Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance exam held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to evaluate students for admission to MBA, PGDM and other management courses recognized by AICTE. The exam was first held in 2012, to reduce the need to give numerous national and state-level management entrances. The exam is accepted by a number of decent colleges but on the downside, many top B-Schools still prefer CAT Scores over CMAT.
CMAT 2023 is likely to be held in March/April, and the result will be out by May 2023.
CMAT is a 3-hour online test with 100 objective-type questions of 4 marks each. 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. The medium of the paper is English only and separate sectional scores are also provided in the scorecard for these sections: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. From 2021, a new section, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, has been introduced.
Steps to check your CMAT Result
You can check your CMAT- 2023 result by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Click on the ‘CMAT Result’ button given below :
Step 2: Choose whether you want to login through date of birth or password
Step 3: Fill in the required details
Step 4: Access your CMAT scorecard
Step 5: Download or print it for future reference
There are no set criteria for selection set by AICTE. Candidates have to apply to the respective colleges before giving the CMAT. They are then shortlisted on the basis of their CMAT Result and invited to take part in further rounds of GD, Essay Writing and PI which vary from college to college. Institutes vary in their selection procedure and the weightage they give to GD/ PI rounds. Cut-off also vary widely with top colleges like JBIMS and SIMSREE generally requiring percentiles above 99.95 in CMAT to get in. You can know more about admission details on the website of individual B-Schools.
What to do post your CMAT Result?
- Get your academic documents that you might need for your Interview stage in order. Do not leave this till the last minute.
- Keep a track on the college applications you’ve already submitted while you wait to get individual cut offs. Generally top colleges need between 75 to 99 percentile.
- Check individual selection and counseling processed of different B-schools accepting CMAT.
- Prepare for the next stage of selection which may include group discussion, personal interview, writing ability test etc according to the different B-school requirements.