CMAT 2019 Exam

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 05 Oct, 2018 21:44 IST


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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 offering management courses. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is going to be conducted on 28th January 2019, and the registration process for the examination will begin from 1st November 2018.

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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. From 2019, the CMAT exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Until this year, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had the responsibility of conducting the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT).

The application process for CMAT 2019 will start on 1st November and end on 30th November 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 2019.
  • 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 the next academic session 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.

CMAT 2019 Reservation Policy

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) has been scheduled to take place on 28th January 2019 and its registration process will start from 1st November 2018. The National Testing Agency (NTA), examination conducting authority of CMAT 2019, has not yet announced any kind of reservation policies for the candidates appearing for the CMAT 2019 exam. No seats are reserved for the different categories constituting of the General Category, Female Quota, OBC Category and SC/ST Category. The Kashmiri Migrants Category and Physically Handicapped Category have also got no reservation for CMAT examination. The rules and regulations along with the CMAT eligibility criteria remain the same for this year as well.

However, at the time of paying the registration fee through an online or offline medium, the amount paid by a General Category or OBC Category Candidates is different as compared to the amount paid by SC/ST and Female Candidates. A General or OBC Category candidate will have to pay a sum of Rs 1,400 (+bank charges), whereas, a candidate of ST/SC Category or a Female Candidate will pay only Rs 700 (+bank charges), as registration fee.

The reservation can be based on the statutory provisions of the State Government. However, the colleges accepting the CMAT 2019 score may or may not impose reservation criteria as an eligibility norm for the purpose of admission in the various PGDM and MBA courses. Candidates must also know that the reservation policies of these participating colleges of CMAT 2019 will vary from one institution to another as per their requirement and curriculum needs. In order to clear the doubts of the institutional reservation policies, candidates are advised to read the admission guidelines of these colleges before applying in them.

The selection of candidates under reservation will also depend upon the validation of the certification submitted by the candidates. For the Physically disabled candidates, submitting the certification of partial or complete disability is also compulsory at the time of admission. The final decision whether to accept or reject a candidate based on the reservation norms will reside in the hands of the college authorities. Candidates must remember that any forgery done in the reservation certification shall be liable to cancellation of the candidature and might also be liable to legal actions as per the level of offence committed.

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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 Exam Pattern

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an online examination conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to PGDM and MBA courses. Candidates qualifying the examination will be able to take admission in various AICTE approved institutes across the country. To appear for CMAT candidates must most important successfully apply for it. For this candidates can refer the How to Apply section and can go on applying for this national level examination. After successfully application procedure candidates must carefully go through the CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern. It is very important to understand the exam pattern as it will help in figuring out the structure of the examination that is about to be faced.

The exam pattern of CMAT 2019 consists of a few essential things that are visible on the question paper. These comprise of total number of questions, total marks, time duration, marking scheme, number of questions section-wise, exam timing, etc. Understanding the exam pattern will help in a better exam preparation. Candidates must also follow a strategic preparation plan for CMAT 2019, in order to clear the examination with excellent marks. Aspirants can check the detailed exam pattern of CMAT 2019 here to get a clear picture of the question paper and then start preparing for the examination systematically.

Highlights of CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CMAT is a computer-based online entrance exam, which is conducted over a duration of 180 minutes (three hours). CMAT tests candidates' abilities across various academic segments, and the ones who qualify get admission in MBA, PGDM and PGCM courses offered at the AICTE-approved B-schools in India. Check out the highlights of CMAT 2019 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 2019

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. 

CMAT 2019 Marking Scheme

National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct CMAT 2019 and are responsible for setting up the exam pattern and marking scheme for the examination. The examination previously was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). According to the official website, the exam pattern has not been changed from its previous version. As the examination is to take place on 28th January 2019, candidates must now start preparing for it keeping in mind the latest exam pattern and marking scheme along with the CMAT 2019 Syllabus.

The CMAT 2019 Marking Scheme will help candidates in understanding the weightage of marks per question and total marks, highlighting the marks deducted for every wrong answer. The total marks for the exam is 400 and the total marks per section is 100. There will be total of 100 questions comprising of 25 questions in each section and the marks allotted for each question is 4. Candidates must also know that there will be negative marking for every incorrect answer. 1 mark each will be deducted for every wrong answer, with no deduction of marks for the unattempted question/s.

Points to Remember

  • The exam will be held online at different certified examination CMAT centers.

  • Total time allocated for the examination is 3 hours (180 minutes). There is no sectional time limit for CMAT 2019.

  • The test takers will not be permitted to leave the examination room until the examination ends.

  • There will be no provision of breaks during the examination.

  • The examinees will be provided with separate computer desks with a plain paper for rough works.

  • Rough papers given are also to be submitted and no candidate shall carry it outside the exam center. Candidates found guilty will have to face unavoidable consequences.

  • Candidates must most importantly remember to bring their CMAT 2019 Admit Card with a valid ID proof, without which no candidate will be entertained at the examination center.

  • It is also important to note that the candidates are not supposed to bring any written or printed material apart from Admit Card and ID Proof.

  • Candidates found with any such document will be debarred from giving the examination.

  • Reporting 45 minutes before the issued timing is also recommended.

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CMAT 2018 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) will conduct the CMAT from next 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.

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 2017 Exam Analysis

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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How to Prepare for CMAT 2019

Are you planning to register for one of the most popular and recommended management entrance exam CMAT? If yes, then you must know that the examination requires a lot of hard work and dedication with full concentration. Clearing Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019, will help you pave a path for AICTE approved management institutions of India. Therefore, in order to score good marks, you will have to plan your preparation well and then appear for the examination. The first step towards a good preparation is to know the CMAT 2019 syllabus well. If you are aware of what you have to study, then planning a strategic preparation programme will become easy and smooth for you.

The exam has been scheduled to take place on 28th January 2019, at the specified CMAT examination centers through online mode. Preparing for CMAT is all about adopting the right preparation strategy at the right time. Experts suggest that regular revision and rigorous practice are the keys to score good in CMAT 2019. Apart from this, experts also advise to go through the CMAT exam pattern in order to know the sectional distribution of marks and subjects which in return will help in preparing with an ease. Therefore, it is important that you prepare for the examination keeping in mind the sectional distribution and few tips and tricks to enrich your preparation. Mentioned below are Section-Wise tips along with the General tips to help you in your preparation.

Section-Wise CMAT Preparation Tips

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 for every correct answer.

  • Ideally, the time taken to solve the questions in this section should be 45 mints. But the candidates are advised to complete the section in a time span of 40 minutes. So that, they have time for revision.

  • It is a section that requires fast calculation techniques which can be skilled with regular practice.

  • Know all the formulas well so that you may boost your preparation for this section.

  • Write, read and repeat, this should be the trick for you to memorize all the formulas

  • Taking online free mock tests can be really helpful for this section of CMAT.

  • For those who are afraid of numbers, brushing up mathematical skills by solving previous year paper can do the trick.

Logical Reasoning

  • 45 mints maximum should be devoted to the Logical Reasoning Section of CMAT 2019.

  • This section is very tricky and one must be very attentive while answering the questions of this protion.

  • It’s all about applying logic with the right technique and angel. You must first understand the logic being applied for every question you go through.

  • Read good Logical Reasoning books suggested by your mentors and seniors. This will help in understanding the basic concept of Logical Reasoning which will help you in solving the questions.

  • You can also refer to the CMAT previous years’ question papers to check the probable questions and the ratio of tricky and easy questions.

  • Solve these previous years’ question papers to improve your understanding and speed of solving the questions.

Language Comprehension

  • You must not take more than 35 minutes to solve the questions of Language Comprehension Section.

  • The section consists of pure English grammar knowledge as you will have to solve questions based on idioms, phrases, synonyms and antonyms, jumbled para, finding errors, fill in the blanks, etc.

  • Questions based on reading comprehension and paragraph completion, can be mastered by following good English newspapers, journals and good English practice books.

  • 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.

General Awareness

  • To complete this section, you can take as much as 35 minutes out of the total 180 minutes.

  • Reading newspapers and magazines daily can help you to enhance your general knowledge.

  • Watching news regularly on television so that you be aware of the current affairs and latest developments.

  • Discussion with fellow CMAT aspirants to grasp more information related to a particular topic or issue.

  • Reading good journals and general knowledge books will also help you for this section of CMAT 2019.

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.

Last Minute Tips for CMAT 2019

  • Collect all your relevant things that might be required at the exam center.

  • Don’t forget to keep your CMAT 2019 Admit Card along with a valid ID Proof.

  • Check on your test center, understand the location well and plan how you will commute. Google your test center and note the time of travelling, so that, you may leave your home on time.

  • This is the time when you need to revise all that you have studied. Take a look at the short notes that you made and the formulas that confuse you the most.

  • Sleep well a night before the examination, so that, you remain fresh on the day of examination.

  • Take good care of your health and eat your meals on time.

  • The first and most important thing test takers must do is to be calm and complacent. Take deep breaths and avoid nervousness.

  • Self-confidence is what you will need at the last moment before the exam begins. Have faith in yourself and maintain the trust within you. Keep telling yourself that yes you can do it and you have studied everything.

  • At the test center do as said by the examiner and do not indulge yourself in any kind of quarrel and fights.

  • Reach the CMAT examination center an hour before the allotted time.

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CMAT 2019 Participating Colleges

The CMAT 2019 participating institutes is a list of colleges that will accept CMAT 2019 scores. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a popular exam taken by management aspirants in order to become eligible for admission in over 1000 participating institutes. Around 70,000 candidates appear for the entrance test every year to pursue management education from some of the best B-Schools in India.  

Until this year, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) used to be the conducting body of CMAT. However, from 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be responsible for holding the CMAT for management aspirants. NTA will also be listing the CMAT 2019 participating institutes.

An important piece of information that candidates must keep in mind is that they have to apply to each of the CMAT 2019 participating institutes separately. The admission or application fee is also likely to be different for each institute. Another important point to note is that every CMAT participating institute releases its individual cut-off marks post the announcement of exam result. Those who meet the cut-off become qualified for admission to the CMAT 2019 participating institute of their preference.

Once the CMAT 2019 results are announced, candidates are shortlisted for further rounds of admission such as Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) or Written Ability Test (WAT) based on the list of shortlisted candidates. 

Finally, candidates are offered admission into the MBA and PGDM programmes at participating institutes of CMAT 2019 on the basis of their performance in these rounds. In this article, you will find all the relevant information related to CMAT participating institutes 2019.

How to Choose a B-School

When it comes to choosing a college, there are many factors that students should keep in mind in order to make the right choice. Studying at a popular and reputed college not only opens the door to great opportunities but also builds a student's character, shapes his/her beliefs and thoughts in a way that it gives an instant boost to his/her career.

Take a look at some of the best following factors that could be considered while shortlisting the best business schools.

Is the institute affiliated to a university or is it autonomous?

Knowing that the institutions where you wish to apply are affiliated to a university or are autonomous is an important information that you should have beforehand. The advantage of studying in a college, which is affiliated to a University, is that it builds a strong foundation for students by providing concept clarity and basic knowledge about a particular subject. On the other hand, the best part about autonomous colleges is that they keep their curriculum updated keeping the industry standards and requirements in mind.

Whether or not the institution is approved by a recognised body?

When you sit down to apply for MBA from any institution, make sure it has approval from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Institutions that are offering MBA or equivalent courses without AICTE's approval will not be recognised and will have no value in the market. Therefore, it is necessary that you invest your time and money in a reputed institution, which has approval from a recognised body.

How is the faculty at the institute?

A B-school should be able to bring out the best in the students through the continuous support from its faculty members. A team of distinguished, full-time, and qualified faculty is necessary to provide the necessary guidance to students. You should also find out about the guest lectures at the institute. Also, try to know what is the ratio between the full-time faculty and the visiting faculty.

How much money has to be invested?

Management education can be a costly affair, and therefore, it's important to ensure that your preferred institution brings you the right ROI (Return on Investment). It only makes sense to invest in an institution that has a good track record of training and placement, although you can get education loan on easy terms from numerous banks.

How is the college campus?

One of the biggest concerns among students when choosing a college is its infrastructure. It is, therefore, advisable that you pay a visit to the campus before joining, and find out all about the facilities in the classrooms and otherwise. You could also check out the hostel accommodations, Internet connectivity, library, Wi-Fi, cafeteria and so on. The campus should be student-friendly, safe, comfortable and it should have the right environment to support studies.

What is the quality of the placements?

This is the most important factor that must be considered while choosing a B-School. Before judging a college, you should go through its placement record details such as the company profiles, recruitment sectors, average salary and more. Apart from knowing about the quality of placements, you should also know what kind of companies visit the campus for recruitment.

Is it a brand name in the industry?

One of the perks of studying at a brand name is that you are offered the best salary packages as soon as you pass out of the course and enter the job market. Such institutions make students job-ready and have the best industry linkages. Adding a 'branded' institution to your profile will instantly boost your resume.

Important Points to Remember

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. Also, the data mentioned above is based on previous year. Once NTA, which is the new exam conducting authority of CMAT, releases any modifications, the same will be informed to the candidates

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CMAT 2019 Result

The CMAT 2019 Result will be announced on 10th February 2019 by NTA on the official website of CMAT. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 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, CMAT 2019 examination will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The CMAT 2019 application process will start from 1st November 2018 as announced by NTA. Therefore, candidates are advised to be attentive enough to fill in the application form on time and start preparing for this national level examination.

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 result 2018 was announced on 15th February 2018 by AICTE on its official website which included candidates' section-wise marks and overall score. 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.

CMAT 2019 Result Important Dates



Application Form Available From and Till

1st to 30th November 2018

CMAT 2019 Exam Date

28th January 2019

CMAT 2019 Result

10th February 2019

Release of the Cut-Off

Last Week of February 2019 (tentative)

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

CMAT 2019 Result Calculation

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019 will be held on 28th January 2019 for the aspirants of management studies in India. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has also announced the CMAT result date. It will be released on 10th February 2019 on the official website of CMAT for the candidates who will successfully appear for the examination. The result is the most important part of CMAT and its aspirants, as this is a thing that will determine the fate of the candidates. A good CMAT score will help candidates in taking admission in top AICTE approved B-Schools of India. Therefore, candidates must work hard to achieve a good score in the examination.

The CMAT 2019 Result will be calculated on the basis of the marking scheme provided by NTA. There are a total of 100 questions of 100 marks that must be answered in 180 minutes. For every correct answer 4 marks will be awarded and for every wrong answer candidate will loose 1 mark. No mark/s shall be deducted for unattempted question/s. The CMAT percentage can be calculated by a formula mentioned below.

Percentile Formula : P = ( (N - your rank)/ N) x 100

In this N is the total number of test takers who will appear in CMAT 2019, whereas, P stands for Percentile.

Post CMAT 2019 Result Declaration

After the declaration of CMAT 2019 result, the Participating Colleges of CMAT 2019 will release their cut-off list for the candidates. The cut-off list will determine the list of candidates being forwarded for the selection process through CMAT 2019. The result will be declared on 10th February 2019 after which the institutional cut-offs will release and the eligible candidates will be able to apply for their desired B-School.

The candidates who will face the selection process must know its constituents. The selection procedure will include a round of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Some management institutions may also conduct around written test before the GD and PI round to extract the creamy layer out of the hundreds. Based on candidates’ performance, merit list will be announced by the institutions followed by the admission process.

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CMAT 2019 Selection Process

While cracking CMAT is an important step to become eligible for admission in AICTE approved Institutions and Universities, clearing the stage of the selection process is yet another milestone for the same. Since the examination is scheduled to be conducted on 28th January 2019, the selection process will probably begin in the fourth week of February till the second week of March 2019. The call for the beginning of the selection process will be declared after the commencement of the CMAT 2019 Result and declaration of CMAT Cut-Off list. Candidates clearing the cut-off list will be able to sit for the selection process conducted by the concerned institutions. These institutions will further conduct the different rounds of selection process comprising of Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test and Personal Interview (PI). Among these GD will be the first round which every candidate will have to face. GD will be followed by PI round which will be the final round of the selection process. Written Ability Test is a round that might or might not be conducted by the management institution. If it is added in the selection round then it will be after or with the Group Discussion round. Candidates who qualify the selection round will become eligible to take admission in the respective colleges that they had applied for.

CMAT 2019 Selection Process Important Dates



CMAT 2019 Exam Date

28th January 2019

CMAT 2019 Result

10th February 2019

Release of the Cut-Off

Forth Week of February 2019 (tentative)

Selection Process Starting From

Fourth Week of February 2019 (tentative)

Selection Process Ending On

First Week of March 2019 (tentative)

Steps of CMAT 2019 Selection Process

The CMAT Result once declared will allow candidates to look for their desired management institution along with the cut-off marks announced by these CMAT 2019 Participating Colleges. It is then that the candidates will be called for the selection procedure. The final selection process for CMAT conducted by the management institutes generally consists of the following steps:

  • Group Discussion (GD) – This is the first step of the selection process. Candidates who clear the cut-off list of the participating colleges will be called for the GD round by the respective institutions. Candidates may attend GD of more than one institution and then decide on the most suitable one or can choose to sit for only one institution.

  • Written Aptitude Test (WAT) – This is a round which might or might not be conducted for the purpose of selecting candidates for admission. It is the call of the B-School whether they want to test candidates on this parameter or not.

  • Personal Interview (PI) – This is the next step of the selection process. Candidates clearing the Group Discussion and/or Written Aptitude Test will be further called for this round. It is an important round as it will help examiners to select the best candidate for the purpose of admission in PGDM or MBA programmes.

  • Final Selection – The round that will calculate all scores is the round of final selection. Marks secured by candidates in GD, WAT and PI along with the CMAT 2019 score, will be calculated and a final list will be announced, declaring the names of the selected candidates. After the declaration of this list candidates will be eligible to take admission in their desired college for their desired course.

Details of Steps of CMAT 2019 Selection Process

Group Discussion (GD)

  • Being the first step of the selection process, GD invites more than a thousand candidates to their respective institutions.

  • Style of conducting the GD round for every college might differ but the motive of conducting this round is same.

  • Different groups of 8-10 students are made by the concerned authorities.

  • Each group is given a topic of discussion along with a time slot for the discussion.

  • Topics for the discussion usually cover a wide range of sectors and genres including economics, social, political, sports, media and communication, leaders and their achievements, law and their amendments, etc.

  • Candidates start the discussion keeping forth their points and counter parts. It is important that each candidate argue on their point and explain a valid reason for their points.

  • The authorities will judge the candidates on their communication skills, their valid points, their contradictory versions, leadership skills, managerial understanding, etc.

  • Candidates clearing this stage will be forwarded to the next step of selection process, which in some institution can be WAT and in some can be PI.

Written Aptitude Test (WAT)

  • The WAT as the name suggests, judges candidates on their writing skills, grammar skills and understanding of the topic given.

  • Each candidate is supposed to write on any of the given topics within the time duration allotted. Candidates might also be provided with word limit to complete the write up.

  • These topics can come form different subjects comprising mainly of Science, Technology, Politics, Social Science, Sports, Media, Law, Literature, etc.

  • Candidates attempting this section must prepare themselves to write critical analysis on the given topic with reasonable examples.

  • Written Aptitude Test also has time duration attached to it.

  • Candidates clearing this round will be eligible for the next round of selection process, Personal Interview.

Personal Interview (PI)

  • This is the last stage of the selection process, for the candidates successfully clearing the above mentioned round/s.

  • In this round a panel of experts interview candidates individually.

  • There is no time boundation for this section. It depends on the interviewers, their set of questions and the answers of the candidates.

  • The area of questions can be everything and anything related to the candidate or to the course they are interested in or the rounds they have cleared.

  • Panel of experts judge the candidates on their communication skills, IQ level, General Understanding of the subject, Interest level towards the course and career, etc.

  • After clearing this round, candidates’ score card will be sent to the concerned authorities for a final analysis and selection.

Final Selection

  • This is a round that will finalize the selection of the candidates for the purpose of admission in the respective management institution.

  • The round sums up the total marks by calculating the marks of CMAT, GD, WAT and PI.

  • After the calculations, a final list of selected candidates are released.

  • Candidates landing in the list are called for taking admission in their desired course and curriculum.

  • As per the availability of seats and requirement of the institution a second merit list also gets released.


1. When will the Selection Process start?

The Selection Process usually starts after the announcement of CMAT Cut-Off list.

2. What will happen if I fail to attend the Group Discussion round?

If you fail to appear for the GD round then your candidature will automatically be canceled from the institutions’ end.

3. If I clear the GD and PI round will my seat be confirmed for the course I want to pursue?

No, the confirmation of the seat will be finalized only after calculating all the marks and parameters of the candidates’ performance.

4. Who will confirm my candidature for the institution and course of my choice?

The authorities of the concerned institution or university involved in the selection procedure will confirm the candidature of the candidates.

5. What will happen if I fail to report for the admission process?

If you fail to appear or report for the final admission procedure then you will loose your seat and it will be allotted to the next worthy candidate.

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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 28th 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

28th January 2019

Declaration of Result

10th February 2019

Cut-Off Release

Last Week of February 2019

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 Previous Years’ Cut-offs 


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 percentile

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

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a popular exam taken by management aspirants for admission to AICTE-approved institutions that offer management courses. To crack an exam of a national-level like CMAT, one of the first steps is to find the best books for preparation. Although there is no shortage of CMAT preparation books in the market, choosing the best ones can prove to be a difficult task.

CMAT evaluates the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. One of the first steps to cracking CMAT 2019 is to have access to the right study material. Choosing the right set of books will not only guide the candidates in their exam preparation but will build their foundation for a career in the field of management.

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 the latest edition.

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

  • The book should be written in a simple and effective language.

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

  • The books should contain sample papers along with the solutions.

  • The books should include previous years’ question papers as well.

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 email 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 provided to the candidates through any other means.

CMAT Admit Card 2019 - Important Dates



Availability of CMAT Admit Card

7th January 2019

CMAT 2019 Exam Date

28th January 2019

Declaration of CMAT 2018 Result

10th 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 a candidate finds any 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

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the examination conducted for the aspirants of management studies all over India. The qualifying marks of the examination will allow candidates to participate in the selection and admission procedure of the participating colleges of CMAT. The exam is to be conducted on 28th January 2019, at different designated centers of CMAT. The application process for the test is about to begin from 1st November 2018 which will be closed on 30th November 2018. Interested candidates must apply for CMAT within the date slot, following correct steps and procedures.

It is important for candidates to understand the complete process of how to apply for CMAT 2019, and then start with the application procedure. While checking the complete application process, candidates are also advised to go through the CMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria once. This will help candidates to check the eligibility of their candidature and then proceed with the registration process. As it is a national level examination candidates must look for all detailed information related to the examination and then apply for it with proper data.

The details to be filled in the CMAT application form consists of Candidate’s Name, Educational Qualifications of the Candidate, Parental Information, Contact Details, Photographs and Scanned Signature, etc. Candidates must carefully fill in the details with no mistakes and cross checks before clicking on the submit button. It is important for candidates to know that they will be liable for all the information they have submitted and be ready to face the consequences in case of wrong or incorrect information.

CMAT 2019 Important Dates



Application Process Starts From

1st November 2018

Application Process Ends On

30th November 2018

CMAT 2019 Exam Date

28th January 2018

Steps to Apply for CMAT 2019

For filling the CMAT 2019 application form, 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

  • Visit the official website of CMAT.

  • Click on 'New Registration' under 'Registration Info' section.

  • Register yourself by providing asked details.

  • Cross check the details entered in the Self Registration form and verify it before clicking on the 'Submit' button.

  • A login password will be sent to you via E-mail or SMS, after a successful submission of the registration details.

  • After successful registration, remember to check your registration by logging in.

  • You are now ready to login an get access to the CMAT 2019 Application Form.

Step 2: Payment of Application Fee

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

Online Payment:

  • Pay by using Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.
  • Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation E-mail and/or SMS.
  • After receiving the payment confirmation, proceed with the registration process.

Cash Payment in SBI bank:

  • You can select the option to pay by cash at any of the designated SBI bank branches.
  • A challan on your screen with your details already filled in will appear on your screen. 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.

Registration Fee for CMAT 2019

  • Rs. 1400 (+bank charges) for the candidates of General and OBC Categories.
  • The registration fee for Female candidates and ST/SC candidates is Rs. 700 + bank charges. 

Step 3: Confirmation of Application Submission

  • Once you have filled in the complete form, you can cross-check the data entered by clicking on the 'View/Modify' button.
  • After cross-checking the entered details, go on to the 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.
  • See the filled in form by clicking on the 'Preview' button.
  • Print the filled form and keep a copy for future reference.

Essentials Required for Filling CMAT Form

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

  • 10th and 12th board mark sheets
  • Marksheet of Bachelor Degree
  • Additional Educational Certificates (Workshop/Internship/Short-Term Courses)
  • 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 equal to or 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 the signature must be equal to or less than 30 KB.

Important Instructions

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 Internet disturbance during the CMAT registration process.
  • Keep your essential documents ready before starting the registration process. 
  • The photograph uploaded should be clear and it should have been taken on a white background.
  • The scanned signature should be clear and readable. The signature must preferably be done on a white background or a white paper.
  • Use a valid Email-ID, so that, all the future communication about CMAT is done on the same ID.
  • 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 application fee through online mode.
  • Print at least 3 copies of challan in case you have to pay CMAT registration fee in cash at the bank.

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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 the 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

28th January 2019

CMAT 2019 Answer Key

4th Week of January 2019

Declaration of CMAT 2019 Result

10th 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 steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Whenever the CMAT 2019 answer key is released by the coaching institutes, candidates will 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 2019 Mock Test

To assess your level of preparation for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), you must practice CMAT mock tests on a regular basis. From 2019, CMAT will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission into various management programmes. Mock tests for CMAT will not only help improve the speed and accuracy of solving different kinds of questions, but they will also help in identifying the right type of questions to attempt first on the day of the actual exam. In order to boost your level of preparation for the entrance exam it, you must try and take as many mock tests as possible.

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 tests are mentioned below:

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

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

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

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

Importance of CMAT Mock Test

  • Mock tests help in creating a proper strategy for entrance exam preparation.

  • Since mock tests give the feeling of an actual examination, it helps boosts confidence level in aspirants.

  • Mock tests also give a fair idea about the level of difficulty of the exam by putting up different types of questions.

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

  • Mock tests are effective sources of revision, which is of utmost importance for qualifying entrance exams.

Quick Look at CMAT Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

If you are one of those who are 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 negative marking in the exam. For each wrong answer, one mark will be 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 1st November 2018
Application Process End Date 30th November 2018
Admit Card Date 7th January 2019
Date of Examination 28th January 2019
Declaration of Result 10th February 2019

CMAT 2019 Exam Centers

The list of CMAT 2019 exam cities is tentative. The following list is based on the exam centers for last 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 01 Nov to 30 Nov, 2018
Admit Card 07 Jan, 2019
Exam Date 28 Jan, 2019
Declaration of Result 10 Feb, 2019

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