The National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible for organizing the CMAT exam annually. It is a national-level business management test for admission to MBA & PGDM courses. The exam is held in online mode in two different shifts.
CMAT is a speed-based test organized to analyze the candidate’s quantitative aptitude skills, data interpretation skills, verbal ability, logical reasoning, English language comprehension, and general knowledge.
It is expected that CMAT 2024 will be held in April 2024. Through CMAT Scores, candidates will get admission to various MBA/PGDM institutes approved by AICTE. Interested and eligible candidates must submit their CMAT Application form on or before the due date.
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CMAT 2024 Highlights
|Name of exam||CMAT|
|Full form||Common Management Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||NTA (National Testing Agency)|
|Level of exam||National level|
|Frequency of exam||Once a year|
|Language of paper||English|
|No. of test cities||124|
CMAT 2024 Important Dates
The exact schedule has not been announced yet. Candidates can check the tentative dates related CMAT exam from the table below.
|Commencement of online registration||February 2024|
|CMAT 2024 Registration Last date||March 2024|
|Last date for fee submission||March 2024|
|Availability of admit card||May 2024|
|CMAT Exam date 2024||May 2024|
|Release of answer key||May 2024|
|Announcement of result||May 2024|
CMAT Eligibility Criteria
Interested candidates must check the CMAT eligibility criteria 2024 before applying for the exam.
Candidates should have done graduation or an equivalent degree from a recognized university.
Applicants pursuing the final year of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.
There is no prescribed age bar for appearing in CMAT.
CMAT Application Form 2024
To appear in the CMAT exam, candidates must complete the CMAT online registration and submit the application form before the due date.
NTA will organize the CMAT application process through online mode only. Candidates should visit the official website of CMAT and register for the exam by providing their email id and phone number.
Once the registration is over, a registration number and password will be sent to the candidate’s registered email account. By using these details, candidates will be able to access the CMAT application form.
Candidates need to complete the application form by entering their personal details, academic qualification, work experience (if any), and other details. They have to select the exam centre and test cities for the exam.
Candidates should upload the required documents as per the given parameters.
Review the details before final submission. Candidates have to pay the necessary application fee to complete the application process.
Take the printout of the duly filed application form for further use.
CMAT Application Fee
The payment of the fee can be made online via SBI/HDFC banking services such as credit card/credit card, net banking etc. Candidates can check the category-wise CMAT fee below.
|Male candidates from the General/EWS/OBC-NCL category||Rs 2000/-|
|Female candidates from the General/EWS/OBC-NCL category||Rs 1000/-|
|All candidates from SC/ST/PwD||Rs 1000/-|
|Transgender applicants||Rs 1000/-|
CMAT Exam Pattern
The candidates should check the examination pattern for CMAT Exam 2024 before starting their preparations. The details regarding CMAT Exam Pattern are given below.
|Mode of exam||Online (computer-based test)|
|Type of exam||Multiple choice type (MCQs)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
|Number of sections||5 sections|
|Total number of questions||100 (20 questions in each section)|
|Exam duration||3 hours|
|Marking scheme||+4 for each correct answer -1 for each wrong response|
Section-wise distribution of questions with marks is given in the below section.
|Sections||Total number of questions||Total number of marks|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||20||80|
|Innovation & Entrepreneurship||20||80|
CMAT 2024 Syllabus
There is no predefined syllabus for CMAT. The syllabus is almost similar to other MBA or business management competitive exams. The exam will comprise five sections namely Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and General Knowledge.
Candidates are advised to make an effective strategy to prepare for all the topics of CMAT 2024. Some important topics from CMAT Syllabus are listed below.
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||Time and Distance, Speed, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Profit, Bar Graphs, Tables, Line Charts, Pie Chart, Venn Diagrams, etc|
|Language Comprehension||Passages, Reading comprehension, Jumbled Paragraphs, Sentence Correction, etc.|
|Logical Reasoning||Logical Sequence, Direction sense, Puzzles, Data Structure, Number and Letter Series, Blood Relations, Binary Logic, Clocks and Calendars, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Coding-Decoding, etc.|
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship||Budget and Economic Survey, Important Events, Business and Corporate affairs, policies related to entrepreneurship and Business Promotion, New Investment and schemes, General Economy, and Current Affairs, Startups Ecosystem, Banking Regulation and Reforms, Internationals Organizations,|
|General Awareness||Personalities in News, Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Indian Constitution, Trade Awareness, Sports News, Politics, History, Culture, Economics, Geography, Sports Science in everyday life.|
CMAT Admit Card 2024
The authority will release the CMAT Admit card online on its official website most likely in May 2024. To download the admit card, candidates need to provide their login details. Admit card is an important document to carry at the examination centre on exam day.
The admit card will include details like the candidate’s name, roll number, date & time of exam, examination venue, and other instructions related to the exam. Candidates without a valid card will not be allowed to appear in the exam.
CMAT Answer key
The CMAT answer key will be displayed online mode on the official website after a few days of the exam date. With the help of answer key candidates can calculate their estimated CMAT score. In case of issues with the provisional answer key, candidates will be allowed to raise objections against it.
Candidates can challenge the answer key by paying Rs 1000/- per question as an objection fee. CMAT result and final answer key will be prepared after scrutinizing the objections received.
CMAT Result 2024
The NTA will release the CMAT 2024 results along with the scorecard most likely in May 2024. The candidates who appeared in the exam will be able to download CMAT Results by using their login details. Candidates should take the printout of their CMAT scorecard for future reference.
Based on the candidate’s marks achieved in the entrance exam, a merit list will be prepared by the authority. Candidates will be called for further admission process based on CMAT All India merit list.
CMAT Admission Process
After the announcement of the result, a group discussion and personal interview round will be held by many B-Schools to select candidates for MBA/PGDM courses. Each college will organize its separate admission process as per its academic cycle.
The admission process of CMAT for MBA courses will include phases like shortlisting of students based on CMAT score, Group Discussion & Personal Interview rounds, and Final selection for MBA admission
CMAT Counselling 2024
After the announcement of the merit list, the authority will commence the counselling process through online mode only. Candidates will have to attend the counselling as per their CMAT merit rank. At the time of counselling, candidates need to bring all the important documents with them for the document verification process.
Seats will be allotted based on the candidate’s CMAT score, filled choice of course and institute, and availability of seats. After the seat allotment, candidates have to pay the prescribed admission fee to confirm their seats.
CMAT Contact Details
National Testing Agency (NTA)
C-20 1A/8, Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre,
Telephone Number: 0120-6895200
Email ID: [email protected]
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
West Block – 1, Wing No. 6, 2nd Floor, R K Puram, New Delhi – 110016
The applicant should hold a graduation degree or equivalent degree from a recognized university.
In terms of the level of difficulty, the CMAT exam level is moderate.
A score between 281 to 340 can be considered a good score on CMAT.
The exam will be held in online mode.
Candidates are allowed to appear in the exam in the consequent academic sessions any number of times.
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