Important Dates for CMAT 2019

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 07-Jan-2019 01-Nov-2018 Application Coming Up
Examination Date 28-Jan-2019 N/A
Result Date 10-Feb-2019 N/A

CMAT Exam 2018 Hall Ticket, Dates, Syllabus, Format

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance exam organizeed by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). CMAT 2018 is scheduled for January 20. All AICTE-Approved Institutions accept CMAT Score for post-graduate management courses.

CMAT 2018 Notification- All You Obligatory to Know!

  • CMAT 2018 Registration closed on December 25. More than 50,000 aspirants are expected to have applied.
  • There is no official CMAT Cutoff that is announced. However, experts generally declare an institute-wise cutoff list. As per the Expected CMAT, 2018 Cut off, a score of 235-240 can get you a call from GIM, while a score of 275-280 could get a call from KJSOM.
  • AICTE will announce CMAT Hall Ticket on January 5 at its official website.
  • CMAT 2018 is an online exam. It will have 100 objective questions from 4 sections. Check CMAT Syllabus
  • From 2016 onwards, CMAT is being organizeed on one day, in one session only.

Highlights of CMAT 2018

CMAT Exam 2018 Highlights
CMAT Full FormCommon Management Admission Test
Organizing AuthorityAll India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Exam LevelNational
Durationicity Once a year
CMAT Official
Method of ApplicationOnline 
Method of ExamOffline
Type and Number of Questions100 Objective Questions
Validity of CMAT Score1 year
CMAT Score Accepting CollegesAround 794
CMAT Helpdesk

[email protected] | 022-66258304 

Exam Dates for CMAT 2018

As per the official notification of CMAT 2018, given below are the important dates for your reference:

EventDateReference Links
CMAT 2018 Official NotificationOctober 11, 2017AICTE will organize CMAT on Jan 20
CMAT 2018 Registration DateOctober 20- December 25, 2017Last Date to apply is December 25
CMAT 2018 Hall Ticket DateJanuary 5, 2018Download CMAT hall ticket from
CMAT 2018 Exam DateJanuary 20, 2018Around 60,000 aspirants will take CMAT Exam 2018
CMAT 2018 Result DateFebruary 2018CMAT Result 2018 to be released in February

Eligibility for Common Management Admission Test 2018

  • Academic Qualification- Graduation with an at least study of 3-years period. Final year students can also apply.
  • Citizenship- Participant must have an Indian citizenship.
  • Age Limit- There is no age restriction.

Read detailed  CMAT 2018 Eligibility 

Registration for Common Management Admission Test 2018 

CMAT 2018 Registration concluded on December 25. The procedure to apply was clearly online. The steps to fill CMAT Application Form are given below:

  1. Visit the official website of CMAT.
  2. Create an account with a valid email address.
  3. Offer contact Information, individual, educational and work experience, the list of programs to send scores, and the ID that you will use at the test centre.
  4. Enter your name and date of birth exactly as indicated on the primary and secondary ID.
  5. The photograph must have a resemblance to the aspirant and to the photograph on the primary ID. This photograph is comprised of the hall ticket.
  6. Pay the registration fee through debit/credit card/ e-challan as given below:
CategoryApplication Fee (in INR)
General/OBC aspirants1400 
SC/St/Physically Disabled Aspirants700 

Read clear details of  CMAT Registration

Hall Ticket for Common Management Admission Test 2018

It is expected that the hall ticket for CMAT 2018 will announce on January 5. CMAT Hall Ticket is a compulsory document for appearing in the test. It contains details such as the aspirant’s name, date of birth, exam centre, photograph etc. In case of any discrepancy in CMAT Hall Ticket, contact CMAT helpdesk (022-66258304) immediately.

How to Download CMAT Admit Card 2018?

  1. Go to the official website of CMAT i.e.
  2. Click on the link to download CMAT Hall Ticket.
  3. Login via your ID and Password offered at the time of registration.
  4. The hall ticket for CMAT 2018 will appear on the screen. 
  5. Print and premature a hard copy for further use.

CMAT 2018 Exam Centers

CMAT is organizeed around several states of India. The test cities will be issued on the basis of availability of slots. Aspirants have to choose 3 test cities during CMAT 2018 Registration. Given below are the exam cities for CMAT 2018:

Test Cities
AhmednagarChandigarhGuwahatiKolhapurNavi MumbaiTrivandrum

Exam Format for CMAT 2018 

CMAT 2018 is scheduled for January 20 in the online method. The exam will be organizeed on a single day, in a single session. A extensive knowledge of CMAT 2018 Exam Format is very important to plan your preparation plan. Quick highlights of the paper format are given below:

Highlights of CMAT Exam Format
Method of examOnline or Computer-Based (CBT)
Type of questionsObjective or MCQ 
Number of sections4 (Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English and General Awareness)
Period of exam180 minutes 
Number of questions100; each section will have 25 questions
Total marks400 marks 
CMAT marking scheme

+4 for each accurate response 

-1 for each wrong response

Syllabus of CMAT 2018 

There is no official syllabus for CMAT. However, based on the earlier year papers, the most important topics for each section (Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness) are given below:

SectionCMAT Syllabus
Language SkillsLanguage usage and their rules, Para jumble, Syntax and accurate grammar, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Idioms, Reading comprehension, Anonyms, and Synonyms
Quantitative SkillsData interpretation, problem-solving, data sufficiency, arithmetic, geometry, modern mathematics, algebra and number systems
Logical ReasoningFamily tree, arrangement, numeric grid, coding and series
General AwarenessIndividualities, Books and authors, History, Politics, Economics, Business, Sports, Social Developments, Entertainment, Present Affairs of National and International Economy, Individualities in News

Download clear  CMAT 2018 syllabus

CMAT Preparation Books 2018

There are many books available in markets that can lend you a helping hand. But, to gain a good percentile, you obligatory to make a safe choice. Thus, for CMAT Preparation, go via the enlisted books which use simple yet effective language, so that all your fundamentals are completed.

  1. Mission MBA guide by B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal by Arihant
  2. MAT entrance exam with exercise CD by GKP
  3. The Pearson MAT super course with CD by Pearson
  4. Study package for MAT by Arun Sharma
  5. 10 challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MAT by Dharmendra Mittal
  6. MAT score accelerator by Disha publications
  7. MAT solved papers by Disha experts
  8. Barron’s guide for MAT by Eugene D. Jaffe
  9. MAT Entrance guide by Deepak Aggarwal

Sample Papers for Common Management Admission Test 2018

Other than the books, practising sample papers is also of great importance. They cater as an excellent aid in understanding the paper format and most frequently occurring topics. Aspirants can predict the expected questions as well.

To help you measure your preparation level and carve out your strong and weak areas, you can download the section-wise CMAT Sample Papers from the below link:

Results of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2018 

AICTE is expected to announce CMAT 2018 Result on February 14. Aspirants can download their score card from They can use their Log-in ID and Password to reach the same.

CMAT scorecard contains information about the total and sectional scores of the aspirant. Along with the results, the examination board also announces CMAT 2018 Merit list which comprises the All India Rank of the aspirants and their scores. It contains names of the aspirants shortlisted for further selection rounds.

The CMAT 2018 Results will be released in the form of percentile. The procedure for computing percentile score is mentioned below-

Percentile in CMAT 2018 (P) = ((N-Aspirant’s rank)/N) * 100
Where P is Percentile and N is Number of Aspirants

Cut Off for CMAT 2018 

CMAT 2018 Cut off will be announced course-wise and category-wise for each college. Aspirants who complete CMAT cut off and fulfil other eligibility criteria will be provideed admissions in different courses. All CMAT Participating Colleges will be declaring their personal cutoff based on the merit list announced by AICTE.

Once the aspirants download their CMAT 2018 scorecard and the merit list is published, they can start applying for admission to personals and participate in the selection process of that particular institute. They are applicable to attend the selection procedure only if their score is higher than the CMAT 2018 Cut offset by the institutes.

Selection Procedure for CMAT 2018 

CMAT Selection Procedure includes Group discussion (GD) and then Individual Interview or Written Ability Test (WAT). Each college holds its personal selection rounds. 

In GD, the aspirants are segregated into groups of 10 or so and they will be given any significant topic to discuss for 5 to 10 minutes. There are different criteria on the basis of which the aspirants will receive points such as -

  • Initiation Skill
  • Encouragement Skills
  • Closure Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Managerial Skills

Individual Interview is usually the final round of selection. Aspirants usually have to appear before a panel of experts/faculty members who try to assess the aspirant on the basis of their academic background, hobbies, interests, work experience, etc.

The final list of selected aspirants is declared by the institutes on the basis of the scores in CMAT 2018, GD and Individual Interview or WAT.

Read clear  CMAT 2018 Selection Procedure

Common Management Admission Test 2018 FAQs

Q.How many times will CMAT be held now?
A. There will be 25 questions in each section of the CMAT exam.
Q. No, you will have to take the test on an assigned computer at the exam centre.
Q. What to do?
A. From 2016-17 onwards, the CMAT exam is being organizeed only once a year. Yes, this option is available while you appear for the online exam. This will make you familiarize with the functionality of the actual computer-based test.

Q. How many questions will be there in each section of CMAT?
A. In 2018 also, it will be organizeed only once, on January 20, 2018.
Q. Can I attend the online CMAT test from any computer?
A. However, in the conventional paper-based examination, you obligatory to read a paper booklet and use a pencil/pen to darken the ovals on an OMR response sheet.
Q. Will I be able to move back and forth between the four sections of the CMAT exam?
A. CMAT has made available a set of trial or mock tests on the website ( I have never attended an online test before. What is the difference between CMAT computer-based examination and the conventional paper-based examination?

A. In the computer-based examination, you will need to read the question on a computer screen and click the accurate response via the computer mouse and keyboard.

Q. What will be the scoring format and negative marking rule in the CMAT exam?

A. For each accurate response, you will be honoured 4 marks. For each inaccurate response, 1 mark will be deducted.

Q. However, the eligibility criteria for various PG Management Programme in AICTE affiliated institutions, Is as follows:  Following are the courses provideed:
You will be applicable for PGDM, MBA and similar, PGCM and Executive PGDM programmes. What is the eligibility of each of those?

A. Eligibility criteria for admission to these programmes will be as per criteria laid down by personal University / Institution. What are the programmes provideed via CMAT?



2 years

Recognised bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years with minimum 50% marks (45% for the aspirants belonging to a reserved category).


1 to 2 years

Recognised bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years.


15 months

  • At least 5 years relevant managerial/supervisory work experience.
  • Recognised bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years with minimum 50% marks (45% for the aspirants belonging to a reserved category).

Q. What details are offered on the CMAT 2018 hall ticket?
A. Apart from the CMAT 2018 hall ticket made available online on the website, it will be sent to your registered e-mail address. Wil I be able to use my coaching institute’s or a friend’s e-mail address while registering for CMAT?
A. Queries, received by e-mail will be responded within two business days.  The e-mail Id is [email protected] How can I choose a test city?
A.You can select up to 3 choices of the cities at the time of online registration. No, CMAT 2018 registration fee cannot be paid via bank demand draft or cheque. No. The helpline numbers are +91-8429996897, 9453827201 and 9453827203. You need to pay it either by an online method like a credit card, debit card and net banking or via paying a bank challan at any SBI bank discipline.
Q. What is the registration fee for CMAT 2018 and the methods of payment?
The registration fee for general and OBC category aspirants is Rs. 1400 + bank charges, as eligible. For female, SC, ST and PD category aspirants, it is Rs. 700 + bank charges, as eligible.
You need to pay the CMAT 2018 registration fee either by an online method like a credit card, debit card, and net banking or via paying a bank challan at any SBI bank discipline.
Q. However, the actual allocation as per order of your choice will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city. 
Q. The CMAT 2018 hall ticket contains your photograph, name, signature, CMAT Roll number, test date, test time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address and brief instructions concerned to the exam.
Q. No, there is no age limit criteria for appearing in CMAT 2018.
Q. Can I pay the application fee via bank demand draft, cheque or cash?
A. No, only applicable aspirants can appear in the CMAT exam.
Q. CMAT Customer Care Support is available on phone and e-mail from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, every day from October 20, 2017, to February 10, 2018. What are the details of the CMAT Customer Care Support?
A. Can I appear for CMAT 2018 just for preparation for other management tests? 

A. Will I receive CMAT 2018 hall ticket in hard copy at my home address?

A. From where can I reach the list of test cities of CMAT 2018?

A. Therefore, it is compulsory for you to have a valid e-mail address offered and reachable via out the selection procedure.
Q. No, you must have your own valid and unique e-mail address, which you will be using for minimum last next eight months.
Q. Your choices in the specified order will be given due consideration and weightage. Is there any age limit criteria for appearing in CMAT 2018?
A. The list of CMAT 2018 test cities is available on the official website -


Q. The CMAT 2018 exam will be held at 9:30 AM on January 20, 2018. No. The cancellation of application and refund of fee will not be allowed in any circumstance.
Q. You will not be able to make any changes to the submitted form.
Q. The refund of CMAT 2018 fee will not be allowed in any circumstance.
Q. No. What is the reporting time for the CMAT 2018 exam?
A. You will need to arrive at the test centre on or before 8:00 AM on the same day for security checks, identity verification and check-in.
Q. In case I do not appear in CMAT 2018 after registering, would I be applicable for the fee refund?
A. Will I be able to cancel my application and apply for a refund of CMAT registration fee once after paying it?

A. Can I change my preferred CMAT exam centre after submitted my form?

A. You will need to access the issued exam centre one hour and thirty minutes prior to the CMAT 2018 exam time. What documents should I bring to the test centre on the CMAT 2018 exam day?

  • The acceptable photo identification proof can be driving license, passport, PAN card, voter Id, Aadhaar card or a notarized affidavit (in English) with photo, signature, date of birth and residential address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable.
  • You obligatory to bring a self-attested copy of the CMAT 2018 hall ticket with recent passport size photo pasted on it, minimum one original and valid (not expired) photo identification proof (to be matched with your name as entered in the CMAT application form).
  • Aspirants will not be permitted to take the CMAT 2018 exam if photo identification is not current. SC/ST/PD aspirants need to bring their valid category certificate in original and an attested photocopy. Attestation can be done by institute head also.

Q. What are the permitted belongings at the CMAT 2018 exam centre?
A. Should my name in CMAT application form match with the name appearing on the identification proof produced at the exam centre?
A. You will not be permitted to bring any individual items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, cell phone or calculators.
Q. In case of mismatch, the exam centre authority holds the right to restrict you from appearing in the exam.
Q. In case I clear my exam before three hours, would I be able to leave early?
A. No, the actual results will be declared in February 2018. Will I be able to take any breaks during CMAT 2018 exam?

A. Yes. None. No. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper or sheet. Even if you clear the exam before the scheduled end time, you will not be allowed to leave the exam hall.
Q. Will my CMAT 2018 scores be shared with me on the test day itself?
A. Will I be getting rough papers for calculations during the online exam?
A. On completion of the test, you will have to hand over all the used rough paper to the administrator.
Q. No, you will not be given any break during CMAT exam.
Q. Yes, you will be given a computer and rough papers for calculations.

Q. Will I be able to make changes to my postal address after submitting CMAT application form?
A. As per the “Persons with Disability Act, 1995”, aspirant appearing for CMAT in India qualifies to be a Physically Disabled (PD) aspirant, if he/she suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by a medical authority - Visually Impaired, Physically Handicapped, Hearing Impairment or Dumb.
Q. If I belong to the PD category, which all assistance devices can I bring at my CMAT exam centre?
A. Following are the approved assistance devices that you may select in the application form and bring to the exam centre: Who all are applicable to take the CMAT exam under the Physically Disabled (PD) category?
A. No, after submitting your application form, there is no way to change your information.

  • Hearing Aid    Hearing Impairment    Aspirant
  • Screen/Font Magnification    Visually Impaired    Test Centre
  • Testing Assistance    Eligible for    Arranged by
  • Scribe/Reader    Visually Impaired/Cerebral Palsy    Aspirant/Test Centre (on prior request)
  • Wheel Chair    Locomotor Disability/ Cerebral Palsy    Aspirant
  • Abacus (without calculator)    Visually Impaired    Aspirant

Q. Visually impaired or cerebral palsy aspirants will be given a time extension of twenty minutes for every hour of the test. What special accommodation would be offered to me on the test day?
A. What is the CMAT 2018 eligibility criteria for a scribe or reader?
A. After meeting with the identified scribe, you will need to submit an undertaking. You will be able to interact with the scribe a day before the examination. You will also be offered with a time extension of one hour for the computer-based test.
Q. The scribe must:  I belong to the PD category for low vision/blindness/cerebral palsy. Scribe facility can also be offered by AICTE if you would opt for it. So for three hours’ test, you will get a total of extra one hour.
Q. How much more time will be given to the visually impaired or cerebral palsy aspirants in CMAT 2018?
A. Visually impaired and cerebral palsy aspirants will be allowed to bring a scribe or reader as per the scribe norms mentioned on the CMAT official website.

  • Not be your family member or friend.
  • Has not finished 19 years of age as of January 20, 2018.
  • Has an academic qualification lower than that of the aspirant.
  • Is not involved in any academic tutoring or preparation for the test to be administered.

*Note that the age certificate of scribe has to be current at the test centre.
Q. No. Is there any sectional cut-off in the CMAT 2018 examination?
A. Yes, as long as it is approved by the respective statutory bodies.
Q. However, you can attempt the mock test to understand the format of exam and types of questions. You may select the ‘Existing User Login’ on the CMAT website to make changes to your individual details, such as address, educational information or exam city preferences. All AICTE approved institutes, departments, constituent colleges and affiliated colleges of universities are expected to accept CMAT scores. Is there any specified syllabus for the preparation of CMAT 2018?
A. However, if you have genuinely made an error in entering your date of birth or state, will have to show any evidence of the accurate data at the time of examination/interview/admission. For how many years is CMAT score valid?
A.The CMAT 2018 exam scores will be valid for the admissions to the academic year 2017-18 only.
Q. The CMAT exam does not have a defined syllabus for the preparation. Your CMAT 2018 application will be considered for the latest registration and hall ticket will be allotted for the same.
Note: You will not receive a refund or hall ticket for your previous registration. Will CMAT 2018 score be considered for admissions to a part-time MBA course?

A. The objective of the test is not to eliminate the aspirants from the procedure of want admission in the AICTE approved management programmes, but to facilitate the institutions for selection of appropriate aspirants as per their merit. CMAT score will be considered for admissions to all the AICTE approved part-time MBA programs.
Q. Which all universities or institutes consider CMAT scores for admissions?
A. I have made some error in my details while registering for CMAT 2018. How are aspirants assessed in CMAT?
A. Else your candidature will be nullified.
If you have made an error in filling out details for the fields which will affect the selection procedure (such as percentage of marks, category, gender and work experience), then you are advised to re-register with a new e-mail 
Id. I have finished an undergraduate degree course in part-time or distance learning method. No. You should also check the CMAT website regularly for the releasement of mock test.
  Will I be able to rectify it?
A. CMAT assesses the appearing aspirants based on their attitude towards the management education and ranks them in the order of their merit. Failure to re-register in such circumstances may lead to the nullification of your candidature.
Q. The colleges, based on their personal merit list can decide if aspirant of a certain rank is applicable for admission.
Q. For security reasons, editing of aspirant’s full name, date of birth, e-mail Id, mobile number, state and country will not be allowed. The specific notifications allotted by universities and state governments are available at the CMAT official website -
Q. Am I applicable to apply for the CMAT 2018 exam?
A. There is no sectional cut-off in the CMAT 2018 exam.

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CMAT 2019 Fee Structure

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Top Colleges in India Accepting CMAT 2019

People's University, Bhopal

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

SSIM Secunderabad - Siva Sivani Institute of Management

Secunderabad, Telangana

TIT Bhopal - Technocrats Institute of Technology

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

OCM Bhopal - Oriental College of Management (MBA)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

TITS Bhopal - Technocrats Institute of Technology and Science

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Jagran Institute of Management, Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Christ Church College, Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

PIMR Bhopal - People's Institute of Management & Research

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

VNSBS Bhopal - VNS Business School

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

IPER Bhopal - Institute of Professional Education and Research

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

GHS IMR Kanpur - Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management and Research

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

NIET Alwar - Northern Institute of Engineering & Technology

Alwar, Rajasthan

Bansi College of Management and Technology, Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

SCET Bhopal - Surabhi College of Engineering and Technology

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

IET Sitapur - Institute of Engineering and Technology

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh

VSIPS Kanpur - Dr. Virendra Swarup Institute of Professional Studies

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

GJIMT Sidhpur - Golden Jubilee Institute of Management and Technology

Sidhpur, Gujarat

TIT Bhopal - Technocrats Institute of Technology (Excellence)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

KAIM Charkhi Dadri - Kedarnath Aggarwal Institute of Management

Charkhi Dadri, Haryana

NIIST Bhopal - NRI Institute of Information Science and Technology

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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