CMAT Notification 2025: Important dates and requisite information

CMAT notification and exam date 2025 have not been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). In this article, you will learn the timeline for CMAT important dates 2025 and related information.
CMAT 2025
Every year, National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), a national-level entrance examination as per the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It is a three-hour computer-based objective test and the candidate has to fill out the application form by visiting the official website. The candidate's ability is evaluated in various respects including their decision-making, time management, problem-solving, deductive skills, and general awareness.
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CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE- Approved universities/departments/affiliated colleges, that offer MBA (Masters in Business Administration)/ PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)/ other equivalent programmes. Several thousands of management aspirants appear for CMAT annually.
CMAT Important Dates 2025
According to the latest notification, following are the important dates for the upcoming exam:
Exam Details Dates 2025 (Tentative)
CMAT Registration Start Date March 2025
Last date to apply for CMAT Registration April 2025 (up to 9:50 PM)
Last Date of Successful Final Transaction of Fee April 2025 (up to 11:50 PM)
Corrections in online Application Form April 2025
CMAT 2025 Admit Card Release date To be notified
CMAT Exam Date 2025 May 2025
CMAT 2025 Answer key May 2025
Declaration of CMAT 2025 Result June
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Overview of CMAT 2025
The following table shows all the key information related to CMAT 2025:
Name of test Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
CMAT 2025 Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Number of MBA colleges under CMAT 2025 1000+
Exam type National level
Periodicity Once in a year
Score/Percentile Validity One Year
Annual Number of Test Takers Around 60,000
Pattern of Test MCQs
Number of Questions 100
Test Duration 3 hours
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer in MCQs
Syllabus Quant-DI, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Mode of Conduct Computer-based
Application Fees Exam Application Fee for Boys – Rs. 2000/-
Application Fee for Girls – Rs. 1000/-
Application Fee for OBC-NCL/ SC/ ST/ Gen-EWS/ PwD/ Third gender – Rs. 1000/-
Official Website https://cmat.nta.nic.in/
Other Facts about CMAT
  • Candidates can apply for the examination through this website: cmat.nta.nic.in.
  • The demand for CMAT is increasing with each passing year, because of the growing number of CAT aspirants and cut-throat competition for B-school admissions.
  • Admission to India’s best management colleges on the basis of CMAT 2025 would be on the basis of Cut Off for which the notification will be updated on the official website.
  • From 2021, a new section was added to the examination, namely, Innovation & Entrepreneurship apart from other sections (Quant, Verbal, Logical, & G.K).
  • It is necessary for a candidate to carry all the required documents to the CMAT examination centre.
Now you have an idea about the CMAT important dates! So you can plan your preparation in advance and perform your level best in the final battle.
Happy Preparation!
FAQs about CMAT 2025
1. Is CMAT exam tough?
No, CMAT is generally moderate in difficulty level. It is much easier to tackle than CAT, XAT, and similar other entrance tests.
2. What is a good score in CMAT?
Since most reputed B-schools set the CMAT cut-off at 95 percentile and above, you should aim for achieving 98-99 percentile.
3. Are 2 months enough for CMAT preparation?
Yes, you can prepare for CMAT in 2 months! All you need to do is strengthen your conceptual clarity and work on your accuracy and speed-solving skills.
4. How many times is CMAT held in a year?
CMAT is conducted once a year.
5. Who is eligible for CMAT exam?
The candidate must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university/college, to be eligible for CMAT. Final year students can also take the exam.
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