CMAT 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and Result

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 examCMAT
Full formCommon Management Admission Test
Conducting BodyNTA (National Testing Agency)
Level of examNational level
Frequency of examOnce a year
Language of paperEnglish
Courses offeredMBA/PGDM
No. of test cities124
Examination modeOnline
Application modeOnline

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 registrationFebruary 2024
CMAT 2024 Registration Last dateMarch 2024
Last date for fee submissionMarch 2024
Availability of admit cardMay 2024
CMAT Exam date 2024May 2024
Release of answer keyMay 2024
Announcement of resultMay 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.

CategoryApplication fee
Male candidates from the General/EWS/OBC-NCL categoryRs 2000/-
Female candidates from the General/EWS/OBC-NCL categoryRs 1000/-
All candidates from SC/ST/PwDRs 1000/-
Transgender applicantsRs 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 examOnline (computer-based test)
Type of examMultiple choice type (MCQs)
Duration of exam3 hours
Number of sections5 sections
Total number of questions100 (20 questions in each section)
Exam duration3 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.

SectionsTotal number of questionsTotal number of marks
General Awareness2080
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation2080
Innovation & Entrepreneurship2080
Logical Reasoning2080
Language comprehension2080

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 InterpretationTime and Distance, Speed, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Profit, Bar Graphs, Tables, Line Charts, Pie Chart, Venn Diagrams, etc
Language ComprehensionPassages, Reading comprehension, Jumbled Paragraphs, Sentence Correction, etc.
Logical ReasoningLogical 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 EntrepreneurshipBudget 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 AwarenessPersonalities 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]

Registered office:

Department of Higher Education

Ministry of Human Resource Development

West Block – 1, Wing No. 6, 2nd Floor, R K Puram, New Delhi – 110016


What is the eligibility for CMAT?

The applicant should hold a graduation degree or equivalent degree from a recognized university.

Is CMAT difficult to crack?

In terms of the level of difficulty, the CMAT exam level is moderate.

What is a good score for CMAT 2024?

A score between 281 to 340 can be considered a good score on CMAT.

What is the CMAT exam mode?

The exam will be held in online mode.

Is there any limit on the number of attempts for CMAT?

Candidates are allowed to appear in the exam in the consequent academic sessions any number of times.

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