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Common Management Admission Test

Admit card: 24 Mar 2022

Computer Based Test

Admit card: 24 Mar 2022

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: Result(Announced), Answer Key(Out), Counselling

Updated On - June 08 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CMAT 2021 Last date to apply was 01 March 2021. CMAT was previously conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the 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 Exam Status

Candidates can check the CMAT status from the below table:

CMAT statusOfficial notification is yet to be released by the authority

Latest Updates:

  • CMAT 2021 Result has been announced on 09 April 2021.
  • CMAT 2021 entrance exam answer key has been released on 03 April 2021. Challenge the answer key till 05 April 2021(05:00 PM).
  • NTA has announced the exam date, CMAT 2021 has held on 31 March 2021.
  • CMAT 2021 Hall Ticket has been released on 24 March 2021.
  • The last date to apply for the exam was 01 March 2021.
  • There is a new section added to the CMAT 2021 entrance exam.
  • NTA has released the notice of extension in the application form date on 12 February 2021.

CMAT 2021 Important Dates

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

Important EventsDates
Online Application Form Date23 December 2020
Last Date of Online Application Submission01 March 2021 (Extended)
Correction Window 01 and 02 February 2021
Releasing of Admit Card24 March 2021
Exam Date31 March 2021 
Answer Key03 April 2021
Result Date09 April 2021

Common Management Admission Test 2021 Public Notice Pdf.

CMAT 2021 Result

CMAT 2021 Result has declared by NTA. 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 a PDF that consists of 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 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

CMAT 2021 Application Form

Applicants are advised to go through the below-mentioned guidelines to not face any issue throughout filling and submitting the CMAT Application Form 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 2000/- Rs 1000/-
Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL)Rs 2000/-Rs 1000/-
SC/ ST/ PwDRs 1000/-Rs. 1000/-
TransgenderRs. 1000/-
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 Admit Card

CMAT 2021 Admit Card will be released by NTA. 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 should 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 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



Innovation & Entrepreneurship(optional)




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 Answer Key

NTA releases the 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 the CMAT answer key by paying Rs 1000 per question. The answer key is released 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 the answer key.

CMAT 2021 Score = 4 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (no. of wrong answers)

Candidates can download the previous year brochure from here

CMAT 2021 Information brochure Pdf 

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
Application Link
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 2021 Exam Date31 Mar 2021
Admit card24 Mar 2022
CMAT 2021 Form Date23 Dec - 01 Mar 2021
CMAT 2021 Result09 Apr 2021
Application Correction01 Feb, 02 Feb 2021

Common Management Admission Test 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:

23 Dec 2020

Form End Date:

01 Mar 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 01 Mar 2021
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