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CMAT 2021 - Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level MBA entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The authorities will release CMAT 2021 online application form tentatively in the first week of November 2020. The last date to submit the CMAT registration form is the second week of December 2020. Before filling the CMAT application form, candidates should check the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2021 which will be specified by the National Testing Agency. Authorities will also prescribe the CMAT 2021 exam pattern, which will consist of the total number of questions, the topics from which questions will be asked, etc. The total time duration for CMAT will be 180 minutes (3 hours). CMAT 2021 will be probably held in the last week of January 2021 in computer-based (online) mode. CMAT 2021 admit card will be available tentatively in the last week of January 2021. After the commencement of CMAT 2021, the authorities will release its result probably in the first week of February 2020. In 2020, 74670 candidates registered for the entrance test. Check all the details related to CMAT 2021 such as eligibility, exam dates, the application process, admit card and result release date, etc.
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Common Management Admission Test
Popularly known as
Exam conducting body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Computer-based (online) mode
3 hours (180 minutes)
Frequency of exam
Once in a year
Nature of questions
Multiple choice questions (Objective type)
Total four, namely
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
Language comprehension and verbal ability
Admission to management program at participating institutes
As per GOI norms
Help desk number
Know your Admission Chances for Colleges Accepting CMAT score
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has conducted the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) on January 28, 2020. Check the category wise CMAT 2020 statistics.
By checking all the important dates related to CMAT 2021, candidates can get updated about all the upcoming events of CMAT. Here we have provided all the tentative schedules of CMAT 2021 in the below-provided table.
Start date for the availability of CMAT 2021 application form
First week of November 2020
Last date to fill the CMAT 2021 application form
Second week of December 2020
Last date for payment of application fee for CMAT 2021
Availability of CMAT 2021 admit card
Third week of December 2020
CMAT 2021 Exam Date
Last week of January 2021
Availability of CMAT 2021 question paper and response sheet
Last week of January to first week of February 2021
CMAT 2021 result declaration date
First week of February 2021
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will prescribe the CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria. Before filling the CMAT application form candidates must fulfill the below-provided factors of CMAT 2021.
Academic Qualification- Candidates should have done their graduation or those who are pursuing their final year of bachelors are eligible to apply for CMAT 2021.
Age Criteria- There is no age bar prescribed by the authorities.
Nationality- Indian (Only citizens of India can appear for CMAT entrance test)
CMAT Application Fee 2021 (As per last year trend)
The application fee for CMAT 2021 is different for genders as well as categories. Female candidates belonging to General, GEN-EWS/OBC (NCL) category need to pay the amount of Rs 1000 and those who belong to SC/ ST/ PwD category need to pay Rs 700/-
Candidates (Male) belonging to General category need to pay Rs 1600 and those belongs to Gen-EWS/ OBC (NCL) category need to pay Rs 1000/- and for reserved category candidates (SC/ ST/ PWD) need to pay Rs 800/-
Mode of Payment
Candidates can pay the amount of application fee by any of the following modes.
Online: Through Credit/ Debit card or Net Banking
Offline: Candidates can pay via E-Challan of SBI bank.
CMAT 2021 registration will tentatively begin in the first week of November 2020 and candidates can apply till the second week of December 2020. Before filling the CMAT 2020 application form, candidates need to register first to generate login credentials (User ID and Password). While filling CMAT 2021 application form candidates need to enter their personal and past academic details and upload all required documents such as passport size photograph and signature. Applicants can follow the below-provided steps to fill the application form of CMAT 2021.
Step 1 - CMAT Registration
Step 2 - Login by using credentials to fill the CMAT 2021 application form
Step 3 - Upload scanned copies of photograph and signature. The photograph should be colored or black and white (contrast should be clear). The file size of the photograph should be in between 10 kb to 200 kb in (jpg/ jpeg) format. The signature size should be between 4 kb to 30 kb in (jpg/ jpeg) format.
Step 4 - Pay the amount of CMAT 2021 application fee
Step 5 - Take a print out of the confirmation page for future reference.
NTA will release the list of test cities of CMAT 2021 entrance test can be taken. During filling CMAT application form, candidates have to choose at least 4 cities where they want to appear for CMAT 2021 entrance test. NTA will conduct CMAT at 245 centers in 104 cities across 30 states/ Union Territories.
The authorities will prescribe the CMAT 2021 exam pattern which will specify the total number of questions, the topics from which questions will be asked and the total time duration. The total time duration for CMAT 2021 will be three hours (180 minutes). Applicants can check the prescribed exam pattern of CMAT 2021 from the table which is given below.
Total number of questions
Quantitative techniques & Data interpretation
Marking scheme: For every correct question, candidates will get four marks and for every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.
Exam syllabus of CMAT 2021 comprises all the topics and chapters from which questions will be asked in the entrance test. With the help of a detailed CMAT syllabus, candidates can easily map out their exam preparation strategy.
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Comprehension and Language
Science in Everyday Life
Current affairs of National and International Economy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Permutations & Combinations
Work and Time
Profit and Loss
Work and Time etc
Cause and Effects
Coding and Decoding
Symbol Based Problems
Direction and Distance Test
Blood Relationship Tests
Linear Arrangements etc
Synonyms and Antonyms
While preparing for CMAT 2021 entrance test, candidates can refer to the following books.
CMAT 2021 (Reference Books)
MAT Solved Paper
The Pearson MAT super course with CD
Barron’s guide for MAT
Eugene D. Jaffe
MAT Entrance Guide
Study package for MAT
Ahead of the CMAT entrance test, the authorities will release the mock test of CMAT 2021. Candidates can practice from the CMAT mock test 2021 and get an idea about the exam structure, the total number of questions, etc. Most importantly one will get to know how they can navigate between different sections.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release CMAT 2021 admit card probably in the third week of December 2020. Successfully registered candidates can download their CMAT 2021 hall ticket from the official website of NTA. While accessing CMAT admit card, candidates need to use their login credentials such as User ID and Password. Without CMAT 2021 admit card and one valid ID proof, candidates are not allowed to appear for CMAT 2021.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the answer key of CMAT 2021 after the declaration of result. With the help of CMAT response sheet candidates can match the answer and calculate their CMAT score. Along with CMAT result, authorities will also release the final answer key of CMAT 2021.
NTA will declare the result of CMAT 2021 probably in the first week of February 2021. While downloading CMAT 2021 scorecard, candidates need to enter their login credentials. The authorities will prepare the merit list on the basis of CMAT result. Qualified candidates will have to participate in the next round of the selection process. The scorecard of CMAT 2021 will display the maximum marks, total marks obtained in each section and the NTA score as well. The total percentile will be mentioned on the CMAT 2021 scorecard.
After releasing of CMAT 2021 result, the participating institutes will release their individual cutoff. Candidates need to secure minimum marks to eligible for next selection rounds in order to take admission in offered MBA programs. There are certain parameters that are taken into consideration while preparing CMAT 2021 cutoff.
Birla Institute of Technology, Pune
Dr. D.Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS)
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
Goa Institute of Management, Goa
We School Mumbai
CMAT participating institutes 2021 involve the name of all top colleges which will offer admission to those who meet the requisite cut off. More than a thousand B-schools will offer admission to the candidates on the basis of CMAT score. Some of the CMAT 2021 participating institutes are listed below.
Name of the CMAT Participating Institutes
Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore
Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata
Doon Business School, Dehradun
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai
The selection procedure of CMAT 2021 comprises of Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Candidates who get qualified will have to appear for the selection rounds. These candidates will be shortlisted by the participating institutions to take part in the CMAT selection procedure.
Group Discussion or commonly know as GD which is a part of the CMAT 2021 selection procedure, where candidates will be divided into a group of 8 to 10 and they will be assigned a particular topic. The time duration of the GD round will be five to ten minutes and candidates will be assessed on a few parameters.
The selection process of CMAT 2021 for all the participating institutes will not be the same. Some of them will only conduct the Personal Interview (PI) and candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their past educational qualifications, hobbies, interests, work experience, etc.
Participating institutes will release the schedule of CMAT 2021 counselling. Candidates who will clear the entrance exam will have to take part in the counselling process of CMAT. In order to participate in CMAT 2021 counselling, candidates will have to follow the provided steps.
Step 1 - Online registration
Step 2 - Choice filling
Step 3 - Document Verification
Step 4 - Seat allotment
Step 5 - Reporting to the allotted college
No, from academic year 2016-17 onwards, the CMAT entrance test will be conducted only once a year.
No. a candidate will have to take the test on the pre-assigned computer at the test venue.
There will be four sections in the test. These are
There will be 25 questions in each section.
Yes, there will be no sectional time limit.
No, there is no age bar for appearing in CMAT.
Graduates in any discipline or final year students are eligible to appear for CMAT.
No, data can not be changed once the application form is finally submitted.
Yes, for each incorrect answer 1 mark will get deducted.
No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.
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Although both the exams are for getting into Bschools in India for post graduation but there is a huge difference between the two:
Offers mba with fees 3.25 lacs (seats 240) & pgdm with fees 5.94 lacs (seats 180). The avg package you get is 6-7 lacs & highest went till 12-13 lacs.
Offers mba with fees around 4 lacs. The avg package you can get is 4.5 lacs and highest goes till 12.5 lacs.
Its ghaziabad is better option as the ROi is better and the reviews of students are inclined towards this college.
I hope this helps.
If you consider last year cutoffs then yes you can get a call for GDPI. Getting admission is fully dependent on how to perform in your GDPI.
Last to last year the last cutoffs was around 87 so i think there is a chance for you.
All the best for your GDPI.
Following is list of few management colleges accepting CMAT score in Bhopal/Indore:
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Yes, there are chances to get fms or msu baroda for pursuing mba. The cut off as per past years are 85 and above for cmat. Fms or msu is a government college and has a less no. of seats so cut off is high for cmat. But you have decent chances to convert.
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