CMAT 2021 Exam

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About CMAT 2021

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance exam which is held once a year for admission to AICTE approved institutions and Universities and Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges offering management courses. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) will be conducted on January 24, 2021, for the management aspirants willing to pursue programmes such as PGDM and MBA from B-schools in India. CMAT 2020 is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in online mode (in a single session). CMAT exam is conducted once in a year where right from the CMAT application process until the conduct of the CMAT entrance exam is an online process.

CMAT 2021 Information Brochure

CMAT 2020

CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria include the minimum requirements that


CMAT 2021 Result

The CMAT 2021 result will be announced by NTA on the


CMAT Study Plan, Preparation Strategy and Timetable

If you are a CMAT aspirant, then you must


CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

It is very important to understand the CMAT 2021 exam


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CMAT 2021 Syllabus

The CMAT 2021 syllabus clearly describes the subject and the


CMAT Exam Centres 2021

CMAT 2021 is expected to be conducted in more


Best Books for CMAT 2021

Studying from the best books for CMAT 2021 are a must


CMAT 2020 Coaching Institutes

For the management aspirants, the CMAT 2020 coaching institutes


CMAT Application Form 2021

CMAT 2021 application form filling process will begin on


CMAT 2021 Mock Test

To assess your level of preparation for the Common Management


CMAT 2021 Sample Papers

CMAT Sample Papers are model question papers of the


CMAT 2021 Admit Card

The CMAT 2021 admit card will be released by the National


CMAT Exam Analysis 2020

One of the most sought after national level MBA


CMAT 2021 Percentile Predictor

The CMAT 2021 Percentile Predictor is the mechanism to


CMAT 2021 Answer Key

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 answer key will


CMAT 2021 Cut-Off

Once the results of CMAT 2021 are declared, the


CMAT 2021 Participating Colleges

The list of CMAT 2021 participating colleges includes the names


CMAT 2021 Selection Process

The CMAT 2021 selection process is expected to commence in the


Know best colleges you can get with your CMAT score

CMAT Exam: Key Highlights

Qualifying the CMAT helps the aspiring candidates of MBA to get admission in more than 1000 MBA colleges situated in India. CMAT is one of the prominent and comparatively easy examinations for all the management institutes. Here are some key highlights of the CMAT examination.

Exam Name

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

Short NameCMAT
Conducted by

National Testing Agency (Previously AICTE)

LevelNational-Level Exam
No. of Colleges Accepting CMAT Score1000+
CMAT difficulty levelEasy to Moderate
Exam Sections

General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension

Total number of questions in the CMAT Exam100
Type of QuestionsMCQs
No of Exam CitiesMore than 100
Maximum CMAT Score Achievable400 Marks for 100 Questions
Negative marking

1 mark will be deducted for all wrong answers

CMAT Application ProcessOnline Mode

CMAT Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA) is the new conducting body of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). The creation of NTA has been approved as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation to conduct various entrance exams such as JEE, NEET, CMAT, GPAT and UGC NET for admission in courses offered at higher educational institutions. NTA is expected to take up other examinations gradually. Until 2018, AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) was the organising body for CMAT. 

CMAT 2021 Important Dates

Check out the important dates of CMAT 2021 below - 



CMAT 2021 Application Process Start Date

November 1, 2020

CMAT 2021 Application Process End Date

December 10, 2020

CMAT 2021 Admit Card Date Availability

December 24, 2020-January 24, 2021

CMAT 2021 Answer Key Date Availability

To be announced

CMAT 2021 Date of Examination

January 24, 2021

CMAT 2021 Results Announcement Date

To be announced

CMAT 2021 Exam Centers

The list of CMAT 2021 exam cities is tentative. The following list is based on the exam centers for last year's examination.

AurangabadGwaliorNavi Mumbai
BangloreGautam Budh Nagar(Noida/Gr.Noida)Panaji

Contact Details

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Address: C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre, 


All About CMAT 2021

All the candidates who are applying for CMAT must go through all the pointers given below to know more about the CMAT entrance examination. 

CMAT Practice Test

The National Testing Agency conducts CMAT practice test for the CMAT applicants. It would help the candidates to know the CMAT exam pattern and all other details of the CMAT 2021 practice test.

New Changes in CMAT 2021 Examination

Some of the new changes that have been made in CMAT 2021 examination which is to be conducted by National Testing Agency

CMAT 2021 exam conducting body

NTA (now)

AICTE (earlier)

Mode of examination



Training for CMAT test-taking 

NTA starts training candidates for CMAT 2021 from August 2020


CMAT Registration 

No changes proposed

AICTE use to increase the CMAT application fee every year. 

Sectional change in CMAT 2021

4 sections for 100 marks

[No Changes proposed]

4 sections for 100 marks 

[No changes prosed]

Scoring pattern

1 mark for every correct answer

4 marks for every correct answer

CMAT Registration Process

The CMAT registration process is done online after the CMAT application process concludes. The CMAT application process usually begins in the month of November every year. There are a few steps that the applicants must follow in order to register themselves for CMAT. Here the steps to register for CMAT has been discussed briefly.

Step 1:  Candidates will have to create a login

Step 2: Fill the CMAT registration form 2021

Step 3: Upload the photograph and all other required documents on the registration form

Step 4: Pay the CMAT 2021 registration fee 

Step 5: View the CMAT registration summary and save the filled form. 

CMAT Participating Colleges

There are more than 500 colleges that accept the CMAT scores for admission. Such colleges are called CMAT Participating colleges. 

Some of the CMAT participating colleges are:

CMAT MBA Admission Process

The CMAT MBA admission process is divided into 5 simple steps. The CMAT MBA admission procedure takes place through the following 5 steps which are;

  • Registration for CMAT

  • Choose the B-Schools and Apply

  • CMAT examination is taken in online mode.

  • CMAT Answer key and Result

  • Wait for the CMAT Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Aptitude Test (WAT) rounds to commence

Selected candidates will have to attend the Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Written Aptitude test. 

CMAT Admission Process (FLOWCHART)

CMAT Exam Pattern

  1. CMAT examination is conducted for 3 hours

  2. There will be 100 objective type questions 

  3. There will be 4 sections of 25 questions

  4. No individual time limit for each of the sections. The entire section must be attended within the stipulated time. 

CMAT Syllabus

The CMAT syllabus contains all the required information about the CMAT entrance test and also about the kind of questions that could be asked in the Computer-Based Test. The analysis of old question papers of CMAT helps to predict the difficulty level of the examination. The CMAT syllabus also helps the candidates to understand the important sections of the examination.

CMAT Admit card

The CMAT admit will be available from the 1st week of January and it will be available for the candidates who have registered successfully for the CMAT entrance exam.  All the registered candidates would be able to download the admit card for CMAT from the official site of NTA. The important dates will be given out and the applicants will be able to download the CMAT admit card from the official site.

CMAT Results 

The CMAT Results will be declared on the official site of the National Testing Agency. The candidates will have to just download the CMAT result and also can take out a printout if required.

CMAT Score for Admission in MBA colleges

The marks required for admission in MBA colleges is actually the CMAT cut-off scores. The CMAT cut-off is set basically to choose the best possible candidates for admission in the colleges.

Important Dates

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MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CMAT 2020

MBA Colleges accepting 60-70 Percentile in CMAT 2020

MBA Colleges accepting 70-80 Percentile in CMAT 2020

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FAQs about CMAT

What is the maximum number of attempts in CMAT?

There is no limit on the maximum number of CMAT attempts. You can appear for the exam any number of times as long as you are eligible. It must be noted, however, that only your latest attempt will be counted when applying for admission.

How can I be sure if I have to take the CMAT exam?

Check the admissions or eligibility page of your chosen college or course for the list of accepted entrance exams to be sure. If it mentions that CMAT scores are accepted, you can appear for the exam.

Do government MBA colleges in India accept CMAT?

Yes, there are many government MBA colleges in India that accept CMAT scores for admissions. Some of the best examples of these would be PUMBA Pune, Devi Ahilya University Indore, College of Agribusiness Management Pantnagar etc.

Do IIMs accept CMAT scores?

CMAT scores are not accepted by the IIMs. Admission to IIMs can only be taken through the CAT exam.

CMAT is conducted in which mode?

CMAT is a computer-based test that is conducted in the online mode.

When does NTA conduct CMAT?

CMAT is conducted every year in January. The exam dates usually lie in the 3rd or 4th week of January but that is subject to change from year to year.

How many times is the CMAT exam conducted?

CMAT is once every year. Earlier, CMAT used to be conducted twice a year but the second session was scrapped from 2017 onwards.

Is it mandatory to take the CMAT exam for MBA admissions?

No, it is not mandatory for you to appear for CMAT. You can appear for other MBA entrance exams accepted by your college as well. Some colleges even provide direct admissions without the need of taking any entrance exam.

Who is the conducting body of CMAT?

CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Earlier, AICTE was the body responsible for conducting CMAT but NTA took over from 2019.

What is CMAT?

CMAT or Common Management Admission Test is a national-level entrance exam conducted for MBA and PGDM admissions in India.

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