The CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria include the minimum requirements that a candidate must fulfil in order to be eligible to take the exam. The eligibility criteria for CMAT 2021 is prescribed by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CMAT is a gateway for management aspirants to get admission into MBA and PGDM programmes offered at AICTE-approved B-Schools across India and to ensure a smooth passage into the CMAT 2021 participating colleges, the aspirants must fulfil all the CMAT 2021 eligibility norms laid down by NTA. From 2021 onwards, 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).
Before a candidate prepares to fill the CMAT application form, he/she must check the minimum eligibility criteria to appear for the CMAT 2021 entrance exam. Candidate's application form will not be accepted if he/she fails to meet the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2021.
Details related to the CMAT 2021 eligibility norms are elaborated below.
The candidate has to be an Indian citizen.
There is no age restriction to take CMAT 2021.
Applicants must have a 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.
Check the table provided below to know the CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria for all the courses.
|Name of the Programme||Eligibility Details|
|MBA, PGDM, etc.|
|Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)|
Here are some important highlights of the CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria which the CMAT 2021 aspirants must be aware of:
According to the latest CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria, the maximum age limit to appear in the CMAT 2021 exam has been scrapped
The aspirants must possess a graduation degree which should be recognised by either of AICTE, UGC or Government of India as mentioned in the eligibility criteria for CMAT 2021
Aspirants with a minimum percentage of marks in their Bachelor’s degree will be eligible to apply for CMAT 2021
CS/CA/ICWA or any other professional degree holders with a minimum requisite percentage are also eligible for CMAT 2021 according to the updated CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria
Aspirants pursuing their final year Bachelor’s degree study with the minimum requisite percentage can also apply for CMAT 2021
Every Institution/University has its own percentage calculating mechanism to calculate the percentage of marks scored by the CMAT 2021 aspirants
CGPA/Grade marks conversion to percentage scores will be carried out in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the respective Institution/University which should also sync with the CMAT eligibility criteria for the year 2021
In case of any Institution/University does not have a working mechanism of converting the CGPA/Grade scores into percentage scores, then the conversion would be done according to the CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria, which is, dividing the CGPA/Grade scores obtained by the aspirants by the maximum CGPA/Grade Scores and then multiplying the same with 100
The aspirants must understand that to be shortlisted by the B-Schools, mere fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for CMAT 2021 will not be enough
From the beginning till the end of the CMAT 2021 selection process, the candidates must have a valid email address and working cellular connection for the smooth transfer of any information regarding the CMAT 2021 entrance exam
As mentioned above, the aspirants have to fulfil the minimum CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria in order to appear in the CMAT 2021 exam. Those aspirants will not be eligible for CMAT 2021 who:
Are not currently pursuing/ have not completed a Bachelor’s degree
Do not possess CS/CA/ICWA or any other professional degree
Belong to the General category and have a percentage score of less than 50%
Belong to SC/ST/PwD category and have a percentage score of less than 45%
Possess a graduation degree which is not AICTE/UGC/Government of India recognised
Note:The applicants are requested to check if they fulfil all the CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria before applying for CMAT 2021 for admission into their dream MBA programme. In case an aspirant does not fulfil the CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria, then he/she will be debarred from sitting in the exam and the authority will not be liable to refund the CMAT 2021 application fee and exam fee. Therefore, all the interested candidates are suggested to check their eligibility for CMAT 2021 before they proceed any further and deposit the CMAT 2021 exam and CMAT 2021 application fee.
CMAT 2021 reservation policy for the management institutes run by central government are as follows -
|Name of the Category||Reservation Policy|
|EWS (Economically Weaker Sections)||10%|
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Online registrations for CMAT begin in November every year.
CMAT registrations have been increasing by approx. 10,000 candidates every year. In 2019, 64,000+ candidates registered for CMAT, in 2020 the registrations were over 74,000. Going by these figures, around 85,000 to 90,000 students can be expected to register for CMAT 2020.
There are no reservations in the CMAT exam itself but the individual participating colleges specify their own reservation policies defined by government norms.
No, only Indian citizens are eligible to register for CMAT.
There is no age limit criterion to register or appear for CMAT.
NTA is the governing body that defines the eligibility criteria for CMAT.
There is no percentage criterion specified to be eligible for CMAT. However, candidates must note that AICTE has specified a 50% eligibility criteria for General category candidates and 45% for Reserved category candidates to be eligible for MBA, PGDM and Executive MBA courses.
Colleges may specify different eligibility criteria or have additional conditions to the ones specified by CMAT. It is important to refer to the website of your chosen college to ascertain that you are eligible.
Yes, a final year student is eligible to apply and appear for CMAT. However, such candidate will only be granted provisional admission (if selected) until his/her final year result is declared.
Graduates of any stream with a valid bachelor's degree from a recognized college are eligible to register for CMAT.