Exam info

"Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The CMAT is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. This test facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. The CMAT 2017 will be conducted on 28th January 2017. 29th January 2017 is a reserved day."

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduate degree of minimum 3 years from a Recognized Indian Institute.
  • Applicant must be a Citizen of India.
  • General category Applicant -needs to have 50% at graduation level. For SC/ST it's 45%.
  • No Age limit for CMAT  exam.
  • Final year Graduate awaiting their results can also apply for CMAT.

Examination Date

Exam DatesConfirmed

  • Registration Start1stNov 2018
  • Admit Card Date7thJan 2019
  • Examination dates28thJan 2019


  • Second week of October
  • Third Week of January
  • Last week of January

Application Fee

  • The fee for General / OBC candidates appearing for CMAT is Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable
  •  For Female /SC/ST/PWD category candidates fee is Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable.


  • Test Pattern for CMAT The CMAT will have multiple choice objective type questions.
  • There will be four sections in the test. The sections are (a) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation b) Logical Reasoning c) Language Comprehension and d) General Awareness There will be 25 questions for a maximum of 100 marks in each section.
  • The duration of test will be 180 minutes (3 hours) There will be negative marking in CMAT exam.
  • For each correct answer, there are 4 marks, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.
  • There is no Syllabus, that is being fixed by AICTE for CMAT.
  • The syllabus is mainly focused on Logical Reasoning/Comprehension and Basic Mathematics.

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