CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 involves factors like qualifying exam, marks, age limit, nationality, etc which the candidates must satisfy to attempt CMAT 2021. Candidate should note that the eligibility criteria for PGDM and MBA courses differ from one another.

Candidates need to fill every detail required in application form after meeting the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021. Failing to meet the eligibility requirements will result in the candidates being deemed ineligible for the exam. Apart from this, they should be well aware of CMAT 2021 Exam Dates before appearing for the exam.

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 Parameters

There are certain parameters that an aspirant must satisfy to qualify for the exam. The CMAT 2021 Eligibility includes age limit, the minimum educational qualification, and the minimum marks.

A candidate is considered eligible for the exam only if he or she satisfies all the CMAT Eligibility 2021 as prescribed by NTA. The detailed highlights are given below for the candidates to refer from. 

CMAT 2021 Eligibility Highlights
Criteria Description
Specified by National Testing Agency (NTA) specifies CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for all candidates to appear every year.
CMAT 2021 eligibility Norms Candidates who do not fulfil eligibility norms will not be allowed to attend exam and the application will be cancelled no matter what stage of admission process candidate is. Therefore, candidates need to check CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria before they fill the application form.
Nationality  Candidates must be a citizen of India for attempting the exam
Minimum Marks Candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks in a Bachelor's Degree in any stream to clear the CMAT Eligibility 2021
 CMAT Age Limitation Minimum 21 years is required. There is no upper age limit for applying for the exam
Qualification Criteria Candidates must be graduates (10+2+3) from any of the recognized universities in any discipline. Aspirants who are in the final year of their study and whose result will be declared before commencement of admission process are also eligible to apply for an examination.

Course wise CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 

Every course has different eligibility criteria that must be satisfied by a candidate to get admission. Candidates will be eligible for MBA and PGDM programmes only after meeting the minimum requirements of each mentioned program. Prospective test-takers should check CMAT 2021 Eligibility for programs they desire to get admitted into. Details related to the eligibility for the course selection are mentioned in a tabular column below:

Category wise CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Course CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
  • Minimum qualification: A Bachelor's degree with a minimum duration of 3 years is compulsory for a candidate to clear the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021.
  • Minimum marks: For a candidate to appear for CMAT 2021, a minimum of 50% marks for general category and 45% marks for reserved categories is required.
  • Minimum qualification: A Bachelor's degree with a minimum duration of 3 years is required for a candidate to clear the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021.
Executive PGDM
  • Minimum marks: Candidate must have a minimum of 50% marks for general category and 45% marks for reserved categories.
  • Minimum qualification: A Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum duration of 3 years.
  • Minimum Experience: Candidate must at leave have 5 years of relevant experience in managerial and supervisory capacities.

CMAT Reservation Policy 2021

Each category will have a separate reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD), and will follow a 5% horizontal reservation scheme for the same. 

CMAT Minimum Marks Required 

The minimum required percentage to be eligible for the CMAT Exam is given below, with respect to the different categories in which the candidates belong. 

CMAT Minimum Percentage
Category Percentage
General 50%
SC 45%
ST 45%
OBC 45%

CMAT Reservation Criteria 2021

The following table gives the seat reservation as per the CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria.

CMAT eligibility 2021 reservation
Student Category Reservation Percentage
Gen-EWS 10% 
SC 15% 
ST 7.5% 
OBC(NCL) 27%

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Persons with disability (PwD)

People under the PwD category should have a disability not less than 40%. The reservation policy is based on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016). The following will be considered as a disability as per CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness
  • Blindness and low vision
  • Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for availing Scribe or Reader

  • The candidates having disabilities associated with their vision, such as blindness, will avail the CMAT 2021 eligibility service and aid of a scribe or a reader for aiding them during the exam.
  • Those candidates should fill and submit a request form to the superintendent or the head of the CMAT Exam.
  • The request form for this purpose should be attached, along with a valid medical certification addressing the disability faced by the candidates. 
  • All the candidates availing this aid will be allotted another 60 minutes time during the exam. 

Documents to be produced to fulfil CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 

Candidates who are eligible and seeking reservation for allotment of seats under Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Physically Handicapped (PH), Kashmiri Migrant (KM), Girl child category and Defence Persons category, through CMAT 2021, must submit some documents for clearing the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021. Without the submission of documents and its verification, candidates will not be given any benefits of reservation of seats. Documents required for this exam are notified as below:

  • Caste Certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • Dependent Certificate

Note: Candidate must read and understand conditions of reservation of seats carefully along with the CMAT 2021 Eligibility. Once the category is filled in application form by the candidate along with documentary proof, it cannot be changed.

Who does not clear the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021?

It is mandatory for all the candidates to fulfill all the required CMAT Eligibility 2021 in order to qualify for the next levels in the exam. Failing to fulfill the CMAT 2021 Eligibility will result in the candidates being permitted from proceeding further and their application forms will be considered invalid. The below mentioned are certain important points depicting the possibilities for not fulfilling the eligibility criteria. 

  • Candidates possessing a degree under any institution or university which is not recognized by the government of India.
  • General category candidates not securing a minimum of 50%
  • PwD/SC/ST category candidates not securing a minimum of 45%
  • Candidates not possessing a professional degree.

CMAT Eligibility Guidelines

  • Students are advised to have enough knowledge of the CMAT Eligibility 2021 to avoid rejection of Application Form.
  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Final year students of Bachelor's programmes are also eligible to apply and apart from these candidates must obtain a bachelor's degree of a minimum three-year duration from any discipline with 50% Aggregate Marks as per the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021.
  • There is no age limit as per the CMAT 2021 Eligibility. 
  • For reserved quota candidates, acceptable marks stand at 45% and the candidate must have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of three years with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates need to fulfil all the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 and should also have relevant work experience of 5 years as a supervisor or manager to be admitted into executive MBA programs. 

Note: Selection and allotment of seats will be done on basis of the CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria, merit, rank in the exam and performance in the selection process.

CMAT Application Form

Candidates should check their CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 prior to applying for the exam. The application form will be tentatively available from December 23, 2020 and the last date for filling up the application form will be January 30, 2021. All the necessary academic and personal details, as per their CMAT 2021 Eligibility, should be filled on the application form. Candidates can check out the CMAT Application Form page for further information and updates about the same. 

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Discussion Forum



Hi Shama,

Min work experience required for Executive MBA through CMAT 2020 will be of 5 years.

Good Luck!

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 May 2018



Hi Chinmay,

Candidate should have min 50% marks in graduation to be eligible for CMAT 2020.

Good Luck!

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 May 2018


Hi Pavan kumar,

You check the full details of CMAT eligibility here

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 Jun 2018


Hi Rashmi,

Your eligible for MBA Entrance test CMAT, with the percentage you scored and there, is a reservation for SC candidates, as per the CMAT and for more information on CMAT eligibility criteria is here.

Answer By: Getmyuni

25 Jun 2018



Hello Rohan,

Check out the eligibility criteria of CMAT 

Answer By: Getmyuni

06 Aug 2020

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