Common Management Admission Test (CMAT - 2017)

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.1400 | SC / ST - Rs.700
Important Dates
Registration Date
Oct 10, 2016
Admit Card Date
Jan 15, 2017
Test Date
Jan 28, 2017
Result Date
Feb 10, 2017

CMAT 2017 - Application Steps

Create Login ID
  • CMAT Registration can be done online for which a computer and good internet connectivity is required.
  • Keep qualification details handy since they need to be entered in the CMAT Application Form .
  • Working and valid email ID, mobile number should be entered to register for CMAT. The authorities may in fact communicate with applicant at these communication points.
Completing the Online Form & Upload Documents
  • All the qualification details.
  • A clearly scanned recent photograph, taken on a white background and the file size should be 60 kb and its dimensions should be 140 x 160.
  • A clearly scanned signature done on a white sheet. The size of this signature file should be 30 kb and the dimensions should be 60 x 90.
Payment of Fees

Payment can be done via two modes:-

  1. ONLINE Payment
  2. CASH Payment in SBI bank
  • If candidate wishes to pay online, then he / she must have credit / debit card details.
  • To pay using challan, candidate will need to print out three copies of challan; hence a printer should be attached to the system.
  • Check that all details are correct. If yes, click on Proceed button.
  • Read the statement that says to the effect “I have checked all the entries filled in by me and found them correct” and if it holds true, tick the check box.
  • Read the declaration and if agreeing to it, tick it.
  • Submit application form.
Downloading Registration Form
  • You are advised to print a copy of the application form thus submitted for any future references.

CMAT Application News

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The Application Procedure for CMAT 2017 is as follows:


If applying online, you need to fill up the application form available on the official website of AICTE CMAT from October 10, 2016. As soon as you register and accept the declaration, you will receive a 6-digit password via Email/ SMS, which you can use at all times. Payment can be made through Credit card, Debit card as well as Net Banking.

After successful completion of payment, you will receive a confirmation via E-Mail and SMS and you can proceed with the formalities of the registration process. You can even download your CMAT 2017 Admit Card from here.


You can also make cash payment for CMAT 2017 exam at any SBI bank. Once done, you will need to collect your Challan visible on the screen, take 3 print outs, fill in the details and walk into any SBI Branch.

Note – Cash will be accepted one day after the issue of your Challan.

Cost of CMAT 2017 Form:

  • The registration fee for General Candidates - Rs.1400
  • The registration fee for SC/ST/PD Candidates – Rs. 700

CMAT 2017 Admit Card:

January 2017 is when you can start downloading your CMAT 2017 Admit Card. The card will include your name, picture, roll number and signature, along with the date and venue of CMAT exam. It will also carry the instructions to be followed during CMAT.

Note* - It is compulsory to carry a copy of your CMAT admit card to the exam center as an ID proof.

How to Apply for CMAT 2017

The candidates who wish to appear for CMAT will be required to fill the application form online.

  • You need to do Self Registration and enter a few basic details. Please ensure you enter the correct details on this Self Registration form and verify it before you click on the Submit button on this page.
  • Once you submit this page, you cannot edit any data entered on this page.
  • Submitting this page will generate a unique 6 digit password.
  • This password will be shown on your screen and will be sent to you via Email and SMS. From now onwards, whenever you wish to login to the registration portal, you will come as an Existing User and log in with your e-mail id and this unique 6 digit password. This completes your self-registration.
  • Payment can be done via two modes: Online Payment & Cash Payment in SBI bank.
    • General Category – Rs. 1400/- (Bank charges extra)
    • Reserved Category – Rs. 700/- (Bank charges extra)

Online Payment:

  • You can select Online Payment mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking
  • Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation E-mail and SMS. Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of registration process

Cash Payment in SBI bank:

  • You can select this option to pay by Cash at any of the designated SBI bank branches. Once you select this option and proceed, you will see a Challan on your screen with your details already filled in it. You need to take 3 PRINT OUTS of this Challan, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and walk into your nearest SBI bank branch with Cash on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation

E.g.If you Generate and Print the Challan copies on 10th October, then walk into the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and Cash from 11th October onwards. Similarly, if you Print the Challan copies on 10th October, then walk into the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and Cash from 11th November onwards.

Note: The last date to pay Cash in the bank is 11th December and from there onwards to complete registration is 13th December. Submission of final application after payment will not be possible after 13th December.

  • Now that you are done with the payment, you need to fill the remaining part of the form. Once you have filled the complete form, we suggest you once again check the complete data entered by clicking on View/ Modify button.
  • The system will re-confirm to you for Submit. Once you confirm, your form will get finally Submitted and no change in the data is possible after this.
  •  You will see a message on your screen stating “Thank you for successfully registering for the AICTE CMAT January exam onwards to download your exam, Admit Card. For latest updates, please visit the official website.
  • Here you can click on Preview button to view your filled form. If you wish, you can print your filled form and keep a copy with you for reference. 

Eligibility for CMAT 2017

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India. 
  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.
  • No minimum marks required.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2017-18 can also apply for CMAT online exam.

CMAT 2017 Important Instructions

  • All the duly registered candidates have only been issued the admit card.
  • The candidates must carry their admit card to their respective test centre on the date of the examination for having entry. No candidate will be allowed entry into the exam centre, in case he/she will fail to furnish a valid admit card.
  • The admit card has also been sent to the registered email address provided by the candidates, but it won’t be sent via post.
  • Details such as name of candidate, roll number, exam centre address, exam time & date etc. are all mentioned on the admit card.

CMAT Application FAQ

1) When and how do I register for CMAT ?

Online registration for CMAT January will begin on 10th October 2016 and close on 10th December 2016. Detailed instructions for the online application and registration process are available on official website.

2) Who is eligible to take the test?

Candidates who are in the final year of the Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3) Programmes or who have appeared in the final year examination from a recognized institution/university can also appear in the test.

3) Can I appear for CMAT for practice purpose, though I am aware that I am not eligible?

No. Only eligible candidates can appear for the test.

4) What is the fee for the test?

The fee for General / OBC candidates appearing for CMAT is Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable; whereas for Female /SC/ST/PWD category candidates fee is Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable

5) Where can I pay my fees?

Candidates are appearing for test in India are required to pay registration fee either by Online (Credit / Debit cards / Net banking).

6) When will CMAT be held and can I choose a test city?

CMAT in India will be held on 28th January 2017,29th January 2017 is a reserved day. Yes, you can select up-to 3 cities in India giving order of preference towards your test city. The first choice of city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city.

7) Can I pay the fees through Bank Demand Draft or Cheque or Cash? Where do I pay my fees?

No. Fees cannot be paid through Bank Demand Draft or Cheque. It can be paid through online or Cash at any of the SBI branch. For making cash payment, you need to generate Challan through the portal and visit the nearest SBI bank on the next day of challan generation to pay the cash.

8) Is CMAT going to be conducted ONLINE twice a year?

No. From academic year 2016-17 onwards, the CMAT exam will be conducted only once a year, The CMAT-2017 will be conducted on 28th January 2017. 29th January 2017 is a reserved day.

9) Can I make any changes to my postal address after I have submitted my application form?

No, Once you submitted your application form, there is no way to change your information.

10) How do I get my Admit Card, whom should I contact?

You need to login on the website using your username & password and select “Admit Card” to print your Admit Card directly from the website. In case you are unable to take the printout you may seek help of Call Centre / Helpdesk at the following contact : 022-66258304.

11) After submission of CMAT registration fee, can I cancel my application and apply for refund of fee?

Under no circumstances, cancellation of application and refund of fee will be allowed.

12) Can I use my coaching institute’s or a friend’s email address when registering for CMAT?

No, you need to have a valid and unique email address of yourself which you will be using at least for the next eight months.

13) From where can I get the list of test cities?

A list of test cities is available on official website

14) When will I get my Admit Card?

You can PRINT your ADMIT CARD by going to official website from 13th January, 2017.

15) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the photo, name and signature of the candidate, CMAT Roll number, test date, time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address and brief instructions for the candidate.

16) Can I change my preferred test city after I have submitted my form?

No. No data can be changed once the form is finally submitted.

17) Can I give CMAT exam via paper pencil mode later in case I missed the Online examination?

CMAT is a computer based online exam scheduled on 28th January 2017. 29th January 2017 is a reserved day. It cannot be taken in paper-pencil mode.

18) Is there any age restriction for appearing in CMAT?

No, there is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT.

19) What does a Computer Based Test look like?

CMAT trial test is available on official website for candidates to get familiarized with the functionality and navigation of the actual Computer Based test.

20) Will the Admit Card be sent to me as a hard copy by mail?

No. Apart from the ADMIT CARD made available ONLINE on the website, the admit card will be sent to the email address provided by you. It is therefore, mandatory for you to have a valid email account throughout the selection process. Note: Admit Card is a mandatory requirement in order to take the test. You must bring a print out of your Admit Card to the test centre.

21) Can I take the test from any computer?

No. A candidate will have to take the test on a pre-assigned computer at the test venue.

22) What are the permitted materials I can bring with me to the test centre?

None. You will not be permitted to bring any personal items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, cellphones, calculators, etc.

23) If I complete my exam before three hours, can I leave early?

No. even if you complete the exam before the scheduled end time, you will not be allowed to leave the exam hall. You are allowed to leave the exam only after the scheduled three hours of exam are over. You cannot leave in between the exam even if you finish the exam early.

24) How is the computer-based online examination different from the conventional paper-based examinations?

The computer-based online examination is more or less the same except that a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading on a paper booklet and using a pencil/pen to darken the ovals on an answer sheet.

List of CMAT 2017 Centers (Expected)

State City Mode of Exam
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Online
Assam Guwahati Online
Chandigarh Chandigarh Online
Gujarat Ahmedabad Online
Gujarat Bhavnagar Online
Haryana Gurgaon Online
Jharkhand Dhanbad Online
Jharkhand Jamshedpur Online
Karnataka Bangalore Online
Karnataka Davangere Online
Karnataka Gulbarga Online
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Online
Madhya Pradesh Gwalior Online
Madhya Pradesh Indore Online
Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur Online
Maharashtra Amravati Online
Maharashtra Aurangabad Online
Maharashtra Kolhapur Online
Punjab Amritsar Online
Rajasthan Jaipur Online
Rajasthan Jodhpur Online
Tamil Nadu Chennai Online
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Online
Tripura Agartala Online
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad Online
Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Online
Uttaranchal Dehradun Online
West Bengal Durgapur Online
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Online
Kerala Kochi Online
Uttar Pradesh Bareilly Online
Gujarat Bhuj Online
Karnataka Dharwad Online