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CMAT 2018: Official notification Out, Check the important Dates here

Oct 12, 2017 09:30 IST
CMAT 2018
CMAT 2018

CMAT 2018: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released the official notification for CMAT exam. The exam is scheduled to take place on January 21, 2018 across the country. CMAT is a national level MBA entrance exam that grants admission to courses such as PGDM, MBA, PGCM and Executive PGDM.

As per the notification, the registration process for the CMAT exam is likely to commence from October 21, 2017. All the interested and eligible candidates shall apply for the exam from Oct. 21 onwards on the official website of CMAT.

Eligibility Criteria for CMAT 2018

As per the eligibility criteria provided on the official website of CMAT, an applicant shall fulfil the below mentioned requirement to be eligible for appearing in the exam:

  1. Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  2. He/she must hold a successful graduate degree in any discipline
  3. Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2017-18 can also apply for CMAT online exam.

CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

For the current attempt, CMAT has not introduced drastic changes in the exam pattern. The exam still retails its 4 sections to test the aptitude of aspirants. In addition, just like the previous years, this year also the exam will be conducted in the duration of 180 minutes (i.e. 3 hours).Here are the details of the CMAT Exam pattern for the aspirants:


No. of Questions

Marks allotted to each section

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Language Comprehension



Logical Reasoning



General Awareness



Negative Marking: Like all other MBA entrance, CMAT exam also invites negative marking for choosing an incorrect choice in the exam. For each wrong answer 1 mark of the candidate shall be deducted.

Type of Questions: CMAT exam will test the aptitude of the test-takers in the form of objective type questions.

Mode of Exam: CMAT is conducted in online mode i.e. it is a computer based test. CMAT is not conducted in offline mode.

Tips to Crack CMAT 2017 Exam in first attempt

CMAT 2018: Important Dates

Here is a glimpse of the important dates of CMAT 2018 exam. Keep a track of the dates as any negligence can lead to losing attempt. It should also be noted that like CAT Exam, CMAT is conducted only once a year. So here are the list of dates that you must mark on your planner:


Important Dates for CMAT 2018

Application form release

21st October 2017

Last date to submit online application

15th December 2017

Admit card available

3rd week of January 2018

Exam date

21st January 2018

Answer key release

1 or 2 weeks after the examination

Declaration of result

2nd week of February 2018

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