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What After CMAT 2022 Result? Check How to Apply for MBA Admission

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: May 02, 2022 12:00 pm IST | CMAT

CMAT 2022 result has been released on April 29. The process which is followed once the result is out has been explained in this article. Read for more information.

What After CMAT 2022 Result? Check How to Apply for MBA Admission

CMAT 2022 results were announced on April 29. CMAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted for admission to many well-known MBA colleges in India. The exam was conducted by the National Testing Agency on April 9. Candidates must now proceed to the official website of the college to know their cutoff. The CMAT Cut off will allow the candidates to get an idea about their chances of getting a call from the prestigious B-School. This article covers all the details regarding the admission rounds conducted after the result announcement.

What after CMAT 2022 Result?

After the result declaration, candidates will have to appear for the selection process of CMAT. The selection process of CMAT will vary from college to college. Candidates can visit the official website of CMAT to know the admission process. The selection/ admission process of CMAT will include Personal Interview (PI), Written Aptitude Test (WAT), and Group Discussion (GD) rounds. All the admission rounds which will be conducted post the declaration of CMAT 2022 results are explained below.

Group Discussion (GD)

  • In this round, candidates will be divided into groups of 5-6 students

  • Each group will be provided with a case study/ topic to discuss

  • The group has to discuss the topic and come up with a solution.

  • Finally, they have to present their solutions/ ideas to the invigilators.

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Written Aptitude Test (WAT)

This round is conducted to test the aptitude skills of the candidates. In this round, candidates will be provided with a set of questions. The aptitude test can contain questions from Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, and Grammar. It should be noted that not all colleges will conduct a Written Aptitude Test. Candidates can check the admission process of the selected college to know whether it conducts the Written Aptitude Test.

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Personal Interview (PI)

  • The PI round tests the presentation & communication skills of the candidates.

  • Candidates will have to answer the questions asked by the interviewer. 

  • Usually, the interviewers ask questions about their families, hobbies, academics, choice of subject, etc.

CMAT 2022 Cut Off

The cutoff of CMAT varies every year. Candidates can visit the official website of the selected college to know their CMAT cutoff. The expected cutoff of CMAT 2022 for some well-known B-Schools is provided in the table below.

MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Score

Expected CMAT Cut Off

JBIMS, Mumbai

99.9+ percentile


99+ percentile

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management

95 percentile

Goa Institute of Management

95 percentile

University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences

94-99 percentile

Great Lakes Institute of Management

94-99 percentile

IPE Hyderabad

90-95 percentile

IFIM, Bangalore

85 percentile

NL Dalmiya Institute of Management

85 percentile

Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai

85 percentile

NIBM, Pune

85 percentile

IFMR, Chennai

85 percentile

Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management

85 percentile

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

85 percentile

IMT, Nagpur

80 percentile

IMT, Hyderabad

80 percentile

Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore

80 percentile

XISS, Ranchi

80 percentile

ITM, Navi Mumbai

80 percentile

Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad

70-80 percentile

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai

80 percentile

Lovely Professional University, Phagwara

80 percentile

Important Things to do After CMAT Result

Provided below are some of the important things that the candidates must do after the CMAT exam completion or after the CMAT result declaration

Prepare for WAT/ GD and PI

Candidates should note that their final selection will depend on their performance in group discussions, personal interviews, and written aptitude tests. They can follow the tips provided below to prepare for the GD, PI, and WAT rounds for the CMAT selection process.

  • Go through the commonly asked questions in the Personal Interview questions. This will allow them to get an idea about what type of questions are asked in the PI round.

  • Practise aptitude tests to get familiar with the exam pattern. 

  • Speak on any random topic for at least 15 to 20 minutes. This will help them improve their presentation and communication skills.

  • Read newspapers, novels, and magazines on a regular basis.

  • Buy GD/ PI preparation books available in the market.

  • Stay updated with the current affairs/ important dates as the interviewer can ask questions from current affairs.

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Apply for Admission to Colleges Offering Direct MBA Admission

Candidates who have not scored good marks in the CMAT entrance exam can consider colleges that offer direct admission to the MBA program. Some of the colleges that offer direct MBA admission are provided below. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of these colleges to compare their fee structure, admission process, and placement packages. 

MBA Colleges Offering Direct MBA Admission

Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad

Surana College (South End Campus), Bangalore

Arya Group of Colleges, Jaipur

Nehru Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

Happy Valley Business School, Coimbatore

Rajalakshmi School of Business, Chennai

Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering & Technology, Chandigarh

Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management & Gramothan, Jaipur

Appear for Other MBA Entrance Exams

Apart from the CMAT exam, there are many other MBA entrance exams such as MAT, IIFT, XAT, CAT, and SNAP. Candidates are advised to appear for at least 2-3 MBA entrance exams. This will allow them to apply to other MBA colleges if their CMAT entrance exam score is not upto the mark. The articles provided below will help the candidates in preparing for the MBA entrance exams.

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Candidates should note that they can check the result of the CMAT entrance exam by logging into the official website of CMAT.  Those who have any doubts regarding the CMAT selection process can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone. Besides this, those who want admission-related assistance can fill up our Common Application Form.

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Do all the CMAT participating colleges have a common selection process?

No, all the CMAT participating colleges have a different selection process. Candidates can visit the official website of the colleges to know their detailed admission criteria.

How to prepare for the GD/ PI and EW rounds conducted during the CMAT selection process?

Candidates should focus on improving their communication skills for GD/ PI rounds. They can go through the commonly asked questions in the PI round to get familiar with the type of questions asked in the PI round.

What factors determine the CMAT cutoff?

Some of the major factors that determine the CMAT cutoff are past years’ cutoff, difficulty level of the IIFT exam and number of candidates who have appeared for the exam.

What rounds are conducted during the CMAT selection process?

Colleges conduct Group Discussion (GD), Written Aptitude Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Candidates need to appear for all three rounds to get admission to the college.

What happens after the CMAT result declaration?

Once the CMAT results are out, all the colleges will release their CMAT cutoff. Candidates can check the cutoff of the colleges and then they can apply for admission to the selected college.


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