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 was an online (computer-based) exam of 3 hours comprising multiple choice objective questions. The entrance exam was conducted on January 28, 2020. The application process started on November 1,  2019, and conclude on December 10, 2019. CMAT 2020 was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The CMAT result 2020 was declared on February 4, 2020 in online mode along with final answer key. Earlier, NTA released the answer key of CMAT 2020 on January 30. 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.

CMAT 2020 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
Languages English
Application Fee (General) 1600 Rs [Online] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 832
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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CMAT 2020 Important Dates

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Past Dates and Events

04 Feb, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

04 Feb, 2020

Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online

30 Jan, 2020 - 02 Feb, 2020

Answer Key - Challenge | Mode: Online

28 Jan, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

24 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

01 Nov, 2019 - 10 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

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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 was December 10, 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, OBC, General Online Male, Female ₹ 1000
ST, SC Online Male ₹ 800
ST, SC Online Female ₹ 700
SC, OBC, General, EWS, ST Online Transgender ₹ 700
SC, OBC, General, EWS, ST PWD Online Male ₹ 800
SC, OBC, General, EWS, 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 was released by National Testing Agency on December 24, 2020. The online CMAT 2020 admit card was available to candidates who will successfully submit the application form before the deadline. Applicants had 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 was the mandatory document to be carried at the exam centre. Without the admit card, candidates were not 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 Admit Card
  • Photo ID

NTA published CMAT 2020 answer key along with the questions on January 29. Both the answer key and response sheet of CMAT 2020 is available and can be challenged till February 2, 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) declared CMAT 2020 result on February 4, 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 2020 Admit Card
  • Any professional degree certificate, if any
  • Work experience certificate, if any
  • Photo ID Proof

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Answer:

No, there are no age restrictions for the CMAT exam.

Question: What is the eligibility criteria to write CMAT examination?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

Category wise application fee listed below.

  • General category (Male)- Rs 1,600
  • 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 800
  • SC/ST/DA (Female)-Rs 700
  • Transgender-Rs 700

Question: What is the pattern of CMAT examination?

Answer:

SectionNumber of Questions
Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation25
Logical Reasoning25
General Awareness25
Language Comprehension25
Total100

Question: What documents should a candidate carry along side on the day of examination?

Answer:

  • 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.

Questions related to CMAT

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I have got 91.35 percentile in CMAT.Which colleges will call me for GD/PI process ? Do tell the colleges to apply so that I can see if I have missed out any college ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,
Congratulations for your score. Here's a list of college you can apply:-

  • Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM
  • GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management
  • SIMSR Mumbai: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research
  • PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune
  • Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
  • IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University
  • Biimtech
  • Dalmia

All the best
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hii tis is Mrudula patel my cmat score is 130 and my percentile is 42٪ so with this score and percentile can I get admission in ay college plz tell e

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant
You can try for getting into following college on the basis of your cmat percentile:

  • EMPI Business School, New Delhi
  • Jaypee Business School - JBS Noida
  • Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence
  • Accurate Institute of Management And Technology
  • Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • apeejay school of management
all the best
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i have got 51 percentile in cmat, have decent academic career and around 58 months of work experience. what are my chances to get into a good college and how can i do that ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant

I'll recommend you to go for 1 year mba/pgdm program because you have 58 months of work experience. However, You can try for getting into following college on the basis of your cmat percentile:

  • EMPI Business School, New Delhi
  • Jaypee Business School - JBS Noida
  • Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence
  • Accurate Institute of Management And Technology
  • Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • apeejay school of management
all the best
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i got 128 marks i.e. 51.78 percentile in cmat 2020. what is the cut-off this year in MS university. and can i get admission on the bases of college marks? and if ao then what is the cut off of that.!?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant
You should have a minimum score of 160 in cmat to secure admission into MSU. It might be a little tough for you to get admission into the college. However I'll recommend you to apply to the college. Also, You can try for getting into following college on the basis of your cmat percentile:

  • EMPI Business School, New Delhi
  • Jaypee Business School - JBS Noida
  • Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence
  • Accurate Institute of Management And Technology
  • Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • apeejay school of management
all the best
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WHEN CUT OFF LIST CMAT 2020 SHALL BE RELEASED FOR GIM,KJS,GREAT LAKE AND WELINGKAR

Vaishali Singh 16th Feb, 2020

The cutoff for kJS will be released by 17th of feb.

The cutoff for Welingkar will be 80 for Mumbai campus and 75 for Bangalore campus.

The cutoff for GIM and GREAT LAKES goes around 90 percentile. They will soon be releasing this years calls.

All the best.

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