Common Management Admission Test, better known as CMAT is a national level postgraduate entrance exam pertaining to all management programmes. Both the first and second shifts of CMAT 2019 were successfully conducted on January 28, 2019. The CMAT result 2019, CMAT merit list 2019, and the final answer key of CMAT were declared on February 6, 2019, in online mode. Earlier, NTA had released the answer key of CMAT 2019 on February 1, 2019, and the link was active until February 3, 2019. The application process started from November 1, 2018, and ended on December 7, 2018. The last date to pay the application fee was December 8, 2018. CMAT 2019 is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CMAT 2019 is an online (computer-based) exam of 3 hours comprising 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 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.
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.
Applicants must ensure that they fulfill 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.
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As per the official notification by the National Testing Agency (NTA), CMAT 2019 application form was 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
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.
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.
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Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
The admit card of CMAT 2019 was released by National Testing Agency on January 7, 2019. The online CMAT 2019 admit card was made available to candidates who successfully submitted the application form before the application deadline. Applicants needed to download the admit card by entering their login credentials.
The details to be mentioned on the CMAT admit card 2019 are the following-
CMAT 2019 admit card is the mandatory document to be carried at the exam centre. Without the admit card, candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam.
NTA had published the CMAT 2019 answer key along with the questions on February 1, 2019. Both the answer key and response sheet of CMAT 2019 was available until February 3, 2019. (up to 11 AM). Test takers could check the CMAT answer key 2019 by logging into the web account using their login credentials. Candidates were 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 2019 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.
NTA (National Testing Agency) has declared CMAT 2019 result on February 6, 2019. Candidates have to login in order to check the CMAT 2019 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 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-
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).
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