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.
The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE- Approved University / Departments/ Affiliated Colleges.
The courses offered by various institutes accepting CMAT scores include:
- The courses offered by various institutes accepting CMAT scores include:
- MBA-Masters in Business Administration
- PGCM-Post Graduate Course in Management
CMAT 2020 Important Dates (Tentative)
|Registration Start Date
||Last week of October, 2019
|Registration End Date
||3rd week of December, 2019
|Admit Card Download Date
||2nd week of January, 2020
|Date of CMAT 2020 Exam
||Last week of January, 2020
|Declaration of CMAT 2020 Result
||1st week of February, 2020
The CMAT exam is taken by around 50,000 candidates. Its importance is increasing with each passing year because of 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 (CAT)
|Purpose of test
||Qualifying test for admission to 150+ B-schools across India recognized by national and state governments as well as other private B-schools.
||All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
||Once in a year
|Annual Number of Test Takers
||Around 54389 in 2019
|Pattern of Test
|Number of Questions
||-1 for each wrong answer in MCQs
||Questions from Quant-DI, LR, Logical Comprehension and General Awareness
|Mode of Conduct
||Computer-based (Online test)
||Rs. 1400 for General/NC-OBC category
Rs. 700 for SC/ST/PD category
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.