CMAT 2021 - Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level MBA entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The authorities will release CMAT 2021 online application form tentatively in the first week of November 2020. The last date to submit the CMAT registration form is the second week of December 2020. Before filling the CMAT application form, candidates should check the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2021 which will be specified by the National Testing Agency. Authorities will also prescribe the CMAT 2021 exam pattern, which will consist of the total number of questions, the topics from which questions will be asked, etc. The total time duration for CMAT will be 180 minutes (3 hours). CMAT 2021 will be probably held in the last week of January 2021 in computer-based (online) mode. CMAT 2021 admit card will be available tentatively in the last week of January 2021. After the commencement of CMAT 2021, the authorities will release its result probably in the first week of February 2020. In 2020, 74670 candidates registered for the entrance test. Check all the details related to CMAT 2021 such as eligibility, exam dates, the application process, admit card and result release date, etc.

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CMAT 2021 - Overview



Exam name

Common Management Admission Test

Popularly known as


Exam conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam mode

Computer-based (online) mode

Exam category

National level

Time duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Scorecard validity

One year

Frequency of exam

Once in a year

Nature of questions

Multiple choice questions (Objective type)


Total four, namely

  • Logical reasoning

  • Quantitative techniques and data interpretation

  • General awareness

  • Language comprehension and verbal ability


Admission to management program at participating institutes

Seat reservation

As per GOI norms

Official website

Help desk number


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CMAT 2020 Statistics

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has conducted the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) on January 28, 2020. Check the category wise CMAT 2020 statistics.

Male2587921879947222860540846 (132)
Female2387710106672159448333636 (52)
Transgender--2114 (-)
Total497563197166213823108974486 (186)

CMAT Exam Dates 2021

By checking all the important dates related to CMAT 2021, candidates can get updated about all the upcoming events of CMAT. Here we have provided all the tentative schedules of CMAT 2021 in the below-provided table.

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Schedule of CMAT 2021



Start date for the availability of CMAT 2021 application form

First week of November 2020

Last date to fill the CMAT 2021 application form

Second week of December 2020

Last date for payment of application fee for CMAT 2021

Second week of December 2020

Availability of CMAT 2021 admit card

Third week of December 2020

CMAT 2021 Exam Date

Last week of January 2021

Availability of CMAT 2021 question paper and response sheet

Last week of January to first week of February 2021

CMAT 2021 result declaration date

First week of February 2021

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will prescribe the CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria. Before filling the CMAT application form candidates must fulfill the below-provided factors of CMAT 2021.

  • Academic Qualification- Candidates should have done their graduation or those who are pursuing their final year of bachelors are eligible to apply for CMAT 2021.

  • Age Criteria- There is no age bar prescribed by the authorities.

  • Nationality- Indian (Only citizens of India can appear for CMAT entrance test)

CMAT Application Fee 2021 (As per last year trend)

The application fee for CMAT 2021 is different for genders as well as categories. Female candidates belonging to General, GEN-EWS/OBC (NCL) category need to pay the amount of Rs 1000 and those who belong to SC/ ST/ PwD category need to pay Rs 700/-

Candidates (Male) belonging to General category need to pay Rs 1600 and those belongs to Gen-EWS/ OBC (NCL) category need to pay Rs 1000/- and for reserved category candidates (SC/ ST/ PWD) need to pay Rs 800/-

Mode of Payment

Candidates can pay the amount of application fee by any of the following modes.

  • Online: Through Credit/ Debit card or Net Banking

  • Offline: Candidates can pay via E-Challan of SBI bank.

CMAT Application Form 2021

CMAT 2021 registration will tentatively begin in the first week of November 2020 and candidates can apply till the second week of December 2020. Before filling the CMAT 2020 application form, candidates need to register first to generate login credentials (User ID and Password). While filling CMAT 2021 application form candidates need to enter their personal and past academic details and upload all required documents such as passport size photograph and signature. Applicants can follow the below-provided steps to fill the application form of CMAT 2021.

Steps to fill CMAT 2021 Application Form

Step 1 - CMAT Registration

Step 2 - Login by using credentials to fill the CMAT 2021 application form

Step 3 - Upload scanned copies of photograph and signature. The photograph should be colored or black and white (contrast should be clear). The file size of the photograph should be in between 10 kb to 200 kb in (jpg/ jpeg) format. The signature size should be between 4 kb to 30 kb in (jpg/ jpeg) format.

Step 4 - Pay the amount of CMAT 2021 application fee

Step 5 - Take a print out of the confirmation page for future reference.

CMAT Exam Centres 2021

NTA will release the list of test cities of CMAT 2021 entrance test can be taken. During filling CMAT application form, candidates have to choose at least 4 cities where they want to appear for CMAT 2021 entrance test. NTA will conduct CMAT at 245 centers in 104 cities across 30 states/ Union Territories.

CMAT Exam Pattern 2021

The authorities will prescribe the CMAT 2021 exam pattern which will specify the total number of questions, the topics from which questions will be asked and the total time duration. The total time duration for CMAT 2021 will be three hours (180 minutes). Applicants can check the prescribed exam pattern of CMAT 2021 from the table which is given below.

Exam Pattern of CMAT 2021


Total number of questions

Total marks

General awareness



Logical reasoning



Quantitative techniques & Data interpretation



Language comprehension






Marking scheme: For every correct question, candidates will get four marks and for every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.

CMAT Syllabus 2021

Exam syllabus of CMAT 2021 comprises all the topics and chapters from which questions will be asked in the entrance test. With the help of a detailed CMAT syllabus, candidates can easily map out their exam preparation strategy.

CMAT 2021 Syllabus (Topics)

General Awareness

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning

Comprehension and Language

  • Science in Everyday Life

  • Current affairs of National and International Economy

  • Sports News

  • Culture

  • Trade Awareness

  • History

  • Geography

  • Literature

  • Politics

  • Pie chart

  • Tabulation

  • Line Graph

  • Bar Chart

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Permutations & Combinations

  • Number Systems

  • In-equations

  • Work and Time

  • Time-Speed-Distance

  • Profit and Loss

  • Work and Time etc

  • Cause and Effects

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Analogy Test

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Statements Arguments

  • Symbol Based Problems

  • Direction and Distance Test

  • Blood Relationship Tests

  • Matric Arrangements

  • Inferences

  • Linear Arrangements etc

  • English Grammar

  • Sentence Correction

  • Paragraph Completion

  • One-word Substitution

  • Sentence Improvement

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Jumbled Para

  • Reading Comprehension

Recommended Books for CMAT 2021

While preparing for CMAT 2021 entrance test, candidates can refer to the following books.

CMAT 2021 (Reference Books)

Books Name

Author/ Publication

MAT Solved Paper

Disha Experts

The Pearson MAT super course with CD


Barron’s guide for MAT

Eugene D. Jaffe

MAT Entrance Guide

Deepak Aggarwal

Study package for MAT

Arun Sharma

CMAT Mock Test 2021

Ahead of the CMAT entrance test, the authorities will release the mock test of CMAT 2021. Candidates can practice from the CMAT mock test 2021 and get an idea about the exam structure, the total number of questions, etc. Most importantly one will get to know how they can navigate between different sections.

CMAT Admit Card 2021

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release CMAT 2021 admit card probably in the third week of December 2020. Successfully registered candidates can download their CMAT 2021 hall ticket from the official website of NTA. While accessing CMAT admit card, candidates need to use their login credentials such as User ID and Password. Without CMAT 2021 admit card and one valid ID proof, candidates are not allowed to appear for CMAT 2021.

CMAT 2021 Answer Key

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the answer key of CMAT 2021 after the declaration of result. With the help of CMAT response sheet candidates can match the answer and calculate their CMAT score. Along with CMAT result, authorities will also release the final answer key of CMAT 2021.

CMAT Result 2021

NTA will declare the result of CMAT 2021 probably in the first week of February 2021. While downloading CMAT 2021 scorecard, candidates need to enter their login credentials. The authorities will prepare the merit list on the basis of CMAT result. Qualified candidates will have to participate in the next round of the selection process. The scorecard of CMAT 2021 will display the maximum marks, total marks obtained in each section and the NTA score as well. The total percentile will be mentioned on the CMAT 2021 scorecard.

CMAT Cutoff 2021

After releasing of CMAT 2021 result, the participating institutes will release their individual cutoff. Candidates need to secure minimum marks to eligible for next selection rounds in order to take admission in offered MBA programs. There are certain parameters that are taken into consideration while preparing CMAT 2021 cutoff.

Previous Year CMAT Cutoff

CMAT Participating Institutes 2021

CMAT participating institutes 2021 involve the name of all top colleges which will offer admission to those who meet the requisite cut off. More than a thousand B-schools will offer admission to the candidates on the basis of CMAT score. Some of the CMAT 2021 participating institutes are listed below.

CMAT 2021 Participating Institutes

CMAT Selection Process 2021

The selection procedure of CMAT 2021 comprises of Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Candidates who get qualified will have to appear for the selection rounds. These candidates will be shortlisted by the participating institutions to take part in the CMAT selection procedure.

Group Discussion

Group Discussion or commonly know as GD which is a part of the CMAT 2021 selection procedure, where candidates will be divided into a group of 8 to 10 and they will be assigned a particular topic. The time duration of the GD round will be five to ten minutes and candidates will be assessed on a few parameters.

  • Conversation Skills

  • Participation Level

  • Managerial Skills

  • Initiation Skill

  • Confidence Level

  • Closure Skills

  • Negotiation Skills

The selection process of CMAT 2021 for all the participating institutes will not be the same. Some of them will only conduct the Personal Interview (PI) and candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their past educational qualifications, hobbies, interests, work experience, etc.

CMAT Counselling 2021

Participating institutes will release the schedule of CMAT 2021 counselling. Candidates who will clear the entrance exam will have to take part in the counselling process of CMAT. In order to participate in CMAT 2021 counselling, candidates will have to follow the provided steps.

Step 1 - Online registration

Step 2 - Choice filling

Step 3 - Document Verification

Step 4 - Seat allotment

Step 5 - Reporting to the allotted college

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CMAT 2021

Question: Is CMAT Conducted Twice a Year?


No, from academic year 2016-17 onwards, the CMAT entrance test will be conducted only once a year.

Question: Can I take the test from any computer?


No. a candidate will have to take the test on the pre-assigned computer at the test venue.

Question: How many sections are there in the CMAT test?


 There will be four sections in the test. These are

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  • General Awareness

  • Language Comprehension

Question: How many questions are there in each of these sections?


There will be 25 questions in each section.

Question: Can I move back and forth between the fourth section.


Yes, there will be no sectional time limit.

Question: Is there any age restriction for appearing in CMAT?


No, there is no age bar for appearing in CMAT.

Question: Who is eligible to take the CMAT entrance test?


Graduates in any discipline or final year students are eligible to appear for CMAT.

Question: Can I change my preferred test city after I have submitted my application form?


No, data can not be changed once the application form is finally submitted.

Question: Will there be negative marking in the CMAT exam?


Yes, for each incorrect answer 1 mark will get deducted.

Question: Do I have any breaks during the test?


No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.

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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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