CMAT 2019

28 Nov, 2018

CMAT 2019 –  CMAT, an elision for Common Management Admission Test is a national level entrance test which is conducted every year for the candidates willing to pursue postgraduate management program such as MBA, PGDM from top college/university/institute approved by AICTE. However, earlier CMAT exam was conducted by AICTE but from the upcoming year i.e. CMAT 2019 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on 28th January 2019 in online mode. Now, the candidates to appear in CMAT 2019 have to fill the application form that has been released from 1st November 2018. However, the last date to fill the application form was until 30th November 2018 but now, it has been extended till 7th December 2018. Candidates to fill the application form have to complete the registration process, further fill the application form and make the payment of the application fee of Rs. 1400/- (for general and OBC category candidates) and 700/- for reserved category candidates. Therefore, candidates ought to remain updated with all the events related to CMAT 2019 and read the whole article to fetch info regarding important dates, application form, admit card, result, selection procedure etc.


CMAT 2019 Important Dates

Have a look at the below table to know the updated important dates for CMAT Exam 2019:

CMAT Exam 2019 Events CMAT Important Dates 2019
Registration Start Date November 1, 2018 (Released)
Last date for registration December 7, 2018
Mock Test Release Date 2nd-3rd week of December 2018 (Expected)
Admit Card Availability January 7, 2019
CMAT Entrance Exam 2019 January 28, 2019
Question Objection Form 1st week of February 2019
Result Announcement February 10, 2019
Score Card Issue Date February 10, 2019

    newClick Here to fill CMAT 2019 Application Form

    CMAT 2019 Application Form (Released)

    • CMAT 2019 application form has been released from November 1, 2018.
    • Candidates can complete the CMAT Registration Process 2019 through online mode only.
    • The window for CMAT Application Form 2019 will be closed on 7th December 2018.
    • While filling the application form, candidates have to choose 3 cities across India as their test cities, according to their convenience.
    • Uploading the scanned images of photograph and signature is also a mandatory step to complete the CMAT registration process 2019 which can be done until 8th December 2019.
    • Candidates are advised to take the printout of their filled application for further reference.

    CMAT 2019 Application Fee

    The fee can be deposited through both modes: online & offline. You can pay either through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or make the cash payment in selected SBI Bank branches. The application fee is expected to be Rs. 1400 + Bank Charges (for GEN/OBC) & Rs. 700 + Bank Charges (for Female/SC/ST/PWD).

    How to Fill CMAT Application form

    1. Visit the official website of NTA –
    2. Scroll down and click on “Management”.
    3. You will be redirected to the Management Exams page.
    4. In the CMAT exam section, click the “Registration” button.
    5. Enter the required information to complete the registration process.
    6. Sign up now with the registration ID and password to complete the application process.
    7. Enter all the details you are asked for, such as: For example, personal information and educational qualifications. Upload scanned images of required documents and pay the fee.
    8. Verify the details in the completed application form in advance to final submission.
    9. You can print out the finished application form for later reference.

    CMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

    Find below the details of eligibility criteria for CMAT Exam 2019:

    Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen.

    Age Limit: There is no age bar. Candidates from any age group can participate in this exam.

    Qualification Criteria:

    • Minimum Qualification: A candidate must possess graduation degree of 3-4 years from a recognized institution.

    Note- The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply for CMAT 2019 Exam.

    • The CMAT application of the candidates holding a graduation degree through a part-time program of distance learning mode will also be accepted.

    CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

    Run your eye-balls below to know everything about CMAT Exam Pattern 2019:

    • Exam Mode: This exam will be conducted through online mode only.
    • Exam Duration: Candidates will get 3 hours (180 minutes) to solve CMAT paper.
    • NO of Question: The CMAT Paper 2019 will consist of 100 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).
    • Maximum Marks: The question paper will be of 400 marks.
    • Subjects: Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness are the major subjects.
    • Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 4 marks for each correct answer.
    • Negative Marking: Negative marking will be applicable. 1 mark for every wrong answer will be deducted.
    Type of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
    Language Comprehension 25 100
    Logical Reasoning 25 100
    Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
    General Awareness 25 100

    CMAT 2019 Syllabus

    The conducting authority doesn’t issue any syllabus for CMAT exam officially. However, candidates can find the mock tests and previous years’ question papers to closely interpret the exam pattern and type of questions. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension & General Awareness are the main subjects which a candidate needs to study to cover CMAT syllabus 2019. CMAT question paper is always based on these subjects.

    Topics Covered under Logical Reasoning

    • Numeric Grid
    • Family Tree
    • Coding and Series
    • Arrangement

    Topics Covered under Language Skills

    • Para Jumble
    • Vocabulary
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Fill in the Blanks
    • Syntax and Correct Grammar
    • Antonyms
    • Synonyms

    Topics Covered Under General Awareness

    • History
    • Politics
    • Current Affairs of International and National Economy
    • Books and Authors
    • Entertainment
    • Personalities
    • Social Developments
    • Business

    Topics Covered under Quantitative Skills

    • Data Sufficiency
    • Modern Mathematics
    • Problem-solving
    • Number Systems
    • Data Interpretation
    • Arithmetic
    • Geometry

    Books for the Preparation of CMAT 2019

    For the proper preparation for CMAT 2019 candidates must take the help of the below-given books recommended for the aspirants willing to pursue postgraduate management programs from top B-school across the country:

    • Study Package for MAT – Arun Sharma
    • MAT Entrance Exam with Practice CD – GKP
    • MAT Score Accelerator – Disha Publications
    • MAT Entrance Guide – Deepak Aggarwal
    • MAT Solved Papers – Disha Experts
    • The Pearson MAT Super Course with CD – Pearson
    • Barron’s Guide for MAT – Eugene D. Jaffe
    • Mission MBA Guide – B.S. Sijwali

    CMAT 2019 Admit Card

    The CMAT Admit Card 2019 will be made available from 7th January 2019. The only way to attain the CMAT Admit Card is to download it from the official website.

    Moreover, CMAT Hall Tickets 2019 will be sent to the candidates individually on their registered email IDs, apart from the official website.

    On the big day i.e. exam day, candidates will have to carry their admit card along with a photo ID proof, issued by Government of India, such as PAN Card, Passport, Driving License, UID Card, Voter ID, or notarized affidavit (in English).

    CMAT 2019 Exam Centres

    The total number of 73 exam centres is prescribed by the examination conducting authority of CMAT 2019 i.e. National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates while filling the application form get the opportunity to select their choice of at least 3 exam centres as per their preference. Therefore, candidates must go through the following table to choose the exam centre. However, the details regarding the test city or exam centre will be mentioned on the admit card. Therefore, candidates ought to download the hall ticket of CMAT 2019 on a priority basis and check out the following table to have detail info.







































































    CMAT 2019 Exam Analysis

    The questions from data interpretation questions (DI) were much lesser, but the language comprehension had a good count of vocabulary-based questions with very narrow and unclear answer choices. Logical thinking, although somewhat tricky, was quite feasible and CMAT test takers were able to solve an average of 17 out of 18 questions in the LR section. General Awareness (GK) was a combination of simple and difficult questions. The questions were on the basis of Historic GK, Recent Affairs, Politics, Polls, and Constitution.

    Section Name

    Difficulty level

    Total No. of questions

    Total marks

    English Comprehension  

    Moderate to Difficult



    Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation

    Easy to Moderate with few DI questions



    Logical Thinking




    General Awareness & Current affairs

    Moderate to Difficult



    CMAT 2019 Answer Key

    Response key for CMAT 2019 will only be published by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and not by AICTE. CMAT 2019 response keys are being published for the first time since many computer-based MBA entrance exams, such as CAT have also started publishing officials answer keys. The CMAT answer key 2019 will comprise of right answers to questions from various modules. The answer key of CMAT 2019 will be accessible online when issued. The CMAT Response Key allows the applicants to review and validate their CMAT responses to determine the probable CMAT scores and look for the opportunities for admission to the MBA 2019 at desired colleges. To download the answer key visit the official website of CMAT and provide your credentials to log in. After successful login navigate to the CMAT 2019 Answer key tab and download the appropriate response key.

    CMAT 2019 Participating Institutes

    Candidates after clearing the entrance test of CMAT will be able to get into top B-school. Therefore, all the candidates must go through the following table to know the participating institutes that accept the score of CMAT 2019 for postgraduate management programs:

    Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida

    Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

    Christ University, Bangalore

    Birla Institute of Management Technology, (BIMTECH), Greater Noida

    Goa Institute of Management, Goa

    Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur

    Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam

    Alliance School of Business, Bangalore

    Doon Business School, Dehradun

    GITAM School of International Business

    Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi

    GIBS Business School, Bangalore

    Great Lake Institute of Management, Chennai

    International Institute of Business Studies (IIBS), Bangalore

    CMAT 2019 Result

    AICTE will publish the CMAT 2019 Result in PDF format on their official website. 1st week of February 2019 is expected to be the CMAT Results 2019 week.

    The result will be declared in two forms: All India Merit List & State Merit List. The candidates’ roll number, score, and rank will be mentioned in the CMAT Merit 2019.

    CMAT 2019 Scorecard

    Candidates, who will make their place in the merit list, can download their scorecards from 10th February 2019.

    The scorecard will be released on the official website for download. No candidates will receive any scorecard individually by post or through email notification.

    The CMAT Scorecard 2019 will be valid for the whole 2019-2020 academic year.

    CMAT 2019 Cut Off

    The CMAT 2019 cut-off is the minimum score an aspirant needs to positively secure in CMAT 2019 entrance exam to get placed in the management institutes across India. The cut-off of CMAT 2019 will be published around the month of February 2019 by each of the participating institutions, on the basis of which candidates for the further selection process will be short-listed. Leading MBA Colleges and other b-schools in India are based on last year’s CMAT sections.

    1. The CMAT Cutoff depends on the following factors:
    2. Total Number of aspirants who have applied for the CMAT 2019
    3. Total Number of seats available in each institution
    4. Number of applicants’ clearing the entrance exam
    5. Level of difficulty of CMAT paper

    CMAT 2019 Selection Procedure

    Candidates after meeting or fulfilling the cutoff percentile will get shortlisted for the further round of selection procedure that comprises of Group Discussion (GD) and Written Ability Test (WAT) or Personal Interview (PI). However, the selection procedure of each college differ from one another and the final merit list will be released after the completion of selection procedure round on the basis of the previous academic record, marks acquired in the entrance test of CMAT 2019, performance in GD and PI rounds.

    In Group Discussion (GD) round, at least 10 candidates are kept in a group and they are given the time duration of 10-15 minutes for the discussion on any topic given by the examiner. In between the discussion, candidates’ closure skills, managerial skills, negotiation skills, leadership skills etc. are checked by the examiner.

    After completing the GD round, candidates are selected based on their performance to proceed for PI round wherein the panel of examiners or experts asks the questions related to the hobbies, work experience, interests etc.

    CMAT 2019 Counselling

    The selected candidates will further have to participate in the counseling round by completing the registration process by visiting the official website. While registering for the counseling process, candidates have to give their preference for a particular college and course as well. Now, let’s go through the steps involved in couselling given as follows:

    • Complete the Online registration by visiting the official website
    • Fill the choice for college and course
    • Go for the Verification of Documents
    • Allocation of Seats in particular college of your choice
    • Report to college

    FAQs about CMAT 2019 Exam

    Q.1- How many times CMAT is conducted every year?

    Ans- No, it is conducted only once in a year.

    Q.2- Does NTA accept fee through cash, cheque, or demand draft?

    Ans- No, you can either pay fee online or by cash at any SBI Bank branch.

    Q.3- Can I rectify the mistake after final submission of CMAT Application Form 2019?

    Ans- After the final submission and payment, you wouldn’t be able to make the changes in your application form.

    Q.4- Will my CMAT score be valid for the admission in a part-time MBA program?

    Ans- Yes, you can present your CMAT score card to apply for a part-time MBA program.

    Q.5- Will I be allowed to bring a calculator inside the examination hall?

    Ans- No, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall with a calculator.

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