CMAT Registration 2020: Fill Application Form at

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    NTA started CMAT Registration 2020 from November 1, 2019 onwards and culminated the process on December 10, 2019. Management aspirants that filled in the application form prior to the deadline can now visit the official website ( to view their CMAT Admit Card details. CMAT 2020 is scheduled to be held on January 28, 2020 and the results will be released on February 7, 2020 for all aspirants. Candidates throughout the country should be able to find a test location close to them as the exam will be conducted in 84 cities across India. Check CMAT Exam Centers

    More than 60,000 applicants sit for the CMAT exam for the opportunity to enter a prestigious management program offered by more than 1000 AICTE approved institutions all across the country. Some of the biggest colleges that accept CMAT scores include JBIMS, KJ Somaiya, Great Lakes Institute of Management, and Goa Institute of Management. There is no centralized process for cut-offs since every institution/college will release their own lists, therefore candidates should set their cut-off expectations according to the college/course that they wish to enter. 

    Read on to know more about CMAT Registration 2020, important dates,  documents required, application fees and other essential details. 

    Top Colleges for CMAT 2020 Applicants

    All AICTE approved Institutes / Departments / Constituent Colleges / Affiliated Colleges of Universities will accept CMAT 2020 scores . The specific notifications issued by Universities and State Governments are available at CMAT website, i.e.

    Given below are some of the top colleges accepting CMAT Score. Candidates clearing CMAT Cutoff and qualifying the pre-admission rounds will be called for the counselling process.

    Institute Name 
    Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), MumbaiSIES College of Management Studies
    SIMSREEChrist University, Bangalore
    KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), MumbaiDoon Business school, Dehradun
    Goa Institute of Management, GoaGreat Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

    CMAT Registration Dates

    CMAT Registration Dates 2020

    CMAT Registration began on November 1, 2019 and came to a close on December 10, 2019. Many individuals who appear for the CMAT exam also give other management exams such as MAT, XAT or CAT. It is generally known that on a difficulty level, CMAT is comparatively easier than CAT, both in terms of structure and questions. This has been attested by various previous CMAT Toppers such as Saras Suhane and Kshitij Madan who have found their CAT preparation to be helpful in the outcome of their CMAT results . Since CAT is conducted mid-november and CMAT is scheduled to be held on January 28, 2020, most candidates will focus on their CMAT preparation mainly in the months of November, December and January.  Check CAT vs CMAT

    As per the NTA information bulletin for CMAT, given below are the important dates for your reference:

    CMAT 2020 Registration Begins fromNovember 1, 2019
    Last date for CMAT 2020 RegistrationNovember 10, 2019 
    Successful transaction of FeeNovember 1, 2019 – December 11, 2019
    Choice of Exam CityNovember 1, 2019 – December 12, 2019
    Release of Admit cardDecember 24, 2019 (Released)
    CMAT 2020 Exam DateJanuary 28, 2020
    Announcement of CMAT 2020 Result onFebruary 7, 2020

    Check CMAT 2020 Important Dates

    CMAT Registration Documents

    Documents Required for CMAT 2020 Registration

    Candidates need to keep ready a few documents and details before they proceed for CMAT 2020 registration. It is mandatory to upload the requisite documents at the time of form-filling.

    • 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:
    Photo140 x 16010 kb – 200 kbJPEG/JPG
    Signature60 x 904 kb – 30 kbJPEG/JPG

    Pre-Requisites for CMAT Registration

    • Aspirants will require 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. 
    • They will also require a valid mobile number for receiving official information via SMS. Candidate will recieve exam updates, important registration information, and details about their personal accounts via their SMS.
    • 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. 

    How to Apply for CMAT?

    How to Apply for CMAT 2020

    There are mainly 6 steps involved to apply for CMAT exam:

    1. Register for Online Application Form
    2. Filling CMAT 2020 Application Form
    3. Upload Images on CMAT Application Form
    4. Scanning and Uploading of Documents
    5. Payment of Application Fee
    6. View CMAT Registration Summary

    Here are the step-wise instructions to complete CMAT Registration 2020:

    Step 1- Self-Registration for CMAT 2020

    • 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 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 More About  What to Avoid During CMAT Registration?

    How to Register?

    Candidates are advised to follow the steps below to complete the Registrations for CMAT 2020.

    1. Visit the official website of CMAT 2020 ( )
    2. Click on Fill Online Application Form
    CMAT Application form 2020
    1. Click on the ‘New Registration’ tab under the New Candidate Registration box.
    2. Read the Instructions and the Procedure before starting the process.
    3. Also, download the Information Bulletin and then select the ‘Click here to Proceed’ tab.
    4. Fill in all the fields viz.
      • Personal details
      • Contact details
      • Choose Password
      • Security Pin

    The following screenshot represents the fields that must be filled to generate a unique ‘Application Number.’

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

    Details asked during CMAT Registration

    Candidates must enter information about the following details asked in the CMAT Application Form 2020:

    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


    Choose whether Open/OBC/SC/ST


    Choose whether Male/Female/Transgender


    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.

    Check CMAT Cut off

    Step 2: Complete Application Form

    • Using the system generated application number and created  password, login again.
    • Select four choices for the exam city. Check CMAT Exam Cities 2020
    • Options for selecting one’s preffered 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 center as their center of choice
    State CMAT 2020 Exam Cities
    Andhra PradeshGuntur
    Assam Guwahati 
    Bihar Patna 
    Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali/Panchkula
    Chattisgarh Bhilai/Durg/ Bhilai Nagar 
    Delhi/New Delhi Delhi/New Delhi 
    Goa Panaji/Madgaon 
    Gujurat Ahmedabad 
    Haryana Faridabad 
    Himachal PradeshHamirpur
    Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar (J&K)
    Jharkand Dhanbad 
    KarnatakaBelgavi (Belgaum) 
    Kerala Kochi
    Madhya PradeshBhopal 
    Maharashtra Ahmedanagar 
    Aurangabad (MR)
    Navi Mumbai 
    Odisha Bhubaneswar 
    Rajasthan Jaipur 
    Tamil NaduChennai
    Tripura Agartala 
    Uttar Pradesh Allahbad/Prayagraj
    Greater Noida/Noida
    West Bengal Kolkata 
    • Fill all the other required fields and review the form again.

    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: Fee Payment

    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 2020. The application fee for different categories is as follows:-

    CategoryMale (INR)Female (INR)


    Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL)10001000
    SC/ ST/ PWD800700

    Fee Payment can be done through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card. Here’s how you can pay your CMAT Registration Fee in online mode:

    1. Select the mode through which you want to pay (Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card).
    2. Check the declaration box and select 'I agree.'
    3. Click on Submit and Pay button.
    4. The dialog box directing the payment will appear.
    5. Fill the details as per the requirement.
    6. After you have made the payment, an email and an SMS confirming the successful submission of the application will be sent to the registered mail ID and mobile number by the CMAT Authorities.

    Candidates that are planning to pay through CASH, need to obtain a SBI Bank account and fill the requirements for a CHALLAN. Afterwards, they need to print out three copies of the challan and take the required cash the next day to the bank to process the challan. The bank will issue a journal number, which is termed as an acknowledgment of the reciept and give it back to the candidate. The payment will be processed in the next 48 hours and after it has been processed, the candidate will recieve a confirmation on their email as well as on their registered phone number. 

    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 Admit Card

    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 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    CMAT Registration 2020 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 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. I have registered for CMAT 2020 and submitted the fee too, but now I want to cancel it? Will my fee be refunded?

    Ans. No. CMAT Registration Fee is non-refundable.

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

    Ans. No, this is not possible.

    Ques. Where can I find the list of exam centers?

    Ans. The list of Exam Centers is available on

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


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    I cant register for the CMAT examination as per your directions given in the site .

    13 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Bhama, Dec 10, 2019 was the last date to apply for this exam, therefore, you cannot apply now.

    13 Dec, 2019 11:22
    devansh sahoo

    If i select OBC-NCL option, then would i have to submit the proper document for it during form fillup??

    28 Nov, 2019 20:13
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Devansh, no, you need not to upload caste certificate at the time of form-filling. However, you will have to produce the concerned documents in order to claim reservation under respective category at the time of document verification.

    29 Nov, 2019 12:25

    I have done diploma in mechanical engineering which is equivalent to 12th and comes under Maharashtra state board of technical education (MSBTE) but there's no option present in qualification details for the same. Please suggest me the further action to complete my application form of CMAT 2020

    26 Nov, 2019 00:20
    prerna payal

    how to get prepare for mba

    05 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Prerna, you can refer to the following tips to crack CMAT with good score from below, hope it helps:

    • Plan your study.
    • Solve mock tests as much as possible.
    • Distributive learning.
    • Revise regularly.
    • Make basics your strength.
    • Practise last year question papers.
    • Take regular breaks.

    You can go through these Preparation Tips in detail from here.

    05 Nov, 2019 11:38
    kaviyarasan j

    i miss cat/xat what can i do next

    09 Jan, 2019 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi, It depends upon you what to do next or your future career.

    09 Jan, 2019 11:09

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