CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency on January 24, 2021 for MBA admission 2021-23 in 1000 AICTE approved MBA/PGDM colleges.
CMAT 2021 will be a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session.
CMAT Test Paper evaluates a candidate’s ability in
- Quantitative Technique
- Logical Reasoning
- Language Comprehension
- General Awareness
areas. CMAT score will be accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, PUMBA among others.
What is CMAT?
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a government organized computer based national level MBA entrance examination for entry into 1000 AICTE approved management programmes (MBA/PGDM) all over India.
Till 2018, CMAT was conducted by AICTE, now the Test is conducted by the National Testing Authority (NTA) constituted by Government of India.
More than 70,000 candidates apply for CMAT every year. Last year 63,297 candidates appeared in CMAT exam and all had qualified. CMAT offers unique opportunity to all the test takers as none of them is disqualified in its result.
CMAT 2021 exam will be held on January 24 from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM in 109 cities and 245 test centres all over India as online computer based test.
CMAT Exam pattern will have 100 questions equally divided into 4 sections of 25 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in each section. Read this comprehensive article, prepared by MBA Exam experts, to know more about Key Facts like CMAT eligibility, registration process, exam pattern & syllabus, Admit Card Download process, how to prepare for CMAT exam, CMAT score accepting colleges, cut offs in various MBA colleges among other key details.
CMAT Exam Highlights
CMAT 2021 exam offers MBA admission opportunity in more than 1000 MBA colleges in India and among them are some of the prominent management institutes. It is an important but an easier MBA entrance exam. Following are the key Exam highlights and other important details:
|Exam Conducting Body||National testing Agency (NTA) Website|
|Number of MBA colleges under the Exam||1000+|
|Exam Date||January 24, 2021|
|Exam Slot||9.30AM to 12.30PM|
|Mode of CMAT Entrance exam 2021||Online Computer Based Test|
|CMAT exam full form||Common Management Admission Test|
|Score Validity for MBA Admission||2021-2022 academic session|
|Total Questions in Exam||100|
|Sectional Division of Questions||4 Sections with 25 Questions in Each Section|
|Exam details section wise||Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness|
|Exam Difficulty Level||Easy to Moderate|
|Maximum Score||400 Marks for 100 questions|
|Negative Marking||- 1 mark for each wrong answer|
|Required Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges||90+|
|Importance of Taking the exam||Top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, GIM Goa, PUMBA, among others accept CMAT exam score|
|Exam Application Fee for Boys||Rs.1600/-|
|Application Fee for Girls||Rs.1000/-|
|Application Fee for EWS/OBC-NCL||Rs.1000/-|
|Application Fee for SC/ST/PwD||Rs.800/-|
Important Dates CMAT 2021:
The CMAT 2021 important dates, exam Schedule, eligibility, start and last date to apply, last date to download admit card and other exam details are as under:
|Exam Activity||Important Dates||Remarks|
|Exam Registration starts||November 01, 2020||Online Process|
|Last date to apply||December 10, 2020||Online submission of Application form closed|
|Admit Card Download start date||December 24, 2020||No Hard copy will be sent|
|Last date to download CMAT 2021 Admit card||January 24, 2021||Download Admit Card latest by the exam date|
|CMAT Exam Date||January 24, 2021||May change|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours||From 9.30AM to 12.30 PM|
|Result Date||February 5, 2021||Score card download starts in afternoon|
CMAT Test Pattern: Duration, Sectional composition & Scoring pattern
- CMAT test paper has a time duration of 3 hours with 100 objective type questions in MCQs form.
- Question difficulty level is easy to moderate
- Exam is divided in 4 sections with 25 questions in each section. The sections are Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language
- Comprehension and General Awareness
- Each correct answer is awarded +4 Mark
- Each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -1 mark
- No Individual Time limit to attempt question paper. Candidates can attempt any question from any section within the overall time limit of 3 hours.
- Merit Score and percentile is calculated on the basis of all the 4 sections.
- CMAT score card displays Actual score obtained out of 400 Marks, Sectional score obtained and the sectional and overall percentile obtained in the Exam
|CMAT Exam Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks Section-wise|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100|
CMAT 2021 Syllabus: At par with other MBA entrance exams
The exam Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other national level MBA entrance exams. Past question papers and the exam pattern reveal that CMAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the exam, although the syllabus topics are same.
The syllabus is based on past exam pattern and types of questions that appear in the exam. The best way to get hands-on feel and practice on question topics covered in CMAT syllabus, is to go through the previous exam papers and attempt CMAT Mock tests.
MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Exam
The list of CMAT exam accepting colleges is released by AICTE as well as National Testing Agency. There are around 1000 MBA/PGDM colleges who accept the CMAT exam score for admission. Below are some of the best MBA colleges accepting CMAT exam score in India and in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad
|Institute Name & Location||CMAT Cut off Percentile Score|
|K J Somaiya Mumbai||85-90|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai/Gurgaon||85-90|
|BIMTECH Greater Noida||75-80|
MBA Colleges in Delhi Accepting CMAT
|Institute Name & Location||CMAT Cut off percentile Score|
|School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon||80-85|
|Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi||80-85|
|New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi||80-85|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida||80-85|
|O P Jindal University, Sonepat (Delhi NCR)||75-80|
|VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi||75-80|
|Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi||70-75|
|Delhi School of Business (DSB) New Delhi||70-75|
|J K Business School Gurgaon||65-70|
MBA Colleges in Mumbai Accepting CMAT
|Institute Name & Location||CMAT Cut Off Percentile score|
|Prin. L. N. Welingkar WE School Mumbai||80-85|
|SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai||80-85|
|ITM Group of Institutions||70-75|
|SDA Bocconi Mumbai||70-75|
|IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai||70-75|
|Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai||65-70|
|Guru Nanak GNMIMS Mumbai||65-70|
|Bharati Vidyapeeth`s BVIMSR Mumbai||60-65|
MBA Colleges in Bangalore Accepting CMAT
|Institute Name & Location||CMAT Cut off percentile score|
|Christ University Bengaluru||80-85|
|Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore||75-80|
|AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore||70-75|
|Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Bangalore||70-75|
|PES University, Bangalore||70-75|
|M S Ramaiah MSRIM Bangalore||70-75|
|Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS) Bangalore||65-70|
|St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore||65-70|
MBA Colleges in Pune Accepting CMAT
|Institute Name & Location||CMAT Cut off percentile Score|
|Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune||80-85|
|International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune||80-85|
|FLAME University School of Business (FLAME) Pune||75-80|
|National Insurance Academy (NIA) Pune||75-80|
|National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune||75-80|
|Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB) Pune||75-80|
|MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) Pune||70-75|
|International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS) Pune||70-75|
|Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune||65-70|
|Suryadatta Institutes of Management Pune||65-70|
MBA Colleges in Hyderabad Accepting CMAT
|Institute Name & Location||CMAT 2020 Cut off percentile score|
|IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School||75-80|
|IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise||75-80|
|Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad||75-80|
|GITAM Hyderabad Business School (GHBS)||70-75|
|Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) Secunderabad||70-75|
|Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management Hyderabad||70-75|
|Gitam School of International Business (GSIB) Visakhapatnam||65-70|
|ICBM-School of Business Excellence (ICBM SBE) Hyderabad||60-65|
CMAT 2021 Registration Dates
CMAT 2021 Registration date and the CMAT Application form date are the same. However, there is a difference between the CMAT 2021 registration last date and the CMAT Application Form 2021 Last Date as the CMAT 2021 application form submission will be treated as successful only after making the payment of CMAT Application Form Fees 2021.
After the CMAT Registration 2021 Last Date is over, NTA allows a grace period of one day to pay the CMAT Registration fee or the CMAT Application Form Fees 2021 which is same. CMAT Registration dates are shared below:
|CMAT 2021 Registration Activity||CMAT 2021 Registration Dates|
|CMAT Registration start date||November 1, 2020|
|CMAT Registration 2021 Last date||December 10, 2020 till 11.50 PM|
|CMAT Registration Last date to Pay CMAT Application Fee||December 11, 2020|
|CMAT Registration Fee 2021 (General category)||Rs.1600/-|
|CMAT Registration Fee 2021 for Reserved Category||Rs. 800/-|
|CMAT Exam Date 2021||January 24, 2021|
How to Fill CMAT 2021 Application Form
- CMAT Application form filling procedure and CMAT online registration 2021 process is shared below. However, it may be noted that the candidates have to complete the CMAT online registration 2021 before proceeding for CMAT application step wise form filling procedure.
- Register online on the NTA-CMAT 2021 Test website (expected to commence from November 1 onwards) with basic details.
- After completing the CMAT online registration 2021 and submitting the CMAT registration form, you will get the CMAT ID & Password.
- Login with it and proceed to complete the CMAT application form step wise.
- Upload your latest scanned color passport size photo at the time of CMAT online Registration 2021. (Your photograph should not be more than 3 months old).
- Candidate must provide Correct Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address as these details cannot be changed once the
- CMAT registration is complete. All above information is required to complete the CMAT Online Registration and application form.
- No CMAT application form correction and change of test city requests will be entertained once candidates have completed their CMAT Online Test 2021 payment.
- Ensure that the information you have filled in the CMAT 2021 application form is accurate.
CMAT 2021 Registration & Application Fee
CMAT 2021 Registration Fee is Rs.1600/- Details of CMAT Registration fee 2021 for each category are as under:
|EXAMINATION FEE DETAIL|
|Fee payable for CMAT - 2020||General||Rs. 1600||Rs. 1000|
|EWS/OBC-NCL||Rs. 1000||Rs. 1000|
|SC/ST/PwD||Rs. 800||Rs. 700|
Pay Examination Fee by Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI/Paytm Services :
The candidate has to select Net banking/Debit card/Credit card/UPI/Paytm Services option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page.
In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the candidates have to approach the concerned bank for refund of amount. However the candidate has to make another payment/transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated
CMAT 2021 Registration: 5 Step Process
CMAT 2021 Registration process and CMAT 2021 Application form can be completed in following five steps:
- Apply for CMAT 2021 Online Registration
- Fill up the CMAT 2021 Application form Online
- Upload Scanned Photo & Signature
- Pay the CMAT 2021 Registration Fee including Application and exam fee
- Download the CMAT 2021 confirmation page after submission
Important Changes in CMAT exam
The key changes and features of the exam are:
|Exam Details||For CMAT 2021||Earlier Exams|
|CMAT conducting Agency||National Testing Agency (NTA)||All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)|
|Testing Mode||Computer Based||Computer Based|
|Training for CMAT Test Taking Methodology/Navigation||NTA training at centres across India from August 2020 onwards to train candidates to understand Test Taking Strategy||AICTE published sample test taking and navigation guidelines on its website|
|Changes in the cost of Registration||Increased to Rs.1600||Was Rs.1000|
|Sectional Composition||No change, same 4 sections exam with 100 questions||Remained same with 4 sections 100 questions|
|Scoring Pattern||Remains same with +4 mark for each right answer||+4 for each correct answer|
|Difficulty Level||Moderate to Difficult||Remained moderate to Difficult|