Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)


MBA CMAT 2018  Eligibility, Pattern, Exam Dates, Application Process.

The Common Management Admission Test or the CMAT is carried out by the AICTE (All India Council for Technological Education). It is an online test generated by the computer. CMAT Test is a national level test which helps educational institutions chooses suitable potential candidates for admissions. These tests are normally used for management programs. CMAT programs should be permitted by the AICTE. It is an entrance test for Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP).

The first version of CMAT took place in 2012 then the second version of CMAT test was conducted in February 2014 and the results followed in March. There were a great many examinations by 2011 like SAT, XAT, JMET, exams that were state specific, exams taken by MBA colleges and universities, etc. The AICTE launched CMAT exam so that students would have to give only one exam instead of multiple amounts and this would relieve their stress as they would also have to study less and repetitive studies would be omitted. This also helped ease some financial tension from the backs of the families of the students as they would only have to pay the fees for one exam rather than multiple examinations.

 A few major Business based institutes refused to keep CMAT, labeling their reasoning as the exam has come out too late. But many institutes have still accepted it with ease. The CMAT exam was previously held twice a year, but starting this year it is to be held only once, most probably in January. Graduates who have scored a 50% in any course, as well as students studying in their final year of their Graduate Course, are eligible to apply for the CMAT test. The student/ candidate applying for the Common Management Admission Test CMAT 2018 should be a citizen of India; NRIs are included in these criteria. AICTE has planned on introducing CMAT exam abroad as well for NRIs, Foreign Nationals etc to give to gain admission in Indian institutions.

CMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria


  • For CMAT test candidate should be Indian of origin.

  • The Candidates from class 10 + 5 in any manner can apply.

  • For CMAT Exam No age bar requires to state.

CMAT 2018 Exam Dates


Realizing  Application  Form

October 2nd week of     2017

Availability of Admit Card

December 4th week of   2017

Exam Date

January 4th week of      2018

Realizing of Answer Key

After completing exam   2018

Result Day

February 2nd week  of   2018

Note: - All the Dates are tentative.

CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern


The CMAT tests are three hours long and take place in two turns. The marks of the one which went better are utilized for admission into educational institutions the next year. In CMAT test 2018 there are four sections in each paper and each of these sections contains 25 questions. Each correct answer is worth 4 marks and every incorrect answer causes one negative point. The basic syllabus for the Common Management Admission Test for MBA includes Quant, Data Interpretation, General Knowledge, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning.

 The four sections of the paper of CMAT TEST 2018 are:

Types of Questions

No's of Marks/ Question

 Logical Comprehension

 100 /25

 General Awareness

 100 /25

 Quantitative Technique

 100 /25

 Language Comprehension

 100 /25







The basic understanding of the CMAT Syllabus is that it the mathematical section revolves around Basic Mathematics i.e. the material we studied from grades 1-10. The English includes vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, jumbled sentences and fills in the blanks. The General Knowledge section is like a recommendation towards students to stay updated on the happenings around them, an advice to read the newspapers daily and any good reading material is accepted for General Knowledge preparation.

CMAT 2018 Application Process


  • To apply for CMAT exam 2018 candidate has to visit the official website click here.

  • The candidate has to fill all the details properly with filling all the elements across given.

  • Will have to select three cities along with the CMAT test dates for an Online test.

  • The fees for General category shall applicable 1400 /-  and for SC/ST/PD candidates it is Rs 700 /-.

  • The payment mode is Online such as Debit /  Credit card. Also, can pay cash to any S.B.I bank in India.

CMAT 2018 Admit Card

  • Candidates should note that Admit Card will be sent and collected via only yours registered email id's only, keep inbox check update.

  • Realizing of Hall ticket will be held from January 3rd week 2018.

CMAT 2018 Result Declaration

  • Checking out your Results is only via Online mode and have to log in to the official website.

  • Declaration of Results on February 2nd week 2018.

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