CMAT 2021 Dates, Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Notification

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CMAT 2021 exam registration is expected to begin anytime soon. Read all about the CMAT exam including dates, fees, eligibility, pattern, syllabus, preparation, admit card, result and cut-off.

Common Management Admission Test or CMAT 2021 is likely to he held in the last week of January. Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), CMAT 2021 will be held at 245 exam centres in 104 cities across India. The exam will be conducted in online mode and the question paper will comprise four sections – Quantitative Techniques & Data, Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The NTA has delayed announcement of CMAT schedule due to multiple reasons including COVID-19 pandemic.

CMAT score is accepted by the over 1,000 B-schools for admission to MBA/PGDM courses. The exam tests the aspirants’ verbal, analytical and logical reasoning abilities. In this article, you will read all about CMAT 2021 exam dates, registrations, fees, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result and preparation.

CMAT exam is conducted in the last week of January, every year. CMAT 2020 was held on January 28. In 2021, it is expected to be held around the same time.

CMAT 2021 EventsCMAT 2021 Dates
CMAT 2021 registration process beginsAnytime soon
Registration process endsTo be announced
Admit card downloadTo be announced
CMAT 2021 examTo be announced
Answer key releaseTo be announced
CMAT 2021 result declarationTo be announced

CMAT Eligibility Criteria

Minimum qualification required to appear for CMAT exam is Graduation. Check CMAT eligibility criteria below.

  1. Graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized university.
  2. Final year Graduation students are also eligible to apply for the exam
  3. There is no minimum aggregate cut off to apply.
  4. There is no age limit to apply for CMAT

CMAT registration is an online process conducted for about a month on the official website of the NTA. Given below is the process of CMAT 2021 registration and filling up of application form.

Step 1: Register online with name, date of birth, city, mobile number and email ID

Step 2: Fill the CMAT application form with personal and academic details and choice of test city

Step 3: Upload scanned image and signature in prescribed dimension

Step 4: Pay CMAT registration fees via debit card, credit card, online banking or mobile wallets

CMAT registration fee is different for different category students. Check below, category-wise CMAT fees.

CategoryCMAT fee
General / EWS/OBC-NCL (Male)Rs 1,600
General / EWS/OBC-NCL (Female)Rs 1,000
SC, ST, PWD (Male)Rs 800
SC, ST, PWD (Female)Rs 700
TransgenderRs 700

CMAT is an online exam conducted for three hours. The question paper is divided into four sections with 25 questions each. For each right question, four marks are awarded and for each wrong answer, one mark is deducted. All questions are Multiple Choice Answer type. The four sections of CMAT pattern are:

CMAT syllabus is prescribed by the NTA and is in line with other MBA entrance exams. Given below are important topics covered under the CMAT syllabus.

SectionsImportant Topics
Quantitative Techniques & Data InterpretationGeometry, Algebra, trigonometry, Time-Speed-Distance, Allegation & Mixtures, Graph, Quadratic and Linear Equations, etc.
Logical ReasoningAnalytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, etc.
Language ComprehensionReading Comprehension, Grammar, English Usage Errors, Para-jumbles, etc.
General AwarenessEconomy, Business, World, Politics, Sports, Culture, Society

CMAT Preparation 2021

CMAT preparation requires a single-minded focus and dedicated effort. To make a CMAT exam preparation plan, the candidates must thoroughly know the exam pattern and syllabus. Given below are some of the most read CMAT preparation articles on CollegeKampus.

CMAT 2021 Admit Card

CMAT 2021 admit card can be downloaded from the official website from the scheduled date. CMAT admit cards will be available in online mode only and can be downloaded until the exam day. Given below are the steps to download CMAT 2021 admit card.

  1. Log on to the official website of NTA-CMAT
  2. Click on ‘download admit card’
  3. Enter application ID and password or date of birth
  4. Click on ‘admit card’ tab to download
  5. Save CMAT admit card on desktop or take a print out

CMAT 2021 Result

CMAT 2021 result will be announced in the first week of February. The scorecards will be available for download on the official website. Check the steps below to download CMAT result 2021.

  1. Log on to NTA-CMAT official website
  2. Click on ‘View CMAT 2020 scorecard‘ tab
  3. Enter your CMAT 2021 application number and password or date of birth
  4. Download CMAT scorecard and save it on your desktop

Along with CMAT result an all India merit list will be released, containing names of CMAT test takers and their sectional as well as overall scores. Before the result, NTA will release CMAT question paper and answer keys, for candidates to know how they fared in the exam.  

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CMAT cut offs are determined by participating colleges individually as per their selection criteria. Listed below are cut off percentiles of top colleges accepting CMAT score.

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

What after CMAT 2021 result?

After the CMAT 2021 result announcement, the test takers can seek admission to MBA college of their choice on the basis of their CMAT score. As mentioned above, there are over 1000 MBA colleges which accept CMAT score. The admission process for MBA course includes Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The candidates must check all the admission details before applying. Some of the aspects to check in an MBA college are listed below:

  1. Course curriculum and delivery
  2. UGC recognition
  3. Fees and financial aid
  4. Course duration and edagogy
  5. College infrastructure
  6. Internship and placements
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