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CMAT 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the CMAT 2020 result in the form of the merit list on February 4. Candidates can also download the scorecard by entering the necessary login details. A total of 63297 candidates appeared for the exam. NTA released the final answer key of CMAT 2020 in online mode on February 4 after taking into consideration the objections that were raised by the candidates. NTA had released the official answer key of CMAT 2020 in online mode on January 30 and candidates could challenge it till February 2 (till 5:00 P.M). NTA had released the question paper of CMAT 2020 along with the candidate's response on January 29, 2020. The authorities conducted CMAT 2020 for on January 28. The candidate's response sheet will be available till February 2, 2020. CMAT 2020 result will be declared by February 7, 2019 in online mode. As per the students, overall CMAT 2020 was easy. Some of the candidates found the general knowledge section difficult. As per the NTA notification that was issued on January 27, 74486 candidates had registered for the exam. Authorities had released the admit for CMAT 2020 on December 24, 2019. The authorities have closed the CMAT 2020 registration in all aspects. Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) exam was held in computer-based mode across 104 cities. Previously the exam was supposed to be held on January 24. NTA had released the CMAT 2020 application form on November 1, 2019, in online mode @cmat.nta.nic.in and last date to fill the form was extended from November 30 to December 10, 2019. NTA also opened the window to remove image discrepancy in CMAT 2020 application form on November 8. Earlier the authorities released the brochure for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) on October 31. The detailed information is mentioned on the official website of CMAT. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of CMAT will be able to apply for the same. 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.Latest: Result of CMAT 2020 has been announced. Final CMAT Answer Key 2020 has been released by NTA.
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Name of the exam
Common Management Admission Test
Name of exam body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of the 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
As per the press release NTA has released the statistics of the number of applicants who have registered and appeared which is as follows:
Know your Admission Chances for Colleges Accepting CMAT score
*includes 144 PwD
As per the press release issued by NTA , 74486 candidates had registered for CMAT 2020 among which 186 are Pwd students. All 245 exam centres of CMAT 2020 will be equipped with CCTV surveillance to curb all the malpractices and will be recorded. A total of 2933 cameras is installed. Also, students are informed that jammers have been installed at all the exam centres.
The important dates of CMAT 2020 comprise 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 10, 2019
Start date for downloading of CMAT admit card 2020
December 24, 2019
January 28, 2020
Availability of CMAT 2020 Question paper along with the responses
January 29- February 2, 2020 (Till 5:00 p.m)
Announcement of CMAT 2020 result (scorecard)
February 4, 2020
NTA declared the result of CMAT 2020 in the form of the merit list and scorecard on February 4. Candidates can download the scorecard by entering the necessary login details. The merit list of CMAT has been 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. The scorecard of Common Management Admission Test 2020 contains 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 has been released on February 4. CMAT merit list 2020 includes the name of the candidate, rank and marks secured as well as the sectional marks. Candidates can download the CMAT 2020 merit list in the pdf format. The merit list also comprises the roll number and category of the candidate.
National Testing Agency released the final answer key in online mode on February 4 after taking into account the objections raised. NTA had released the official answer key of CMAT 2020 in online mode on January 30 and candidates could challenge it till February 2 (till 5:00 p.m). Candidates who found any discrepancy in CMAT answer key 2020 can challenge it by paying Rs 1000 per question within the stipulated time. The authorities released the question paper of CMAT 2020 in online mode along with the responses on January 29. Candidates could download CMAT 2020 question paper by logging in till February 2 (till 5:00 p.m). Candidates can calculate their probable marks using the answer key of CMAT 2020.
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. Common Management Admission Test 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
As per the analysis of CMAT 2020 most of the candidates found the question paper easy. The quantitative ability section, reading comprehension section was easy while logical reasoning was moderately difficult. Most of the candidates found the general knowledge section as easy. There was no technical glitch in CMAT 2020. Some of the candidates found error in the options that were provided in one of the questions. With the exam being easy, it is likely that the CMAT cutoff 2020 will soar.
National Testing Agency released the admit card of CMAT 2020 on December 24, 2019 in online mode. Candidates can download the CMAT 2020 hall ticket by entering the requisite login details. Candidates can download the admit card of CMAT 2020 till the day of the exam that is January 28, 2020. Candidates must carry a valid identity proof along with the admit card to the test centre. The following details are 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
There has been an increase in the application fee of CMAT 2020 for different genders as well as category. The fess for the female category has increased from Rs 700 to Rs 1,000 for girls belonging to General, Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL) category and females who belong to SC/ ST/ PwD they will have to pay Rs 700.
The fee for the CMAT 2020 application form for the boys has been increased to Rs 1600 as compared to last year when the fee was Rs 1400 for candidates belonging to the general category. Male candidates belonging tGen-EWS/OBC (NCL), they will have to pay Rs 1,000 and SC/ ST/ PwD male candidates will have to pay Rs 800.
There has been an increase in the total number of test centres. Thirty one more exam centres have been added.
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
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.
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 Common Management Admission Test 2020.
NTA released the application form for CAT 2020 in online mode on November 1, 2019 and the last date to fill the form was extended to December 10 from November 30, 2019. The authorities opened the window to remove image discrepancy on November 8. Candidates had 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
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 the Common Management Admission Test 2020 exam. NTA will hold CMAT in 245 centres in 104 cities across 30 states/UTs.
CMAT Exam Centres
Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)
Official Website- www.ntacmat.nic.in
CMAT 2020 application form is 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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Based on this CMAT score, you should have decent chance to get a seat in Christ University.
You can also check your other admission possibilities with CMAT Pathfinder tool.
Here are few options for you:
SSN School of Management, Chennai
IILM Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida
ITM Business School, Chennai
Balaji Institute of International Business, Pune
Apeejay School of Management
For complete list, check:
Yes IIRM Hyderbabad is a decent college for pursuing MBA. The placements are good as well, all you need is to master your speaking skills, grammar skills, vocabulary and the academic performances. The CMAT cutoff for this college was close to 95 percentile last year.
Refer to this site, to know more about the college..
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