CMAT 2021: Application Form, Eligibility, Rank Predictor

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CMAT 2021 is also known as the Common Management Admission Test 2021. This admission test 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. Over 1000 participating institutions will accept admission through CMAT score. Interested candidate can go through the following article for the latest updates of CMAT.

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.

CMAT 2021 Important Dates

The important dates of the CMAT exam are given below.

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CMAT 2021 Important Dates 
Name of Event Date (Tentative)
Online Application Form Release Date First week of November 2020
Deadline for Submission of Online Application Form Last week of November 2020
Last date to upload photograph, signature, and pay the application fee (Image Correction) Second week of December 2020
Choice of City Second week of December 2020
Admit Card Release Date Third week of December 2020
CMAT 2020 Exam Date Last week of January 2021
Release of Final Answer Key First week of February 2021
Declaration of Result First week of February 2021

Candidates can keep visiting this page for the latest updates as CMAT 2020.

CMAT 2021 Application Form

Given below are some general information about the application form of CMAT 2021. One must read it carefully to clear all doubts regarding it.

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  • CMAT Application Form date is in the first week of November 2020.
  • Application will be available through online mode on the official website.
  • Students will have to first register themselves by entering their valid email id, phone number, name and other details.
  • Applicants have to fill the form carefully because there no provision of the correction window.
  • Every candidate have to fill single application. Mutliple forms of a single candidate will be rejcted by the conducting body.
  • Fill valid and working information in the form.
  • Take the printout of the confirmation page of the fee payment.

Application Fee

The category wise CMAT application fee is given below.

CMAT Application Fee
Category Application Fee (in Rs.)
For Boys For Girls
General candidates 1600 1000
General – EWS/ OBC- NCL candidate 1000 1000
SC/ ST/ PWD 800 700
Transgender 700

Mode of Payment: Candidates have to pay fee through online mode by credit card, debit card or net banking.

How to fill the CMAT Application Form?

The procedure of filling the CMAT Application Form is given below.

  • Visit CMAT official website.
  • Click on “Fill Application”.
  • Then, before filling the application form, the candidates must read the instructions and register themselves.
  • Fill all the personal details.
  • Upload their recent photograph and signature in permissible format.
  • Check all the details carefully before submitting the application form.
  • Pay application fee.
  • Take a print of the application form and keep it safe for future reference.

CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The vital information regarding the CMAT Eligibility Criteria is given below.

  • Nationality: The candidates must be of Indian nationality to become eligible for this examination.
  • Qualification: The applicants must have a Graduation Degree in any stream from any recognized College / University.
  • 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 2021 Exam Pattern

Applicant must check the CMAT Exam Pattern before appearing for it, which is mentioned below.

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Total Number of Questions
100
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
100
Negative Marking
-1 Mark for Each Wrong Answer

CMAT Test Pattern

Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks 
Language Comprehension
25
100
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
25
100
Logical Reasoning
25
100
General Awareness
25
100
Total: (Sections-4)
100
400

CMAT 2021 Exam Date

Date of Test Shift Shift Timings
Last week of January 2021 First Shift 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Second Shift 02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.

For reference download NTA CMAT 2020 Information Brochure Here. 

CMAT 2021 Syllabus

The detailed information regarding the CMAT Syllabus is given below.

  • 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 2021 Preparation Tips

Students can check below CMAT Preparation Tips for good preparation of exam:

  • Go through the syllabus and pattern details recommended for CMAT.
  • Take mock test and analyze the exam preparation.
  • Solve previous year papers and sample papers for good practice.
  • Make a study routine and follow it regularly.
  • Make notes of important points and go through these notes regularly.
  • Revision is essential so students must revise the notes prepared by them on a regular basis.

Click here to know about CMAT Preparation Books.

CMAT 2021 Admit Card

The detailed information regarding CMAT Admit card 2021 is given below.

  • CMAT Admit Card date is in the fourth week of December 2020.
  • Admit card will be released through online mode on the official website.
  • Candidate has to download the hall ticket.
  • No candidate will receive the hall ticket through the post.
  • The students who will bring printed copy of admit card, one passport size photograph, one photo id proof and PWD certificate (if applicable) will be allowed entry in the exam hall.
  • The reporting time at the exam centre, exam centre/city, exam time, exam instructions and other details will be mentioned in the admit card.

How to Download CMAT Admit Card?

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

  • Firstly, visit the official website of CMAT.
  • Secondly, click on the “Existing User” tab.
  • Also, enter your email Id and password in required spaces.
  • Furthermore, look for the link to Download CMAT Admit Card 2021 there and click on it.
  • Finally, Download and take a printout of CMAT Admit Card 2021.

CMAT Test Cities

The CMAT exam conducted at around 84 cities in the last week of January 2020. The list of test cities is given on the official website.

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

CMAT Test Cities Map
CMAT Test Cities Map

CMAT 2021 Answer Key

The vital information regarding the CMAT Answer Key is given below.

  • CMAT Answer Key date is in February 2021.
  • NTA will released provisional and final answer key through online mode on the official website.
  • Through CMAT Answer key, it will be possible for the candidates to calculate probable score of the exam.
  • Also, candidates will be able to challenge the released provisional answer key.
  • For challenging the answer key, students will be required to pay processing fee (non-refundable) of Rs.1000 for per question. It can be paid through debit/credit card/ net banking method.

Click here for CMAT Rank Predictor.

How to check CMAT 2021 Answer Key?

The procedure of checking the answer key is given below.

  • Firstly, go to the official website of CMAT 2021.
  • 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 2021 Result

The detailed information regarding the CMAT Result is given below.

  • CMAT Result date is in the first week of February 2021.
  • The result will be released through online mode on the official website.
  • After the final answer key will be displayed NTA will release the CMAT result which will be compiled based on the key.
  • For the preparation of the result, the actual marks obtained by the candidate will be considered.
  • No scorecards will be dispatched to the candidates through offline mode.

How to check the CMAT 2021 Result?

The procedure to check the CMAT result is given below.

  • Visit the official website of CMAT. i.e. cmat.nta.nic.in
  • Then, Click on ‘View Result/Scorecard’.
  • After that applicant has to fill the Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin.
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidate can download their result.

CMAT 2021 Counselling

The complete information regarding the CMAT Counselling is given below.

  • CMAT Counselling will be conducted by the authority.
  • The qualified candidates will be required to participate in the selection procedure separately organized by the participating institutions.
  • The admission criteria will vary for various institutions.
  • Participating institutions will organize GD and PI round for the selection of the candidates.
  • After the GD and PI rounds, the qualified candidates will be finally selected for their document verification round.
  • Students must be ready with their complete documents/ certificates.

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 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:

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

NTA CMAT Official Website & Address:

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

CMAT Official Website: www.nta.ac.in and www.ntacmat.nic.in

CMAT Highlights

The overview of the CMAT 2021 is given below.

Name of Examination Common Management Admission Test
Commonly Known as CMAT 2021
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

Stay tuned with EntranceZone for more updates and information related to CMAT 2020.

FAQs of CMAT(NTA)

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.

In which mode will the CMAT application form be available?

CMAT 2021 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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