CMAT Exam Calendar

Nov. 17, 2017
Common Management Admission Test

CMAT 2018CMAT 2018 The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducts the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission to the management programmes of over 1000 management institutes. CMAT 2018 exam dates has been announced. The exam of CMAT 2018 is scheduled to be held on January 21. The exam will be held in computer-based mode at the designated testing centres across India. Candidates who successfully fill CMAT application form will be eligible to appear for the test. Candidates having Bachelors degree can apply for CMAT 2018 within the specified dates.The online application process of CMAT 2018 has started from October 18, 2017. The last date to fill CMAT 2018 application form is December 15. Aadhaar card has been made mandatory to fill CMAT 2018 application form. The test takers are required to attempt 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and 180 minutes will be allotted to complete the test. Each correct answer will carry four marks while one mark will be deducted for wrong every answer. The questions will be equally divided into four sections, which are Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. CMAT result will be released on February 14, 2018 along with the scorecard and merit list. Know more about CMAT 2018, dates, eligibility, application, exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff scores, etc. Here.

What is CMAT?

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) or CMAT is a national level entrance examination conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM programme in institutions and universities approved by AICTE.

Fast facts about CMAT 2018

Exam Name Common Management Admission Test
Exam category PG
Exam Level National
Conducting body All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Commonly known as CMAT
Programmes covered MBA and PGDM
Duration 180 minutes
Exam type Computer based mode

CMAT 2018 Important Dates

CMAT 2018 will be held on January 21, 2018. CMAT application form has been released on October 18, 2017. For more details on CMAT 2018 important dates candidates can check the table below.

CMAT important dates

S. No. Event Dates
1 CMAT application process to begin October 18, 2017
2 CMAT 2018 last date to apply December 15, 2017
3 Issue to CMAT admit card January 2018
4 CMAT 2018 exam January 21, 2018
5 Announcement of CMAT Result February 14, 2018
6 CMAT 2018 scorecard to be issued on February 14, 2018
7 CMAT merit list to be released on February 14, 2018

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

There are certain eligibility conditions that the candidates must fulfil to appear for CMAT 2018 exam. Before filling the application form, the candidates must ensure that they fulfill the below mentioned eligibility conditions -

  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant must be a graduate.
  • The students who are in the final year of their graduation are eligible to apply, provided their results are declared before the commencement of the academic year 2018-19.

The non-fulfilment of the above-mentioned eligibility criteria will lead to disqualification at any stage of the admission process.

CMAT Application Form 2018

The candidates who wish to appear for CMAT 2018 are required to fill the application form online. The application process has started from October 18, 2017, comprises three stages -

  • In the first stage, the candidates need to do self-registration by entering few basic details. The candidates must check all the details carefully before submitting. Once submitted, the candidates will not be able to edit the information on this page.
  • In the second stage, the candidates need to pay the application fee. It can be paid online using Credit Card/ Debit Card / Net Banking. Alternately, the candidates can also pay the fee through cash at SBI bank branches.
  • In the third stage, the candidates need to enter and submit the remaining details. After the final submission, the data entered cannot be edited.

CMAT Application Fee 2018

As mentioned above, the candidates need to pay the application fee while filling the application form. The application fee details are as follows -

  • General Category - Rs. 1400/- (Bank charges extra)
  • Reserved Category Rs. 700/- (Bank charges extra)

CMAT Syllabus 2018

In CMAT syllabus, a wide variety of topics are covered. The MBA aspirants who are planning to appear for CMAT 2018 must focus on all the topics. Here are the main topics from which the questions are asked in the different sections of CMAT exam -

  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Ratio & proportion, algebra, simple & compound interest, work & time, probability, mensuration etc.
  • Logical Reasoning Analogy test, inferences, cause and effects, sequencing, ranking tests, linear arrangements, number series, coding & decoding etc.
  • Language Comprehension Synonyms & antonyms, sentence correction, idioms & phrases, grammar, one-word substitution, paragraph completion etc.
  • General Awareness - Current awareness, history, culture, literature, geography, economics, sports, Indian constitution etc.

CMAT Exam Pattern 2018

CMAT exam will be conducted in computer-based mode. The total duration of the exam is three hours. It is divided into four sections. The table given below provides more information on the exam pattern of CMAT 2018 -

S. No. Types of Questions No. of Questions
1 Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25
2 Logical Reasoning 25
3 Language Comprehension 25
4 General Awareness 25

As far as the marking scheme is concerned, the candidates are awarded 4 marks for every correct answer, while 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. The total number of questions asked in the exam is 100 (25 questions in each section) and the maximum marks are 400.

CMAT Exam Centres 2018

CMAT 2018 is a national level entrance exam. A large number of students and professionals from all parts of the country appear for this exam every year. For the convenience of the candidates, the AICTE conducts this exam in 62 cities across the country. Some of the main cities where the exam is held include -

  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Lucknow
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Patna
  • Mumbai
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Chandigarh

Depending on the number of applicants, more cities may be added to the existing list CMAT 2018 exam entres.

CMAT Admit Card 2018

The admit card for CMAT 2018 exam will be released in January 2018. The admit card is issued to those candidates who successfully register for the exam and meet the eligibility criteria. The admit card is an important document that every candidate needs to carry to the examination centre. CMAT admit card will be released online and the candidates will be required to download it. A link to access the admit card will be made available on this page as soon as the admit card is released by AICTE. The candidates must keep in mind that without a valid admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

CMAT Result 2018

The result of CMAT 2018 exam will be declared on February 14, 2018. AICTE will release the scorecard online along with the result and the candidates will be required to download and print it. The candidates will be able to check the result by logging in to their accounts using their log in credentials. The scorecards will furnish the total as well as the sectional scores of the candidates. Apart from the score card, All India Merit List will also be published by AICTE. On the basis of CMAT result, the candidates will be offered admission in MBA programmes offered by AICTE-approved institutes.

CMAT Cutoff 2018

CMAT scores are accepted by over 1000 AICTE-approved institutes across the country. After the announcement of the result, these institutes release their individual cutoff scores. Depending on their percentile and the cutoff marks of various institutes, the candidates can seek admission in these institutes. The candidates who meet the cutoff criteria are invited for the next rounds that comprise, Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). It must be noted that the cutoffs vary from institute to institute. Also, the cutoff scores are different for each category. In most of the top B-Schools, the cutoff marks are in the range of 98-100 percentile.

CMAT Merit List 2018

All India Merit List is announced by AICTE on the basis of the scores obtained by the candidates in CMAT exam. The Merit List mentions the following details -

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Rank of the Candidate
  • Sectional Score
  • Sectional Percentile
  • Overall Score
  • Overall Percentile

The merit list will made available online on February 14, 2018 and the candidates can download it. The score mentioned in the CMAT 2018 merit list will be valid for the academic year 2018-19.

CMAT Participating Institutes 2018

CMAT scores are accepted by over 1000 AICTE-approved institutes that offer MBA, PGDM and other management programmes. These include both government and private institutes. These institutes release their individual cutoff scores. The candidates who meet these cutoffs marks are eligible for the next rounds. National Institute of Technology (Durgapur), Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra), Jaipuria Institute of Management (Lucknow), Institute of Rural Management (Jaipur), KIIT School of Management (Bhubaneswar) are some of the well-known institutes where the candidates can seek admission on the basis of CMAT 2018 scores.

CMAT Selection Procedure 2018

The selection procedure of CMAT differs from institute to institute. The institutes that accept CMAT scores release their individual cutoffs. The candidates who meet the cutoff marks are invited for the pre-admission rounds that may comprise Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Many of the institutes conduct only WAT and PI rounds, while others conduct GD and PI or all the three. Thus, the selection procedure will depend on the institute in which a candidate is seeking admission.

As its scores are accepted by a large number of institutes, CMAT exam is one of the most popular management entrance exams in India. A good percentile in CMAT 2018 can make it easier for the candidates to realize their dream of studying in a top management college in the country. The candidates are advised to visit this page regularly for all the latest updates on CMAT 2018 exam.

Score 18 October, 2017 . anangsha

CMAT Scorecard 2018: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will release the scorecard of CMAT on February 14, 2018. CMAT scorecard will be available online and no hard copy of the same will be sent to candidates' by post. To download CMAT Scorecard 2018 candidates' have to enter their email id and password. On the basis of CMAT rank candidates will be offered admission to the management programmes of... Read more

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