About CMAT 2021
National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the last date for CMAT registration till January 30, 2021. Candidates can pay the CMAT application form fee till January 31, 2021. CMAT correction window opens from February 01 to February 02, 2021. CMAT registration started on December 23, 2020 in online mode. Candidates could earlier apply for CMAT 2021 exam till January 22, 2021. CMAT exam dates and brochure has been released by NTA. CMAT exam date 2021 is February 22 & 27, 2021 and will be conducted in a computer-based mode in two shifts across 153 cities. Candidates can fill the CMAT registration form in online mode only. Before going to register for NTA CMAT 2021, candidates need to check the eligibility details carefully. The CMAT exam scores are required for admission to around 500 AICTE approved B-schools including University departments, constituent colleges, and management institutions across India.
Latest CMAT 2021 Updates: CMAT registration 2021 extended; apply till January 30, 2021.
The CMAT 2021 result will be declared in online mode along with the final answer key. After the conclusion of NTA CMAT 2021, NTA will release the preliminary answer key of the CMAT exam. As many as 74,672 candidates appeared for the test in 2020. Until 2018, it was administered by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) annually as per the regulations of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), Government of India.
What is the CMAT exam?
The Computer Based Common Management Admission Test commonly called CMAT and NTA CMAT is held by the National Testing Agency for admissions to over 1000 participating Institutes. The CMAT 2021 will be conducted in 245 centers in 104 Cities of 30 States/UTs, CMAT 2021 is a 3-hour test with MCQs from Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General. Each section will have 25 questions for 100 marks.
NTA CMAT 2021 helpline
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0120-6895200
CMAT 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Common Management Admission Test|
|Short Exam Name||CMAT|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
CMAT 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
23 Dec, 2020 - 30 Jan, 2021
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
23 Dec, 2020 - 31 Jan, 2021
Last date for submission of exam fee | Mode: Online Ongoing
01 Feb, 2021 - 02 Feb, 2021
Application Correction | Mode: Online
22 Feb, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online
27 Feb, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online
National Testing Agency has released the CMAT eligibility criteria in the official notification. The CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria are also mentioned on the CMAT official website. Applicants who fulfill the academic qualifications, age limit as specified in CMAT eligibility criteria can apply for the entrance exam.
CMAT 2021 eligibility criteria:
1. Nationality: To apply for CMAT 2021, candidates must be citizens of India.
2. Academic qualifications: Graduates in any discipline from recognized institutes can apply for the CMAT exam. Final year students can also apply for the computer-based online CMAT 2021.
3. Age limit: There is no age limit for appearing in CMAT.
- How to Prepare for CMAT 2021?
- CMAT Question Papers
- CMAT 2021 Exam Day Guideline and Strategies to Crack the Test
CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria - Course Wise
- For PGCM - A bachelor’s in any discipline.
- For Executive PGDM - Candidate must have completed their graduate degree in any discipline with a minimum of five years of work experience.
- For MBA & PGDM - He/ She should have finished their graduate degree in any discipline.
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
CMAT 2021 registration has been started by NTA in online mode. The last date to fill CMAT application form is January 30 which was earlier January 22, 2021. Prior to filling the CMAT application form 2021, candidates need to register themselves in the web account of NTA by providing their basic credentials. Before filling the application form, candidates should keep some important details or documents ready with them which include Qualification details, Scanned passport size photograph, Scanned signature, Valid phone number & Email ID and Credit/ Debit card, or Net banking details.
CMAT Registration 2021 - Required Documents
Candidates should have the following documents and information ready with them before filling the application form of CMAT 2021.
Scanned coloured Photographs (between 10 kb to 200 kb)
Scanned Signature (between 4 kb to 30 kb)
Qualification Details (10th, 12th, Graduation)
Personal Details (Aadhaar Card, Pan Card)
Valid Email ID and Phone Number
Payment Details (Credit/ Debit Card, Netbanking, UPI, PayTM)
CMAT 2021 Registration looks like the image given below,
CMAT 2021 Application form - Procedure
The online application form will be filled by following the steps as under,
1st Step: CMAT Registration 2021 - As a new candidate, you must go to the ‘New Candidate Registration’. This will redirect you to the CMAT Registration Form. On this page, you will need to read all instructions carefully and enter all the personal details (Name, Email ID, Phone Number), create a password, and choose the security question and answer to complete the first step of the CMAT registration form 2021.
NOTE: Upon completion of the form, you will receive a notification from NTA CMAT 2021 which contains CMAT 2021 application number.
2nd Step: Filling Application Form - With the help of login credentials (Application Number and Password), you can log in to the application form page to fill in other details. Candidates need to fill in all the remaining personal details and you must select four test cities for CMAT 2021 to appear (Once the test centre selected, can not be changed in the future).
3rd Step: Uploading of Documents - Next, Candidates have to upload all the required documents in a prescribed format which includes photographs, signature, and PwD certificate, if applicable.
Image Format & Size
The below-given points explain the format and size of both.
- Scanned image of passport size photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb)
- Scanned image of the signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb)
- PwD certificate - 50 to 300 kb
4th Step: Fee payment - Then, They have to pay the CMAT Exam fees 2021 online using a Credit/ Debit card, Net banking, PayTM, UPI, e-Challan, and other payment methods.
5th Step: Finally, download and take a printout of the confirmation page of the CMAT 2021 application form for future reference.
|EWS, OBC, ST, SC||Online||Transgender, Male||₹ 1000|
|SC, OBC, ST, General, EWS||Online||Female||₹ 1000|
|SC, OBC, ST, General, EWS||PWD||Online||Transgender, Male, Female||₹ 1000|
Student Appearing Vs Seat Available
|Year||Student Appeared||Seats Available|
CMAT 2021 Syllabus
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
Since the examination is approaching, the candidates must check the CMAT 2021 preparation tips, important books, and topics that can improve study preparation of CMAT 2021. Before starting the exam preparation, it is important to go through the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly. A proper CMAT 2021 planning and regular preparation needed to crack the Common Management Admission Test. Candidates who are appearing for the exam can also check the best books to prepare for CMAT 2021.
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Best books for Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Grammar (CMAT 2021)
Name of the book
Name of the author
Word Power Made Easy
Wren & Martin
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary
Business English and Communication
John O E Clark
A Communicative Grammar of English
Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik
The Students Companion
Wilfred D Best
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT
Nishit K Sinha
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
Arun Sharma (McGraw Hill Education
Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and other MBA Examinations
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Dr. R S Aggarwal
Books on Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (CMAT 2021)
Author/ Publisher Name
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT
Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT
Arun Sharma (McGraw Hill Education)
Best books for Quantitative Ability (CMAT 2021)
Author/ Publisher Name
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMs
Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant)
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
Arun Sharma (McGraw Hill Education)
NCERT Mathematics Books for class 8th, 9th and 10th
Dr. R S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Abhijit Guha (McGraw Hill Education)
The exam conducting authority, National Testing Agency (NTA) has prescribed the CMAT exam pattern 2021. The total duration of the computer-based online exam will be 180 minutes in two shifts and it will consist of a total of four distinct sections, namely, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.
CMAT Exam Pattern 2021
Type of Questions
Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Number of Questions
Duration of the Exam
3 hours (180 Minutes)
1st shift - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2nf shift - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mode of the Exam
Online Computer Based Test (CBT)
NOTE: As per the CMAT 2021 exam pattern, a total of 100 questions are equally divided amongst the four sections (25 X 4 = 100). Each question carries four marks and the maximum score that can be obtained is 400. Each correct answer will fetch +4 marks and each incorrect will be penalized with a negative marking of -1 mark.
CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern - Section Wise
|Sections||Number of Questions||Total marks|
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation|| |
The admit card of CMAT 2021 will be released by the National Testing Agency. The online CMAT admit card will be available to candidates who will successfully submit the application form before the deadline. Applicants have to download the admit card by entering their login credentials (Application number and password Or Application number and date of birth). Admit cards will be available through online mode only and it will not be sent via post or any other modes.
How to download CMAT 2021 admit card
Follow the steps below to download the admit card after the official release,
- Open the CMAT website. (Link will be available when released)
- Enter Application Number & Password Or Application Number and Date of Birth.
- Click on the "Download Admit Card" button on the page.
- Save the admit card in PDF format and take a printout of the same.
The details to be mentioned on the CMAT admit card 2021 are the following-
- Candidate' Name
- Father's Name
- Date of birth
- Roll number of candidate
- Signature and Photograph of the candidate
- Venue Details of the exam
- Date and Time of the Test
- Instructions to be followed during the exam
NOTE: CMAT 2021 admit card will be the mandatory document to be carried at the exam centre. Without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. If any applicant is unable to download his/her CMAT Admit Card, he/she can email to email@example.com
CMAT 2021 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
Documents Required at Exam
- CMAT admit card
- Photo identity proof
NTA will publish the answer key of CMAT 2021 along with the questions right after the conclusion of the exam. Both the answer key and response sheet will be available in online mode only. Test takers can check the CMAT answer key 2021 by logging into the web account using their login credentials.
Candidates will be able to view and print the answer key available on the website and check the correct answers to each question. The CMAT 2021 answer key will help candidates in checking their answers with the correct answer choice thus estimating their scores. It also aids in estimating their admission chances to respective institutions.
How to download CMAT answer key 2021
Check the steps below to download the CMAT 2021 response sheet along with the question paper,
- Go to the official website of CMAT 2021- (Link will be updated).
- Enter a valid Registration Number, Password, and Security Pin.
- There will be two options - "challenge answer key" and "view question paper".
- Click on the "challenge answer key" to view the answer key and download it.
- Match the answer key and verify the response.
CMAT 2021 Answer Key Challenge
- Along with the CMAT 2021 answer key, candidates will be allowed to file an objection, for any disputable answer/response.
- However, the objections will not be considered without a proper reference document.
- File size should be less than 1 MB and in .jpg, .png, .pdf format only.
- The processing charge for filing an objection is Rs. 1000 per question. The same can be paid via debit card/credit card/net banking.
CMAT Answer Key - Previous Year
The link to download the previous year's answer key of CMAT is available below,
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the result of CMAT in online mode only. Candidates have to login in order to check the CMAT result 2021 and download the scorecard. The scorecard is made available in the form of merit rank which indicates the candidate's Roll number, Rank, and the obtained Score; can be viewed and downloaded by entering the login credentials (ID and Password) already created while registering for the exam. The CMAT 2021 result includes candidates’ section-wise and overall secured scores, percentile, and All India Rank.
How to Check CMAT Result 2021
The result of CMAT will be checked by following the steps as under,
- Visit the CMAT website - (Link will be provided when activated)
- Click on the ‘View Result/Score Card’ button on the web page.
- On the login page, enter the details includes Application number, Date of birth, and Security Pin.
- Click on the ‘submit’ tab.
- The screen will display the CMAT 2021 scorecard.
- Save it as a PDF file for future use.
Post announcement of the result, the CMAT 2021 participating institutes will declare their respective cutoff scores, considering the overall result. Only the qualified candidates are eligible to participate in further selection rounds. The CMAT 2021 score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. The selection procedure comprises a Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) or Written Ability Test (WAT). After the completion of the selection procedure candidates will be shortlisted for the final admission to all management courses.
CMAT Toppers List - Previous Year's
Kalisetty Udaya Sandhya Lakshmi Devi
Sadhwani Nikhil Harish
Bhandwale Abhijeet Sunderrao
National Testing Agency will not release CMAT cutoff to shortlist candidates for the selection procedure; however, the affiliated institutes will declare their respective CMAT cutoff 2021 after the result gets officially announced. The cutoff of CMAT 2021 is the minimum score or percentile candidates need to obtain for attaining admission into MBA and PGDM courses offered by management institutes across India. The factors that will determine the CMAT 2021 cutoff are-
- Total number of candidates appeared in the exam
- Number of seats available
- Number of qualified candidates
- Level of difficulty pertaining to exam
Previous Year's CMAT Cutoff
99.99 percentile (Minimum 335)
99.8 percentile (Minimum 302)
96.42 percentile (Minimum 262)
95 percentile (Minimum 255)
90 percentile (Minimum 234)
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved institutes will conduct the selection procedure after the declaration of the result/merit list. As per the officials, the participating institutes will conduct their respective selection procedures for the candidates who obtain the cutoff scores. The CMAT 2021 selection procedure varies within institutes. The selection procedure of CMAT 2021 mostly comprised of GD (Group Discussion), PI (Personal Interview) or WAT (Written Ability Test).
CMAT 2021 Selection Process
The CMAT Selection Process 2021 has four main stages,
Taking CMAT Exam 2021: The first part of the CMAT 2021 exam is based on the candidate's performance in the CMAT 2021 exam, which can be measured by the overall score, percentage score, and section score in the CMAT 2021 exam.
Declaration of Result: The CMAT Result 2021 will be available from the first week of February 2021. The CMAT scorecard includes the overall raw score, sectional score, overall percentile, and sectional percentile. CMAT 2021 selection process depends on your place in the National Merit List. The candidate must also submit their CMAT 2021 exam score to the respective B-School where they have already applied or plan to apply now.
Shortlisting by B-Schools: The next stage of the selection process is a shortlist for the final admission round based on the CMAT exam score of the B-School where you applied for MBA Admission 2021. Each participating institute will publish their respective CMAT cutoff 2021, candidates must meet to qualify to join the particular institute. Upon qualification, the candidates must appear for the selection procedure of the particular institution including Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
Participate in GD and PI: Many MBA colleges conduct their own GD and PI process for selecting candidates through the CMAT selection procedure for MBA admission. CMAT 2021 selection procedure for final counselling based on entrance exam score, academic performance, work experience, and GD & PI round performance. Final admission offers will be successfully made by B-Schools in May/ June 2021.
CMAT 2021 Participating Institutes
The CMAT 2021 score is used by more than 1000 MBA colleges that accept the CMAT score for MBA Admission 2021. However, the admission process 2020 based on the CMAT score/ percentile for the MBA 2020-22 batch is still open at many top MBA and PGDM colleges. Here, we provide a list of CMAT accepting colleges in India.
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
Goa Institute of Management, Goa
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
MYRA School of Business, Mysore
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
TERI University, Delhi
WeSchool Mumbai & Bangalore
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
Future Business School, Kolkata
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore
ITM Business School, Bangalore
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore
Dr. DY Patil Institute of Management, Pune
Indira School of Business Studies, Pune
Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences
Doon Business School, Dehradun
Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai
Documents Required at Counselling
- 10th or Secondary exam mark sheets and certificates
- 12th or Higher Secondary exam mark sheets and certificates
- CMAT 2021 admit card
- Any professional degree certificate, if any
- Work experience certificate, if any
- Photo ID Proof
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Is there any age restriction for appearing for CMAT exam?
No, there are no age restrictions for the CMAT 2021 exam.
Question: What is the eligibility criteria to write CMAT examination?
Candidate should have completed their Bachelor's degree in any discipline. Those candidates who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to fill the application form of CMAT. There is no age bar and candidate must be a citizen of India.
Question: How much is the application fee?
Category wise revised application fee listed below.
- General category (Male)- Rs 2000
- General category (Female)-Rs 1,000
- OBC-NC,EWS (Male)-Rs 1,000
- OBC-NC,EWS (Female)-Rs 1,000
- SC/ST/DA(Male)-Rs 1000
- SC/ST/DA (Female)-Rs 1000
- Transgender-Rs 1000
Question: What is the pattern of CMAT examination?
|Section||Number of Questions|
|Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation||25|
Question: What documents should a candidate carry along side on the day of examination?
- A printed copy of CMAT admit card which should be download from NTA's website.
- One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the online application form) which should be pasted on the specified space in the attendance sheet at the centre during CMAT exam.
- The candidate will have to carry one of the following photo ID proof (Driving License/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Voter ID/ Aadhar Card/ Ration Card) should be valid (not expired).
- PwD certificate (if applicable) should be issued by an authorized medical officer.
Question: When will CMAT 2021 be conducted by NTA?
The CMAT test will be conducted in online mode on February 22 & 27, 2021.
Question: Can a candidate take the CMAT 2021 exam from home?
No, Candidates need to appear for the test at the scheduled test venue.
Question: Can I go back and forth between the fourth section during CMAT 2021 exam?
Yes, you can because there will be no sectional wise time limit.
Question: Is there will be negative marking in the CMAT 2021 exam?
Yes, One mark will get reduced for each incorrect answer.
Question: What is the CMAT Reservation Criteria?
Other Backward Class (OBC- Non Creamy layer)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Question: What is the format and size of image and signature?
- Photograph - JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb to 200 kb)
- Signature - JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb to 30 kb)
Question: How CMAT admit card will be released by NTA?
CMAT 2021 admit card will be available released in online mode. It can be downloaded by using the Application Number and password Or Application number and date of birth.
Question: What are the documents required at the exam centre?
- CMAT admit card
- Photo identity proof (Original) & Photocopy
Question: What are the top b-schools accepting CMAT 2021 score?
There are more than 100 top colleges/institutions that accept CMAT 2021 scores. Click here to check the complete list of b-schools accepting CMAT 2021 score.
Question: What is the validity of CMAT score Card 2021 ?
The scorecard of CMAT will be valid for the academic year 2021-2022.
Questions related to CMAT
I need a question pappers before years
The below link provides you the previous year question papers of CMAT .just go the link and download the pdfs.refer to: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cmat-question-paper
hope this helps.
Is it that only outside Mah students can get PUMBA through CMAT/ATMA etc and mah students need to give MH CET only?
yes, as per the information available on the official website of PUMBa, Pune , Maharashtra candidates can appy through MH-CET exam and for outside Mahrashtra students, candidates can apply through CMAT/CAT/MH-CET. However, outside Mahrashtra candidates will have a large cutoff for admission than inside Maharashtra candidates. To know more, visit here:
IF WE ARE APPLYING FOR CMAT THEN DO WE NEED TO FILL THE COLLEGE FORM SEPRATELY ALSO. IF, YES THEN WHEN BEFORE EXAM OR AFTER EXAM OF CMAT
Yes, you'll have to fill colleges form separately which accept CMAT scores. The application form release date varies for each college. So you'll have to fill forms according before or after CMAT. following are top colleges accepting cmat score:
- K J Somaiya,
- GIM Goa,
- Great Lakes,
- N L Dalmiya,
- Welingkar ,
How will I get admission in mba through upsee and what is the role of cmat,will aktu cancel upsee and take admission on the basis of cmat?
UPSEE exam was conducted for admission into mba colleges of uttar pradesh under AKTU. However, NTA has announced that Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 score will be taken into account for shortlisting of candidates for the MBA programme which is offered by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) affiliated colleges/institutes across Uttar Pradesh for the academic year 2021-22 instead of UPSEE exam. The application for CMAT can be filled online till 22 january 2021.
cMat exam form is coming or jot
Hello student ,
National Testing Agency (NTA) started CMAT registration in an online mode from December 23 at NTA CMAT official website - cmat.nta.nic.in. The last date of CMAT registration is January 22, 2021.
Else to know more check the link given below -
Hope it helps !