CMAT

Exam Date

2021-03-31

Application Date

2020-12-23 to 2021-03-01

Result Date

2021-04-09
Exam Description

 

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

National Testing Agency organizes the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). It is a national-level exam for management programs. The All India CMAT 2021 Merit List of candidates is expected to be released soon by the NTA. The merit list will be compiled based on the candidates' average scores, and each candidate will be included in it. Candidates will be able to download the CMAT 2021 Merit List from the official website, cmat.nta.nic.in, once it is published. The Popular Management Admission Test (CMAT) is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) (CMAT). The establishment of NTA has been approved as an autonomous and self-sustaining premier testing organisation to conduct various entrance exams for admission to courses offered at higher educational institutions, such as JEE, NEET, CMAT, GPAT, and UGC NET. Other exams are likely to be added to the NTA's schedule over time. CMAT was organised by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) until 2018.

 

Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam Common Management Admission Test
Organized by National Testing Agency
Category National Level Exam
Frequency Once a year
Official Website https://cmat.nta.nic.in/
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Online
Total Questions 100 Questions
Negative marking Yes
Languages English
Exam pattern 4 section (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness)
Number of Seats 1550
No. of Participating Colleges 853
Score Validity One year

 

Important Dates for CMAT 2021

CMAT Events CMAT Exam Dates
CMAT 2021 registration start date 23 December 2020
Registration end date (Extended) March 01, 2021
Application Form Correction Window 4th March to 7th March 2021
Admit card download begins 24 March 2021
CMAT 2021 exam 31 March 2021
CMAT Answer key release 04 April 2021
Result announcement 09 April 2021

 

Eligibility Criteria for CMAT 2021

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate should have passed a Bachelor's Degree (Any Discipline) from a recognized institute can apply for CMAT.
  • Final year students of Graduate Degree courses (10+2+3) whose results would be declared before the admission procedure starts for the academic year 2021-22 are also eligible for the computer-based online CMAT examination.

 

Application Process for CMAT 2021

  • Step 1 - Click on the given link
  • Step 2- Register for CMAT
  • Step 3 - Fill the registration form
  • Step 4 - Upload the necessary documents
  • Step 5 - Pay fees for the application form (through Credit Card /Debit Card (except Master/Visa Card) / Net-Banking/UPI)
Categories Application Fees
General (UR) Male - 2000/- Female - 1000/-
Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL) Male - 1000/- Female - 1000/-
Transgenders - 1000/-
  • Step 6 - Print the CMAT Application Form

 

Mode of Payment for CMAT Application Fees

Candidates can pay the CMAT application fee online using any of the following methods: Net banking, HDFC Credit Card, Debit Card, Credit Card, Paytm Services, or SBI. On the payment tab, they may choose a payment method. Candidates can download or print the Confirmation Page once the payment is complete. If the Confirmation Page does not appear after payment of the application fee, the transaction will be cancelled, and the candidates will need to contact their bank for a refund.

 

CMAT 2021 Application Form

From March 4 to 7, 2021, the CMAT 2021 Application Form Correction Window was reopened. By logging in to the official website (cmat.nta.nic.in) by 5:00 p.m. on March 7, registered candidates could make changes to their CMAT 2021 Application Form and pay the necessary fees by 11:50 p.m. on the same day, candidates could make changes to their CMAT 2021 Application Form.

 

Detailed CMAT 2021 Application Form Filling Process

The method of filling out the CMAT 2021 application form is depicted in the flow chart above. We've broken down the CMAT application process into steps for candidates' convenience. The steps in the CMAT Register application process for CMAT 2021 are as follows.

Step 1: On its official website, https://cmat.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx, a connection to fill out the CMAT 2021 application form will be enabled. This is the only website where you can apply for the CMAT.

Step 2: After visiting the above website, select the 'Fill Online Application Form' option.

Step 3: A new page will now open, and the candidates must choose the 'New Registration' option.

Step 4: After clicking on the 'New Registration' tab, you'll see directions and details about the CMAT application form 2021, as well as the application fee.

Step 5: The CMAT registration page now appears. Fill out the Registration Form, which requires the following information:

  • Personal Information
  • Contact Details
  • Select a Password (Create a Password)
  • PIN for protection

Submit the form after entering the above details, and you will receive an SMS confirmation message on your phone.

Complete the CMAT Application Form.

Step 6: The Application Form is the next step in the form-filling process, and this is where you can enter your academic information.

Step 7: Choose four cities for the test. Exam centres for the CMAT can be found here.

Upload a scanned picture of yourself and your signature.

Step 8: Finally, upload the Scanned Photograph and Signature Images. The photograph's and signature's size and dimensions are listed below.

Pay the CMAT 2021 application fee.

Step 8: Pay the CMAT 2021 application fee with a credit card, debit card, internet banking, Paytm, UPI, or Google Pay account.

Step 9: Finally, pick an exam place. This is the final step in completing the CMAT 2021 application form.

 

CMAT 2021 Syllabus

  • Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
  • Logical reasoning
  • Language comprehension
  • General awareness

 

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam Sections Number  of Questions Total marks
Online Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
Total 100 400

 

CMAT 2021 Selection Process

The selection process for CMAT 2021 consists mainly of

  • GD (Group Discussion),
  • PI (Personal Interview) or
  • WAT (Written Ability Test)

 

CMAT 2021 Exam Centers:

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Bhavnagar
Bhuj
Kadi
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Mehsana
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Amravati
Aurangabad
Thane
Dhule
Solapur
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Nanded
Pune
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Noida
Varanasi
Punjab Mohali
Amritsar
Ludhiana
Panchkula
Karnataka Bengaluru
Davanagere
Dharwad
Gulbarga
Mangalore
Mysore
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Sambalpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Tirunelveli
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
West Bengal Durgapur
Kolkata
Haryana Gurgaon
Faridabad
Hisar
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Warangal
Himachal Pradesh Solan
Shimla
Hamirpur
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jodhpur
Udaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Kerala Kochi
Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram
Goa Panaji
Ponda
Margao
Bihar Patna
Tripura Agartala
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Guntur
Nellore
Vijayawada
Kurnool
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair

 

Admit Card for CMAT 2021

On March 24, 2021, NTA launched the CMAT 2021 Admit Card in an online format on the CMAT official website (cmat.nta.nic.in). Candidates can now use their CMAT 2021 Admit Card by logging in with their Application Number, Password, and Date of Birth on the website. The CMAT 2021 exam will now be held in two shifts on March 31, 2021. CMAT 2021 registrations were reopened from February 10 to March 1, 2021.

Steps to get CMAT Admit Card

  • Step 1: As soon as the CMAT 2021 admit card is issued, a connection to download it will be provided here.
  • Step 2: A new page will appear, prompting you to enter information such as your application number, password, and security pin.
  • Step 3: After you've entered all of your details, click the 'Sign in' button.
  • Step 4: The CMAT 2021 admit card will appear on your computer screen.
  • Step 5: Print out the 'CMAT Admit Card 2021' on a simple A-4 sheet and save it for future reference.

 

CMAT Answer Key 2021 

NTA has published the CMAT Final Answer Key in PDF format, along with the CMAT Results. CMAT was generated using the Final Answer Key. On April 3, the National Testing Agency (NTA) published the CMAT 2021 Provisional Answer Key on its official website. By logging in with their Application Number and Password, candidates who took the CMAT were able to download the answer key as well as the question paper. Candidates may submit objections to the CMAT answer key by filling out an application form on the CMAT website. They will have to pay a fee of Rs.1000 to do so. The CMAT response key can be challenged until 5 p.m. on April 5th, and the fee can be charged until 11:50 p.m. on April 5th.

 

Steps to download CMAT 2021 Answer Key

To obtain your CMAT 2021 Response Key, follow the steps outlined below.

  • Step 1: Go to the official CMAT website (cmat.nta.nic.in).
  • Step 2: Select 'Show Question Papers and Responses' from the drop-down menu. This page also includes a direct connection to download the CMAT 2021 Response Key.
  • Step 3: Select Sign In and enter your Application No., Password, and Security Pin.
  • Step 4: The screen will show your CMAT 2021 Response Sheet.
  • Step 5: Review the Question Paper and Responses and print a copy for your records.

 

Exam Analysis for CMAT 2021

CMAT 2021 Shift 1 was held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 31, and CMAT 2021 Shift 2 was held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 31. For Shift 1 and Shift 2, a quantitative review of the CMAT 2021 question paper based on student feedback from the exam centres has been revised here. The overall difficulty level of Shift 1 was described as moderate, with a total of 125 questions. The CMAT Shift 2 exam's overall difficulty level was also recorded as moderate, with a total of 125 questions asked.

Changes to the CMAT Exam Pattern in 2021 - Key Points

  • The CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern now includes a new segment called "Innovation & Entrepreneurship."
  • There will be 25 questions in this segment, and candidates will be given an additional 30 minutes to complete it.
  • This segment is optional, and only candidates who have enrolled in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship course are allowed to take it.
  • The CMAT 2021 marking scheme has not changed, and the total points, length, and total number of questions will differ depending on the candidate's choices.

 

Result of CMAT 2021

On April 9, 2021, NTA published the CMAT results on the official CMAT website. To access their CMAT Result, candidates must log in using their Application Number and Date of Birth. This year's CMAT qualifying marks are projected to range from 140 to 300. After the CMAT 2021 exam, the section-by-section CMAT results are released. All candidates who passed the CMAT exam are included in the result list. Eligible candidates receive an email informing them of their CMAT scorecard, which is sent to their registered email address. It will not be mailed. Four parts of the CMAT test scorecard provide information about the candidate's marks. Each portion of the CMAT scorecard has a scale score, total scores, and a percentage ranking.

 

Steps to Check CMAT 2021 Result

The following are the steps that candidates must take in order to display the CMAT 2021 Result or CMAT scorecard:

  • To access CMAT results, go to the NTA's official website.
  • To view the CMAT 2021 result, go to the NTA's home page and click on the appropriate link, which is 'View CMAT 2021 Result'.
  • Enter the appropriate information, such as your Application Number and Password or your Date of Birth, to log in.
  • Then select the 'Submit' tab.
  • On the phone, you can see your CMAT scorecard.
  • Save the scorecard to your computer.
  • Make a copy for future reference.

 

Cutoff for CMAT 2021

Following the announcement of the CMAT 2021 results, the participating institutes publish the CMAT 2021 cutoff list. The CMAT 2021 cutoff marks are the minimum qualifying marks that applicants must achieve in order to be eligible for admission to various B-Schools and institutes. CMAT 2021 was held in two shifts on March 31 and the results were released on April 9.

 

Documents Required at Counselling

  • 10th or Secondary Exam Mark sheets and certificates
  • 12th Marksheet or Equivalent Certificates
  • CMAT 2020 Admit Card
  • Any professional degree certificate, if any
  • Work experience certificate, if any
  • Photo ID Proof

 

CMAT Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation (in percentage)
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.50%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
General / Open 50.50%
PwD 5% in each category