CMAT Selection Procedure 2021 - All India Council for Technical Education or AICTE approved institutes will conduct the selection procedure of CMAT 2021 after the declaration of result/merit list. AICTE institutes are the institutes which accept CMAT scores on the basis of which students are shortlisted for the selection procedure of CMAT 2021. The participating institutes will conduct CMAT 2021 selection procedure tentatively in February-March 2021. CMAT is a national level entrance examination conducted for admission to MBA programs of participating institutes. CMAT selection procedure 2021 will consist of mainly three rounds of Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. CMAT 2021 selection procedure may vary from institute to institute. Check the article below to know in detail about the selection procedure of CMAT 2021, important dates pertaining to CMAT, admission process and so forth.

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CMAT 2021 Selection Procedure Dates

The selection process of CMAT accepting institutes will commence tentatively in February-March. Check the tentative schedule below for CMAT 2021. The dates will be updated as soon as the authorities releases the complete schedule.

CMAT Exam Dates 2021



CMAT 2021

Last week of January 2021

Declaration of Result

First week of February

Commencement of selection process

February-March 2021

CMAT Selection Procedure 2021

AICTE approved institutes will begin the selection procedure of CMAT 2021 after the declaration of result. CMAT 2021 selection procedure will be conducted in three phases as mentioned below:

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  • Release of CMAT Score / Merit List

  • Group Discussion

  • Written Ability Test or Personal Interview

Release of CMAT Score/Merit List

National Testing Agency will release the CMAT scorecard 2021 tentatively in the first week of February 2021 based on which candidates will be shortlisted for the selection rounds. Each participating institute of CMAT 2021 will release its individual list of shortlisted candidates. Students who will be shortlisted will have to appear for the selection process on the prescribed date, day and venue.

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Group Discussion

  • Institutes accepting CMAT scores will conduct the first round of group discussion. This round is supposed to be held in the following manner:

  • Firstly the shortlisted candidates will be given a topic for discussion which will be based on current affairs or business situations.

  • Then, the students will be grouped into 10 or more students and will be assigned an individual group topic.

  • As the group discussion will begin, students will be marked on the basis of following parameters:

    • Negotiation skills

    • Encouragement skill

    • Creative and logical thinking

    • Real-life scenarios

    • Closure skills

    • Leadership qualities

    • Managerial skill

    • Initiation skill

Personal Interview/ Written Ability Test

  • Students qualifying the group discussion will be further called for either personal interview or written ability test or both.

  • In the personal interview round, students will have to appear physically in front of the interviewee for face to face interaction.

  • During the interview process, student will be assess based on the following parameters:

    • Ability to explain past academic records

    • Personality

    • Prior work experience(s)

    • Confidence

    • Creativity and innovation

  • Candidates appearing for a personal interview must surely prepare themselves with the questions like “What are your strengths and weaknesses” and “self-introduction”.

  • The interviewee may assess a student's capability to take in pressure and managerial skills by asking interlinked questions. Candidate must justify its statements and answer smartly.

  • In addition to personal interview, some institutes might conduct written ability test (WAT). In this round students will be given a topic to present their opinion on. Through this round, the authorities will analyze the candidate’s writing skills. To sail through these rounds, students are advised to read the newspaper on a daily basis.

CMAT Selection Procedure 2021 - Final Merit List

On the basis of candidate’s cumulative performance, final merit list will be prepared by the participating institutes of CMAT 2021. The final list will include the name of the candidates who will have cleared all the criteria of selection rounds. Some institutes will notify the student’s status through email or call letter.

What are the Documents Required for CMAT Admission 2021?

CMAT scores are accepted by more than 100 B-schools. Students are advised to keep themselves updated with the admission dates by visiting the official website of the institute they desire to take admission in. On the day of admission based on CMAT score 2021, students must carry the following documents:

  • 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 2021

Question: Will Participating institutes release any sectional cutoffs?


No, the institutes will not release the sectional cutoff of CMAT 2021.

Question: What will be validity of CMAT 2021 scorecard?


The CMAT 2021 scorecard will be valid for the academic year 2021-2022.

Question: How is CMAT score reliable?


CMAT score does not eliminate candidates for admission to participating institutes.

Question: Do all the institutes have a common admission process?


Selection procedure of CMAT 2021 may vary from institute to institute.

Question: What are the top b-schools accepting CMAT score?


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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

Visit following link for more details:


I got 85% in CMAT. I m from Rajasthan and completed graduation from gujarat. Is their any chance of FMS or MSU Baroda.

Shiksha 24th Mar, 2020


Yes, there are chances to get fms or msu baroda for pursuing mba. The cut off as per past years are 85 and above for cmat. Fms or msu is a government college and has a less no. of seats so cut off is high for cmat. But you have decent chances to convert.

I hope this helps.

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