CMAT 2017 – Common Management Admission Test


cmatCMAT 2017 will be conducted on January 28, however, January 29, 2017 has also been kept reserved for conducting the exam by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). All the duly registered candidates have been issued the CMAT 2017 admit card on January 16, 2017.  A link to download the admit card has been provided here below. It is expected that more than 70,000 MBA aspirants will be taking this computer-based national level entrance exam this year. Based on score of CMAT 2017, the eligible candidates will be able to take admission into the various management programmes offered by over 1000 B-Schools of India. The result of Common Management Admission Test 2017 will be announced on February 10, 2017. Read this article to know more about the AICTE CMAT 2017, hall ticket, syllabus, test pattern, result, selection procedure, etc.

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Latest – CMAT 2017 Admit Card issued on January 16, 2017. The candidates can now download the same by accessing the link given below.

Important Dates and Events – CMAT 2017

It is important for the candidates taking CMAT this year to keep a regular track of all the important dates and events related to the exam. They can check the table below to know all the important dates. The candidates can click on the caption-head to check the complete schedule. 

Events Dates 
Admit Card issued on 16 January 2017
CMAT 2017 to be held on 28 January 2017
Reserved Day for conduct of CMAT 2017 29 January 2017
Date of Result declaration and release of Merit List 10 February 2017 (Tentative)

General Facts related to CMAT

  • Name of the Exam – Common Management Admission Test
  • Commonly known as – CMAT
  • Level of Exam – National
  • Exam conducted for admission to MBA & other Post Graduate Management Courses
  • Conducting Authority – All India Council for Technical Education

CMAT Admit Card 2017

The CMAT 2017 Admit Card has been made available on January 16, 2017 for the candidates to download. It is available in online mode only. A link to access and download the admit card is also available here in this article for the convenience of the candidates.

  • All the duly registered candidates have only been issued the admit card.
  • The candidates must carry their admit card to their respective test centre on the date of the examination for having entry. No candidate will be allowed entry into the exam centre, in case he/she will fail to furnish a valid admit card.
  • The admit card has also been sent to the registered email address provided by the candidates, but it won’t be sent via post.
  • Details such as name of candidate, roll number, exam centre address, exam time & date etc. are all mentioned on the admit card. 

Click on the caption-head to know what all is required to be carried along with the admit card to the test centre. Complete details on admit card there.  

CMAT Exam Pattern 2017

The CMAT MBA Exam is a computer based test. The questions asked in the exam are objective type and 180 minutes are given to attempt these 100 MCQ’s. For every correct answer marked, 4 marks will be awarded and 1 mark will be deducted for marking a wrong answer. The test pattern can be easily understood from the table given below.

Types of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100

After completing the CMAT syllabus, the students must resort to practising the previous year question papers. This will help them have better understanding of the exam pattern. 

CMAT Answer Key 2017

Answer Key comprises of correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. These are released on the test date after the conduct of the same. Various unofficial sources release the answer keys online and can be easily obtained all over the internet. But for this computer based test, obtaining the answer key is not feasible. Its not practically possible to obtain the question paper of the test and therefore availability of answer key of the exam also becomes impracticable. Though, the students may find a few CMAT 2017 Answer Key over the internet via unofficial sources but they must note that these answer keys are neither reliable nor have any authentic source.

CMAT Result 2017

AICTE is expected to announce the result for CMAT 2017 on February 10, 2017. Along with the result, the merit list will also be issued. The CMAT result will be declared online and a link to check the same will be provided here in this article.

  • For checking the result and downloading the scorecard, the candidates will be required to login to their account using their respective login credentials.
  • The scorecard will furnish the total and sectional score, total and sectional percentile and all India rank. 

CMAT Cutoff 2017

There are around 1000 B-Schools affiliated to AICTE which accept the CMAT scores for granting management admission to the deserving candidates. After the declaration of CMAT Result, these management institutes will release their individual cutoff.  It will be out for every category and generally the cutoffs remain on a higher side only.

  • The minimum CMAT 2017 percentile for renowned and good B-schools in India is expected to range in between 97-99.XX.
  • Based on these cuoffs and the selection criteria’s laid down by these institutes, the candidates will be shortlisted for further selection process.
  • The selection criteria and cutoffs may vary for each institute. Usually the selection process comprises of a Written Test and a Personal Interview. Some of the institutes conduct a Group Discussion round also.

The candidates can check the expected CMAT 2017 cutoff of various B-schools from the table below. Click on the caption-head to know cutoff score of more colleges and complete details on CMAT cutoff.

Name of the B-school CMAT Percentile and Score 2017 (Expected)
SIMSREE Mumbai 99.6 Percentile
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai 99.92 Percentile (285)
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai 97.27 Percentile (218)
Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur 156
XISS Ranchi 95 Percentile (199)
IFIM Business School, Bangalore 85 Percentile
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore 100+ Score
Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management, Pune 75 Percentile (160)
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 75 Percentile (160)
National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur 45.5 Percentile
MIT School of Business, Pune 200
LBSIM Bareilly 160
Doon business school, Dehradun 160

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

AICTE has prescribed the eligibility criteria to appear for this test, which must be satisfied by all the candidates interested in taking this test. It must be ensured that the candidates must satisfy the eligibility conditions of CMAT, before filling the application form. Non-fulfillment of the same may lead to disqualification of the candidature irrespective of the stage of admission a candidate will be. The eligibility norms are as follow –

  1. The candidate should be an Indian citizen and can apply for the test irrespective of his or her age.
  2. He/she must have a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institute.
  3. Also, final year pursuing students of Graduate courses whose result will be declared before commencement of admissions for the academic year 2017-18 were also eligible to apply.
  4. No age restriction.

CMAT Application Form 2017

The candidates eligible and interested in applying for this test will be required to get themselves registered online. The CMAT application form was made available on October 10. The last date to register for the test was December 10 and it has been extended till December 15, 2016. The applicants must fill and submit the CMAT 2017 Application Form only after ensuring that they fulfill the eligibility criteria. 

To register for the test, the candidates will have to enter as “New User” and fill a self-registration form by entering a few basic details. On submission of this form, a unique 6 digit password was generated. This password was sent to the candidates via e-mail and SMS. Thereafter, using this password and ID, the candidates will have to login to the registration portal for filling the application form and pay the requisite application fee.  

CMAT Application Fee 2017 

The candidates will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee while filling the application form. This fee can be paid online via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking or by depositing cash at any SBI Bank branch in India against the online generated challan. The amount of the application fee is as follow 

  • For General category candidates – Rs. 1400/- + Bank Charges
  • For Reserved category candidates – Rs. 700/- + Bank Charges

CMAT Test Cities 2017

The exam will be held across 62 Indian cities. Various exam centres will be set up in each test city for accommodating thousands of the exam takers. The name and complete address of the exam venue will be printed on the admit card. Few of the test cities where the exam will be conducted this year is as follow –

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Amritsar
  3. Bangalore
  4. Bhopal
  5. Chennai
  6. Delhi
  7. Gwalior
  8. Jabalpur
  9. Lucknow
  10. Meerut
  11. Nagpur
  12. Udaipur

Click on the caption-head to obtain the complete list of the exam cities. 

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    • Hi,

      Till now no announcement or official notification has been issued regarding CMAT 2016 which will be held in January 2016 now. But the dates and other details of the registration are expected to be announced soon. We will be updating this article as and when any news will be out regarding registration. So keep visiting and checking this page for all updates on CMAT 2016.

  1. can anyone tell me that i am a student of sol du persuading b com hons final year am i eligible for attempting cmat cauz i will get my results around september

  2. please can someone tell me when & what is the process of admission in one of the colleges in pune on cmat score, is it done on dte site or CAP round or any other process. I dont even know if cmat score is eligible for cap process, and is there still time for cmat admission please someone tell me

  3. how will be the college selection procedure is it with KEA’s cet counseling or it has got its own counseling saparatly.i missed to apply cet so i need details to get MBA course.

    • Hi,

      The selection criteria and exams accepted varies for every college. We would suggest you to go through the admission brochure or website of the colleges for having detailed information. As far as CIMP in Patna is considered, they accept score of CAT, XAT, MAT and CMAT.