CMAT 2018 on January 21, application process to begin from October 20

CMAT 2018 NotificationCMAT 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

CMAT 2018 advertisement

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:

  • 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


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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