The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination for entry into management programmes. Since 2016, the CMAT was held only once in the month of January. Till 2018, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
For 2019, Test will be conducted by the NTA. The CMAT is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate's ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. This test facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/ University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/ Affiliated Colleges.
In the year 2012-14, CMAT had replaced MH-CET (MH-CET was discontinued in 2012) and was conducted twice in a year once in September and in February. But, last year AICTE had conducted CMAT only once in a year. For this year CMAT 2019 shall be conducted in 2 slots by the NTA (National testing agency).
Number of students taking the CMAT:
As per primary and secondary sources
Eligibility for CMAT 2019
Eligibility for Management programs (PGDM, MBA and similar)
Test mode: Computer Based Test
Conducted: Once a year in the month of January.
Duration: 180 Minutes (3 hours)
Marking scheme: 4 marks each for every question, 1 mark negative marking for every wrong answer.
|Section 1||Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||25||100|
|Section 2||Logical Reasoning||25||100|
|Section 3||Language Comprehension||25||100|
|Section 4||General Awareness||25||100|
*Test structure and details as per the 2019 notification.
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