What is CMAT?

CMAT or Common Management Admission Test is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It is a multiple choice objective type test conducted for the admission to around 1,000 AICTE approved B-schools across India. Around 55,000 candidates take the test. Since 2016, CMAT is conducted once a yea..Read More

CMAT Exam Insights

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CMAT Application Details

  • Create an account at the AICTE website by registering through email ID and uploading scanned photograph and signature in requisite dimension.
  • The size of photo should be 140 x 160 (≤ 60Kb). The size of signature file should be 60 x 90 (≤ 30Kb).
  • Enter few basic details like your name, parent’s name, your date of birth, category, gender, religion, and other as mentioned.
  • You will receive a 6 digit password.
  • Click on proceed button to pay the application fee.


CMAT Eligibility Criteria

  • Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Yrs duration Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination.
  • Final year Bachelor’s Degree students can also apply, provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria within the stipulated schedule.


CMAT Exam Fee

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CMAT Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Online
Exam Format: Objective
Number of Sections: Four
CMAT Exam Section Number of TopicsNumber of QuestionsSection Score
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
Language Comprehension
General Awareness
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CMAT Exam Centers

CMAT exam will be held at 62 centers across the country

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CMAT Counselling Details

  • Candidates are shortlisted by participating institutes on the basis of their cutoffs and score/rank obtained at CMAT.
  • Candidates have to participate in Group Discussion/Essay Writing/Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.
  • Participating B-schools conduct separate selection procedure.
  • Final selection list or merit list is announced on the basis of performance in CMAT and GD/WAT and PI rounds.



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Ritika Jindal 3 days ago

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Ritika JindalLast Seen: 2 days 18 hours agoJoined on: 22-Jun-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

What is difference between MAT and CMAT

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Prashant ChaudharyLast Seen: 17 hours 9 min agoJoined on: 17-Apr-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Hii ritika,CMAT stands for common management admission test whereas MAT stands for management aptitude test. These both are admission tests for MBA and are very similar. However number of colleges acc...Read More

Shivi501 4 days ago

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Shivi501Last Seen: 3 days 13 hours agoJoined on: 25-Mar-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Met bandra is offering me admission in their emba (executive mba) program..Should i go for it or is it not worth it??

I haven't secured a pgdm seats in any of the top college..i have applied for the cap rounds as well bt i knw i wont secure a seat in the top clg as i have applied through my cmat scr of 87 percentile.

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Shivi501 4 days ago

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Shivi501Last Seen: 3 days 13 hours agoJoined on: 25-Mar-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Its not actually executive mba its empowered mba they are offering all specialization...plz comment on met college opportunity should i take that..

Chelsi 4 days ago

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ChelsiLast Seen: 4 days 11 hours agoJoined on: 20-Jun-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

When the cmat exam held. I had completed btech it with 72 percentage with rtu branch can I eligible .And what is the process to continue rtu

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Vikas Gaur 4 days ago

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Vikas GaurLast Seen: 1 day 11 hours agoJoined on: 05-Sep-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Chelsi,CMAT – Common Management Admission Test is conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in the month of January. More than 60,000 students appear for the test every year. ...Read More

priyank 6 days ago

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PriyankLast Seen: 5 days 18 hours agoJoined on: 19-Jun-2018Education Interest: Computer ApplicationsEducation Level: In Graduation

How many students appeared from Gujarat or Ahmedabad in CMAT 2018?

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Sreetama DattaLast Seen: 2 days 10 hours agoJoined on: 24-May-2013Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Hi Priyank! AICTE has not released state or city wise data for CMAT 2018. As per the merit list, as many as 64,448 candidates had appeared for the exam across India. 


AMIT TRIVEDI 8 days ago

AMIT TRIVEDILast Seen: 6 days 16 hours agoJoined on: 16-Jun-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Please let me know which collage is accept cmat in ahmedabad or pune and also their packages.thank you

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Sumana Saha 8 days ago

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Sumana SahaLast Seen: 1 week 15 hours agoJoined on: 26-Jan-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi amit, there are a couple of b schools accepting cmat scores as per 2016 report Amrut Modi School of management, B.K.school of business management are s few to name. They are AAA rated colleges. For...Read More

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