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CMAT 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has officially released the important dates for CMAT 2020. The authorities will release the CMAT 2020 application form on November 1, 2019, in online mode and will end on November 30, 2019. Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) exam will be held in computer-based mode across 84 cities on January 24, 2020. Around 65,000 candidates are likely to apply for CMAT 2020. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of CMAT will be able to apply for the same. CMAT 2020 admit card will be available for download from December 24, 2019. The answer key of CMAT will be released in the first week of February along with the candidate responses. CMAT 2020 result will be declared on February 3, 2019 in online mode. Admissions to more than 1000 B-Schools in the country are on the basis of CMAT 2020 scores. Check all the details about CMAT exam such as eligibility criteria, important dates, application form, admit card, answer key, result, etc in the article below.
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Latest: CMAT 2020 Important Dates announced. Registration of CMAT 2020 to commence from November 1, 2019.
Name of the exam
Common Management Admission Test
Name of exam body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of the exam
Computer based exam
Category of the exam
National Level PG Entrance Exam
Duration of the exam
Frequency of CMAT 2020
Once in a year
Validity of the score
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The important dates of CMAT 2020 comprises the complete schedule of the entrance exam comprising of start and end date for filling the application form, the start date for the availability of the admit card, the answer key and result date.
Start date for the availability of the application form of CMAT 2020
November 1, 2019
End date for filling CMAT 2020 application form
November 30, 2019
Start date for downloading of CMAT admit card 2020
December 24, 2019
January 24, 2019
CMAT 2020 Answer Key 2020
First week of February 2020
Announcement of CMAT 2020 result (scorecard)
February 3, 2020
Before filling the CMAT application form, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria which is prescribed by NTA. The eligibility criteria of CMAT 2020 comprises the academic qualifications which the candidates must meet, age criteria and nationality.
Academic Qualifications - Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation or have completed their graduation can apply for CMAT 2020.
Age Criteria - As per CMAT 2020 eligibility criteria, there is no age limit for those candidates who can appear in the entrance exam.
Nationality - Only citizens of India can appear for CMAT 2020.
NTA will release the application form for CAT 2020 in online mode on November 1, 2019 and the last date to fill the form is November 30, 2019. Candidates will have to follow the steps that are given below to fill the CMAT 2020 application form:
Step 1 - CMAT Registration
Step 2 - Login to fill the CMAT 2020 application form
Step 3 - Upload scanned images of photograph and signature - The photograph should be coloured or black/white (but clear contrast). Size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb in JPG/JPEG format. Size of scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb in JPG/JPEG format.
Step 4 - Pay the CMAT application fee
Step 5 - Print Confirmation Page
General, SC, ST, PWD, NC-OBC
Rs 1400 (Male Candidates)
Candidates can pay the fee through any of the following modes such as:
Online : Through Debit card/ Credit card/ Net Banking
Offline: Through E-Challan of SBI bank - Candidates must generate E-Challan and download it. They must download it and visit the nearest SBI bank on the following day to pay the fee in cash.
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The exam centres of CMAT 2020 are those cities where the entrance exam will be conducted. Candidates have the option to choose at least four cities where they wish to appear for CMAT 2020 exam. NTA will hold CMAT in 183 centres in 84 cities across 24 States/UTs.
CMAT Exam Centres
Candidates appearing for CMAT 2020 must have an inkling of the exam pattern during their preparation. The exam pattern of CMAT 2020 includes the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam, total questions, the duration of the exam, marking scheme.
Total Number of Questions
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Marking Scheme for CMAT 2020 - Candidates would be given four marks for every correct question and for every incorrect answer one mark was deducted.
Knowledge of the CMAT 2020 syllabus is an integral part of the preparation process. Syllabus of CMAT 2020 will include the topics from which the questions will be asked. Some of the sections that are part of CMAT syllabus 2020 include (i) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (ii) Logical Reasoning (iii) General Language (iv) Comprehension
Comprehension and Language
Current Affairs of National and International Economy
Science in Everyday Life
Permutations & Combinations
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Work and Time
Profit and Loss etc.
Cause and Effects
Coding and Decoding
Symbol Based Problems,
Blood Relationship Tests,
Direction and Distance Test
Linear Arrangements etc
Synonyms and Antonyms
Jumbled Para, etc.
To crack CMAT, candidates can refer to the books that are given below such that their preparation goes strong and they win the race.
Name of the book
Name of the author / Publication
MAT solved papers
The Pearson MAT super course with CD
Barron’s guide for MAT
Eugene D. Jaffe
Study package for MAT
MAT Entrance Guide
National Testing Agency will release the admit card of CMAT 2020 on December 24, 2019 in online mode. Candidates can download the CMAT 2020 admit card by entering the requisite login details. Candidates will be able to download the admit card of CMAT 2020 till the day of the exam that is January 24, 2020. Candidates must carry a valid identity proof along with the admit card to the test centre. The following details will be mentioned in the CMAT 2020 admit card.
Photograph of the candidate
Name of the candidate
Signature of the candidate
Roll number of the candidate
Date of the exam
Time of the exam
Address of the test centre
Exam day guidelines
The mock test of CMAT 2020 will be released by NTA ahead of the computer based exam. Candidates can practice from the CMAT mock test 2020 and get an idea about the total number of questions that will be asked, how they can navigate between different sections. With an aim to ensure that the candidates can practice well for the exam, NTA will set up the test centres for CMAT mock exam. The officials at the test practice test centres will assist the candidates to take up the mock tests.
National Testing Agency will release the answer key of CMAT by first week of February in online mode. Candidates will be able to download CMAT 2020 answer key by logging in. Candidates can calculate their probable marks using the answer key of CMAT 2020. Candidates who find any discrepancy in CMAT answer key 2020 can challenge it by paying Rs 1000 per question within the stipulated time. NTA will release the final answer key of CMAT after taking into account the objections raised.
NTA will declare the result of CMAT 2020 on February 3, 2020 in online mode. Candidates can download the result by entering the necessary login details. CMAT result 2020 will be in the form scorecard. The merit list of CMAT will be prepared on the basis of the result that has been declared. Candidates who qualify the entrance exam, they will be able to participate in the next round of selection. Along with the CMAT 2020 result, candidates will also get the score card. The scorecard of CMAT 2020 will contain the maximum marks, marks obtained in each section, total marks and the NTA score as well. CMAT scorecard 2020 also mention the total percentile.
The merit list of CMAT 2020 will be released soon after the result. CMAT merit list 2020 will include the name of the candidate, rank and marks secured as well as the sectional marks. Candidates will be able to download the CMAT 2020 merit list in the pdf format. The merit list will also comprise the roll number and category of the candidate.
Candidates who appear for CMAT look for the cutoff marks for admissions. The cutoff of CMAT 2020 is the minimum marks which the candidates will have to score to be eligible to apply for admission to different participating institutes. CMAT 2020 cutoff will be determined by taking into account various parameters such as the difficulty level of the question paper, total number of seats available, past years cutoff trends and total number of candidates who applied for the course.
Name of the institute
CMAT Cutoff 2019
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai
Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS)
Goa Institute of Management, Goa
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
We School Mumbai
Institutes that offer admissions on the basis of CMAT score are deemed as participating institutes. The participating institutes of CMAT 2020 comprise those colleges which will offer admission to the candidates who meet the requisite cutoff. More than 1000 B-Schools will offer admission to the candidates across India based on the CMAT score. Some of the CMAT 2020 participating institutes are given below in the table:
Name of the CMAT Participating Institute
Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore
Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Doon Business School, Dehradun
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai
Future Business School, Kolkata
The selection procedure of CMAT 2020 comprises group discussion, written ability test and personal interview of those candidates who have qualified the exam. Such candidates will be shortlisted by the participating institutes to participate in CMAT selection procedure.
As part of CMAT 2020 selection procedure, candidates will be divided into a group of eight to ten and they will be assigned a topic. Within a span of five to ten minutes, candidates will be assessed on the following parameters:
It is not mandatory that the selection procedure of CMAT 2020 for all the participating institutes will be the same. Some of the institutes might just have a personal interview wherein the candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience, hobbies, interests etc.
Candidates who clear the entrance exam, they will have to take part in the counselling of CMAT wherein they will have to fill the choice of college in which they want to take admission. In order to take part in CMAT 2020 counselling, candidates will have to follow the steps that are given below:
Step 1 - Online registration
Step 2 - Choice filling
Step 3 - Document Verification
Step 4 - Allotment of seats
Step 5 - Reporting to allotted college
Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)
Official Website- www.ntacmat.nic.in
CMAT 2020 application form will be available in online mode from November 1, 2019.
Candidates will have to answer multiple-choice questions. If there is any change in the exam pattern, then the authorities will notify the students well in advance.
The participating institutes of CMAT 2020 will release their respective cutoff. If the candidate meets the cutoff, they will be called by the institute for the next round of selection which is group discussion and personal interview.
Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation or have completed their graduation will be eligible to apply for CMAT 2020. As such, there are no age criteria for appearing in the exam. However, candidates must be a citizen of India.
Candidates will get four marks for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
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CMAT is computer based exam and it's duration is 3 hours. Also it's has multiple choice questions. CMAT 2020 is conducted by NATA on 24th January.
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Anyway, as per the eligibility criteria for CMAT candidates needs to be a graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks for general and OBC categories while SC and ST need a minimum of 45% marks.
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Word Power Made Easy (by Norman Lewis)
This is the go-to book to improve your vocabulary. It is not a book to be read but a book to work with daily to enrich your vocabulary.
High School Grammar and Composition( by Wren and Martin)
It is a very good book for people who want to improve their grammar skills. It helps to understand and conceptualise different aspects of grammar and it is a must have book for anyone with poor grasp on verbal ability or who wants to make up with the basics of english.
Read books from different genres
The ultimate key to improve your verbal ability is to read extensively and to read books from different genres. This ensures that when the time for reading comprehension comes you are well acquainted with different writing styles and topics. Reading extensively also improves your reading speeding over a period of time. There are no shortcuts here.
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