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CMAT 2022 Selection Process

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 28 Oct, 2021 13:01

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CMAT 2022 Selection Process

The CMAT 2022 selection process will begin after the release of the CMAT 2022 Result. CMAT 2022 will be conducted in the last week of January 2022 and the result will be out in February 2022 While cracking CMAT 2022 is an important step to become eligible for admission in AICTE approved Institutions and Universities, clearing the stage of the CMAT 2022 selection process is another necessary milestone for the same. This year, most of the colleges will be conducting personal interviews online due to COVID-19.

Candidates who clear the CMAT 2022 cutoff will be able to sit for the CMAT selection process for 2022 which will be conducted by the concerned institutions. These institutions will further conduct the different rounds of the selection process comprising of Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview (PI).

Among these, GD will be the first round that every candidate will have to face. GD will be followed by the PI round, which will be the final round of the selection process. The Written Ability Test may or may not be conducted by the management institution. If it is added in the CMAT 2022 selection round, then it will be after or with the Group Discussion round. Candidates who qualify for the selection round will become eligible to take admission in the respective colleges that they had applied for.​​

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CMAT 2022 Selection Highlights

Given below are a few important points regarding CMAT 2022 selection process which candidates must pay heed to

  • Candidates must keep in mind that NTA, which conducts CMAT does not conduct any common admission process.

  • CMAT 2022 participating colleges have their own selection process to shortlist the candidates.

  • Candidates who have cleared CMAT 2022 need to apply to each college of their choice and then take part in the selection process of that particular college.

  • Aspirants can apply for MBA admission offered by the participating colleges on the basis of their CMAT 2022 percentile and rank.

CMAT 2022 Selection Dates

Check out the CMAT 2022 selection process important dates mentioned in the table below: 


Tentative Dates

CMAT 2022 Exam Date

Last week of January 2022

CMAT 2022 Result

February 2022

CMAT 2022 cutoff release date

Different for individual colleges

Steps of CMAT 2022 Selection Process

The CMAT Result once declared will allow candidates to look for their desired management institution along with the cutoff marks announced by these CMAT 2022 Participating Colleges. It is then that the candidates will be called for the selection procedure. The final CMAT 2022 selection process to be 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 cutoff 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 that 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 2022 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.

4 Stages of CMAT 2022 Selection Procedure

The CMAT 2022 selection procedure is majorly bifurcated into the following four steps:

Step 1: Candidates will have to take the CMAT 2022 examination

Step 2: Declaration of CMAT 2022 Result and also the submission of the CMAT 2022 Score

Step 3: Shortlisting candidates for the CMAT selection process based on CMAT based examination. 

Step 4: Final admission procedure after the selection process of CMAT 2022

Appearing for CMAT 2022

The selection process of CMAT 2022 is based on the CMAT 2022 score which would represent the overall percentile of the candidate and the section-wise score of the candidate in CMAT 2022 Once the CMAT 2022 application process and CMAT 2022 registration process are over this year, candidates appeare for the exam.

Declaration of CMAT 2022 Result and also the submission of the CMAT 2022 Score

The second stage of selection of the candidate is the declaration of the CMAT 2022 Result. The CMAT 2022 result is declared along with the CMAT 2022 scorecard with the mark division of the candidates. 

Shortlisting candidates for CMAT selection process based on CMAT based examination

The selected group of students are shortlisted through the CMAT 2022 selection process based on the CMAT 2022. The immediate step after the declaration of the result is the shortlisting of the candidates. The list would be given out with the name of the candidates who have appeared for the CMAT 2022 and have successfully qualified in the examination. 

Final admission procedure after the selection process of CMAT 2022

The final admission procedure is conducted through the counselling process which means the CMAT 2022 selection process. Through this CMAT 2022 counselling process, the candidates can lock their seats for the CMAT 2022 admission process.

CMAT 2022 Detailed Selection Process

The detailed steps of the CMAT 2022 selection process have been discussed below:

Group Discussion

Being the first step of the selection process, GD invites more than a thousand candidates to their respective institutions. The style of conducting the GD round for every college might differ but the motive of conducting this round is the 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 counterparts. It is important that each candidate argue 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 the selection process, which in some institutions can be WAT and in some can be PI.

Written Aptitude Test 

The Writing Aptitude Test evaluates candidates for their writing skills, grammar skills and understanding. This test is conducted just before the personal interview session. Candidates might also be provided with a word limit to complete the write-up on any subjects - Science, Technology, Politics, Social Science, Sports, Media, Law, Literature, etc. Candidates attempting this section must prepare themselves to write a critical analysis with reasonable examples. Written Aptitude Test also has a time duration attached to it. Candidates clearing this round will be eligible for the next round of the selection process, the Personal Interview.

Personal Interview

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 interviews candidates individually. There is no time barrier in 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. A panel of experts judges 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’ scorecards will be sent to the concerned authorities for final analysis and selection.

Final Selection

This is around that will finalise the selection of the candidates for the purpose of getting admission to the respective management institution. The round sums up the total marks by calculating the marks of CMAT, Group Discussion, Writing Aptitude Test and Personal Interview. After the calculations, a final list of selected candidates is released. Candidates landing on the list are called for taking admission in their desired course and curriculum. As per the availability of seats and requirements of the institution, a second merit list also gets released.

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FAQs about CMAT

What is the validity of the CMAT score for selection to MBA colleges?

The CMAT scores are valid for one academic year i.e. CMAT 2020 score will be valid for AY 2020-21 only.

What is the criteria for participating in the CMAT selection process?

In order to participate in the CMAT selection process, you have to clear the CMAT exam and qualify the cutoff score of your chosen CMAT participating college.

What are some of the top colleges accepting CMAT scores for selection?

Some of the top colleges that accept CMAT score for selection include JBIMS, Welingkar, XIME, IISWBM, GLIM etc.

Do I have to fill a different application form for each college?

Yes, candidates must submit a separate application for each college in the CMAT selection process.

When do the CMAT selection rounds start?

CMAT selection process starts shortly after colleges have declared the merit list of candidates shortlisted for their selection rounds.

Is CMAT mandatory for selection at MBA colleges?

CMAT is not mandatory for selection. Candidates can opt for any entrance exam specified by the college.

What factors influence the final selection based on CMAT scores?

Colleges can give weightage to factors such as the CMAT score, performance in GD / PI, score in Written Ability Test and Work Experience in the final selection of candidates.

What is the selection process of CMAT?

The CMAT selection process contains the following steps. Candidates are first shortlisted by respective colleges based on their CMAT scores. Shortlisted candidates are then called for a GD / PI round by the respective college. Colleges then consider candidates for final admission based on their overall performance.

Is there any central counselling process for CMAT?

No centralised counselling is conducted for the exam. Selection based on CMAT is conducted by respective colleges.

Who conducts the selection process of CMAT?

The CMAT selection process is conducted by the colleges accepting CMAT score individually.

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