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CMAT 2018 has been announced by AICTE on October 11, 2018. The computer based CMAT 2018 will be conducted in a single day window on January 21, 2018. The application process will commence from October 20, 2018 and the last date to apply is December 15, 2017. Last year, CMAT was held over a single day window on January 28 and January 29 was a reserved day in case of technical glitches or other unforeseen situations. However, this year no reserved exam day has been assigned so far.

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CMAT 2018 Important Dates


Important Dates

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October 11, 2017

CMAT 2018 application process start date

October 20, 2017

CMAT 2018 application end date

December 15, 2017

CMAT 2018 exam date

January 21, 2018

CMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria


AICTE has laid down the following eligibility criteria of CMAT 2018:

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  • The applicants should be citizens of India

  • Aspirants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised institute or university

  • Final year graduation students are also eligible, provided their final result is declared before the commencement of admission year 2018-19

CMAT 2018 Application Process


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The application process of CMAT 2018 is completely online. However, the application fee of Rs. 1400 (General category) and Rs. 700 (reserved category candidates) can be paid in both online as well as offline modes. The modes of payment are as follows:

  • Online – This mode includes payment through Credit/Debit Card and Net Banking.

  • Offline – This mode includes cash payment in State Bank of India. In this mode, applicants have to select the option to pay by Cash at any of the designated SBI branch. On selecting this option, a Challan will be displayed on the screen with already filled up details. Candidates have to take three print outs of Challan, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and visit the nearest SBI bank branch with CASH on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation. 

CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern


The exam pattern of CMAT 2018 has remained same as that of last year. The following table brings to you the structure of the test.


CMAT 2018 Structure


Number of questions

Total marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension and



General Awareness






The total duration of the exam is 180 minutes or three hours. There is no sectional duration in CMAT. The questions are of multiple choice objective type. Each question carries four marks and there is one mark of negative marking for each wrong answer.


The CMAT exam centres are expected to be across 62 cities in India. Last year, around 60,000 candidates appeared for the test.


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How many cut off required for cmat in taxila business school

Ayman Eathysham 14th Dec, 2019


There is a minimum of 50% cut off required for cmat to qualify for the taxila business school. The admission is also based upon the marks secured in the cmat exam and also your individual performance in both the telephonic and personal interviews.


I have scored less than 50 percentage aggregate in bcom and I am preparing for CMAT CET and ATMA. which colleges accept low percentage in graduation in Mumbai?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 13th Dec, 2019

See the basic eligibility for all these exams CET,ATMA,CMAT is that one must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination to be eligible for these exams.
Marks in boards does matter but now you can't do anything about it but and you must focus on what you can do in what is in front of you.Prepare smartly and work hard and prepare for these exams and try to score good percentile in these exams and definitely you will get a good college.

Good Luck

what is the last date for CMAT registration?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019
The last date to register for CMAT 2020 was December 10, 2019. Previously, the last date for registration was November 30, 2019. Then NTA extended the date to Dec 10 in order to enable the aspiring candidates who have not been able to apply in the Online Application Form. Candidates can pay fees upto December 11, 2019 and last date to CMAT test centre is December 12? 2019. CMAT 2020 exam is on January 28, 2020.

what is syllabus for cmat 2020?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019
QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics. Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.
Logical Reasoning:
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.
Language Comprehension:
The ultimate key to improve your verbal ability is to read extensively and to read books from different genres. This ensures that when the time for reading comprehension comes you are well acquainted with different writing styles and topics. Reading extensively also improves your reading speeding over a period of time. There are no shortcuts here.

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CAT and cmat percentile for NIAM jaipur???


Hi Simran

The CAT cutoff for NIAM Jaipur is mostly around 65- 70 percentile. The CMAT cutoff is around 45- 50 percentile.

But the CAT/ CMAT percentile has only 20% weightage in the selection process. You also have essay writing and group discussion which carry 20% weightage each. The personal interview carries 30% weightage along with 5% weightage of extempore or micro presentation and 5% of work experience. Hope it helps.

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