CMAT RegistrationCMAT 2021 - The Complete Guide
CMAT Registration 2021
National Testing Agency will oversee CMAT 2021 registration from 23rd Dec 2020. Candidates will be able to fill the form until 30th Jan 2020 on their official website cmat.nta.nic.in. Students with graduation in any discipline are eligible to apply for the exam, no age limit is specified by the supervising body. CMAT 2020 will be conducted on 31st March 2021 and the results date is not announced yet.
- Exam Centers are available throughout the 84 cities across India and candidates can select the one, feasible for them.
- For successful completion of Application process, applicants must pay fee of INR 1600 (Male candidates) and INR 1000 (Female candidates)
Around 60,000 applicants sit for the Common Management Aptitude Test for the chance to enter a respected management program offered by more than 1000 AICTE approved institutions across the country. Some of the colleges that accept CMAT scores comprise JBIMS, KJ Somaiya, Great Lakes Institute of Management, and Goa Institute of Management.
There is not any centralized process for cut-offs since every institution releases their own lists, therefore, candidates should set their cut-off expectations according to the college/course that they wish to enter.
CMAT Registration Dates 2021
CMAT Registration will begin on December 23, 2020 tentatively and will close down on January 30, 2021 as anticipated till now. Many candidates who will appear for CMAT will also give other management exams such as MAT, XAT, GMAT or CAT.
It is known that on a difficulty level, CMAT is relatively easier than other exams, both in terms of structure and questions.
This has been verified by various previous CMAT Toppers who have found their CAT preparation to be helpful in the result of their CMAT score. Since CAT is conducted in mid - November and CMAT is scheduled to be held on 31st March, 2021 tentatively, most candidates will focus on their CMAT preparation primarily in the months of November, December, and January.
As per the NTA information bulletin for CMAT of last year, given below are the important Updated dates for your reference:
Obligatory for Registration
- Candidates will require a valid email ID which should be active for the subsequent 6 months from the date of CMAT Registration. All the official communication will be done on this provided email id. The email needs to be registered to the candidate and not anyone else, for e.g. candidate should not use parent's/siblings'/ spouse's email.
- They will also need a valid mobile number for receiving official information via SMS. Candidates will receive exam updates, important registration information, and details about their personal accounts via their SMS.
- Valid Debit card/ Credit card if the mode of payment is online. If the payment is going to be through cash, candidates ought to have an operational SBI bank account that they can utilize and can process transactions through.
Documents Required for CMAT 2021 Registration
Candidates need to keep a few documents ready, details of which, will be asked before they proceed for CMAT 2021 registration. It is compulsory to upload the necessary documents at the time of form-filling.
There are mostly 6 steps involved to apply for CMAT:
Step 1 - Self Registration
- Candidates will have to provide their necessary details to obtain a system-generated 6-digit Application Number. It will be helpful for the applicants if they keep a note or data of their application number so that they do not have any trouble logging into their accounts in the future. It is easy to forget long passwords.
- Candidates are also required to create a PASSWORD and choose a security question and enter its answer.
- After successfully submitting of the personal details, an application number will be generated, and it will be used to complete the remaining steps of the form. For consequent logins, the candidate will be able to login directly with the respective system generated application number and created password.
- Candidates also have the option to reset their passwords if they accidentally forget or misplace it. The procedure is easy and only has a couple of questions. Once the security question is chosen, a verification code will be sent to the registered mobile number. By clicking on the link that is sent to the registered mobile number, candidates can reset their passwords.
How to Register for CMAT 2021?
Candidates are instructed to follow the steps below to complete the Registrations for CMAT:
- Visit the official website of CMAT 2021 (cmat.nta.nic.in).
- Click on Fill Online Application Form.
- Click on the ‘New Registration’ tab under the New Candidate Registration box.
- Read the Instructions and the Procedure before starting the process.
- Also, download the Information Bulletin and then select the 'Click here to Proceed' tab.
- Fill in all the fields such as
- Personal details
- Contact details
- Choose Password
- Security Pin
After providing all the details, candidates must examine all the carefully. In case of any changes, select the 'Edit Registration Form.'
Step 2: Complete Application Form
- Make use of the system generated application number and created password, login again.
- Select four choices for the exam city.
- Options for selecting one's preferred exam cities are varied and diverse. Candidates can select various cities across India, this is done to make sure that applicants from all parts of the country can appear for the exam. Exam Centers extend all the way from Jammu to Tamil Nadu and there are multiple centers in each state.
- NCR citizens have the option of choosing the New Delhi center as their center of choice.
CMAT Photograph and Signature Specification
You'll require photographs of:
- All your qualification details
- 3 copies of bank challan (in case of offline payment)
- A scanned copy of photograph and signature as per the following requirement:
Step 3: Upload Image
Candidates are required to scan and upload the following:
- Enter the security pin
- Select I have verified Uploaded images carefully.
Note: Upload your recent passport size photograph and signature
Step 4: Pay Application Fee
The next step after filling up the online Application Form is to pay the Registration Fee. NTA has declared that the application fee will not increase for CMAT 2021.
The application fee for different categories is as follows:
Modes of Payment
Candidates can select for ONLINE PAYMENT and then make their payment using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking. Once a candidates’ payment is successfully done. They will receive the confirmation email and SMS.
Candidates can select for PAY BY CASH and make payment at any designated branch of SBI. This option is available to candidates living in INDIA and wants to appear for the test in India.
After selecting this option and a challan will be generated. Candidate will see a Challan with their details already filled. Candidate needs to take 3 print outs of this challan and fill in the details of the bank in all three copies and visit the nearest SBI branch and make the payment by cash. Cash deposit will be accepted from the next day after the Challan generation. Bank will also charge their bank charge in addition to the registration fee.
Note: Candidates must deposit cash at least 2 days before the closing of CMAT registration as it takes 48 hours to update the payment on registration portal. The bank will give back one copy of the challan with their stamp and journal number, candidates should also ensure that the Journal number mentioned in the challan returned by the bank is clearly visible before leaving the bank.
After 48 hours of making the cash payment, the candidate will receive the confirmation email and SMS that the payment has been updated on your registration portal.
Note - If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means the transaction is cancelled and the amount will, automatically, be refunded to concerned credit/debit card within 15 days. Therefore, such candidates must pay the fee once again and ensure the OK fee status.
Candidate should also NOTE that the fee once paid either online or through cash will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Mistakes to Avoid During CMAT 2021 Registration
Candidates will have to complete all registration process online. To complete CMAT Registration process smoothly and error free, NTA has suggested few key points, arrangement for required documents before beginning the registration process and avoid any kind of mistakes. All the key points suggested by NTA are mentioned below:
- No internet interruption during CMAT Registration - Candidate should ensure that their computer internet connectivity is good, and no breakage/interruption occurs during the registration process.
- No mistake on Academic details - Candidate should gather all their qualification details and fill them correctly during CMAT registration.
- Provide valid email address and mobile number - Candidate should provide a valid email address and mobile number while registering for CMAT 2021. All communication regarding the exam will be done on this email address and mobile number.
- Scanned Photo & Signature should be of correct size - Candidates need to upload their scanned photo and signature while registration process. Therefore, candidates should keep ready their scanned Photo and Signature took on the white background of size 140 x 160 pixel (60kB) and 60 x 90 pixel (30kB) respectively.
- Check the Validity of CREDIT/DEBIT CARD - In case of making payment Online, candidate should ensure that their CREDIT/DEBIT CARD is valid to have a smooth transaction and avoid loss of money.
- Candidate should ensure to take 3 hard copies of CHALLAN, in case, they are planning to make payment by CASH at the bank.
Top colleges for admission
All AICTE approved Institutes/Colleges of Universities will accept CMAT 2021 scores. The specific notifications issued by Universities and State Governments are available at CMAT website, i.e. cmat.nta.nic.in
Given below are some of the top colleges accepting CMAT Score. Candidates clearing CMAT Cut-off and qualifying the pre-admission rounds will be called for the counselling process.
- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
- SIES College of Management Studies
- Christ University, Bangalore
- KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
- Doon Business school, Dehradun
- Goa Institute of Management, Goa
- Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai