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Latest Update on 2024 Exam

  • CMAT 2024 registration are open and candidates can register themselves till 18th April 2024 (up to 11:50 PM).
  • The form correction window for the CMAT exam will open from 19th April to 21st April 2024.
  • As per the official notification, the exam will be in May, but the exact date is not announced by the NTA. It is expected that on the second Sunday of May which is 12th May the exam will be organised.
  • More than 1350 AICTE approved top MBA colleges of India will accept the CMAT result for admission.
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship is the latest edition in the CMAT syllabus. In total 20 questions will be asked from this section. It has a 20% weightage in the exam this year.
  • Candidates have to pay an amount of 2000/- INR to register themselves for the CMAT exam.
  • The medium of exam will remain English in 2024 same as previous year.
  • Exam timing is not out but the duration of the exam will be similar to last year which is 180 minutes.
  • The last notification officially mentions no correction or no request will be considered by the NTA as it is already late in the CMAT exam.
  • CMAT website has been changed its "https://exams.nta.ac.in/CMAT/" the official website for CMAT.
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What is CMAT Exam?

CMAT stands for Common Management Admission Test. CMAT entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). CMAT is conducted for admission to various management programs (MBA/PGDM) in B-schools across India.This MBA Entrance exam is conducted in 3 Hours(180 Minutes). The CMAT Exam question paper consists of 100 questions from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Numerous B-schools and management colleges accept CMAT scores for admission to their MBA and PGDM programs.

Important Updates of CMAT Exam 2024

Particulars Details
Exam Conducting Body National Test Agency
Exam Language English
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Standardized Test | Online
Registration It is expected that NTA will start the Registration for CMAT in the second week of February 2024.
Exam Dates NTA official notification for CMAT 2024 has been out. Check out the CMAT 2024 date for more information.
Exam Fees 2000/- INR for General/OBC Category Aspirants and 1000/- for Female/SC/ST/PWD
Number of Applicants 70,000+
Number of Colleges 1300+
Courses Offered MBA and PGDM
Exam Section Exam is divided into 5 sections - quantitative techniques & data interpretation, logical reasoning, language comprehension, general awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship..
Exam Pattern and Duration Duration of the exam is 3 hours(180 Minutes). Check in detail what is in the CMAT 2024 Syllabus and Pattern
Exam Centers CAT will be conducted at 220+ centres in 120+ cities across India. Check the List of CMAT 2024 Exam Centres

CMAT Exam Pattern 2024: Duration, Sectional Composition & Scoring Pattern

The Medium of question paper will be in english only

Important Note:

  • The CMAT 2024 test paper has a time duration of 3 hours & consists of 5 sections.
  • Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
  • For each incorrect answer one (01) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • To answer a question, the candidates are required to select one option corresponding to the correct option showing on the screen.
  • However, after the process of challenges of the key, if more than one option is found to be correct then the multiple correct options will be given the four marks (+4). Any incorrect option marked will be given the penalty of minus one mark (-1). Unanswered/Unattempt will be given no marks. In case, a question is dropped/ignored, all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.
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CMAT Exam 2024: Marking Scheme

Types of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20 80
Logical Reasoning 20 80
Language Comprehension 20 80
General Awareness 20 80
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 20 80
Total 100 400

Exam Result

  • The CMAT result is typically declared within 7 to 10 days from the date of the exam, usually in the afternoon. Candidates can download the score card from the official website of NTA CMAT.

CMAT 2024 Admission Process

  • After the CMAT 2024 exam, colleges/institutes shortlist candidates based on their CMAT scorecard marks.
  • All shortlisted candidates are then required to appear for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds as scheduled by the institute.
  • The final admission decision is based on the weightage assigned by the institute to CMAT scores, performance in GD/PI rounds, and the availability of seats.

FAQs Regarding Exam

Que. What is the CMAT Exam?
Ans. CMAT is a computer-based online aptitude exam conducted by NTA. CMAT scores is accepted by all AICTE approved colleges in India for admission in MBA/PGDM courses.

Que. What is CMAT Eligibility?
Ans. Any final year student who is an Indian citizen is eligible to give the CMAT exam. They need to obtain a bachelors degree from any recognised university of India. Read more about the CMAT eligibility.

Que. What is the CMAT 2024 Exam Date?
Ans. In the official notification CMAT exam date is not mentioned but it says the exam will be held in May. It is expected that NTA planning to organise the exam on the second Sunday of May, 2024.

Que. Is CMAT Compulsory for MBA?
Ans. NO, CMAT is not compulsory for MBA Admission. But if you are looking to take admission in AICTE approved colleges then you need give the CMAT exam for admission in Management courses.

Que. Which college accepts CMAT scores?
Ans. More than 1350 top MBA/PGDM colleges in India accept the CMAT score for admission in MBA/PGDM courses. Some of them are Taxila Business School , Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, IMT Nagpur, and many more. Check out the list of top MBA colleges accepting CMAT Score.