CMAT Counselling 2021: Admission Criteria, Selection Process, Participating Colleges

Exam Date : February 22, 2021 To February 27, 2021
Result Date : March 10, 2021

New administering authority of the CMAT Exam, National Testing Agency, will conduct the selection procedure. As per the officials, the participating institutes will conduct their respective selection procedures for the candidates who obtain the cutoff scores. The CMAT Counselling 2021 Process and other associated events will be discussed in this section.

CMAT Counselling 2021 Process

The CMAT Counselling 2021 Process is expected to begin from March 30, 2021, after the declaration of the results. Candidates are required to register for the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process, prior to attending the same. The registration will take place online through the official website. Candidates must select their desired institution, which will later be verified by the conducting body. The documents will be verified and candidates will be given admission after all the necessary documents are submitted and the payment of fees is over.

The following are the processes involved in the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process:

1. Online Registration

Candidates should visit the official website of the CMAT Exam. They must click on the registration link that is provided on the website, and enter all the necessary details and information for registration. After the successful registration, candidates would have completed the first step of the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process.

2. Choice Filling

In the choice filling stage of the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process, candidates will be required to choose their desired institution and the course they have opted for. They can do this by selecting the web options entry on the official website and proceed to the next levels of the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process. 

3. Document Verification

Document verification is a very crucial stage in the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process, where all the candidates are mandatorily required to carry their documents and the conducting authority of all the individual institutions will verify the documents. Candidates failing to bring any one of the required document will be ineligible for the next stage of the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process. 

4. Seat Allotment 

Based on the availability of seats and the course opted by the candidates, the seats will be allotted in the designated institution. Candidates will be required to report to the designated institution, as the fourth step of the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process. 

5. Reporting to the designated institution

The last and final stage of the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process is to report to the designated institution and payment of the fees. The final allotment will be done based on the candidates' preferences and the availability of seats. Candidates will be able to attend the classes and complete the CMAT Counselling 2021 Admission Process by finally paying the fees.

CMAT Counselling 2021 Dates

The important dates associated with the CMAT Counselling 2021 are tabulated below for the reference of the candidates. 

CMAT Counselling 2021 Dates
Specifications Dates (Tentative)
Application Process December 23, 2020 
Application process ending date January 30, 2021 
Correction window for image November, 2020
Admit Card Release Date February 10, 2021 
Date of the Exam February 22, 2021 
CMAT Results Date March 10, 2021 
CMAT Counselling 2021 Date March 30, 2021 
The dates of the CMAT Counselling 2021 and other events are tentative and are subjected to change. Candidates can regularly follow this page for further updates. 

Criteria for Admission as per CMAT Counselling 2021  

As discussed above the selection process after the exam will have three rounds and the person will be selected based on his or her performance in these selection rounds. The CMAT Score also will be primarily taken into consideration. Candidates should make sure to fulfil the following:

  • Valid score in the CMAT Exam
  • Good score in the group discussion and personal interview
  • A degree from a recognized institution

Selection Procedure as per CMAT Counselling 2021 

The admission process in some B-Schools includes a group discussion round to shortlist candidates for CMAT Counselling 2021. The selection procedure varies within institutes. The selection procedure of CMAT 2021 mostly comprises of GD (Group Discussion), PI (Personal Interview) or WAT (Written Ability Test).

After the CMAT Written Exam, the selection process is as follows:

  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
  • Written Ability Test
  • Final Selection

Candidates should attend the different stages of the CMAT Counselling 2021, as elaborated below:

1. Group Discussion

A group will have around 10 candidates and they will be given a topic to discuss on the day of CMAT Counselling 2021. The key area tested here is communication skills. Apart from this, GD also helps one to find the best team player. Candidates who begin the discussion first, who negotiate better, and who express their thoughts in an orderly fashion will have an edge over others.

2. Personal Interview

All selected candidates must attend the GD as well as the Personal Interview rounds on the CMAT Counselling 2021 date. This round is to test the personality and interpersonal skills of a candidate. The interviewer also checks the subject knowledge of the aspirant and questions will be asked based on his or her job or education.

3. Written Ability Test

In the written ability test of the CMAT Counselling 2021 process, candidates will be asked to write on a particular topic. Newspaper reading will help students to perform well. This is to check how the candidate articulates his thoughts and ideas in English without any factual flaws.

4. Final selection

Based on the performance of the candidates, in the previous stages, the final selection of the CMAT Counselling 2021 will take place. The scores obtained in the personal interview, group discussion and the written test will be cumulated and a final merit list will be released by the conducting authority.

The selected candidates will be contacted by the various institutions, based on their scores in the final merit list. The method of contacting can range from emails to normal phone calls or SMS, depending upon the institution. It is advised that the candidates regularly check the official website for further details regarding the CMAT Counselling 2021.

Documents required for CMAT Counselling 2021 

Candidates attending the CMAT Counselling 2021 sessions must have documents ready with themselves before they appear for the same. The counselling process, which will be held after the declaration of result. Applicants should be very much cautious about documents required for Counselling process and they should be aware of the fact that documents should not be missed out. Important documents which are required at time of the CMAT 2021 Counselling are as follows:

  • 10th and 12th Marksheets
  • Call letter for the CMAT Counselling 2021 
  • Admit card
  • CMAT 2021 Scorecard
  • Payment Challan copy for counselling process
  • Degree certificate
  • 5 Passport size Colour Photographs
  • Caste certificate.
  • Domicile certificate.
  • Valid photo ID recognized by the Indian Government

CMAT Reservation Policy

The exam has Reservation Policy criteria and students who are giving the exam under these criteria need to follow specific rules and regulations when appearing for CMAT Counselling 2021 Process. Parameters involving CMAT Reservation Criteria are as follows:

  • Guidelines: Every participating institute has its own and unique set of guidelines according to the category and directions of their corresponding State Government.
  • Horizontal reservations: There are provisions for horizontal reservations of Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates, Defence Persons category candidates and girl child category candidates, which again vary from institute to institute. A priority of candidates in horizontal reservation also varies as per the CMAT Counselling 2021.
  • Allocation: The reservation of seats or allocation of seats under these categories also depends on whether the CMAT Counselling 2021 participating institutions  in that particular state is a Private unaided Institute or a Government-financed institute.
  • Undisclosed: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which authorizes CMAT Counselling 2021, does not provide any information on a reservation of seats for various categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) or Other Backwards Classes (OBC).
  • Unofficial: There is no official announcement made by AICTE on a reservation of seats for the counselling process, for Physically Handicapped (PH) category, Kashmiri Migrant (KM) category, girl child category, and Defence Persons category.
  • Creamy/non-creamy layer: Reservation of seats for OBC candidates through AICTE CMAT Counselling 2021 will also depend on a layer, from which they belong, that is, creamy and non-creamy layer.
  • Statutory provisions: The reservation of seats in management programme through CMAT selection procedures will be done based on prevalent statutory provisions of State Government under which particular participating institute falls.

Participating Institutes

Participating Institutes accept scores for the CMAT Counselling 2021. to give admissions to MBA and PGDM. According to conducting body - NTA, the score will be accepted by over 1000 B-schools in India. Highlights of Institutes participating in CMAT Counselling 2021 Process are tabulated below:

Partipating institues of the CMAT Counselling 2021
Institutes
Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
Doon Business School, Dehradun
Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Indus Business Academy
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata
Future Business School, Kolkata
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumba
KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar
Goa Institute of Management, Goa

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Discussion Forum

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The candidate who has qualified for the exam will have a personal interview. Depending on the college, the candidate can also have a group discussion round.

Must have documents for counselling after final list:

  • CMAT Admit card
  • CMAT Call letter
  • Degree certificate
  • Marksheets
  • CMAT Payment Challan copy

Answer By: Getmyuni

19 Jan 2017

Q.

What documents should be carried for counseling?

Asked By: Anonymous 24 Jan 2017

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The following documents must be carried for counseling:

  • CMAT Admit card
  • CMAT Call letter
  • Degree certificate
  • Marksheets
  • CMAT Payment Challan copy

Answer By: Getmyuni

24 Jan 2017

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Must have documents for counselling after final list:

  • CMAT Admit card.
  • CMAT Call letter.
  • Degree certificate.
  • Marksheets.
  • CMAT Payment Challan copy.

Answer By: Getmyuni

07 Feb 2017

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  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which conducts the CMAT 2017 does not provide any information or disclosure on the reservation of seats for various categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled tribes (ST), Other Backwards Classes (OBC).
  • Every participating institute has different guidelines according to category and the directions of their corresponding State Government.
  • The reservation of seats or allocation of seats under these categories also depends whether the participating institute in that particular state is a Private unaided Institute or a Government- financed institute.
  • There is also no official announcement made by AICTE on the reservation of seats for CMAT 2017 for Physically Handicapped (PH) category, Kashmiri Migrant (KM) category, the girl child category and Defence Persons category.
  • The reservation of seats for OBC candidates through CMAT 2017 will also depend on creamy and non - creamy layer, whichever the OBC candidate falls under.
  • There are provisions for horizontal reservations of Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates, Defence Persons category candidates and the girl child category candidates which again vary from institute to institute. The priority of the candidates in horizontal reservation also varies.

Therefore, the reservation of seats in the management programme through CMAT will be done on the basis of the prevalent statutory provisions of the State Government under which the particular participating institute falls

Answer By: Getmyuni

07 Feb 2017

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