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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,, 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
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


Application Process for CMAT 2021

Categories Application Fees
General (UR) Male - 2000/- Female - 1000/-
Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL) Male - 1000/- Female - 1000/-
Transgenders - 1000/-


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 ( 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,, 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:

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


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


CMAT 2021 Exam Centers:

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Navi Mumbai
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Punjab Mohali
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
West Bengal Durgapur
Haryana Gurgaon
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Himachal Pradesh Solan
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kochi
Goa Panaji
Bihar Patna
Tripura Agartala
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
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 ( 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


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.


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


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:


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


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