Introduction to CMAT
CMAT | // Apr 13, 2018

The Common Management Admission Test, abbreviated as the CMAT, is a computer-adaptive entrance test conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). This test facilitates MBA and MCA institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for their programs. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-approved institutions/university departments/constituent colleges/affiliated colleges.


When and where is the CMAT conducted in India?

CMAT is generally taken in the month of January. The registrations for CMAT begin in the month of October and end in December. Test centers for CMAT are available across all major cities of India.


What is the eligibility criteria for CMAT Exam?

Applicant must be a citizen of India. Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam. Final year students of graduate courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for 2019-20 can also apply for CMAT 2019. However, the student needs to have minimum 50% (45% for reserved categories) in order to be eligible for the test.


How many students appear for CMAT exam every year?

Around 60,000+ students take the CMAT exam every year.


How many programs accept CMAT exam scores?

More than 1000 AICTE approved MBA and MCA programs  in India accept CMAT scores.


What is the format of CMAT exam?


What is the duration of CMAT exam?

Duration of the test is 3 hours.

As we have seen, there are four sections on the CMAT exam and there is no sectional time limit apart from the overall time limit of 3 hours.

This means you have an average 1 minute 48 seconds response time per question.


What is the scoring system of CMAT exam?

Each question on the CMAT carries 4 points irrespective of its difficulty level. If the candidate’s answer is incorrect, then he loses 1 point. However, there is no penalty for skipping questions.


What is the question format on CMAT exam?

All questions asked on the CMAT are of Multiple Choice format where the candidate will get four options per question and only option will be correct. You can even move back and forth across all questions in the four sections.


What is the syllabus of CMAT exam?

There is a misconception among so many students that CMAT is a test of Mathematics & English. Well, if that would have been the case, then why would AICTE name CMAT test sections Quantitative and  Language Comprehension? Why go further to the extent of coining new names?

All questions that candidates find on Quantitative section are conceptually below class X. However, the level of logic and common sense tested on these questions is way higher. Similarly, the Language Comprehension section does not test your English grammar skills; it tests whether you can process mountains of drab English prose to find answers to the questions asked. It also tests logical thinking skills, critical thinking ability and sound understanding of academic vocabulary.


What is the CMAT registration fee?

The fee for General / OBC candidates appearing for CMAT is INR 1400 + Bank charges as applicable; whereas for Female /SC/ST/PWD category candidates, fee is INR 700 + Bank charges as applicable.


How can the  CMAT registration fee be paid?

Candidates are required to pay registration fee either online (Credit / Debit cards/ Net banking) or through Bank Challan at SBI bank. Fees cannot be paid through Bank Demand Draft or Cheque.


When is the admit card issued?

Candidates can download the admit card from from CMAT Official Website . The candidate will need to carry the printed admit card on the test day. Admit cards are generally available from the first week of January.


In which time slots is the CMAT usually conducted?

The test generally begins at 9:30 AM. Candidates are required to arrive at the test centre on or before 8:00 AM for security checks, identity verification, and check-in.


Which documents must the students carry with them to the exam centre?

Candidates must carry a self attested copy of admit card and at least one of the following ORIGINAL and VALID photo-identity proofs: Driving License, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Passport, a notarized affidavit in with photo, signature, date of birth and residential address.


Where are the CMAT test centers in Gujarat?

These are the test centers that students appearing for CMAT from Gujarat can conveniently opt for: Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Kadi, Rajkot, Surat and VadodaraYou can select up to 3 cities in India giving order of preference towards your test city. The first choice of the city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city. 


How can Logic Academy help you  in cracking the CMAT?

Logic Academy prides itself in being the best CMAT coaching classes in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Refer to our CMAT Programs page to know more about our awesome GMAT prep programs: Logic Academy’s CMAT Coaching Programs

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