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CMAT 2021: Results (Out), Merit List, Score Vs Percentile, Answer Key, Cutoff, Counselling, Colleges

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NTA has published CMAT Results on April 9, 2021, on its official website – cmat.nta.ac.in. Candidates who appeared for the exam on March 31, 2021, can access CMAT 2021 scorecard in the candidates’ login section by entering the application number and date of birth. A total of 71,490 applications were received and 52,327 candidates appeared for the exam. Check CMAT Results 2021

CMAT is conducted by NTA to provide an opportunity to the candidates for admission to various management courses offered in AICTE approved colleges. Check CMAT Participating Colleges

CMAT Latest Updates

  • April 22: Total seats under the AICTE approved MBA colleges are 1,28,922.  Check here
  • April 21: CMAT Counselling to be conducted in 4 stages after the release of the cut off. Check here
  • April 10: Estimate the probability of your admission using CMAT Percentile predictor. Check here
  • April 9: IPE Hyderabad has started the admission process for 2021. Check here

Also Check: CMAT Colleges with Fee Structure

After the announcement of CMAT 2021 Result, NTA will subsequently release CMAT Merit List on the official website. CMAT Cutoff will be released by each participating institute rather than the conducting body. Based on the qualifying marks, candidates will be called for the further selection process of CMAT.

Admission to several of India’s best management colleges can be sought for candidates who clear CMAT Cut Off. As per the candidates, the level of difficulty was moderate while the GK section was the most difficult. The second shift of CMAT Exam has been conducted from 3 PM to 6 PM and was slightly easier than the first slot. Check Complete CMAT Exam Analysis.

CMAT 2021 Exam Highlights

CMAT Full Form Common Management Admission Test
Name of Organization National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of Application Online
CMAT Exam Fees Boys & Girls General - INR 2000
OBC (NCL)/EWS- INR 1,000
Number of Cities with CMAT 2021 Test Centers 75
Medium of Instruction English
Mode of CMAT exam 2021 Online Computer Based Test(CBT)
Question Type Objective (MCQ)
Courses Offered MBA/PGDM/PGCM
Acceptance Rate in Top MBA Colleges 2-3% of Test Takers
Total Vacancies in AICTE Approved CMAT Colleges 1,28,922
CMAT Official Website cmat.nta.nic.in 
CMAT Helpline Number 0120-6895200
CMAT Exam Dates

CMAT 2021 Important Dates

Event CMAT 2021 Important Dates
CMAT Registration Opens February 12, 2021
CMAT Registration Last Date March 1, 2021
CMAT Application Form Correction March 4 – 7, 2021
CMAT Admit Card March 24, 2021
CMAT Exam Date March 31, 2021
CMAT Question Paper Release April 4, 2021
CMAT Results & Answer Key April 9, 2021

Check CMAT Exam 2021 Complete Exam Schedule

Exam Day Checklist for CMAT 2021- Candidates who appeared for CMAT 2021 had to make sure that they carried all required documents at CMAT exam centers.  To ensure that COVID-19 prevention measures are followed, NTA issued CMAT exam advisory including the checklist. Following items had to be carried by the candidates:

  • CMAT 2021 Admit Card
  • Documents for Photo Identification (PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card with a photograph, E- Aadhaar, Ration Card, Bank Passbook with Photograph)
  • Category Certificates
  • Blue/Black Ball Point Pen

CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis

Name of the Section Total No. of Questions Total Marks Ideal Attempt (Slot 1) Ideal Attempt (Slot 2) Difficulty Level (Slot 1) Difficulty Level (Slot 2)
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25 100 21+ 20+ Moderate Moderate-Difficult
General Awareness 25 100 19+ 20+ Moderate-Difficult Moderate-Difficult
Logical Reasoning 25 100 21+ 23+ Easy-Moderate Easy
Language Comprehension 25 100 20+ 22+ Moderate Easy
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional) 25 100 18+ 20+ Moderate Moderate
Total 100+25 400+100 85+ to 105+ 100+ to 105+ Moderate Easy-Moderate
CMAT 2021 Seat Intake

CMAT Colleges & Seat Intake

There are 1600 + CMAT score accepting colleges in India offering MBA:

Region State Number of Colleges Number of Seats
South Tamil Nadu 188 14400
Pondicherry 2 60
Central Gujarat 78 6100
Madhya Pradesh 79 7235
Chattisgarh 8 900
East Orissa 38 3759
Assam 8 360
West Bengal 34 2365
Manipur 1 30
Sikkim 1 60
Tripura 1 60
Meghalaya - -
Mizoram - -
Jharkhand 4 270
North Uttar Pradesh 202 14828
Uttarakhand 29 1710
Bihar 13 955
West Maharashtra 203 18905
Goa 1 NA
South West Karnataka 117 9470
Kerala 33 2560
South Centre Andhra Pradesh 310 25840
North West Delhi  10 1090
Haryana 80 5525
Rajasthan 77 5780
Jammu and Kashmir 9 540
Himachal Pradesh 9 540
Chandigarh 1 60
Punjab 72 5520
Total 1,608 128922

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CMAT Cut Off

CMAT 2021 Cut Off and Selection Procedure

CMAT 2021 Selection Procedure varies as per the college. Each college has a different admission portal as well, so it is ideal to go through the list of colleges beforehand. For more information about CMAT 2021 Selection Procedure, check here. Here is the cut off for the top colleges under CMAT - 

Name of College CMAT 2021 Cut Off(Tentative)
JBIMS Mumbai 99+
GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management 95+
KSOM, Bhubaneshwar 95+
SIMSREE Mumbai: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education 99+
Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM 95+
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise 90+
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research 85+
IFMR, Chennai 85+
Jaipuria Institute of Management 85+
IMT, Hyderabad & Nagpur 80+
XISS Ranchi: Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi 80+

Check CMAT Previous Year & sectional cutoff

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CMAT Exam Pattern

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Also Check: CMAT Detailed Syllabus

Section No. of Questions Marks Allotted CMAT Syllabus
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25 100
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Lines, Angles, Triangles etc.
  • Rations and Proportion
  • Percentages, etc. 
Logical Reasoning 25 100
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Number Series, etc. 
Language Comprehension 25 100
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Contextual Usage
  • Analogies, etc. 
General Awareness 25 100
  • Current Affairs of National Economy
  • Business
  • Current Affairs of International 
  • Economy, etc. 
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional) 25
Total 100 400 -
  • For every correct answer, you will be awarded 4 marks. 
  • For every wrong answer, a penalty of 1 mark will be deducted. 
  • The time limit for the exam is 180 minutes or 3 hours. 
  • CMAT 2021 questions will be objective in nature.
  • Unattempted questions will be awarded no marks. 

Check CMAT 2021 Sectional Paper Pattern & Weightage

CMAT 2021 Preparation Strategy: What to Avoid

  1. Know How Many To Attempt: Being clueless about the ideal number or number of good attempts can hamper your exam. Answering about 75 to 80 questions with an accuracy of 80 to 90 percent should fetch you good marks.
  2. Avoid Too Many Questions: Continuing from the first point, do not try to aim for too many questions. It is better to answer fewer questions correctly than losing marks to negative marking due to incorrect answers.
  3. CMAT GK Strategy: Do not stress over the GK section in CMAT exam. If you have not prepared enough before, nothing can be done. It is a reflection of your reading habits and there are no last-minute tips to excel in this section.
  4. Do Solve CMAT Previous Year Papers: Do not attempt CMAT Exam without having solved CMAT Previous year Mock Tests. CMAT Practice papers are the litmus test to your preparation level.
  5. There Is No Point In Planning A Target Score: Do not pre-decide or target a score before appearing for the test. This is because in CMAT Exam, your rank matters and not the score.
  6. Take Plenty of Rest: Do not deprive yourself of sleep at the last moment or the day before CMAT 2021 Exam. This will only add to your stress and increase the chances of forgetting what you already learned.
  7. Don't Lose Your Heart: If you have not been able to solve the first few questions in CMAT 2021 exam, do not upset. It is a long exam and you have enough time to make up for the poor start.
  8. Be Practical ABout Verbal Section: Many candidates attempt too many questions form the Language Comprehension section. It is better to avoid that, especially when it comes to critical reasoning questions of CMAT.

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Why take CMAT?

Why take CMAT Exam?

Some of the top reasons to attempt CMAT Exam as opposed to other management exams are as follows: 

  • The acceptance rate for top colleges is higher as compared to other management exams, as there is a greater amount of seats. 
  • There are over 1,30,000 seats available which may increase depending on the capacity of the college. 
  • There are over 1600+ colleges that accept CMAT scores, which means greater flexibility. 
  • Some colleges offer affordable fees while also offering good internship and placement opportunities. 

Here are the placement details for the top 5 colleges under CMAT: 

College/University Average Placement Package (INR in Lakhs) Highest Placement Package
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore 3-6 6
Christ University, Bangalore  6.85 13
Doon Business School, Dehradun 6 23.5
Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida 3.8 6
GIBS Business School, Bangalore 3.3 5.95

Which are the best MBA colleges in Gujarat accepting CMAT scores?

CMAT Books

CMAT 2021 Books

Section Preparation Books
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Work on basics, improve calculation speed, learn squares and cubes up to 30. Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning Practice every concept while also improving speed and accuracy A modern approach to logical reasoning by RS Agarwal
Language Comprehension Solve RC exercises daily, read newspapers Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma
General Awareness Make notes from reputable sources daily without fail Manorama Yearbook
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CMAT Registration and Eligibility

CMAT 2021 Registration, Eligibility & Admit Card

Registration for CMAT 2021 can only be done online through the official admission portal of CMAT. To register for CMAT 2021, candidates have to visit the official website and register using a valid email id and phone number, fill in all the necessary details, and upload the necessary documents. Which documents are required for the CMAT registration?

Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in any Discipline or those appearing for the Final Year exams of their Bachelor's Course (10+2+3) can also apply for the exam. Check CMAT 2021 Detailed Eligibility Criteria

CMAT 2021 Admit Card will be made available to download by March 2021. The exact date will be displayed on the official website to download the admit card candidates have to log in through their registered email id and phone number and download their admit cards.

CMAT Test Centres

  • Port Blair
  • Guntur
  • Kurnool
  • Nellore
  • Rajahmundry
  • Tirupathi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Itanagar/Naharlagun
  • Dibrugarh
  • Guwahati
  • + 142 More

CMAT 2021 Coaching

Some of the best coaching classes for CMAT 2021 are given in the table below: 

City CMAT Coaching Center
Mumbai IMS
Delhi Endeavor Careers Pvt. Ltd
Brilliant Academy of Learning
Chennai Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.)
Kolkata Erudite Educational Centre
Ahmedabad Expert Educare Pvt. Ltd 
CMAT Exam FAQs

CMAT 2021 FAQs

Ques. What are the steps to get admission into a management college with CMAT?

The steps to get admission into an AICTE approved management college are quite simple. First, have to register for CMAT 2021. Once the registration is done, download the admit card and. You will have to attempt the exam on the designated date. Once the exam is over you will have to check for the results which will be released a few weeks after the exam. Then, you will have to download the scorecard which can be used to seek admission into one of the approved management colleges given that you meet their cut off. 

Ques. What are the exam day guidelines?

First of all, remember to carry your admit card to the exam center. Just for safety, save a copy on your phone or on a cloud platform in case you need extra copies. Reach the exam center at least 45 to 60 minutes early. You will have to carry your ID Proof, a Passport Size Photograph(Same as the one you used for registration), and a PwD certificate if applicable. 

Ques. What is CMAT Tie Breaker Criteria?

The CMAT Tie Breaker criteria is as follows - 

  1. Marks in the Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation.
  2. If the marks in this section are equal, then the candidate that scores more in the Logical Reasoning section will be preferred over the other candidate. 
  3. If the marks in the Logical Reasoning section are equal, then the scores of the Language Comprehension section will be compared. Candidates with more marks in this section will be given preference. 
  4. Lastly, if the candidates’ marks in the Language Comprehension section are also the same, then marks in the General Awareness section will be compared. Candidates with more marks in this section will be given preference.

Ques. How is CMAT Percentile Calculated?

The percentile rank is the percentage of scores in the distribution of marks that are equal to or lower than it. They are calculated using the following formula:

100 x Number of candidates with score equal to or less than the candidate/ Total number of candidates 

Ques. How many exam centers are there for CMAT?

There are 84 exam centers for CMAT across different states and union territories of India. You have to select 4 as per your preference at the time of registration. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

CMAT 2021 : 11 answered questions

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Ques. What is the CMAT cut off?

● Top Answer By Ranjan Thakur on 28 Apr 21

Ans. CMAT is an entrance exam for students looking to pursue MBA or PGDM at AICTE approved management institutes. It is a three-hour computer-based test and it will assure you admission to AICTE approved MBA/PGDM courses. It is a moderately difficult exam and includes around 100 questions in total that are further divided into four sections. These are Quantitative techniques and Data interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. All of these sections constitute 25 questions each on the test. Moreover, if you are looking for a comparison, CMAT is quite easy as compared to CAT or XAT. Other than this, here are a few cutoffs for some of the popular colleges across the country for 2020: College Cutoff JIBMS Mumbai 99+ Goa Institute of Management 95+ KSOM, Bhubaneshwar 95+ Jaipuria Institute of Management 85+ IMT, Hyderabad & Nagpur 80+ Additionally, the selection procedure also varies from college to college. Each of them also has its own admission portal as well. It is advisable to go through the list of colleges and their admission portals before you plan to appear for the exam. You need to clear your basics, have a good speed and accuracy, and a decent presence of mind. All these factors coupled together will help you crack the exam easily. You can also look to attempt mock tests and practice them.Read more
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Ques. What is the CMAT exam pattern like?

● Top Answer By Anmol Singh on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT or Common Aptitude Management Test is a computer-based test conducted by NTA (previously by AICTE). This exam is of objective nature. The internal mentor of mine from TIME Institute informed us that the CMAT question paper contains 100 MCQs with four options each to choose the right answer from. You are allowed to submit your responses in 3 hours, following which the test window will be closed automatically. Similar to other management entrance tests, the exam has four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: You need to focus on Arithmetic and Modern Maths and have strong basics and good familiarity with all possible questions that could be framed from these two topics.  Data Interpretation demands to focus on bar graphs and pie charts.  Along with this, you need to be comfortable and confident in topics such as Algebra, Mensuration, Geometry, Number Systems, Trigonometry, etc. Logical Reasoning It is an analytical way of thinking about a given problem statement, analyzing and evaluating information gathered from observation and experience, to reach certain conclusions.  Critical/Logical Reasoning clarifies goals considering certain assumptions, apprehends hidden values, and evaluates evidence to assess rational conclusions.  You should work on skills like observation, interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, estimation, and explanation. General Awareness General awareness includes topics on history, geography, current affairs – economic, business, sports, corporate events, etc.  Questions related to entertainment, politics, and the environment are also asked.  You are advised to stay updated with the recent important events happening in India and across the globe. You can follow good English dailies and good magazines such as The Hindu, Competition success review, etc. Language Comprehension Traditional reading comprehension is basically a paragraph with 5 questions revolving around the author’s viewpoint, idea, etc.  CMAT’s language comprehension would be easier as compared to that of other competitive exams, as direct questions would be asked.  Develop a habit of reading, as it will eventually build your Comprehension skills. Vocabulary includes Para-jumbles, Antonyms & Synonyms, and grammar (idioms & phrases, Sentence correction, Sentence completion, fill in the blanks, Interference & Judgement, Facts, analogy, etc). Here is an overview of the marking scheme: Subject No of questions Marks Quantitative Ability 25 100 Verbal Ability 25 100 Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation 25 100 General Awareness 25 100 Each section comprises 25 questions, where each question carries four marks. This makes each section weigh 100 marks equally and hence the entire exam is graded out of 400 marks. However, unanswered questions do not cause mark deductions. You are advised to take more and more mock tests for CMAT, to get more familiar with the exam pattern, and to develop the required temperament for the exam.Read more
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Ques. Which is the best B school to get in using a CMAT/MAT score?

● Top Answer By Aditya Som on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT, commonly known as the Common Management Aptitude Test, is a computer-based entrance exam conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses in over 1000 B-schools across India. The duration of the exam is three hours with the question paper consisting of 100 questions from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. You can refer to the table given below for the cutoffs released by various B schools, analyzed as per the previous year's trends. These colleges have been recommended by our mentor from Erudite Institute. Listed below are the names of the colleges and their cut offs:  Name of the College Cutoff JBIMS, Mumbai 99.99 %ile Sydenham(SIMREE), Mumbai  99.92%ile SIES Mumbai 99.8%ile MET, Mumbai 98%ile KJ Somaiya, Mumbai 97%ile Goa Institute of Management Great Lakes Institute of Management PUMBA, Pune Indira Institute of Management, Pune 95%ile  IPE Hyderabad IFMR, Chennai 90%ile  NIBM, Pune Welingkar Institute, Mumbai N.L Dalmia Institute, Mumbai 85%ile XISS Ranchi HR IMT Navi Mumbai ISME, Mumbai 80%ile  Welingkar Institute, Bangalore Soil Institute of Management NIA Pune 75%ile  ADANI Institute of Infrastructure Management 70%ile These colleges may not be Tier 1 institutions but are good B Schools that admit students on the basis of their CMAT scores. These management institutes conduct group discussions and personal interviews to select candidates for MBA/PGDM programs post declaration of CMAT exam results. The admission process of each institute is independent and according to their academic cycle.Read more
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Ques. What is the benefit of the CMAT rather than the MAT?

● Top Answer By Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra on 02 Feb 21

Ans. The CMAT exam is conducted by the National Test Agency and is accepted by many top colleges for their MBA programs compared to the MAT exam. CMAT also has a greater number of colleges that accept CMAT scores for their admission process. CMAT also enjoys better recognition compared to the MAT exam. Many tier 1 CMAT colleges enjoy better brand recognition in the industry. Even further some of the tier 1 colleges that used to accept MAT scores such as Great Lakes Chennai are now considering CMAT scores for their screening process. The major differences in the pattern of the CMAT and the MAT tests are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT MAT Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs 30mins (150 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 5 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 200 Marks. 40 marks for each section. Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Marks Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. -0.25 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. MAT exam also does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 5 sections namely Language Comprehension, Intelligence and, Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment. Unlike the CMAT exam MAT exam is conducted both in online and offline modes. Thus, the CMAT exam has many more benefits and opportunities compared to the MAT exam.Read more
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Ques. Is the difficulty level of exams like the NMAT, Snap, and the CMAT the same?

● Top Answer By Sneha on 02 Feb 21

Ans. NMAT, SNAP, and CMAT are some of the Management entrance aptitude tests conducted by different exam bodies in India. All these exams have a set of colleges that accepts these scores. All three exams are computer-based and follow Objective Type Questions (MCQ) question format. These three exams have varying difficulty levels. SNAP conducted by Symbiosis University is tough compared to the other two exams NMAT and CMAT. NMAT and SNAP have a similar level of difficulty but SNAP has a tough choice of questions compared to NMAT. CMAT is the least difficult exam among all the three exams. The pattern differences between the exam are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT NMAT SNAP Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs (120 minutes) 1 Hr (60 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 3 sections 3 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 120 Marks 60 marks Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Mark + 1 Mark Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. No negative marking for incorrect answers and unattempted questions. -0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt. Sectional Time Limits: CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. Whereas NMAT has sectional time limits. Language Skills (22 mins), Quantitative Aptitude (60 mins), Logical Reasoning (38 mins). SNAP exam does not have sectional time limits. The exam comprises 3 exams namely No sectional time limits. General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Section selection: Candidates can answer from any section of their choice in CMAT.  In NMAT candidates can choose the order of sections of their choice. The questions will appear in the order chosen by the candidates. In short, if the exams are to be arranged based on difficulty then SNAP> NMAT> CMAT. SNAP is the most difficult followed by NMAT and then CMAT.Read more
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sandesh kumar
Do I have to appear in all the rounds of counseling??
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sinbad chongtham

CMAT Counselling consists of release of Cut off marks, Group Discussion, Personal Interview and final selection. Once the CMAT results have been declared, you can register for counselling to the colleges where you want to seek admission. You must attend the counselling for the colleges you have selected. 

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bhumika
How can I download my admit card if I have lost my registration form?
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sinbad chongtham

CMAT Admit card can be downloaded online using the Registration number with Password or Date of Birth. The admit card will also be sent to the registered email address. So, in case you have lost your registration number, you can just wait for it. 

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ramesh kumar gupta
Is it considerable to give CMAT to get admission in integrated course like BBA+MBA?
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sinbad chongtham

For admission to the integrated BBA+MBA programs, the eligibility and selection criteria differs from one college to another. CMAT is not mandatory for the integrated programs. 

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naman
Can I give CMAT even though I am interested in PGDM?
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sinbad chongtham

Yes, admission to the various PGDM programs at the CMAT participating institutes requires a valid CMAT score. CAT/GMAT/XAT scores are also accepted for admission. 

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priya
How many times is CMAT conducted in a year?
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shivangi srivastava

The entrance test of CMAT 2021 is conducted once in every year for aspiring candidates, to seek admission in various management courses offered in AICTE approved colleges. Therefore, you can only give the exam once per year. For this year, the exam has already been conducted on March 31, 2021.

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shatakshi patki
Where can I get the notes for the preparation of exam?
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shivangi srivastava

You can refer to the link mentioned below, for gaining access to certain preparation ips as well as best book recommendations for CMAT 2022. We have listed some the same to help you and offer guidance to crack the entrance test. Go through the books and study all the important areas by heart.

CMAT Preparation 2022

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surabhi s
Is there any seat reservation in CMAT?
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shivangi srivastava

Well yes according to the reservation policy of CMAT 2021- 22, there is seat reservation for the different category students. The same is mentioned below for your reference:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5%
  • Other Backward Class (OBC) – 27%
  • General EWS – 10%

Also, the selection criteria depends on each college, so you may check directly. 

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kashish tomar
Where can I get the mock test paper series?
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aniket ranjan

CMAT question papers and mock test are made available to the students at the official website of NTA-CMAT. If you have registered for CMAT exam then you can download the mock test by using your respective CMAT login IDs and password.

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puja sao
Can I pursue PGDM by clearing CMAT?
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aniket ranjan

Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] program is equivalent to MBA program which is offered by many Universities. Yes, you can use CMAT Scores for admission to various management courses including PGDM offered in AICTE approved colleges.

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sameer
Can I use CMAT score to get admission in college of my choice or only through the counseling ?
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aniket ranjan

Yes, You can use CMAT entrance Score for admission in college of your choice as centralized counselling process is not conducted by NTA. Institutes release their own cut off and conduct their own counselling process which includes personal interview and group discussion.

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divakar sharma
After clearing CMAT, will the colleges ask me to appear in Group discussion round?
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aniket ranjan

It depends upon the college in which you want admission as centralized counselling process is not conducted by NTA the college conducted it's own counselling and CMAT Counseling briefly involves the release of the cut off, personal interview, group discussion, and the final selection.

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laxmi mishra
What is the cutoff for general category students in CMAT?
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aniket ranjan

CMAT Cut off is released by each participating college for admission in the MBA programs and the expected CMAT cut off to get admission in top MBA colleges will be around 95 to 99 percentile. To Cut Off of different Institutes visit:- CMAT CUT OFF 2021

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kunal thakrar
What is the final criteria for selection if two students have same rank?
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aniket ranjan

In case, two or more candidates obtain the same marks then their sectional CMAT score will be taken into consideration and if their sectional score is also same than the candidate having lesser negative marks and are older in age is given preference. If still, they score equal marks, then the rank is defined as per their names arranged in alphabetical order.

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nitika
During the document verification, if I have tkaen drop after graduation, do I have to bring Gap Certificate as well?
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jaspreet kaur

Hello Nikita, As per the recent updates, there is no mention of a gap certificate in the documents required at the time of verification. But if you do have one then it will make be an advantage only. To know more about the counseling process, do visit CMAT Counselling 2021.

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sandesh kumar
Will I get admission in any college after scoring 213 marks in paper?
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jaspreet kaur

Hello Sandesh, you can get admission into colleges such as Xavier’s Business School(Kolkata), Great Lakes Institute of Management(Gurgoan), N.L Dalmia Institute of management studies and Research(Mumbai), and many more. To know more about the colleges that you can get accepted to, do visit CMAT Cutoff 2021

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bhumika
What is the provision in the paper for physically challenged candidates?
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gauris

The CMAT has 5% reservation for persons with benchmark disability of more than 40% in individual categories of SC,ST,OBC(Non-creamy) and EWS.Furthermore such candidates are allowed to avail the facility of scribes,however due to the current pandemic,candidates are responsible for arranging their own scribe.There is also a compensatory time of 1 hour for these candidates,irrespective of the use or disuse of scribe.

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ramesh kumar gupta
What is the cutoff for admission in PGDM course?
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jaspreet kaur

Hello Ramesh, the cutoff for the PGDM course varies from college to college. Top management colleges require 90+ percentile for both MBA and PGDM courses but some colleges also accept 60+ percentile for the course. To know more about the cutoff of different colleges, visit CMAT cutoff 2021

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shatakshi patki
Do I have to submit any original document during verification?
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shivangi srivastava

Yes, there are certain documents that the candidates applying for CMAT must submit or provide during the registration process as well as for verification at the exam centre itself. These documents are important as they are needed to verify your personal identity. The documents required during application are CMAT Registration. Whereas, the documents required during exam conduction are CMAT Examination Centre.

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surabhi s
Is there any limitation to the number of attempts allowed for the exam?
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aniket ranjan

No, There is no limit for number of CMAT attempts that you can give in consecutive years. For appearing in CMAT entrance exam you just have to fullfill the eligibility criteria that is bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

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kulu danta
Why I apply OJEE exam
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shivangi srivastava

Well, OJEE is a computer- based entrance examination conducted by OJEE Committee to offer admission into various courses like B.Pharm, MBA, MCA, M.Tech, M.Tech (Part-Time), M.Arch, M Plan, M.Pharm, Integral MBA and Lateral Entry to B.Tech / B.Pharm courses in top government and private colleges or universities of Odisha respectively.