CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) will specify the CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria. Candidates who wish to appear for the Common Management Admission Test must check the CMAT eligibility criteria 2021 which includes the academic qualification and the marks scored in the qualifying exam. The eligibility criteria of CMAT 2021 also prescribe the age criteria of the applicants. CMAT entrance test will be conducted annually in (CBT) Computer Based mode. CMAT 2021 will tentatively be held in the last week of January 2021. Before filling CMAT 2021 application form candidates should check its eligibility. Read the full article by Careers360 to know all the details about CMAT eligibility criteria 2021 such as academic qualification, age criteria, nationality, etc. As well as all the important dates related to CMAT 2021.

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Important Dates for CMAT 2021

Candidates can check all the important dates of CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria in the table given below.

Schedule of CMAT 2021


Important Dates

Commencement of CMAT 2021 online application form

First week of November 2020

Last date to fill CMAT 2021 application form

Last week of November 2020

Last date for the payment of CMAT 2021 registration fee

Second week of December 2020

Availability of CMAT 2021 admit card

Fourth week of December 2020

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Last week of January 2021

Releasing of CMAT 2021 question paper and answer key

First week of February 2021

Start and end date to challenge CMAT 2021 answer key

Last week of January to the first week of February 2021

Declaration of CMAT 2021 result

First week of February 2021

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Highlights

Before filling CMAT 2021 application form, candidates should check the academic details which fall under the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2021.

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  • Academic:

    • Applicant should have done their graduation in any discipline.

    • Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2021.

  • Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

  • Age Limit: There is no age bar to apply for CMAT 2021.

Course Wise Eligibility Criteria for CMAT 2021

  • For Executive PGDM - Candidate should have done their Graduation degree in any discipline along with five years of minimum experience.

  • For PGCM - Graduate in any discipline

  • For MBA and PGDM - Candidate should have done their bachelor’s in any discipline.

CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualification


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CMAT Reservation Policy 2021

The eligibility criteria of CMAT 2021 will also specify the reservation policy. Private participating institutes of CMAT 2021 have their own reservation policy as compared to such institutions run by the central government. The CMAT 2021 reservation policy is mentioned in the table below.

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Reservation Criteria for Different Categories (As per last year trend)


Reservation (Percentage)

Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Other Backward Class (OBC- Non Creamy layer)



  • Every category will constitute 5% of reservation for persons with disabilities.

  • Those who don’t fall under the OBC-NCL category, have to choose the General category.

  • Categories of disabilities (should not less than 40%) are as follows.

    • Autism, specific learning disability, intellectual disability, and mental illness.

    • Deaf and hard of hearing.

    • Locomotor disability (Cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, acid attack survivors, muscular dystrophy and dwarfism)

    • Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses.

CMAT 2021 - Participating Institutes

  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

  • Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune

  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi

  • MYRA School of Business, Mysore

  • Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata

  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

  • Future Business School, Kolkata

  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

  • TERI University, Delhi

  • WeSchool Mumbai & Bangalore

  • Dr. DY Patil Institute of Management, Pune

  • Indira School of Business Studies, Pune

  • ITM Business School, Bangalore

  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

  • Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore

  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai

  • Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences

  • Doon Business School, Dehradun

  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow

  • Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore

  • Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore

CMAT Application Form 2021

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the CMAT 2021 application form tentatively in the first week of November 2020. Candidates can register till the last week of November 2020. CMAT 2021 registration form will be available in online mode. Before filling CMAT 2021 online application form checking it’s eligibility criteria is the foremost thing. While filling CMAT application form candidates need to enter their personal and academic details. Apart from that candidates need to upload the scanned copies of relevant documents such as Photographs and Signature and pay the amount of application fee.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Question: Can I use a calculator in the CMAT exam?


No, like every entrance exam calculators are prohibited in CMAT.

Question: Which book is best for CMAT 2021 Preparation?


Best books for CMAT are as follows.

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma.

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal.

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal.

  • Quantitative Aptitude for the CMAT and other MBA Entrance Examination by Jaimin Shah.

Question: Is there any negative marking in CMAT?


Yes, a negative marking scheme is applicable. 1 Mark shall be deducted for every wrong answer.

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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.


is there any good college in bhopal or indore for doing mba by cmat score....

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Following is list of few management colleges accepting CMAT score in Bhopal/Indore:

  • Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
  • Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore.
  • Institute of Business Management and Research, IPS Academy, Indore.
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore.
  • IES College of Technology
  • People's Institute of Management and Research
  • Sagar Institute of Research and Technology

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