CMAT (Common Management Addmission Test)

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CMAT Exam 2024

CMAT Highlights:

  • Common Management Admission Test is a national level entrance examination for admissions in into management programmes
  • Initially till 2018 it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year under the guidelines of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
  • It is now by conducted by NTA
  • It is a computer based three hours online test conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidates knowledge on various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
  • More than 75,000 candidates apply for the test every year
  • The results are declared through online mode
  • After the completion of the exam, NTA releases the preliminary answer key of the exam.
  • The marks are accepted by all AICTE approved Colleges/Universities
CMAT 2024 important dates
Overview of the exam
CMAT Full Form Common Management Admission Test
Name of Organisation National Testing Agency [NTA]
Mode of CMAT Exam 2024 Online Computer Based Test [CBT]
Medium of Instruction English
CMAT 2024 Important Dates
CMAT 2024 application form release Mid of March
CMAT 2024 exam date Start of May
CMAT 2024 final answer key release date To be Announced
CMAT 2024 result date To be Announced

Courses offered by various institutes accepting the entrance exam marks are:

  • MBA-Masters in Business Administration
  • PGCM-Post Graduate Course in Management
  • PGDM

CMAT Application

Registration Process for Common Management Admission Test:

  • Register online with name, date of birth, city, mobile number and email ID
  • Fill the CMAT application form with personal and academic details and choice of test city
  • Upload scanned image and signature in prescribed dimension
  • Pay CMAT registration fees via debit card, credit card, online banking or mobile wallets

Eligibility for CMAT 2024:

  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • There is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT-2024.
  • Final year graduation students can apply for CMAT online exam.
  • Graduates from any discipline can apply for CMAT exam
  • There is no minimum aggregate cut off to apply
CMAT Application Form

CMAT Syllabus

The syllabus is divided into 4 sections:

  • Language Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart Profit and Loss
Geometry Permutations & Combinations
Pipes and Cisterns Percentages
Fraction and Decimals
Logical Reasoning
Cause and Effects Analogy Test
Blood Relationship Tests Inferences
Non-Verbal Reasoning Coding and Decoding
General Awareness
Literature Sports News
Indian Constitution History
Current Affairs of National and International Economy Geography
Language Comprehension
Paragraph Completion One-word Substitution
Idioms and Phrases Synonyms and Antonyms
Reading Comprehension Sentence Correction
Sentence Correction English Usage Errors
Jumbled Para Sentence Improvement
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Process and Stages to Start Entrepreneurship Ventur Innovation Strategy
Terminology (Auctioneer, Mixed Economy, Neuroticism, Environmental Scanning, Trade Mark, Innovation Management, Liquidator, Start Ups, Overtrading, Tenacity) Role of financial institutions in entrepreneurship promotion
Entrepreneurial Culture Theories of Models and Entrepreneurship
Venture Capital Investments & Funds Innovation Adoption of Life Cycle
Entrepreneurial Development Project Management, Cost-Benefit Analysis

For more information visit Further CMAT Syllabus

CMAT Preparation

This is a national level management entrance exam for admissions in MBA and PGDM programmes. It is a computer based three hours online exam. Some of the preparation tips for the exam:

  • Get familiar with the syllabus- while most of the questions are based on the basic concepts, some of the questions can be tricky and may require a lot of logical thinking.
  • Practicing mock tests is one of the most important tips that will provide useful insights into the exam. It makes easier for the students o understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Time management is an important matter for entrance exam. Students must have a clear idea on how much time to spend in each sections.
  • Having a good fundamental knowledge. Most of the questions to come in the exams are basic fundamental concepts

For more information visit CMAT Preparation


Exam pattern
Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20 80
Logical Reasoning 20 80
Language Comprehension 20 80
General Awareness 20 80
Innovation & Entrepreneurship 20 80
Total 100 400

Exam highlights:

  • Duration is 3 hours
  • The exam has 5 sections
  • There is no sectional cut off.
  • Each section contains 20 questions.
  • Each question carries 4 marks.
  • In total, there will be 100 questions holding 400 marks
  • For incorrect answers, 1 mark will be reduced

For more information visit CMAT Exam

CMAT Ranking

Colleges Accepting CMAT
College Location
IIHMR Jaipur
Jamanlal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai
Birla Institute of Management Technology Greater Noida
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad
IMT Nagpur
Goa Institute of Management Goa
KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar

Top Government colleges to accept CMAT Score

College Location
NIT Rourkela
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Pt Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur
IISWBM Kolkata
IMS Indore
Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune
Institute of Management Studies, Ranchi University Ranchi
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara
University of Jammu Jammu

For more information visit CMAT Ranking

CMAT Counselling

How to check the results?:

  • First go to the website of CMAT
  • Open the login page
  • enter the details-
    • Application Number
    • DOB
    • Security Pin
  • CMAT result will be displayed in the screen

Stages of Counselling:

  • First students will have to register online and apply for the counselling process. Without registration they cannot participate in the selection round.
  • Students need to pay the registering fee (fee will vary according to the colleges/universities)
  • Second stage is to fill their choice and lock the same. It is to be noted that after the choice section is locked, the data cannot be altered
  • Third is the seat allotment round. Students will get seats according to their rank, preference of the course and availability of the seats. Candidates with good ranks will have the first choice to select colleges according to their interest.

For more information visit CMAT Counselling

The CMAT exam is conducted by NTA.
The student who has a bachelor’s degree are eligible to attend an exam.
The duration of the exam is 3 hours followed by the total marks 400.
Yes. The negative answer posses negative marks in the CMAT exam.
The exam carries 4 sections such as Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English, and Logical and Analytical Reasoning.
Every section has 25 questions which are of total 100.
Yes, you can. But, do attend the section you are sure about first
There are no such age restrictions as of now.
The application for General / EWS/OBC-NCL is Rs. 1000, SC, ST, PWD (Male) is Rs. 800, SC, ST, PWD (Female) is Rs. 700
Yes. If the candidate is in the final year can attend the exam.

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