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What is CMAT?

CMAT, short for Common Management Admission Test, is a national-level entrance examination conducted in India. It is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The CMAT exam is conducted to assess the aptitude of candidates seeking admission to various management programs, such as MBA and PGDM, offered by participating institutions across India.

CMAT 2023 Dates

Events Dates
CMAT Registration Begins February 13, 2023
CMAT Registration Last Date March 13, 2023
CMAT Correction Window March 14 to 16, 2023
CMAT 2023 City Intimation Slip April 28, 2023
CMAT 2023 Admit Card Download May 1, 2023
CMAT 2023 Exam Date May 4, 2023
CMAT 2023 Answer Key (Out) May 12, 2023
CMAT 2023 Result Last week of May 2023

CMAT Exam Highlights 2023

  • Exam Name: Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
  • Conducting Body: National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Exam Level: National
  • Exam Frequency: Once a year
  • Exam Mode: Computer-based test (CBT)
  • Duration: 180 minutes (3 hours)
  • Sections: Four sections – Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness
  • Total Questions: Approximately 100 questions
  • Marking Scheme: +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each incorrect answer
  • Medium of Exam: English

CMAT Answer Key 2023

After the CMAT 2023 exam is conducted, the NTA will release the answer key on its official website. The answer key contains the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can use the answer key to evaluate their performance, calculate their probable scores, and estimate their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the admission process. In case of any discrepancies or objections regarding the answer key, candidates can challenge it within the specified time frame.

  • Visit NTA-CMAT 2023 Official Website
  • Click on the link for ‘Answer Key for CMAT 2023’
  • Enter the candidate login details- CMAT registration no. and password
  • View/ Download CMAT answer key PDF available on the screen

CMAT Result 2023

CMAT 2023 Result will be announced by NTA in the last week of May 2023.

The CMAT 2023 result will be declared by the NTA on its official website. The result will include the scores obtained by the candidates in each section of the exam, as well as the overall percentile. Candidates can access their results by logging in with their registered credentials. The CMAT result is an important factor considered by various management institutes during the admission process.

The steps to download CMAT 2023 result-cum-scorecard are:

  • Visit the official CMAT website of NTA, i.e.,
  • Click on the ‘Download CMAT 2023 Scorecard’ tab.
  • Fill in your login credentials which are your CMAT 2023 registration number and password.
  • Enter the security pin that is presented on the screen.
  • Download your CMAT scorecard 2023 and print it out for future correspondence.

CMAT Score vs Percentile

CMAT Score vs Percentile analysis is provided below based on the analysis of previous year result statistics of candidates.

CMAT Scores CMAT percentile 
330+ 100
320-330 99.95-99.99
315-320 99+
280-310 95+
270+ 90 +
200-250 81 to 89 +

CMAT Cut-Offs 2023

The CMAT 2023 cut-offs refer to the minimum scores or percentiles required by candidates to qualify for the selection process of participating institutes. Each participating institute may have its specific cut-off criteria. The cut-offs are typically based on factors such as the number of candidates, the difficulty level of the exam, and the availability of seats. Candidates who meet or exceed the cut-off criteria are eligible for further selection rounds, such as group discussions and personal interviews.

CMAT Paper Section Sectional Cut Off for CMAT 2023
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 50
Language Comprehension 50
Logical Reasoning 40
General Awareness 45
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 40

CMAT 2023 Expected Cut off for Top Colleges

Check the table to get an idea of the expected cut off for top colleges based on which candidates get shortlisted in CMAT 2023 exam.

Name of the MBA College CMAT Cut off Percentile
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai 99.99
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education 99.97
Goa Institute of Management, Goa 99.8
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai 99.20
Pune University Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA DMS) 96.42
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 95+
XISS Ranchi 95
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai 97.27
Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore 90
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi 85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 82
L.N Welingkar Institute of Management 85
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 75
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune 75
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore 75
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Pune 60
Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai 60
Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad 60
AIMS Bangalore 60
Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior 84
Lovely Professional University (MBA), Phagwara 80

What are the Benefits of Appearing in CMAT 2023?

Appearing in CMAT 2023 offers several benefits to aspiring management students:

  • National-level Acceptance: CMAT scores are accepted by numerous AICTE-approved management institutes across India, including prestigious universities and colleges.
  • Simplified Application Process: By appearing in CMAT, candidates need to take only one exam to apply to multiple management programs, saving time and effort in filling out separate application forms for each institute.
  • Merit-Based Scholarships: Many management institutes offer scholarships and financial aid to students based on their CMAT scores, providing opportunities for deserving candidates to pursue their education with a reduced financial burden.
  • Career Opportunities: Qualifying in CMAT opens doors to various career opportunities in the field of management, including placements in reputed companies and access to executive-level roles.
  • Standardized Assessment: CMAT is designed to assess a candidate’s aptitude in areas such as quantitative techniques, logical reasoning, language comprehension, and general awareness, providing a fair and standardized evaluation of their abilities.

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

The eligibility criteria for CMAT 2023 are as follows:

  1. Educational Qualification: Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Final-year students are also eligible to apply.
  2. Age Limit: There is no age limit specified to appear for CMAT.
  3. Nationality: Indian citizens, as well as NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) and foreign nationals, are eligible to apply.

It is important for candidates to carefully review the detailed eligibility criteria specified by each participating institute, as additional requirements, if any, may vary from institute to institute.

CMAT Registration 2023

To appear in CMAT 2023, candidates must complete the online registration process. Registration is typically conducted through the official CMAT website or the NTA website. Candidates need to provide their details, educational qualifications, and other relevant information, along with the payment of the registration fee. The registration period is announced by the conducting body, and candidates are advised to complete the registration within the specified dates to avoid any last-minute hassles.

CMAT Syllabus 2023

The CMAT 2023 syllabus covers the following broad areas:

  1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, number systems, data interpretation, graphs, and charts.
  2. Logical Reasoning: Analytical reasoning, coding-decoding, blood relations, series, analogies, syllogisms, directions, and puzzles.
  3. Language Comprehension: Reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, sentence correction, para-jumbles, and critical reasoning.
  4. General Awareness: Current affairs, general knowledge, business, economics, sports, politics, and cultural events.

Candidates need to refer to official sources or study materials recommended by experts to get a comprehensive understanding of the CMAT syllabus.

CMAT Exam Pattern 2023

The CMAT 2023 exam pattern is as follows:

  1. Mode of Exam: Computer-based test (CBT)
  2. Duration: 180 minutes (3 hours)
  3. Number of Sections: Four sections – Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness
  4. Total Questions: Approximately 100 questions
  5. Marking Scheme: +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each incorrect answer
  6. Medium of Exam: English

Candidates should familiarize themselves with the exam pattern to understand the structure of the exam and manage their time effectively during the actual test.

CMAT Preparation 2023

To prepare for CMAT 2023, candidates can follow these tips:

  1. Understand the Syllabus: Thoroughly review the CMAT syllabus and identify the topics that require more focus based on your strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Create a Study Plan: Develop a well-structured study plan that allocates sufficient time for each section of the exam and includes regular practice tests.
  3. Practice Mock Tests: Solve previous years’ question papers and take online mock tests to get familiar with the exam pattern, improve time management skills, and identify areas that need improvement.
  4. Study Material and Resources: Refer to standard books, study guides, and online resources recommended by experts to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the various topics.
  5. Time Management: Practice time management techniques during your preparation and ensure you allocate enough time for revision and practice.
  6. Stay Updated: Read newspapers, magazines, and online
  7. Articles to stay updated with current affairs, business news, and general knowledge topics.

CMAT 2023 Selection Process: Documents Required

The list of the documents that candidates are supposed to bring at the time of CMAT counseling includes:

  • CMAT Admit Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • CMAT Scorecard
  • Class 10 & 12 Marksheet & Certificate
  • Graduation Marksheet & Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Valid ID proof
  • Address proof

MBA Admission through CMAT 2023: Reservation Criteria

In the government institutes that accept CMAT scores, the following reservation criterion is applicable:

Category  Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL) 27%
Persons with Disability (PwD) 5%
Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) 10%

CMAT Admit Card 2023

The CMAT 2023 admits card will be issued by the NTA to candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. The admit card serves as an important document for entry into the examination center. Candidates can download the admit card from the official CMAT website or the NTA website by logging in with their registration credentials. It is advisable to check all the details mentioned on the admit card, such as name, photograph, exam center, and timings. Candidates must carry a printout of the admit card and a valid photo ID proof to the examination center on the day of the exam.

  • NTA will not send the admit card of CMAT by post
  • Under no circumstances will a duplicate admit card be issued at the test center.
  • In case of any discrepancy in the details mentioned on CMAT admit card 2023, immediately contact NTA helpline between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Yes, final-year students are eligible to apply for CMAT 2023.

No, candidates cannot edit their application form after submission. It is important to review all the details carefully before final submission.

No, the use of calculators or any other electronic devices is not allowed during the CMAT exam.

Yes, there is a negative marking of -1 mark for each incorrect answer in CMAT 2023.

No, there is no provision for re-evaluation of CMAT results. The scores declared by the NTA are final.

Candidates are advised to refer to the official CMAT website or contact the helpline provided by the conducting body for any further queries or clarifications.

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