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CMAT Registration 2021 (Open), Application Form, Eligibility, Fees and Process

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Jan 15, 2021

CMAT 2021 registration portal will close on January 22 (11:50 PM). Candidates who have not registered for the paper yet are advised to apply at the earliest. CMAT aaplication fee payment can be made till January 23, 2021. Check CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

CMAT Exam for 2021 session will be conducted throughout 245 Exam Centers from which 4 options can be selected.

CMAT 2021 Registration Dates

CMAT 2021 Registration Date

Events Dates
CMAT 2021 Registration Starts December 23, 2020
CMAT 2021 Registration Last Date January 22, 2021
Last date for payment of CMAT 2021 Registration Fee January 23, 2021
CMAT 2021 Form Correction January 25-30, 2021
Release of CMAT 2021 Admit card To be announced
CMAT 2021 Exam Date February 22 & 27,  2021

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CMAT Application Pre-Requisites

CMAT 2021 Registration Pre-Requisites

  1. A valid email ID which should be active for the next 6 months from the date of CMAT Registration. All the official communication will be done on this provided email id. The email needs to be registered to the candidate and not anyone else, for e.g. candidate should not use parent’s/siblings’s/ spouse’s email. 
  2. A valid mobile number for receiving official information via SMS. Candidate will receive exam updates, important registration information, and details about their personal accounts via their SMS.
  3. Valid Debit card/ Credit card if the mode of payment is online. If there is going be a cash payment, candidates need to have an operational SBI bank account that they can utilize and can process transactions through. 

Documents Required for CMAT 2021 Registration

Candidates need to keep ready a few documents and details before they proceed for CMAT 2021 registration. It is mandatory to upload the requisite documents at the time of form-filling.

Details Asked Filling Criteria
Candidate’s Name As on class 10th Marksheet
Father’s Name As on class 10th Marksheet
Mother’s Name In not more than 50 characters
Date of Birth In DD/MM/YYYY format
Category Choose whether Open/OBC/SC/ST
Gender Choose whether Male/Female/Transgender
Religion Choose from the list that drops down
Email ID Valid email ID for future correspondence
Mobile number Valid contact number for future correspondence
Password Recovery Question To retrieve the forgotten password
10+2 or Higher Secondary exam Details about the marks obtained, seat number, year of passing
Bachelor’s/ Qualifying Degree Details about the marks obtained, year of passing, university.

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Fill CMAT Application Form

How to Fill CMAT 2021 Application Form?

There are mainly 6 steps involved to apply for CMAT:

Step 1- Self-Registration for CMAT 2021

  • Candidates have to provide their necessary details to obtain a system-generated 6 digit Application Number. It will be beneficial for the applicants if they keep a note or evidence of their application number so that they don’t have any trouble logging into their accounts in the future. It is often easy to forget long passwords. 
  • They are also required to create a PASSWORD and choose a security question and enter its answer.
  • After successful submission of the personal details, an application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining steps of the form. For subsequent logins, the candidate will be able to login directly with the respective system generated application number and created a password.
  • Candidates also have the option to reset their passwords if they accidentally forget or misplace it. The procedure is pretty easy and only has a couple of questions. Once the security question is chosen, a verification code will be sent to the registered mobile number. By clicking on the link that is sent to the registered mobile number, candidates can reset their passwords.  

Read: What to Avoid During CMAT Registration?

How to Register for CMAT 2021?

Candidates are advised to follow the steps below to complete the Registrations for CMAT:

  1. Visit the official website of CMAT 2021 ( )
  2. Click on Fill Online Application Form
  3. Click on the ‘New Registration’ tab under the New Candidate Registration box.
  4. Read the Instructions and the Procedure before starting the process.
  5. Also, download the Information Bulletin and then select the ‘Click here to Proceed’ tab.
  6. Fill in all the fields viz.
    • Personal details
    • Contact details
    • Choose Password
    • Security Pin

Note: NTA does not allow candidates to edit /modify/alter data entered while filling the CMAT Application Form. Aspirants are therefore advised to practice caution while entering the details.

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Note: Password must be 8 to 13 character long, have at least one Upper case alphabet, one Lower case alphabet, one numeric value and least one special character.

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After furnishing all the details, candidates must review all the particulars carefully. In case of any changes, select the ‘Edit Registration Form.’ 

Step 2: Complete CMAT Application Form

  • Using the system generated application number and created password, login again.
  • Select four choices for the exam city. Check CMAT 2021 Exam Cities 
  • Options for selecting one’s preferred exam cities are varied and diverse. Candidates have the opportunity to select various cities all across India, this is done to make sure that applicants from all parts of the country can appear for the exam. Exam Centers extend all the way from Jammu to Tamil Nadu and there are multiple coasted in each state.  
  • NCR citizens have the option of choosing the New Delhi centre as their centre of choice

CMAT Photograph and Signature Specification 

  • All your qualification details
  • 3 copies of bank challan (in case of offline payment)
  • A scanned copy of photograph and signature as per the following requirement:
Image Dimension Size Format
Photo 140 x 160 10 kb – 200 kb JPEG/JPG
Signature 60 x 90 4 kb – 30 kb JPEG/JPG

Step 3: Scan and Upload Images

Candidates are required to scan and upload the following:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Enter the security pin.
  • Select I have verified Uploaded images carefully.
Note: Upload your recent passport size photograph and signature

​​Step 4: Pay CMAT 2021 Application Fee

The next step after filling up the online Application Form is to remit the CMAT Registration Fee. NTA has proclaimed that the application fee will not increase for CMAT 2021. The application fee for different categories is as follows:-

Category Male (INR) Female (INR)
General 2000 2000
Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL) 1000 1000
SC/ ST/ PWD 1000 1000
Transgender 1000

Modes to Pay Application Fee for CMAT

Online  Payment - Candidates can select for ONLINE PAYMENT and then make their payment using SBI/ HDFC /PAYTM Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking & UPI Payment Modes. Once a candidates’ payment for CMAT 2021 is successfully done. They will receive the confirmation email and SMS.

Cash Payment - Candidates can select for PAY BY CASH and make payment only at any designated branch of SBI. This option is only available to candidates living in INDIA and wishes to appear for the test in India.

  • After selecting this option and a challan will be generated. Candidates will see a Challan with their details already filled. Candidate needs to take 3 print outs of this challan and fill in the details of the bank in all three copies, and go to nearest SBI branch and make the payment by cash. Cash deposit will be accepted from the next day after the Challan generation. Bank will also charge INR 40 as bank charge in addition to the registration fee.
  • Candidate should note that they must deposit cash at least 2 days before the closing of CMAT registration as it takes 48 hours to update the payment on the registration portal. The bank will give back one copy of the challan with their stamp and journal number, candidates should also ensure that the Journal number mentioned in the challan returned by the bank is clearly visible before leaving the bank.
  • After 48 hours of making the cash payment, the candidate will receive the confirmation email and SMS that the payment has been updated on your registration portal. Candidate should also NOTE that the fee once paid either online or through cash will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Note- If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means the transaction is canceled and the amount will, automatically, be refunded to concerned credit/debit card within 15 days. Therefore, such candidates have to pay the fee once again and ensure the OK fee status. 

Download  CMAT 2021 Admit Card

CMAT 2021 Application Mistakes

Mistakes to Avoid During CMAT 2021 Registration

Candidates will have to complete all registration process online only. To complete CMAT Registration process smoothly and error free, NTA has suggested few key points, arrangement for required documents before beginning the registration process and avoid any kind of mistakes. All the key points suggested by NTA are mentioned below:

  • No internet interruption during CMAT Registration - Candidate should ensure that their computer internet connectivity is good and no breakage/interruption occurs during the registration process.
  • No mistake on Academic details - Candidate should gather all their qualification details and fill them correctly during CMAT registration.
  • Provide valid email address and mobile number - Candidate should provide a valid email address and mobile number while registering for CMAT 2021. All communication regarding the exam will be done on this email address and mobile number.
  • Scanned Photo & Signature should be of correct size - Candidates need to upload their scanned photo and signature while registration process. Therefore, candidates should keep ready their scanned Photo and Signature took on the white background of size 140 x 160 pixel (60kB) and 60 x 90 pixel(30kB) respectively.
  • Check the Validity of CREDIT/DEBIT CARD - In case of making payment Online, candidate should ensure that their CREDIT/DEBIT CARD is valid to have a smooth transaction and avoid loss of money.
  • Candidate should ensure to take 3 hard copies of CHALLAN in case they are planning to make payment by CASH at the bank.

How many students register for CMAT?

CMAT is a popular exam which attracts thousand of MBA aspirants from all over the country. Check out the registration trends for this exam to understand better:

CMAT 2020 Registration Statistics 

Male  Female   Total 
Category   Registered   Category   Registered  Category   Registered 
General   25879  General   23877 General   49756
EWS 2187 EWS 1010 EWS 3197
SC   2228  SC   1594 SC   3823
ST   605 ST  483 ST   1089
OBC   9947  OBC   6672  OBC   16621
PWD 132 PWD 52 PWD 184
Total   40846  Total  33636 Total   74486

CMAT 2019 Registration Statistics 

  • In 2019 64,582 candidates registered for the CMAT exam, out of which 54,526 applicants actually ended up appearing for the exam. Around 80% of the total applicant pool was comprised of general category candidates. SC/ST category candidates made up less than 10% of the total examinees. The remaining segment was made up of candidates from the OBC category. 
  • More male candidates from the general, SC, and OBC category appeared for the exam than female candidates (barring the ST category). Overall, there were around 5,000 more male category candidates in the exam than female candidates. 
  • ST/SC applicants were the least represented in CMAT 2019, followed by OBC candidates while the majority stake was occupied by the general category candidates.  
Male  Female   Total 
Category   Registered   Appeared   Category   Registered  Appeared  Category   Registered   Appeared 
General   24768   20872   General   22736   19181   General   47504   40053 
SC   1846   1142   SC   1312  1061   SC   3158   2503 
ST   537   419  ST  475  378   ST   1012  797
OBC   7434    6433   OBC   5474   4730   OBC   12908   11163 
Total   34585   29166   Total   29997  25350   Total   64582   54526 

CMAT Registration 2021 FAQs

CMAT Registration 2021 FAQs

Ques. Is there any problem if I use my parent’s email id for CMAT Registration?

Ans. Candidates are advised not to use anyone’s email id during CMAT Registration, as all communication will be made through the registered id. Make sure the email id is unique and valid. 

Ques. How can I retrieve my CMAT login and password?

Ans. Candidates have the option to complete CMAT Registration in multiple sessions also. However, if they fail to remember their password, they can follow the below steps to recover it:

  1. Visit the official site of CMAT i.e.
  2. Click on “Forgot Password?” link under the Existing User Login Tab.
  3. Enter the Registered Email Address.
  4. A new password would be sent on registered Email ID.

Ques. Can I purchase CMAT Application Form from NTA in offline mode?

Ans. No, the option to fill CMAT application form is online only. All desirous candidates can visit to fill the registration form.

Ques. Is it possible if I pay CMAT Registration Fee through Bank Demand Draft or Cheque? Where do I have to pay my fee?

Ans. No, the option to pay the fee through bank demand draft or cheque is not available. CMAT Registration Fee must be paid either online or by cash. To remit the fee by cash, candidates have to generate 3 copies of challan and take its printout. 24 hours after generating challan, visit any branch of State Bank of India and deposit the fee in cash.

Ques. Is there any provision to edit the CMAT Registration Form?

Ans. Candidates will not be able to modify any information after the submission of the application form. However, in case a form correction window is opened by NTA, the same will be updated here.

Ques. In case I don’t appear in the test, will my fee be refunded?

Ans. No, this is not possible. There is no provision to refund fees in casecandidates do not appear for the exam on their will. In any case if NTA cancels the exam which is unlikely to be, candidates will be notified on their application fee status.

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


riya gupta
Is there any scholarship provided to category students?

Dear Riya Gupta

Greetings from Collegedunia. The scholarship is given to the Economical weaker section and backward categories students to pursue their Management Programs for that respective college. It depends fully upon the Score of the CMAT Examination and College Criteria for Scholarship. For more details, kindly go through this link – CMAT Eligibility Criteria

koyena biswas
Do I need to submit domicile certificate?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Yes, Candidates have to produce the following documents at the time admission: CMAT 2021 Admit Card. Student Category Certificate (If Applicable) Domicile Certificate.

ammar zaheer ahmed
Can I apply for the exam if I am 17 years old?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Yes, You can appear in the CMAT Exam. There is no age restriction in appearing for the examination. For more information, please refer, CMAT Age criteria.

can I apply for the exam from the mobile?
arvind kumar

Hi Pradeepraj, Greetings from Collegedunia. CMAT is common management aptitude test. You can apply for the exam from Mobile. For more details visit: CMAT EXAM

vishwa ajaykumar variyavwala
last date to fill cmat application form is ?
common admission test

Hii Vishwa, Greetings from collegedunia. CMAT registration 2021 portal will be open through November 18 to December 20, 2020. Complete your registration before 20th December. For more details Click Here

vishwa ajaykumar variyavwala
last date to fill cmat application form is ?
abdul nazir

Hi Vishwa, The official date for commencement of 2021 CMAT registration has not yet been declared. Further updates will be notified on the official website of CMAT. The mode of application is completely online. To know more vsiit CMAT 2021 exam.

rohan bharti
What are the easy parts in CMAT conducted by NTA?
rakhisree chatterjee


CMAT 2020 Overall Exam Analysis

Section Total Number of Question Difficulty Level of Exam
Logical Reasoning 25 Moderately Difficult
Language Comprehension 25 Easy
General Awareness 25 Difficult
Overall 100 Moderate
Where is the NTA-CMAT Test Practice Centre in whole wide India?
arvind kumar

Hi Swarup, Greetings from Collegedunia. CMAT is common management admission test conducted by NTA. There are various test centers in India. For details visit: CMAT EXAM CENTERS

ibashisha mukhim
What is the reservation criteria under CMAT for inferiors?
arvind kumar

Hi Ibashisha, Greetings from Collegedunia. CMAT is a common management admission test conducted for admission to management courses. Each institute has its own reservation policies. For details visit: CMAT EXAM

What are the tough parts in CMAT conducted by NTA?

Hello Priya,

There are no ‘tough parts’ in CMAT per se. Every student finds a different section difficult based on their interests and knowledge on that subject. But the Toppers say that a candidate should focus on the General Awareness as that section might become a tough nut to crack. For details on the exam pattern, visit – CMAT Exam Pattern.

abhishek kumar singh
Hello sir when cmat registration starting date reply fast

Hi Abhishek

You can get all the admission details and the registration details here.

utkarsha khatri
Is the application process same for GATE and CMAT
abdul nazir

Hi Utkarsha, Yes like any other entrance exam, the application process for GATE and CMAT are quite similar. The steps include:

  • Registration as new candidate or sign in for registered users
  • Fill up the application form using login credentials recieved on registered mail id and mobile number
  • Upload required documents
  • Pay the fees in online or offline mode
  • Submit the application form

Other details like dates, eligibility and exam pattern however can vary. To get more information on GATE click here and for CMAT click here.

shriya sawant
I don't have a bachleros degree and mark sheet can I still apply for the exam?
common admission test

Hii Shriya, Greetings from collegedunia. No, you can't apply for CMAT Exam as It is mandatory that one has a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum duration of 3 years to be eligible. For more details Click Here

Is CMAT easy to crack than any other exam?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, CMAT, many MBA aspirants and experts say, is relatively easier to crack than the Common Admission Test by IIM. All competitive exams like CMAT require months of practice and hard work to secure a percentile above 95 or 96. One cannot prepare at all for CMAT and get 97 percentile at the same time.

ananya pandey
Is CMAT easier than any other exam?
arvind kumar

Hi Ananya, CMAT is as competetive as any other exam, it depend on your preparation. For more details visit: CMAT EXAM

fauzia shahid
Is CMAT easier than any other exam?
arvind kumar

Hi Fauzia, Cmat is like any other competetive exam which requires proper preparation. For more details visit: CMAT EXAM

ramesh kumar gupta
How long is CMAT score valid?
abdul nazir

Hi Ramesh, The validity of CMAT score is 1 year and if you missed an academic session, you will have to qualify  CMAT next year again. For more details on CMAT exam click here.

saksham mahajan
Where can I apply for the exam?

Hello Saksham,

The CMAT is conducted by NTA. To register for CMAT, visit the official website of CMAT and register with your email ID. Your application number will be generated. Login with the credentials, and fill in your information. To know the step by step process, visit – CMAT Registration Process

koyena biswas
Is the application process lenghty

Hi Koyena

You can click here to know the whole aplication precedure 

shreya sarkar
Do I need to scan any document while registration?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Candidates who have successfully complete CMAT Registration can upload their documents before beginning the registration process, Candidates need to upload their scanned photo and signature while registration process.