CMAT Important Dates 2021

Exam Date

Mar 31, 2021

Result Date

Apr 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Management


CMAT 2021 was scheduled to be held on February 22, 2021 and February 27, 2021, earlier. Due to some reasons, the conducting authorities postponed the exam until further notice. The revised CMAT 2021 Exam Date has been released on the official website, The exam was held in two shifts on March 31, 2021. The admit card for the same was released on March 24, 2021. The provisional answer key for CMAT 2021 has been uploaded on the official website on April 3, 2021. Candidates can raise objections against it till April 5, 2021

CMAT Exam Dates 2021

CMAT Important Dates include all the dates from the release of the application form to the declaration of the result. The CMAT Important Dates are provided below in the form of a table for the reference of the candidates.

CMAT Dates 2021
Events Exam Dates
Starting Date to fill the Application Form Dec 23, 2020
CMAT Registration Last Date Mar 1, 2021
Last Date for CMAT 2021 Payment of Registration Fee  March 2, 2021
Application Form Correction March 4, 2021 - March 7, 2021
CMAT Admit Card 2021 Date Mar 23, 2021

CMAT Exam Date

Mar 31, 2021
Release of Provisional Answer Key April 3, 2021
Objection Window April 3, 2021 - April 5, 2021
CMAT 2021 Result Date To be announced

CMAT 2021 Exam Shifts

The conducting authorities have increased the number of exam centres and have decided to conduct the exam in two shifts on the CMAT Exam Date. The candidates will be provided with an option to choose the shift timing for appearing for the exam.

The two shifts in which the exam will now be conducted are given below:

CMAT 2021 Exam Shifts
Date of Exam Shifts
Mar 31, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

CMAT 2021 Other Important Dates

The important dates, other than the CMAT Exam Date, are date of registration, date of release of the admit card and the counselling dates. Candidates can check out the details as discussed below:

CMAT 2021 Registration Date

  • The CMAT Application Form could be filled between Dec 23, 2020 and Mar 1, 2021.
  • If the candidates fail to do so, their form will be considered incomplete and it would lead to an automatic rejection of the same. 
  • The candidates must note that the exam application fee has to be paid online, based on which all the candidates will be allotted seats on the CMAT Exam Date.

Click here to check the revised CMAT 2021 Application Fee.

CMAT 2021 Admit Card Date

  • The CMAT Admit Card has been released by the conducting body of the exam, on Mar 23, 2021.
  • Candidates should keep track of the CMAT Admit Card closely. The admit cards will include the candidates' exam related information and other guidelines to be followed on the day of the exam. 
  • Candidates should be very well aware that they will not be permitted inside the exam hall without the admit cards.
  • Hence, it is mandatory to possess the undamaged admit card at the time of entering the CMAT 2021 Exam Hall.

Click here for more details about the CMAT 2021 Admit Card.

CMAT 2021 Answer Key Dates

The answer key for CMAT 2021 is released for both the shifts separately. The provisional answer key has been uploaded on the official CMAT website on April 3, 2021. The candidates can raise objections against it till April 5, 2021. 

  • The conducting body, NTA releases the CMAT 2021 Answer Key (NTA), post the conduction of the exam.
  • The answer key is very important for the candidates in order to check and compare their answers they have written on the day of the exam and the correct answers given in the CMAT 2021 Answer Key, and estimate their scores.
  • This process is generally carried out before the date of release of the results. 

CMAT 2021 Counselling Dates

  • The CMAT 2021 Counselling will begin after the results have been published, and is the third major event associated with the exam.
  • The counselling process date will be announced after the release of the CMAT Results.
  • The candidates should be aware to check for the results regularly after the CMAT Exam Date and download the scorecard when released.
  • The scorecard will be one among the many required documents to be produced and verified on the day of the counselling process.


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