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CMAT Participating Colleges 2023

Updated By Tiyasa Khanra on 02 Jun, 2023 11:07

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CMAT 2023 Participating Colleges

CMAT 2023 participating colleges include those colleges that will accept CMAT 2023 scores for their admission process. These institutes release their cutoff for shortlisting candidates depending on the CMAT cutoff score. Candidates can opt for both private and public CMAT colleges, where the admission process will be determined on the basis of CMAT scores and performance in the GD-PI round. The CMAT results 2023 were released on May 31, 2023, and a decent CMAT 2023 score might fall between 250 and 350 marks out of 400.

If your score is within this range, you will be given a CMAT percentile ranging from 90 to 99. If you want to be in the 100th percentile, you should aim for a CMAT score of 345-350 or above. Candidates must have a valid CMAT score with a minimum of 50% aggregate in their Bachelor's degree to be considered for admission to these institutes. Now that the CMAT 2023 results have been announced, candidates will soon be shortlisted for further rounds of admission based on the list of shortlisted candidates. The CMAT 2023 selection process will consist of Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), or Written Ability Test (WAT).

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a popular exam taken by management aspirants in order to become eligible for admission in over 1300 participating institutes. Around 70,000 candidates appear for the entrance test every year to pursue management education from some of the best MBA colleges in India. With prior knowledge regarding the CMAT 2023 participating institutes, the candidates can prepare accordingly to get into their desired college. 

Until this year, the 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 2023 participating institutes.

An important piece of information that candidates must keep in mind is that they have to apply to each of the CMAT participating institutes 2023 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 results. Those who meet the cut-off become qualified for admission to the CMAT participating institute 2023 of their preference.

Finally, candidates are offered admission into the MBA and PGDM programmes at participating institutes of CMAT 2023 on the basis of their performance in these rounds. In this article, you will find all the relevant information related to CMAT participating institutes 2023.

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List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CMAT

Top 10 CMAT Accepting Government Colleges

CMAT Participating Colleges Highlights

Candidates must possess a valid score in CMAT to become eligible to take admission to the CMAT Participating Colleges.



Number of CMAT Participating Colleges

More than 1500 (approximately)

CMAT Participating Colleges Fees

INR 2,00,000 to INR 15,00,000 (Approximately)

Specializations offered at CMAT Participating Colleges

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Finance

  • Business Analytics

  • IT Systems

  • Human Resources

  • Business Operations

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

CMAT Participating Colleges Admission Process


Eligibility Criteria at CMAT Participating Colleges

Bachelor's degree in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate + valid CMAT Score

CMAT Participating Colleges 2023

Candidates can refer to the table below to know about the major CMAT participating colleges 2023:

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

CMAT Participating Colleges: NIRF Ranking

The CMAT Top Schools and their NIRF Ranking 2022 are listed below. Based on the institutional status according to several criteria, the MOE, Government of India, has created a National Institutional Ranking Framework.

CMAT Colleges

NIRF Ranking 2022

Amity University - Noida


Great Lakes Institute of Management - Chennai


Lovely Professional University


Goa Institute of Management


Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology - KIIT


Birla Institute of Management Technology


Birla Institute of Technology - Mesra


K J Somaiya Institute of Management


Jagan Institute of Management Studies


CMAT Participating Colleges Cutoff

The CMAT participating colleges, the CMAT cutoff percentiles, and the scores associated with them have been provided below.

Name of the InstituteCMAT Cutoff PercentileCMAT Cutoff Score
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai99+280+
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai95+ 200+
KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneshwar80+ 140+
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore95+ 200+
Birla Institute of Management Technology, (BIMTECH) Greater Noida95+ 200+
LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai85+-
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi85180
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore70+ 120+
Christ University, Bangalore70+-
Doon Business School, Dehradun-160+
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra75+ 160+
Flame University School of Business (FLAME) Pune80+ 140+
Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida60+-
Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur -150+
Goa Institute of Management, Goa95+ 200+
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai95+ 200+
Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam95+ 200+
International Institute of Business Studies (IIBS), Bangalore70+ 120+
GIBS Business School, Bangalore70+ 120+
GITAM School of International Business-150+
International Institue of Management Studies (IIMS), Pune70+ 120+
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad70+120+
Indus Business Academy, Bangalore-200+
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur70+-
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad70+-
Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini, Delhi80+ 140+
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida80+ 140+
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Pune60+-
Lovely Professional University, (MBA), Phagwara80+-
MET Institute  of Management, Mumbai97+210+
MIT School of Business, Pune70+ 120+
National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur45+-
N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai-220+
Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior80+-
Rajalakshmi School of Business, Chennai70+ 120+
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai95+ 200+
SDM Institute For Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore-120+
SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai-230+
SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin-100+
Xavier Institute of Social service, Ranchi65+-

Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores: Fees and Placement Packages

Check the table below to know which colleges accept CMAT scores and the course fees and placement packages associated with them.

Name of the MBA College

( Lakhs)

( Lakhs)

BIMTECH Greater Noida



Indus Business Academy - IBA Bangalore



IFMR Graduate School of Business Krea University



Rajagiri Business School: RBS Kochi


Amrita School of Business Coimbatore



Woxsen University Hyderabad



VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore


SOIL Institute of Management


Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Hyderabad



IES’s Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai



Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida



Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS Rohini ) Delhi8.70


Delhi School of Business (DSB) Delhi



Alliance School of Business - Alliance University Bangalore



National Insurance Academy (NIA) Pune



Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon



SIES School of Business Studies, Navi Mumbai


International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS) Pune


How to Choose a B-School After CMAT 2023

 When it comes to choosing a B-School after CMAT 2023, 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.

How to Choose a B-School After CMAT

Take a look at some of the best following factors that could be considered while shortlisting the CMAT 2023 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 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 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 an 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.

How to Apply to CMAT Participating Colleges?

Candidates can apply to the CMAT participating institutes by filling out the application form of their desired college. The general application processes for CMAT participating colleges are as follows:

Step 1: Go to the official website of the institute.

Step 2: Click on the link that will redirect you to the application form or admission process.

Step 3: Register yourself on the official website of the college by providing the necessary information.

Step 4: Login by providing the credentials generated during the registration process.

Step 5: Fill out the application form of the respective college and provide your CMAT 2023 score.

Step 6: Pay the application fee and submit the application form.

Step 7: Preview and take a printout of the application form for future reference.

CMAT Participating Colleges Admission Process

Candidates will come to know if they have been accepted or rejected by their preferred institute after the announcement of the CMAT Cutoff. They must appear for the GD-PI Round if they are chosen. Based on the criteria listed below, the final merit list of CMAT top colleges is published.

  • CMAT Score
  • Score in GD-PI Round
  • Academic Performance (10th, 12th, and Graduation)
  • Work Experience (Required for Executive MBA)
  • Extra-Curricular Certificate (If Any)

Specializations Offered by CMAT Participating Colleges

The CMAT participating colleges offer the specializations mentioned below.

  • MBA in Finance
  • MBA in Banking
  • MBA in Telecom
  • MBA in IT and IS
  • MBA in Procurement
  • MBA in Business Analytics
  • MBA in Business Operations
  • MBA in Sales and Marketing
  • MBA in Product Management
  • MBA in Human Resource Management
  • MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Points to Remember Regarding CMAT 2023

Mentioned below are a few important points that candidates must know about the participating colleges of CMAT 2023:

  • With the release of the CMAT result, the participating institute releases its 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 vary from each other.

CMAT 2023 Rank vs Score

The table below illustrates the CMAT 2023 rank vs score analysis.

CMAT 2023 Rank Range

CMAT Score Range

Rank 1-100


Rank 100 to 1000


Rank 1001 to 5000


Rank 5000+

240 and below

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FAQs about CMAT Participating Colleges

What are CMAT participating colleges?

CMAT participating colleges are the colleges that accept the CMAT scores for admission to their postgraduate management programmes. There are more than 1,300 colleges across India that accept CMAT scores for admission to MBA and PGDM programmes.

How can I take admission to CMAT participating colleges?

To take admission to a CMAT participating college, you must apply through your CMAT score. If you are shortlisted, you will be called for further rounds of admission by the institute. Then you can participate and crack the personal interview and writing ability test to finally get admission to the colleges.

Which are some of the top participating colleges of CMAT?

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Dr D Y Patil Institute of Management, Doon Business School, MYRA School of Business and Asia Pacific Institute of Management are some of the top participating colleges of CMAT.

Do the CMAT participating colleges accept the CMAT score only?

No, CMAT participating colleges accept the score of other exams such as CAT, MAT, GMAT etc. Students can take any one or two management exams according to their preference of colleges and apply for admission using the scores. 

On what basis do CMAT participating colleges select candidates?

CMAT participating colleges release their cutoff score or percentile based on which candidates are shortlisted for admissions.

Which MBA colleges accept 50 to 60 percentile in CMAT?

Some of the colleges accepting 50 to 60 percentile in CMAT are Dehradun Institute of Technology Dehradun, National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Asia Pacific Institute of Management,  Prestige Institute of Management, ITM School of Business Gwalior, AIMS Bangalore etc.

Who releases the CMAT cutoff for the CMAT participating colleges?

As per the NTA, the CMAT cutoff is released by the individual participating colleges of CMAT based on their received applications. Therefore, the cutoff score is different for different colleges. Students must check the CMAT cutoff in advance before selecting the colleges to apply to and submitting the scores.

Which MBA specialisations are available at CMAT participating colleges?

Each CMAT participating college has a different set of MBA specialisations to offer to students. Some of the popular specialisations include Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Business Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain etc which students can study in the second year of their MBA programme.

Do I have to apply for each participating college individually?

Yes, you will be required to fill the application form separately for each CMAT participating college that you wish to apply for. You can also apply easily through the Common Application Form (CAF) and use it to apply to multiple colleges.

What are the best colleges accepting CMAT score ?

Some of the popular colleges that accept CMAT scores for admissions are Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai, Great Lakes Chennai, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research, Xavier Business School, and KIIT School of Management (KSOM). These are the top business schools in the country.

Which are the colleges who accept CMAT score?

Some of the popular colleges that accept CMAT scores for admissions are Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai, Great Lakes Chennai, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research, Xavier Business School, KIIT School of Management (KSOM), and there are many more. To get the complete list of colleges, visit

Which are the top institutes who accept CMAT score?

Some of the popular colleges that accept CMAT scores for admissions are Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai, Great Lakes Chennai, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research, Xavier Business School, KIIT School of Management (KSOM), and there are many more. To get the complete list of colleges, visit

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