• Common Management Admission Test
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CMAT Overview

19 Apr 2022 13:11:44 PM

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the official notification for CMAT 2022 exam. Read on Know more about the important dates, eligibility, application process and admit card etc.

CMAT 2022:  The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the CMAT 2022 official Answer Key on the official website. Candidates who have appeared for the CMAT 2022 exams can visit the link provided to check the CMAT 2022 Question Paper and Answer Key Challenge link. The CMAT 2022 Answer Key and Answer Key challenge link is available on the official website - Candidates also download the CMAT 2022 Answer Key through the direct link available below.

CMAT 2022 Answer Key - Direct Link

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT): Important Highlights

Let us know some interesting facts about CMAT 2022 exam. It would help candidates in understanding some root knowledge about the MBA Entrance Test:

  1. The NTA has decreased the total number of CMAT examination centres from 153 to 124.

  2. NTA will conduct CMAT 2022 exam in a single shift last year the same was held in two different shifts. 

  3. In 2021, Innovation & Entrepreneurship were added as an additional section in the CMAT exam pattern and an additional 30 minutes was allotted for this section. As per the revised CMAT 2022 exam pattern, this section is now mandatory along with the other four sections.

  4. Candidates answering the new Innovation and Entrepreneurship section in CMAT 2022 will have to answer 20 questions for 80 marks in an additional 30 minutes. 

Eligibility Criteria for CMAT 2022

Eligibility criteria is a very crucial aspect before participating in any entrance exam because if we are not aware of eligibility then it may be very harmful to a candidate at any stage if they found ineligible. Eligibility is set by the new conducting body NTA to screen those candidates who can be admitted in the selection process. The basic requirement to be eligible to apply for the CMAT exam is that a candidate should be graduated in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution.

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

CMAT 2022: Important Dates

CMAT exam dates are one of the most important aspects for the aspirants. It is a timeline that will help them prepare a sound study plan for appearing in the CMAT exam. So here are all the important dates of CMAT 2022 exam:



CMAT Registration

16th February 2022

Last date to fill CMAT application form

17th March 2022

Last date to pay CMAT application fee

18th March 2022

CMAT application form correction window

19th to 21st March 2022

CMAT admit card



9th April 2022 (3 to 6 PM)

CMAT 2022 Registration Process

The registration process for the CMAT exam is online. The CMAT 2022 application form is available on the official website of CMAT-NTA. Candidates are required to fill out the online application form to appear for the exam. The application fee for CMAT Exam 2022 is Rs 2,000 for General/ OBC-NCL (Male)/ EWS and Rs 1,000 for reserved category/ female/ transgender candidates.

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

CMAT 2022 Syllabus: Section-wise

The syllabus holds great relevance when we plan to give an entrance exam. The syllabus is the basis on which aptitude is tested and hence, complete and comprehensive knowledge of the syllabus is essential for the aspirants. A minute change in the syllabus can lead to great differences in your overall percentile. CMAT Exam will carry questions from 5 sections.

For more information, click here and go through the detailed syllabus format of CMAT exam

CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an objective type exam and will be conducted in an online format for the duration of 3 hours or 180 minutes. There will be no descriptive-type questions in the exam. The exam paper will comprise of MCQ questions that will be asked in 5 sections.

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

CMAT 2022 Admit Card

The CMAT 2022 Admit Card has been released on the official website. Students who have applied for the CMAT 2022 exams can visit the official website of NTA to download the admit card for the entrance exam. To download the CMAT 2022 exams, students are required to visit the official website and enter the application number and date of birth in the admit card link provided. Candidates can also click on the direct link given here to download the CMAT 2022 Admit Card.

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

CMAT 2022 Mock Test

NTA suggests CMAT aspirants take the online trial test that will help aspirants get familiar with the exam pattern and navigate accordingly throughout the CMAT 2022. As of now the duration of the online trial test and the number of questions has not yet been announced. In the table given below, aspirants can go through the previous year trial test structure for reference.

Section No.


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks


Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation




Logical Reasoning




Language Comprehension




General Awareness







CMAT 2022 Test Centers

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) would be conducted across India in more than 150 cities across India. Some of them are mentioned as under: Agartala, Ahmadabad, Ahmednagar, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore,  Shimla, Srinagar, Surat, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, and Visakhapatnam.

To know if your city has made it to the list of CMAT test centers, click here. 

CMAT 2022 Exam analysis

The CMAT Exam Analysis will be updated once the exam is conducted. Post exam, expert analysis along with the student reaction will be provided for your reference. Apart from the CMAT 2022 exam analysis, we would also provide the list of CMAT expected cut-offs for the top institutes that accept CMAT Exam scores. 

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

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