CMAT – Common Management Admission Test
Common Management Admission Test is a national-level computer-based management entrance test. The test is conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). It is a three hour online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.
CMAT is usually held in January.
CMAT Contact Information
ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION (AICTE)
7th Floor, Chanderlok Building
Janpath, New Delhi-110 001
Telephone Number: 022-40679404
Fax Number: 022-25814283
Official Website : http://aicte-cmat.in
Phone Number :02240679404
The eligibility criteria for CMAT is:
1.The aspirant should be a graduate in any discipline
2.Final year students of graduate courses (10+2+3) are also eligible for CMAT, provided the results are declared before commencement of admission
3.There’s no age limit for CMAT
4.The candidate must be a citizen of India
CMAT comprises four steps:
STEP 1: Application process
To apply for CMAT, candidates need to register on the official CMAT website as new user. On successful registration, a login ID will be shared which can be used for all login purposes.
STEP 2: Admit Card
CMAT admit cards will be available for download on the official website, as per the schedule. Registered candidates can download their admit cards till the day before exam.
CMAT 2019 will be held in online mode on the scheduled date. Duration of the exam will be 180 mins and the candidates will have to solve 100 questions in MCQ format. The candidates must reach their exam centre an hour before commencement of the exam.
CMAT result will be declared by AICTE on the scheduled date. The candidates can download their scorecards from the official website. CMAT scores are valid for admission to all AICTE approved Institutes/University/Colleges. To apply for CMAT, candidates need to log on to official website of CMAT. Exam registrations will begin in October.
CMAT is one of the few all-India common management aptitude tests which allow the test taker to choose exam date and centre as per their convenience. The process of booking exam slot and centres will be done while filing the application form for CMAT.
Dates and test centres will be allotted on “first come first served” basis. Actual allotment, however, will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city. The exam is usually held on two days, but last year it was held on one day. The second day was kept reserved in case of any unforeseen situation.
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CMAT exam pattern has five main sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and General Knowledge. CMAT syllabus revolves around Basic Mathematics (mostly arithmetic from standard 1 to 10), Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.
Take a look at the detailed CMAT syllabus:
First prepare topics related to basic school arithmetic.Then move on to advanced topics like:
1.Permutation and Combination
Pay attention to the following topics while preparing for CMAT exam
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Students are advised to follow the leading newspapers to stay updated on current affairs. A daily habit of spending 30 to 40 minutes on newspapers is a good long-term investment. For static General Knowledge, students can use any good reading material and memorise as much as possible.
CMAT exam is held for 180 minutes. The test comprises of hundred questions divided in four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. There’s negative marking of one (1) mark for each wrong answer.
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
25 questions for 100 marks
25 questions for 100 marks
25 questions for 100 marks
25 questions for 100 marks
Total 100 questions for 400 marks
1. At the test venue, each and every candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations.
2. After the test, one must leave behind the scratch paper at the desk.
3. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room.
4. No breaks are given during the test.
Common Management Admission Test, usually known as CMAT, is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year. It is a three-hour computer based online test to check the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
The application form is available at this URL (click to visit)
CMAT application forms will be available from the month of October. To apply for CMAT, candidates need to register on the official CMAT website as new user. On successful registration, a login ID will be shared which can be used for all login purposes.
Registered candidates will have to login to fill the application form. While filling the application form, aspirants need to select dates and three cities (test venues) for online examination in the order of preference.
Thereafter, candidates will be allotted dates and test centres on “first come first served” basis. Actual allotment, however, will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.
Candidates can pay the application fee via Net Banking / Credit / Debit Card through www.aicte-cmat.in. One can also opt for Cash Payment through challan generated online and cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India (SBI).
Test fees for General and OBC candidates is Rs 1400 + Bank charges, while for SC/ST/PD candidates it is Rs 700 + Bank charges.
“Test Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances,” informed an official notification.
Points to keep in mind while applying:
1.Fill all the fields with correct information
2.Do not leave any field marked mandatory, empty
3.Check all the information entered before submitting. Once submitted the form cannot be edited
4.Upload a recent passport sized photo of self and a copy of scanned signature
CMAT Exam Fees
The CMAT officials have proclaimed that the exam fee will not increase for CMAT 2021. Below is the list of CMAT Exam Fee for different categories:
|Gen-EWS/ OBC (NCL)||1000/-|
|SC/ ST/ PWD||800/-|
1) Online: Candidates can make their exam fee payment using Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. After the payment is successful, they will receive a confirmation email and SMS.
2) Cash Payment: Candidates can make cash payment only at designated branch of SBI. But this option is available to the candidates who are living in India and would appear the test in India.
CMAT Exam Dates
|Exam Activity||Important CMAT Exam Dates||Remarks|
|Exam Registration start date||1st November 2020||Online Process|
|Last date to apply||10th December 2020||Online submission of Application form close|
|Admit card download start date||24th December 2020||No Hardcopy will be sent|
|Last date to download CMAT 2021 Admit Card||24th January 2021||Last date|
|CMAT Exam Date||24th January 2021||Tentative Date|
CMAT admit cards will be available for download on the official website from the date notified in the official schedule. Registered candidates can download their admit cards by using their registered email ID and password.
Go to the official website
Click on admit card section
Enter email ID and password
Download admit card
The CMAT admit card has the following details:
2.Name and signature of the candidate
3.CMAT Roll number
6.Reporting time at the venue
9.Brief instructions for the candidate
The candidates are advised to check the details and take two print outs of the CMAT admit card. In case of any discrepancy or inability to take a print out, the candidates must contact CMAT helpdesk at the following phone number
It is mandatory to carry a copy of the admit card to the exam centre. Candidates not carrying their admit cards will not be allowed to appear in the exam. Thus, they must download their admit cards as hard copies of the same will not be sent to anyone.
The candidates are advised to keep their admit cards safely with them till the admission process is over.
Top college CMAT cut offs
|MBA college||CMAT Cut off percentile||CMAT Score||Application Status|
|Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai||99.99||320||Open|
|Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai||99.96||310||Open|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai||90||232||Open|
|Goa Institute of Management||90||232||Open|
|KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research||90||232||Open|
|PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune||90||232||Open|
|IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University||90||232||Open|
NTA will release CMAT 2021 Result on February 5, 2021. The result will be out in the afternoon between 4-5 PM along with the score card. You can download the score card from official exam website on the result date. NTA will release the CMAT result 2021 along with your CMAT Score card 2021. There shall be no provision for re-valuation/re-checking of the CMAT Score.
Recommended Books of CMAT Preparation
|Arun Sharma||How to prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT||Quantitative Ability|
|Sarvesh K Verma||Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Test for Admission into IIMS||Quantitative Ability|
|Abijit Guha||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||Quantitative Ability|
|NCERT||NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10||Quantitative Ability|
|Dr. RS Aggarwal||Quantitative Ability||Quantitative Ability|
|Arun Sharma||How to Prepare for Logical reasoning for CAT||Logical Reasoning|
|Nishit K Sinha||Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT||Logical Reasoning|
|Arun Sharma||How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT||Verbal Ability|
|Nishit K Sinha||The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT||Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning|
|Dr R S Aggarwal||A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||Verbal Ability|
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