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Common Management Admission Test

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CMAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,600
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Courses:MBA
  • Streams:Management

CMAT 2023 Entrance Exam: Result, Dates, Counselling, Admission

Updated On - May 30 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted on May 4, 2023.. CMAT is a management exam organised by NTA (National Testing Agency). CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. It is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to Management Programme(s). The exam will be conducted in online mode. Candidates interested in appearing for the exam must go through this article as it will give them an idea of NTA CMAT 2023 Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card etc.

CMAT 2023 Latest Update

  • The CMAT 2023 result is expected to be declared soon on the official website
  • Stay updated with information about the result date, time, download link, cut-off, top colleges, marking scheme, and more.
  • The CMAT 2023 exam was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 4.
  • The exam took place in two shifts, with the first shift from 9 am to 12 noon and the second shift from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • CMAT 2023 question paper included sections on quantitative techniques and data interpretation, logical reasoning, language comprehension, general awareness, and innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Each section had 20 questions, and each question carried four marks.

CMAT Entrance Exam

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to management programs offered by various management institutions in India. It is a computer-based test that evaluates a candidate's ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, language comprehension, and general awareness. The exam is held once a year, and candidates who qualify for the exam can apply for admission to MBA, PGDM, and other management courses in various participating institutions. The CMAT Entrance Exam is highly competitive, and candidates must prepare thoroughly to score well.
DatesUpcoming Exam Dates
4 May '23CMAT 2023 exam date

CMAT Exam Dates 2023

Candidates can check the exam dates of CMAT 2023 are  given in the table below.

CMAT Exam Dates 2023
DatesPast Exam Dates
Apr '23CMAT 2023 admit card download starts
14 Mar '23 - 16 Mar '23CMAT 2023 form correction
13 Feb '23 - 13 Mar '23CMAT 2023 registration and application process

 CMAT 2023

  • The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to management programmes in the country.
  • This Test facilitates AICTE Affiliated/ Participating Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission to the Management Courses in such Institutions.
    Till 2018, the Test was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • NTA is conducting this Test since 2019.
  • The CMAT-2023 will be conducted by the NTA. The CMAT is a three hours Computer
    Based Online Test which is conducted to evaluate the candidates ability across various segments like Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
  • The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE- Approved Institutions / University/ Departments / Constituent Colleges /Affiliated Colleges.

CMAT 2023 Application Form

Applicants are advised to go through the below-mentioned guidelines to not face any issue throughout filling and submitting the CMAT Application Form 2023:
  • Common Management Aptitude Test(CMAT) 2023Application Form releases in  Online mode.
  • The photograph and signature uploaded during the time of applying for the CMAT Examination are used for the admission process.
  • Fill in the details in the application form correctly and upload correct and valid documents.
  • Candidates must ensure the successful submission of their application in the portal failing to which their candidature can be cancelled automatically.
  • Keep scanned images ready of the required documents so you can directly upload otherwise session timeout will redirect you to the beginning of the application form.
  • Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes are to be paid by the candidate (as applicable).

The following steps would be there when you fill-up the application form:

  • Registration of the Individual candidate
  • Application form filling
  • Uploading the required Documents
  • Application Fee Payment
  • Confirmation of Application

CMAT 2023 Registration Fee

Candidates must check the mentioned below category/gender wise CMAT Application Fees 2023 which can be paid either by Online or Offline mode:

CMAT Entrance Exam Online Application Fees 2023
CategoryRegistration Fees for Male Registration Fees for Female 
GeneralRs 2000/- Rs 1000/-
Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL)Rs 2000/-Rs 1000/-
SC/ ST/ PwDRs 1000/-Rs. 1000/-
TransgenderRs. 1000/-
Mode of payment: Candidates can submit the application fees in Online as well as Offline mode given below:
  • Online mode: To avail of online payment, applicants can pay via Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card/e-wallets
  • Offline mode: Payment can be done by Cash at SBI MOPS.

CMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the CMAT 2023 Eligibility before start filling the application form. Check all the essential points related to eligibility mentioned below:
  • Nationality: The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • Age limit: There is no age bar announced for applicants who wish to appear in the exam.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates having a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institute are eligible to apply.
  • Appearing: Those who are appearing in the final semester of the qualifying examination can also apply but they must qualify the exam and satisfy other admission criteria at the time of Admission.
NOTE: Applicants whose eligibility criteria are not met and still has applied for the examination will not be offered admission even if they score well in the CMAT examination. Go through the above-mentioned admission criteria thoroughly to set a smooth journey.

How to Apply for CMAT 2023 Exam ?

Candidates can check the steps to fill the application form given below.

  • Step-1: Visit the website of CMAT 2023.
  • Step-2: Click on “CMAT 2023 Registration” link.
  • Step-3: Now, candidates have to register themselves to apply for CMAT 2023.
  • Step-4: For registration, candidates have to enter their contact details such as email id and phone number.
  • Step-5: Now, Candidate's Login details will be sent to candidates’ registered contact details.
  • Step-6: Click on the “I Agree” option and fill in the details like name, parent name, date of birth, gender, email id, and mobile number.
  • Step-8: Then, candidate have to pay the fee via available mode.
  • Step-9: After form submission, take the printout and keep it safe for reference in the future.

CMAT 2023 Admit Card

CMAT 2023 Admit Card will be released by NTA. Candidates are requested to download and print their Hall Ticket as it is an important document to be carried to the examination centre. Below mentioned guidelines should be followed by the candidates to avoid any type of issue at the examination centre:

  • If candidates are found without Admit Card in the examination hall, there are chances that the authorities might not allow them to appear for the examination and this would be solely the responsibility of the candidate and not of the invigilator or exam conducting committee.
  • If there is any discrepancy found in the Admission Ticket particulars, the candidate must immediately get in touch with the Official Authority and get it rectified with time in hand.
  • Information like- Name, DOB, Name of Centre, Place, Category etc, will be mentioned in the admit card.

CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates should check the CMAT Exam Pattern 2023 which is mentioned below so that they have an idea about the exam paper structure:
CMAT Entrance Exam Paper Pattern 2023(tentative)
Mode of Examination

Online (Computer Based Test)

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (3 hours)

No. of Questions asked


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Question (Objective)

Marking Scheme
+(4) for Correct and -(1) for Incorrect
Medium of examination


Total Marks




 Below mentioned is the section-wise division of examination and the total number of marks each section carries:
Number of Questions
Total Marks

Data Interpretation and Quantitative techniques



Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension



Logical Reasoning



General Awareness



Innovation & Entrepreneurship(optional)




CMAT 2023 Syllabus

Candidates can check the CMAT 2023 Syllabus mentioned below section-wise, to score well in the Common Management Aptitude Test 2023 examination, go through the syllabus properly:
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques:
  • Assumptions
  • Binary Logic
  • Blood Relations
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Data Arrangement
  • Data Structures
  • Direction Sense
  • Family Tree
  • Proposition
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Series
  • Sets
  • Statements
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Contextual usage
  • Different usage of the same word
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • One word substitution
  • Para Completion and inference
  • Para jumbles
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Syllogisms
  • Verbal Logic
  • Verbal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning:
  • Bars
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Line Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tables
General Awareness:
  • India and the world
  • Current Affairs
  • Awards
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Science

Top MBA Colleges accepting CMAT scores

The list of top MBA institutes in India that accept CMAT scores for admission to management programmes has been released. The list is based on last year’s top institutes that had CMAT cut-off over 80-90 percentile scores. The CMAT exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) every year for admission to management courses in AICTE affiliated colleges. Candidates who score high percentile in CMAT can apply to these top MBA colleges for management programmes. These institutes are well reputed and offer quality education in the field of management.

Top MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores
College NameCut-off percentile score range
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai90+
Goa Institute of Management, Goa85+
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai85+
National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune80+
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai80+
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, and Gurgaon80+
Pune University Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA DMS)80+
We School Mumbai80+
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai80+
UPES, Dehardun80+
South Indian Education Society (SIES) of Management Studies, Mumbai80+
ITM, Navi Mumbai80+
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur & Hyderabad80+
N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai80+
IBS, Hyderabad80+


CMAT 2023 Preparation Tips

CMAT Preparation Tips are mentioned below for all the candidates who will be appearing for CMAT Examination and are looking for guidance on how to go on preparing for the exam:

  • Candidates must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Make notes of everything while studying a topic as it is easier to refer to notes than going through all over again.
  • An ample amount of sleep is a must as grasping new things and the ability to think faster and to focus will also get worse if sleep and rest are not enough.
  • Give time for recreation which is an important part as it helps to release stress from time to time.
  • Solving questions will give an idea of the exam pattern.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to your speed, accuracy, and refinement in answering questions.

CMAT 2023 Exam Centres 

The candidates can select any four cities of their choice from the list of CMAT 2023 test centres. However, due to administrative reasons, the city of preference can be changed and a different centre may be allocated. The test centres given below are according to the previous year's examination:

CMAT Test 2023 Centres

CMAT 2023 Answer Key

NTA will release the CMAT Answer Key in the online mode at The candidates can download CMAT 2023 Answer Key by entering the application number and password. NTA releases the provisional answer key and then, the final answer key. Candidates can challenge the CMAT answer key by paying Rs 1000 per question. After considering the errors, NTA releases the final answer key. The candidates can calculate their estimated score with the help of the answer key.

CMAT 2023 Result

CMAT 2023 Result will be declared by NTA. Given below is some information regarding the CMAT result:
  • NTA announce the result on their website only
  • Candidates need to download the result which is in the form of a PDF that consists of the information of the qualifying candidates.
  • Candidates should obtain the minimum prescribed marks for admission.

CMAT 2023 Counselling

NTA conducts the CMAT 2023 counselling process after the announcement of the result through online mode.
  • The candidates who meet the cutoff criterion are shortlisted for counselling.
  • As per the exam, all necessary documents including academic certificates, identity proof, work experience certificate (if applicable), etc. will be verified.
  • After that, candidates can take admission for the course allotted to them by paying the course fee.

Documents Required at CMAT Counseling

Following are the documents that should be brought by the candidates for the Common Management Aptitude Test counselling:

  • Admit Card
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Scorecard
  • Academic Certificates
Candidates can download the CMAT 2022 Information Brochure Pdf here.

CMAT 2023 Highlights

Candidates should go through the given below table of CMAT entrance exam basic information:

Exam Name

CMAT 2023 or Common Management Aptitude Test 

Conducting Body

National Test Agency (NTA)


National Level


Postgraduate Courses in Management

CMAT Official website

CMAT 2022 Registration link

Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Postgraduate Management Courses across India 

National Test Agency

National Test Agency is a government agency that has been established in 2017 to conduct entrance exam for higher education institute. It has been approved by the Union Council of Minister. Vineet Joshi is appointed as the first director-general of the agency. NTA office is in Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. NTA conducts the Various exam to offer admission in engineering, medical, pharmacy, management, Delhi University and college or university teaching and fellowship.



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CMAT Important Dates

CMAT 2023 Form Date16 Feb - 17 Mar 2023
Admit card06 Apr 2023
CMAT 2023 Exam Date09 Apr 2023

Common Management Admission Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

1Local Reasoning254100
2General Awareness 254100
3Verbal Ability254100
4Data Interpretation254100

Instructions:There are 2 more subjects First, Language Comprehension and Second, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation. The Exm will be held in 2 Slots.

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

16 Feb 2023

Form End Date:

17 Mar 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 17 Mar 2023
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