About CMAT 2021
Common Management Admission Test, also known as CMAT is a national level postgraduate entrance exam pertaining to all management programmes. CMAT 2021 is a online (computer-based) exam of 3 hours comprising multiple choice objective questions. The entrance exam will be tentatively conducted in the last week of January 2021. The application process will probably start in the first week of November 2020, candidates can fill the CMAT 2021 registration form till the second week of December 2020. CMAT 2021 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The CMAT exam result 2021 will be declared tentatively in the first week of February in online mode along with final answer key. After conclusion of CMAT 2021, NTA will release the preliminary answer key of CMAT exam. The CMAT exam 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 74,672 candidates appeared for the test in 2020. 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 2021 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|
|Application Fee (General)||1600 Rs [Online] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
CMAT 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Nov, 2020 - 12 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)
Application | Mode: Online
14 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)
Application - Last date for payment of application fee for CMAT 2021 - Start Date | Mode: Online
21 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
31 Jan, 2021 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Online
02 Feb, 2021 (Tentative)
Answer Key | Mode: Online
05 Feb, 2021 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
The CMAT exam eligibility criteria will be prescribed by National Testing Agency (NTA). All aspiring CMAT test takers should meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of CMAT 2021.
- 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 2021 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
CMAT 2021 application form will tentatively start from the first week of November 2020 and the last date to submit the form will be second week of December 2020. Prior to filling the CMAT application form 2021, 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 should need a valid e-mail id and contact number. While filling the application form of CMAT 2021, candidates need to select the exam date and as many as four test cities as per their preference. 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 2021 application procedure.
Image Format & Size
While filling the application form, candidates 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)
|General, EWS, OBC||Online||Male, Female||₹ 1000|
|SC, ST||Online||Male||₹ 800|
|SC, ST||Online||Female||₹ 700|
|OBC, ST, General, SC, EWS||Online||Transgender||₹ 700|
|OBC, ST, General, SC, EWS||PWD||Online||Male||₹ 800|
|OBC, ST, General, SC, EWS||PWD||Online||Female||₹ 700|
Student Appearing Vs Seat Available
|Year||Student Appeared||Seats Available|
CMAT 2021 Syllabus
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
The exam conducting authority, National Testing Agency (NTA) will prescribe the CMAT 2021 exam pattern. The total duration of the computer-based online CMAT exam will be 180 minutes and it will consist the total of four distinct sections, namely, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.
As per the CMAT exam pattern 2021, 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
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
The admit card of CMAT 2021 will be released by the National Testing Agency tentatively in the the third week of December 2020. The online CMAT 2021 admit card will be available to candidates who will successfully submit the application form before the deadline. Applicants have to download the admit card by entering their login credentials.
The details to be mentioned on the CMAT admit card 2021 are the following-
- Candidate' Name
- Father's Name
- Roll number of candidate
- Signature and Photograph of the candidate
- Venue details of CMAT 2021 exam
- Date and Time of the Test
- Instructions to be followed during the exam
CMAT 2021 admit card will be the mandatory document to be carried at the exam centre. Without the admit card, candidates will not allowed to appear for the exam.
CMAT 2021 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
Documents Required at Exam
- CMAT Admit Card
- Photo ID
NTA will publish CMAT 2021 answer key along with the questions right after conclusion of exam. Both the answer key and response sheet of CMAT 2021 will be available and can be challenged till the first week of February. Test takers can check the CMAT answer key 2021 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 will help 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 2021 answer key, candidates will 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.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release CMAT 2021 result tentatively in the first week of February. Candidates have to login in order to check the CMAT 2021 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.
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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 cutoff are-
- Total number of candidates appeared in CMAT 2021
- 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 2021 selection procedure varies within institutes. The selection procedure of CMAT 2021 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
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Is there any age restriction for appearing for CMAT exam?
No, there are no age restrictions for the CMAT 2021 exam.
Question: What is the eligibility criteria to write CMAT examination?
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?
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?
|Section||Number of Questions|
|Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation||25|
Question: What documents should a candidate carry along side on the day of examination?
- 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
process and how to get prepared for cmat for mba upcoming 2020-2022 batch
Hope you're doing well.
CMAT or common management admission test is an entrance exam for MBA which is accepted by many colleges across India. For preparation of CMAT, you need to follow these guidelines :-
1. Go through last 10 years question papers and solve them.
2. Practice quantitative aptitude, verbal and nonverbal ability, logical reasoning and data interpretation thoroughly. You may also identify your weaker section and practice as much as you can.
3. Go through the CMAT syllabus until you're done.
4. There are many guides and books available which will make you better with the practice. You should refer to them.
All the best.
Im currently in final year of BE CSE & studing for CAT/CMAT. Im interested in perusing MBA in information technology, can anyone suggest me good colleges (and previous years cut-off if available) Im already aware about the top colleges, so itd be great if u can suggest college in/around gujarat.
There are many colleges which are best for the doing MBA. The first tier colleges include all the IIM's, and XLRI, SIBM, etc. The average package will be nearly 14lpa. Check out the below given link for the nirf 2020 ranking.
Also check out this below link for the top colleges in and around gujarat.
Hope this helps.
Could u please tell , which author book of CMAT is most usefull ?
Best Books for CMAT: Language Comprehension
Books for CMAT
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT
Nishit K Sinha
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Dr R S Aggarwal
Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations
Best books for Vocabulary and Grammar
- Wren & Martin English Grammar
- Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
- Business English and Communication by John O E Clark
- 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Norman Lewis
- The Students’ Companion by Wilfred D Best
- A Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik
Best Books for CMAT: Quantitative Aptitude
Books for CMAT
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission Into IIMs
Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant)
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Abhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education)
NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10
Dr RS Aggarwal
Best Books for CMAT: Logical Reasoning
Books for CMAT
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT
Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT
Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)
Best books for CMAT: General Awareness
Best source of preparation of General Awareness are newspapers and current affairs magazines. For Static GK, best books to refer to are Manorama Year Book and Competition Success Review.
Newspapers and Journals
The Financial Times
Wall Street Journal
Hindu Business Line
For more information please visit the link.
Hope that's helpful
Best of luck
Im a student of final year BSc Home science and preparing for pg entrance exams. Is CMAT useful for entering into pg or is it only for pgdm?
Yes you can apply for CMAT. It is entrance exam for all PG and MBA program. Any candidate who have cleared 10+2+3 degree from any recognized University can appear for CMAT.
Eligibility for appearing CMAT - BOTH general category and reserved class candidates can appear for CMAT . General category candidate must secure minimum 50% marks in his bachelor degree while reserved category candidates must obtain Minimum 45% in final year of their degree program.
previous year quation papers and answers for CMAT
You can download previous year question papers of CMAT by visiting our page the link for the same is given below
These papers will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, you will understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising them so that you can accordingly prepare for the exam , you will also get to know your preparation level .
Best of luck for your CMAT exam preparation.