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CMAT 2019 – Exam Dates, Registration Process, Admit Card, Eligibility, and Syllabus


The national level entrance exam CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) which was earlier conducted by AICTE i.e. “All India Council for Technical Education” will now be conducted by the NTA on 27th January 2019. The exam is particularly held to help students get admission under the various management programmes – PGDM, MBA, PGCM and Executive PGDM programmes. The students with CMAT scores will be able to get good career opportunities in AICTE approved universities and institutions.

The complete schedule regarding the dates, eligibility, pattern, and application process for CMAT 2019 exam has been released. If you are looking forward to giving your career a good hike by enrolling in the reputed management college under AICTE, then continue reading the article for information related to the exam of Common Management Admission Test 2019.

CMAT 2019 Overview

Name of the examination Common Management Admission Test
Known as CMAT
Category of exam PG Entrance Exam (National Level)
Examination mode


CBT – Computer Based Test (Online)
Conducting body NTA – National Testing Agency
The time duration of exam 180 minutes
The occurrence of exam Once in a year
Examination purpose Admission to the AICTE approved 500 B- schools for post-graduation
Scorecard validity Only one year

CMAT 2019 Important Dates

Here are the official dates for the CMAT 2019:

               Particulars                          Dates
Application process starting from 1st November 2018
Application process ending on 7th December 2018
Admit card release 7th January 2019
CMAT 2019 examination date 28th January 2019
Results 10th February 2019
The issue of scorecard 3rd week of February 2019

CMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Below points will guide about the eligibility criteria of the CMAT 2019 examination. The students need to strictly match the following criteria to stand eligible at all times:

  • The students need to have a 3-year Graduation Degree from the recognized Indian University or Institute. Also, those who are in their final year and waiting for the degree are eligible to apply as well.
  • The students who belong to the general category must have 50% marks in their graduation, whereas, the students of SC/ST must have at least 45%.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • There is no prescribed age limit for the Common Management Admission Test 2019.
  • The applicants who have done their graduation from Distance/Open University are also eligible to apply.

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The applicants who are enrolling for the CMAT 2019 must refer to the following exam pattern before beginning the application process:

  1. The CMAT 2019 exam will be held in an online mode and will be of total 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.
  2. The question paper will be of 400 marks and will be consisting of 100 questions in an MCQ based pattern.
  3. The examination will be asked from the subjects- Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques, General awareness and English.
  4. The students will be getting +4 marks for every correct choice and -1 for every wrong or multiple choices.

Check out here CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Here is the schedule for the number of questions to be asked with their separate weightage for each subject of CMAT 2019 exam:

Subjects Number of questions Maximum Marks
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
English 25 100

CMAT 2019 Syllabus

The students who are looking for a detailed syllabus must know that the officials haven’t released any precise/prescribed syllabus of topics/subjects to be asked in the examination of CMAT 2019. The students need to be well-versed with the subjects – Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, General Awareness & English from the core. The students can expect the following syllabus in CMAT 2019 exam:

Quantitative techniques and Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning General Awareness English
Tabulation, pie chart, bar chart Analytical reasoning Literature English Grammar
Partnership Linear arrangements Indian constitution Jumble para
Geometry Statements arguments Current affairs of national and international economy Sentence correction
Pipe and cisterns Sequencing Personalities in news English usage errors
Simple interest and compound interest Matrix arrangements Sports news Paragraph completion
Time-speed and distance Number series Economics One-word substitution
Probability Cause and effects Science in everyday life Idioms and phrases
Allegation and mixtures Analogy test Culture, history and politics Synonyms and antonyms
Profit and loss Blood relationship tests Trade awareness Sentence Improvement
Permutation and amp. Combinations Coding and decoding Geography Reading comprehension
Percentages Inferences
Work and time Statements and conclusion
In-equations Non-Verbal reasoning
Quadratic and linear equations Symbol-based problems
Mensuration Direction and distance test
Algebra Ranking tests
Averages Statements assumptions
Fractions and Decimals
Numbers systems
Ratios and proportion

CMAT Exam 2019 Registration Procedure

The application process for CMAT Exam 2019 will begin from 1st November 2018 and will end on 07th December 2018. The process is simply going to be online. The applicants have to fill in their application form for CMAT Exam 2019 carefully with correct details and information:

Here are the steps that the students need to follow to fill the application forms correctly:

  • The candidates have to open the online application form.
  • The form has to be correctly filled with student’s personal or academic details.
  • The students can select three cities of their choice for the examination centre.
  • The scanned images and signatures have to be attached with the application form.
  • The form has to be submitted by paying an application fee.
  • The students can either take print or screenshot of the confirmation page for future reference.

Note – There is no guarantee whether the selected test centres will be allotted or not as the selection of slots and venue is only on the first come first serve basis. The students are recommended to fill up their application as soon as it gets released to get their desired test centre.

Application Fee of CMAT 2019

  • It is a must for every candidate to pay a required application fee as without it no application will be submitted. For General/OBC students the fee is 1400/- and for SC/ST/PWD/ female is Rs 700/-
  • The students can submit the fee either by cash deposit with SBI bank, Debit/Credit card or via net-banking.

Note – The students cannot pay the fee via Demand Draft/Cheque. The fee can be paid in cash at any branch of SBI bank. The students need to generate a Challan from the official portal and deposit it with the cash at the nearby SBI branch.

CMAT 2019 Selection Procedure

After the release of the merit list by different Colleges/Institutes based on the result of the CMAT 2019 the students need to apply for the compatible institute and have to prepare well for the following rounds to ensure their chance of getting selected.

  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • WAT – Written Ability Test
  • Personal Interview

CMAT 2019 Admit Card

The students who successfully fill up their application form by paying the application fee will be getting the admit card for The Common Management Admission Test 2019. The Admit cards are expected to be released in the 7th January 2019. The students will be receiving a notification regarding the release of admit cards via their registered E-mail id. The candidates must download and print the admit card before the 27th January 2019 duly to avoid any end moment rush.

CMAT Results 2019

The result for the CMAT exam 2019 will be published via online mode in the 10th February 2019.

The result will be announced – All India Merit-Based and State Merit-Based. The merit list will contain the student’s roll number, rank and scores of all the candidates who appeared for the examination.

CMAT Answer Key 2019

NTA will release the answer key for CMAT 2019 soon after the exam. The students can download the key by logging in to the portal. The students can even raise an objection if not satisfied with the released key in a stipulated period of time as stated by the officials.

CMAT Exam 2019 Scorecard

The students can download the scorecard via online mode in the third week of February 2019. The students will not receive any separate scorecard other than the one available online. The students need to enrol for admission within a year since the scorecard is valid for one year i.e. 2019-2020 only.

Quick Tips for Effective Study

  • The students must ensure good health by taking nutritious diet and sound sleep.
  • The students should study the subjects by understanding them rather than learning.
  • The practice of mock tests and sample papers is a must to get a good hold on the subjects/topics.
  • The students should watch for the trending news or information and must make note of it on a daily basis.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q 1: When will the CMAT 2019 exam be conducted?

A: CMAT 2019 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 28th January 2019.

Q 2: What will be the mode of the examination?

A: CMAT examination will be conducted through computer-based mode.

Q 3: Is there any negative marking in CMAT?

A: Yes, there is negative marking in CMAT. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Q 4: I have completed Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. Am I eligible for CMAT?

A: Yes, you are eligible for the CMAT exam. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in any discipline are eligible for the exam.

Q 5: What is the fee for ST category candidates?

A: The fee for ST category candidates is as follows:

Male – Rs. 1400/- and Female – Rs. 700/-

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