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CMAT 2023 - Notification (Out), Exam Date, Registration (Closed), Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus, Updates

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CMAT 2023

CMAT 2023 exam date has not been announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is expected to be conducted in the first or second week of April 2023. CMAT 2023 application form correction window was available from March 14 to March 16, 2023. The registrations and application fee payment concluded on March 13, 2023, at 11: 50 PM. It will be conducted in a computer-based test mode in more than 100 test cities across India for a duration of three hours.

Candidates seeking admission into MBA colleges were able to fill out the CMAT 2023 application form from the official NTA website ( CMAT 2023 registration fee is INR 2,000 (INR 1,000 for women and reserved category students). It is important to check the eligibility criteria for CMAT 2023 before filling out the application form.

CMAT 2023 is a popular MBA entrance exam conducted for admission to AICTE-approved MBA colleges in India. It is considered among the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. Approximately 70,000 candidates appear for the exam every year. The CMAT 2023 exam question paper will have 100 questions on Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, General Awareness, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. No changes are expected in the CMAT exam pattern and syllabus 2023.

More than 1300 MBA colleges in the country accept CMAT 2023 scores, some of which include JBIMS, SIMSREE, Great Lakes Institute of Management, K J Somaiya Mumbai, PUMBA, and Welingkar Mumbai. MBA aspirants interested in applying for CMAT 2023 can find all the information related to the exam on this page.

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CMAT 2023 Exam Highlights

Qualifying CMAT 2023 exam helps aspiring candidates to get admission to more than 1000 MBA colleges in India. It is one of the prominent and comparatively easy examinations for all management institutes.  The CMAT 2023 scores are accepted by some of the top B-schools in India such as Great Lakes Institute of Management, PUMBA, K J Somaiya Mumbai, JBIMS, SIMSREE, and Welingkar Mumbai. Here are some key highlights of the CMAT 2023 exam.

CMAT 2023 Particulars

CMAT 2023 Details

Exam Name

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

Conducted by

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

National-Level Exam

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Language


Exam Mode


Courses Offered


No. of Colleges Accepting CMAT Score


Exam Sections

  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  • Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability

  • General Awareness

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Total Number of Questions


Type of Questions


No. of Exam Cities


Maximum Exam Score


No. of Applicants

70,000 (Approx.)

CMAT Application Mode


CMAT Application Fees

  • General Category Male: INR 2000
  • General Category Female: INR 1000

  • Third Gender: INR 1000

  • Reserved Category: INR 1000

CMAT 2023 Official Website

CMAT 2023 Important Dates

Check out the CMAT 2023 exam dates below:

CMAT 2023 Events

CMAT 2023 Dates

CMAT 2023 Notification

February 13, 2023

CMAT 2023 Application opening date

February 13, 2023

CMAT 2023 applications closing date

March 13, 2023 (Closed)

Last date to pay transaction fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/UPI / Paytm Wallet

March 13, 2023 (Closed)

CMAT 2023 application correction window

March 14 to March 16, 2023 (Closed)

CMAT 2023 admit card downloading starts

Last Week of March 2023

CMAT 2023 exam date

April 2 or April 9, 2023 (Expected)

CMAT 2023 answer key release date

To be Announced

Last date to challenge the answer key of the CMAT 2023

To be Announced

CMAT 2023 result date

To be Announced

CMAT 2023 Registration Process

The registration process for the CMAT 2023 exam began on February 13, 2023. The CMAT 2023 application form has been released online on the official website. There are a few steps that the applicants must follow in order to register for CMAT. Here the steps to register for CMAT 2023 have been discussed briefly.

  • Step 1: Candidates will have to create a log-in.
  • Step 2: Fill up the CMAT registration form 2023.
  • Step 3: Upload the photograph and all other required documents on the registration form.
  • Step 4: Pay the CMAT 2023 registration fee.
  • Step 5: View the CMAT 2023 registration summary and save the filled form. 

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CMAT 2023 Exam Centers

The CMAT 2023 exam will be held in various exam centers in 110 cities in India.  Candidates can select up to four locations from the test cities to take up the entrance exam. The choice to select their preferred exam city was given to aspirants while filling up the application form for CMAT 2023. the complete list of CMAT 2023 exam centers will be updated here once it is available on the official website.

CMAT 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for the CMAT 2023 exam will be available for the candidates who have registered successfully for the entrance exam. All the registered candidates can download the CMAT 2023 admit card from the official site of NTA. Mentioned below are the steps to download the CMAT admit card 2023:

  • Visit the NTA website
  • Click on the 'CMAT 2023 Admit Card' tab
  • Enter application number and date of birth or password
  • Click on submit to log in to your account
  • Download your admit card

CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The question paper for CMAT 2023 will be divided into 5 sections. Candidates must note that there is no negative marking in the exam and for every correct response 4 marks will be awarded. Check the details of the CMAT 2023 exam pattern here:

CMAT 2023 ParticularsCMAT 2023 Details
Number of questions100
Number of questions per section20
Marks per question4
Difficulty levelModerate to Difficult
Sectional time-limitNo
Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
Negative marking-1
Total marks400

CMAT Syllabus 2023

The CMAT 2023 syllabus contains all the required information about the CMAT 2023 entrance test and also about the kind of questions that could be asked in the Computer-Based Test. The analysis of old question papers for CMAT 2023 helps to predict the difficulty level of the examination. The CMAT 2023 syllabus also helps the candidates to understand the important sections of the examination.


Important Topics

Logical Reasoning

Linear Arrangements, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, etc.

General Awareness

Economy, Business, World, Politics, Sports, Culture, Society

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Algebra, Time-Speed-Distance, Allegation & Mixtures, Geometry, Graph, Quadratic and Linear Equations

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Questions about entrepreneurship and start-up

Language Comprehension

Grammar, Reading Comprehension, English Usage Errors, Para jumbles

CMAT 2023 Answer Key

The answer keys are made available on the official website of CMAT 2023, within a few days after the exam is conducted. CMAT answer key 2023 can be accessed by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website (
  • Click on the link 'Display Question Papers and Responses' option. 
  • Enter Application No, Password, and Security Pin.
  • Click on Sign in.
  • The CMAT 2023 answer keys and response sheets will be displayed on the screen.
  • Take a printout of the answer keys for future reference.

CMAT Result 2023

CMAT 2023 result will be declared on the official site of the National Testing Agency. The candidates will have to just download the CMAT Result 2023 and also can take out a printout if required. Here are the required steps to download the results for CMAT 2023.

  • Visit the CMAT 2023 official website

  • Click on the 'CMAT 2023 NTA scorecard' tab 

  • Enter your application number and password or date of birth

  • Click on 'Submit' and download the CMAT 2023 scorecard cum result.

CMAT Cutoff 2023

The marks required for admission in MBA colleges are actually the CMAT cutoff scores. The cutoff is set basically to choose the best possible candidates for admission to the colleges. The CMAT 2023 cutoff will be announced by the authority after the announcement of the results. Below is the list of colleges providing admissions to aspirants based on their CMAT scores.

Name of B-Schools

CMAT 2023 Expected Cutoff





GOAInstitute of Management


KJ Somaiya


Great Lakes Institute of Management




Dept. Of Mgmt Sciences, University of Pune


IPE Hyderabad




Welingkar Institute Of Management, Mumbai


Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management






NL Dalmiya Institute of Management


Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida


XISS Ranchi HR


IMT Nagpur


IMT Hyderabad


ITM Navi Mumbai


Welingkar Institute Of Management, Bangalore


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CMAT 2023 MBA Admission Process

The CMAT 2023 MBA admission process is divided into 5 simple steps. The admission procedure takes place through the following 5 steps which are;

  • Registration for CMAT
  • Choose the B-Schools and Apply
  • CMAT exam 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 GD, PI and WAT.

CMAT 2023 Exam Admission Process (FLOWCHART)

Given below is the admission process for the CMAT exam 2023.

 CMAT 2023 Admission Process

CMAT Exam Changes in Recent Years

Candidates can find the changes in the CMAT exam in recent years below.

Point of DifferenceCMAT Exam 2022CMAT Exam 2021
Exam dateApril 9March 31
Exam duration3 hours3 hours 30 minutes
Exam Shift3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Single shift)

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Two shifts)

Total Questions100125
Total Marks400500
Section-wise QuestionsEach section will have 20 questionsEach section had 25 questions
Mandatory Section5 and Innovation and Entrepreneurship section will be considered for percentile score calculation

4 mandatory sections and one optional section; Score of Innovation and Entrepreneurship section was not considered for percentile score calculation

Sectional LimitNoNo
Exam Cities124153

CMAT 2023 Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA) is the new conducting body of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2023. The creation of NTA has been approved as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct various entrance exams such as JEE, NEET, CMAT, GPAT, and UGC NET for admission in courses offered at higher educational institutions. Until 2018, AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) was the conducting body for CMAT.

CMAT 2023 Contact Details

For any CMAT 2023 exam related issue, candidates can contact the conducting authority through the details provided below: 

Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre, 

Important Dates

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FAQs about CMAT

What is the maximum number of attempts in CMAT 2023?

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

Is it mandatory to take the CMAT 2023 exam for MBA admissions?

No, the CMAT is not required for MBA admission. However, if you want to gain admission at AICTE-approved institutes, you must sit the CMAT exam for admission to Management programmes. You can also take alternative MBA admission examinations that your college accepts. Some colleges even provide direct admission without requiring an entrance exam.

How can I be sure if I have to take the CMAT exam 2023?

Check the admission procedures 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 entrance exam. and get admission to top MBA colleges.

What is the maximum age limit for CMAT?

There is no age bar to apply for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT).

Will CMAT 2023 be conducted online or offline?

The CMAT 2023 exam is given in computer-based mode at specified testing centres. Candidates must punch in their answers using the given computer system's keypad and mouse. Candidates are assigned an examination centre in the city of their choice, as specified on the CMAT application form.

Do IIMs accept CMAT scores?

CMAT scores are not accepted by the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). Admission to IIMs can only be taken through the CAT entrance exam. Therefore, if you want to get admission in IIMs better appear for CAT exam

Do government MBA colleges in India accept CMAT?

Admission to government-run business schools can be based on. The CMAT test is the doorway to the majority of Government MBA institutions in India that recognise CMAT marks. Top MBA universities accepting CMAT 2023 scores will begin their admissions process for CMAT test takers in 2023. Some of the top B-schools accepting CMAT 2023 results for MBA/PGDM admission 2023 include JBIMS, K J Somaiya, GIM Goa, Great Lakes, IRMA, Welingkar, PUMBA, and BIMTECH.

CMAT is conducted in which mode?

The CMAT 2023 exam will be taken in computer-based mode and will last 180 minutes, with students answering 100 questions for 400 points. The CMAT 2023 exam will be held in around 124 cities throughout the country.

How many times is the CMAT exam conducted?

According to current trends, the CMAT Exam is held once a year, most likely in March or April. The CMAT is given in 124 cities across India at various exam centres. You can select the CMAT test city based on your preferences and convenience.

Who is the conducting body of CMAT?

CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The CMAT is a three-hour computer-based online test that assesses candidates' abilities in areas such as quantitative techniques, logical reasoning, language comprehension, general awareness, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

What is CMAT Exam?

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to the country's Management Programme(s). This Test enables AICTE-affiliated participating institutions to choose suitable graduate candidates for admission to Management Courses. Every year, approximately 70,000 kids participate. Some of India's leading business schools accept CMAT scores, including SIMSREE, Great Lakes Institute of Management, JBIMS, K J Somaiya Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, and PUMBA.

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