CMAT Exam Date 2022: Apply Online, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

What is the CMAT Examination?

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level, business aptitude test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the admission of MBA/PGDM courses at many Business Schools across India. It is one of the most popular MBA admission exams held in India. Around 70,000 students appear for this exam every year.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for CMAT?

  • The appearing candidates ought to belong to Indian Citizenship.
  • The minimum age limit is twenty one years.
  • Applicants ought to be qualified in Bachelor’s Degree of 3-years duration from a recognized university.
  • Those are final year students also can apply for the examination of NTA NEET CMAT.
  • Candidates ought to get to score a minimum of 50% marks in their Graduation and there’ll be a relaxation of 50% for reserved class.
  • Applicants ought to have a minimum of 5-years of relevant managerial/supervisory experience and the academic qualification requirement remains the same to get admission in an executive program in Management.
  • There will be no restriction to attempting in large number for CMAT.

What is the syllabus for CMAT 2022 Exam

Quantitative Techniques and Data InterpretationTabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line GraphProbabilityQuadratic and linear equationsGraphSimple Interest and Compound InterestPercentagesAveragesGeometryProfit and LossMensurationRatios and ProportionFraction and DecimalsWork and TimeTime-Speed-DistanceNumber SystemsIn-equationsAllegation & MixturesPartnershipAlgebraPermutations & CombinationsPipes and Cisterns
Logical ReasoningAnalytical ReasoningCause and EffectsNon-Verbal ReasoningLinear ArrangementsAnalogy TestSymbol Based ProblemsStatements ArgumentsBlood Relationship TestsDirection and Distance TestStatements and ConclusionNumber SeriesStatements AssumptionsInferencesMatrix ArrangementsRanking TestsCoding and DecodingSequencing
Language ComprehensionEnglish GrammarParagraph CompletionSentence ImprovementEnglish Usage ErrorsSynonyms and AntonymsReading ComprehensionOne-word SubstitutionJumbled ParaIdioms and PhrasesSentence Correction
General AwarenessLiteratureCurrent Affairs of National and International EconomyHistorySports NewsScience in everyday lifePoliticsGeographyCultureEconomicsTrade AwarenessPersonalities in NewsIndian Constitution

Section Wise CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation25100
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100
General Awareness25100
Innovation & Entrepreneurship25100

Detailed Exam Pattern for CMAT Exam 2022?

Number of questions100 + 25 (optional section)
Number of questions per section25
Marks per question4
Total marks400
Negative marking-1
Sectional time-limitNo
Difficulty levelModerate to Difficult
Duration3 hours (180 minutes) 30 minutes extra for an optional paper on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

CMAT syllabus is similar to other MBA entrance exams. It includes Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Knowledge. Apart from these subjects, there is an optional subject Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

CMAT exam preparation is not complete until the candidate has a stronghold on every topic. To have complete control, you need to constantly revise the topics you’ve been studying and the processes of solving various types of questions. Thus, keep aside an hour every day for revision of topics you study on a particular day. In the last 15-20 days before CMAT 2022, dedicate maximum time on revision so that everything is fresh in memory on the exam day.

Once you have completed the CMAT syllabus, make sure to practice some CMAT mock tests to analyze your preparation level. Practice 25-30 mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy in solving questions.

Important Dates for CMAT Exam 2022?

CMAT 2022 EventsCMAT 2022 Dates
CMAT 2022 registration start dateTo be announced
CMAT Registration 2022 Last dateLast week of January 2022
Image correction windowFirst week of February 2022
CMAT admit card download beginsSecond week of February 2022
CMAT 2022 examLast week of February 2022
CMAT 2022 Answer Key ReleaseLast week of February 2022
CMAT 2022 result declarationFirst week of March 2022

How to Apply for CMAT?

  • Create CMAT account and user ID by confirming registration via OTP/e-mail on the official CMAT Website
  • Fill the CMAT 2022 application from by furnishing personal and academic details
  • Upload passport size photo, scanned signature in prescribed format
  • Pay the CMAT 2022 registration fees via credit/debit card or internet banking

How to Download the CMAT Admit card?

  • Visit the CMAT-NTA website
  • For login Click on ‘CMAT 2022 Admit Card’ tab
  • Enter application number and date of birth or password
  • Click on submit to log in to your account
  • Click on admit card and download it

CMAT 2022 Exam Centers and Test City Codes

CMAT Test City CMAT City Code CMAT Test City CMAT City Code CMAT Test City CMAT City Code
Port BlairAN01Mangaluru (Mangalore)KK12TiruchirappalliTN14
GunturAP07Mysuru (Mysore)KK14TirunelveliTN15
DibrugarhAM01KavarattiLD01Ambedkar NagarUP25
Bhilai Nagar/DurgCG01AurangabadMR04BulandshahrUP29
PanajiGO01Mumbai/Navi MumbaiMR16EtawahUP31
JamnagarGJ06ThaneMR28Jalaun (Orai)UP32
Valsad/VapiGJ13KohimaNL02Lakhimpur KheriUP34
AmbalaHR01Balasore (Baleswar)OR02LucknowUP12
SolanHP07AmritsarPB01Noida/G NoidaUP09
DhanbadJH02Patiala/Fatehgarh SahibPB08SaharanpurUP38
Belagavi (Belgaum)KK02KotaRJ08SultanpurUP40
Dharwad/Hubballi (Hubli)KK10UdaipurRJ11DehradunUK01

CMAT 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Don’t forget to carry a print out of your CMAT admit card. Digital, scanned or photocopy of the admit card is not acceptable as a valid document
  • Reach your CMAT exam centre two hours before the reporting time
  • Do not carry electronic items to the exam venue. You are also advised to not carry valuable items
  • Along with CMAT 2022 admit card, carry a photo ID as a secondary identity proof. You can carry any of the following documents as an ID proof:
  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • College/University ID card

How to download the CMAT Answer Key & Result?

Answer Key and Result of CMAT 2021 or CMAT 2022 download procedure are completely similar. please follow the below steps to download it.

  • Log on to CMAT-NTA website
  • Click on ‘CMAT 2022 Answer Key/Result Download’
  • Enter application number and date of birth or password
  • Click on ‘Answer Key’ link reflecting on the dashboard
  • Download the CMAT 2022 answer key/Result

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What are the cut-offs and Top CMAT Accepting Colleges

Colleges Accepting CMAT ScoreCMAT Cut Offs
JBIMS, Mumbai99.9+
Goa Institute of Management95-99
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management95-99
SIMSREE, Mumbai99+
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai95-99
The University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences95-99
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi95
Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai85
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management85
IFIM, Bangalore85
IFMR, Chennai85
NIBM, Pune85
NL Dalmiya Institute of Management85
Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore80
IMT, Hyderabad80
IMT, Nagpur80
XISS, Ranchi80
ITM, Navi Mumbai80
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida85
Xavier Business School, Xavier University85
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon85
BIMTECH, Greater Noida80
XIME, Bangalore80
ISBM, Pune80
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow80
KIIT School of Management80
IPE Hyderabad80
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai80
Chetana Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai80

CMAT 2022 Exam Related FAQs

Q. What is the CMAT official website?

Ans –

Q. How many times is CMAT held in a year?

Ans – The CMAT is held once a year in the month of January

Q. Is the exam online or offline?

Ans – online

Q. Has it been delayed due to COVID-19?

Ans – There have been no guidelines given as yet but it may get delayed due to the covid pandemic.

Q. What is the last date of application?

Ans – As of now, no official dates are given by the body, so when the dates are announced, we will know.

Q. Is there any age restrictions for appearing in the CMAT Exam?

Ans – There are no restrictions regarding age as long as you fit the eligibility criteria.

Q. What is the application fee for CMAT?

Ans – The application fee for Females and candidates belonging to the reserved categories is Rs.1000 and for all others it is Rs.2000.

Q. Will I get a hard copy of the results delivered by post?

Ans – No, you don’t get a hard copy of the CMAT Results. The results are uploaded on the website, from where you can download and take printouts.

Q. How many times can I attempt the CMAT Exam?

Ans – The exam is held yearly hence you can only apply for it once a year. However, a candidate can apply in consecutive years as many times as they please. The last CMAT results will be taken into consideration while the time of admission.

Q. what is the full form of CMAT?

Ans – The full form of CMAT is Common Management Admission Test.

Q. What is the full form of NTA?

Ans – The full form of NTA is National Testing Agency

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