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Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

Common Management Admission Test

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. It is an online computer based test. Every year large number of candidates apply for this exam. The test is held for the candidates who are interested in management courses offered by the various management colleges in 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.


CMAT exam is held for 180 minutes. The test comprises of hundred questions divided in four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. There’s negative marking of one (1) mark for each wrong answer.

Type of Questions Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100

To understand CMAT exam pattern, candidates can avail sample tests from the CMAT website. The sample test are uploaded few days after the official notification is out. Aspirants can get a feel of the online test and navigation functionality.

Exam Centers

Agartala Ahmadabad Ahmednagar Allahabad
Amravati Amritsar Aurangabad Bangalore
Bareilly Bhavnagar Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Bhuj Chandigarh Chennai Coimbatore
Davangere Dehradun Delhi Dhanbad
Dharwad Durgapur Gulbarga Gurgaon
Guwahati Gwalior Hyderabad Indore
Jabalpur Jaipur Jammu Jamshedpur
Goa Madagaon Goa Madagaon
Jodhpur Kanpur Kochi Kolhapur
Kolkata Kozhikode Lucknow Ludhiana
Mangalore Meerut Mumbai Mysore
Nagpur Nasik Navi Mumbai Noida
Panaji Patna Pune Rajkot
Raipur Ranchi Shimla Srinagar
Surat Trivandrum Udaipur Vadodara
Varanasi Visakhapatnam

Syllubus for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

CMAT exam pattern has five main sections: quant, data interpretation, logical reasoning, verbal ability and general knowledge. CMAT syllabus revolves around Basic Mathematics (mostly arithmetic from standard 1 to 10), Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.


First prepare topics related to basic school arithmetic. Then move on to advanced topics like:

  • 1) Permutation
  • 2) Combination
  • 3) Probability
  • 4) Trigonometry
  • 5) Geometry
  • 6) Progressions
  • 7) Logarithms


Pay attention to the following topics while preparing for CMAT exam:

  • 1) Reading comprehensions
  • 2) Vocabulary building
  • 3) Vocabulary building
  • 4) Fill in the blanks
  • 5) Jumbled sentences

General Knowledge

Students are advised to follow the leading newspapers to stay updated on current affairs. A daily habit of spending 30 to 40 minutes on newspapers is a good long-term investment. For static General Knowledge, students can use any good reading material and memorise as much as possible

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) Notification

Events Dates
Registration starts 10th October 2016
Last date for registration 25th December 2016
Exam date 28th January 2017

Eligibility for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2017-18 can also apply for CMAT online exam.
  • Common Management Admission Test Application

    To apply for CMAT, candidates need to log in to official website of CMAT. The registrations are underway and will continue till December 25, 2016.
    While filling up application form, aspirants need to select dates and three cities (test venues) for online examination in the order of preference. Thereafter, candidates will be allotted dates and test centres on “first come first served” basis. Actual allotment, however, will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.

    Test Fee

    Test fees for General and OBC candidates is Rs 1400 + Bank charges, while for SC/ST/PD candidates it is Rs 700 + Bank charges. “Test Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances,” informed an official notification.

    Mode of Payment

    Candidates can apply online via Net Banking / Credit / Debit Card through One can also opt for Cash Payment through challan generated online and cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India (SBI).

    Admit Cards

    All details pertaining to CMAT January 2017 will be uploaded on the official website soon.

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