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CMAT 2018: All about Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Feb 9, 2018 16:31 IST
    CMAT 2018
    CMAT 2018

    Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to screen candidates for admission to MBA programmes. This test is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session. CMAT is considered a prestigious entrance test because it is the gateway to enter in AICTE – Approved Institutions / University Departments / Constituent Colleges / Affiliated Colleges.

    We will definitely go to the details of CMAT, but let us know some interesting facts about this management entrance test. This would help you in understanding some root knowledge about CMAT:

    1. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conduct CMAT every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

    2. Through CMAT score candidates can get the admission in 3500 + AICTE approved B-schools in India.

    3. First CMAT is conducted in 2012 and around 70000 candidates registered for this exam.

    4. From academic year 2017-18 onwards, the CMAT exam will be conducted only once a year.

    CMAT 2018 Exam analysis

    All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) successfully conducted the CMAT examination on 20th January 2018. Lakhs of MBA aspirants appeared for the MBA entrance exam that was held across India. The 3 hour long exam got over at 12.30pm and was conducted in a single session.

    Read more about the CMAT EXAM 2018 to get a thorough idea about the exam pattern and cut offs

    Eligibility Criteria for CMAT – 2018

    Eligibility criteria is a very crucial aspect before participating in any entrance exam because if we are not aware about eligibility then it may be very harmful to a candidate at any stage if he / she found ineligible. Eligibility is set by the conducting body All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to screen those candidates who can be admitted in the selection process.

    Click here to get detailed information on the CMAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

    CMAT 2018 Registration process:

    AICTE has extended the CMAT registration date to 25th December, 2017 from the earlier date 18th December. The CMAT Application and registration process is online and will take a few minute to complete.

    Read more about the CMAT Registration process, application procedure and payment of fees

    CMAT 2018 Syllabus: Section-wise

    Syllabus holds great relevance when we plan to give an entrance exam. Syllabus is the basis on which our aptitude is tested and hence, a complete and comprehensive knowledge of syllabus is essential for the aspirants. A minute change in the syllabus can lead to great differences in your overall percentile.

    Therefore, click here and go through the detailed syllabus format of CMAT exam 2018

    Structure and Pattern of CMAT – 2018

    Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an objective type exam and it is usually conducted one time in a year. There will be no descriptive type questions in the exam. CMAT will be online test of 3 hours duration. Exam paper will be consisted of 100 MCQ questions. MCQ format based questions will be asked from 4 sections:

    Click here, and understand the CMAT Exam pattern and structure in a detailed way

    Admit Card for Management Aptitude Test (CMAT)

    All provisionally registered candidates for Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from the official website of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) CMAT website link: http://aicte-cmat.in/College/Index_New.aspx in the beginning of January.

    Specific Admit Card is generated for the Computer Based Test. Admit Card contains Candidate’s Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him / her in the case of Computer Based Test.

    Know about the updated date for the download of CMAT 2018 Admit Card

    Trial Test before CMAT

    Before CMAT every year, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conduct a trial test. Structure of trial test is as follow:

    Duration of trial test will be 10 minute and trial test will be consisted of following questions;

    Special Relaxation to Physically Disabled (PD) Candidates

    As per the “Persons with Disability Act, 1995”, candidate appearing for CMAT in India 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 PWD candidates:

    a. Visually impaired

    b. Physically handicapped

    c. Hearing Impairment

    d. Dumb

    Test Centers

    Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) would be conducted across India in the following cities:

    Agartala, Ahmadabad, Ahmednagar, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore,  Davangere, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Durgapur, Gulbarga, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla, Srinagar, Surat, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam.

    Documents required to be carried to the Test Centre

    Candidates appearing for test in India will need to bring the following identification documents on the test day:

    a) Attested copy of Admit Card with recent passport size photo pasted on it.

    b) At least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. The name on your photo identification must match your name as entered in the CMAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification types are limited to Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if photo identification is not presented. SC / ST candidates are required to bring the valid caste certificate in Original and an Attested photocopy.

    Physically Disabled candidates are required to bring the valid Disability certificate in Original and an Attested photocopy. Attestation can be done by institute head also.

    Important Dates for CMAT – Jan 2018



    Registration (Online) 

    20th October 2017 to 25th December 2017

    Admit Card

    12th January 2018

    Exam date & Timings

    20th January (10:00AM)


    4th February (Tentative)

    Main Points of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

    Applicants need to consider following main points for CMAT Exam;

    (1) CMAT is conducted as online examination on some specific exam centers.

    (2) The question paper is consisted of 100 MCQ based questions from 4 sections.

    (3) Time duration for this exam will be 3 hours / 180 Minutes.

    (4) This entrance exam is conducted in one session in the second week of January 2017.

    (5) There will be negative marking for every wrong response.

    (6) Electronic devices will not be permitted at exam centers, during the examination. 

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