Shreya SareenUpdated On: 07 Apr, 2020 15:33 IST
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The CMAT 2021 selection process is expected to commence in the fourth week of February and will be stretched until the second week of March 2021. While cracking CMAT 2021 is an important step to become eligible for admission in AICTE approved Institutions and Universities, clearing the stage of the CMAT 2021 selection process is yet another milestone for the same. The call for the beginning of the selection process of CMAT 2021 will be announced shortly after the declaration of CMAT 2021 Result and CMAT Cut-Off list.
Candidates who clear the cut-off will be able to sit for the CMAT selection process for 2021 which will be 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 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 2021 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.
Check out the CMAT 2021 selection process important dates mentioned in the table below:
CMAT 2021 Exam Date
CMAT 2020 Result
Release of the Cut-Off
Fourth Week of February 2021 (Tentative)
Selection Process Starting From
Fourth Week of February 2021 (Tentative)
Selection Process Ending On
First Week of March 2021 (Tentative)
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 2021 Participating Colleges. It is then that the candidates will be called for the selection procedure. The final CMAT 2021 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 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 2021 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.
The CMAT 2021 selection procedure is majorly bifurcated into the following four steps:
Step 1: Candidates will have to take the CMAT 2021 examination in January 2021
Step 2: Declaration of CMAT 2021 Result and also the submission of the CMAT 2021 Score
Step 3: Shortlisting candidates for CMAT selection process based on CMAT based examination.
Step 4: Final admission procedure after the selection process of CMAT 2021.
The selection process CMAT 2021 is based on the CMAT 2021 score which would represent the overall percentile of the candidate and the section-wise score of the candidate in CMAT 2021. The CMAT 2021 application process and CMAT 2021 registration process would begin from the month of November this year. It is a Computer Based examination which has to be taken in a stipulated time.
The second stage of selection of the candidate is the declaration of the CMAT 2021 Result. The CMAT 2021 result will be declared with the CMAT 2021 scorecard will all the mark division of the candidates.
The CMAT 2021 would give out the CMAT 2021 Merit list to choose the eligible candidates.
The selected group of students are shortlisted through the CMAT 2021 selection process based on the CMAT 2021. 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 2021 and have successfully qualified in the examination.
The final admission procedure is conducted through the counselling process which means the CMAT 2021 selection process. Through this CMAT 2021 counselling process, the candidates can lock their seat for the CMAT 2021 admission process.
The detailed steps of the CMAT 2021 selection process have been discussed below:
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 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 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 the selection process, which in some institution can be WAT and in some can be PI.
Written Aptitude Test
The Writing Aptitude Test as the name suggests judges candidates on their writing skills, grammar skills and understanding of the to Personal Interviews given. Each candidate is supposed to write on any of the given to Personal Interviews within the time duration allotted. Candidates might also be provided with word limit to complete the write-up. These to Personal Interviews can come from different subjects comprising mainly of Science, Technology, Politics, Social Science, Sports, Media, Law, Literature, etc. Candidates attempting this section must prepare themselves to write a critical analysis on the given to Personal Interviews 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.
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 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.
This is around that will finalise 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, Group Discussion, Writing Aptitude Test and Personal Interview. After the calculations, a final list of selected candidates is 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.
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