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All About CMAT 2021

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 06 May, 2021 11:29

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About CMAT 2021 - Merit List To Be Released Soon

NTA is expected to release the All India CMAT 2021 Merit List of candidates soon. The merit list will be based on the overall score obtained by the candidates and every candidate will be included in the merit list. Once released, candidates will be able to download the CMAT 2021 Merit List from the official website i.e. The complete details about the CMAT 2021 Merit List can be found in the article given below. Also check the list of CMAT 2021 Toppers given here.

CMAT Merit List 2021: PDF Download, Check Marks & NTA Score (QTDI/ LR/ LC/ GA)

List of CMAT 2021 Toppers: Rank, Score and Percentile

Candidates who are wondering what steps they have to follow can check the article given below to clear all their doubts.

What After CMAT 2021 Result? Check How to Apply for MBA Admission

NTA released the CMAT 2021 Results along with the Final Answer Key in the online mode on its official website ( Candidates could download their CMAT 2021 Scorecard from the official website after logging in with their Application Number and Date of Birth. Check all of the details about CMAT 2021 Results and download the answer key from the following links.

CMAT 2021 Results - Check Direct Link Here

CMAT 2021 Answer Key - Download Here

The CMAT 2021 Result was been compiled on the basis of the final answer key released by the NTA. NTA dropped a total of 4 questions from the CMAT 2021 Question Papers. 1 question was dropped from the Shift 1 paper and 3 were dropped from the Shit 2 paper. Read more about this at the link given below.

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CMAT 2021 Answer Key was released on April 3, 2021.  The candidates who appeared for the exam can download the CMAT answer and the question paper from the official website. The answer key is available in PDF format. Candidates can challenge the CMAT answer key by raising an objection until April 5, 5 pm. The fee to challenge the CMAT 2021 answer key is Rs.1000 and the fee can be paid until April 5, 11:50 pm.

CMAT 2021 Answer Key 

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CMAT 2021 Shift 1 was conducted from 9 am-12 pm and CMAT Shift 2 was held from 3 pm to 6/ 6:30 pm. CMAT 2021 exam analysis for both shifts is available below.

CMAT 2021 Shift 1 Question Paper Analysis (Available), Answer Key, Solutions

CMAT 2021 Shift 2 Question Paper Analysis (Available), Answer Key, Solutions

CMAT 2021 Question Paper PDF - Download Answer Key for Shift 1 & 2

CMAT 2021 Admit Card was released on the official website of NTA on March 24. Candidates can download their CMAT 2021 Admit Card from the official website by signing in with their Application Number and Date of Birth.

All the latest updates about the CMAT 2021 Admit Card can be found here. Candidates will be required to carry a print out of the CMAT 2021 Admit Card to the examination centre along with ID proof. The important exam instructions and other details would also be mentioned on the admit card. Check the following links for details.

CMAT 2021 Admit Card Direct - Link & Download Instructions

CMAT 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

Mistakes to Avoid on CMAT 2021 Exam Day

Candidates must also note that an additional optional section has also been added to CMAT 2021 for candidates interesting in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship course. The new optional section had 25 questions and 30 additional minutes were given to the candidates for attempting this section. The updated details regarding CMAT 2021 can be checked at the links given below.

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern - New Section Added (Updated)

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NTA Reopened CMAT Registrations

NTA had reopened the application form correction window of CMAT 2021 from March 4 to March 7 by 5:00 pm. The deadline to pay any additional fee that may be required for the changes candidates make to their applications was to be paid by 11:50 pm on March 7. Only the candidates who submitted their applications and completed the application fee payment by March 1 were eligible to make corrections or changes to some of the fields in their CMAT 2021 Application Form during this period. 

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted for the management aspirants willing to pursue programmes such as PGDM and MBA from B-schools in India. Check the official CMAT 2021 notices issued by NTA given below.

Notification Regarding Extension of Last to Submit Online Applications for CMAT 2021

CMAT 2021 Information Brochure (PDF)

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance exam that is held once a year for admission to AICTE approved institutions and Universities and Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges offering management courses. CMAT 2021 is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in online mode (in a single session). CMAT exam is conducted once a year where right from the CMAT application process until the conduct of the CMAT entrance exam is an online process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

CMAT 2021

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CMAT 2021 Application Form

The CMAT 2021 Application Form Correction Window was reopened


CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern (Changed)

Earlier, CMAT was scheduled to be conducted on February 22


CMAT 2021 Admit Card (March 24)

NTA has released the CMAT 2021 Admit Card in


CMAT 2021 Exam Centres

CMAT 2021 will be conducted in more than 150


Upcoming Management Exams :

CMAT 2021 Syllabus

The CMAT 2021 syllabus clearly describes the subject and the


CMAT Study Plan, Preparation Strategy and Timetable

If you are a CMAT aspirant, then you must


Best Books for CMAT 2021

Studying from the best books for CMAT 2021 are a must


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 Coaching Institutes

For the management aspirants, the CMAT 2021 coaching institutes


CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis (Out)

CMAT 2021 Shift 1 was held on March 31 from


CMAT 2021 Percentile Predictor

Before the declaration of the CMAT 2021 result, candidates


CMAT 2021 College Predictor

Since CMAT 2021 result has been announced on April


CMAT 2021 Result

The CMAT 2021 result has been announced by NTA on


CMAT 2021 Cutoff

After the results of CMAT 2021 are declared, the


CMAT 2021 Selection Process

The CMAT 2021 selection process begins after the release of 


CMAT 2021 Participating Colleges

The list of CMAT 2021 participating colleges includes the names


CMAT 2021 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

CMAT is a common entrance exam conducted by the


CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria are defined as the minimum requirements


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CMAT 2021 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 byNational 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

December 23, 2020

CMAT 2021 Application Process End Date

January 22, 2021
January 30, 2021

Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee

January 23, 2021
January 31, 2021

Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only

January 23 -25, 2021
February 1 - 2, 2021

CMAT 2021 Application Forms Reopen

February 10, 2021

Last Date for Fresh Online Registrations & Application Form Submission

March 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm (Closed)

Last Date for Fee Payment for Fresh Registrations

March 2, 2021 by 11:50 pm (Closed)

CMAT 2021 Application Form Correction Window Reopening

March 4 - 7, 2021 by 5:00 pm

Last Date for Fee Payment for Corrections

March 7, 2021 by 11:50 pm

CMAT 2021 Admit Card Date Availability

March 24, 2021

CMAT 2021 Date of Examination

March 31, 2021

CMAT 2021 Answer Key Date Availability

April 3, 2021 (Out)

CMAT 2021 Result Announcement Date

April 9, 2021

CMAT 2021 Merit List

Expected Soon

CMAT 2021 Exam Centers

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





















Navi Mumbai


Gautam Budh Nagar(Noida/Gr.Noida)





















































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 2021 Registrations Reopened

NTA has reopened online registrations and applications for CMAT 2021 from February 10. Candidates can apply for CMAT 2021 till February 25, 2021 by 5:00 pm. 

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

National Testing Agency (NTA) has made some changes in the exam pattern of CMAT 2021. A new section(Innovation & Entrepreneurship) has been included in the exam for the candidates who are seeking admission in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship. This section will contain 25 questions and the total duration of this section will be 30 minutes. 

CMAT Registration Process

The CMAT registration process is done online after the CMAT application process concludes. 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 2021 Login - Forgot Password, Username, Steps to Retrieve

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)

Given below is the admission process of CMAT.

CMAT Exam Pattern

Check the exam pattern of CMAT from here. 

  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 March 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.

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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.

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MBA/ PGDM Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores

Check the articles provided below to know college accepting CAT scores

MBA Colleges for Low Percentile/ Score in CMAT 2021Top MBA Colleges accepting CMAT 2021 Scores, Cut offs & Fees
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CMAT 2021List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CMAT 2021

Contact Details

National Testing Agency (NTA)

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


Important Dates

CMAT 2021 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 23 Dec to 25 Feb, 2021
Admit Card Date 24 Mar, 2021
Exam Date 31 Mar, 2021

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For BK School of Business Management admissions, you need to clear CMAT with at least minimum 50% aggregate. Once you qualify the CMAT cut off, you will get a call to appear for the centralised counselling. You can also take a look at the various colleges which offer admission on the basis of CMAT score below.

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

When will the CMAT 2021 be conducted?

The date of CMAT 2021 has not yet been announced by NTA. CMAT 2021 is expected to be conducted on January 24, 2021.

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.

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