CMAT 2019 Exam


22 Oct, 2018

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About CMAT 2019

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance exam, which is taken by management aspirants for admission to AICTE approved institutions and Universities and Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is going to be conducted twice a year. While the first CMAT 2019 exam will be conducted on 27th January 2019, the second exam date will be confirmed shortly.

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CMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The CMAT 2018 eligibility criteria include the minimum requirements that a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible to take the exam. CMAT is a gateway for management aspirants to get admission into MBA and PGDM programmes offered at AICTE-approved B-Schools across India. The basic eligibility conditions are laid down by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which is the conducting body of the exam.

The application process for CMAT 2019 will start in October 2018, and end in December 2018. Before a candidate prepares to fill the CMAT application form, he/she must check the minimum eligibility criteria to appear for the entrance exam. Candidate's application form will not be accepted if he/she fails to meet the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2019. 

Details related to the CMAT 2019 eligibility norms are elaborated below.

  • The candidate has to be an Indian citizen.
  • There is no age restriction to take CMAT 2018.
  • Applicants must have Bachelor's degree in any discipline in the 10+2+3 format from any recognised university.
  • Final year students of graduate programmes (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before the commencement of admission for academic year can also apply for the CMAT online exam.

CMAT 2019 Course-Wise Eligibility Criteria:

Name of the Programme Eligibility Details
MBA, PGDM etc.
  • Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university is a must for candidates applying for the exam.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage in UG degree for General Category candidates is 50%.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage in UG degree for Reserved Category candidates is 45%.
Executive PGDM
  • Graduate from any discipline.
  • The candidate must have an average work experience of five years (supervisory/ managerial).
  • A minimum of 50% marks is required in UG degree for the candidates belonging to General category.
  • 45% of marks in UG degree is enough for the candidates from the Reserved category to register for CMAT 2018 examination.
Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)
  • Desirous candidate with a graduation degree with 50% marks (General Category) and 45% marks (Reserved Category) in UG degree or Bachelor’s degree is required to register for the examination.

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CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CMAT is an online examination conducted by AICTE for admission to PGDM/ MBA courses in various AICTE-approved institutes across the country. Aspirants can check the detailed exam pattern of CMAT here.

Highlights of CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Total number of sections in the CMAT 2018 question paper


Number of questions in each section


Nature of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Total weightage of each section in CMAT 2018 examination

100 marks

Weightage for each question

4 marks

Is there negative marking in CMAT 2018?


Deduction for each wrong answer given by the candidates

1 mark

Total duration of CMAT 2018 examination

3 hours

Timings of the CMAT 2018 examination

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Reporting time at the examination center

8:30 AM

Section-Wise Division of CMAT Question Paper 2018

Name of the Section

Maximum Marks

Total Number of Questions

General Awareness

100 marks


Logical Reasoning

100 marks


Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

100 marks


Language Comprehension

100 marks



400 marks


The examination pattern mentioned above is the general pattern that AICTE has been following over the few years for the CMAT examination. 


  • Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room.
  • No breaks will be given during the test.

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CMAT 2019 Syllabus

Find out all the topics and sub-topics that you need to study to be thorough with the CMAT 2019 syllabus. Once you are done with the syllabus, you will be able to easily answer all the questions that will be asked in the exam. Basically, going through all the topics & sub-topics in detail helps you understand what all you have to prepare for the CMAT entrance exam. 

Before going through the CMAT Exam Syllabus, you must first understand the CMAT Exam Pattern completely. Why? Well, the CMAT exam pattern helps you understand the structure of the question paper. Once you are familiar with the CMAT exam pattern, you can then easily relate to the CMAT exam syllabus.

The CMAT exam consists of 4 sections with 25 multiple choice questions in each section. Total questions are 100 and all questions carry equal marks. Each correct answer is awarded 4 marks and there is negative marking with 1 mark deduction for every incorrect answer. The paper is set in English language.

The sections on which the questions will be based are given below:

Language Comprehension

English Grammar, Jumbled Para, Sentence Correction, English Usage Errors, Paragraph Completion, One-word Substitution, Idioms & Phrases, Synonyms & Antonyms, Sentence Improvement, Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Partnership, Geometry, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Time-Speed-Distance, Probability, Allegation & Mixtures, Profit & Loss, Permutations & Combinations, Percentages, Quadratic and linear equations, Mensuration, Algebra, Averages, Fraction and Decimals, Graph, Number Systems, Ratios and Proportion Line

Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Statements Arguments, Sequencing, Matrix Arrangements, Number Series, Cause and Effects, Analogy Test, Blood Relationship Tests, Coding and Decoding, Inferences, Statements and Conclusion, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Symbol Based Problems, Direction, and Distance Test, Ranking Tests, Statements Assumptions

General Awareness

Literature, Indian Constitution, National and International Economy, Personalities, Sports, Economics, Science, Culture, History, Politics, Trade Awareness, Geography.

Before you even begin to make a plan to prepare for CMAT, you must go through the syllabus in detail in order to make a schedule that covers all the topics you need to study for the exam. While making a timetable is the first step towards exam preparation, following it religiously is what you need to crack the exam successfully.

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CMAT 2019 Participating Colleges

Candidates appearing in CMAT 2019 must have a detailed information and knowledge about the participating colleges which accept CMAT 2018 scores. CMAT 2019 is an important MBA entrance test for candidates seeking admission to top MBA colleges in India. National Testing Agency (NTA) which is the new conducting body of CMAT will be listing the CMAT 2019 participating institutes from 2019 onwards. Candidates planning to appear for CMAT 2019 must note that colleges that will accept the CMAT score falls under the category of participating institutes of CMAT 2019.

CMAT 2019 will be conducted in online mode and once the result of CMAT 2019 is released, the participating institutes that accept CMAT 2019 scores will release their own cut-off and shorlist the candidates for next round of selection procedure. The selection procedure of CMAT 2019 comprises of Group Discussion, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview round and on the basis of the CMAT 2019 cut-off, qualified candidates can take admission into B- Schools in India that will accept the CMAT scores.

Important Points

Mentioned below are few important points that candidates must know about the participating colleges of CMAT 2019:

  • With the release of the CMAT result, the participating institute releases their own cut-off.

  • Before selecting the colleges, candidates must be well informed about the eligibility norms, placement, faculty and facilities of the college.

  • The selection of the candidates for the considered college will be based on the marks scored by the candidate.

  • The cut-off marks of every participating institute varies from each other.

CMAT Participating Institutes 2019

Candidates can refer to the below table to know about the major CMAT 2019 participating colleges.

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune

Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

Alliance School of Business, Bangalore

Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

MYRA School of Business, Mysore

Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore

Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi

Dr. DY Patil Institute of Management, Pune

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow

Doon Business School, Dehradun

WeSchool Mumbai & Bangalore

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

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

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

TERI University, Delhi

Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore

ITM Business School, Bangalore

Indira School of Business Studies, Pune

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai

Future Business School, Kolkata

Disclaimer: Please note that this list is not exhaustive and it only includes some of the popular B-Schools in India that accept CMAT scores. 

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How to Prepare for CMAT 2019

Preparing for CMAT is all about adopting the right preparation strategy at the right time. Experts suggest that regular revision and practice are the keys to scoring well in the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019.

Section-wise CMAT Preparation Tips

CMAT Preparation Tips for Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation:

  • In this section, the total no. of questions asked is 25 and for each correct answer, a candidate is rewarded with 4 marks.
  • It requires fast calculation techniques.
  • Knowing all the formulas well is important to boost preparation for this section.
  • Taking online FREE mock tests can be really helpful.
  • For those who are afraid of numbers, brushing up mathematical skills by solving previous year paper can do the trick.

CMAT Preparation Tips for Logical Reasoning:

  • This section is very tricky and one must understand the reason behind why a certain question is correct or incorrect.
  • Before selecting any one of the responses, the candidate must ensure that he/she is going through the responses very carefully.
  • One should always refer to the previous years’ question papers.
  • One should stay calm during the preparation. Solve a puzzle without peace of mind is not possible.
  • Breaking paragraph into smaller sentences while attempting the Inference based, cause & effect, assumption questions can help.

CMAT Preparation Tips for Language Comprehension:

  • Idioms, fill in the blanks, etc.
  • Expression-based questions with idiomatic/statement expression.
  • Analogy – relationship words and English Grammar
  • While attempting the composition question, go through the questions before the paragraph. This will be helpful when you're marking your answers as you read.

CMAT Preparation Tips for General Awareness:

  • Reading newspapers and magazines daily
  • Watching news regularly on television
  • Discussion with fellow CMAT aspirants on topics of
  • Taking up tests and solving papers.

General CMAT Preparation Tips & Tricks

Familiarity with CMAT Exam Pattern:

Preparing for CMAT means you should first become familiar with the exam pattern of CMAT. This way, you will be able to come up with a sound preparation plan. CMAT exam has four sections including:

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

Go Through the Entire Syllabus:

Apart from understanding the exam pattern, you should know the CMAT syllabus completely. This will also help you focus on all the topics from which the questions are asked in the exam. Most of the questions asked in the paper are based on the basic concepts, and there are also some tricky questions that may require logical thinking. So, focusing on all the topics is vital during CMAT preparation.

Regular Study is the Key:

It's important to set a fixed study routine for the CMAT exam as it will help you stay connected with the exam all the time. This way, you will also become more disciplined as far as exam preparation is concerned. You can also plan what topics you should study daily as part of your preparation plan.

Preparing Short Notes:

No matter how much study material you gather, there is just no replacement for making your own notes. Get into the habit of making short notes. It also helps at the time of revision.

Time Management:

Time management skills are vital when it comes to preparing for entrance exams. You must set a certain time limit when you set a goal to solve a certain amount of questions. Gradually, you will get better at solving questions and your speed will also increase.

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CMAT 2019 Exam Analysis

CMAT is an online management entrance exam conducted on a national level. As per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts CMAT every year for management aspirants. The duration of CMAT is three hours and it is conducted in a single session. CMAT basically tests candidates' knowledge and ability based on sections like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. On the basis of CMAT scores, suitable graduate students are shortlisted for admission in MBA and PGDM courses offered at various AICTE-approved institutions. There is a long list of AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges that accept CMAT scores.

CMAT 2018 Exam Analysis

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2018 was conducted successfully on 20th January 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Candidates reported to their respective exam centers at 8:30 AM. According to students, the CMAT exam this year remained on predictable lines, and there were no suprise elements. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate but Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning (LR) and General Awareness were slightly on the difficult side. No major technical glitches were reported at the exam centers.

Students reported that they found Data Interpretation part in Quant section difficult as well as lengthy. According to the test takers, even Logical Reasoning section turned out to be tricky and time-consuming. General Awareness section was also on the tough side as compared to last year. Students hoped to score well in the Quant section and Language Comprehension sections as they found these topics doable. 

Overall CMAT Exam Analysis 2018

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Difficulty Level
Quantitative Techniques &
25 100 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 25 100 Moderate to Difficult
25 100 Moderate
General Awareness 25 100 Moderate to Difficult

CMAT 2018 Sectional Analysis, Percentile & Scores

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation (Quant & DI)

Total questions

Difficulty level

Major Topics

Good attempts for 96-99 sectional percentile



Arithmetic – Time and Distance, Time and Work, Profit & Loss, Percentage; Number System; Algebra; Geometry; Modern Math


Language Comprehension

Total questions

Difficulty level

Major Topics

Share of RC passages – 15 questions

Question types

Good attempts for 96-99 sectional percentile



RC Passages, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, vocabulary usage

3 Short RC passages with 3 questions each 1 Long RC passage with 6 questions

Directly related to RC passage


Logical Reasoning

Total questions

Difficulty level

Major Topics

Good attempts for 96-99 sectional percentile


Moderate to


Individual questions not based on sets


General Awareness

Total questions

Difficulty level

Major Topics

Good attempts for 96-99 sectional percentile


Moderate to difficult

Current affairs, static GK


CMAT 2018 Expected Sectional Cut-offs


Total attempts

Percentile at 90% accurate attempts

Percentile at 80% accurate attempts

Percentile at 70% accurate attempts

Quant & DI





Language Comprehension





Logical Reasoning





General Awareness





CMAT 2018 Expected Overall Percentile Cut-offs

Overall score

Cut-off percentile











CMAT Exam Analysis 2017

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), is a national-level admission test. CMAT 2017 was conducted on Saturday, 28th Jan 2017. CMAT, like previous years, was a computer-based test and comprised 100 questions. It had four sections and each section had 25 questions. A student had 180 minutes to solve them. 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer while an incorrect attempt leads to negative marking. A detailed analysis of CMAT 2017 is given below:

CMAT 2017 Exam Pattern:

Given below is a general overview of the four sections of CMAT:

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Types of Questions Difficulty Level
Quantitative Techniques &
25 100

Questions were mostly from all areas of quantitative aptitude: Arithmetic and Algebra,

Modern Algebra, Geometry/ Mensuration/ Coordinate Geometry and

Number Systems to name a few.

Logical Reasoning 25 100 A mix of Mathematical Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning questions Moderate-Difficult
25 100

Questions were based on Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary,

Sentence Correction, Para Jumble, homophones/Common Confusables etc.

General Awareness 25 100 Primarily Static GK with a couple of questions from Current Affairs Moderate

CMAT 2017 Difficulty Level

CMAT 2017 was moderate in terms of the difficulty level. The performance of a student in the Language Comprehension and General Awareness sections was expected to be the key differentiator; the other two sections (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) were quite doable in which the questions were of easy to moderate in terms of the difficulty level.

CMAT Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation Analysis:

Questions in this section were mostly from all areas of quantitative aptitude: Arithmetic and Algebra, Modern Algebra, Geometry/ Mensuration/ Coordinate Geometry and Number Systems to name a few. About 2 to 3 questions were from probability. Data Interpretation Analysis sets involved Tabulation, Pie-chart etc. The difficulty level of the section was moderate. While most of the questions were doable, there were 2-3 tricky questions. An attempt of around 18-20 questions in this section would be considered good.

CMAT Logical Reasoning Analysis:

This section had questions from both Verbal as well as Analytical Reasoning. The section had no group questions and all were stand-alone questions. The section was pretty time-consuming and of moderate to difficult level. An attempt of around 15 questions would be considered good.

CMAT Language Comprehension Analysis:

The section was along the lines of the earlier CMAT. Passages were short and of about 200-250 words, with 3-7 questions each. The passages were easy to read and comprehend but the questions of the passages were a little difficult. There were mostly implied questions. The rest of questions were of sentence correction, Para jumbles, synonym, and antonym, fill in the blanks etc. An attempt of around 18-20 questions in this section was possible and would be considered good.

CMAT General Awareness Analysis:

Toughest of all the sections. This section was also very similar to that of the previous CMAT exams. About one-third of questions were based on current affairs and one could have solved the questions only if kept in touch with the newspaper or other news media regularly. Questions on Static GK ranged from Art and Culture, Sport, Science, Polity, Awards & Honors etc. An attempt of around 12 plus questions would be considered very good.

Overall, an attempt of about 60-65 questions with around 80-85% accuracy should fetch a good percentile score. However, the cut-offs for good institutes are likely to remain high.

Disclaimer: All details related to analysis have been gathered from various sources, and are subject to change. Candidates must cross-check with the official website of the examination before taking a final decision.

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CMAT 2019 Result

The CMAT 2019 Result will be announced in the month of February 2019. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2019) is a national-level, computer-based management entrance test. Every year, a large number of candidates apply for this online test. Until this year, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) used to be the conducting authority of CMAT. However, National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to be the conducting body of this exam starting in 2019.

CMAT is taken by candidates who wish to pursue management programmes. Candidates are evaluated based on their performance in various sections like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

The CMAT 2018 was announced on 15th February 2018 by AICTE on its official website. The CMAT result 2018 included candidates' section-wise and overall scores. By providing credential details, candidates were able to view their respective CMAT scores.

On the basis of CMAT result, AICTE also releases a merit list to shortlist candidates for admission. Candidates need to download and print their respective CMAT scorecards from the official website, as no hard copy of the scorecard is sent at their postal address.

Highlights of CMAT Result 2019

CMAT Result Date February 2019
Mode Online
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
CMAT Scorecard Detail Total score and Percentile ranking, Scaled score for each section
CMAT Score Validity 2019-20 (1 year )
  • The qualifying marks for CMAT are expected to vary between 140-300 this year.
  • The section-wise CMAT Results are declared after the CMAT exam is conducted. The result list includes all the candidates who qualify in the CMAT exam.
  • An email is sent to the qualified candidates on their registered email, informing them about CMAT scorecard. It won’t be sent by post.
  • In the scorecard, 4 sections of the CMAT examination include details of the marks obtained by the candidate.
  • The CMAT scorecard includes a scale score for each section, total scores as well as a percentage ranking.

Steps to View CMAT Result 2019

  • Visit the official website of AICTE-CMAT to view CMAT results.
  • Click on the link available to access the result.
  • Login by entering the required details.
  • CMAT scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and save the scorecard.
  • Take a printout for further reference.

CMAT Scorecard 2019

CMAT scorecard is a crucial document that candidates must carry during the selection process. Following details would be mentioned on the scorecard.

  • Roll number
  • Registration number
  • Score obtained in CMAT
  • Rank
  • Candidate's Category
  • Status of CMAT Result

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CMAT 2019 Selection Process

While cracking CMAT is a crucial step to become eligible for admission in AICTE-approved Institutions and Universities, the next stage of selection after the entrance exam is what matters the most. Those who are curious to know the next steps involved in the admission process to their dream B-schools, after being through with the CMAT examination, this is the place for the necessary information.

Candidates who qualify the exam and meet the required cut-off or feature in the merit list are invited for the final selection process by the respective colleges that they had applied for at the time of registration.

The final selection process for CMAT is conducted by the institutes and generally consists of the following steps:

  • Group Discussion (GD)/ Written Aptitude Test (WAT)
  • Personal Interview (PI)
  • Final Selection

Based on the performance in GD/WAT and PI, institutes announce their final selection lists, which are either published on the website or sent to the selected candidates.

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CMAT Cut-Off 2019

Once the results of CMAT 2019 are declared, the participating institutes will release CMAT 2019 cut-off list. The cut-off marks of CMAT 2019 are the minimum qualifying marks that candidates will be required to score in order to be considered for admission in various B-Schools and institutes. CMAT 2019 is likely to be conducted on 27th January 2019 and the result of the exam is expected to be released in the month of February 2019. Candidates meeting the cut-off criteria of CMAT will be shortlisted for the next rounds of the selection process that includes, Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

With the help of CMAT 2019 cut-off, candidates can get an estimate of scores required to get into a particular institute. On the basis of the percentile and the cut-off marks of various B-Schools and institutes, candidates can seek admission in the participating institutes. It must be noted by the candidates that the cut-off of CMAT 2019 will vary from institute to institute and will be different for each category.

CMAT Cut-off 2019 Important Dates



Exam Date

27th January 2019

Declaration of Result

1st week of February 2019

Cut-Off Release

After Result Declaration

How to Check CMAT 2019 Cut-off

Every participating institute will have a different cutoff list, however, candidates can check and download the institute-wise cut-off of CMAT and save the CMAT cutoff list for future reference.

Factors Determining CMAT Cut-off

The cut-off of CMAT 2019 depends on multiple factors. The cut-off that will be released by the CMAT participating institutes will depend on the following factors:

  • The difficulty level of the CMAT exam 2019

  • The number of candidates who have appeared in the entrance exam

  • The total number of candidates who have passed the entrance exam

  • The total number of seats available in various management programmes of the participating institutes

CMAT Expected Cut-offs in Top Institutes


Cut-off marks

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies

99.92 percentile

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

99.06 percentile

Goa Institute of Management

99.85 percentile

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

99.2 percentile

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

95 percentile

JIM, Noida

82 percentile

IFIM Business School, Bangalore

85 percentlie

BIT, Mesra

75 percentile

DY Patil School of Management, Pune

75 percentile

BIMTECH, Greater Noida

75 percentile

 Note: The cut-off marks are tentative and based on the previous years’ CMAT Cut-offs. 

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Best Books for CMAT 2019

When it comes to preparing for any competitive entrance exam, one of the first steps that candidates need to take is to find best books for CMAT preparation. Although there is no shortage of preparation books in the market, however, choosing the best books for CMAT 2019 can prove to be a difficult task.

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) evaluates the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. One of the best way to study for CMAT 2019 is to study from CMAT best books as it will help the candidates to prepare in the best possible way. Choosing right set of preparation books will not only guide the candidates for their exam preparation but these books will help in effective and advanced preparation.

How to Select the Best Books for CMAT 2019

  • While selecting the best books for CMAT 2019, candidates must ensure that the book should be of latest edition.

  • Candidates must ensure that the book covers all the topics that are prescribed in the CMAT Syllabus.

  • The book that is selected should be understandable and should be written in an effective language.

  • Candidates must make sure that the books they select are written by renowned authors/writers that have correct theories and explanations.

  • contains sample papers of SNAP along with the solutions.

  • To help the candidates understand the topics covered, the book must be in easy and comprehensible language.

  • The books that are selected should include previous years’ question papers or sample papers with solutions.

Best Books for Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma

Best Books for General Awareness

  • General Knowledge by Disha Experts

  • General Knowledge 2018 by Manohar Pandey

Best Books for Language Comprehension

The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability by Sujit Kumar

Best Books for Logical Reasoning

A modern approach to logical reasoning by RS Agarwal

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CMAT 2019 Admit Card

The CMAT 2019 admit card will be issued by the exam conducting authority, i.e. National Testing Agency (NTA). Once the admit cards are published, candidates may access the CMAT admit card 2019 by visiting the official website of CMAT. Candidates will be able to download their respective CMAT 2019 admit cards by entering their login credentials- Registered ID and Password.

Candidates are intimated about the CMAT admit card on their registered E-mail ID or mobile number. Therefore, it is mandatory for candidates to register for CMAT with a valid E-mail address. In addition, it is compulsory for all the candidates to carry their admit card on the exam day, as they will not get permission to sit for the exam without a valid admit card/hall ticket.

Note: CMAT admit card is not be provided to the candidates through any other means.

Important Dates Related to CMAT Admit Card 2019



Availability of CMAT Admit Card

January 2019

CMAT 2019 Exam Date

January 2019

Declaration of CMAT 2018 Result

2nd week of February 2018

Steps to Download CMAT Admit Card 2019

Applicants of CMAT 2018 must download and take a print out of the CMAT admit card. By following the below steps, they will be able to access their CMAT admit card/hall ticket:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CMAT.

Step 2: Click on the tab available to 'Download Admit Card'.

Step 3: Enter details such as Name, Registered ID, and Password.

Step 4: After entering the details, click on the 'Submit' button.

Step 5: Download the 'CMAT Admit Card' and take a printout on a plain A-4 sheet and save it for future use.

Important Instructions Before Printing CMAT Admit Card 2019

  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without a valid admit card of CMAT 2019.

  • Candidates must check all the details mentioned on the CMAT 2019 admit card. In case of any discrepancy, the same should be immediately reported to the officials.

  • Candidates must reach the exam center at least one hour before the commencement of the entrance exam.

  • It is important for every candidate to carry at least two identity proofs (Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card or Passport) with them on the exam day.

  • Candidates must keep the CMAT 2019 admit card safe for future reference.

  • Test takers must follow all the instructions mentioned on the CMAT 2019 admit card.

Details Mentioned on CMAT 2019 Admit Card

The following details are displayed on the CMAT 2019 admit card:

  • Candidate's Name

  • Candidate's Roll number

  • Date of the exam

  • Father's Name

  • Venue of CMAT 

  • Photograph and signature of the candidate

  • Time duration of the exam

  • Important exam instructions

Documents Required Along with CMAT 2019 Admit Card

Along with the CMAT 2019 admit card, candidates will be required to carry Pan Card, Voter ID card, Passport, valid Cast certificate (for SC/ST category candidates), self-attested copy of the CMAT Admit card or Physically disabled certificate (for PwD candidates) as photo-ID proofs on the day of the exam.

Steps to take in case of any discrepancy in CMAT Admit Card 2019

  • After downloading the CMAT admit card, candidates must carefully verify all the details mentioned on the CMAT hall ticket.

  • If any candidate finds an error/mistake, then the same must be immediately reported to the examination authority.

  • Candidates can call on the customer care number or write to them via E-mail. CMAT helpline number is 91-8429996897, 9453827201 and 9453827203 and E-mail ID:

FAQS on CMAT Admit Card 2019

1. How do I get my CMAT admit card?

Candidates only have an option to download their CMAT admit card online from the official website of exam conducting authority. No hard copy of CMAT admit card will be sent to the candidates via post.

2. What if I don't receive the CMAT admit card?

If any candidate does not receive any communication regarding the CMAT admit card, then the same must be immediately reported to the exam conducting authority.

3. Is it necessary to carry a photo- identity proof along with the CMAT admit card on the day of the exam?

Yes, it is important to carry at least two identity proofs (Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card or Passport) on the exam day.

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How to Apply for CMAT 2019

While filling the CMAT application form, the applicants must enter the required details as well as upload all the necessary documents. Applicants must keep all the required documents ready before beginning the application process for CMAT examination. Before filling the CMAT application form, candidates must read the following instructions:

  • Check the CMAT eligibility criteria before you start filling the application form.
  • There should be no breakage of Internet during the CMAT registration process.
  • You should be ready with all the necessary information such as your qualification details which you have to enter while registering for the CMAT exam.
  • The photograph you upload should be absolutely clear and it should've been taken on a white background.
  • The scanned signature that you upload while registering should be scanned clearly and done on a white background.
  • You should use a valid Email-ID so that all the future communication about CMAT is done on the same ID.
  • You should share a valid mobile number so that all information via SMS can be sent to this number.
  • A valid Credit/Debit card should be used in case you want to pay the applicaton fee ONLINE.
  • You should print 3 copies of challan in case you have to pay CMAT registration fee in cash at the bank.

The details about various pre-required documents that the candidates must keep ready are given below:

  • Academic details
  • A valid mobile number
  • A valid e-mail ID
  • Scanned image of Signature of the candidate
  • Scanned image of Passport size photograph of the candidate
  • Details of credit or debit card (if the candidates wish to make online fee payment)

The specifications for scanned images are given below:

  • The passport size photograph that the candidates wish to scan must be clear with a white colour background.
  • The dimension of the photograph must be 140 x 160.
  • The scanned image must be less than 60 KB.
  • The signature must be clear and the background must be of white colour.
  • The dimension of the signature must be 60 x 90.
  • The scanned image of signature must be less than 30 KB.

Steps to Apply for CMAT 2019

For filling the CMAT 2019 application form, the candidates must visit the official website of CMAT. The application process of CMAT 2019 involves the following stages:

  • Registration
  • Payment of Application Fee
  • Filling & Confirming Application Form

Step-1: Self Registration

  • Firstly, visit the official website and click on 'New Registration' under 'Registration Info' section.  
  • You have to do Self Registration by adding some basic details.
  • You must ensure that the details entered on this Self Registration form are correct and you must verify it before you click on 'SUBMIT' button on the page.
  • Once you SUBMIT the page, you cannot edit any data entered on this page. A login password will be sent to you via E-mail and SMS following this process.
  • Once you register, you can wish to login to the registration portal whenever you want, as an' EXISTING USER'. You can login with the help of your e-mail ID. 

Step-2: Payment of Application Fee

You can make the payment in either of the two modes mentioned below:

Online Payment:

  • Payment by using Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.
  • Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation E-mail and SMS.
  • Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of the registration process.

Cash Payment in SBI bank:

  • You can select the option to pay by cash at any of the designated SBI bank branch.
  • You will see a challan on your screen with your details already filled in it. You need to take 3 printouts of this challan, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies.
  • Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation.

Step-3: Confirmation of Application Submission

  • Once you have filled the complete form, you can once again check the complete data entered by clicking on 'VIEW/MODIFY' button.
  • Once you are sure that all the data entered is accurate, you will have to accept a declaration and click on 'I AGREE' and 'SUBMIT' buttons.
  • Your form will be finally submitted and there is no provision to change the data after the submission.
  • You can click on 'PREVIEW' button to view your filled form.
  • You should PRINT your filled form and keep a copy with you for future reference.

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CMAT 2019 Answer Key

With the help of CMAT 2019 answer key, candidates can calculate their probable scores and get to know how they performed in the entrance exam. Candidates must note that National Testing Agency, which is the conducting authority of CMAT from 2019, may or may not release the answer key on its official website. However, some of the coaching institutes release unofficial CMAT answer key for the candidates who appear for the exam. CMAT is a gateway for students to get admission in various postgraduate management courses offered by popular B-schools in India.

Since the CMAT official answer key is usually not available, candidates may check the answer key released by the coaching institutes and experts. The CMAT answer key has the correct answers to all the questions asked in the entrance exam. Candidates can cross-check the answers from the CMAT answer key to estimate their chances of getting shortlisted for the next rounds of admission.

Note: The answer key released by coaching institutes should not be considered final. Candidates must wait for the results.

Important Dates of CMAT 2019 Answer Key



CMAT 2019 Exam Date

27th January 2019

CMAT 2019 Answer Key

To be Released

Declaration of CMAT 2019 Result

February 2019

Steps to Download CMAT 2019 Answer Key

To check the correct responses to the questions asked in the entrance exam, test-takers should follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: When the CMAT 2019 answer key is released by the coaching institutes, candidates have to click on the link provided on this page.

Step 2: The link can be used to view the answer key of CMAT 2019.

Step 3: After clicking on the link, download the PDF file of the CMAT 2019 answer key.

Step 4: Candidates can cross-check their answers with that of CMAT 2019 answer key.

Marking Scheme of CMAT 2019 Answer Key

Below is the marking scheme of CMAT 2019 answer key:

  • In CMAT 2019, 4 marks are allotted to the candidates for every correct answer.

  • 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Type of Answer


For Correct answer

+4 marks

For Wrong answer

-1 mark

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CMAT Mock Test

To assess the level of exam preparation, practicing CMAT mock tests on a regular basis is a good way to help candidates prepare better for CMAT 2019. Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for all the management candidates willing to take admission into various management programmes. Mock tests are exactly like the real question paper, which includes all exam related information in a sequential manner. Mock tests for CMAT not only helps to improve the speed and accuracy of solving different kinds of questions, but these tests will help you to identify the right type of questions to attempt in the actual exam. In order to boost your level of preparation for the entrance exam it is advisable to take different types of mock tests for CMAT.

CMAT Mock Test Series at CollegeDekho

The series of CMAT Mock test will be available soon!

How to Access CMAT Mock Test with Solutions

The steps to access the CMAT mock test are mentioned below:

  • For taking mock tests, create a Login account at CollegeDekho.

  • After successful login, you can start taking the exam.

  • Click on 'Submit’ tab after completing your exam.

  • Once you submit the exam, your exam score will display on the screen.

What is the Importance of CMAT Mock Test

  • Mock tests helps to create a proper strategy for entrance exam preparation.

  • Mock tests helps you experience the real CMAT questions, which helps to boost the level of self-confidence in the exam.

  • Mock tests gives a brief idea about the level of difficulty of the actual exam and expose you to a large variety of questions.

  • With the help of mock tests, you gain a thorough understanding of the concepts.

  • Mock tests are effective sources of revision which is utmost important for clearing entrance exams.

Quick Look at CMAT Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

If you are one of those preparing for CMAT 2019, then, you must know the exam pattern and marking scheme of the entrance exam. Given below is a snapshot of CMAT exam pattern and marking scheme.

  • CMAT consists of multiple type of questions (MCQ). There are four options for each question in the exam.

  • The total exam duration of CMAT is 180 minutes/ 3 hours.

  • The total number of sections in the CMAT question paper is 4 that includes Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

  • According to the marking scheme of CMAT 2019, for each correct answer, four marks are allotted to the candidates.

  • There is a negative marking in the exam. For each wrong answer, one mark is deducted.

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CMAT Coaching Institutes

For the management aspirants, cracking CMAT and securing a seat in top CMAT colleges across the country can be stressful to manage. However, aspirants can make their exam preparation journey easy and hassle free by joining a CMAT coaching institute. CMAT, short for Common Management Admission Test is an online management entrance exam that is conducted at national level for all the CMAT aspirants. After the entrance exam is conducted, CMAT 2019 scores are accepted by all the CMAT participating institutes and candidates qualifying the entrance exam can take admission into MBA and PGDM programmes across the country.

Coaching institutes have always been a centre of providing guidance to its students. If you are one of those aiming to crack CMAT 2019, then, it is important for you to join a good coaching institute. CMAT coaching institute will not only broaden your scope of knowledge about the subject matter, but these institutes will teach you the shortcuts for quick learning and how you can use them during exam time.

How To Choose Best Coaching Institute

CMAT aspirants must consider the following factors before joining CMAT coaching institute:

  • Distance and the timings of the coaching institute is an important factor to be considered while choosing a coaching institute.

  • Teachers and faculty members are the building blocks of any coaching institute. While choosing a coaching institute, candidates must take feedback from ex-coaching students regarding the teachers and faculty members.

  • Before selecting a coaching institute, candidates must know about the success rate of the coaching institute.

  • Candidates should know about the evaluation procedure of the coaching institute.

  • Fee structure and refund system of the coaching institute are also important factors that must be taken care of before selecting a coaching institute.

  • For any entrance exam preparation, study material is very important. Candidates must be equipped with high-quality study material that covers the syllabus extensively. Therefore, before joining a coaching institute, candidates must check for the study material provided by the coaching institute.

Top Coaching Institutes in India for MBA Entrance Preparation

Here is the list of some of the top coaching institutes in India that prepares the students for MBA entrance exams:

Endeavour Careers

Byju’s Classes



Career Launcher



Prudence Academy

Bulls Eye

PT Education



Top Coaching Institutes for CMAT in Delhi, NCR

IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Connaught Place, Delhi

Fluke Academy, South Extension Part I, Delhi

Teachwell Professional Studies Institute Pvt. Ltd., Pitampura, Delhi

BST Competitive Classes, Pitampura, Delhi

Smart Prep Education Pvt. Ltd., Vikaspuri, Delhi

Career Mentor, Career Mentor

Prudence Academy, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi

Infinite School of Learning, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi

Dhirati Education - Classes By FMS/IIT Alumni, Tilak Nagar, Delhi

Saurav Indra, Rohini, Delhi



Top Coaching Institutes for CMAT in Kolkata, West Bengal 

I.M.S. Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Elgin, Kolkata

Erudite Education, Park Street, Kolkata

Cubix Educational Institute Pvt. Ltd., Park Street, Kolkata

Ravi Raja's Classes, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

Edu World, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Career Guide, Dum Dum, Kolkata

Worldwin, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Anindya Saha, Kaikhali, Kolkata

Eduguide, Nagar Bazaar, Kolkata

Top Coaching Institutes for CMAT in Mumbai, Maharashtra 

MBA PATHSHALA, Thane West, Mumbai

Success Forum, Thane West, Mumbai

The Prayas India, Bhandup West, Mumbai

IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Bandra East, Mumbai

Avon Academy, Vashi, Mumbai

Khyati Mehta Freelancer, Kandivali West, Mumbai

Success Forum, Dadar West, Mumbai

Iyer Expert Guidance, Mulund West, Mumbai

Manoeuvre, Borivali West, Mumbai

Tutor Jar, Vasai West, Mumbai



Top Coaching Institutes for CMAT in Chennai, Tamil Nadu 

I.M.S. Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Adyar, Chennai

Chennai Race Coaching Institute Pvt. Ltd., T. Nagar, Chennai

Nesto Educational Welfare Trust, T. Nagar, Chennai

Paradigm Expert Classes, Ashok Nagar, Chennai

Global Smart Infotech & Education, Royapettah, Chennai

Velans Academy, Valasaravakkam, Chennai

Best Engineering & School Tutions, Ambattur, Chennai

TIME Institute, Nungambakkam, Chennai

OM Coaching Centre, Agaram, Chennai

Top Coaching Institutes for CMAT in Bangalore, Karnataka 

IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Koramangala, Bangalore

Giraffe Learning, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore

I.M.S. Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Malleswaram, Bangalore

Summit Careers, Jayanagar, Bangalore

IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Jayanagar, Bangalore

Reknown Edu Services, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore

Aptech Computer & Aviation Academy, Electronic City, Bangalore

Anu Gyan Edu Co, Bhoopasandra, Bangalore

Time Education Bangalore Pvt. Ltd., Indira Nagar, Bangalore

Top Coaching Institutes for CMAT in Jaipur, Rajasthan 

IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Lalkothi, Jaipur

Aptimania, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur

Aryans Vedic Mathematics, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur

Career Launcher, Mansarovar, Jaipur

Endeavor Career Pvt. Ltd., Tonk Road, Jaipur

Safeducate Learning Pvt. Ltd, Lal Kothi, Jaipur

Khanna Classes, Mansarovar, Jaipur

NIDT, Mansarovar, Jaipur

Aquil Home Tuition, Jaisingh Pura Khor, Jaipur

Top Online Coaching Institutes for CMAT in Hyderabad, Telangana 

Abhyaas, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

Mythris Management Academy, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

I.M.S. Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Begumpet, Hyderabad

My3 Educational Academy, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad

Bismillah Home Tuitions, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad

Guru Academy, Barkatpura, Hyderabad

Dice Academy, Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad

Sri Sai Ram Tuitions, Toli Chowki, Hyderabad

ICFAI University - Flexible Learning Programs, Panjagutta, Hyderabad

Sree Matha Commerce Academy, Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad



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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. Untill 2018, AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) was the organising body for CMAT.


CMAT 2019 Important Dates

Events Schedule
Application Process Start Date 22nd October 2018
Application Process End Date 15th December 2018
Admit Card Date 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Date of Examination 27th January 2019
Release of Answer Key 1 or 2 weeks after the exam
Declaration of Result 1st week of February 2019

CMAT 2019 Exam Centers

The list of CMAT 2019 exam cities is yet to be released. However, you may look at the exam centers for last year to get an idea of the locations for this year's examination. 

Agartala Faridabad Mohali
Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Mumbai
Ahmednagar Ghaziabad Mysore
Amritsar Gulbarga Nagpur
Amravati Gurgaon Nanded
Allahbad Guwahati Nasik
Aurangabad Gwalior Navi Mumbai
Banglore Gautam Budh Nagar(Noida/Gr.Noida) Panaji
Bareilly Hyderabad Patna
Bhavnagar Indore Ponda
Belgaum Jabalpur Pune
Bhilai-Durg Jaipur Rajkot
Bhubneswar Jammu Raipur
Bhopal Jamshedpur Ranchi
Bhuj Jodhpur Shimla
Chandigarh Kadi Solapur
Coimbatore Kanpur Solan
Chennai Kochi Srinagar
Davangere Kolhapur Surat
Dehradun Kolkata Thane
Dhule Kozhikode Trivandrum
Delhi Lucknow Udaipur
Dhanbad Ludhiana Vadodara
Dharwad Mangalore Varanasi
Durgapur Meerut Visakhapatnam

Contact Details

National Testing Agency (NTA)

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


Important Dates

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CMAT 2019 Important Events Dates
Registration 22 Oct to 15 Dec, 2018
Exam Date 27 Jan, 2019

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