CMAT 2020 Eligibility: Qualification and criteria to appear for CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level computer-based management entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) India. The test is held once a year in the month of January. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. 
Candidates have to fulfill the following set of CMAT eligibility conditions to appear in the exam:
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  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • The candidate must possess a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline.
  • The candidate must have obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying Examination. 
  • Candidates in the Final year of their graduation (10+2 +3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2020-21 can also apply.
  • There is no age limit for applying in the CMAT entrance exam.
  • The CMAT notification will be out in the month of August/September. The registration will start from First Week of November 2019. The courses offered by various institutes accepting CMAT scores include:
  • PGDM-Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • MBA-Masters in Business Administration
  • PGCM-Post Graduate Course in Management
The popular colleges which accept the CMAT score are:
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Institute for Financial Management and Research, Sri City
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  • Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
  • VIT Business School, Vellore
  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
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CMAT is an important exam as its score is accepted by various prestigious national-level and state-level MBA institutes. Till 2015, CMAT was held twice in a year but from 2016, the practice was abolished as AICTE decided to hold the exam once a year on the third Sunday of January. For more details on the CMAT eligibility criteria you can log on to ntacmat.nic.in.
Note: Remember the CMAT 2020 entrance exam will most probably be conducted on Last week of January 2020. So check your eligibility before you apply and submit your online form.
Happy Preparation!