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CMAT – Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern & Cutoff Marks

Salient Features

As per the new resolution NTA will be the authority responsible conducting exams for higher education instead of AICTE. NTA is an autonomous body created by Government of India which has designed the question paper for CMAT 2019.

NTA facilitates the Management Institutions to choose graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs. The AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges across the countries accept CMAT score for admission into Management programs.

Important Dates

Registration starts: November 1, 2018

Registration Ends: November 30, 2018

Registration Fee for General Category: Rs.1400/-

Registration Fee for Reserved Category: Rs. 700/-

There is no option for CMAT 2019 Registration with Late Fee

Release of Admit Card Date: January 7, 2019

CMAT 2019 Exam Date: January 28, 2019

CMAT 2019 Result Date: February 10, 2019

Exam dates and schedule

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is being conducted byAICTE and is scheduled to be held on January 28, 2019. This is an online based exam.

Exam Eligibility

CMAT has set simple eligibility criteria as follows

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate should have minimum 3 years of bachelors program
  • Final year students are also eligible to write this exam, but the eligibility for admission based on CMAT is possible provided the candidate pass the exam with the minimum qualifying marks
  • There is no set age limit for the exam

MBA & PGDM: The candidate should have 3 years bachelors program and have 50% score for general category and 45% for reserved category.

Executive PGDM: In addition to bachelors degree the candidate should also have a minimum of 5 years experience. The candidates should score 50% (general category and 45% reservation category)

PGCM: Minimum three-year Bachelor’s program

Registration & Application form

CMAT registration link is available at ntacmat.nic.in. the registration and application can be done in a single step. The process can be completed quickly by keeping all the required documents in hand before the start of procedure. The basic requirement of mobile number and email address remains the same to authenticate and validate the candidate details and provide updates. The registration process enables you to get the registration number and password. Using the registration details and password, application form can be filled, note all the details should be filled correctly as the same details will get reflected in the admit card and the score card. Upload the recent password size photograph as this will enable easy entry in to the test center. An old or entirely different photo will reject your candidature at the test center. After successful submission of the application form, make the payment online. The payment can be done using debit card, credit card or net banking. Completion of payment completes the registration and application process. You will receive an acknowledgement email and message. Take a print of the acknowledgement email and keep it for future reference.

Admit Card

National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible for issue of CMAT 2019 admit card on January 7. The CMAT admit card 2019 can be downloaded online giving the registered user ID and password. The candidates who have successfully submitted application form can download the admit card. Verify the details on the admit card and carry an ID proof along with the admit card to exam center.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for CMAT 2018 remains the same as in previous years. There will be 4 sections based on Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Language Comprehension. Each of the 4 sections has 25 questions. The duration of exam is 3 hours

CMAT 2019 will have 100 questions, in the form of multiple choice questions, the candidates have to select the write answer from the available option.


There is no specific syllabus for the CMAT exam. The candidates have to be well-versed with the general MBA entrance exam syllabus

  1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: Algebra, Time-Speed-Distance, Allegation & Mixtures, Geometry, graph, Quadratic and linear equations, etc
  2. Logical Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, etc.
  3. General Awareness: Economy, business, world, politics, sports, culture, society
  4. Language Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, English Usage Errors, Parajumbles, etc.

CMAT 2018 exam paper was moderate to difficult question paper. Language comprehension section was easiest compared to the other sections. The candidates can refer the books “How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT” by Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education), “Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission Into IIMs” by Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant) and “Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations” by Abhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education)

Exam Centers

Here are the cities where CMAT test is conducted for 2019

Agartala, Chennai, Indore, Mangalore, Shimla, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Jabalpur, Meerut, Srinagar, Ahmednagar, Dhule, Solan, Mumbai, Surat, Allahabad, Davangere, Jaipur, Mysore, Trivandrum, Mohali, Dehradun, Jammu, Nagpur, Udaipur, Amravati, Solapur,Jamshedpur, Nasik, Vadodara, Amritsar, Delhi, Jodhpur, Navi Mumbai, Varanasi, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Kanpur, Noida, Visakhapatnam, Thane, Dharwad, Kochi, Nanded, Bhilai-Durg, Bangalore, Durgapur, Kolhapur, Panaji, Bareilly, Gulbarga, Kolkata,Patna, Bhavnagar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Pune, Bhopal, Guwahati, Kozhikode, Ponda, Bhubaneswar, Gwalior, Lucknow, Rajkot, Bhuj, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Raipur, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kadi, Ranchi

Cutoff 2019

The cutoff marks are not issued by the organizing authority. The colleges or institutes set their own cutoff marks for admission into the colleges. The higher percentile provides admission of the candidate into reputed institute and easy high profile placements in good companies. Here are the institutes which requires 99% or higher percentile forgetting admission

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
  • We School Mumbai
  • Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS)
  • MET Institute of Management, Mumbai
  • XISS Ranchi

The factors which determine the cutoff marks for CMAT are

  • The number of candidates passing the exam
  • The number of seats available for admission to the management program
  • Difficulty level of the question paper

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