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CMAT

Common Management Admission Test

Overview

Common Management Admission Test is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). Every year this National Level entrance Exam – CMAT was conducted to provide admission to various management programs. CMAT scores are accepted by All AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) Approved University Departments/ Affiliated Colleges/Institutions/Constituent Colleges.

CMAT Exam Highlights:

Features  Details 
Exam Name CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)
Conducting Body NTA (National Testing Agency)
Exam Level National Level Exams
Exam Frequency Once in a Year
Language English Language
Course Offered MBA/PGDM
Exam Helpdesk No. 0120-6895200

Eligibility

  • You must have cleared class 10th and 12th from any recognized board
  • You must have done graduation from any recognized university or institute.
  • If you are in the final year of your graduation then also you are eligible to apply for CMAT 2022 exam.
  • You must be an authorized citizen of India

Check the course wise eligibility criteria offered under CMAT examination:-

Courses Eligibility Criteria
MBA/PGDM You must have cleared graduation with minimum 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for reserved category candidates)
Executive PGDM You must have cleared graduation in any stream with minimum 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for Reserved category candidates) and also must have an average work experience of five years in supervisory
Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM) You must have cleared graduation with minimum 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for reserved category candidates).

Syllabus

CMAT Syllabus is comprise of five sections which is –

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Given below the detailed syllabus for the above-mentioned sections:-

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation Language Comprehension
Tabulation Reading Comprehension
Mean, Mode, Median English Usage Errors
Geometry Synonyms
Pipes and Cisterns English Grammar
Simple Interest and Compound Interest Paragraph Completion
Time-Speed-Distance Antonyms
Probability Jumbled Para
Allegation & Mixtures One-Word Substitution
Profit and Loss Verbal Ability
Permutations & Combinations Sentence Correction
Percentages Idioms
Work and Time Phrases
In-equations General Awareness
Quadratic and linear equations Literature
Mensuration Trade Awareness
Algebra Geography
Line Graph  Indian Constitution
Number System Politics
Ratio and Proportion History
Binomial Theorem Current Affairs of National and International Economy
Pie Chart, Bar Chart Economics
Logical Reasoning Culture
Analytical Reasoning Personalities in News
Analogy Test Sports News
Direction and Distance Test Science in Everyday Life
Linear Arrangements Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Blood Relationship Tests Concepts of Entrepreneurship
Ranking Tests Overview of Entrepreneurship
Statements and Arguments Evolution of Entrepreneurship in India
Coding and Decoding Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development
Statements Assumptions Theories and Models of Entrepreneurship
Sequencing Framework of Entrepreneurship Theories
Inferences Models of Entrepreneurship
Statements and Conclusion Emerging Models of Corporate Entrepreneurship
Matrix Arrangements Dimensions of Entrepreneurship
Non-Verbal Reasoning Entrepreneurial Society
Symbol Based Problems Entrepreneurial Culture
Number Series Rural Entrepreneurship
Cause and Effects Women Entrepreneurship
Venn Diagram Emerging Trends in Social Entrepreneurship
  Principles of Business Organization
  Motivation, Communication and Leadership

Exam Pattern

CMAT Examination is divided into four sections namely – 

  • Quantitative & Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • General Awareness 

Given below is the CMAT exam pattern:-

Sections Quantitative, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Techniques and Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (New)
Duration of exam Total 3 hours along with 30 minutes for new section (Optional paper)
Total number of questions 100 Questions + 25 Questions for new section 
Section-wise number of questions Quantitative – 25 Questions
Logical Reasoning – 25 Questions
Language Comprehension – 25 Questions
Techniques and Data Interpretation – 25 Questions
General Awareness – 25 Questions
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (New) - 25 Questions
Total marks 100 Marks (total weightage of each section)
Language of question paper English Language
Type of questions MCQs
Marking Scheme You will get +4 marks for every correct answer
1 mark will deducted for every wrong answer in MCQs

Exam Paper

Given below the list of best books for the CMAT preparation along with the Author Name/Publisher name:-

Best Books for CMAT: Quantitative Aptitude

Books for CMAT Author Name/Publisher
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission Into IIMs Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant)
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education)
NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10 NCERT
Quantitative Aptitude Dr RS Aggarwal

 

Best Books for CMAT: Logical Reasoning:

Books for CMAT Author Name/Publisher
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)

 

Best Books for CMAT: Language Comprehension:

Books for CMAT Author Name/Publisher
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT  Nishit K Sinha
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Dr R S Aggarwal
Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations TIME

 

Best Books for CMAT: General Awareness

Newspapers and Journals
The Hindu Financial Express
Economic Times The Financial Times
Wall Street Journal Hindu Business Line
Business Today Business World
Management Compass Career Launcher Competition Success Review

Exam Important Date

You can check below CMAT Tentative important dates:-

Events Dates (Announced)
Starting of online registration 16th February 2022
Last date to register 17th March 2022
Last date of fee payment online 18th March 2022
Online Correction in the particulars 19th – 21st March 2022
Exam city allotment 30th March 2022
Availability of Admit Card 6th April 2022
CMAT 2022 Exam 9th April 2022
Release of answer key 19th April 2022
Answer key objection window 19th – 21st April 2022
Declaration of result 29th April 2022

Exam Application Process

How to Register for CMAT Exam?

You can register easily for the CMAT exam through given below steps:-

  • Firstly go to the official website
  • Click on the “New Registration” tab
  • Candidates will be redirected to a new page
  • Now the registration form will appear, fill in all the details in the given space
  • Now pay the application fees
  • After completing the form recheck all the details and click on submit
  • After the submitting the registration form, an registration number will appear with the password

 

CMAT Application Fee:

Category Application Fee (in Rs.)
For Boys For Girls
General Category candidates Rs. 2000/- Rs. 1000/-
EWS/ OBC- NCL/ SC/ ST/ PWD Category candidates Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1000/-
Transgender candidates Rs. 1000/-

 

How to pay CMAT Application Fee?

  • CMAT Registration Fee can be paid via online mode using debit card/credit card /net banking / UPI/PayTM /CANARA/ ICI Bank (from 11: 50 p.m. till bank hours).

 

 

CMAT Cut Off :

Section Expected Sectional Cut Off of CMAT 2021 (Tentative)
General Awareness 55
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 50
Language Comprehension 45
Logical Reasoning 40

Exam Center

CMAT examination was conducted at numerous exam centers located in 156 cities in India. You have to choose at least four exam center preferences during the registration:-

State City State City
Andhra Pradesh Guntur Uttar Pradesh Agra
Kurnool Aligarh
Nellore Allahabad/Prayagraj
Rajahmundry Ambedkar Nagar
Tirupathi Azamgarh
Vijayawada Ballia
Visakhapatnam Banda
Arunachal Pradesh Ita Nagar/Naharlagun Barabanki
Assam Dibrugarh Bareilly
Guwahati Basti
Bihar Bhagalpur Bijnor
Darbhanga Bulandshahr
Gaya Chandauli
Muzaffarpur Deoria
Patna Etawah
Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh/Mohali Faizabad
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar/Durg Firozabad
Raipur Ghaziabad
Delhi Delhi Ghazipur
Goa Panaji Gorakhpur
Gujarat Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar Jalaun (Orai)
Anand Jaunpur
Bhavnagar Jhansi
Bhuj Kanpur
Himatnagar Kushinagar
Jamnagar Lakhimpur Kheri
Mehsana Lucknow
Rajkot Mathura
Surat Mau
Vadodara Meerut
Valsad/Vapi Mirzapur
Haryana Ambala Moradabad
Faridabad Muzaffarnagar
Gurugram Noida/G Noida
Hissar Pratapgarh
Punjab Amritsar Raebareili
Bhatinda Saharanpur
Ludhiana Shahjanpur
Patiala/Fatehgarh Sahib Sonbhadra
Rajasthan Jaipur Sultanpur
Jodhpur Varanasi
Kota Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Sikar Hamirpur
Udaipur Shimla
Tamil Nadu Chennai Solan
Coimbatore Jammu Jammu
Madurai Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar
Tiruchirappalli Jharkhand Dhanbad
Tirunelveli Jamshedpur
Telangana Hyderabad Ranchi
Karimnagar Karnataka Belagavi (Belgaum)
Warangal Bengaluru
Tripura Agartala Dharwad/Hubballi (Hubli)
Uttarakhand Dehradun Gulbarga
Haldwani Mangaluru (Mangalore)
Roorkee Mysuru (Mysore)
West Bengal Kolkata Udupi/Manipal
Siliguri Kerala Ernakulam
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair Kottayam
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Kozhikode
Gwalior Thiruvananthapuram
Indore Thrissur
Jabalpur Ladakh Leh
Sagar Lakshwadeep Kavaratti
Maharashtra Ahmednagar Manipur Imphal
Amravati Meghalaya Shillong
Aurangabad Mizoram Aizawl
Dhule Nagaland Dimapur
Kolhapur Kohima
Mumbai/Navi Mumbai Odisha Balasore (Baleswar)
Nagpur Berhampur-Ganjam
Nanded Bhawanipatna/Kalahandi
Nashik Bhubaneswar
Pune Jeypore/Koraput
Solapur Sambalpur
Thane Puducherry Puducherry

FAQ

Ques. Who will be the conducting CMAT paper?
Ans.
National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to conduct CMAT paper.

 

Ques. Can I submit my CMAT exam registration form through offline mode?
Ans.
CMAT exam Registration Fee can be paid via online mode using debit card/credit card /net banking / UPI/PayTM /CANARA/ ICI Bank (from 11: 50 p.m. till bank hours).

 

Ques. In which languages does the CMAT exam conducted?
Ans.
The CMAT exam was conducted in English language only.


Ques. Is there any age limit for registration in CMAT exam?
Ans.
There is no age limit for registration in CMAT exam.

 

Ques. Is there any negative marking in CMAT exam?
Ans.
 Negative marking scheme for the CMAT exam is given below:-

  • 1 mark will deducted for every wrong answer in MCQs

 

Ques. What is the new section that has been added this year in CMAT  exam?
Ans.
The new section that has been added this year in CMAT paper is Innovation and Entrepreneurship and it is an optional section in the paper for which you will get 30 minutes extra along with 3 hours (total time) in the exam.

 

Ques. What is the CMAT registration fee for general category candidates?
Ans.
The CMAT registration fee for general category candidates is:-

For Boys For Girls
Rs. 2000/- Rs. 1000/-

Ques. In how many cities does CMAT test or exam centers are located?
Ans.
CMAT test or exam centers are located in 156 cities in India. 

Ques. What is the eligibility criterion to apply for CMAT  exam?
Ans.
The eligibility criterion to apply for CMAT exam is given below:-

  • You must have cleared class 10th and 12th from any recognized board
  • You must have done graduation from any recognized university or institute.
  • If you are in the final year of your graduation then also you are eligible to apply for CMAT 2022 exam.
  • You must be an authorized citizen of India
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