All About CMAT

29 October, 2022
Aaliya Patel

About CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance examination for entry into management programmes. The CMAT is a three-hour computer-based online test that is conducted to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.

This CMAT facilitates AICTE-affiliated participating Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission to the Management Courses in such Institutions.

The CMAT result is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/ University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/ Affiliated Colleges.


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CMAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline to take the CMAT exam.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) can also apply for the CMAT exam.
  • No requirement for securing a minimum score (50% or 45%) in graduation for CMAT.
  • There is no age restriction for the CMAT.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India to take the CMAT.

CMAT Test Structure

Type Of QuestionsNo. Of  QuestionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation2080
Logical Reasoning2080
Language Comprehension2080
General Awareness2080
Innovation & Entrepreneurship2080
  • Mode: Computer-based
  • Test Duration: 180 minutes (3 hours)
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Marking Scheme: +4 for correct answers & -1 for unanswered/unattempted questions.
  • No Individual time limit to attempt the CMAT question paper. Candidates can attempt any question from any section within the overall CMAT exam time limit

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