

The experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officer and staff available at the TPC will help and motivate the students to clear their doubts and solve problems and to make them familiar with the CBT model of examinations.

Which is better MAT or CMAT?


Out of the two, CMAT is tougher. The difficulty level of CMAT can be put in between moderate to high. Whereas, MAT exam is the easiest of all management exams.

Accepting Colleges

CMAT exam is accepted by 1000+ colleges in India. Whereas, MAT is accepted by nearly 400 colleges across India. Acceptance of CMAT is greater than that of MAT is because of the higher difficulty of CMAT than MAT.

Number of times conducted in a year

CMAT is conducted once a year. On the other hand, the MAT is conducted 4 times in a year. Competition for MAT is very high and in one session of MAT, around 30,000 students appear to try their luck. CMAT is given by around 60,000 students per year.

Important Guidelines

Some Important Guidelines regarding the CMAT Exam are mentioned below:

  • Admit card is mandatory: The candidate has to carry the CMAT 2020 admit card to the examination.
  • A photograph must be pasted on the Admit card: The Candidates whose Admit card doesn't have a Photograph pasted on it will not be permitted to appear for the CMAT 2020.
  • Report Early: The candidate has to report to the exam centre as per the reporting time mentioned on the admit card.
  • Should not be late: Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall after the commencement of exam.
  • Take an attested copy of 10th mark sheet: Candidate is advised to take an attested copy of 10th Mark sheet or equivalent. It is mandatory that the candidate name in the respective document matches the name in the admit card.
  • Scratch papers: Rough sheets are provided to all candidate for rough work at the CMAT 2020 examination hall. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. Candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the administrator on completion of the exam.
  • Personal belongings shouldn't be carried: The candidate is not allowed to carry any personal belongings to the CMAT 2020 exam centre including but not limited to wrist-watch, cell phones, calculators, etc., In case of candidate carry the personal item, it will have to be kept outside the examination hall at your own risk. The examination centre will not responsible for any loss or damage to such items.
  • Candidates cannot leave early: If the candidate completes the exam before the scheduled end time, he/she will not be allowed to leave the exam hall. The candidate is allowed to leave the exam only after the scheduled three hours of the exam are over. 


Q. Is Calculator allowed in CMAT?

Ans. No. Candidates are not allowed to bring any materials such as wristwatch, calculator, cell phone etc. A digital calculator will be made available in the test portal.

Q. How many candidates appeared in CMAT 2019?

Ans. For the CMAT 2019 Exam that was conducted on January 28th 2019, approximately 70,000 candidates have appeared.

Q. Is CMAT easy to crack?

Ans. CMAT and CAT are both management exams but CMAT is much easier than CAT. So if you have given CAT, cracking CMAT wouldn't be that difficult for you.

Q. Is there any Negative Marking in CMAT?

Ans. There shall be negative marking for wrong answers and each wrong answer will cost you (-1) mark.

Q. Does CMAT have Reservation?

Ans. CMAT does provide reservation for the backward categories. However, the candidates have to provide the caste certificate during the process of registration.

Q. Is there any Age limit Criteria for Taking CMAT?

Ans. There are no age limit criteria mentioned by the AICTE for taking the test. However, a candidate should be having a bachelors degree in any field to apply for the exam.

Q. Can I change the preferred Test Centre after submitting the form?

Ans. No. The candidate will not be able to change their preferred test centre/city after submitting the form. So they should be extra careful while selecting the test centre.

Q. What is the reporting time for CMAT 2020?

Ans. The candidate is required to be present at the exam centre an hour before the commencement of the exam for the sake of security checks, identity verification and check-in. The exam will start at 9:30 AM, so the candidate should be present at the exam hall at around 8:00 AM.

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Colleges which accept [CMAT]

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2017
07 May 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

In my college you must be graduate and the process for the admission is to submit the documents like marksheet and fees. I faced CMAT and got 66 marks The typical cutoffs for my course is more than 50%

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Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2020
30 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

A student should have completed graduation without backlogs means they have all the marksheet and admission is done. Councelling (mp councelling) and student have given either cmat or been selected through graduation percentage. Cmat is the enterence exam.

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Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing Management), batch of 2019
13 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Aggregate marks should be more than or equal to 60% in CMAT. Students should have all the documents verified

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2016
01 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Graduation: 50%
  2. Qualifying through Performance in Common Admission Test (MAT / CAT / CMAT/ similar examination)
  3. Comprehension ability and General knowledge, Group discussion and Personal interview (2 and 3 conducted by the Institute)
  • I took admission by giving MAT exam
  • Cutoffs:
  1. Graduation: 50%
  2. MAT: 600
  3. CAT: 80%
  4. CMAT: 80%

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2020
01 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The admission for SDMIMD is any graduate can apply with 50 % throughout their graduate course. Admission procedure for sdmimd is that there would be an essay writing followed by group discussion and Personal interview. The entrance exam which I took was CAT. You can also take other entrance exams like CMAT, MAT as well. 

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Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018
15 Nov 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria KMAT or CMAT exam must be qualified. Group discussion and interview. Graduation should be completed with 50% mark. Out of 60 27 pass mark and for internal 18 pass mark

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Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2020
26 Sep 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Alliance Ascent College is a branch of Alliance University. Many students thought it is not a good college because of google reviews but here I confess that I took admission in MBA course n I had 70 percentage in my graduation but maximum percentage required is 65 percentage. Exams for admissions are MAT, CMAT etc. Faculty of alliance ascent college is really good you can refer it to the students who have doubts regarding alliance university and alliance ascent college.

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Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2017
26 Jul 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  1. Any graduate who has passed out with the minimum percentage of 60 from any in any discipline (Science, Commerce, Arts, Engineering or any approved University) is eligible to apply. PGCET and KMAT is a gateway for admission to first or second year (Lateral entry full-time postgraduate degree course in MCA. It is a state level entrance exam. The admissions are offered on the basis of PGCET and KMAT score.
  2. I took up CMAT entrance and I got admission through management quota.
  3. The cut-off was above 60 percent.

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Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018
28 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Students can get admission to CET School of Management by taking examinations such as CMAT/ KMAT. I took CMAT for the admission. Students are selected based on the cut off marks they've put on for admission and then they'll be the group discussion and personal interview, considered for further selection.

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2018
24 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Typical cutoffs are above 80%. MH CET CMAT or CAT are usually acceptable

Discussion Forum

How many sections are there in the CMAT test? How do i prepare for the test?

How many sections are there in the CMAT test? How do i prepare for the test?

Asked By: Heena Zaveri,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Heena,

The sections with marks in the CMAT exam are given below

CMAT 2019 Exam Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

General Awareness



Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Language Comprehension



Logical Reasoning






And you can refer to the reference books in the link here for preparation.

Is CMAT going to be conducted twice a year?

Is CMAT going to be conducted twice a year?

Asked By: Raunak tanna,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Raunak,

No, CMAT from the academic year 2016-17 onwards, will be conducted once a year. To know the details about the exam pattern, admit card, result, etc. Click Here.

Is IFMR accepting CMAT 2018 score?

Is IFMR accepting CMAT 2018 score?

Asked By: sakshi chugh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Sakshi,

Yes, IFMR accepts CMAT score. The cutoff for CMAT 2017 was 91 percentile. However, IFMR follows profile-based shortlisting. Work experience, achievements and an overall academic record will also be given consideration.

Good Luck!

My CMAT score is 94.12%. Any chances for PGDM with this profile?

My CMAT score is 94.12%. Any chances for PGDM with this profile?

Asked By: Abhi Raj,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Abhi,

You have decent chances with this CMAT 2018 Score. Kindly do apply. 

Good Luck!

CMAT score to be eligible for Goa Institute of Management. the cut-off

What would be a good enough score in CMAT for me to get admitted to Goa Institute of Management?

Asked By: Nithina Mohan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Goa Institute of Management, Goa is one of the pioneer institutes in Management Training in India.

Getting an admission for any Management Course in Goa Institute of Management is an achievement there itself. 

In 2016, the cut-off scores for CMAT were set at about 99.85% for the Institute.

That means an individual should score a nearly perfect score in CMAT to be even considered for admissions at Goa Institute of Management.

This year, you can expect the CMAT cut-offs to be pretty much the same for admission purposes.

Identification documents required to be carried to the test centre for CMAT 2017.

What are the Identification documents required to be carried to the test centre for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Chethan Reddy,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Candidates will need to bring the following identification documents on the test day:

 a) CMAT 2017 Admit Card with recent passport sized photo posted on it.

 b) At least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. The name on your photo identification must match your name as entered in the CMAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification types are limited to Driver’s license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if photo identification is not presented.

 c) Notarized copy of Xth Mark sheet or equivalent Important: Admit Card and one photo identification, mentioned above, are mandatory in order to take the test.

Note: You will have to store all other personal items at the test centre at your own risk. Please do not bring any other items to the test centre, as they are not permitted into the testing centre for CMAT 2017.

Any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test for CMAT 2017?

Will I be provided with any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Ankur Singh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the Administrator for CMAT 2017.

Timings to contact the helpline for CMAT 2017?

What are the timings to contact the helpline for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Swathi S,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The FAQs, IVRS and online instructions are designed to enable self-service. You are requested to use these tools which can guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then CMAT Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email 24×7.
Helpline number: 022- 40369695

Selection of the Examination City for CMAT?

Can I choose a test city for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Aayush Kapoor,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, you can select up-to 3 cities giving an order of preference towards your test city. The first choice of a city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in the particular city for CMAT 2017.

Fee for the CMAT 2017 examination?

What is the fee for the CMAT 2017 examination?

Asked By: Niel kumar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The fee is Rs.1200 + Bank charges as applicable for General / OBC candidates. If you belong to the SC/ST/PD (Physically disabled) category then you need to pay a discounted fee of Rs.600 + Bank charges as applicable for CMAT 2017.