Basic Details Eligibility Selection Procedure Counselling Procedure Exam Pattern Preparation Strategy Syllabus Important Dates Contact Details

Basic Details

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level online management entrance examination which was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year till 2017. The Test will now be conducted by the NTA. This test helps various prestigious institutions and colleges to select suitable graduate students for admission in various Management streams and programs.

The CMAT is a three-hour computer based 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. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

Conducting Body National Testing Agency
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Exam Website Click Here
Exam Mode Online/ Computer Based Test
Exam Type National Level Exam
Exam Application Mode Online/ Computer Based Application
Payment Mode Online Payment
Exam Online Fees Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable
Exam Offline Fees Not Available
Exam SC/ST Fees Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable
Exam PWD Fees Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable
Exam Male Candidate Fees Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable
Exam Female Candidate Fees Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable

Important Dates

Application Form Availability Date 1st November 2018
Last Date Of Application Form 30th November 2018
Last Date Of Payment 1) Online : 30th November 2018
2) Offline : 29th November 2018
Slot Booking & from Correction date Not Applicable
Form Correction Date Not Applicable
Admit Card Availability 7th January 2019
Examination Date Online: 28th January 2019
Offline: Not Applicable
Answer Key Date Not Available
Result Declaration Date 10th February 2019
Admission/Counselling Date After Declaration of All India Merit List

Contact Details

Address C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62 IITK Outreach Centre, NOIDA-201309
Mobile Number
Helpline Number
Email Address [email protected]
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Before applying for the CMAT, candidates must ensure that they are fulfilling all the eligibility criteria for the examination. Check the eligibility criteria below:

  • Applicant must have the citizenship 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 the academic year 2019-20 can also apply for CMAT online exam.

Exam Pattern

The test pattern of CMAT will consist of 4 sections having 25 questions each. The detailed exam pattern is given below:

  • The duration of CMAT test shall be 180 minutes (i.e.3 hours).
  • Candidate must note that there shall be negative marking for wrong answers.
  • For each wrong answer, 1 mark shall be deducted.

Exam Pattern in Tabular Form:

S.No Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
2. Logical Reasoning 25 100
3. Language Comprehension 25 100
4. General Awareness 25 100

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of the Institutes affiliated to AICTE through CMAT is different in all institutes i.e. selection procedure varies as per the participating institute. After qualifying the written examination the selection process is completed by two steps which are given below:

  1. Group Discussion
  2. Personal Interview

Counselling Procedure

After the declaration of CMAT merit list, the shortlisted applicants need to register them in order to participate in the counselling procedure and pay the counselling fees for the final admission in the AICTE approved colleges. After the successful registration, aspirants will have to choose their college and course and lock the options. After choice filling and seat lock, the seat allotment will be provided. Once seat allotment is over, the students called for the document verification round.

The list of documents to be verified at the centre is given below:

  1. Mark sheet of 10th and 12th class
  2. Mark sheet of all semesters of the degree course
  3. Admit card of the exam
  4. Scorecard of the exam
  5. 5 passport size color photographs
  6. Caste certificates in the case of reserved category students
  7. Identity certificate
  8. Candidate’s domicile

After the successful document verification, students will be able to get admission into the allocated colleges.

Preparation Strategy

Every exam is like a nightmare for the students so candidates have to prepare accordingly, there are some points given below that may help students:

  1. Focused more and more on your study and your basics must be cleared so that you will be able to solve the questions easily.
  2. Cover all the Topics which is given in the syllabus so that you will be able to overcome the difficulty level.
  3. Practice more and more so that you will become habitual to solve the questions which help in brush up your concepts and you will be also understood Time Management.
  4. Do your preparation in your own way means to create your shortcut and tricks to understand the problems.
  5. You can also prefer the group study if possible because its helps to understand the difficulty of the questions.
  6. Don't be so stressed during exam periods keep yourself Relaxed and Calm and prepare yourself in a positive manner.

Exam Syllabus

There is not any defined syllabus for CMAT but we had listed some topics from which the questions can be asked and helpful for the students. So check these topics and prepare well for the exam and you can also take CMATmock test to understand the pattern of exam and types of questions.

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation:

Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Partnership, Geometry, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Time-Speed-Distance, Probability, Allegation & Mixtures, Profit and Loss, Number Properties, Probability, Counting Principles, Permutations & Combinations, Percentages, Work and time, In-equations, Quadratic and linear equations, Mensuration, Algebra, Averages, Fraction and Decimals, Graph,Number Systems, Ratios and Proportion and Line.

Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Statements Arguments, Sequencing, Matrix Arrangements, Number Series, Cause and Effects, Analogy Test, Blood Relationship Tests, Coding and Decoding, Inferences, Statements and Conclusion, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Symbol Based Problems, Direction and Distance Test, Ranking Tests, Statements Assumptions.

Language Comprehension

English Grammar, Jumbled Para, Sentence Correction, English Usage Errors, Paragraph Completion, One-word Substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms and Antonyms, Sentence Improvement, Reading Comprehension.

General Awareness

Literature, Indian Constitution, Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Personalities in News, Sports News, Economics, Science in the Everyday Life, Culture, History, Politics.

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