All India council for Technical Education (AICTE) will conduct the Common Management Admissions Test (CMAT) as an entrance test for admission to 4,000 colleges that offer MBA and 500 colleges which run postgraduate diploma in management programs.

Recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 Yrs duration Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination.

Structure-Pattern of the CMAT
  • The CMAT will have the four sections with multiple choice questions. (MCQ)
    Section No. Section Name

    No.of Questions

    Marks per section
    (For AC1 & AC2)
    1 Quantitative Techniques
    and Data Interpretation
    25 100
    2 Logical reasoning 25 100
    3 Language comprehension 25 100
    4 General Awareness3 25 100
    Total 100 400
  • Duration of the CMAT is 3 hours (180 minutes). Expected Time per section is 45 minutes.
  • Each answer carries 4 marks for correct answer and minus 1 mark for wrong answer.
  • In case more than one candidate secures same ranking as per the above criteria, the same Rank will be assigned to all of them but will be displayed by sorting their names alphabetically.
Syllabus for CMAT
Syllabus for (CMAT) consists of academic curriculum from relevant graduation level examination and candidate who seeks admission in management course can prepare for the following topics

Verbal Ability:
Reading Comprehension, jumbled sentences, sentence correction and paragraph completion, Idiomatic Usage, Subject and Verb agreement, Pronounce Errors, Modifiers, Parallelism and Phrasal Verbs.

Quantitative Ability:
Geometry, Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations, Quadratic and linear equations, Algebra, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Probability, Permutations & Combinations

Reasoning Ability:
Critical reasoning, Assumption premise conclusion, visual reasoning, assertion and reasons, identifying valid inferences, statements and assumptions, identifying strong arguments and weak arguments, cause and effects, statements and conclusion, identifying true and false statement, linear arrangements, matrix arrangements, family tree problem, matrix arrangements, symbol based problems, sequencing, coding and decoding problem, number series.

General Awareness:
Major Events & Current Affairs of National and International, personalities in News, Sports News, News about Power Sector in India, History, Culture, Geography, Economy, Politics, Indian Constitution, Sports, Literature, Science, Research etc.

CMAT – Registered Colleges

Is CMAT going to be conducted ONLINE?
Major Events & Current Affairs of National and International, personalities in News, Sports News, News about Power Sector in India, History, Culture, Geography, Economy, Politics, Indian Constitution, Sports, Literature, Science, Research etc.

How is the computer-based format different from the paper-based format?
The format of the test is more or less the same except that a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading on a paper booklet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on an answer sheet.

Can I take the test from any computer?
No. A candidate will have to test on a pre-assigned workstation and will not have a choice to choose his or her workstation, in the testing venue chosen by him/her during the time of registration.

What does a Computer Based Test look like?
CMAT trial test is available on the website for candidates to get familiarized with the functionality and navigation of the actual Computer Based test.

How many sections are there in the test?
MThere will be four sections in the test. The sections are (a) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation b) Logical Reasoning c) Language Comprehension and d) General Awareness

How many questions are there in each of these sections?
There will be 25 questions in each section.

Can I move back nd forth between the four section

What is the duration of the test?
The duration of test will be 180 minutes

Will there be negative marking in CMAT exam?

WWhat is the rule for negative marking?
For each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted

Can I appear for CMAT for practice purpose, though I am aware that I am not eligible?

Is there any age restriction for appearing in CMAT?
No, there is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT.

What is the fee for the test?
The fee is Rs.1200 + Bank charges as applicable for General / OBC candidates. If you belong to the SC/ST/PD category then you need to pay a fee of Rs.600 + Bank charges as applicable

Where do I pay my fees?
Candidates are required to pay registration fee either by Online (Credit / Debit cards / Net banking) or Depositing cash in any branch of State Bank of India.

Can I use my coaching institute's or a friend's email address when registering for CMAT?
No, you need to have a valid and unique email address of yourself which you will be using atleast for the next six months

Can I pay the fees through Bank Demand Draft or Cheque?
No. Fees can only be paid online or through cash deposit in any of the SBI bank branch.

From where can I get the list of test cities?
A list of test cities will be available on the website

When will I get my Admit Card?
You can PRINT your ADMIT CARD by going to website from 5th Feb 2012

What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?
The admit card will contain the name of the candidate, CMAT Roll number, test date, time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address and instructions for the candidate.

Will the Admit Card be sent to me as a hard copy by mail?
No. Apart from ADMIT CARD available ONLINE on the website, The admit card will be sent to the email address provided by you. It is therefore, mandatory for you to have a valid email account throughout the selection process. Note: Admit Card is a mandatory requirement in order to take the test. You must bring a print out of your Admit Card to the test centre.
Changing of preferred test city

Can I change my preferred test city after I have submitted my form?
No data can be changed once the form is finally submitted.

Can I cancel the test?
No. Under no circumstances will a cancellation/refund be allowed.

If I do not take my test, will I be eligible for a refund?
No. Your fees will not be refunded in case you do not appear for your test as per your scheduled location, date and time

What is the reporting time for the test?
One Hr and Thirty minutes prior to the test time. For the test beginning at 9.30 am, you must reach the test centre no later than 8:00 AM. Similarly for the test beginning at 2.30 pm, you must reach the test centre no later than 1:00 PM.

Will I be provided with any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test?
At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the Administrator.

Will I get to see my scores on the test day?

Within how many days can I expect the results?
CMAT 2012 results are expected to be declared on 11 March 2012 on the website

WWho is eligible to take the test under the Physically Disabled category?
As per the "Persons with Disability Act, 1995", candidate qualifies to be a Physically Disabled (PD) candidate if he/she suffers from any of the listed disabilities, to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by a medical authority. Following are the categories defined by AICTE for PD candidates: a.Visual impaired b.Physical handicapped c.Hearing Impairment d.Dumb

Which are the acceptable testing devices that I can use/bring to the test centre?
Testing Assistance Applicable for

Arranged by

Abacus (without calculator) Visually Impaired Candidate
Hearing Aid Hearing Impairment Candidate
Wheel Chair Physical handicapped Candidate
Scribe/Reader Visually Impaired / Cerebral Palsy Candidate

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