CMAT 2020: Common Management Admission Test (NTA)


CMAT 2020 Exam will be conducted on 28 January 2020(09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the national level exam. This exam is organized by the National Test Agency (NTA). CMAT was previously conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). CMAT score will be accepted by all AICTE-Approved departments.

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Until 2019, CMAT was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year. Now as per the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India the Test will be conducted by the National Testing Agency. Read about Management Exam (CMAT) conducted by NTA Here.

Latest Update of CMAT 2020:

  • The exam will be conducted on 28 January 2020.
  • The admit card has been released on 24 December 2019.

What is the CMAT ID?


The CMAT ID is an identification number issued to candidates for all the document related queries. The CMAT ID is important as students can log in and view all the important documents on CMAT official Website. The things will change from 2020 exam as now National Testing Agency is going to conduct the CMAT Test.

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This year, approx 60,000 applicants appeared for CMAT examinations.

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CMAT 2020 Important Dates

The important dates of the CMAT exam are given below.

CMAT 2020 Important Dates 
Name of Event Date (Announced)
Online Application Form Release Date 01 November 2019
Deadline for Submission of Online Application Form 30 November 2019 (Extended)
Last date to upload photograph, signature, and pay the application fee (Image Correction) 11 December 2019
Choice of City 12 December 2019
Admit Card Release Date 24 December 2019
CMAT 2020 Exam Date 28 January 2020
Release of Answer Key February 2020
Declaration of Result 07 February 2020

These are the confirmed dates notifies by the NTA.

CMAT 2020 Admit Card

The detailed information regarding CMAT Admit card 2020 is given below.

  • Common Management Admission Test 2020 Admit Card has been released the National Testing Agency on 24 December 2019.
  • The admit card has been released on the official website.
  • Candidate has to download the hall ticket. No candidate will receive the hall ticket through the post.
GPAT 2020 Admit Card
GPAT 2020 Admit Card

How to Download CMAT Admit Card?

The steps to download the Hall Ticket of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2020) is given below:

  1. Firstly, visit the official website of CMAT.
  2. Secondly, click on the “Existing User” tab.
  3. Also, enter your email Id and password in required spaces.
  4. Furthermore, look for the link to Download CMAT Admit Card 2020 there and click on it.
  5. Finally, Download and take a printout of CMAT Admit Card 2020.

Click here to download the CMAT 2020 Admit Card.

CMAT 2020 Application Form

Given below are some general information about the application form of CMAT 2020. One must read it carefully to clear all doubts regarding it.

  1. Firstly, the application form for Common Management Admission Test 2020 is available through online mode only on the official website.
  2. Also, the registration for CMAT has been started from 01 November 2019.
  3. Then, before filling the application form, the candidates must read the instructions and register themselves.
  4. Further, the applicants can pay the application form fee through online mode or offline mode.
  5. After paying the application form fee, the candidates can fill the remaining details.
  6. The applicants also need to upload their recent photograph and signature in permissible format.
  7. The aspirants must check all the details carefully before submitting the application form.
  8. Finally, the applicants should take a print of the application form and keep it safe for future reference.
Extension of Application Date Notice
Extension of Application Date Notice

Common Management Admission Test 2020 Fees:

Application Fee: The applicant can check application fee for the exam. Also, the payment methods are given below. Doubts regarding the same can be easily cleared after reading them properly.

  • The applicants need to pay the application form fee of Rs. 1,400 /- (for Unreserved and Other Backward Classes) and Rs. 700/- (for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Persons With Disability).
  • The candidates can pay the fee online through Internet Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card.
  • The aspirants can also pay the fee offline through Challan payment at any nearest branch of State Bank of India.

CMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

These criteria given below are the minimum requirement for every candidate, which they should be able to fulfil to sit for the exam.

  1. Nationality: The candidates must be of Indian nationality to become eligible for this examination.
  2. Qualification: The applicants must have a Graduation Degree in any stream from any recognized College / University.
  3. Appearing Candidates: The students appearing in the Final Year of Graduation who will get their result before the commencement of admission are eligible for application.

CMAT 2020 Syllabus

CMAT 2020 Sectional Composition: There are four Sections of CMAT 2020 are given below.

There will be four sections in the test. The sections are:

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension and
  • General Awareness

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation:

Tabulation Partnership Geometry
Pipes and Cisterns Simple Interest and Compound Interest Time-Speed-Distance
Probability Allegation & Mixtures Profit and Loss
Permutations & Combinations Percentages Work and Time
In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Mensuration
Algebra Graph Number System
Ratio and Proportion Line Pie Chart, Bar Chart

Logical Reasoning:

Analytical Reasoning Analogy Test Direction and Distance Test
Linear Arrangements Blood Relationship Tests Ranking Tests
Statements and Arguments Coding and Decoding Statements Assumptions
Sequencing Inferences Statements and Conclusion
Matrix Arrangements Non-Verbal Reasoning Symbol Based Problems
Number Series Cause and Effects

General Awareness:

Literature Trade Awareness Geography
Indian Constitution Politics History
Current Affairs of National and International Economy Economics Culture
Personalities in News Sports News Science in the Everyday Life

English Language:

Reading Comprehension English Usage Errors Synonyms
English Grammar Paragraph Completion Antonyms
Jumbled Para One-word Substitution Sentence Improvement
Sentence Correction Idioms Phrases

CMAT Exam Pattern

Applicant must check the exam pattern of CMAT before appearing for it, which is mentioned below:

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern
CMAT 2020 Test Components
Key Details
CMAT Conducting body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total Number of Questions
Exam Duration
3 Hours (9.30 AM to 12.30 PM)
Type of Questions
Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
Mode of Exam
Online Computer Based Test
Scoring Pattern
+4 Mark for each correct answer
Total Maximum Marks
Negative Marking
-1 Mark for Each Wrong Answer

Is there negative marking in CMAT?

Yes there is a Negative marking “-1 Mark for Each Wrong Answer”

CMAT Test Pattern

CMAT 2020 Test Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
General Awareness
Total: (Sections-4)

Common Management Admission Test 2020 (CMAT 2020) Exam Date

Date of Test Shift Shift Timings
24 January 2020 First Shift 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Second Shift 02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.

CMAT 2020 Answer Key

Vital information regarding CMAT answer key 2020 is given below.

  • NTA will announce the official answer key for CMAT 2020 in February 2020.
  • Applicants can check official CMAT 2020 answer key with the answers marked by them in the exam.
  • Applicants will now raise objections in the CMAT Answer Key if there are any errors. Aspirants can now challenge this by paying Rs 1000/- per question.

How to check CMAT 2020 Answer Key?

  • Firstly, go to the official website of CMAT 2020.
  • Secondly, applicants need to log in the portal using email-id and password.
  • Now, click on the tab “CMAT Download Question Paper”.
  • Applicants need to download the question and answer key which is available in PDF format.
  • Finally, aspirants can now compare their answers with the answer key’s answer.
  • Also, it is advised for candidates to save the answer key for future use.

CMAT 2020 Result

The steps to check the result for CMAT 2020 exam is given below:

  1. Firstly, search for CMAT official Website i.e.
  2. Secondly, now Click on the Result button.
  3. Furthermore, enter the Registered Email ID and Password.
  4. Finally, Result will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Also, download it and Take the printout of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2020) result for future reference.

Download NTA CMAT 2020 Information Brochure Here.

CMAT Highlights

The overview of the CMAT 2020 is given below

Name of Examination Common Management Admission Test
Commonly Known as CMAT 2020
Conducting Body  AICTE, National Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination level National Level & Accepted by all AICTE affiliated colleges.
Purpose of Exam To get admission in Management Post-Graduate courses i.e. MBA, PGCM, PGDM, Executive PGDM, etc.
Mode of Examination Online mode(CBT)
States that accept CMAT scores All States and union territories of India

Which colleges accept CMAT score?

As per the CMAT official website, All AICTE approved Institutes / Departments / Constituent Colleges / Affiliated Colleges of Universities are expected to accept CMAT scores.

CMAT Score:

  • The CMAT result will be compiled based on the final answer keys. No grievance about answer key(s) after the declaration of result of CMAT-2020 will be entertained.
  • The raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered further for computation of the result of CMAT-2020.
  • No scorecard will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their scorecards from the website: only.
  • There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/re-checking of the Score.
  • No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an examination conducting body and will provide the CMAT Score 2020.
  • The NTA does not collect the information regarding the total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions.

CMAT Admission Procedure

CMAT 2020 Admission procedure comprises of Personal Interview and Group Discussion or Written Ability Test. The Final List of Candidates is declared by the colleges based on their scores. Appearing candidates will proceed to the counselling process. Candidates need to register themselves on the official website to take part in the counselling process

Candidates have to follow the mentioned below steps:

  1. First of all, candidates have to complete the online registration process for counselling.
  2. After registration, candidates have to select the college and lock their seats.
  3. After that, candidates are required to bring all the required documents at the time of counselling.
  4.  College authorities will verify the documents and allocate the seats to the candidates.
  5. Candidates are advised to report at the college campus in reporting time.

What is the difference between MAT and CMAT?

Firstly, both the exams are the entrance test for Management Courses in India. The MAT – Management Aptitude Test is conducted by All India Management Association. And CMAT – Common Management Admission Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) Infographic:

cmat 2019

Top Colleges Under CMAT

  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • Alliance School of Business, Bangalore.
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  • Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida
  • GITAM School of International Business
  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, (BIMTECH) Greater Noida
  • Christ University, Bangalore.
  • Doon Business School, Dehradun
  • GIBS Business School, Bangalore.
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam
  • International Institute of Business Studies (IIBS), Bangalore

CMAT Test Cities

The CMAT exam conducted at around 84 cities on 28 January 2020. The list of test cities is given on the official website, whereas

CMAT is conducted all over India and widely spread across major Indian cities.

CMAT Test Cities Map
CMAT Test Cities Map

NTA CMAT Official Website & Address:

Address: Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)

CMAT Official Website: and

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Is CMAT going to be conducted ONLINE twice a year?

No. From academic year 2018-19 onwards, the CMAT exam will be conducted only once a year on in January. The CMAT-2020 will be conducted on 28 January 2020.

In which mode will the CMAT application form be available?

CMAT 2020 application form is available in online mode.

How will the participating institute admit candidates on the basis of CMAT 2020?

The participating institutes of CMAT 2020 will release their respective cutoff. If the candidate meets the cutoff, they will be called by the institute for the next round of selection which is group discussion and personal interview.

How CMAT is different from other entrance exams?

Regardless of being a Computer-based test, CMAT is not an online exam. It is a digital or Computer primarily Based Test (CBT); not an Internet-Based Test (IBT). A candidate won’t take the exam on an online website. Rather than reading the questions in a paper booklet and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate will read the questions on a computer portal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.



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