The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an online computer-based test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), India. CMAT is a national-level admission test that allows students to get into various institutions that offer proper management courses approved by the main body of AICTE. 

 The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE Approved Colleges /institutions/universities like K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Goa Institute of Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management, and many more. CMAT Exam mostly occurs in January every year with all the registration processes beginning from November. The examination is conducted in online mode and the duration of the exam is three hours. The CMAT Exam paper consists of 100 questions ranging from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension to General Awareness. The CMAT score is valid for a year. 

 

Eligibility

For general and NC/OBC candidates, these pointers are to be kept in mind to sit for the CMAT 2021 Exam

 

1. The candidate must be a resident of India to apply

2. The candidate must hold a valid Bachelors’ degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent GP to appear for the CMAT Exam

3. Candidates in the final year of graduation, who still have not completed graduation are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2021

4. In that case, if a candidate passes the CMAT Exam and gets selected by a college then he/she will be given provisional admission

5. Candidates must have 50% marks in their provisional degree

 

For SC/ ST/PWD candidates, these pointers are to be kept in mind in order to sit for the CMAT 2021 Exam

 

1.The Candidate must be a resident of India to apply

2. The candidate must hold a valid Bachelors’ degree with at least 45% marks or equivalent CGPA in order to appear for the CMAT Exam

3. Candidates in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for the  CMAT 2021

4. In that case, if a candidate passes the CMAT Exam and gets selected by a college then he/she will be given provisional admission

5. Candidates have 45% marks in their provisional degree 

Exam Structure

The CMAT Exam paper has 4 sections in total. Each section has 25 questions each with maximum marks of 100. The total paper is 400 marks.
The CMAT 2021 examination paper is expected to be of this format

 

SectionsNo of Qs (MCQs)Maximum Marks
Logical and Analytical reasoning25100
Quantitative aptitude25100
English25100
General awareness25100

Marking Scheme

The candidate gets + 4 for every correct answer and -1 for every incorrect answer. For the CMAT 2021 paper, the same marking scheme is been expected to follow.

How to register for CMAT?

Registration Process

 Step 1. Go on the website – https://cmat.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx 

 Step 2. Fill the application form

 Step 3. Enter (Captcha) security code

Step 4. Preview the provided information

Step 5. Upload all the required documents

Step 6. Pay the amount of application fee for the CMAT exam

Step 7. Download the confirmation page which will display after successful payment 

Details on This Page

APPLICATION FEE FOR CMAT 2021 APPLICATION FORM

The application fee for the CMAT Exam varies a bit from one category to another.

GenderCategoryAmount
MALE
General1600/-
  • General- EWS
  • OBC ( NCL)
1000/-
SC/ST/PWD800/-
FEMALE
General1000/-
  • General- EWS
  • OBC(NCL)
1000/-
SC/ST/PWD700/-

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR CMAT 2021

These top 25 MBA colleges accept CMAT scores and are highly ranked and internationally accredited MBA/ PGDM colleges of India. Also mentioned is the expected cut-off CMAT score of all these colleges for the year 2021. Choosing the right college means choosing the right path to success. For someone appearing for CMAT 2021, this is the list of colleges to check. 

 

STAGESTENTATIVE DATES
Registration startsThe first week of November 2020
image connection window opensThe second week of November 2020
registration endsThe first week of December 2020
last date for payment of feesThe first week of December 2020
last date to select test citiesThe first week of December 2020
admit card download beginsThe fourth week of December 2020
CMAT 2021 EXAMThe first week of February 2021

TOP 25 Colleges in India accepting CMAT and their Cut-Offs

Sr. No College Name Location Website Expected Cut-off score
1 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai https://jbims.edu/ 320
2 Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai http://simsree.org/Simsree/ 310
3 K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai https://simsr.somaiya.edu/en 200
4 Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai https://www.greatlakes.edu.in/ 200
5 Prin. L.N. Wellingkar Institute of Management Development Research Mumbai https://www.welingkar.org/ 186
6 Department of Management Sciences University Pune https://www.pumba.in/ 158
7 Goa Institute of Management Goa https://www.gim.ac.in/2020/index.php 200
8 SIES College of Management Studies Navi Mumbai http://www.siescoms.edu/ 230
9 BIMTECH Greater Noida https://www.bimtech.ac.in/ 200
10 AIMS School of Business Bangalore https://theaims.ac.in/ 204
11 Institute for Financial Management & Research Chennai https://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb/ 230
12 Jagan Institute of Management Studies Rohini, Delhi https://www.jims.in/ 180
13 New Delhi Institute of Management New Delhi https://www.accurate.in/ 220
14 International School of Business & Media Pune https://www.isbm.ac.in/ 230
15 ITM Group Of Institutions Mumbai https://www.itm.edu/ 184
16 KIIT School of Management Odisha https://kiit.ac.in/schools/school-management/ 204
17 Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Bangalore https://www.xime.org/ 190
18 Vignana Jyothi institute of Management Hyderabad https://vjim.edu.in/ 204
19 SCMS Cochin School of Business Cochin https://www.scms.edu.in/ 150
20 Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology Bangalore https://www.adarshaimit.org/ 150
21 M S Ramaiah Institute of Management Bangalore http://msrim.in/ 184
22 FIIB New Delhi https://www.fiib.edu.in/ 170
23 EMPI Business School New Delhi https://www.empi.ac.in/empi/ 200
24 International Institute of Management Studies Pune https://www.iimspune.edu.in/ 184
25 Jaypee Business School Noida Delhi
NCR
http://www.jbs.ac.in/mba-admission-procedure 200

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