CMAT Exam 2023: Dates, Registrations, Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation, Fees

Common Management Admission Test 2022 ( CMAT )

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Read all about CMAT 2023 including dates, syllabus, pattern, registration process, application fees, cut offs and list of MBA colleges accepting CMAT score for admission.

CMAT 2023 exam

Common Management Admission Test or CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to over 1,300 MBA colleges across India. CMAT exam is a speed-based entrance test in which candidates are tested on their quantitative aptitude, data interpretation skills, logical reasoning, verbal ability, English language comprehension, innovation and entrepreneurship and general knowledge. CMAT is conducted in online mode for three hours are multiple exam centres across India in March.

CMAT is a moderate difficulty level MBA entrance exam. It is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India after CAT. The registration window of CMAT exam opens in January for candidates to apply. Some of the top MBA colleges in India accept CMAT scores for admission. These include Great Lakes Institute of Management, KIIT School of Management, Amity University, BIMTech, Goa Institute of Management, Xavier Institute of Management and Research, Gitam School of Management. 

In this article, you will read all about CMAT 2023 exam including dates, syllabus, pattern, registration process, application fees, cut offs and list of MBA colleges accepting CMAT score for admission.

CMAT 2023 Important Dates

 CMAT exam date is announced by the NTA on its website. Check the table below for tentative event and dates of CMAT 2023:

CMAT 2023 Events

CMAT 2023 Dates

CMAT 2023 registration starts

Second week of February 2023

Registration ends

Second week of March 2023

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Secon week of March 2023

CMAT admit card download begins

Third week of March 2023

CMAT 2023 exam

Last week of March or first week of April 2023

CMAT 2023 exam answer key release

Second week of April 2023

CMAT 2023 exam answer key challenge

Second week of April 2023

CMAT 2023 result declaration

Third week of April 2023

CMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • The CMAT aspirant must have completed graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university.

  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2023 but they will have to present passing certificate at the time of admission.

  • There is no minimum score requirement for CMAT 2023 in graduation.

Also Read: CMAT Eligibility Criteria

CMAT Application Process 2023

CMAT registration and application process is online. The CMAT application form is hosted on the NTA-CMAT website. Application fees is INR 2,000 for General / EWS/OBC-NCL (Male) and INR 1,000 for rest of the students. Given below is the CMAT 2023 application process:

CMAT 2022 registration window

CMAT 2022 registration window

  • Open CMAT 2023 website
  • Click on ‘register for CMAT 2023’
  • Click on 'new registration'
  • Enter personal details and choose a password
  • Log in with the application number generated and password
  • Fill the CMAT 2023 form will relevant details
  • Pay the application fee via debit/credit card or net banking

CMAT Test Cities

The CMAT 2023 exam will be conducted at multiple centres in over 120 cities across India. Candidates can select up to four cities as their preferred CMAT test cities in the application form. Check the list of CMAT test cities below:

State

CMAT Test City

City Code

Andaman and Nicobar

Port Blair

AN01

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur

AP07

Andhra Pradesh

Kurnool

AP10

Andhra Pradesh

Nellore

AP11

Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry

AP13

Andhra Pradesh

Tirupathi

AP16

Andhra Pradesh

Vijaywada

AP17

Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam

AP18

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar/Naharlagun

AL01

Assam

Dibrugarh

AM01

Assam

Guwahati

AM02

Bihar

Bhagalpur

BR02

Bihar

Darbhanga

BR04

Bihar

Gaya

BR05

Bihar

Muzaffarpur

BR06

Bihar

Patna

BR07

Chandigarh

Chandigarh/Mohali

CH01

Chhattisgarh

Bhilai Nagar/Durg

CG01

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

CG03

Delhi

Delhi

DL01

Goa

Panaji

GO01

Gujarat

Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar

GJ01

Gujarat

Anand

GJ02

Gujarat

Bhavnagar

GJ03

Gujarat

Bhuj

GJ17

Gujarat

Himatnagar

GJ14

Gujarat

Jamnagar

GJ06

Gujarat

Mehsana

GJ08

Gujarat

Rajkot

GJ10

Gujarat

Surat

GJ11

Gujarat

Vadodara

GJ12

Gujarat

Valsad/Vapi

GJ13

Haryana

Ambala

HR01

Haryana

Faridabad

HR03

Haryana

Gurugram

HR04

Haryana

Hissar

HR05

Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur

HP01

Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur

HP03

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

HP06

Himachal Pradesh

Solan

HP07

J&K

Jammu

JK02

J&K

Srinagar

JK04

Jharkhand

Dhanbad

JH02

Jharkhand

Jamshedpur

JH03

Jharkhand

Ranchi

JH04

Karnataka

Belagavi (Belgaum)

KK02

Karnataka

Bengaluru

KK04

Karnataka

Dharwad/Hubbali

KK10

Karnataka

Gulbarga

KK08

Karnataka

Mangaluru

KK12

Karnataka

Mysuru

KK14

Karnataka

Udupi/Manipal

KK17

Kerala

Ernakulum

KL04

Kerala

Kottayam

KL11

Kerala

Kozhikode

KL12

Kerala

Thiruvananathapuram

KL17

Kerala

Thrissur

KL18

Ladakh

Leh

LL01

Lakshwadeep

Kavaratti

LD01

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

MP03

Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior

MP06

Madhya Pradesh

Indore

MP07

Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur

MP08

Madhya Pradesh

Sagar

MP12

Maharashtra

Ahmednagar

MR01

Maharashtra

Amravati

MR03

Maharashtra

Aurangabad

MR04

Maharashtra

Dhule

MR10

Maharashtra

Kolhapur

MR14

Maharashtra

Mumbai/Navi Mumbai

MR16

Maharashtra

Nagpur

MR17

Maharashtra

Nanded

MR18

Maharashtra

Nashik

MR19

Maharashtra

Pune

MR22

Maharashtra

Solapur

MR27

Maharashtra

Thane

MR28

Manipur

Imphal

MN01

Meghalaya

Shillong

MG01

Mizoram

Aizawl

MZ01

Nagaland

Dimapur

NL01

Nagaland

Kohima

NL02

Odisha

Balasore

OR02

Odisha

Berhanpur-Ganjam

OR03

Odisha

Bhawanipatna/Kalahandi

OR18

Odisha

Bhubaneswar

OR04

Odisha

Jeypore/Koraput

OR19

Odisha

Sambalpur

OR09

Puducherry

Puducherry

PO01

Punjab

Amritsar

PB01

Punjab

Bhatinda

PB02

Punjab

Ludhiana

PB05

Punjab

Patiala/Fatehgarh Sahib

PB08

Rajasthan

Jaipur

RJ06

Rajasthan

Jodhpur

RJ07

Rajasthan

Kota

RJ08

Rajasthan

Sikar

RJ09

Rajasthan

Udaipur

RJ11

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

TN01

Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore

TN02

Tamil Nadu

Madurai

TN08

Tamil Nadu

Tiruchirappalli

TN14

Tamil Nadu

Tirunelveli

TN15

Telangana

Hyderabad

TL01

Telangana

Karimnagar

TL02

Telangana

Warangal

TL07

Tripura

Agartala

TA01

Uttar Pradesh

Agra

UP01

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh

UP02

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad/Prayagraj

UP03

Uttar Pradesh

Bareilly

UP04

Uttar Pradesh

Ghaziabad

UP07

Uttar Pradesh

Gorakhpur

UP08

Uttar Pradesh

Jhansi

UP10

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur

UP11

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

UP12

Uttar Pradesh

Meerut

UP14

Uttar Pradesh

Moradabad

UP15

Uttar Pradesh

Noida/G Noida

UP09

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi

UP18

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

UK01

Uttarakhand

Haldwani

UK02

Uttarakhand

Roorkee

UK06

West Bengal

Kolkata

WB10

West Bengal

Siliguri

WB11

CMAT Exam Pattern 2023

CMAT exam pattern was revised in 2022 with inclusion of Innovation & Entrepreneurship section as mandatory. Check the table below for the latest CMAT exam pattern:

CMAT Exam Structure

Details

Number of sections

5 (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

Mode of examination

Online

Duration of exam

180 minutes

Number of Shifts

1 (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Number of questions

100 

Total Marks

400

Number of answer choices

4

CMAT Marking scheme

+4 marks for correct answer -1 mark for incorrect answer

Language of paper

English

CMAT Syllabus 2023

CMAT syllabus includes all the important topics of Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

CMAT Syllabus and Pattern

CMAT Question Paper break up

Candidates can download free PDF of CMAT syllabus for all sections by clicking on the link below:

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CMAT Preparation 2023

CMAT preparation requires good planning since it is of moderate to high difficulty level. So, it is a good idea to start CMAT preparation a few months before the exam. Check below, some useful CMAT 2023 preparation articles:

CMAT Mock Test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanations for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

Free CMAT Mock Test

CMAT Admit Card 2023

CMAT admit card 2023 can be downloaded from the official website of CMAT-NTA from the scheduled date. Candidates who have successfully registered for the exam can download their CMAT admit cards by using their login credentials. Check below the steps to download CMAT 2023 admit card.

  • Visit the CMAT-NTA website
  • Click on CMAT 2023 admit card tab
  • Enter CMAT application number and date of birth
  • Click on CMAT admit card and download the PDF

CMAT Answer Key 2023

The NTA releases official answer keys of CMAT exam for candidates to assess their performance. The CMAT answer key is released within two to three days of the exam. Candidates can download the official CMAT answer key along with their individual response sheet from the NTA website. CMAT 2023 answer key will release most likely in the second week of April 2023. Check below steps to download:

  • Go to NTA-CMAT website
  • Click on 'CMAT 2022 answer key and response sheet' option
  • Enter application number and password
  • Click on 'answer key' to download it

NTA also provides candidates the opportunity to challenge the official answer key of CMAT. Candidates will be able to challenge CMAT 2023 answer key by filling an online form and pay INR 200 per questions as fees at the exam website. 

Also Read: CMAT 2023 answer key 

CMAT Result 2023

CMAT result is announced by the NTA about a week after the release of official answer keys. The CMAT 2023 result is announced in the form of scorecard. Test takers can download their CMAT 2023 result cum scorecard and final CMAT answer key from the official website by using their login credentials. Check the below steps to download the CMAT result:

  • Log on to CMAT-NTA website
  • Click on CMAT scorecard tab
  • Enter CMAT application number and date of birth
  • Click on CMAT scorecard and download the PDF

Also Read: 

CMAT Cut Offs for MBA Admission 

Check the table below for list of institutes having CMAT cut off percentiles between the range of 85 to 99:

Colleges Accepting CMAT score

CMAT Cut Off Percentiles

JBIMS, Mumbai

99.9+

Goa Institute of Management

95-99

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management

95-99

SIMSREE, Mumbai

99+

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

95-99

University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences

95-99

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

95

Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai

85

Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore

80

Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management

85

IFIM, Bangalore

85

IFMR, Chennai

85

NIBM, Pune

85

NL Dalmiya Institute of Management

85

Also Read: Institute-wise CMAT cut offs

MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Score

Here’s the list of some of the popular MBA colleges across India which accept CMAT score for admission:

Top CMAT accepting MBA colleges

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

Indus Business Academy, Bangalore

Christ University, Bangalore

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai

BIMTECH, Greater Noida

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneshwar

LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore

N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai

Xavier Institute of Social service, Ranchi

KIIT School of Management

List of MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores

Check CMAT Cut offs and predict calls from colleges accepting CMAT score for admission. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and Eligibility of all CMAT participating colleges by clicking the link below:

Predict CMAT Admission Calls

FAQs on CMAT Exam

Q: When will CMAT 2023 exam be conducted?

A: CMAT 2023 exam is expected to be held in the last week of March. The exam schedule will be announced by the NTA in February. CMAT 2022 was held on April 9.  

Q: When will registration process for CMAT exam 2023 begin?

A: The registration process for CMAT exam 2023 will begin most likely in January or February 2023. The registration process will go on till the second week of March. Candidates can apply for CMAT on the NTA website.

Q: How many top colleges accept CMAT score for admission?

A: There are over 1,300 colleges that accept CMAT score for MBA admission. Some of the top college which accept the exam score are SIMSREE, GIBS Business School, BIMTECH, Greater Noida, IMS, Ghaziabad, GLIM, Gurgaon, Welingkar Institute of Management, Xavier Institute of Management Research, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research among others.

Q: What is the CMAT syllabus?

A: CMAT syllabus includes five subjects. The main subjects are Language Comprehension, Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Q: Who conducts CMAT exam? What is the exam pattern?

A: The National Testing Agency (NTA) a government agency, under the Ministry of Education, conducts CMAT. The CMAT exam is a three-hour test conducted in Computer Based Test mode. Candidates have to solve 100 questions in MCQ format.

Q: I have less than 50 per cent in Graduation. Can I apply for CMAT?

A: Yes, candidates having less than 50 per cent in graduation can apply for CMAT as there is no minimum marks requirement for this MBA entrance exam. However, they'll need to have passing marks.

Q: In how many cities in CMAT exam conducted?

A: CMAT exam is held in over 100 cities. CMAT 2021 exam was conducted in 153 cities and CMAT 2022 was conducted in 124 cities. The official list of CMAT 2023 test cities will release along with the exam notification.

Q: What is the application fee of CMAT exam?

A: CMAT application fee for General / EWS/OBC-NCL (Male) candidates is INR 2,000. For rest of the students the fee is INR 1,000. The CMAT application fee is non refundable.

Q: Can I fill CMAT application form offline?

A: No, CMAT registration cum application form submission is an online process. Candidates can fill the forms in online mode only on the CMAT-NTA website. The forms will be made available om CMAT-NTA website in November.

Q: What is the reservation criteria for CMAT?

A: There is no reservation criteria for CMAT. The reservation criteria set by the Government of India applies only to CMAT participating institutes for allotting MBA seats to exam qualifying students.

Q: What is the eligibility criteria for CMAT?

A: CMAT eligibility criteria is graduation in any stream or equivalent from a recognised university. Final year graduation students can also apply for CMAT but they will have to clear the bachelor’s degree final exam by the time of MBA admission.

Q: Who releases CMAT cut offs?

A: No, single agency releases CMAT cut offs. The cut off percentile for admission is decided by CMAT participating institutes individually, depending on the number of seats, applicants, etc.

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Can I get admission for business analytics in IMS DAVV via CMAT? My CMAT score is 83 percentile.

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

3 days ago

https://www.shiksha.com/university/davv-devi-ahilya-vishwavidyalaya-Indore-51562
You will find all the true and authentic information about Davv above. Hope it help.

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I got 80% tile in CMAT, my profile is good and I have done lots of extra activities. I want guidance for selecting the best college.

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arjun singh

Beginner-Level 1

3 weeks ago

I am a student of Jagdish Sheth School of Management, Bangalore with my best of knowledge I would recommend you to go through the faculty profile of JAGSOM and take your decision. I have taken the same step when I was in your shoe, year ago. Hope you find this useful.

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I have 171 marks in CMAT which is approximately 70-72 percentile. Can you suggest some good colleges for PGDM having fees between 6-5 LPA?

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Gaurav Kumawat

Contributor-Level 8

a month ago

PGDM SAP at DBS Dehradun had the highest placement percentage of 94%.
The highest CTC offered: Rs. 16.4 LPA.
Average CTC offered: Rs. 6.69 LPA.

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Vedank Sharma

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

Yes, you can try in Doon Busi School Dehradun which is quite good in terms of Placement Assistance and Fee Structure as per your budget
PGDM SAP at DBS Dehradun had the highest placement percentage of 94%
the highest CTC offered: Rs. 16.4 LPA
Average CTC offered: Rs. 6.69 LPA.

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I belong to the India category and given the CMAT exam, what is the process for admission and cutoff for PUMBA in my category?

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How many CMAT marks and percentile are required to get admission in MSU Baroda for MBA?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant, MSU Badodara is a good investment for MBA. The cutt off trend in MSU is CMAT percentile of 80-90 ( sore of 150 and above). If you found it useful then upvote or thumbs up my answer. Good luck.

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Does Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya give admission on the basis of CMAT score?

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Mallika Ahuja

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

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Does IPU accepts 60 percentile in CMAT for MBA admissions?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant, GGSIPU will accept CAT 2020 exam score for MBA Admission 2021.
IPU CET 2022 Cutoffs for MBA programme admissions can be based on the performance of candidates in CAT 2022. Please contact to the university or college for MBA Admission process for session 2022. Thank you.

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I have 58.92 in CMAT, I'm trying to contact Christ University for 4 days but nobody is picking up, can they give me some slack in cut?

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Rishabh Pal

Beginner-Level 2

a month ago

No, they'll contact you through mail or message regarding your results.

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I get 99.66 percentile in CMAT can I get Pumba all India category?

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Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 13

a month ago

Yes you have very good chances. Also you can explore about some good colleges as backup- JBIMS
- NIA Pune
- GIM Goa
- KJ Somaiya
- DMS NIT / IIT
You can target top 30 b school who accept CMAT score. DMS of some good agriculture universities also accept CMAT score for MBA courses. Best wishes.

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I have 52 percentile in CMAT this year. Can I get admission in MNIT?

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pradeep kumar

Scholar-Level 18

a month ago

CMAT percentile between 80 percent to 85 percent can be safe for MNIT. So, your chances are very less.

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