CMAT Selection Procedure 2020
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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 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

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CMAT 2020 Important Dates



CMAT 2020

January 27, 2020

CMAT Result 2020

February 5, 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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Sweta Student Expert 11th Oct, 2019


You can go to the FAQ's section of the official website of CMAT for more information:

I can tell you that the fee for General / OBC candidates appearing for CMAT is Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable; whereas for Female /SC/ST/PWD category candidates fee is Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable.

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National Testing Agency (NTA) will begin the registration of CMAT 2020 from November 1, 2019. It will be held only in online mode. The last date for filling the CMAT registration form 2020 is November 30, 2019.Admit card will be available on 24th Dec, 2019 and exam will be held on 24th January.

One needs to keep following information ready before filling registration form-

  • Qualification details
  • Scanned passport size photograph
  • Scanned signatures
  • Email id & Phone number
  • Netbanking or debit/credit card details

Steps to fill CMAT 2020 Registration Form

Step 1- Register for CMAT 2020

Candidate must first register themselves for CMAT 2020 and should keep a note of the application number generated.

They must create a password and choosing the security question in case they forget the password in the future, it would help them to recover it, further it will be required to fill in all the details in the form appropriately.

After submitting the personal details, the CMAT 2020 registration number will be generated.

Log in again with the CMAT logging in with the application number and password.

Step 2- Fill the application form

After log in, candidates will be directed towards page of application form which requires following details-

Candidate’s name

Father’s name

Mother’s name

Date of birth


State of residence


PwD more than 40%- yes/no

Types of disability- (options would be provided)

Whether you need scribe reader?

Disability category for scribe reader-


Are you diabetic?

Next section includes the information regarding the programme and exam city that student wants to apply for-

Apply for:

1st choice for exam city

2nd choice for exam city

3rd choice for exam city

4th choice for exam city

Candidates need to fill in the educational qualifications which involves the following information:


Pass status

The name of the examination

The name of the university

Year of passing/appearing

Result mode, and

Marks obtained.

Step 3 - Enter the Security code-

After completion of the qualification details, students need to enter the security code that they will be needing to type the same text as provided.

After filling the security code click on submit.

Step 4- Preview the information mentioned in registration form of CMAT 2020

After submitting the application form of CMAT 2020, students will get to review the page.

Candidates must verify all the information in CMAT registration form and edit it if they have made any error. After verifying each section students will be required to mark in “parameters checklist to be verified.”

Once the information is verified click on “I agree” in the declaration section. Lastly, click on final submit.

Step 5 - Upload the documents

In this step, students are required to upload the scanned passport size photograph and signature as per the format and size mentioned in the CMAT registration form 2020

Passport size photograph must be clear and legible with JPG/JPEG format between 10 kb–200 kb

Signature should be in JPG/JPEG format between 4 kb–30 kb

Documents can be uploaded the documents in black and white or coloured form.

After uploading documents fill the security pin and then click on ‘upload.’

Students would be directed to the next page to preview the documents uploaded.

It will involve the options to edit the application form and edit uploaded documents. Once the information is confirmed click on ‘pay examination fee rs. XXX/-’

Step 6 - Payment of fees for CMAT application form 2020

Candidates can make the payment of application fees for CMAT 2020 through any one of the following mode:

Debit card

Credit card

Net banking


Fill in the details of the card or bank and make the payment

Step 7 - Download Confirmation Page Displayed After Successful Payment.

Application Fees-

For Female and Trangender,  it's 700+ service tax and charges against the following category-






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