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Didn't Score Well in CMAT 2022: Here is the List of Alternative Options

Mahima Gupta
Mahima GuptaUpdated On: April 12, 2022 10:34 am IST | CMAT

Didn't get a good score in CMAT? Don't fret and check out the list of other alternatives.

Didn't Score Well in CMAT 2022: Here is the List of Alternative Options

Are you worried about your CMAT scores and stressed about whether you will get admission to the prominent management institute. Well, you need not worry! We have listed several alternatives that candidates can pursue. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) was conducted by National Testing Agency on April 9, 2022. The CMAT 2022 result is likely to be announced in the last week of April 2022.

CMAT is one of the popular management entrance exams, and thousands of aspirants appear for the exam to target the best management institutions. However, if test-takers are not able to secure a good rank in CMAT exam 2022 must not lose hope! Candidates can choose among the list of alternatives given in detail below if not attained a good rank in the examination.

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Alternate Options if You Didn't Score Well in CMAT

Test takers must look at the list of options available to pursue if they didn't score well in the CMAT without giving up on their career aspirations in the management field. Check out the alternate options if you have a low CMAT score.

1. Appear for Other Management Exams

There are several management exams held every year to help aspirants get admission into renowned institutes. Aspirants with low CMAT ranks can appear for other exams such as MAT, XAT, IIFT, KIITEE Management, SNAP, ATMA, and NMAT By GMAC. Selection through any of these key exams will help aspirants get admission and provide enormous opportunities in the field of management.

2: Get Admission In Institutes Accepting Low CMAT Score

Candidates can also look for institutes that accept low CMAT ranks. These institutes also provide the best management knowledge to the aspirants.

College Name

Fees (Approx.)

CMAT Score/Percentile

Acharya Institutes of Management Studies (AIMS), Bangalore

INR 9.19 Lakhs

60+ Percentile

Jaipuria Institute of Management (JIM), Lucknow

INR 10.25 Lakhs

60+ Percentile

Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM), Madurai

INR 8.27 Lakhs

60+ Percentile

Doon Business School (DBS), Dehradun

INR 4.78 Lakhs

60+ Percentile

Shri Sant Gajanan Mahajan College of Engineering (SSGMCE), Buldhana

INR 1.86 Lakhs

50+ Percentile

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru

INR 10.95 Lakhs

50+ Percentile

Tirpude Institute of Management Education (TIME), Nagpur

INR 2.40 Lakhs

50+ Percentile

National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur

INR 6.00 Lakhs

45+ Percentile

Indira School of Business Studies (ISBS), Pune

INR 7.20 Lakhs

40+ Percentile

Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology (GJIMT), Mohali

INR 1.74 Lakhs

220+ Score

EMPI Business School, New Delhi

INR 7.75 Lakhs

200+ Score

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata

INR 6.00 Lakhs

200+ Score

Asia-Pacific Institute of Management (AIM), Delhi

INR 9.65 Lakhs

180+ Score

Alliance School of Business (ASOB), Bangalore

INR 13.50 Lakhs

100+ Score

3. Opt for Alternative Courses 

Aspirants with low CMAT scores can enroll themselves in different management online courses available on several e-platforms. Those who have pursued these courses can get an added advantage in admission to other management colleges. Moreover, if candidates have any certification from IIM, then it is always considered a positive factor that makes them stand out in the crowd.

4. Take Direct Admission

Several Management institutes/colleges in India offer direct admission to aspirants without any entrance test. Candidates are selected and given admission based on their qualifying scores and merit list. Those who didn't wish to appear in the management exams can apply in such institutes providing direct admissions. To test the aspirant's potential, some institutes might also conduct the aptitude test and PI round.

Also Read: List of Colleges that Accept CMAT 2022 for Admissions

5: Get Enrolled for Integrated Management Program

Students also have an option to get themselves enrolled in the Integrated Management Programme (IPM), which can be pursued right after completion of class 12th. Aspirants who wish to take this alternative will be able to study this five-year integrated program and have the benefit of holding two degrees. Candidates right after their 12th can appear for entrance exams like JIPMAT and GMAT to get admission to several IIM courses and programs.

6: Improve your Preparation Strategy and Appear Again

Aspirants must take note of a few things if they are planning to appear for CMAT again next year. Candidates must list down the questions they were not able to attempt this year and identify the section they found most difficult to attempt. They must start working more on the weaker areas and must refer to good study material. Therefore, an improved CMAT preparation strategy will help you crack CMAT this time.

Also Read:

CMAT 2022 Preparation Strategy

CMAT Best Books 2022

Other MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores

Test takers must also look at the other MBA Colleges accepting CMAT scores in the table mentioned below.

College Name

Total Fee

Ahmedabad Institute of Technology

INR 71,000

Don Bosco Group of Institutions

INR 1,75,000

Jerusalem College of Engineering

INR 50,000

Swami Vivekananda Group of Institutions

INR 1,95,000

Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences

INR 2,38,000

Galaxy Global Group of Institutions

INR 50,000

NSHM Knowledge Campus - Kolkata

INR 3,08,000

We hope this article will help you in deciding which alternative to select if you have scored low in CMAT!

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