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CMAT 2022 Exam Dates: Check Registration, Admit Card, Result, and Counseling Schedule

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On -Jun 10, 2021

CMAT 2022 Exam Dates are expected to be announced soon in the official notification by NTA. It is expected that CMAT 2022 exam schedule will remain the same as that for the 2021 session. CMAT Application forms will be released in February 2022. The candidates are advised to keep themselves updated with the latest news regarding CMAT exam dates 2022. Check CMAT 2022 Registration Process

CMAT is a national-level exam and is conducted every year. CMAT Admit Card will be released a week before the exam date. It would contain vital information like roll number, application number, exam date, exam time, exam centre, and much more. NTA will conduct CMAT 2022 in 153+ cities across India. Check CMAT Exam Centers

CMAT Latest Updates:

  • May 18: No change is expected in CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus. Check here.
  • May 10: Top AICTE approved colleges accepting CMAT Scores for Admission. Check here
  • May 1: CMAT Previous Year Papers PDFs are available for download. Check here
  • April 10: CMAT Result 2021 has been declared and CMAT merit list is expected to be released soon. Check here

CMAT Registration Dates

CMAT Registration Dates 2022

The Application Process for CMAT 2022 is expected to commence in February 2022. Given below are the tentative dates for CMAT 2022 Registration:

Events Dates (Tentative)
CMAT Registration Begins 2nd week of February 2022
Last Date for CMAT Registration  1st week of March 2022
CMAT Form Correction 1st week of March 2022

How to Apply for CMAT 2022?

To register for CMAT 2022, candidates will have to follow the below-mentioned steps:

Generation of Login Credentials: Candidates need to visit the official website to complete this process for generating their Application number and password.

Filling CMAT Application Form: Candidates need to fill all the desired information like personal details, academic qualifications, work experience, and choice of exam center.

Uploading photo and signature: Candidates need to upload a scanned copy of their passport-size photograph and signature.

Payment of CMAT Application Fee: Candidates can make the payment for CMAT Application online via Debit/ Credit Card.

For more details, check CMAT Registration 2022.

CMAT Admit Card

CMAT Admit Card and Exam Date 2022 

CMAT Admit Card contains vital information like Roll Number, Application Number, Examination Date, Examination Time, Examination Centre, Photograph, and Signature. Candidates will be able to download CMAT 2022 Admit card once it is available on the official website. A copy of the admit card will also be sent to the registered email id. Check the following table for CMAT 2022 exam dates:

Event Dates (Tentative)
Release of CMAT Admit Card 2022 3rd week of March 2022
CMAT Exam Date 2022 4th week of March 2022

CMAT 2022 Exam Day Schedule 

Given below is the tentative exam day schedule for CMAT 2022:

Activity Time
Entry to the Examination Hall 8:30 am
Last Entry to the Exam Hall 8:50 am
Distribution of Question Booklet 8:55 am
Commencement of CMAT Exam  9 am
CMAT Exam Concludes 12:00 pm

CMAT Result

CMAT Result and Counselling Dates 2022

The exam conducting authority will declare CMAT Results on its official website a few weeks after the conclusion of the exam. 

  • CMAT Scorecard will contain details about the sectional score, total score, and percentile.
  • CMAT score is valid for one year only.
  • Candidates are required to download and carry a copy of CMAT 2022 Scorecard when they appear for the counselling procedure. 
Event Dates (Tentative)
Availability of CMAT Answer Key 2022 1st week of April 2022 
CMAT Result 2022 2nd week of April 2022
CMAT Scorecard 2022 2nd week of April 2022
CMAT 2022 Counselling begins May 2022

CMAT Counselling

CMAT Counselling Schedule 2022

The exam conducting authority does not conduct any centralized counselling process. Instead, the participating institutes decide their method of shortlisting the candidates. 

They can even use a combination of methods from Group Discussion/ Personal Interview 

or Written Ability Test.

Check CMAT Counselling 

How to Register for CMAT Counselling 2022?

CMAT Counseling process includes the release of the cut off, personal interview, group discussion, and the final selection. Given below are the steps in CMAT Counselling Registration:

  1. Release of CMAT Cut Off by the colleges: Candidates need to choose the colleges they want to apply for based on their CMAT scores.
  2. Registration on official website: Candidates need to register on the official website for CMAT counselling procedure.
  3. Choice filling & locking: Candidates need to select the colleges and courses of their preference from the given options and lock them. No changes will be allowed in the same at a later stage.
  4. CMAT Selection Criteria: Some colleges may have personal interviews, written ability tests and group discussions, however, some colleges might accept admissions based on merit list alone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

CMAT Exam Date 2022 FAQs

Ques. When will the authorities release CMAT admit card for session 2022?

Ans. The admit card for the 2022 session is expected to be released in the last week of December. The admit card contains vital information like Roll Number, Application Number, Examination Date, Examination Time, and much more. It must be preserved.

Ques. What is the total exam duration of CMAT 2022?

Ans. The total exam duration for CMAT is 180 minutes. However, an optional paper was included in the 2021 session. The students who opted for the same were given 30 minutes extra.

Ques. When will CMAT 2022 answer key be released? 

Ans. The examination conducting authority has not released any official notification as of yet. However, one can make an educated guess by analyzing the previous year’s trends. It can be expected that the answer key would be released in the second week of January 2022.

Ques. When will the results for CMAT 2022 be declared?

Ans. NTA will declare the results two or three weeks after the exam. One needs to visit the official website daily for the latest updates. 

Ques. When will CMAT 2022 be conducted?

Ans. No official notification has been made available yet. It can be expected that the exam will be conducted in the first week of January 2022.

Ques. Till when can I submit my application form for CMAT 2022?

Ans. The examination conducting authority has not released any official notification as of yet. However, one can make an educated guess by analyzing the previous year’s trends. It can be expected that the deadline for form submission would be the last week of November 2021.

Ques. When am I required to appear for CMAT counseling 2022?

Ans. NTA does not conduct any centralized counseling process. The students need to check with the participating institutes as to what procedures are they adopting for the shortlisting process. They can choose one among Group Discussion/ Personal Interview or Written Ability Test or they can use a combination of methods. 

*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


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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maulik oza
I am Gujarat University's final year student Bsc - My Sem 5 Exams are from 22 to 27th of february also CMAT exams are on same date what should I do? I CAN'T AFFORD ONE YEAR GAP ALREADY I HAVE ONE AFTER MY 12TH , please help ASAP.
manisha malik

The exam dates have been postponed so you can easily give the exam this year. CMAT 2021 Exam is scheduled for the last week of March or the first week of April 2021. In case of any queries, candidates can write to NTA at or contact NTA helpdesk. 

avinash sahu
Which coaching in Maharashtra is best for preparation?
manisha malik

Coaching institutes help to provide the students with exact directions to prepare for the exam. Here is the list of the top coaching in Maharashtra for preparation of CMAT:

  1. Proton Training Solutions – Pune
  2. Endeavor Careers – Mumbai, Nagpur
  3. ACS Academy – Pune
  4. IMS Online – Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad
  5. TIME – Mumbai, Pune
ankit kumar
Can I correct my category in the form?
manisha malik

No, you are not allowed to edit /modify/alter data entered while filling the CMAT Application Form. So, be cautious while registering for the exam to not make mistake while filling your name, parents’ name, address, qualification, gender, age, category, and address to avoid problems during the admission process.

kunal thakrar
What documents must be carried to the exm center?
manisha malik

Here is the list of the documents that you must take with you to the exam center:

  1. Admit card
  2. Original valid Photo ID proof

You are not allowed to bring any kind of personal items such as wrist-watch, mobile, and calculators to the exam center.

puja sao
Will the time duration to register for the exam be extended?
manika gupta

Hi, Candidates can switch from one section to another as there is no sectional time limit. Students must note that for every incorrect answer there will be negative marking and that for every unattempted question there will be no negative marking. For more information, please refer, CMAT Exam.

avinash sahu
What should I do if I want to make corrections in my form?
manika gupta

Hi, Once you have submitted the CMAT application form, you cannot edit it. Thus, you will have to fill the CMAT form again by creating a new login ID and paying the fee again. For more information, please refer, CMAT Exam.

kashish tomar
What should I do in case of mistake while filling the form?
gurpreet singh

Hi Kashish

You cannot make any changes to your form once submitted. You can only make changes if they open the form correction portal for the candidates. For more information visit on our official website of CMAT Registration.

When will the result of 2021 be released?
aniket ranjan

CMAT 2021 has been postponed to the last week of March or first week of April by NTA. Therefore the CMAT 2021 result is expected to release by last week of April.