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Common Management Admission Test 2021

Form Date: 01 Nov - 28 Nov 2020

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 01 Nov - 28 Nov 2020

CMAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,600
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Courses:MBA
  • Streams:Management

CMAT 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Admit Card

Updated On - September 08 2020 by Akriti Maurya

CMAT 2021 also known as Common Management Aptitude Test 2021 is a National level entrance examination for entry into management programmes. It 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 Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. Candidates interested in appearing for the CMAT must go through this article as it will give them an idea of CMAT 2021 Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card etc.

CMAT 2021 Important Dates

The candidates can check a few vital dates for CMAT 2021 belowin the given table:

Important EventsDates (Tentative)
Online Application Form DateFirst Week of November 2020
Last Date of Online Application SubmissionLast Week of November 2020
Releasing of Admit CardLast Week of December 2020
Exam DateLast Week of January 2021
Answer KeyFirst Week of February 2021
Result DateFirst Week of February 2021

CMAT 2021 Application Form

CMAT Online Application Form 2021 is expected to be available by the First Week of November 2020 on the official website of NTA. Applicants are advised to go through the below-mentioned guidelines to not face any issue throughout filling and submitting the application form for CMAT 2021:
  • There is no other way to submit or fill-up the Common Management Aptitude Test Application Form apart from Online mode.
  • The photograph and signature uploaded during the time of applying for CMAT Examination are used for the admission process.
  • Fill in the details in the application form correctly and upload correct and valid documents.
  • Candidate must ensure the successful submission of their application in the portal failing to which their candidature can be cancelled automatically.
  • Keep scanned images ready of the required documents so you can directly upload otherwise session timeout will redirect you to the beginning of the application form.
  • Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes are to be paid by the candidate (as applicable).

Following steps would be there when you fill-up the application form:

  • Registration of the Individual candidate
  • Application form filling
  • Uploading the required Documents
  • Application Fee Payment
  • Confirmation of Application

CMAT 2021 Application Fee

Candidates must check the mentioned below category/gender wise CMAT Application Fees 2021 which can be paid either by Online or Offline mode:

CMAT Entrance Exam Online Application Fees 2021
CategoryRegistration Fees for Male Registration Fees for Female 
GeneralRs 1600/- Rs 1000/-
Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL)Rs 1600/-Rs 1000/-
SC/ ST/ PwDRs 800/-Rs. 700/-
TransgenderRs. 700/-
Mode of payment: Candidates can submit the application fees in Online as well as Offline mode given below:
  • Online mode: To avail online payment, applicants can pay via Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card/e-wallets
  • Offline mode: Payment can be done by Cash at SBI MOPS.

CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the CMAT 2021 Eligibility before start filling the application form. Check all the essential points related to eligibility mentioned below:
  • Nationality: The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • Age limit: There is no age bar announced for applicants who wish to appear in the exam.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates having a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institute are eligible to apply.
  • Appearing: Those who are appearing in the final semester of the qualifying examination can also apply but they must qualify the exam and satisfy other admission criteria at the time of Admission.
NOTE: Applicants whose eligibility criteria are not met and still has applied for the examination will not be offered admission even if they score well in the CMAT examination. Go through the above-mentioned admission criteria thoroughly to set a smooth journey.

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates should check the CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 which is mentioned below so that they have an idea about the exam paper structure:
CMAT Entrance Exam Paper Pattern 2021
Mode of Examination

Online (Computer Based Test)

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (3 hours)

No. of Questions asked


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Question (Objective)

Marking Scheme
+(4) for Correct and -(1) for Incorrect
Medium of examination


Total Marks




 Below mentioned is the section-wise division of examination and the total number of marks each section carries:
Number of Questions
Total Marks

Data Interpretation and Quantitative techniques



Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension



Logical Reasoning



General Awareness




CMAT 2021 Syllabus

Candidates can check the CMAT 2021 Syllabus mentioned below section-wise, to score well in the Common Management Aptitude Test 2021 examination, go through the syllabus properly:
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques:
  • Assumptions
  • Binary Logic
  • Blood Relations
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Data Arrangement
  • Data Structures
  • Direction Sense
  • Family Tree
  • Proposition
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Series
  • Sets
  • Statements
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Contextual usage
  • Different usage of the same word
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • One word substitution
  • Para Completion and inference
  • Para jumbles
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Syllogisms
  • Verbal Logic
  • Verbal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning:
  • Bars
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Line Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tables
General Awareness:
  • India and the world
  • Current Affairs
  • Awards
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Science

CMAT 2021 Preparation Tips

CMAT Preparation Tips are mentioned below for all the candidates who will be appearing for CMAT Examination and are looking for guidance on how to go on preparing for the exam:

  • Candidates must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Make notes of everything that while studying a topic as it is easier to refer to notes than going through all over again.
  • Ample amount of sleep is a must as grasping new things and the ability to think faster and to focus will also get worse if sleep and rest are not enough.
  • Give time for recreation which is an important part as it helps to release stress from time to time.
  • Solving questions will give an idea of the exam pattern.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to your speed, accuracy, and refinement in answering questions.

CMAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the CMAT 2021 Admit Card in the Last Week of December 2020 on the official website. Candidates are requested to download and print their Hall Ticket as it is an important document to be carried to the examination centre.

Below mentioned guidelines can be followed by the candidates to avoid any type of issue at the examination centre:

  • If candidates are found without Admit Card in the examination hall, there are chances that the authorities might not allow them to appear for the examination and this would be solely the responsibility of the candidate and not of the invigilator or exam conducting committee.
  • If there is any discrepancy found in the Admission Ticket particulars, the candidate must immediately get in touch with the Official Authority and get it rectified with time in hand.
  • Information like- Name, DOB, Name of Centre, Place, Category etc, will be mentioned in the admit card.

CMAT 2021 Answer Key

NTA releases CMAT Answer Key in the online mode at The candidates can download CMAT 2021 Answer Key by entering the application number and password. NTA releases the provisional answer key and then, the final answer key. Candidates can challenge CMAT answer key by paying Rs 1000 per question. The answer key is releases along with the question paper on the official website only. After considering the errors, NTA releases the final answer key. The candidates can calculate their estimated score with the help of answer key.

CMAT 2020 Score = 4 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (no. of wrong answers)

CMAT 2021 Result

Candidates can check their CMAT result 2021 on the official website in the First Week of February 2021. Given below are some information regarding the CMAT result:
  • NTA announce the result on their website only
  • Candidates need to download the result which is in the form of PDF which consists the information of the qualifying candidates.
  • Candidates should obtain the minimum prescribed marks for admission.

CMAT 2021 Counselling

NTA conducts the CMAT 2021 counselling process after the announcement of the result through online mode.
  • The candidates who meet the cutoff criterion are shortlisted for the counselling.
  • As per the exam, all necessary documents including academic certificates, identity proof, work experience certificate (if applicable), etc. will be verified.
  • After that, candidates can take admission for the course allotted to them by paying the course fee.

Documents Required at CMAT Counseling

Following are the documents that should be brought by the candidates for the Common Management Aptitude Test counselling:

  • Admit Card
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Scorecard
  • Academic Certificates

CMAT 2021 Exam Centres 

The candidates can select any four cities of their choice from the list of CMAT 2021 test centres. However, due to administrative reasons, the city of preference can be changed and a different centre may be allocated. The test centres given below are according to the previous year's examination:

CMAT Test 2021 Centres
The above information is provided based on the previous year's information brochure.

CMAT 2021 Highlights

Candidates should go through the given below table of CMAT entrance exam basic information:

Exam Name

CMAT 2021 or Common Management Aptitude Test 

Conducting Body

National Test Agency (NTA)


National Level


Postgraduate Courses in Management

CMAT Official website
Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Postgraduate Management Courses across India 

National Test Agency

National Test Agency is a government agency that has been established in 2017 to conduct entrance exam for higher education institute. It has been approved by the Union Council of Minister. Vineet Joshi is appointed as the first director-general of the agency. NTA office is in Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. NTA conducts the Various exam to offer admission in engineering, medical, pharmacy, management, Delhi University and college or university teaching and fellowship.


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CMAT Important Dates

CMAT 2020 Form Date01 Nov - 28 Nov 2020
CMAT 2020 Exam Date28 Jan 2020

Common Management Admission Test 2021 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

1Local Reasoning254100
2General Awareness 254100
3Verbal Ability254100
4Data Interpretation254100

Instructions:There are 2 more subjects First, Language Comprehension and Second, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation. The Exm will be held in 2 Slots.

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

01 Nov 2020

Form End Date:

28 Nov 2020

The forms will open on 01 Nov 2020



Examination Date (Online):

28 Jan 2020

Application Fees:

₹ 1,600

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