CMAT 2016 - AICTE has conducted CMAT 2016 in a computer-based format on Sunday, January 17, 2016. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the annual MBA entrance exam. Check below the detailed information about CMAT 2016 including eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result and selection procedure. Till last year, CMAT used to be a bi-yearly exam conducted in February and September in a 4-day window. In 2015, CMAT was conducted till February and the CMAT September 2015 exam was scrapped. AICTE has started conducting CMAT only once in the month of January from 2016. The CMAT 2016 was taken by over 55000 candidates across India. CMAT 2016 scores are accepted by around 1000 B-schools approved by AICTE.

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Exam Name: Common Management Admission Test

Commonly Known As: CMAT

Exam Type: National

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Conducting Body: 
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

CMAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates). Final year graduation students can also apply for CMAT 2016. 

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CMAT 2016 Application ProcedureThe application process was completely online. Students had to register and login with the given credentials. They had to fill the online application form providing the personal, academic and contact details and upload 2 scanned photographs and their signature during the process. There are 3 modes of payment, Net Banking, Credit Card/Debit Card and Cash payment. The Cash payment could be done by receiving a challan generated online and paying at any local State Bank of India branch. The application deadline was extended from December 10 to 13, 2015. 

CMAT 2016 Application
 Fee: The CMAT 2016 application fee was Rs. 1400 + Bank charges as applicable for General category candidates and Rs. 700 + Bank charges as applicable for SC, ST and PD category candidates.

CMAT 2016 Exam Pattern CMAT is a computer based objective type multiple choice question exam of 3 hours.  There are 4 sections, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness, each consisting 25 questions. The total number of questions to be answered is 100 and the total marks are 400. There is negative marking scheme of 1 mark for each wrong answer. There are 4 options for each question among which the test takers have to choose only 1 correct option. It is expected that the CMAT 2016 exam pattern remains same as last year.

CMAT 2016 Selection Process
The candidates will be shortlisted by the participating B-schools on the basis of their performance and the cutoff scores/ranks/percentiles. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and or Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds, depending on the institutes’ admission criteria.

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CMAT 2016 Important Dates: The important dates were announced along with the official notification which was released by AICTE in November 2, 2015. Following table consists of the CMAT 2016 important dates:

Application Starts

November 3, 2015

Application Ends

December 13, 2015

Exam Mock test

December 12, 2015

Last date of fee payment (Cash)

December 14, 2015

Last date of fee payment in online mode

December 15, 2015


January 17, 2016

Admit Card

January 9, 2016


January 21, 2016

CMAT 2016 Admit Card: The admit card for registered candidates was available for download from January 9, 2016. Earlier the download date was January 5, but was delayed by the officials. The admit card was available in online mode only and no hard copy was sent to the candidates. The test takers had to preserve the admit card copy till the admission process was completed.


CMAT 2016 ResultThe CMAT 2016 result was declared on January 21, 2016. The CMAT 2016 result announced the names of candidates along with their rank, score, and percentile. The candidates can check CMAT 2016 scores here. The hard copy of score card will not be sent to the candidates.

CMAT 2016 Participating InstitutesOver 1000 B-schools across India and University Departments, approved by AICTE will accept the scores of CMAT 2016.

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CMAT cut off for 2020 in msu fms baroda?

Shiksha 4th Apr, 2020


As per past years cut off ranks. Msu fms baroda cmat cut off closes at around 90 percentile.

In 2018, it was around 208 marks, it 2019 it was 265-270 marks that was around 90 percentile.

So, in 2020 also, if you have around 90 percentile and above it will be safe to convert the college.

I hope this helps.


I got 40 percentile in CMAT 2020 exam and 55% in BBA and sem 6 exam was postponed.. can I get admission in SBS.!? is that a best college for MBA.!?

sathwika 2nd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As you scored 40% percentile of marks in Cmat and cmat is the entrance exam conducted for getting seat for good college for MBA of 600 colleges all over india wise and you scored BBA 55% percentile of marks accordingly and u may get seat in the good colleges or universities or may not get seat in the good colleges or universities and getting seat in the SBS  college   is tuff and u have very less chances to get seat in that college let us hope for the best study well and work hard to get good marks in the future examinations and you will get good college ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


whats think different in a CMAT and a cat

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020


Although both the exams are for getting into Bschools in India for post graduation but there is a huge difference between the two:

  • Cat is common admission test and cmat is common management admission test
  • Cat is one of the most popular exam in india for management given by around 2 lakhs of people and cmat is given by a lesser candidates around 50k-60k.
  • Most of the bschools & iim accept cat score and around only 400+ colleges in india iccepts cmat score.
  • Cat has a higher difficulty level and cmat is a bit on the easier side.
  • Both exams are online but the exam pattern is different. Apart from quantitative ability, verbal ability and logical reasoning that are there in both the exams, cmat also an additional section for gk & current affairs.
  • There are very few top colleges through cmat and many top colleges through cat that you can target.
  • I hope this helps.

my score in cmat 32 which college is better its ghaziabad or srm ncr

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020


ITS ghaziabad: 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.

SRM NCR: 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.


hello. I got 91.6 percentile in CMAT exam. is there any chance to get admission in MNIT Jaipur for MBA?

Aman Raj Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020

Hello Anjali

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.

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