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CMAT 2022 – 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. The exam is particularly held to help students get admission under the various management programmes – PGDM, MBA, PGCM, and Executive PGDM. The students with CMAT scores will be able to get good career opportunities in AICTE approved universities and institutions. The result of the CMAT 2021 exam was announced on 9th April 2021.

The complete information regarding the dates, eligibility, pattern and application process for CMAT 2022 exam is mentioned here. 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 Common Management Admission Test 2021.

CMAT 2022 Overview

Name of the examinationCommon Management Admission Test
Known asCMAT
Category of examPG Entrance Exam (National Level)
Examination mode  CBT – Computer Based Test (Online)
Conducting bodyNTA – National Testing Agency
The time duration of exam180 minutes
The occurrence of examOnce in a year
Examination purposeAdmission to the AICTE approved 500 B- schools for post-graduation
Scorecard validityOnly one year

CMAT 2022 Important Dates

Here are the official dates for the CMAT 2022:

               Particulars                     Dates
CMAT notification 2022October 2021
Application process starting fromNovember 2021
Application process ending onJanuary 2022
Admit card releaseJanuary 2022
CMAT 2022 examination dateFebruary 2022
ResultsMarch 2022
Issue of the scorecardMarch 2022

CMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Below points will guide about the eligibility criteria of the CMAT 2022 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 2022.
  • The applicants who have done their graduation from Distance/Open University are also eligible to apply.

CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The applicants who are enrolling for the CMAT 2022 must refer to the following exam pattern before beginning the application process:

  1. The CMAT 2022 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 consist 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.

CCheck out here CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Here is the schedule for the number of questions to be asked with their separate weightage for each subject of the CMAT 2022 exam:

SubjectsNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Logical Reasoning25100
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation25100
General Awareness25100

CMAT 2022 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 2022. 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 2022 exam:

Quantitative Techniques and Data InterpretationLogical ReasoningGeneral AwarenessEnglish
Tabulation, pie chart, bar chartAnalytical reasoningLiteratureEnglish Grammar
PartnershipLinear arrangementsIndian constitutionJumble para
GeometryStatements argumentsCurrent affairs of national and international economySentence correction
Pipe and cisternsSequencingPersonalities in newsEnglish usage errors
Simple interest and compound interestMatrix arrangementsSports newsParagraph completion
Time-speed and distanceNumber seriesEconomicsOne-word substitution
ProbabilityCause and effectsScience in everyday lifeIdioms and phrases
Allegation and mixturesAnalogy testCulture, history and politicsSynonyms and antonyms
Profit and lossBlood relationship testsTrade awarenessSentence Improvement
Permutation and amp. CombinationsCoding and decodingGeographyReading comprehension
Work and timeStatements and conclusion  
In-equationsNon-Verbal reasoning  
Quadratic and linear equationsSymbol-based problems  
MensurationDirection and distance test  
AlgebraRanking tests  
AveragesStatements assumptions  
Fractions and Decimals   
Numbers systems   
Ratios and proportion   

CMAT Exam 2022 Registration Procedure

The application process for the CMAT exam 2022 will begin from November 2021 and end in January 2021. The process is simply going to be online. The applicants have to fill in their application form for CMAT exam 2022 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 2022

  • 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 2022 Selection Procedure

After the release of the merit list by different Colleges/Institutes based on the result of the CMAT 2022 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 2022 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 2022. The Admit cards are expected to be released in January 2022. The students will be receiving a notification regarding the release of admit cards via their registered Email ID. The candidates must download and print the admit card before January 2022 duly to avoid any last moment rush.

CMAT Answer Key 2022

NTA will release the answer key for CMAT 2022 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 Results 2022

The result for the CMAT exam 2022 will be published via online mode in March 2022.

The result will be announced as 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 Exam 2022 Scorecard

Students can download the scorecard via online mode in March 2022. 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. 2022-2023 only.

Quick Tips for Effective Study

  • The students must ensure good health by taking a 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)

When will the CMAT 2022 exam be conducted?

CMAT 2022 exam will be held in February 2022.

What will be the mode of the examination?

CMAT examination will be conducted through computer-based mode.

Is there any negative marking in CMAT?

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

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

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

What is the fee for ST category candidates?

The fee for ST category candidates is as follows:
Male – Rs. 1400/- and Female – Rs. 700/-

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