CMAT 2021 Notification: Important dates and requisite information

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that the CMAT 2021 exam has been postponed. As per the revised CMAT 2021 schedule, the entrance test is expected to be conducted in the last week of March 2021 or early April 2021 in a computer-based test mode. However, the registration dates have also extended. Thus, read the article to know more about the changes in the important dates.
Every year, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducts Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), a national level entrance examination as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It is a three-hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session and the candidate has to fill the application form by visiting the official website. The candidate's ability is evaluated across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
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The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE- Approved University / Departments/ Affiliated Colleges.
The courses offered by various institutes accepting CMAT scores include:
  • MBA-Masters in Business Administration
  • PGCM-Post Graduate Course in Management
CMAT 2021 Important Dates
CMAT 2021 Exam Details CMAT 2021 Dates
CMAT Registration Start Date 23rd December, 2020
Last date to apply for CMAT 2021 Exam Registration 25th February, 2021
Last Date of Successful Final Transaction of Fee 02nd March, 2021
Start date to download CMAT 2021 Admit Card To be notified
Last date to download CMAT 2021 Admit Card To be notified
Date of CMAT 2021 Exam To be notified
Declaration of CMAT 2021 Result To be announced
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  • Candidates who have not applied for CMAT 2021 yet can apply now through the additional registration window.
  • Candidates who had earlier applied for the entrance can now opt for ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship’ by editing their respective applications during the correction window, which will be available after the closure of fresh registration.
  • The CMAT exam is taken by around 50,000 candidates. Its importance is increasing with each passing year because of the growing number of CAT aspirants and cut-throat competition for B-school admissions.
A quick overview of important facts about CMAT:
Name of test Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
CMAT 2021 Exam Conducting Body All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Number of MBA colleges under CMAT 2021 1000+
Exam type National level
Periodicity Once in a year
Score/Percentile Validity One Year
Annual Number of Test Takers Around 50,000 in 2020
Pattern of Test MCQs
Number of Questions 100 + 25 (optional)
Test Duration 3 hours + 30 minutes (optional)
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer in MCQs
Syllabus Questions from Quant-DI, LR, Logical Comprehension and General Awareness + Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional paper for students opting for the subject)
Mode of Conduct Computer-based (Online test)
Application Fees Exam Application Fee for Boys – Rs. 2000/-
Application Fee for Girls – Rs. 1000/-
Application Fee for EWS/OBC-NCL – Rs. 1000/-
Application Fee for SC/ST/PwD – Rs. 1000/-
Official Website https://cmat.nta.nic.in/
Now you have an idea about when the CMAT exam is conducted and when the CMAT notification is released. So you can plan your preparation in advance and perform to your level best in the final battle.
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