About CMAT 2019

Common Management Admission Test, better known as CMAT is a national level postgraduate entrance exam pertaining to all management programmes. CMAT 2019 will be conducted on January 28 in two shifts - First Shift (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM) and Second Shift (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM). The application process has started from November 1, 2018, and ended on December 7, 2018, and the last date to pay the application fee was December 8, 2018. CMAT 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CMAT 2019 is a computer-based online exam of 3 hours comprising of multiple choice objective questions. 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 65,000 candidates take 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 2019 Important Dates

28 Jan, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online
08 Feb, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
17 Feb, 2019 (Tentative) Others - Announcement of All India Merit List - Start Date | Mode: Online
01 Nov, 2018 - 06 Dec, 2018 Application | Mode: Online
07 Jul, 2018 Advertisement - Notification | Mode: Offline and Online
01 Nov, 2018 - 08 Dec, 2018 Application Correction - Last date to upload the scanned image of Photograph and Signature | Mode: Online
07 Jan, 2019 Admit Card | Mode: Online

The CMAT 2019 eligibility criteria have been prescribed by National Testing Agency (NTA). All aspiring CMAT test takers should meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of CMAT 2019.

  • 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 2019-20 are also eligible for the computer-based online CMAT examination.

Applicants must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria before applying for the CMAT 2019 exam. In case they do not fulfill all the eligibility criteria, their candidature will get cancelled during the admission phase.

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, SC, OBC, ST PWD Online Male ₹ 1400
General, SC, OBC, ST PWD Online Female, Transgender ₹ 700

As per the official notification by the National Testing Agency (NTA), CMAT 2019 application form was been released on November 1, 2018, and the last date to submit the form was December 7, 2018. The last date to upload the scanned image of photograph & signature was December 8, 2018.  Prior to filling the CMAT application form 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019 application procedure.

 CMAT 2019 Application Fee



Application fee



Rs. 1400


Female and Transgender

Rs. 700

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 signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb)

The exam conducting authority, National Testing Agency (NTA) prescribes the CMAT 2019 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 2019, 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




Number  of Questions


Total marks




Quantitative             Techniques & Data Interpretation






General             Awareness






Logical             Reasoning






Language             Comprehension













The admit card of CMAT 2019 has been released by National Testing Agency on January 7, 2019. The online CMAT 2019 admit card is made available to candidates who successfully submit the application form before the application deadline. Applicants need to download the admit card by entering their login credentials. 

The details to be mentioned on the CMAT admit card 2019 are the following-

  • Candidate' Name
  • Father's Name
  • Roll number of candidate
  • Signature and Photograph of the candidate
  • Venue details of CMAT 2019 exam
  • Date and Time of the Test
  • Instructions to be followed during the exam

CMAT 2019 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 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Navi Mumbai
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Punjab Mohali
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
West Bengal Durgapur
Haryana Gurgaon
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Himachal Pradesh Solan
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kochi
Goa Panaji
Bihar Patna
Tripura Agartala
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Chhattisgarh Bhilai

Documents Required at Exam

  • CMAT 2019 Admit Card
  • Photo ID

NTA will publish the CMAT 2019 answer key along with the questions. Test takers can check the CMAT answer key 2019 by logging into the web account using their login credentials. Candidates will be able to download the answer key available in the PDF format 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 2019 answer key, candidates will be 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 2019 result on February 8, 2019. The scorecard will be 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 2019 will include candidates’ section-wise and overall secured scores.

Post announcement of the result, the CMAT 2019 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 of 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 cutoff are-

  • Total number of candidates appeared in CMAT 2019
  • 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 2019 selection procedure varies within institutes. The selection procedure of CMAT 2019 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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