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CMAT is a computer-based management admission exam that is administered at the national level. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) is responsible for helping the exam. The three-hour online test is given in a single sitting and is designed to gauge a candidate's proficiency in a variety of areas, including quantitative technique, logical reasoning, language comprehension, innovation & entrepreneurship, and general awareness. 


The three-hour online test is given in a single sitting and is designed to gauge a candidate's proficiency in a variety of areas, including quantitative technique, logical reasoning, language comprehension, innovation & entrepreneurship and general awareness. Every AICTE-Approved Institution, Department of a University, Constituent College, and Affiliated College accepts the CMAT score. Around 1,300 B-schools in India, including both public and private institutions like Great Lakes Institute of Management, JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, Welingkar, and PUMBA, accept the CMAT result.

Students who pass the exam can be assured of admission to a government-recognized institute that provides management programs. The Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET), which is administered by the state in thirteen states, is less likely than authorized government and private colleges, as well as prestigious business schools, to accept scores as the entrance to MBA admissions under the government quota. The following states: Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, and Himachal Pradesh will recognize test results. With the creation of the National Testing Agency (NTA), it is anticipated that a greater number of accredited B-schools would accept scores.




Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

CMAT 2023 exam date

4th May 2023

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

3 hours

Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning

Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability

General Awareness

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Exam Pattern

100 questions in MCQ format



CMAT Exam Fees

INR 2,000 (General category male)

INR 1,000 (General category female/reserved category students)

Exam Purpose

Admission to 1,300 MBA colleges

Course Offered


No. of Test Cities


No. of applicants

70,000 (approx.)


CMAT Exam Strategy  

There are five sections in CMAT exam: 

1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 

2. Logical Reasoning 

3. Language Comprehension 

4. General Awareness 

5. Innovation and entrepreunership


1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 

i. Build the foundation: Understand the fundamentals of all topics like arithmetic,  algebra, and geometry (cover all the sub-topics). You should practice questions to  improve your speed and accuracy. This is imperative to solve the puzzles that appear  in the exam.  

ii. Shortcuts: Learn shortcuts and tips & tricks to solve problems quickly. This will  increase speed and save crucial time. 

iii. Practice the art of letting go: If you get stuck while solving the issue, skip to the next  question and try again later. It is better to skip the question than answering it  incorrectly. 

iv. Data Analysis: The capacity to analyze data provided in tables, graphs, and charts is  the goal of the data interpretation section. It entails analyzing or making decisions  based on mathematical data. Practice as many questions as possible through books and mocks to increase accuracy.


2. Logical Reasoning 

i. Topics: Statement and argument, blood connection, statement and conclusion,  coding and decoding, statement and assumptions, number series, and analogies ii. Candidates must answer a variety of issues of varying degrees of complexity with  speed and precision.


3. Language Comprehension 

i. Topics: Para jumbles, reading comprehension, sentence completion, idioms and  phrases, one-word replacement, and synonym and antonym  

ii. So, in order to keep up with all of these types of questions on a regular basis, one  must read a variety of articles, novels, and books that are of personal interest and  choice.


4. General Awareness

i. Take a brief glance at current government plans in the areas of the economy, the  environment, financial news, sports, politics, social concerns, significant business  events, well-known awards, world records, and foreign news.

ii. Concentrate solely on well-known and popular themes, as the majority of questions  are based on recent news or updates. So, every day, devote some time to reading  the newspaper or watching news or movies that will be remembered for a long time.