CMAT 2002 : Complete Overview Of The Exam


CMAT is commonly known as Common Management Admission Test is an online computer-based entrance examination conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).


It is a national-level admission test conducted with an aim to select the candidate for taking admission in all management programs approved by AICTE.


The first CMAT exam was conducted in 2014 and around 1.2 lakh candidates appeared for this examination.


Highlights of CMAT Exam

Features Details
Exam Name Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Section 4
Exam Format MCQs
Exam Mode Online
Exam Language English
Exam Fees Rs. 1600
Number of Question 100
Number of colleges accepting CMAT score 1000+ MBA Colleges
Number of Registration 1.2 Lakh
Official Website




Event Tentative Month
CMAT Notification November
CMAT Admit Card December
CMAT Exam January
CMAT Result February




CMAT Eligibility Criteria



  • Indian citizens can apply for NMAT


Age Limit:

  • There is no age limit to take CMAT Exam.


Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University or equivalent to appear for the CMAT Exam.
  • Appearing and result awaited candidates are also eligible to appear for the exam.


The number of attempts:


There is no fixed number of attempts for the exam.


Exam Pattern of CMAT Exam:

Feature Details
Exam Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Name of sections Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness
Number of Questions 100
Exam Format MCQs
Exam Duration 3 hours
Medium of Exam English
Marking Scheme Each answer carries 4 marks.

1 mark deducted for each incorrect answer


CMAT Exam Pattern : Section-wise

Sections Number of questions Total Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100


List of top colleges accepting CMAT scores:

  • Prin L.N. Welinkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  1. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai.
  2. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai.
  • Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi
  • Indus Business Academy, Bangalore
  • JIMS, Rohini-Jagan Institute of Management Institute
  • Taxila Business School, Jaipur
  • KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • AIMS Institutes, Bangalore
  • Christ University – Institute of Management

FAQs For CMAT Exam 2022


Question: What are the academic eligibility criteria for the exam?
Answer: Applicant should have done their graduation in any discipline.
Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2022.
Question: What are the eligibility criteria for Executive PGDM?
Answer: Candidate should have done their Graduation degree in any discipline along with five years of minimum experience.
Question: Is there any negative marking in CMAT?
Answer: Yes, a negative marking scheme is applicable. -1 mark shall be deducted for every wrong answer.
Question: Which book is best for CMAT 2022 Preparation?
Answer: The best books for CMAT are as follows.
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma.
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal.
Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal.
Quantitative Aptitude for the CMAT and other MBA Entrance Examination by Jaimin Shah.
Question: Can I use a calculator in the CMAT exam?
Answer: No, like every entrance exam calculators are prohibited in CMAT.


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