About CMAT 2020

Common Management Admission Test, also known as CMAT is a national level postgraduate entrance exam pertaining to all management programmes. CMAT 2020 is an online (computer-based) exam of 3 hours comprising multiple choice objective questions. The entrance exam will be conducted on January 28, 2020. The application process will start from November 1,  2019, and will end on November 30, 2019. CMAT 2020 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The CMAT result 2020 will be declared by February 7, 2020 in online mode. Earlier, NTA  will release the answer key of CMAT 2020 in first week of February. The CMAT scores are required for admission to around 500 AICTE approved B-schools including University departments, constituent colleges, and management institutions across India. As many as 54,516 candidates appeared for the test. 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.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National Testing Agency
Duration 3 Hours

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CMAT 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

01 Nov, 2019 - 30 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

24 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

28 Jan, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

07 Feb, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

The CMAT eligibility criteria is prescribed by National Testing Agency (NTA). All aspiring CMAT test takers should meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of CMAT 2020.

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates in any discipline from recognised institutes can apply for CMAT
  • Final year students of Graduate Degree courses (10+2+3) whose results would be declared before the admission procedure starts for the academic year 2020-21 are also eligible for the computer-based online CMAT examination.

Applicants must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the CMAT 2020 exam. In case they do not fulfill all the eligibility criteria, their candidature will get cancelled during the admission phase. 

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CMAT 2020 application form started from November 1, 2019 and the last date to submit the form is November 30, 2019.  The last date to upload the scanned image of photograph & signature will be first week of December 2019.  Prior to filling the CMAT application form 2020, candidates need to register themselves in the web account of NTA by providing their basic credentials. 

The application form could be successfully filled in three simple steps-

  • Filling the online registration with basic credentials

  • Fill up the Application Form; Personal, Academic and Professional details, if any.

  • Payment of Application Fee; Can be paid through Net banking, Debit/ Credit Card, and Cash deposit at SBI Bank.

At the time of registration, candidates would need a valid e-mail id and contact number. While filling the application form of CMAT 2020, candidates need to select the exam date and as many as four test cities as per their convenience. Examinees will be allotted test dates and exam centres on first come first serve basis and the allotment will solely depend on the availability of test slots in the choice of exam cities selected during the CMAT 2020 application procedure.

 Image Format & Size

While filling the application form, candidates would need to upload the scanned image of their passport size photograph and signature. The below-given points explain the format and size for 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)

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male ₹ 1600
EWS, General, OBC Online Male, Female ₹ 1000
ST, SC Online Male ₹ 800
ST, SC Online Female ₹ 700
SC, OBC, EWS, General, ST Online Transgender ₹ 700
SC, OBC, EWS, General, ST PWD Online Male ₹ 800
SC, OBC, EWS, General, ST PWD Online Female ₹ 700

Student Appearing Vs Seat Available

Year Student Appeared Seats Available
2019 54516 None

CMAT 2020 Syllabus

Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
Logical reasoning
Language comprehension
General awareness

The exam conducting authority, National Testing Agency (NTA) prescribes the CMAT 2020 exam pattern. The total duration of the computer-based online CMAT exam is 180 minutes and it consists of four distinct sections, namely, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.

As per the CMAT exam pattern 2020, 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 penalised with a negative marking of -1 mark.                                                                   

            

Mode of Exam

        
            

Sections

        
            

Number  of Questions

        
            

Total marks

        
            

      Online

        
            

Quantitative             Techniques & Data Interpretation

        
            

25

        
            

100

        
            

General             Awareness

        
            

25

        
            

100

        
            

Logical             Reasoning

        
            

25

        
            

100

        
            

Language             Comprehension

        
            

25

        
            

100

        
            

Total

        
            

100

        
            

400

        


                                                                                                                                                                                        

The admit card of CMAT 2020 will be released by National Testing Agency on December 24, 2020. The online CMAT 2020 admit card will be available to candidates who will successfully submit the application form before the deadline. Applicants will have to download the admit card by entering their login credentials. 

The details to be mentioned on the CMAT admit card 2020 are the following-

  • Candidate' Name
  • Father's Name
  • Roll number of candidate
  • Signature and Photograph of the candidate
  • Venue details of CMAT 2020 exam
  • Date and Time of the Test
  • Instructions to be followed during the exam

CMAT 2020 admit card is the mandatory document to be carried at the exam centre. Without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

CMAT 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Bhavnagar
Bhuj
Kadi
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Mehsana
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Amravati
Aurangabad
Thane
Dhule
Solapur
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Nanded
Pune
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Noida
Varanasi
Punjab Mohali
Amritsar
Ludhiana
Panchkula
Karnataka Bengaluru
Davanagere
Dharwad
Gulbarga
Mangalore
Mysore
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Sambalpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Tirunelveli
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
West Bengal Durgapur
Kolkata
Haryana Gurgaon
Faridabad
Hisar
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Warangal
Himachal Pradesh Solan
Shimla
Hamirpur
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jodhpur
Udaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Kerala Kochi
Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram
Goa Panaji
Ponda
Margao
Bihar Patna
Tripura Agartala
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Guntur
Nellore
Vijayawada
Kurnool
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair

Documents Required at Exam

  • CMAT 2019 Admit Card
  • Photo ID

NTA will publish CMAT 2020 answer key along with the questions in first week of February 2020. Both the answer key and response sheet of CMAT 2020 will be available till first week of February 2020. Test takers can check the CMAT answer key 2020 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 answer key of CMAT helps 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.

Along with the CMAT 2020 answer key, candidates are allowed to file 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.

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NTA (National Testing Agency) will declare CMAT 2020 result on February 7, 2020. Candidates have to login in order to check the CMAT 2020 result 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 result includes candidates’ section-wise and overall secured scores, percentile and All India Rank. NTA has not released the merit list yet.

Post announcement of the result, the CMAT 2020 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 selection procedure comprises a Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) or Written Ability Test (WAT). After the completion of selection procedure candidates will be shortlisted for the final admission to all management courses.

National Testing Agency will not release CMAT 2020 cutoff to shortlist candidates for the selection procedure; however, the affiliated institutes will declare their respective cutoff after the result gets officially announced. The cutoff of CMAT 2020 is the minimum score or percentile candidates need to obtain for attaining admission into MBA and PGDM programmes offered by management institutes across India. The factors that will determine the CMAT 2020 cutoff are-

  • Total number of candidates appeared in CMAT 2020
  • Number of seats available
  • Number of qualified candidates
  • Level of difficulty pertaining to CMAT exam.

National Testing Agency, the new CMAT administering authority will conduct the selection procedure. As per the officials, the participating institutes will conduct their respective selection procedures for the candidates who would obtain the cutoff scores. The CMAT 2020 selection procedure varies within institutes. The selection procedure of CMAT 2020 mostly comprises of GD (Group Discussion), PI (Personal Interview) or WAT (Written Ability Test).

Documents Required at Counselling

  • 10th or Secondary Exam Mark sheets and certificates
  • 12th or Higher Secondary Exam Mark sheets and certificates
  • CMAT 2019 Admit Card
  • Any professional degree certificate, if any
  • Work experience certificate, if any
  • Photo ID Proof

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how to register the form of cmat 2020

Aditya kumar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019
Hello there!

Greetings!

You need to follow the following steps to fill the CMAT application form :-

  • First of all you need to register yourself for which need to visit the official website of CMAT 2020 i.e. cmat.nta.nic.in .
  • Then you need to fill the application form .
  • Now you need to enter the security code
  • Now you should upload the documents
  • Now you need to do payment of fee for the CMAT exam
  • Now you should download the confirmation page displayed after successful payment.

To know about how to fill CMAT application form in detail, go through our page for which link is provided below :-

https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cmat-registration/amp#referrer=https://www.google.com



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i have done Diploma+BE and not 12th+BE. am i eligible to fill CMAT 2020? Please clarify!

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019

hi,

yes you are eligible to apply. Graduate with 15 years of minimum education in any discipline from Recognized University/Institute. as it mention that minimum of 15 years of education. so as you have total 16 years of education you are also eligible to apply.

hope it would help.

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Which option is I supposed to select for graduation details in CMAT 2020 form, If Im pursuing b.com ? B.com option is not showing in the list but B.comLL is showing. So, whether I select B.comLL or Other (then write manually "B.com") ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019

hi,

see b.com (//b.com) ll is not the course you are pursuing now. so It would be better if you choose the other option and manually write b.com (//b.com) .

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Agri business management best college that accepts cmat score

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019
Hello there!

Greetings!

List of top colleges under cmat for agri business management is given below:-

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Doon Business School, Dehradun
  • Global Business School and Research Centre, Pune
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
  • Ch Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Jaipur


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Hello! I have to do CMAT 2020 exam. so from now on its only one and half month remaining , I want to know that if I will start preparation now ;so is it sufficient time for being well prepared?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019

It depends on the quality of your preparation. There are people who do not burn the midnight oil but still emerge toppers and some students who put their heart and soul for preparation, panic on the D-day. So it totally depends on the quality of time and dedication you put in for your preparation. Please check CMAT syllabus at: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cmat-syllabus . With 45 days for CMAT, you need to remember that you do not have time on your side. So you need to :

  • Manage time as efficiently as possible. You do not have time for distractions of whatsoever nature.
  • Believe in yourself that you can do it.
  • Practise a lot and revise equally.
  • Attempt as many mock tests as you can.
  • In the examination hall, read the question twice because there are chances of misreading a question.
  • Spend as much as 2-3 hours on Current affairs as this is an important section

Tips for QTDI:

QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics. Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

Logical Reasoning:

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Language Comprehension:

The ultimate key to improve your verbal ability is to read extensively and to read books from different genres. This ensures that when the time for reading comprehension comes you are well acquainted with different writing styles and topics. Reading extensively also improves your reading speeding over a period of time. There are no shortcuts here.


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