NTA CMAT: Common Management Admission Test

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs offered by various institutions. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

It is a national level entrance examination for entry into management programmes. Till 2018, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The CMAT is a three hour computer based online test 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 Schedule

  • CMAT Registration Start Date: December
  • CMAT Admit Card: December to January
  • CMAT Date of Examination: January
  • CMAT Result: March
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CMAT Eligibility Criteria

a. Candidates must be a citizen of India.
b. Candidates who have completed their graduation in any discipline are eligible to apply for CMAT exam.
c. Candidates who are in their final year of graduation (10+2+3) and whose result will be declared before commencement of admission are also eligible to apply for CMAT online exam.

CMAT Exam Pattern

CMAT s a completely CBT or computer based test. CMAT would have 4 sections with multiple choice questions.
Section 1
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Number of Questions - 25
Total Marks - 100

Section 2
Logical reasoning
Number of Questions - 25
Total Marks - 100

Section 3
Language comprehension
Number of Questions - 25
Total Marks - 100

Section 4
General Awareness
Number of Questions - 25
Total Marks - 100 
  • Total Number of questions -100
  • Total number of marks- 400
  • Duration of the CMAT: 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Time per section in CMAT: 45 minutes
Marking scheme for CMAT should be kept in mind. You will be given 4 marks per correct answer and in case of incorrect answers 1 mark will be deducted from the same.

CMAT Admit Card

Admit cards for CMAT will be available online on NTA official site. Once the required procedures have been done, candidates can download the CMAT admit cards from the NTA CMAT website https://cmat.nta.nic.in/

CMAT Result

One can check the result online which is declared around March. Merit lists are provided to the respective State Governments. Then the government allots candidates central counseling procedures for admissions. In the absence of the same, the candidates can apply to their preferred university using the scores.

Institutes Accepting CMAT Scores

  1. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  2. Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  3. Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  4. Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
  5. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  6. Alliance School of Business, Bangalore
  7. Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
  8. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore
  9. MYRA School of Business, Mysore
  10. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
  11. Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
  12. Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore
  13. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
  14. Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences
  15. Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata
  16. Doon Business School, Dehradun
  17. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  18. Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
  19. Future Business School, Kolkata
  20. Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai
  21. WeSchool Mumbai & Bangalore
  22. ITM Business School, Bangalore
  23. TERI University, Delhi
  24. KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  25. Indira School of Business Studies, Pune
  26. Dr. DY Patil Institute of Management, Pune

Contact Details

National Testing Agency
C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre,
Website: https://cmat.nta.nic.in/

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