CMAT Common Management Admission Test

Posted By on September 11, 2017

CMAT Common Management Admission Test

CMAT Common Management Admission Test

CMAT Common Management Admission Test

Common Management Admission Test

CMAT Common Management Admission Test is a nationwide level entrance test held for admission to MBA and PGDM programme across its participating institutes. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducts the entrance exam every year.

CMAT Common Management Admission Test allows B-schools to screen applicants that best suit their requirements. Each year AICTE conducts the CMAT Common Management Admission Test for over 1000 B-schools spread transversely the country. CMAT Common Management Admission Test is likely to turn up in the last week of January 2018, while its registration is likely to begin in the second week of October 2017.

The countrywide level MBA entrance exam is a computer based test of three hours duration. As reported by to the CMAT Common Management Admission Test exam pattern, the management entrance exam will consist of four sections: Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Language Comprehension and Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation.

Important Dates

CMAT Application start dateSecond week of October 2017
Last date to fill CMAT Application formLast week of December 2017
Trail Test starts fromSecond week of December 2017
CMAT Admit cardSecond week of January 2018
Test dateLast week of January 2018
CMAT Result cum merit listFirst week of February 2018
Print of score cardsSecond week of February 2018

Eligibility Criteria for CMAT

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for specific academic year can also apply for CMAT online exam.

CMAT Application Details

The CMAT 2018 application is a three step process.

  • CMAT Online Registration
  • Payment of CMAT application fee
  • Fill up the application form

CMAT Application Fee

CategoryApplication fee
General/OBCRs. 1400
SC/ST/Pwd/FemaleRs. 700

CMAT Application Fee Payment Mode:


Three modes to pay application fee:

  • Cash deposit at SBI Bank
  • Debit/ Credit Card
  • Net-banking

Test Pattern

S No.SectionsNumber of questionsTotal marks
1Logical Reasoning25100
2Language Comprehension25100
3Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation25100
4General Awareness25100

There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.

CMAT Exam Centers

AhmednagarChandigarhGuwahatiKolhapurNavi MumbaiTrivandrum

CMAT Admit Card

Important Dates for CMAT Admit Card 2018

CMAT Admit card availableSecond week of January 2018
CMAT 2018 exam dateLast week of January 2018
CMAT Result declarationFirst week of February 2018

CMAT Counselling Details

  • Candidates are shortlisted by participating institutes on the basis of their score/rank and cutoffs and attained at CMAT.
  • Furthermore, candidates have to participate in Group Discussion/Essay Writing/Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.
  • Also, participating MBA Colleges conduct separate selection procedure.
  • In conclusion, final selection list or merit list is announced on the basis of performance in CMAT and GD/WAT and PI rounds.