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.
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
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
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.
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.