Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) September (First Test) 2014-15

First test of CMAT 2014-15 is set to be conducted in September 2013 from 26 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. Find all the details here.

Common Management Admission Test was initiated by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body under Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to facilitate Management Institutions to select suitable students for admission in all AICTE approved management programs and to reduce the burden on students of attending to multiple examinations.

CMAT is conducted twice a year -- the first round is conducted in September and second in February. The scores are awarded and All India Merit List is prepared for both the examinations. Better of the two scores are used for admission.

The first round of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission for academic year 2014-15 will be
conducted in September 2103. The National level test will be conducted for five days from 26 to 30 September 2013 in two shifts at 62 cities / locations in India and five cities / locations in foreign countries.

From this year, the AICTE has decided to conduct CMAT in Foreign Countries also to facilitate eligible NRIs / PIOs and foreign nationals to appear in CMAT for seeking admission in Institutions in India following CMAT merit list for 2014-15.

Important dates:
Online Registration for CMAT 2014-2015 starts: 3 July 2013
Last Date for Online Registration for CMAT 2014-2015: 21 August 2013
Print out of Hall ticket for September 2013 CMAT begins: 12 September 2013
Examination dates in India: 26 September 2013 to 30 September 2013
September 2013 CMAT will be held outside India on: 29 September 2013 to 30 September 2013
Result of September 2013 CMAT to be declared on: 20 October 2013
Score Cards of September 2013 CMAT to be available for Print: from 20 October 2013 to 20 November 2013

Test Timings for September 2013 CMAT in India

Ist shift: 0930 hours - 1230 hours
IInd shift: 1430 hours - 1730 hours

Eligibility: Graduates in any discipline OR Final year graduation students awaiting results / whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for 2014 are eligible to apply.

For foreign nationals: Eligibility will be as per recognition and equivalence standards notified by Association of Indian Universities.

CMAT exam pattern: CMAT is a computer based online entrance test in which candidates are required to answer 100 multiple choice questions (4 marks each) divided into four sections – each section having 25 questions. The three hours entrance exam is of 400 marks (maximum). There is provision of Negative marking in the exam – one mark is deducted for each wrong answer.


No of questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25 questions

100 marks

Logical Reasoning

25 questions

100 marks

Language Comprehension

25 questions

100 marks

General Awareness

25 questions

100 marks

The exam will be held / conducted at various centers in 63 cities in India and in 5 cities in 5 foreign countries. For details click here (attach list of test centers for CMAT September 2013 entrance exam)

Test Fee: Non-refundable test has to be paid either through Net Banking / Credit / Debit Card or Online through the websites.
Candidates residing in India can also deposit the required fees in cash in any branch of State Bank of India through a fee payment challan generated online.

Amount of fees to be paid:



SC / ST / PD

For any test centre in India

Rs.1200 + applicable Bank charges

Rs.600 + applicable Bank charges

For any test centre in Foreign Countries

$125+ applicable Bank charges

How to Register: Interested eligible candidates can register online through AICTE website from 3 July 2013 till 21 August 2013.

Candidates will be required to choose 3 dates and 3 cities of India for online examination in the order of preference.
Allotment will be done on first come first serve basis and subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.

Admission Procedure: Detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the student through central counseling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure.

In case there is no central counseling, Scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved Institutes/University Departments.

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