Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level online entrance test, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), India for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE. CMAT is conducted every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
This test is all about evaluating the candidate’s ability across various segments such as Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. The CMAT score is approved by all AICTE-Approved Institutions or University Departments or Constituent Colleges and Affiliated Colleges.
CMAT 2020 Highlights:
|Exam Name||Common Management Admission Test|
|Conducting Authority||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Periodicity||Once a year|
|CMAT Official Website||https://ntacmat.nic.in|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Validity of CMAT Score||1 year|
|CMAT Helpdesk||7042399521/ 7042399525/ 7042399526|
CMAT 2020 Schedule:
|Event ||Date |
|CMAT 2020 Official Notification ||October 12, 2019 |
|CMAT 2020 Registration Date ||November 1, 2019 |
|CMAT 2020 Last Date For Registration Date||December 10, 2019 |
|CMAT 2020 Admit Card Date ||December 24, 2020 |
|CMAT 2020 Exam Date ||January 28, 2020 (First Shift: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm | Second Shift: 02:30 pm to 5:30 pm)|
|CMAT 2020 Result Date ||February 4, 2020 |
CMAT 2020 Admit Card:
The admit card for CMAT 2020 is expected to be released on the 7th of January, 2020. The admit card will be made available on the official website of NTA for the eligible candidates. The candidate can get their admit cards by logging in to the official website of NTA with their enroll. ID and Password. A copy of the admit card will also be sent to the candidates' registered email-ID.
Click Here To Download CMAT 2019 Admit Card
CMAT 2020 Syllabus:
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation:
Tabulation, Partnership, Probability, Allegation & Mixtures, Geometry, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time-Speed-Distance, Permutations & Combinations, Percentages, Work & Time, In-equations, Quadratic & linear equations, Mensuration, Algebra, Graph, Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Line, Pie Chart and Bar Chart
Analytical Reasoning, Statements & Conclusion, Direction and Distance Test, Analogy Test, Linear Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, Coding and Decoding, Statements Assumptions, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Symbol Based Problems, Ranking Tests, Statements and Arguments, Sequencing, Inferences, Matrix, Arrangements, Number Series, Cause and Effects
Literature, Trade Awareness, Indian Constitution, Politics, History, Geography, Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Economics, Culture, Personalities in News, Sports News and Science in the Everyday Life
Reading Comprehension, English Usage Errors, Synonyms, English Grammar, Paragraph Completion, Antonyms, Jumbled Para, One-word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Idioms and Phrases
Important Points to Remember While Appearing for CMAT
CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern:
|Mode of Exam||Computer- Based ( Online)|
|Duration of Exam||3 hrs|
|Number of Questions||100|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice|
|Marking Scheme||(+4) Marks for each Correct answer and (-1) for each negative answer|
Type of Questions
No. of Questions
|Quantitative Techniques & Data interpretation||25||100|
CMAT 2020 Cut Off:
The cut off is the minimum mark required by the candidates to qualify the entrance exam. The cut off mark for CMAT 2020 varies as per the participating institute. During the application submission procedure, the candidate needs to apply for their desired institutes separately. After the result declaration, the participating institutes will release their respective cut off marks. The candidates need to score the same or more than the cut off mark to be eligible for the admission procedure.
CMAT 2020 Application Form:
The registration for CMAT 2020 will start from the November 2, 2019 and will continue till December 7, 2019 . The candidates have to apply for the entrance exam online on the official website of NTA CMAT.
How To Apply For CMAT 2020 Online?
- Go to the Official website of NTA CMAT
- Register yourselves for the entrance exam
- Provide the required information for the registration process
- Upload all the required documents
- Pay the required registration fee which can be done via debit/credit card/ e-challan
CMAT 2020 Counselling:
The counselling session for CMAT 2020 will start soon after the declaration of result and the shortlist of the candidates. The eligible candidates will be required to register themselves for the counselling session. The candidates can register by visiting the official website. The candidates will also be given the option to choose their desired college and course. They have to report at the assigned college with their original documents for the document verification process.
The steps for the counselling session are as follows.
- Online Registration for the Counselling Session
- College and Course Choice
- Document Verification
- Seat Allocation as per the choice
- Reporting at respective colleges
CMAT 2020 Result:
According to the notification, the authority has decided to publish the result in the pdf format through online mode. Candidates should check their CMAT result on 8th February 2020. Results will be announced in the form of All India Merit List & State Merit List. The CMAT merit list 2020 will indicate the candidates roll number, rank and the score of all the candidates.
CMAT Score Card 2020
Candidates, those names in the merit list, they can download the scorecard in the third week of February 2020. The scorecard will be issued through online mode on the official website. No separate scorecard will be sent to the selected candidates by email or by post. The CMAT 2020 score card will be valid only for one year, i.e. the academic year 2020-2021.
Check CMAT 2019 Result Here
CMAT 2020 Answer Key:
The answer key for CMAT 2020 will be released soon after the commencement of the entrance exam by the National Testing Agency. The answer key will be made available on the official website of NTA CMAT 2020
. The notice regarding the answer keys also says that the candidates who are not satisfied with the answer key can also challenge the official answer key by filling up the respective online form along with the required processing charge which is 1000/- per question.
Click Here To Check The Official CMAT 2019 Answer Key
CMAT 2020 Eligibility:
The candidates are required to go through the eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam. The candidates need to qualify all the criteria to be eligible for the entrance exam.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- The candidate must have graduated from any discipline from a recognized institution with an aggregated mark.
- The candidates appearing for the final exam of their graduation are also eligible for the entrance exam.
- The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
- There is no age limit for CMAT 2020 entrance exam.
CMAT 2020 FAQs:
Q: Why is CMAT better than CAT?
A: CMAT offers a higher success rate than CAT. The level of difficulty in CMAT is lower with respect to the CAT. Also, more than 2 lac candidates take CAT each year, raising the competition level.
Q: What are the available slots?
A: Shift 1 - 9.30 am to 12.30 pm & Shift 2 - 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Q: What is the mode of the examination?
A: The examination will be in online mode, i.e. Computer based.
Q: Is there any negative marking in this examination?
A: Yes, there is negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
Q: Can the students appearing in the final exam enroll themselves for the CMAT?
A: Yes, the students appearing the final exam enroll their names for CMAT.
Q: How many section are there in CMAT?
A: There are 4 sections in CMAT.
Q: Can students from abroad apply for CMAT?
A: No, students from abroad cannot apply for the CMAT. But if they have recieved the citizen of INDIA certificate then they can apply.
Q: What is the Maximum marks awarded for every right answer?
A: For every right answer the maximum of 4 marks will be awarded.
Q: Can we choose the city of our preference?
A: Yes, you need to choose 4 cities ( mentioning the order of your preference ).
Q: What are the good B-Schools which accept CMAT Score?
A: The good B-schools are,
- KJ Somaiya-Mumbai
- Goa Institute of Management-Goa
- Great Lakes Institute of Management- Chennai
- SDA Bocconi Asia centre-Mumbai
- IMT Nagpur/Hyderabad