By C.Suvarna | Updated on: Mar 14, 2023

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Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) Notification

Common Management Admission Test is a national level entrance exam to postgraduate management programmes approved by AICTE. The CMAT 2022 exam was recently conducted. Furthermore, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the official notification for the Common Management Admission Test 2023 (CMAT) in the upcoming months. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct computer based Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) all over India.

CMAT Exam Pattern

Every year the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts recruitment for the CMAT exam. The total duration of the computer-based online exam is 180 minutes. However, in 2022 the CMAT exam pattern was revised. Now, as per the new CMAT exam pattern there are five different sections and each section has 20 questions with 100 marks. Each correct answer is of 4 marks and each incorrect answer will have a negative marking of 1 mark. The medium of the exam is English only. 

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 100 400 3 hours 

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) Exam Syllabus

Before starting CMAT it is important that aspirants are well versed with topics and the detailed syllabus for the exam. CMAT will have objective questions from Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, English, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Since the selected candidate will have a chance to hone their management skill in one of the best management institutes, the level of exam can be expected to be high. The topics related to each section are given in detail below. You can check and start your preparation. 

Language Comprehension Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms / Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings / Detecting Mis-Spelt Words, Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active / Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct / Indirect Narration, Shuffling of Sentence Parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage
Logical Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic Operations, Symbolic / Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic / Number Classification, Drawing Inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole / Pattern-Folding & Unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-Folding and Completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and De-Coding, Numerical Operations
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship Between Numbers
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and Distance, Time and work
  • Algebra: Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra and Elementary Surds (Simple Problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Geometry: Familiarity with Elementary Geometric Figures and Facts: Triangle and its various kinds of Centres, Congruence and Similarity of Triangles, Circle and its Chords, Tangents, Angles Subtended by Chords of a Circle, Common Tangents to two or more Circles
  • Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular or Square Base
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric Ratios, Complementary Angles, Height and Distances (Simple Problems Only) Standard Identities
  • Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-Diagram, Pie-Chart
General Awareness General Awareness of the Environment, Current Events (BeePedia), India and its Neighboring Countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Concepts of Innovation Management Terminology
  • Entrepreneur Vs. Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur Vs. Manager & Entrepreneur Vs. Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity and its stimulation
  • The Entrepreneurial Development
  • Three types of idea management systems
  • Creating Entrepreneurial Venture

CMAT Eligibility Criteria

To apply for CMAT an aspirant should meet various eligibility criteria like Education Qualification, Age Nationality, Number of attempts permissible etc. As per the CMAT 2022 notification, there is no age restriction for appearing in the CMAT exam. For admission to a participating institute, please see the reservations applicable in that particular institute. 

ExamEligibility Criteria
CMAT The candidate must hold a Bachelor‟s Degree in any discipline. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor‟s Degree, whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2022-23, can also apply for CMAT-2022


NTA releases notification for CMAT examination every year. The CMAT 2023 notification is expected to come out soon. The CMAT notification will have all the details related to exam date, release of result, online application and closing link. A candidate is advised to go through the official notification before applying online so that he/she do not miss any update. Further details in the table below-


On-line submission of Application Form To be announced
Date for uploading the scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph and Candidate’s Signature To be announced
Date for successful final transaction of fee To be announced

CMAT College-wise Cut-off

Before you start your preparation, you need to get an idea about last year's exam scenario. Every institution determines its own cut-off and candidates qualify for further rounds depending on this cut-off. Below is a list of some prominent B-Schools accepting CMAT:

Institute/B-SchoolCut off
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai 99.92 percentile (285 marks)
Goa Institute of Management 99.85 percentile (260 marks)
K J Somaiya Institute (KJSIMSR), Mumbai 99.20 percentile (246 marks)
XISS, Ranchi 95 percentile (199 marks)
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore 85 percentile
IFIM Business School, Bangalore 85 Percentile
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai 85 percentile
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 75 percentile (160 marks)
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune 75 percentile (160 marks)
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore 75 percentile
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad 75 percentile
BIMTECH Greater Noida 75 percentile
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur & Hyderabad 70 percentile
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune 60 percentile
MIT School of Business, Pune 200 marks
Lovely Professional University (MBA), Phagwara 80 percentile
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 280 marks
SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai 232 marks
N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai 227 marks
Singhad Institute, Pune 200 marks

CMAT Free Mock Tests 

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CMAT Free Mock Tests

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 The application fee for CMAT varies from one category to another. Male candidates belonging to general category have different fee than the female category and candidate belonging to reserved category. Detailed fee details are mentioned below-

Category of ApplicantAmount of Fee (Non-Refundable
General/Non-creamy layer OBC Rs. 2000/- Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs.1000/- Rs.1000/-
Transgender Rs 1000/-

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