All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducts national-level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) every year. CMAT is an entrance test for admission to over 4,000 colleges that offer MBA and 500 colleges which run postgraduate diploma in management programs. It is a computer-based test (CBT), conducted once in a year in January.


Important Dates

  • Start of Registrations: 18 October, 2017
  • Last Date to Apply: 25 December, 2017
  • Date of Exam: 20 January, 2018
  • Declaration of Results: February, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a citizen of India. You must have a Bachelor’s degree of 3 years duration in any discipline from a recognized University. Graduates in any discipline or final year students of graduate courses can apply for CMAT. Candidates of any age can apply for the exam.

Exam Pattern

The CMAT is a 3 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. There are four sections in the test.

# Sections Questions Maximum Marks
1 Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
2 Logical Reasoning 25 100
3 Language Comprehension 25 100
4 General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 questions 400 marks

There are 25 questions in each section. There are total of 100 questions. There is negative marking for wrong answers. 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer.