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Documents Required to Fill CMAT 2023 Application Form - Photo Specifications, Scanned Images

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: March 13, 2023 11:01 am IST | CMAT

CMAT 2023 registrations are open from February 13 to March 13, 2023. Candidates can check the list of documents that are required to fill out the CMAT 2023 application form here!

Documents Required to Fill CMAT Application Form

One of the most crucial steps during the registration process for the CMAT 2023 exam is the uploading of documents. Certain documentation is required for aspirants to prove that they are eligible for appearing for the CMAT entrance exam and participate in the admission process of the same. Thus, candidates must have a thorough knowledge of all the documents required to fill CMAT 2023 application form.

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is one of the most popular Master of Business Administration (MBA) entrance exams conducted every year. The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency, India. Candidates who are looking for admission to some of the well-known MBA colleges of India such as JBIMS Mumbai, IMT Nagpur, KIIT School of Management, and Jaipuria Institute of Management can take this exam. The application process for CMAT 2023 is open from February 13 to March 13, 2023.

Candidates who are filling out the application form for CMAT 2023 are advised to keep all the necessary documents ready beforehand. In this article, we have provided a list of documents that are required to fill out the application form for CMAT 2023.

CMAT Registration Dates 2023

The CMAT exam timeline for an academic year begins with the announcement of the CMAT notification and the commencement of the exam registration process. Candidates must make a note of the start and end dates for CMAT registration in order to successfully apply for the exam in the given registration period. Additionally, CMAT exam conducting authorities also allow candidates to corrections in the CMAT application form. Candidates must make sure they rectify any mistakes in their application form during the correction window. The CMAT registration dates 2023 are mentioned in the table below:

CMAT 2023 Events


CMAT Application Form 2023 Release Date 

February 13, 2023 (Out)

CMAT Registration 2023 Deadline

March 13, 2023 (5:00 PM)

CMAT Application Fee Payment through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/UPI / Paytm Wallet Deadline

March 13, 2023 (11: 50 PM)

CMAT Application Form Correction Window 2023

March 14 - March 16, 2023

CMAT Admit Card Release

Last week of March 2023

CMAT Exam 2023

April 2023

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

One of the first steps that candidates should take even before beginning the CMAT registration process is checking whether they meet the eligibility criteria for the CMAT exam. If candidates fail to meet the CMAT eligibility criteria, they are bound to face issues during the entire CMAT admission process. Candidates will lose their application fee and if they manage to qualify for the CMAT exam, they will be disqualified at later rounds of counselling when the authorities find that they do not meet the basic eligibility requirements. The CMAT eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

  • Anyone who has a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited university in any subject is eligible to apply for the CMAT.
  • Students who are in their final year of undergraduate study may also apply to take the CMAT exam. However, such students must produce the necessary documents at the time of admission.
  • CMAT exam conducting authorities do not set a minimum score requirement for graduation.

Documents Required For CMAT 2023 Registration

Given below is the list of documents that a candidate will require while filling up the application form for CMAT 2023.

Mark Sheets

Graduation ( if cleared)

Class 10

Class 12


Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree

Date of Birth

ID Proof

Proof of Address


(if applicable)

PwD Certificate

Caste Certificate

Scribe Certificate

Letter of Work Experience

Payment Details

Debit Card/ Credit Card / Net Banking

Contact Details

Phone Number

Email ID

Documents Required to be Uploaded in the CMAT 2023 Application Form

Candidates need to upload a scanned copy of their signature and photograph. They are advised to keep the scanned copy ready in advance so that they do not face any kind of difficulty while filling out the application form. 

Photo and Signature File Specifications for CMAT 2023 Application Form

The photograph and signature specifications for the CMAT 2023 application form are as follows:






Between 4 KB - 30 KB

Passport size photograph


Between 10 KB - 200 KB

PwD Certificate


Between 50 KB - 300 KB

Instructions to Upload Documents in CMAT 2023 Application Form

  • Candidates should read all the instructions provided in the information brochure before filling out the application form for CMAT

  • While scanning the documents, candidates should ensure that the size and format of the documents satisfy the standards decided by the conducting body

  • The signature should be taken on a blank white paper in blue or black ink

  • Candidates should check the internet connectivity before uploading the documents

  • All of the details in the documents should be clearly visible

Also Read:CMAT 2023 Login - Forgot Password, Username, Steps to Retrieve

​​​​​​How to Upload the Documents in the CMAT 2023 Application Form?

Candidates will be required to upload their documents whilst filling out the CMAT application form. Candidates must follow the steps given below in order to successfully upload their documents:

  1. Candidates will be provided with a document uploading option in the application form of CMAT. 
  2. They will have to choose the file and the location where the file is stored on their computer. 
  3. Candidates are advised to check the size and format of the documents before uploading. 
  4. Once the candidates choose the file, the display of the documents will be provided along with the box. 
  5. At last, candidates can click on the “Upload” button to submit the documents.

Also Read: CMAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

How to Change Photo and Signature in CMAT 2023 Application Form?

Candidates are advised to attach the documents carefully since no facility for correction in images will be provided later. The documents and details provided in the application form of CMAT can not be changed once submitted. Candidates can check further details regarding the document uploading process from the official website of CMAT.

CMAT Application Fee 2023

The CMAT application fee must be paid by eligible students in order to successfully complete the CMAT registration process. Failure of application fee payment will result in the rejection of a candidate's CMAT application. The application fee for different categories of applicants is given in the table below:


Candidate Categories




Rs 2000/-

General - EWS/OBC (NCL)

Rs 1000/-


Rs 1000/-



Rs 1000/-

General - EWS/OBC (NCL)

Rs 1000/-


Rs 1000/-

Third Gender

Rs 1000/-

Once the application process is complete, NTA will check and verify the details provided in the application form. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Besides this, more than one application form submitted by the candidates will also be rejected. Candidates who are facing any issues while filling out the application form for CMAT can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone

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What documents are required to fill the application form of CMAT?

For applicants to demonstrate their eligibility to take the CMAT entrance exam and participate in the admissions process for the same, certain documentation is needed. Candidates won't be able to successfully register for the CMAT exam without these documents. The documents required for filling CMAT application form are as follows:

  • Class 10 mark sheet of the candidate
  • Class 12 mark sheet of the candidate
  • Graduation mark sheet of the candidate
  • Caste certificate (if applicable) 
  • PwD/DA certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned Signature of the candidate on a white paper
  • Recent passport-size photo of the candidate

What documents are required to be uploaded in the CMAT application form?

Although the CMAT application process requires candidates to be ready with a list of documents related to their academic records, reservation category, and identification, only certain documents are required to be uploaded during the application process. The documents that candidates need to upload during the CMAT registration process are:

  • Passport-size Photograph of the Candidate
  • Scanned Signature of the Candidate
  • PwD Certificate of the Candidate (if applicable)

What is the maximum size limit for the documents that are required to be uploaded in the CMAT application form?

Candidates must make sure they follow the exact specifications mentioned by the CMAT conducting authorities while uploading documents like Photographs, signatures, or PwD certificates. The required specifications for document upload are as follows:

  • Passport-size Photograph of Candidate - 10 kb to 200 kb in JPG/JPEG format
  • Scanned Signature of Candidate - 4 kb to 30 kb in JPG/JPEG format
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable) - 50 kb to 300 kb in JPG/JPEG format

What are the important instructions while filling out the application form for CMAT?

Candidates must follow certain guidelines while filling out the CMAT application form in order to avoid critical mistakes. Here are some important instructions to follow while registering for CMAT:

  • Fill out the CMAT application form 2023 completely and accurately. Do not omit any required fields.
  • Choose your test cities carefully for the CMAT 2023 exam.
  • Make sure all of the information is correct since the form cannot be changed after it is submitted and the CMAT application fee is paid.
  • Use either Internet Explorer (version 11 and above) or Mozilla Firefox (versions 50 to 61) or Google Chrome (versions 50 to 69) during the CMAT registration process.
  • Use a laptop or desktop for filling and submitting the CMAT application form instead of a smartphone.

Do I have to upload the scanned copy of the 12th mark sheet in the application form of CMAT?

No, scanned copies of a candidate’s Class 12th mark sheet is not required to be uploaded while filling out the CMAT application form. Candidates also do not need to upload scanned copies of mark sheets from Class 10 or graduation. However, candidates will be required to enter the details of their academic records while filling out the application form. Additionally, candidates will be required to produce original copies of their Class 12, Class 10, and graduation mark sheets during the counselling process of CMAT for the document verification process.

Can candidates edit the CMAT application form after submission?

Yes, candidates are given the opportunity to edit their CMAT application form during the application form correction process. Candidates can make changes to their forms during the CMAT application form correction window. The CMAT 2023 form correction window will be open for three days, from March 7 to March 9, 2023, following the completion of the application form submission process. Candidates may change the fields for their photo, signature, test city, and graduation grade during the form correction period.

How can candidates correct a mistake in their CMAT application form?

Candidates cannot make changes to the CMAT application form after they have submitted it and paid the application fee for the same. Candidates will therefore need to fill out the CMAT form once more, create a new login ID, and pay the application fee once again. However, candidates can correct it when the form correction window opens for 2-3 days after the registration process is over if the error is in the photo, signature, or test center fields.

Can the CMAT application form be filled out offline?

No, candidates can only fill out the CMAT exam application form 2023 online. The CMAT application form does not support offline submission. Every year, the form is made available on the CMAT-NTA website and can be completed from any personal computing device like laptops, desktops, and smartphones (Laptops and Desktops are preferred for the CMAT application process).

How can candidates recover their CMAT password if forgotten?

Some candidates may come across an issue of not being able to recall the password for their CMAT account. However, candidates should not panic in such a situation since the password for their CMAT account is recoverable. In the event that cadnidates forget their password, they can reset it by selecting the "Forgot Password" option on the login page. When you select "Forgot Password," a link to reset your password will be sent to your registered email address. Candidates can then update their password and login to their CMAT account.

Can candidates with less than 50% in their graduation appear for CMAT?

Yes, candidates who have scored less than 50% in their graduation are eligible to appear for the CMAT exam. CMAT conducting authorities have not set a minimum score percentage criteria in graduation for the CMAT exam. Candidates only need to have completed graduation or an equivalent degree from a recognized university. However, candidates must know that at least a 50 percent grade point average is a necessity because the MBA colleges have minimum graduation score requirements of 50 percent overall (45 percent for SC/ST/PwD candidates) for offering admission to candidates.

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