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AICTE CMAT 2017 | CMAT 2017 Notification and Dates

CMAT 2017 - Common Management Admission Test

AICTE will be conducting National Level Computer based Common Management Admission Test (CMAT-2017) on 28th & 29th January 2017 for facilitating AICTE approved Institutions, University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges to select suitable candidates for admission in Post Graduate Management Programmes for the academic year 2017-18.

About CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India

The CMAT is a three-hour computer based online test, which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness
This test facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programmes

Eligibility Criteria for CMAT 2017

The candidates shall have to satisfy all the eligible conditions so as to apply for the examination. The CMAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria are illustrated here. The aspirant must satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria at the time of applying for CMAT 2017


Indian nationals are eligible to apply for common management admission test

Academic Qualification

Candidates must have completed the graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT 2017 exam. Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2017-18 can also apply for CMAT online exam

CMAT 2017 Exam Pattern

As CMAT 2017 is one of the most prestigious and toughest exams, therefore, it is required to know the exam pattern of the same
CMAT is the online test, which is conducted in AICTE. The candidates are required to go through the exam paper carefully so as to familiarize with the same. The CMAT 2017 exam patter are illustrated here

Exam Pattern

Duration of test is 180 minutes (3 hours)
There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted

A Trial test will be available from 15th December 2016 onwards for the candidates to have a feel of the online test and navigation functionality. Candidates are advised to go through them carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation

At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room
No breaks will be given during the test
i. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation - 25 Questions & 100 Marks
ii. Logical Reasoning - 25 Questions & 100 Marks
iii. Language Comprehension - 25 Questions & 100 Marks
iv. General Awareness - 25 Questions & 100 Marks

Test Centres

Agartala, Ahmadabad, Ahmednagar, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Davangere, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Durgapur, Gulbarga, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla, Srinagar, Surat, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam

How to Apply for CMAT 2017

The CMAT 2017 Application Form is available now. Aspiring candidates must have to register them online for this exam; also, in the meantime, the candidates must have to verify their eligibility
Read the details regarding the CMAT 2017 Application Form here

Payment Process

Payment can be done via two modes:

i. Online Payment: You can select ONLINE PAYMENT mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit Card/Net Banking
Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation E-mail and SMS. Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of registration process

ii) Cash Payment in SBI bank: You can select this option to pay by CASH at any of the designated SBI bank branch. Once you select this option and proceed, you will see a CHALLAN on your screen with your details already filled in it
You need to take 3 PRINT OUTS of this CHALLAN, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and walk in to your nearest SBI bank branch with CASH on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan Generation
E.g. If you Generate and Print the Challan copies on 10th October 2016, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 11th October 2016 onwards
Similarly if you PRINT the CHALLAN copies on 10th October 2016, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 11th November 2016 onwards


The last date to pay CASH in bank is 11th December 2016 and from there onwards to complete registration is 13th December 2016. Submission of final application after payment will not be possible after 13th December 2016
Test Fee: General/OBC Rs.1400/- plus bank charges as applicable; SC/ST/PD Rs.700/- plus bank charges as applicable

Important Dates for CMAT 2017

CMAT 2017 Registration Start: 10th October 2016
Registration End Date: 10th December 2016 Extended to 25th December 2016
Availability of CMAT Admit Card: To be announced
AICTE CMAT 2017 Exam Date: 28th & 29th January 2017
Result Declaration: To be announced
Print out of Score Cards: To be announced

All India Council for Technical Education

A Statutory Body of the Govt of India
7th Floor, Chanderlok Building, Janpath, New Delhi-110001
Tel 011-23724151, Website




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