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CMAT 2022 Application Form, Eligibility, Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

CMAT 2021 – National Testing Agency has released the notification for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 for admission to Postgraduate Management Program offered at AICTE approved Institutions, University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges for the academic year 2021-22. 

NTA will be conducting the National Level Computer-based Common Management Admission Test (CMAT-2021) on 22nd & 27th February 2021.

Also see : CMAT 2021 result declared, here’s how to check

About the Program

  • The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to Management Programme(s) in the country. This Test facilitates AICTE affiliated participating Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission to the Management Courses in such Institutions.
  • Till 2018, the Test was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Since 2019,  NTA has been given the responsibility of conducting this Test

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)-2021

  • CMAT-2021 will be conducted by NTA as three-hour entrance Exam in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode to evaluate the candidates’ ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness, for admission to the Management Courses in the Academic Session 2021-22
  • The participating Institutes of CMAT-2021 are the Institutions which will be accepting the CMAT Score.

CMAT 2021 Important Dates



Starting of Online Registration

23rd December 2020

Last Date to Register

22nd January 2020 extended till January 30, 2021

Last Date of Fee Payment Online

23rd January 2021 extended till January 31, 2021

Online Correction in the particulars

25th to 30th January 2021

Availability of Admit Card

January/ February 2021

CMAT 2021 Exam

22nd/ 27th February 2021 extended till 31 March 2021

Declaration of Result

March 2021

Availability of Scorecard

March/ April 2021

Eligibility Criteria for CMAT 2021

Also see :CMAT 2021 answer key released

  • 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 2021-22, can also apply for CMAT-2021.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • There is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT – 2021.


In the case of Institutes run by the Central Government, the reservation would be applicable as mentioned below:


15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates


7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates


27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List*


10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General -EWS) candidates


Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability

Each category will have 5% reservations for the candidates with 40% or more disability as defined in Section 2 (r) and (zc) of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act 2016.

CMAT 2021 Application Process


Also see : CMAT 2021 postponed, registration process extend till February 25


  • Candidates can apply for CMAT 2021 through “Online” mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
  • Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. multiple Application Forms submitted by a candidate will not be accepted.
  • Instructions for filling Online Application Form:
  • Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility.

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:


Apply for Online Registration using own Email Id and Mobile No


Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number


Upload scanned images of: (i) a recent photograph (file size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background; (ii) candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb); (iii) PwD certificate (file size: 50kb to 300kb) in jpg/jpeg format.


Pay fee using SBI/HDFC Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway through Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI/Wallet and keep proof of fee paid. Download, save and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

Application Fee

Fee Payable for CMAT-2021 (through Credit Card /Debit Card (except Master/Visa Card) / Net-Banking/UPI)

General (UR)

Male Rs.2000/-

Female Rs.1000/-


Male Rs.1000/-

Female Rs.1000/-




*Applicable service/processing charges & GST over and above the Examination fee, are to be paid by the candidate to the concerned Bank/ Payment Gateway Integrator

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can know complete details of CMAT Exam pattern in the below given section:

Exam Mode

CMAT 2021 will be conducted in online (computer based) mode.

Paper Duration

Time duration of the paper will be 180 minutes (3.00 hours).

Type of Questions

Objective type of questions will be present in the paper.

Total Marks

Paper will be of total 400 marks.

Medium Language

The paper will be available in English language.

Marking Pattern

4 marks will be given for each correct response.

Negative Marking

For every wrong answer, 1 mark will deducted

Type of Questions


Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness






CMAT 2021 Syllabus

CMAT Syllabus is discussed below:

Language Comprehension

Vocabulary, Synonyms, Reading Passage, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, etc.

Quantitative Techniques

Time and Distance, Ratio and Proportions, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, etc.

Logical Reasoning

Number & Letter series, Binary Logics, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Venn diagram, Blood relations, Seating Arrangements, etc.

General Awareness

India & the world, Current Affairs, History, Awards, Polity & Science, etc.

CMAT Score

  • The result will be compiled on the basis of final answer keys. No grievance with regard to answer key(s) after declaration of result of CMAT-2021 will be entertained. The raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered further for computation of the result of CMAT-2021
  • No score card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score cards from the website: only.
  • There shall be no provision for re-valuation/rechecking of the Score. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an examination conducting body and will provide CMAT Score 2021

Choice of Cities for Exam Centre

  • City of Examination Centres where the test shall be conducted are given at Annexure-IV. It is mandatory for candidates to select four cities of their choice while filling Online Application Form of CMAT 2021
  • Effort will be made to allot Centre of Examination to the candidates in order of the City Choice opted by them in their Application Form. However, due to logistic & administrative reasons, a different city or nearby area may be allotted.

CMAT 2021 Admit Card

  • The admit card of CMAT 2021 will be uploaded on the website after the successful completion of application process. Students will be able to download the CMAT admit card by entering their login details. It will be released in January/ February 2021
  • On the exam day, only the students who will bring printed copy of admit card, one passport size photograph, one photo id proof and PWD certificate (if applicable) will be allowed entry in the exam hall
  • The reporting time at the exam centre, exam centre/city, exam time, exam instructions and other details will be mentioned in the admit card.

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

Also see : CMAT 2021 Admit Card released



Also see : CMAT and GPAT 2021 Registration Process begins, last date January 22


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