CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)

CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)

Conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) is a computer based test to select suitable candidates for admission in all management programs. With the approval of Ministry of Human Resource Development CMAT is held in each consecutive year nationally. The online registration for the exam starts usually in the month of October and the result is published in January. The score secured by candidates in the CMAT examination is accepted by over 1000 AICTE-Approved Management Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges in India. The following are the requirements the applicants must fulfill before they apply for the CMAT.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • He/she must have a graduate degree from any recognized university in India. The candidates belonging to the general community must have 50% at the graduation level whereas the ST/SC applicants with 45% can apply.
  • There is no specific age limit for appearing the CMAT exam.
  • Students who have completed their graduation and are waiting for the results are also eligible to apply.

Examination Pattern

The total duration of CMAT exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes. The students have to answer 100 Multiple Choice Questions, each carrying four marks. There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.

Sections No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 25
Logical Reasoning 25 25
Language Comprehension 25 25
General Awareness 25 25

Application Fees

Categories Fees
General 1400/-
ST/SC/Women/PWD 700/-

The national level CMAT exam will be held across 73 cities. AICTE has now decided to conduct CMAT in Foreign Countries for facilitating eligible NRIs/PIOs and foreign nationals to appear in CMAT for seeking admission in institutions in India following CMAT merit list for 2014-15 under special provisions defined in AICTE Approval Process and against all vacancies left after completion of centralized admission in management institutions.

Selection Procedure

After the completion of CMAT test, the candidates will have to apply for the participating institutes under CMAT according to their ranking and preference. Then the preferred participating Institute will proceed with the selection procedure of CMAT which comprises three main steps:

  1. Group Discussion (GD)
  2. Written Ability Test (WAT)
  3. Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates are shortlisted by participating institutes on the basis of their cutoffs and score/rank obtained at CMAT. The participating institutes will then prepare a list of successful candidates after evaluating their performance in both the CMAT and the GD-PI-WAT rounds.