CMAT 2021 Exam Dates: Check Registration, Admit Card, Result Dates

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
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    CMAT exam dates are released by the National Testing Agency on official website For 2021 session, the exam is expected to be conducted in first week of January 2021 in CBT mode over 104 cities throughout India. CMAT facilitates graduates in finding top tier management courses with commendable national rankings alongside ones accessible through other entrance exams such as CAT, XAT and MAT. Results will be declared on the official website and candidates can download their scorecards from first week of February 2021.

    Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT 2021 from first week of November 2020. It is a 3 hour long test with 100 questions from 4 sections: Quantitative techniques & Data interpretation, Logical reasoning, Language comprehension and General awareness.

    CMAT Exam Dates 2021

    CMAT 2021 Exam Dates

    CMAT 2021 Exam DetailsCMAT 2021 Dates(Tentative)
    CMAT Registration Start DateFirst week of November 2020
    Last date to apply for CMAT 2021 Exam RegistrationLast week of November,2020
    Start date to download CMAT 2021 Admit CardFourth week of December, 2020
    Last date to download CMAT 2021 Admit CardFourth week of January, 2021
    Date of CMAT 2021 ExamFourth week of January,2021
    Declaration of CMAT 2021 ResultFirst week of February, 2021

    Also Check CMAT Eligibility Criteria

    Changes in CMAT Over Years

    Changes in CMAT Over the Years

    Exam DetailsCMAT 2020Previous CMAT
    Conducting AgencyNational Testing Agency (NTA)All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
    Mode of ExamComputer-BasedComputer-Based
    Changes in Application FeeNo ChangesNo Changes
    Test Training Centers NTA training centers functional from August 2019 onwards to prepare candidates for CMAT Publishing of sample test papers and provide navigation
    Sectional Composition of CMATNo ChangesNo change
    Score Pattern+1 for every right answer +4 for every right answer 
    Level of DifficultyExpected to decreaseHigh level of difficulty

    CMAT 2021 Registration Dates

    CMAT Registration 2021 Dates

    CMAT Registration generally begins in the first week of November and continues till December second week. For 2021 session, CMAT registration process is expected to begin around the same time i.e first week of November 2020. Graduates in any discipline can apply for the exam online at In order to apply for CMAT 2021, management aspirants need to follow the below mentioned steps: 

    ​​Step 1: Register for online application and note down the system generated application number.

    Step 2: Complete CMAT Application Form. 

    Step 3: Scan and Upload Photo and Signature. 

    Step 4: Pay Exam Fee by SBI MOPS (Net Banking/ Debit/ Credit Card/ E-Challan)

    Know More About CMAT Registration 2021

    Release of CMAT 2021 Admit Card

    Release of CMAT 2021 Admit Card

    Test takers must take their hall ticket to the exam center. Candidates can download CMAT Admit Card from the official website. The copy of the admit card will also be sent to the registered email id. Check the following table for the dates related to CMAT Admit Card. 

    Start date to download CMAT 2021 Hall TicketFourth week of December, 2020
    Last date to download CMAT 2021 Hall TicketFourth week of January, 2021
    No. of Shifts

    09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 2:30 to 5:30

    Download CMAT Admit Card

    Declaration of CMAT 2021 Result

    Declaration of CMAT 2021 Result

    CMAT Result 2021 will be released online in 1st week of February, 2021 tentatively on its official website. The results will be released in the form of scores.

    • Scorecard will contain details about the sectional score, total score, and percentile.
    • The score is valid for one year only.
    • Candidates are required to download CMAT 2021 Score Card when they appear for the counseling procedure. 

    The following table gives the dates related to the CMAT 2021 Result:

    CMAT Result Date 20211st Week of February 2021
    Release of CMAT 2021 Score Card1st Week of February 2021

    What is the Selection Procedure for CMAT 2021?

    What is the Selection Procedure for CMAT 2021?

    After the declaration of CMAT result and the release of the merit list, candidates who qualify will be called for further rounds. CMAT Selection Procedure is based on the marks scored in the exam, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview or Written Ability Test depending upon the institute’s criteria for selection.

    The institutes declare the final list of selected candidates based on the scores in CMAT 2021, GD and Personal Interview or WAT. Brief about each round is given below:

    Group Discussion - The candidates will be segregated into groups of 10 or so and they are given any important topic to discuss for 5 to 10 minutes. There are various criteria based on which the candidates will receive points such as -

    • Initiation Skill
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Managerial Skills
    • Encouragement Skills
    • Closure Skills

    Personal Interview is usually the final round of selection. Candidates usually have to appear before a panel of experts/faculty members who try to assess the candidate based on their academic background, hobbies, interests, work experience, etc.

    Check CMAT Participating Colleges

    Salient FAQs on CMAT 2021 Exam Dates

    CMAT 2021 Exam Dates FAQs

    Ques. How many times is CMAT conducted in a year? 

    Ans. CMAT is generally conducted once in a year in the month of January. It comprises of two slots, a morning slot that extends from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and an afternoon slot that begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 5:30 pm. The next session is scheduled to be on January 28, 2021 tentatively. 

    Ques. How do I prepare for CMAT 2021? 

    Ans. CMAT tests a candidate’s aptitude in 4 main spheres; General Awareness, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation. Due to the fact that there is no official syllabus for the CMAT Exam, Collegedunia has accumulated a list of the most vital topics that candidates should study in each section. 

    Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

    Time and Distance, Geometry, Mensuration, Numbers, Percentages, Profit/Loss, Simple Equations, Time and Work, Ratios, Quadratic Equations, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Probability, Averages, Mixtures and Allegations.

    Study Material for QA/DI: 

    • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
    • Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha 
    • Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency by Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan

    Logical Reasoning

    Puzzles, Statements and Conclusions, Cause and Effect, Assumptions and Conclusions, Individual Questions in Puzzles, Missing term in the figure, Course of Action. 

    Study Material for Logical Reasoning: 

    • A modern approach to logical reasoning by RS Agarwal 
    • How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma 
    • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit Sinha 

    General Awareness

    History, Science in Everyday Life, Economy, Personalities in News. 

    Study Material for General Knowledge: 

    • General Knowledge by Disha Experts 
    • Face to Face MAT with 19 Years by BS Sijwali 
    • The Hindu 
    • The Financial Times
    • Business Today 
    • Competition Success Review 
    • Financial Express 
    • Wall Street Journal 
    • Business World 
    • Arihant GK 
    • Economic times 
    • Hindu Business Line 
    • Manorama Year Book
    • Lucent’s GK 

    Language Comprehension

    Para Jumbles, Find Summary, Identifying the Correct Statement, Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension Passages, Usage of Grammar, Fill in the blanks. 

    Study Material for Language Comprehension:

    • The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability by Sujit Kumar 
    • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension? by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
    • CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Gautam Puri

    For more information, Check  CMAT Exam Pattern

    Ques. Is MAT easier than CMAT? 

    Ans. Due to the fact that both the examinations are competitive examinations that are accepted by a range of institutes, there are many factors that are involved when it comes to rating their level of difficulty. Here are the main overarching differences: 

    Factors MAT CMAT 
    Number of Papers 
    Number of Questions 200100
    Duration of the Exam 150 minutes 3 hours 
    Number of Sections 
    Marking Scheme1 mark for a correct answer 4 marks for a correct answer 
    -.25 mark for an incorrect answer-1 mark for an incorrect answer 
    Number of times the exam is conducted in a year 1

    Ques. What documents do I need to bring with me to the CMAT exam hall? 

    Ans. There needs to be atleast one original (not a photocopy/scanned copy) identification document with the candidate on the exam day. The identification document must possess a relevant photo ID of the candidate. The following documents are accepted: 

    • Driver License 
    • Passport
    • Voter ID Card 
    • UID Card or a notarized affidavit with photo, signature, DOB and residential address (in English) 

    Ques. I have forgotten my CMAT login password. What should I do? 

    Ans. Candidates have the option to reset their passwords if they are not able to remember. There is a security question that must be analyzed, after which, candidates will receive a verification code on their registered mobile numbers. By accessing the link that is on their phones, candidates can reset their passwords. 

    Ques.  Can I get a refund for any of the questions I challenge in the exam? 

    Ans. A non-refundable fee of INR 1000 will be applicable on every question that the test taker decides to challenge. All questions on the answer key must be challenged prior to the release of the CMAT 2021 result, after which all of NTA’s decision will be final. 

    Ques. Will the CMAT 2021 result be mailed to me? 

    Ans. The only way that candidates can access their results is by downloading them from the official website. Applicants will recieve their marks in the form of a scorecard which will include a scaled score for each section, their total scores as well as their overall percentile ranking. 

    Ques. How are the exam cities for CMAT 2021 finalized? 

    Ans. Candidates must select 4 exam centers in their order of preferance by December 12, 2019.  Final center that will be allotted will be mentioned on the CMAT Admit Card. The city for computer based test (CBT) mode will be chosen by the candidates will be allotted on first-come-first served basis. There are 84 exam cities in total for CMAT 2021. 

    Ques. How long will the CMAT 2021 be valid for? 

    Ans. CMAT 2021 score will only be valid for  2021-2022. After that it will be nullified. 

    *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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