CMAT 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility

CMAT 2021

CMAT 2021 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency in online mode. The entrance test of CMAT is conducted every year at national level for admission into various management courses. Candidates are offered admission into various management institutions situated across India on the basis of CMAT exam Scores. There are over 1000 participating institutions that accepts CMAT scores for admission. Candidates must qualify the respective cut off released by each participating institution to take admission in Management courses. Various institutes conduct GD & PI rounds in which every shortlisted candidates have to participate. 

Candidates can check all the details related to the CMAT 2021 exam such as application form, dates, eligibility, pattern, syllabus, etc. from this article.

CMAT 2021 Notification

The details regarding the CMAT Notification are:

  • CMAT 2021 Notification will relase in the first week of October 2020.
  • The notification will include all the details regarding the CMAT Exam.

CMAT 2021 Exam Dates

Given below are important dates for the CMAT 2021 entrance exam that every candidates must be familiar with:

EventsDates 2021
Starting of online registrationFirst week of November 2020
Correction in images startsSecond week of November 2020
Last date to register onlineLast week of November 2020
Successful fee paymentFirst week of November to First week of December 2020
Slot BookingFirst week of December to Second week of December 2020
Availability of Admit CardFourth week of December 2020
CMAT 2021 ExamLast week of January 2021
Declaration of resultFirst week of February 2021
Availability of scorecardSecond week of February 2021

 CMAT 2021 Application Form

Candidates must check the CMAT 2021 Application Form details given below:

  • The CMAT 2021 registration process is supposed to be started from First week of November 2020 through online mode.
  • Candidate first have to register themselves by entering their valid email id, phone number, name and other details to fill the application form.
  • After successful registration, applicants will receive login details through which can be used for login in future. Candidates must keep their login id safely.
  • Candidates should carefully fill all the details asked while filling up the application form as any modification will not be allowed later.
  • The CMAT form filling process includes the following steps – Online Registration, application form filling, uploading of images (photograph & signature), application fee payment & printing of application and confirmation page.
  • Candidates are advised to upload images as per the specified format and size.

CMAT Application Fee

After filling details in the CMAT application form, candidates have to pay the CMAT registration fee which vary as per the category of candidates. Given below are the category wise CMAT 2021 application fee:

CategoryFee for BoysFee for Girls
General candidates16001000
General – EWS/ OBC- NCL candidate10001000
SC/ ST/ PWD800700

Mode of Payment :

The registration fee payment of CMAT can be paid in online mode via debit/ credit card / net banking /PayTM/ UPI (upto 11:50 p.m. up to bank hours).

How to Apply for CMAT 2021?

Candidates have to follow the steps given below to fill the CMAT 2021 application form:

  • Firstly, candidates have to register online from the NTA official website.
  • Candidates have to login using Application Number and Password generated at the time of registration.
  • After login, fill all the asked details such as Candidates name, Personal information, academic details, postal address and communication details etc.
  • Now, candidates have to upload Images on CMAT Application Form
  • After uploading the image in prescribed format, candidates have to pay the Application Fee using any of the available fee payment mode.

CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants must check the below given CMAT Eligibility criteria before filling the application form:

  • Nationality- Only Indian Candidates can apply for the CMAT exam.
  • Age Criteria- There is no age limit set by the authority for appearing in the CMAT 2021.
  • Qualification- Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in any discipline can apply for CMAT. Final year undergraduates and whose result is supposed to be declared before the start of admission session of 2021-2022 are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2021.

CMAT 2021 Reservation Criteria

The details regarding the CMAT reservation criteria are:

Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Other Backward Classes27%

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Given below is the CMAT 2021 exam pattern that candidate must know to be familiar with CMAT question Paper:

  • Exam mode: Online mode i.e. computer-based test.
  • Paper Duration: 180 minutes i.e. 03 hours.
  • Type of questions: Objective type of questions.
  • Total Marks: Total 400 marks.
  • Medium Language: English language.
  • Marking Pattern: 4 marks for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Candidates can check the Question and Marks distribution of CMAT exam for different section from the following table:

TopicsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation25100
General Awareness25100
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100

CMAT 2021 Syllabus

CMAT Syllabus is given below:

  • Language Comprehension: Reading Passage, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, etc.
  • Quantitative Techniques: Ratio and Proportions, Time and Distance, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, etc.
  • Logical Reasoning: Number & Letter series, Blood relations, Binary Logics, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Seating Arrangements, Venn diagram, etc.
  • General Knowledge: India & the world, Current Affairs, History, Awards, Polity & Science, etc.

Recommended books for CMAT 2021

Given below are some important books that candidate must need to cover the CMAT syllabus:

Book NameAuthor
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsRS Agarwal
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CATArun Sharma
General KnowledgeDisha Experts
The Pearson Guide to Verbal AbilitySujit Kumar
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma

CMAT 2021 Preparation Tips

For scoring good in the CMAT exam, candidates can opt the below given preparation Tips:

  • Must go through the CMAT syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Take to solve mock test to analyse the paper.
  • Candidates are advised to solve previous year papers and sample papers.
  • Prepare a study routine and must follow it regularly.
  • Make short notes of important points and revise them regularly.

CMAT 2021 Admit Card

The admit card/hall ticket of CMAT 2021 is supposed to be released in the fourth week of December 2020. The CMAT admit card will be uploaded on the website and only candidate who have successfully completed the application process can access it. Candidates have to enter their login details to download CMAT admit card.

Candidates have to bring the admit card on the exam day along with one passport size photograph, one photo id proof and PWD certificate (if needed) to enter in the exam hall. Alos, Candidates can check the reporting time, exam centre/city, exam time, exam instructions and other details from the CMAT admit card.

How to Download CMAT 2021 Admit Card?    

Candidates have to follow the steps given below to download the hall ticket:

  • Visit the CMAT official website, i.e.,
  • Click on the tab displaying “Download Admit Card”.
  • Login using CMAT Application Number and password or Date of Birth.
  • Click on ‘Download CMAT Admit Card’ link.
  • Candidates are advised to download and print the CMAT Admit Card 2021 for future use.

Documents Required on the Day of Exam

The documents to be carried along on the day of the exam are:

  • Candidates have to carry a valid and original ID Proof.
  • Also, candidates have to carry their hall ticket/admit card.
  • The Identity proof can be any of the following:
    • PAN Card 
    • Passport
    • Driving License 
    • Voter ID Card 
    • UID card or a notarized Affidavit with recent photo, signature, DOB and residential address.
    • PwD certificate

CMAT 2021 Exam Centers

The details regarding the CMAT Exam centers are:

  • CMAT 2021 will be conducted in 84 cities across the whole country.
  • Candidates have to choose 04 exam centres during filling the application form.
  • Candidates will be allotted test cities on the basis of the availability of seats.
  • Moreover, candidates may note that the authority reserves the right to change the exam.

CMAT 2021 Answer Key

NTA is supposed to release the provisional as well as final answer key of CMAT 2021 in the month of February 2021. With the help of CMAT Answer key, candidates can calculate his/her probable score of the exam.

Candidates can also challenge the released provisional answer key released by the authority. For challenging the answer key, such candidates have to pay a processing fee (non-refundable) of Rs.1000 per question. This amount can be paid by debit/credit card/ net banking method. After considering all the challenges NTA will release the final answer key on the official website.

CMAT 2021 Result

After the final answer key will be displayed NTA will release the CMAT result in the first week of February 2021. The actual marks obtained by the candidate will be considered for the preparation of the result.

The result will be released in online mode. Candidates will be able to download the scorecard of CMAT exam from the official website. Authority will not dispatch the CMAT scorecard through any other mode.

CMAT 2021 Tie Breaker

If more than one candidates have the same marks, then tie-breaker criteria are applied to decide which candidate has a higher rank or merit. If two candidates have the same marks, then their sectional CMAT score will be utilised as a tie-breaker.

CMAT 2021 Cutoff

The details regarding the CMAT 2021 Cutoff are:

College Accepting CMAT scoreExpected CMAT Cut off Percentiles
IMT, Hyderabad80
IMT, Nagpur80
ITM, Navi Mumbai80
Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore80
XISS, Ranchi80
IFIM, Bangalore85
IFMR, Chennai85
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management85
NIBM, Pune85
NL Dalmiya Institute of Management85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida85
Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai85
IPE Hyderabad90- 95
Goa Institute of Management95-99
Great Lakes Institute of Management95-99
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management95-99
University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences95-99
SIMSREE, Mumbai99+
JBIMS, Mumbai99.9+

CMAT 2021 Counselling

After the declaration of result, shortlisted candidates have to appear in the CMAT Counselling which will be conducted by the authority. The qualified candidates can participate in the selection procedure organized by the participating institutions separately. The admission process is supposed to be vary as per the institutions.

The participating institutions will conduct GD and PI round for the selection of the candidates. Students are advised to be connected with the preferred institute to keep a check on the admission schedule announced for admission. After the GD and PI rounds, the qualified candidates will be called for the document verification round in which candidates have to show their documents asked by the institutions for the verification purpose.

CMAT Sample Papers 2021

The details regaridng the CMAT Sample papers are:

  • Candidates must practise the sample papers for better preparation.
  • The sample papers will help candidates to evaluate the exam pattern and most occurring exam patterns.
  • Moreover, Candidates can also predict the expected questions.
  • Candidates must solve various sample papers before the exam.

CMAT Mock tests 2021

Candidates can download the CMAT mock tests using the folowing steps:

  • Visit the official portal of NTA or CMAT.
  • Click on Student registration(Mock tests) link.
  • Login using any of the available modes.
  • Then, Select the exam for which candidates want to give the mock test.
  • Enter the user name and password.
  • At last, candidates can give the mock test.

CMAT 2021 Participating Colleges

There are many institutes that accept the scores of CMAT exam for admissions in management programs. 

Some of the Top institutes that accept the CMAT score are given below:

  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • SIES College of Management Studies
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Doon Business School, Dehradun
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai,
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai,
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  • Alliance School of Business, Bangalore

CMAT 2021 Highlights

The highlights of CMAT Exam are given below:

Name of ExamCMAT
Full FormCommon Management Admission Test
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of ExamNational Level
Exam ModeOnline mode
Exam Duration02 hours
Purpose of ExamFor admission in various management courses
Helpline number7042399521 / 7042399525


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