What after CMAT result 2021?

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CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted in the last week of January and the result will be announced by the first week of February. Know what to do after CMAT 2021 result.

Once the CMAT result is declared, the candidates start searching for the most suitable MBA college. There are over 1,200 MBA colleges in India accepting CMAT exam score. One can select a college based on their preference. Before selecting a CMAT college, do keep in mind course recognition, fees, infrastructure, location and placements. It is very important to assess these parameters for value for money on the MBA degree.

CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted in the last week of January and the result will be announced by the first week of February. Once the CMAT 2021 result is announced, start shortlisting MBA colleges for admission. Check the minimum cut offs required, application deadline and selection process.

We have listed some of the top MBA colleges in India accepting CMAT score for admission along with expected admission cut offs for 2021 batch.

MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT ScoreExpected CMAT Cut Off
JBIMS, Mumbai99.9+ percentile
Goa Institute of Management95-99 percentile
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management95-99 percentile
SIMSREE, Mumbai99+ percentile
Great Lakes Institute of Management95-99 percentile
IPE Hyderabad90-95 percentile
University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences95-99 percentile
Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai85 percentile
Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore80 percentile
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management85 percentile
IFIM, Bangalore85 percentile
IFMR, Chennai85 percentile
NIBM, Pune85 percentile
NL Dalmiya Institute of Management85 percentile
IMT, Hyderabad80 percentile
IMT, Nagpur80 percentile
XISS, Ranchi80 percentile
ITM, Navi Mumbai80 percentile
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida85 percentile

Admission to MBA programmes is based on Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) in almost all CMAT accepting colleges. So, once the CMAT 2021 exam is over, start preparing for GD/PI. Performing well in the GD/PI is essential for MBA admission. Final selection for admission is based mainly on GD/PI performance.

In GDs for MBA admission, candidates are grouped together in batches. Each batch usually has 8-10 students. A current affairs topic from business, politics or society is given to each batch to discuss. The total duration of a GD is 20 minutes in which every participant is given a minute to speak for or against the topic. Thereafter the floor is thrown open for discussion.

To prepare for GD, students must work on public speaking. However, the main task for GD preparation is to read and be up to date with current affairs. They need to make clear and logical points in a short span of time to make an impression. In GD, students communication ability and leadership skills are evaluated.

Personal Interview or PI is a more personal interaction between the institute authorities and the student. In PI, students are mostly asked about their academic background and interests. Interviewers tend to often ask questions related to the student’s area of study or work. Common questions asked are, “Why MBA?” and “Why did you select this institute for admission?” Give simple and straight-forward answer explaining you career path. Research about the institute to elaborate on why you chose the institute.

The key to a successful personal interview, is being courteous, polite and having clarity of thoughts. Don’t get nervous, treat it as a general interaction with teachers.

In case, your performance is not up to the mark in CMAT 2021 and you don’t get the college you want. Go for other MBA entrance exams such as MAT and ATMA or state level exams such as MAH-CETTSICETTANCETKarnataka PGCETUPSEE, etc.

MAT and ATMA are conducted multiple times in a year (May, September, December and February), so you can take them after CMAT 2021 result. The state-level exams are conducted between March and June so you will have ample time to decide.

If you can afford to drop a year, then you can also appear for CATXATSNAP or NMAT in the winter-cycle. In fact, you can also attempt CMAT once again. If you drop a year, you will get more time for preparation to improve your performance.

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