CMAT Selection Procedure 2020
Updated on Feb 4, 2020 - 10:04 p.m. IST by Shruti.garg
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CMAT Selection Procedure 2020 - The AICTE approved institutions will conduct the selection procedure of CMAT 2020. AICTE approved institutes are the institutes which will be accepting CMAT 2020 score. CMAT selection procedure 2020 will begin tentatively in February 2020. CMAT is conducted for admission into various postgraduate management courses of participating institutes. Only candidates who will be shortlisted after the declaration of result will have to appear for CMAT 2020 selection procedure. There are two specific rounds under CMAT selection procedure 2020, which are group discussion and personal interview. The process of selection may vary from institute to institute. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the process of CMAT selection procedure, selection rounds, important dates and admission process.
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CMAT 2020 Selection Procedure - Important Dates

The selection procedure will commence tentatively in the month of February, as per the important dates of CMAT 2020. Read the below mentioned table to know complete dates related to CMAT 2020.

CMAT 2020 Important Dates



CMAT 2020

January 28, 2020

CMAT 2020January 30, 2020

CMAT Result 2020

February 4, 2020

CMAT Selection Procedure 2020

February 2020

CMAT Selection Procedure 2020 - Process

CMAT 2020 selection procedure will be conducted in three phases. Three phases of CMAT selection procedure 2020 are:

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  1. Score of CMAT

  2. Group Discussion

  3. Written Ability Test (WAT) or Personal Interview (PI)

  4. Score of CMAT- Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the CMAT result 2020. After shortlisting the candidates merit list is prepared which will be available online.

  5. Group Discussion - Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the group discussion round for the respective participating institute that they have applied for. The group discussion will be held in the following manner:

    1. Candidates will be given a topic for discussion based on business or current affairs

    2. Students will be grouped into 10 or more and each group will be given a specific topic.

    3. Candidates will be marked on the basis of following pointers

      1. Negotiation skills

      2. Initiation skill

      3. Encouragement skill

      4. Managerial skill

      5. Creative and logical thinking

      6. Leadership qualities

      7. Real-life scenarios

      8. Closure skills

  6. Personal Interview/ Written Ability Test

    1. Students who will qualify the above criteria of group discussion will be further shortlisted for personal interview.

    2. Personal interview round will include students and interviewer interaction face to face. Personal interview is not affected by any external factors.

    3. In personal interview, the interviewer assesses the following qualities in the student:

      1. Ability to explain past academic records

      2. Confidence

      3. Personality

      4. Creativity and innovation

      5. Prior work experience(s)

    4. Students must prepare themselves accordingly and be prepared for questions like “Self-introduction” and “strengths and weaknesses”.

    5. Candidate must be able to justify its statements under any circumstances. Through this interviewer assess the candidate’s ability to take on pressure and managerial skills.

    6. In addition to personal interview, some of the participating institutes of CMAT 2020 might conduct Written Ability Test (WAT). This round analyzed the student's writing skills. Students will be assigned a topic to present its opinion upon. To sail through this round, candidates must be thorough with newspaper daily.

CMAT Selection Procedure 2020 - Final Selection

Candidates performance will be analyzed, on the basis of which final merit list will be prepared. The final merit list will include the names of students who have cleared group discussion, personal interview or written ability test. Candidates will be notified about their final selection either through Email or call letter.

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Documents required for CMAT Admission 2020

More than 1000 B-schools will accept the CMAT 2020 score. Candidates will have to apply for the participating institutes individually by visiting their official website. Students must carry the following documents at the time of admission:

  • CMAT scorecard 2020

  • Passport size photographs

  • Domicile certificate

  • Category certificate (if any)

  • Common management admission test call letter

  • Class 10 and 12 marksheet

  • Graduation marksheet

  • CMAT 2020 admit card

  • Medical certificate

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CMAT Selection Procedure 2020

Question: Are there any sectional cutoff?


No, there are no sectional cutoffs

Question: What is the validity of CMAT result 2020?


CMAT 2020 result will be valid for the academic year 2019-2020.

Question: Does CMAT 2020 eliminate candidates from taking admission?


No, CMAT score does not eliminate any candidate for admission. CMAT 2020 will be conducted to assess students' aptitude and facilitate admission into the institute on the basis of the candidate’s merit.

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i got 73 percentile in cmat can i get admission in christ?

Manisha Gupta Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

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.

Good Luck!


My Percentile is less than 60 in CMAT and i have scored 148 in the same what college i should prefer?

Shareef 17th Feb, 2020

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

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Is IIRM Hyderabad a good college for MBA and what is the CMAT cutoff required for it?

Mayank Chowdhary 18th Feb, 2020

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..

Best wishes. Thank you.


I scored 76% in cmat i have an graduation average of 63% of last two years i scored 84% in class 10 and 81 in class 12 i do not belong to Maharashtra domicile could you please suggest me some colleges in pune based on my profile

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,
You have decent marks in cmat and academics.You can try for getting into following college on the basis of your cmat percentile:
  • Indira Institute of management, pune
  • Shri balaji school of management, pune
  • IIMS Pune: International Institute of Management Studies
  • Vishwa Vishwani Hyderabad: Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management
  • EMPI Business School, New Delhi
  • Jaypee Business School - JBS Noida
  • Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence
  • Accurate Institute of Management And Technology
  • Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • apeejay school of management
all the best
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I have got 91.35 percentile in CMAT.Which colleges will call me for GD/PI process ? Do tell the colleges to apply so that I can see if I have missed out any college ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,
Congratulations for your score. Here's a list of college you can apply:-

  • Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM
  • GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management
  • SIMSR Mumbai: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research
  • PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune
  • Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
  • IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University
  • Biimtech
  • Dalmia

All the best
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