CMAT 2018 Details – Exam Dates, Application Form, Admit Card

For all of you who wish to get into a good B-School you are probably well aware of the CMAT 2018 Exam, even if not you must have come across it in the way of Numerous billboards all over the place! The All India Council for Technical Education (a national level apex, competent & statutory authority for technical education in India) conducts a PAN India MBA entrance exam twice a year – February & September called the CMAT exam.

As you already know and must have faced the stress of several examinations via Numerous B-school all over the country which psychologically, physically and financially burdens you. To reduce that very same stress, the AICTE launched CMAT, if cracked can help you attend any of the 3500+ AICTE  approved colleges in India availing them to 4 lakh seats via CMAT 2018 to apply for PGDM, PGP & MBA courses. CMAT scores help you to enter premier institutes such as JBIMS, Sydenham, KJ Somaiya, IMT & many more.

Lets first summarize the examination

CMAT 2018 Exam Summary
Exam NameCommon Management Admission Test
Commonly known asCMAT
Exam levelNational Level
Conducting AuthorityAll India Council for Technical Education
Exam StreamManagement Entrance Exam

CMAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

You are no stranger to the various conditions via the examination on the student in order to successfully apply for the exam. So lets view the CMAT Eligibility Criteria.

All candidates from any discipline (General category) having obtained a minimum 50% in their 3 year graduation course or equivalent qualification recognized by the MHRD can apply. Those who have appeared can also apply by submitting their certificates before the commencement of the programme.

A score of 45% is considered if the applicant is of a reserved category.

CMAT 2018 Application Form

A detailed procedure on CMAT Application Form is mentioned below:

The candidate will have to pay  Rs. 1400* (General category) & Rs. 700* (SC, ST and PD category) towards the CMAT examination fees. *Bank charges extra as applicable

In order to complete the transaction you will need to visit the AICTE CMAT 2018 website and pay via Credit or Debit card or Net banking. Cash is also accepted in any SBI branch. You can also pay through a challan generated online.

Also read complete CMAT Registration Guide

CMAT Exam Pattern

The complete list of CMAT Exam Pattern is mentioned below:

The questions in CMAT 2018 are divided in 4 sections with multiple choice questions.

The questionnaire is divided into the following questions and each section carries 25 questions having a maximum of 100 marks.

  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Logical reasoning
  • Language comprehension
  • General awareness

You will score 4 marks for each right answer and lose 1 mark for each wrong answer.

You can also swap to any section at any point in time during the exam as per your convenience.

The Quantitative techniques section covers subjects such as Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Number Systems, Set Theory, Permutations & Combinations and other miscellaneous topics.

In Data Interpretation, the subjects covered are tables calculation, Line & Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Case lets based DI, Combination Tables/Graphs, Reasoning – Tables, Graphs and miscellaneous or Non classifiable concepts & Unusual Graphs

In Logical Reasoning, the topics covered are Circular, Linear, , Blood Relations & Family Trees, Groupings Tabular Arrangements, Visual Reasoning, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Reasoning Series, Truth / Lies and multiple other concepts and miscellaneous or Non Classifiable concepts.

Reading Comprehension covers topics based on: Passage Structure, Inference Fact, Tone, Main Idea or Title or Author, Attitude, or miscellaneous type passages.

General Knowledge (GK) covers informational topics from news, sports, history, etc

The other main question in your minds will be with regard to the dates thus they are as follows.

CMAT 2018 Exam Dates

CMAT Exam EventsImportant Dates 
Commencement of CMAT Application Online RegistrationOctober 2017
Conclusion of Online RegistrationDecember 2017
Issue of CMAT 2018 Admit CardJanuary 2018
CMAT 2018 Important DateJanuary 2018
CMAT 2018 Result declarationFebruary 2018


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