CMAT 2018 - Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance test held for admission to MBA and PGDM programme across its participating institutes. The entrance exam is conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year. CMAT 2018 allows B-schools to screen applicants that best suit their requirements. Each year AICTE conducts the CMAT for over 1000 B-schools spread across the country. Taking a cue from previous year records, CMAT 2018 is likely to take place in the last week of January 2018, while its registration is likely to begin in the second week of October 2017. The national level MBA entrance exam is a computer based test of three hours duration. According to the CMAT exam pattern 2018, the management entrance exam will comprise four sections: Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation. The CMAT 2018 scores are likely to be accepted by over 1000 B-schools that are approved by the AICTE. In this article, candidates can access the complete information pertaining to CMAT 2018 including its important dates, application form, eligibility criteria and admit card to name a few.
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Exam Name: Common Management Admission Test
Commonly Known As: CMAT
Exam Type: National level
Exam Category: PG
Conducting Body: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
AICTE- the conducting body will release the important dates of CMAT 2018 by the second week of October 2017. Below aspirants can find the tentative dates of the entrance exam:
CMAT 2018 Important Dates
CMAT Application start date
Second week of October 2017
Last date to fill CMAT Application form
Last week of December 2017
Trail Test starts from
Second week of December 2017
CMAT Admit card
Second week of January 2018
Last week of January 2018
CMAT Result cum merit list
First week of February 2018
Print of score cards
Second week of February 2018
According to the CMAT 2018 eligibility criteria stated by AICTE, applicants must meet the following criteria:
The candidates must hold a graduate degree of minimum three years from a recognised Indian Institute
General category applicants must obtain minimum 50% at graduation level, while SC/ST category must obtain 45%
Applicant must be a citizen of India
There is no age limit to appear for CMAT 2018
Final year graduates awaiting their results can also apply for CMAT 2018
CMAT 2018 application form is expected to be available in the second week of October 2017. The application process for CMAT 2017 will be online. In the application form of CMAT 2018, candidates have to fill in details pertaining to their personal, professional and academic life. The CMAT 2018 application is a three step process.
CMAT Online Registration
Payment of CMAT application fee
Fill up the application form
During the application form filling process, applicants have to select exam date and as many as 3 test cities in the order of preference. Candidates will be allotted test dates and exam centres on first come first served basis. The allotment will also depend on the availability of test slots in the choice of exam cities entered during the 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
CMAT 2018 is likely to be a computer-based online test which has to be taken in three hours duration. As per the exam pattern of CMAT 2018, candidates will come across four sections such as Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
Below table brings to you the exam pattern of CMAT 2018:
CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern
Number of questions
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
CMAT Exam Centers 2018
The national level management entrance exam will be held across 62 cities. The table below mentions the cities where candidates can expect to take the CMAT 2018:
CMAT 2018 Exam Centers
The admit card of CMAT 2018 will be made available for only those applicants who will successfully register for the entrance exam. The CMAT 2018 admit card is likely to be available for download in the second week of January 2018. Candidates are likely to receive the notification of the CMAT admit card 2018 on their registered email address. Candidates can download their CMAT admit cards till the day before test by entering their login credentials.
The result of CMAT 2018 is likely to be announced in the first week of February 2018. As per previous year's trend, the CMAT result 2018 may be made available in the form of merit list. The CMAT 2018 result will be sent to the registered communication address by the officials. It is on the basis of the CMAT merit list that the candidates are likely to be shortlisted and called in for further admission process.
CMAT Merit List 2018
The conducting body will release the merit list of CMAT 2018 along with the result. The CMAT 2018 merit list will include candidate's name, rank scored and the sectional and overall marks obtained in the national level exam. AICTE may release the merit list of CMAT 2018 in the first week of February 2018. The CMAT Merit list will be made available in a PDF format.
CMAT 2018 cutoff will be the minimum marks candidates are required to score in order to obtain admission into the participating institutes across India. AICTE- the conducting body will release the cutoff of CMAT 2018. The CMAT cut off 2018 will decide which candidate is likely to move into the next round of selection.
Below aspirants can check the tentative CMAT cutoff (previous year cutoff):
CMAT Cut off
CMAT 2018 scores will be accepted by the participating institutes of the entrance exam for admission into the MBA and PGDM courses across the country. According to the conducting body- AICTE, CMAT 2018 will be accepted over 1000 B-schools spread across India.
Listed below are some of the top CMAT participating institutes:
CMAT 2018 Participating Institutes
After the CMAT merit list 2018 is released by the conducting body, candidates will then have to apply to the participating institutes of CMAT. Then the preferred participating Institute will proceed with the selection procedure of CMAT which comprises three main steps:
Group Discussion (GD)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Personal Interview (PI)
Address: All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE)
7th Floor, Chanderlok Building
New Delhi-110 001
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