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About CMAT 2024
CMAT 2024: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the CMAT exam 2024 for admission to MBA/PGDM 2024-26 batch in the AICTE approved management institutes. CMAT 2024 exam is a national level test conducted annually, in online mode at multiple examination centres across India. The CMAT entrance examination will have 100 questions equally divided into five sections of twenty multiple choice questions in each section. This speed based entrance test includes questions from quantitative aptitude, data interpretation skills, logical reasoning, verbal ability, English language comprehension, innovation and entrepreneurship and general knowledge. More than 1500 colleges across the country accept CMAT exam scores.
NTA will release the CMAT 2024 notification tentatively in the first week of February 2024. The CMAT 2024 application form will be released on the official website -cmat.nta.nic.in. The CMAT 2024 exam is likely to be conducted in the last week of May 2024.
Check top colleges accepting CMAT score here
Top MBA CMAT colleges accepting CMAT score & cutoff
For admission to top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, Great Lakes, K J Somaiya, JAGSOM Bangalore, BIMTECH, SDMIMD, etc, candidates must try to score above 280 in the CMAT exam 2024. A score between 320-350+ turns to a 100 percentile in CMAT.
College accepting CMAT score
CMAT 2024 cutoff percentile (expected)
Also read; CMAT Score Vs Percentile
What is CMAT?
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) entrance test was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBA/ PGDM program. Around 50,000 candidates is expected to appear for CMAT 2024 entrance test. CMAT scorecard will be accepted by more than 1300 B-Schools in India.
NTA CMAT Exam helpline
Address: First Floor, NSIC-MDBP Building, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi – 110 020.
Helpdesk Number: 0120-6895200
Browse Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Score: Location-Wise
Why to Appear in CMAT 2024 Exam?
Candidates can check the following points to check the key benefits of appearing CMAT exam 2024:
The difficulty level of this MBA entrance exam is of moderate level.
None of the exam aspirant is disqualified in CMAT exam even if their score is zero.
CMAT offers MBA/PGDM admission opportunity in AICTE approved management Institutes
Most of the top MBA/PGDM colleges in India accept CMAT score for admission. They include K J Somaiya, Welingkar, PUMBA, Great Lakes, GIM Goa, IMT Nagpur, BIMTECH Greater Noida and 330 MBA/MMS colleges in Maharashtra, among others.
CMAT 2024 score will be accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges for admission 2024.
CMAT 2024 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|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
National Testing Agency releases the eligibility criteria of the NTA CMAT exam 2024 along with the official CMAT notification. Applicants who fulfill the academic qualifications, and age limit as specified in the eligibility criteria can apply for the CMAT 2024 entrance exam.
CMAT Exam 2024 eligibility criteria:
Nationality: To apply for CMAT 2024, students must be citizens of India.
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 exam 2023.
Age limit: There is no age limit for appearing in the CMAT exam.
CMAT 2023 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 completed their graduation degree in any discipline
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
National Testing Agency (NTA) will release CMAT 2024 application form in its official website - cmat.nta.nic.in. Candidates can complete the registration process by paying CMAT 2024 registration fees of Rs. 2000 General/ EWS/OBC-NCL (Male) and Rs 1,000 for the female, transgender, and reserved category candidates. The steps to fill out the application form for the CMAT exam are given below.
Steps to fill CMAT Application Form
Step 1: NTA CMAT exam Registration - Use the 'New Candidate Registration’ link to go to the CMAT 2024 Registration Form. Enter all the personal details (Name, Email ID, Phone Number), create a password, and choose the security question and answer to complete NTA CMAT 2024 registration.
NOTE: Upon successful CMAT exam registration, NTA will issue the CMAT exam application number to be used for login.
Step 2: Apply for CMAT- Using login credentials (Application Number and Password), log in to the application form page to fill in other details as required. Four test cities must also be chosen as per preference.
Step 3: Uploading of Documents - Scanned images of photograph, signature, and PwD certificate, if applicable must be uploaded as per specifications.
Documents needed for NTA CMAT 2024 registration
Scanned coloured Photograph in JPG/JPEG format
between 10 kb to 200 kb
Scanned Signature in JPG/JPEG format
between 4 kb to 30 kb
Step 4: CMAT 2024 registration Fees payment - The application fee of CMAT 2024 can be paid either through Credit/ Debit card, Net banking, PayTM, UPI, e-Challan, etc.
Step 5: Download of Confirmation Page - Finally, download and take a printout of the confirmation page of CMAT 2024 for future reference.
|EWS, OBC, ST, SC||Online||Male, Transgender||₹ 1000|
|EWS, OBC, General, ST, SC||Online||Female||₹ 1000|
|EWS, OBC, General, ST, SC||PWD||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 1000|
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
The candidates must follow a proper strategy to prepare for CMAT exam 2024. They should know about important books, and topics that can improve the study preparation of CMAT 2024. Before starting the exam preparation, it is important to go through the CMAT syllabus 2024 and exam pattern thoroughly.
A proper CMAT 2024 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 2024.
Best books for Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Grammar
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
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
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)
Student Appearing Vs Seat Available
|Year||Student Appeared||Seats Available|
National Testing Agency (NTA) had introduced a new section in the CMAT exam. Check the details of the CMAT 2024 exam pattern below.
CMAT Exam Pattern 2024
Mode of exam
Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration of the CMAT exam
Total Number of Questions
CMAT Exam Time
NTA CMAT 2024 Marking Scheme
Section Wise CMAT 2024 Exam Pattern
Number of Questions
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (additional section)
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will issue the admit card of CMAT 2024 exam in online mode at the official website - cmat.nta.nic.in. Applicants can download the NTA CMAT exam 2024 admit card by entering their CMAT login credentials such as application number and date of birth.
CMAT Admit Card Image - Sample
Candidates must keep the NTA CMAT admit card 2024 safe till admissions are completed as a duplicate one will not be issued.
Also read- Know how to prepare for CMAT 2024?
How to download CMAT admit card 2024?
Step 1: Go to cmat.nta.nic.in
Step 2: Click on the download link of the CMAT admit card
Step 3: Enter the CMAT Application No and Password or Date of Birth.
Step 4: Click on the "Download CMAT exam Admit Card" button on the page.
Step 5: Check details and save the admit card in PDF format and take a printout of the same.
CMAT Exam Admit Card 2024- How to retrieve CMAT Application Number?
Aspirants who have forgotten their CMAT 2024 application number can retrieve it using the facility provided by the NTA authorities on its official CMAT website. To do so, students can use the "Find Application Number" link here. Steps to follow
Step 1: Find and visit the link "Find CMAT exam application number" at cmat.nta.nic.in.
Step 2: Enter the required details like Candidate Name, Father Name, Mother Name, Date of Birth and Security Pin (case sensitive).
Step 3: Click on "Get application number" to avail of the CMAT application number.
CMAT Exam Admit Card 2024 - Details mentioned
CMAT 2023 Roll number
CMAT exam centre address
Date of birth
CMAT 2023 date and time
Signature and Photograph of the candidate
Instructions for CMAT exam
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Documents to carry with CMAT admit card 2024:
The following documents must be carried by all candidates on the CMAT exam day and shown on demand else they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
Passport-size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form). This will be pasted on the attendance sheet at the exam centre during CMAT 2024.
Any valid and non-expired authorized Govt photo IDs in original- PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card
PwD certificate (if applicable)
Note: If the name of the candidate has changed due to events such as marriage etc, such candidates must show the relevant documents at the time of the exam like Marriage Certificate / Divorce / Decree / Legal Name Change Document.
Unable to download the CMAT 2024 Admit Card?
Candidates must contact the helpline between 10 am to 5 pm for help in case they are unable to download the admit card of CMAT 2024 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates can also try clearing the browser cache and try again.
Steps to take in case of discrepancy in CMAT 2024 admit card
Candidates who find any discrepancy in the details mentioned on the CMAT exam admit card 2024 must call and mail the NTA helpline.
They will be allowed to write CMAT 2024 with the downloaded admit card but will need to coordinate with NTA for correction.
While mailing NTA for corrections, candidates must attach a copy of their application form for the CMAT exam and the admit card to clearly indicate the discrepancies.
Quick link- CMAT 2024 exam day guidelines
CMAT 2024 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
Documents Required at Exam
- CMAT 2024 admit card
- Photo identity proof
National Testing Agency will release the answer key of CMAT exam 2024 in online mode at its official website. Candidates will be able to download the answer key of the CMAT exam by entering their login credentials which will be created at the time of CMAT exam registration.
CMAT Exam Answer Key PDF
How to download CMAT answer key 2024?
Go to the official website of CMAT 2024 - cmat.nta.nic.in
Enter CMAT 2023 Registration Number, Password, and Security Pin.
Two options - "challenge answer key" and "view question paper" will crop up on the screen
Click on the "challenge answer key" to view the answer key and download it.
Match the answer key and verify the response.
Steps to Challenge CMAT 2024 Answer Key
With the release of the CMAT answer key 2024, candidates can file an objection to the given answers.
They must log in and indicate the answers they have objections to.
They must pay a fee of Rs 200 per question.
The proof of their objection must also be uploaded in a file of less than 1 MB in size in .jpg, .png, .pdf format only.
Payment of the fee can be via debit card/credit card/net banking.
The final answer key of CMAT 2024 will be released after the consideration of the objections received.
CMAT exam generally is of moderate difficulty level. Still candidates to get an idea about CMAT exam 2024 difficulty level can check previous years exam analysis.
CMAT Previous Years Exam Analysis
The previous years exam analysis of CMAT exam has been given below:
CMAT 2023 Analysis: Section-wise Difficulty Level
Number of Questions
Marks per Question
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Easy to moderate(QA- 15 and DI-5)
(14 questions and VL 6 question)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
CMAT 2022 Exam Analysis Section-Wise
Number of questions
Level of difficulty
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
Easy to moderate
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Expected CMAT percentile 2024
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce the CMAT 2024 answer key in online mode at NTA CMAT official website - cmat.nta.nic.in. To check the CMAT 2024 result and download the scorecard, candidates must enter their application number, date of birth, and security pin.
How to Check CMAT 2024 Result?
The CMAT 2024 result can be checked by following the steps as under,
Visit the CMAT website - cmat.nta.nic.in or access the direct link given on this page.
Under candidate activity look for "download CMAT 2024 score card" link.
On opening of the page, enter details on the login page, including the Application number, Date of birth, and Security Pin.
Click on the ‘submit’ tab.
The screen will display the CMAT 2024 result in the form of a scorecard.
Save it as a PDF file for future use.
Details mentioned in CMAT 2024 Scorecard
Candidate's Roll number
Personal Details of candidate
Section-wise and overall scores obtained in CMAT exam
CMAT percentile score
All India Rank
Top Colleges in India offering MBA
As per the trends of last year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will not release the CMAT cutoff to shortlist candidates for the selection procedure; however, the affiliated institutes will declare their respective CMAT cutoff after the result gets officially announced.
The cutoff of the CMAT exam 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 2024 cutoff are-
The total number of candidates who appeared in the exam
Number of seats available
Number of qualified candidates
Level of difficulty pertaining to exam
CMAT Colleges with their cut off (Expected)
Expected Cut off Percentile
Browse Top MBA Colleges by Location
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved institutes will conduct the CMAT 2024 selection process after the declaration of the result/merit list. As per the officials, the CMAT exam participating institutes will conduct their respective selection procedures for the candidates who obtain the cutoff scores. The CMAT exam 2024 selection procedure varies within institutes. The selection procedure of the CMAT exam is mostly comprised of
GD (Group Discussion)
PI (Personal Interview)
WAT (Written Ability Test)
CMAT 2024 Selection Process
The CMAT Selection Process 2024 will include four main stages,
Taking CMAT exam 2024: The first part of the CMAT 2024 exam is based on the candidate's performance in the CMAT exam, which can be measured by the overall score, percentage score, and section score in the CMAT.
Declaration of CMAT exam result: The CMAT 2024 result will be available in online mode. The CMAT scorecard includes the overall raw score, sectional score, overall percentile, and sectional percentile. CMAT 2024 selection process depends on your place in the National Merit List. The candidate must also submit their CMAT 2024 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 NTA CMAT 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 2024. Each participating institute will publish its respective CMAT cutoff 2024, which candidates must meet to qualify to join the particular institute. Upon qualification, the candidates must appear for the selection procedure of CMAT 2024 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. NTA CMAT 2024 selection procedure for final counselling based on entrance exam score, academic performance, work experience, and GD & PI round performance.
CMAT Exam 2024 Participating Institutes
The NTA CMAT 2024 score will be used by more than 1000 MBA colleges that accept the CMAT score for MBA Admission 2024. The admission process in 2024 will be made on the basis of the CMAT exam score/ percentile for the MBA 2024-26 batch at many top MBA and PGDM colleges. Here, we provide a list of CMAT colleges accepting CMAT score 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
MBA colleges accepting CMAT score - City Wise
Documents Required at Counselling
- Class 10 or Secondary exam mark sheets and certificates
- Class 12 or Higher Secondary exam mark sheets and certificates
- CMAT 2024 admit card
- Any professional degree certificate, if any
- Work experience certificate, if any
- Photo ID Proof
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:Is CMAT twice a year?
CMAT is conducted once a year by NTA.
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:Do I need to preserve my CMAT admit card after the exam?
Yes, one need to preserve their CMAT admit card 2024 till the conclusion of the admission process.
Question:Can I go back and forth between the section during CMAT 2024 exam?
Yes, candidates could go back and forth between the section during CMAT 2024 exam because there is no sectional-wise time limit.
Question:Can I carry a watch to the CMAT examination centre?
Candidates are not allowed to carry few items such as a wristwatch, mobile, calculator, etc to the CMAT test centre.
Question:How can I request to change the exam centre?
As the CMAT admit card is issued, no request for change in exam centre will be entertained.
Question:What is the validity of CMAT score Card 2024?
The scorecard of CMAT exam 2024 will be valid for the academic year 2024-2026.
Question:Can I carry a watch to the CMAT exam centre?
Question:What are the top b-schools accepting CMAT 2024 score?
There are a number of top colleges/institutions that accept CMAT 2024 scores. Candidates can check the complete list of B-schools accepting CMAT 2024 score here.
Question:Can we retrieve the CMAT application number?
Yes, NTA provides the facility to retrieve the forgotten CMAT application number at cmat.nta.nic.in
Question:Who is eligible to appear for CMAT 2024?
Candidates who have completed their graduation degree in any discipline can appear for CMAT exam 2024.
Question:What are the documents required at the exam centre?
The documents required at the NTA CMAT 2024 exam centre are:
CMAT 2024 admit card
Photo identity proof (Original) & Photocopy
Question:What is the CMAT Reservation Criteria?
Other Backward Class (OBC- Non Creamy layer)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Question:Does CMAT have negative marking?
Yes, one mark will get reduced for each incorrect answer.
Question:How can I check my CMAT result?
While downloading CMAT 2024 score card candidates can refer to the following steps.
Step 1- Visit the official website of CMAT NTA, cmat.nta.nic.in.
Step 2- Now candidates will have to log in by entering credentials such as CMAT 2024 registration number and date of birth OR Application number and password.
Step 3- Click on the “Sign in” tab and the screen will display the candidate’s details. Scroll down to the button and click on the “CMAT 2024 result” tab.
Step 4- Check all the details printed on the CMAT 2024 scorecard and take a printout of it for future reference.
Question:How to download CMAT admit card?
At the time of downloading the CMAT admit card, candidates are required to follow the provided steps.
Step 1- Visit the official website of CMAT NTA- cmat.nta.nic.in
Step 2- Click on the CMAT admit card link and enter the required login credentials such as CMAT 2023 registration number and date of birth OR CMAT application number and password.
Step 3-Click on the "Sign In" tab, now the screen will display the candidate's details. Now scroll down and click on the "Download admit card" tab.
Step 4- Check all the details printed on the CMAT admit card and take a print out of it for future reference.
Question:What is CMAT?
CMAT full form is the Common Management Admission Test conducted annually by NTA for taking admission into MBA programmes.
Question:Can a candidate take the CMAT 2024 exam from home? What is the pattern of CMAT 2024?
No, candidates have to appear for the CMAT exam at the scheduled test venue. The CMAT exam pattern 2024 suggests it to be a 3-hour CBT exam with 100 questions asked from five different sections.
Question:When will CMAT 2024 be conducted by NTA? What is the mode of exam for CMAT 2024?
The CMAT exam 2024 is expected to be conducted in the month of May 2024. CMAT 2024 entrance exam will be held in online (CBT) mode.
Question:How much is the CMAT fee for 2024
CMAT 2024 application form is clubbed with CMAT Registration form. CMAT 2024 Registration form fee is Rs.2000/- for Male candidates and Rs.1000/- for Female candidates.
Questions related to CMAT
scored 125 marks in CMAT 2022 so can i get admission in MBA colleges in pune and also what percentile comes under this much marks?
Based on your score, your percentile lies in the range of 51-60 percentile. If you belong to the general category then getting a good college at this percentile is not possible. It would be better if you prepare well and give the exams another shot. The final decision rests in your hands. All the best!
how can i get admission in msu baroda for mba with cmat in general category what kind of documents they prefer and what is eligibility?
First of all you need to clear the required cutoff for CMAT which is set by college. Once you clear the cutoff you have to go through 2 more stages.
1) Group discussion
2) Personal interview
Once you are selected for college you need to pay acceptance fee, and have to submit graduate degree marksheet or provisional if still pursuing , category certificate (if you fall under any), 12th admit card, 12th final marksheet, 10th marksheet, LORs from the college, identities (Aadhar, pan).
EVERYTHING ZEROX NOTHING ORIGINAL.
I didnt given the exam CMAT ... can I get admission ? (BBA)
It totally depends upon college to college. Many colleges come under the cmat exam , but many colleges conduct their own exam , also you can check this link https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cmat-eligibility-criteria/amp&ved=2ahUKEwj4qt7H56X4AhXNT2wGHYM3CcYQFnoECAMQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2jqn5ySop7VKA2JsRjiUcN
i got only 94 marks in cmat...can I apply for MBA at SCMS COLLEGE COCHIN
It is difficult to predict exactly that in which Colleges you can get seat for your CMAT score. It is because cut-offs depends on many factors and that's why they vary every year.
But based on previous year's cut-off trends and analysis, you have chances of getting seat in below mentioned Colleges for your CMAT score.
As you have not mentioned your Caste Category, I'm considering it as General Category and providing information based on it.
To check below mentioned link, to check previous year's cut-offs of CMAT and CMAT 2022 expected cut-off.
Hope this information helps you.
All The Best!!
I secured 56 percentile in cmat 2022 .Am i able to take admission in IMT navi mumbai??
ITM buisness school, Navi Mumbai was established in the year 1991. ITM buisness school Navi Mumbai was founded in academic collaboration with southern New Hampshire University , USA. The institute is accredited by the national board of accreditation (NBA) and also approved by the aicte.
The campus size is around 3 acres. ITM Mumbai is a member of association of Indian universities.
Regarding your percentile let me tell you that it's a bit low to take admission in IMT Navi Mumbai. You need to score atleast 70+ to be on a safer side.
To get complete information you can check out the link given below-