CMAT Eligibility 2023: Qualification and criteria to appear for CMAT

CMAT eligibility criteria is released by NTA on the official site. Here, we have provided the details of the requirements for appearing in CMAT 2023.
CMAT 2023
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level computer-based management entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) India. Its score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.
CMAT 2023 will most likely be conducted in March / April 2023. Its registration date is out and will begin from February 13, 2023 to March 6, 2023.
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CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: General Requirements
Candidates have to fulfil the following set of CMAT exam eligibility conditions so as to appear for it:
  • The candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • The candidate should have a recognized Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • The candidate must have obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to the 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 2023-24 can also apply.
  • There are no age limits for appearing for the CMAT entrance exam.
CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Course-Specific Requirements
The following table displays the courses offered by CMAT-accepting institutes along with their particular eligibility conditions:
Eligibility Criteria
MBA, PGDM, or equivalent
Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university/ institute
Executive PGDM
Graduate in a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of atleast 3 years duration.
Minimum work experience of 5 years (managerial/ supervisory).
Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)
Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university
CMAT Reservation Criteria
For institutes owned or aided by Central or State government, the following reservation policy is applicable during admissions through CMAT:
Reserved Seats
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)
PwD (each category)
GEN-EWS Category
Recent changes for CMAT
  • NTA has increased the total number of centres from 109 to 153
  • In 2021, a new section was introduced in CMAT by NTA namely, ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship’. This section was optional in 2021 but is mandatory from 2022.
  • The fees for candidates for Males increased from Rs 1600 to Rs 2000, and for SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC-NCL/ Gen-EWS/ Third gender/ Female, it has raised Rs 700 to Rs 1000.
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Top CMAT-accepting Colleges
CMAT is an important exam as its score is accepted by thousands of management institutes. 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
Now you know about the CMAT exam eligibility, you can go ahead and apply for the upcoming session.
Finally, you must make sure to enter the examination hall with CMAT admit card for which you have to apply on the official website. Once you have filled up CMAT 2023 application form, you will receive the admit card. Along with the CMAT admit card, you are supposed to take their ID cards with them to the examination center.
For more details about the exam, you can checkout
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FAQs about CMAT Eligibility 2023
1. Can 12th pass apply for CMAT?
No, the candidate must be a graduate or be in the final year of graduation in order to be eligible for CMAT.
2. How many times CMAT can be given?
There is no lifetime limits on CMAT, but in one year it can only be taken once.
3. Is CMAT required for MBA?
Apart from CMAT, there are also other entrance tests like CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, etc. that can be used for MBA admissions.
4. What can I do after CMAT result?
After the CMAT result, you can apply at the B-schools as per their expected cut-offs. Accordingly, you will be called for further admission rounds like group discussion, written ability test, extempore, personal interview, etc.
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