CMAT 2019 – National Testing Agency (NTA) would be conducting the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019 on January 27. CMAT is a national level entrance test conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM programmes. This entrance exam was previously administered by AICTE and from 2019 onwards, it will be officially administered by NTA. CMAT 2019 will allow B-schools to shortlist applicants that best suit their requirements. The national level MBA entrance exam is a computer-based test of three hours.
The online application form of CMAT 2019 would be made available from October 22; candidates can fill their forms latest by December 15, 2018. Aspirants must be an Indian citizen and a holder of the graduate degree of minimum three years from any recognised Indian Institute to be eligible for CMAT exam. More than 64,000 candidates appear for CMAT exam. Careers 360, in this article, has projected all the relevant information pertaining to CMAT 2019 including its important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, result, cutoff, and selection procedure.
CMAT 2019 Overview
Common Management Admission Test
Commonly Known As
National Level PG entrance examination
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total duration of the Exam
Frequency of Test
Once in a Year
Purpose of Test
For postgraduation admissions to 500 B-Schools approximately
NTA- the new conducting body has released the date of CMAT 2019 exam as well as the opening and closing dates of the application form. Other dates would be mentioned soon. Prospective test takers can find the exam dates from the table provided below-
CMAT Important Dates 2019
July 7, 2018
CMAT 2018 Application start date
October 22, 2018
Last date to fill CMAT Application form
December 15, 2018
CMAT Admit card
CMAT 2019 Test date
Sunday, January 27, 2019
CMAT Answer Key
CMAT 2019 Result cum score card
First week of February, 2019
Print of scorecards
As per the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2019, as stated by NTA, applicants must meet the following parameters to be able to become eligible for the test.
The candidates must obtain a graduate degree of minimum three years from any recognised Indian Institute.
General category applicants must obtain minimum 50 per cent at the graduation level, while SC/ST category must secure 45 per cent.
Applicant must be a citizen of India
There is no age limit for appearing in CMAT 2019
Final year graduates awaiting their results can also apply for CMAT 2019.
NTA notified that the CMAT 2019 application form will be made available from October 22, 2018, until December 15, 2018. The application form of CMAT 2019 will be available in online mode only. In the CMAT application form 2019, candidates will have to fill in details of their personal, professional and academic credentials.
What is the CMAT 2019 Application Procedure?
The CMAT application form 2019 can be filled in three simple steps-
CMAT Online Registration
Fill up the application form
Payment of CMAT application fee
During the process of application form filling, test aspirants need to select exam date and as many as three test cities in the order of preference. Candidates will be allotted test dates and exam centres on first come first serve basis. The allotment will also depend on the availability of test slots in the choice of exam cities selected during the CMAT 2019 application process.
CMAT Application Fee
CMAT Application Fee Payment Mode: The application fee can be paid via three modes:
Cash deposit at SBI Bank
Debit/ Credit Card
Kindly note- Application Fee cannot be paid through Bank Demand Draft or Cheque. It can be paid through online or Cash at any of the SBI branches. For making the cash payment, one needs to generate Challan through the official portal and visit the nearest SBI bank on the next day of challan generation to pay the required cash.
CMAT 2019 is scheduled to be conducted online (computer-based test) and the total duration of test would be 180 minutes. According to the exam pattern of CMAT 2019, candidates will encounter four sections such as Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern
Number of questions
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Marking Scheme - As per the marking scheme of CMAT 2019, for each correct answer, four (4) marks would be awarded and for each wrong answer, one (1) mark will be deducted.
As of now, NTA did not prescribe any fixed syllabus of CMAT 2019. The CMAT 2019 syllabus comprises of Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Basic Mathematics (mostly arithmetic from standard 1 to 10). CMAT syllabus 2019 will be segregated into various topics ranging from Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Language Comprehension and Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation.
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
The admit card of CMAT 2019 will be available for only those applicants who will successfully register for the entrance exam and pay the correct application fee. The CMAT 2019 admit card will be available for download around the month of January, 2018. Candidates are likely to receive the notification of the CMAT admit card 2019 on their registered email address. Candidates should download the admit cards latest before one day of the test date, i.e. January 27, 2019, by entering their login credentials.
The following details would be mentioned on the CMAT 2019 admit card-
Name and Signature of the candidate
CMAT Roll number
CMAT Test Date,
CMAT Test Time,
Reporting time at the venue
Venue Name and Address
Brief instructions for the aspiring test takers
CMAT 2019 Mock Test
Following the previous trends of AICTE, NTA is likely to release the CMAT 2019 mock test for the aspirants which will help them gain insights on the exam pattern, structure and navigation system. It is a demo test offered to prospective test takers to acclimatise the technicalities of CMAT 2019. Once the mock test of CMAT 2019 is officially available, candidates can check the same in this article.
The national level management entrance exam is expected to be conducted across 73 cities Pan-India. The table below projects the cities where candidates can expect to take the CMAT 2019:
CMAT Exam Centres
NTA will be releasing the answer key of CMAT 2019 in the form of PDF. Candidates can check the CMAT 2019 answer key by entering their login credentials and they can also fill objection if required within the stipulated date and time as mentioned by the conducting officials.
The result of CMAT 2019 is expected to be announced in the first week of February. The CMAT 2019 result will be available to test takers via online mode only. The CMAT 2019 result or scorecard download link will be sent to the registered email address by the officials. It will be on the basis of the CMAT 2019 merit list that the candidates will be shortlisted and called in for further admission process.
National Testing Agency is expected to release the merit list of CMAT 2019 after the result. The CMAT 2019 merit list will include candidate's name, rank secured by him/her, the sectional and overall marks obtained in the national level exam. The merit list of CMAT 2019 will be made available in a PDF format. However, the CMAT 2019 merit number will be mentioned in the result which candidates can check the same by logging in using the CMAT Roll Number and Date of Birth of the respective examinees.
The cutoff of CMAT 2019 is the minimum scores candidates are required to obtain in order to fetch admission into the participating institutes across India. The CMAT 2019 cutoff score will be released by the respective participating institutes after the official declaration of CMAT result 2019. The previous year’s CMAT cutoff (2018) will help candidates understand the tentative cutoff scores of CMAT 2019. Aspirants can check the CMAT cutoff (previous year’s cutoff) -
Previous Year CMAT Cutoff
CMAT Cut off
CMAT 2019 scores will be accepted by all the participating institutes of the entrance exam for admission into the MBA and PGDM programmes across the country. According to the conducting body- NTA, CMAT score will be accepted over 500 B-schools established across India. Listed below are some of the top CMAT 2019 participating institutes-
CMAT Participating Institutes
Post declaration of the CMAT 2019 merit list by the conducting body NTA, candidates will be required to apply to the participating institutes of CMAT. Then the preferred participating Institute/s will further proceed with the selection procedure of CMAT which will comprise of three main selection rounds, namely,
Group Discussion (GD)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Personal Interview (PI)