CMAT EXAM 2020: Everything You Want to Know
What is CMAT?
The CMAT or the Common Management Admission Test is an entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBA / PGDM courses in over 1000 B-schools all over India. This is an online examination for a total duration of three hours. The CMAT question paper consists of 100 questions from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
CMAT Eligibility Criteria
- Should possess a Graduation degree in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized university
- Final year Graduation students (10+2+3) are also eligible to apply for CMAT. They are required to present a passing certificate at the time of admission
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CMAT 2020 Exam Highlights
|Exam Name||Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Exam Syllabus||(1) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation|
(2) Logical Reasoning
(3)Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability
|Exam Pattern||100 questions in MCQ format|
|Exam Fee||Rs 1600 (General category male)|
Rs 1000 (General category female)
|Exam Purpose||Admission into 1005 MBA colleges|
|No. of Test Cities||75|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||0120-6895200|
CMAT 2020 registration data:
Here’s a representation of the registrations for CMAT 2020.
Number of candidates registered and appeared for CMAT 2020
The table below indicates the category-wise number of male and female candidates who registered and appeared for the exam this year.
*Includes 144 PwD candidates and 4 transgender candidates.
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CMAT 2020 Exam Dates
The CMAT registrations commenced on November 1, 2019 and the exam was conducted on January 28, 2020. The CMAT 2020 schedule is given below:
|CMAT Events||CMAT Examination Dates||Salient Features|
|CMAT 2020 registration start date||01-Nov-2019||Registration process is online|
|Registration end date||30-Nov-2019||The registration process closes at 11:50 pm.|
|Registrations extended||10-Dec-2019||Fee can be paid till December 11, 2019|
|Image correction window open||11- Nov-2019||Candidate can upload new image and signature if required|
|Image correction window closes||11-Dec-2019||Last date to remove image discrepancy|
|Admit card download begins||24-Dec-2019||To be available on the official website|
|CMAT 2020 exam||28-Jan-2020||Exam postponed from January 24 to 28; to be held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm|
|CMAT answer key||30-Jan-2020||CMAT answer key, question paper and individual response sheets available on NTA website|
|Result announcement||04-02-2020||Scorecards to be released on the official website along with all India rank list|
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CMAT 2020: Test Cities and Exam Centers
CMAT 2020 will be held at multiple centres at about 75 cities in India. The aspirants can choose up to four locations from the list of test centres available to take the exam. This option is given to each candidate at the time of filling up of the CMAT 2020 application form. Candidates can also choose four cities as their preferred test city.
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CMAT Exam Day Guidelines
Candidates appearing for the CMAT 2020 must prepare well for the exam day too. Here are a few points to keep in mind for the exam day:
- Don’t forget to carry a printout of your CMAT 2020 admit card. Digital, scanned or photocopy of the admit card is not accepted.
- Reach your CMAT exam centre a minimum of 2 hours before the reporting time
- Do not carry electronic items or any other valuable items to the exam venue.
Along with CMAT 2019 admit card you should bring a photo ID as a secondary identity proof. Any of the following documents will be accepted as ID proof:
- Aadhar card
- PAN card
- Voter ID card
- Driver’s license
- College/University ID card
CMAT Selection Criteria
Almost all the management institutes conduct group discussions and personal interviews to select candidates for MBA/PGDM programs once the CMAT exam results are declared. Each institute has its own admission process held according to the academic cycle.
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Top Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores
The CMAT exam score is accepted by over 1000 B-schools across India for admission to MBA/PGDM programs. The table below has a list of the popular MBA colleges that offer admission based on CMAT score. To see the full list of MBA colleges accepting CMAT score, refer to the exam highlight section mentioned above.
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai JIMS, Rohini-Jagan Institute of Management Studies Indus Business Academy, Bangalore Taxila Business School, Jaipur KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai Christ University – Institute of Management AIMS Institutes, Bangalore
Important FAQs Regarding CMAT
A: The CMAT is held only once a year in the month of January. This exam is held all over India in about 75 cities. The test city can be selected according to your preference.
A: The CMAT exam is an online examination.
A: You can attempt the CMAT exam any number of times. However, your latest score will be taken into account at the time of admission.
A: Yes, you are still eligible to apply for CMAT.
A: Your scores are valid for one year. If you miss giving the examination for the academic session of a particular year, you will have to appear for the exam in the following year.
A: The CMAT participating Institutes are those that accept your CMAT score for admission to their MBA/PGDM courses.
A: No, there is no age limit for CMAT 2020.
A: There is no reservation criterion for CMAT. However, the participating institutes have to abide by the reservation criteria set by the Government of India for their admission process.
A: The CMAT application fees for SC/ST students is Rs 800 for male candidates and Rs 700 for female candidates.
A: No, there is no provision for the reevaluation/rechecking in CMAT.
A: NTA has established a network of Test Practice Centres all over India to help the students prepare for the online exam.
A: The CMAT result will be available for 60 days from the date of declaration. Candidates must download their scorecards within the given time frame.
A: CMAT result is only available on the CMAT official website. Hardcopy of the scorecard will not be sent to any candidate.
A: The NTA is expected to release the CMAT 2020 merit list along with the results.
A: CMAT score is the total marks scored in the exam, while the CMAT percentile is the rank of the candidate compared to all other test takers. To better understand this read the article: CMAT Score vs Percentile: How to Calculate?
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