CMAT 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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CMAT 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus


 Cmat Registration 2017, Cmat Registration 2018, Cmat 2018 Exam Date, Cmat Registration Fees, Cmat Fees 2018, Cmat Exam Syllabus, Cmat 2018 Syllabus, Cmat Sample Papers

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 CMAT Result 2018
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 CMAT score is acknowledged by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.


CMAT 2018 Registration is open from 20th October to 15th December 2017.

AICTE has been conducting CMAT two times in a year during the months of September and February. AICTE has now decided to hold only one CMAT Online Test from the Academic Year 2017 onwards.

For the Academic Year 2018, the CMAT Test will be on 20th January 2018.



CMAT Overview

  • Exam Name: Common Management Admission Test
  • Commonly Known As: CMAT
  • Exam Category: Nation level PG exam
  • Conducting Body: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Examination Mode: Computer based test
  • Frequency of Test: Once in a Year
  • Purpose of Test: For admissions to all AICTE approved 1000+ B-schools
  • Score Validity: One Year



CMAT 2018 Exam Date

The official dates of CMAT 2018 examination is mentioned below:

Application form release20th October 2017
Last date to submit the online application25th December 2017 (Extended)
Last date to submit fee via challan27th December 2017
Mock test available26th October 2017
Admit card release5th January 2018
Exam date20th January 2018 (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
Answer key release1 or 2 weeks after the examination
Declaration of resultTo be announced



CMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria


Applicants must be a citizen of India.


Qualifying examination

Graduates in any discipline from a recognized university can apply for CMAT 2019.

Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2019-20 can also apply for CMAT


Age limit

There is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT 2019.


Number of attempts 

The exam is conducted only once every year, so the candidate can appear only once per year. Though, there is no restriction in the number of attempts.



Application Fee

The fee for General / OBC candidates appearing for CMAT 2019 is expected to be Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable; whereas for Female/SC/ST/PWD category candidates fee is expected to be Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable.


CategoryFee (excluding bank charges)


Payment can be done via two modes –

  • Online payment:This can be done by using Credit cards/ Debit cards/ Net banking.
  • Cash payment in SBI Bank:After selecting this option, 3 filled copies of the available CHALLAN should be downloaded, and on the following day only, payment can be made in the nearest SBI branch. In this mode, confirmation of the payment will take up to 48 hrs, before it is updated in the registration portal.



CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

S No.SectionsNumber of questionsTotal marks
1Logical Reasoning25100
2Language Comprehension25100
3Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation25100
4General Awareness25100



CMAT 2018 Exam Centers

AhmednagarChandigarhGuwahatiKolhapurNavi MumbaiTrivandrum



CMAT Result 2018

The result of CMAT 2018 exam will be declared on February 14, 2018. AICTE will release the scorecard online along with the result and the candidates will be required to download and print it. The candidates will be able to check the result by logging in to their accounts using their log in credentials. The scorecards will furnish the total as well as the sectional scores of the candidates. Apart from the score card, All India Merit List will also be published by AICTE. On the basis of CMAT result, the candidates will be offered admission in MBA programmes offered by AICTE-approved institutes.



CMAT Counselling 2018

The counselling process will be started after the declaration of merit list. A merit list will be prepared according to the marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance test. Candidates can appear in the counselling organized by various institutions and universities on the basis of CMAT score. Candidates have to bring the required documents and fees at the time of counselling. Seats will be provided to students on the basis of CMAT scores, filled choices and availability of seats.


Useful links

Application of linkLink
Official website of conducting body (AICTE)


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