Updated By Mahima Gupta on 24 Jun, 2022 16:09
CMAT 2023 eligibility criteria are defined as the minimum requirements that a candidate must meet in order to be eligible to take the CMAT exam. The eligibility criteria for CMAT 2023 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.
Before a candidate prepares to fill out the CMAT application form, he/she must check the minimum eligibility criteria to appear for the CMAT 2023 entrance exam. The candidate's application form will not be accepted if he/she fails to meet the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2023. The category-wise as well as course wise eligibility criteria of CMAT 2023 is provided on this page.
The CMAT 2023 eligibility criteria is as follows -
The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
There is no age limit for CMAT 2023.
The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline (10+2+3/4 years) from a recognised university.
Final year students of graduate programmes whose results will be declared before the commencement of admission for the next academic session can also apply for the CMAT online exam.
The details of the CMAT eligibility criteria 2023 are given below.
There is no maximum age limit criteria to appear in CMAT 2023.
The aspirants must possess a graduation degree recognised by AICTE/ UGC/ Government of India.
Aspirants with a minimum percentage of marks in their Bachelor’s degree will be eligible to apply for CMAT 2023.
CS/CA/ICWA or any other professional degree holders with a minimum requisite percentage are also eligible for the CMAT exam according to the updated CMAT 2023 eligibility criteria.
Aspirants pursuing their final year of Bachelor’s degree study with the minimum requisite percentage can also apply for CMAT 2023.
Every Institution/University has its own percentage calculating mechanism to calculate the percentage of marks scored by the CMAT 2023 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 2023.
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 2023 eligibility norms, which are -
Divide the CGPA/Grade scores obtained by the aspirants by the maximum CGPA/Grade Scores
Then multiply the result by 100.
The aspirants must understand that to be shortlisted by the B-Schools, mere fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for CMAT 2023 will not be enough.
From the beginning till the end of the CMAT 2023 selection process, the candidates must have a valid email address and working cellular connection for the smooth transfer of any information regarding the CMAT 2023 entrance exam.
Check the table provided below to know the CMAT 2023 eligibility criteria for all the courses.
Name of the Programme
MBA, PGDM, etc.
Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)
Check the category wise eligibility criteria of CMAT 2023 provided below
The CMAT eligibility criteria for MBA/ PGDM admission will vary from college to college. The general eligibility criteria of CMAT for PGDM/ MBA admission is provided below.
There is no age limit for the CMAT examination. Candidates of any age group may apply for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT).
CMAT 2023 reservation policy for the management institutes run by central government is as follows.
EWS (Economically Weaker Sections)
As mentioned above, the aspirants have to fulfill the minimum CMAT 2023 eligibility criteria in order to appear in the CMAT 2023 exam. Those aspirants will not be eligible for CMAT 2023 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 fulfill all the CMAT 2023 eligibility criteria before applying for CMAT 2023 for admission into their dream MBA programme. In case an aspirant does not fulfill the CMAT 2023 eligibility criteria, then he/she will be debarred from sitting in the exam and the authority will not be liable to refund the CMAT 2023 application fee and exam fee. Therefore, all interested candidates are suggested to check their eligibility for CMAT 2023 before they proceed any further and deposit the CMAT 2023 exam and CMAT 2023 application fee.
Students suffering conditions of disability with the effect of more than forty percent can avail the opportunity to seek admission and avail concessions under the PersonWithDisabability ( PWD) category. The list of categories of disability is provided below
Any student willing to avail of the opportunities needs to present valid documents and proof in order to legitimize their claim.
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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.
CMAT is conducted only once a year in the month of January.
Candidates from any stream in Class 12 can appear for CMAT.
Yes, candidates in their final year of graduation can also but they must secure the minimum required percentage in their exams to get admission in a management institute.
For MBA and PGDM admissions, graduation in any discipline from a recognised university is a must. The minimum qualifying percentage in UG degree for candidates in General Category is 50% and 45% for Reserved Category candidates.
The registration process for CMAT 2020 is already over and the exam was conducted on 28th January 2020. Usually, the registration process starts from first week of November and ends in the second week of December.