CMAT 2018 held on January 20 in 73 cities
Updated on Jan 20, 2018 - 10:41 a.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
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The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2018 was held on January 20, 2018 (Saturday) in two slots: Slot 1 - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Slot 2 - 2:30 PM to 5: 30 PM. The exam pattern remained unchanged this year and as per the students who appeared for the exam, the difficiulty level was easy to moderate. As per the students' feedback so far, Quant was the toughest section and English was on the easier side. CMAT 2018 was conducted in 73 cities across India. The three-hour duration test was held in online mode (computer-based).

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Approximately 70,000 candidates appeared for CMAT 2018 in two slots. Test takers had to reach the centre 1.5 hours prior to the test time. For example, candidates of the morning slot needed to report to the centre at 8 AM and for the afternoon slot candidates, the reporting time was 1 PM.


Candidates were allowed to enter the CMAT exam centre after the centre officials checked and validated their CMAT admit card and photo identity proof. After their entry, their fingerprints were taken for biometric checking and photograph was captured followed by assigning them the designated computer systems.

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The CMAT exam pattern was unchanged this year. The following table brings to you the structure of the test.

CMAT Exam Pattern


Number of questions

Total marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



General Awareness



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension






Marking Scheme: The marking scheme of CMAT 2018 is convenient as each correct answer will be awarded +4 marks. Also, there will be a negative marking of -1 for each incorrect answer.

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The CMAT result is likely to be declared on February 14, 2018. Based on the CMAT cutoff, participating institutes will shortlist candidates for next rounds of CMAT selection procedure. CMAT 2018 scores will be accepted by over 1000 B-schools across India.

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what is the cutoff of cmat that is required for IMT nagpur and Hyderabad?

Leon George 25th Jan, 2020

Hello Rohan,

The cutoff of CMAT that is required for IMT Nagpur and IMT Hyderabad is 70 percentile. The shortlisted candidates who have cleared the cutoff they have to appear for further admission process which includes various rounds-

  • Critical thinking
  • Group discussion and
  • Personal interview

The final selection of the candidates is based on the marks scored in various rounds.

They offer course in various streams which include

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource
  • Operations Management
  • Business Analytics and IT
  • Economics

I hope it helps

Thank you


The expected cut off Welingkar is 80 percentile in cmat, if I get less than 80 percentile in cmat.. will i get call for gd/pi from Wellingkar..?

Sampriti Student Expert 24th Jan, 2020
Though the expected cutoff for Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai is 80 percentile in CMAT  but the shortlisting for the subsequent selection rounds is entirely based on a student's profile. So if you score a little less than 80 percentile but have an excellent profile then also you can get a call. But try to score as much as possible to be on the safer side as the college gives a call only to the students having the best profiles and the seats for CMAT are also lesser as compared to other exams like CAT.

All the very best

what are the best options for preparation of cmat gk section?

Pranav Mishra 18th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

GK in CMAT is a scoring subject which can be used to increase your percentile, I am also an example of the one who has increased the percentile of CMAT by scoring good in GK, So take GK section seriously, Now for GK section in CMAT questions comes from both static GK and current affairs, Static GK is a vast topic so I will not tell you give more time cover all the topics of it, However you can spent the time in current affairs as that will be generally of last 1 year and it will not difficult to cover it, So, I advise you to cover current affairs of 1 year with some static GK which you can cover in time. Work hard.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


what will be the cut off for great lakes gurgaon CMAT??

jishua thomas 17th Jan, 2020

hello aspirant..

Great Lakes PGPM Admission: Difference between Cycle-1 & Cycle-2 Application
The Cycle-1 and Cycle-2 of application process is distinguished based on the scores with which you are applying. If a candidate has last year exam score, for example for admission 2020, if you have scores of CAT 2018, XAT 2019, CMAT 2019 and GMAT (taken after 1st Jan 2017), you must apply in cycle-1.

But, if you have appeared in CAT 2019, XAT 2020 and GMAT (taken after 1st Dec. 2019), you need to apply in Cycle 2.

While in terms of the selection process, there is no preference given to applicants in any cycle and there is similar probability of getting selected, the applicants submitting application in Cycle 1 get some extra time to plan their finances, personal commitments and exit from companies better as they get an admission offer by end of December.

Entrance Exam 1 Year PGPM Expected cut off 2 Years PGDM Expected Cut off
CAT 2018/2019* 80 80
XAT 2019/2020* 80 80
GMAT **(Taken after Jan 2017 for PGPM and after Jan 2018 for PGDM) 600 600
CMAT 2019 for PGPM and CMAT 2019/2020 for PGDM 85 85

hope this information was useful to you../

all the best


does. cmat have any sebc reserves cut offs?

Ritisha Kothari 17th Jan, 2020

Hey aspirant,

National Testing Agency does not release the cutoff of CMAT 2020. Participating institutes will declare their individual CMAT cutoff 2020 after the declaration of result. CMAT 2020 cutoff refers to the minimum marks to be scored by the candidate in order to qualify for selection rounds of the participating institute.

You can go through the following link to check out the cut-offs for CMET:

Hope this helps!

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