Common Management Admission Test [CMAT]

CMAT 2018

Exam Date : 28th January 2018 To 29th January 2018
Result Date : 10th February 2018

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Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for CMAT 2018

  • Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2018) is a Computer based National level Managment test.
  • CMAT Test is conducted by AICTE( All India Council of Technical Education)
  • CMAT test facilitates institutes to choose a right graduated candidates for  Admission of Managment programmes.
  • Check CMAT exam 2018 date here!
  • All AICTE-Approved Institutions, Universities, Affiliated colleges accept CMAT Score.
  • Click here for the list of CMAT Colleges!
  • Get more information on CMAT Syllabus here and CMAT Eligibility here!
  • The commencement of application forms for CMAT 2018 is from 10th October 2017 till 25th December 2017.
  • The exam date for CMAT 2018 is on 28th January 2018. Clickhere to knoe CMAT fees!
  • CMAT has conducted in a single session and it's a  three hours test.
  • The syllabus for CMAT includes data interpretation and quantitative techniques, logical reasoning, language, general awareness.
  • The CMAT 2018 exam is online.

CMAT Syllabus:

Questions in CMAT exam consist of objective type questions (MCQs) and questions are based on CMAT syllabus. Candidates have to answer 100 questions in 180 minutes (3 hours), every right answer will get 4 marks while a one mark will be reduced for every wrong answer. CMAT Exam Pattern consists of Logical Reasoning with 25 questions (100 marks), Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation with 25 questions (100 marks), General Awareness with 25 questions (100 marks) and Language Comprehension with 25 questions (100 marks).

CMAT Fees:

The CMAT Exam fee is 1400 INR for general candidates and is available online. For the reserved quota, the cost of application form is 700 INR. These candidates should bear the additional bank charges that will be charged.The CMAT Examination fee is non refundable. The fees can be paid through net banking, credit card or debit card, the candidate might also deposit the fees as cash deposit at any State Bank of India branch against the challan that is generated online on the CMAT website.

CMAT Eligibility:

Candidate must fulfill eligibility criteria to be able to appear for the exam. The candidate must be an Indian and must be a graduate (10+2+3)  from any recognized university. Check the detailed CMAT Eligibility Criteria here.

CMAT 2018 Admit Card:

CMAT admit card will be available on 1st January 2018 (tentative) . The admit card has to be downloaded from the official website of CMAT. If the candidate has registered email address while registration will receive admit card via email and not through post. Download CMAT 2018 Admit Card here.

CMAT 2018:

The CMAT 2018 examination is an entrance test that the AICTE conducts and will be conducted on 28th January 2018 this year. It is a national-level admission test for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE.

Important Details regarding CMAT 2018:

Exam name

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

Exam Level

National  Level





Managed By

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Qualifying Exam

Graduates with 50% in any Discipline

Participating Candidates

2 Lakh+

Application Fees

INR  1400 + Bank charges (General/OBC)

INR  700 + Bank charges (SC/ST)

CMAT Official Address

All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE)

7th Floor, Chanderlok Building, Janpath

New Delhi -110001

CMAT Contact Details

E-mail Id:

Helpline No.: 022 – 66258304

Fax No.: 022 - 25814283

About CMAT 2018 Exam:

  • The CMAT 2018 examination is an entrance test conducted by AICTE on 28th January 2018.
  • Earlier, the CMAT 2018 test used to be held twice a year in September and February.
  • Since 2016, AICTE has decided to hold a yearly CMAT exam in the month of January.
  • The CMAT 2018 exam is for those who wish to pursue MBA and PGDM in B-schools that AICTE recognises as well as institutes that accept a CMAT score.
  • The eligible candidates can apply for the CMAT 2018 exam on the official website.
  • CMAT 2017 results were declared on 8th February 2017.

Last 4 years CMAT trend:

cmat trend getmyuni

In the above graph shows last 4 trend analysis for Students who have registered for CMAT Examination. The year 2013 where most of the students registered for CMAT examination.

Eligibility Criteria For CMAT 2018:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates from any domain or 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 the academic year 2017-18 can also apply for CMAT online exam.

Application Fees for CMAT 2018:


Application Fees







Female Candidates


How to apply for CMAT?

  • Application form filling up must be done Online.
  • Application can be filled by logging in to
  • Further Details Will be shown in Application Process Section.

 Institutes Participating in CMAT 2018:

Participating institutes accepts CMAT entrance exam scores to get admission into MBA and PGDM.
According to the conducting body- AICTE, CMAT 2018 will be accepted over 1000 B-schools in India.

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Institutes Participating in CMAT 2018



Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore


Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi


Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences


Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida


Doon Business School, Dehradun


Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore


Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra


Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata


Future Business School, Kolkata


Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai


CMAT 2018 Important Dates

  • Enrollment for CMAT begins from 10th October 2017 and the last date to submit enlistments will be 25th December 2017. Hopefuls can pay the charge when they enroll, Remember the last date to present the expense would be on the specified date .
  • The trial test will be available from 15th of January(tentative). The Admit Card for CMAT will be released on 1st January 2018.
  • CMAT exam will be held on 28th January 2018 and the results will be announced on 10th February 2018.

CMAT 2018 Eligibility

Education Qualification: 

  • Candidates must be a graduate (10+2+3)  from any recognised university.


  • Indian

Course-wise eligibility for CMAT exam:

  • PGCM: A Bachelor's degree of minimum duration of 3 years.
  • PGDM and MBA: A Bachelor's degree of minimum duration of 3 years. A minimum qualification of 50% (for general category) and 45% (for reserved categories)
  • Executive PGDM: A Bachelor's degree of minimum duration of 3 years. Must have at least of 5 years relevant experience in managerial and supervisory capacities. A minimum qualification of 50% (for general category) and 45% (for reserved categories).

Documents Required:

  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Dependent Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income Certificate 
  • Proformas etc., whichever applicable, according to the guidelines of the particular college/ institute.

CMAT 2018 Application Process

Steps to register for CMAT exam:

  • Candidates must visit CMAT website as a new user to register for CMAT exam.
  • Self-Registration Form will have to be uploaded to the website with some basic details of candidates.
  • After submitting the form a six-digit password will be created.
  • Password will be sent via Email or SMS to the registered mail id or phone number.
  • Now enter your CMAT ID along with the password that you received to fill the main CMAT application form.
  • A thank you message will be displayed after registrations.

CMAT 2018 Application Form Details

  CMAT application form is charged at Rs. 1400 for General candidates and at Rs. 700 for reserved quota candidates. The fee is non-refundable and has to be paid online.

Documents Required for CMAT are:

  • Personal documents for address and identification
  • SSC/10th Std/Equivalent Details
  • 12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details
  • Graduation Details
  • Other Professional Degree Details
  • Postgraduate Details

CMAT 2018 Admit Card

CMAT admit card will be available on 1st January 2018 (tentative) . The admit card has to be downloaded from the website of CMAT. If the candidate has registered email address while registration will receive admit card via email.

Steps to download CMAT admit card:

  • Go to the official CMAT 2018 website to get the CMAT 2018 Admit Card.
  • Click on the “Existing User” tab.
  • Enter your CMAT 2018 login id and password.
  • Click on Login.
  • You will be redirected to your CMAT 2018 candidate profile.
  • Click on the “Download CMAT 2018 Admit Card” button.
  • Save your CMAT 2018 admit card on your system and take a print out.

Details of Admit Card:

  • Name
  • Exam date
  • Time 
  • Exam center address
  • User ID No./Registration Number
  • PWD/DA status

CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Questions in CMAT exam will be of objective type (MCQs) and based on CMAT syllabus. Candidates have to answer 100 questions in 180 minutes (3 hours), every right answer will get 4 marks while a one mark will be reduced for every wrong answer.

CMAT Exam Pattern:

  • Logical Reasoning: 25 questions (100 marks)
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: 25 questions (100 marks)
  • General Awareness: 25 questions (100 marks)
  • Language Comprehension: 25 questions (100 marks)

CMAT 2018 Syllabus

The following are the topics for CMAT exam and all candidates are required to be thorough with all the following:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Comprehension Ability
  • General Knowledge
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

CMAT 2018 Results

  • pThe Results for CMAT will be declared on 10th February 2018 and it can be viewed online on the official website of CMAT exam.
  • CMAT result comes with details like total score as well as section-wise scores.
  • CMAT result will also have national percentile CMAT rank.

CMAT 2018 Counselling

After CMAT written exam a Personal Interview will be held. some schools also have a Group Discussion round.

Documents required for Counselling:

  • CMAT Admit Card
  • CMAT Call letter
  • Degree certificate
  • Marksheets
  • CMAT Payment Challan copy

Colleges which accept [CMAT]

Susmita , batch of 2018
05 Sep 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

Eligibility criteria for MBA is your CAT score or CMAT percentile. I am preparing for the entrance exam now, but my friends are studying here, so they told me about the entrance exam.


Shruti , batch of 2017
15 Aug 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

NMAT/CMAT/CAT/MHT CET are the exams applicable for the eligibility criteria in this college. The cutoffs are generally in the average range but they look at the overall profile of the student.

Disha B.Com, batch of 2017
08 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • CMAT entrance examination score is considered for admission at BJVM


Abdur MBA/PGDM, batch of 2018
22 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The eligibility criteria for getting into Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya is 50 % and above
  • CMAT entrance is a must
  • Cut off depends on GD and PI + marks of 10,12,graduation+CMAT Score


Ankita MBA/PGDM, batch of 2016
30 Apr 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • You can join ITM Business School by cracking any of the Entrance exams like CMAT, CAT, MH-CET, MAT etc.
  • It's a good college with decent packages for freshers opting for Marketing specializations.
  • The eligibility criteria is graduated in any stream for getting into this college.


Parvaiz MBA, batch of 2016
25 Apr 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • the eligibility criteria for admission in the University of Kashmir is a graduate in any stream and the percentage must be 50.and I have 57 in
  • I took CMAT 2017 entrance examination and I scored 121 marks in that entrance examination.
  • I think 120 is the cut off but I have scheduled caste certificate.
Shikha MBA/PGDM, batch of 2017
25 Apr 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The eligibility criteria for Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies is Graduation in any stream final students may also apply.
  • Eligibility was 75% in CMAT in the entrance exam.
  • 75% in CMAT is the cutoff.
Vikram PGDM, batch of 2015
10 Apr 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The Admissions will be based on the Entrance exam marks
  • GD/PI then selection I have given a CMAT exam
  • The cut-offs are 65% in Indus Business Academy, [IBA] Bangalore.
Kinnary Mca, batch of 2017
06 Apr 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • I took the CMAT entrance examination.
  • I took admission in the year of 2015 in Bhagwan Mahavir college.


Agrawal MCA, batch of 2019
31 Mar 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The Eligibility criteria for my college is you should have a bachelor degree in any course with the subject computer, maths.
  • The Admission for Gujarat University, Ahmedabad is conducted by the ACPC on the basis of CMAT score.
  • The Student has to give the CMAT entrance examination.
  • The Typical cutoffs for the college are 200-250 out of 400 in CMAT.

Discussion Forum View all 78 Questions

What would be a good enough score in CMAT for me to get admitted to Goa Institute of Management?

Asked By: Nithina Mohan,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Goa Institute of Management, Goa is one of the pioneer institutes in Management Training in India.

Getting an admission for any Management Course in Goa Institute of Management is an achievement there itself. 

In 2016, the cut-off scores for CMAT were set at about 99.85% for the Institute.

That means an individual should score a nearly perfect score in CMAT to be even considered for admissions at Goa Institute of Management.

This year, you can expect the CMAT cut-offs to be pretty much the same for admission purposes.

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What are the Identification documents required to be carried to the test centre for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Chethan Reddy,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Candidates will need to bring the following identification documents on the test day:

 a) CMAT 2017 Admit Card with recent passport sized photo posted on it.

 b) At least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. The name on your photo identification must match your name as entered in the CMAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification types are limited to Driver’s license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if photo identification is not presented.

 c) Notarized copy of Xth Mark sheet or equivalent Important: Admit Card and one photo identification, mentioned above, are mandatory in order to take the test.

Note: You will have to store all other personal items at the test centre at your own risk. Please do not bring any other items to the test centre, as they are not permitted into the testing centre for CMAT 2017.

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Will I be provided with any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Ankur Singh,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the Administrator for CMAT 2017.

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What are the timings to contact the helpline for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Swathi S,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The FAQs, IVRS and online instructions are designed to enable self-service. You are requested to use these tools which can guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then CMAT Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email 24×7.
Helpline number: 022- 40369695

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Can I choose a test city for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Aayush Kapoor,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, you can select up-to 3 cities giving an order of preference towards your test city. The first choice of a 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 the particular city for CMAT 2017.

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What is the fee for the CMAT 2017 examination?

Asked By: Niel kumar,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The fee is Rs.1200 + Bank charges as applicable for General / OBC candidates. If you belong to the SC/ST/PD (Physically disabled) category then you need to pay a discounted fee of Rs.600 + Bank charges as applicable for CMAT 2017.

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Can I take the test from any computer for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Rajan Joel ,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, a candidate will have to test on a pre-assigned workstation and will not have a choice to choose his or her workstation, in the testing venue for CMAT 2017.

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How is the computer-based format different from the paper-based format for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Hemanth V,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The format of the test is more or less the same except that a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading a paper booklet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on an answer sheet for CMAT 2017.

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How many colleges accept CMAT scores for post graduate management programs in India for CMAT 2017?

Asked By: Rahul D,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There will be more than 1000 colleges which accept CMAT scores across India for the CMAT 2017.

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QAge limit for CMAT 2017.

What is the age limit for CMAT?

Asked By: Ramesh S,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There are no age limitations for CMAT 2017.

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QCMAT exam strategy

What is the CMAT exam like and what does it do?

Asked By: George Jain Thomas,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

CMAT is a three-hour long Computer Based 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, CMAT,  facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management Programs.

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QCMAT annual or not

Is CMAT conducted twice a year?

Asked By: Charan Naik,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, Since 2016, AICTE conducts  CMAT exam only once a year in the month of January.

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QCMAT helpline

What is the CMAT helpline?

Asked By: Mahira F,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The CMAT helpline is given below:

Telephone Number: 022-40679404
Fax Number: 022-25814283
Address: 7th Floor, Chanderlok Building Janpath, New Delhi-110 001
Official Portal:

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QBenefits of CMAT

What are the CMAT benefits?

Asked By: Prita K,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The CMAT benefits are given below:

  • It is the only exam that students all over India could take to be able to secure admissions in AICTE approved colleges.
  • The AICTE approved MBA colleges all over India have now got a common yardstick to measure the scores of MBA aspirants from diverse states and regions.
  • Since it is a computer based exam so no more writing essays for hours or ticking, unticking, shading bubbles etc.
  • In comparison to any state level exam, CMAT is now conducted in about 57 cities across India and still growing.
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QCMAT customer care

What is the CMAT customer care?

Asked By: Bhavani T,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The CMAT customer care details are given below:

E-mail Id:

Helpline No.: 022 – 40679404

Fax No.: 022 - 25814283

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