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About CMAT 2018 Notification

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. CMAT 2018 will be conducted in the last week of January, 2018.

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The courses offered by various institutes accepting CMAT scores include:
  • PGDM-Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • MBA-Masters in Business Administration
  • PGCM-Post Graduate Course in Management
Important Dates: (Tentative)
Event Dates
Registration Start Date October 2017
Registration End Date December 2017
Admit Card Download Date January 2018
Date of CMAT 2018 Exam January 2018
Declaration of CMAT 2018 Result February 2018
CMAT 2018 Pattern

The online test will have the following four sections, to be attempted in 180 minutes:

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400
Eligibility Criteria:
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT Exam.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before the commencement of the academic year 2018-2019 can also apply for the same.
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Registration Process:
Step 1: Online Registration

To register online, log on to http://www.aicte-cmat.in. You would need the following while registering for the exam:

  • A valid e-mail ID which you will be using at least for the next six months. All communication will be done on this e-mail ID which you will enter while registering for CMAT exam.
  • A valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number.
  • You need to upload your scanned photo while registering of size 140 x 160 (less than 60Kb)
  • You need to upload your scanned signature. The size of this signature file should be 60 x 90 (less than 30Kb).
  • A valid Credit/ Debit card in case you want to pay online.
  • A Printer connected to your system as you will have to print 3 copies of Challlan in case you are planning to pay by cash at the bank.
Step 2: Payment

Payment for your online form can be made in 2 ways:

1) You can select online payment mode and then pay using Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking.

2) Cash Payment in any of the designated SBI bank branch. On selecting this option, you will see a challan on your screen with your details already filled in it. Take three print outs of this challan, fill in the details and submit it to your nearest SBI bank branch with cash on the next day. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your challan generation.

Step 3: Completing the registration

Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation via E-mail and SMS. Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of registration process which would require you to fill in your educational and work experience details.

Step 4: Download the Admit Card

You can download your admit card from the official CMAT website from January 2018 onwards.

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