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CMAT Selection Procedure 2021, Counselling, Dates, Admission Process

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CMAT Selection Procedure 2021 will be carried out by the AICTE approved participating institutes individually as NTA does not organize any centralized selection process. More than 1000 colleges offering MBA/PGDM courses will participate in the CMAT Selection Procedure. CMAT Result 2021 has been declared by NTA on April 9, 2021, & CMAT Counselling is expected to begin soon.

CMAT Score is accepted by more than 1000 AICTE affiliated institutions across the country. Group Discussion, WAT, and PI rounds are conducted by these institutions to select prospective candidates. Check CMAT Participating Colleges

CMAT Latest Updates

  • May 14: Last date to apply for admission at SIES, Navi Mumbai is May 15, 2021. Check here
  • May 14:  Admission is open for admission to PGDM(IBM and RM) courses at BIMTECH, Noida. Check here
  • May 13: XIME Bangalore has extended the last date for admission to May 15, 2021. Check here
  • April 22: CMAT Cut Off will be released separately by each participating college. Check here
  • April 20: Know CMAT 2021 Topper’s AIR, Name, and Percentile. Check here
  • April 17: CMAT Score vs Percentile 2021. Check here
  • April 2: Great Lakes Institute of Management has started inviting applications for admission to PGDM courses. Check here

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will also release the final CMAT Merit List which will include the candidate’s All India rank, sectional score, and overall score. CMAT Cutoff will be declared by each college separately and based on this, candidates can apply to the colleges of their preference as per their rank and score mentioned on the CMAT Merit list. Check CMAT 2021 Merit list

It is mandatory to present CMAT Admit Card at the time of counselling. Before the seat allocation process, all the original documents are verified. Admission to the allotted college and course is confirmed only after the payment of the admission fee. One must pay excessive heed to the application dates of their respective colleges so that they don’t miss the registration deadlines for their preferred courses.

The final allocation of college and course is done as per the candidate’s preference and marks. Check CMAT 2021 Counselling process

Highlights of CMAT Selection Procedure 2021

Feature Detail
Conducting Body NTA (National Testing Agency)
Name of the Exam CMAT 2021
Mode of Counselling Online
Official Website
Exam Date March 31, 2021
Declaration of Result April 9, 2021
Commencement of CMAT Counselling 2021 To be announced
Documents to Carry for CMAT Counselling Admit Card, Scorecard, Identity Proof, Educational Degrees, Photograph
CMAT Colleges 1000+
Counselling Dates 2021

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CMAT Selection Process 2021: Important Dates

CMAT Counselling is expected to begin soon. Given below are the important dates for CMAT 2019 Counselling process for your reference:

Event Dates 
CMAT 2021 Application Begins  December 23, 2020
CMAT 2021 Exam Date March 31, 2021
CMAT 2021 Result Date April 9, 2021
Release of CMAT Merit list 2021 To be announced
Start of CMAT 2021 Counselling To be announced
Selection Criteria 2021

CMAT 2021 Selection Criteria/Stages

CMAT Selection Procedure consists of 5 stages and these stages may vary from college to college. These steps are given below –

  1. CMAT 2021 Result: CMAT Result is declared and the scorecards are released.
  2. Preparation of CMAT Merit List: After shortlisting the students based on their CMAT 2021 scores, a merit list is prepared.
  3. Group Discussion (GD): Qualified candidates are required to visit the respective institutes for which they have applied for the CMAT Selection Procedure 2021. Multiple rounds of selection are held at the campus of the concerned institute. Every college conducts the GD round during its selection process.
  4. Personal Interview (PI) and/or Written Ability Test (WAT): These rounds are conducted for candidates who clear the Group Discussion round.
  5. Final Admission process: Based on the performance of a candidate in the various rounds of GD, PI and WAT, the final list of students selected will be prepared. Candidates need to confirm their admission by payment of the admission fee.
Group Discussion Details

CMAT Selection Procedure 2021

CMAT Selection Process begins after the declaration of result. The various rounds held for selection include Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. It is important to note that every Participating college follows its own CMAT Selection procedure and there is no centralized process for CMAT Selection 2021.

Group Discussion

Candidates who clear CMAT 2021 will have to appear for the Group discussion round. The candidates will be required to travel to the respective institute to which they have applied as the further rounds will be conducted at the colleges’ campus.

  • As a part of GD, candidates will be grouped into 10 or so and given a topic related to current trends or business affairs to discuss.
  • Points are awarded on the basis of the applicant’s initiation skill (who starts off the GD), negotiation skills (who convinces others of his idea), managerial skills (who is able to ensure that the GD doesn’t get off track and goes on smoothly), encouragement skills (who is able to ensure that everyone gets a chance to voice out their opinions) and closure skills (who is able to summarise the points discussed and bring the GD to a meaningful end).
  • Some other traits that are accounted for are creative and logical thinking. Analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of the topic are aspects that are valued.
  • Leadership qualities are highly appreciated in Group Discussion rounds.
  • Candidates may also be given a real-life business scenario to test their business and managerial acumen. 
Written Ability Test

Written Ability Test (WAT)

In addition to the Group Discussion round, some institutes may also conduct a Written Ability Test (WAT) for CMAT Selection 2021. Conducting the WAT round will be at the sole discretion of the concerned college.

  • WAT tests a candidate’s writing and interpretation skills.
  • This round is designed to test the candidate’s awareness of world affairs or his opinions on certain important issues as a candidate may be required to write an essay on a given topic in the prescribed time.
  • Candidates are marked for their critical thinking skills, grammar usage, analytical skills and general awareness.
  • Reading a newspaper regularly and going through important magazines is highly recommended for the successful preparation of this round. 
Personal Interview Details

Personal Interview

Candidates who successfully qualify CMAT Group Discussion & Written Ability Test(in some cases) rounds are called for the next round of the selection procedure, which is Personal Interview (PI). This round is aimed at analyzing the personality traits of the candidate and his potentials. 

  • Personal Interview is not affected by external factors such as other fellow candidates’ opinions. It is just the candidate with the interviewers. So it is essential to make sure that the candidates are well-prepared for this round and can positively clear it.
  • A confident personality, a creative thought process and an innovative bent of mind are the parameters that are looked for in the candidate. If the candidate can maintain a calm and composed persona without getting flustered under pressure, then his chances of being selected are higher, given everything else is in order.
  • This round of Personal Interaction also provides the candidate with an opportunity to explain his or her past academic performance, any prior voluntary work he may have done and other achievements. The panel’s aim here is to get to know the candidate and determine if he would fit in well with the college’s culture. So, it is highly recommended that the candidates do their homework and find out all the important information about the B-school that they appear for.
  • The candidate should prepare answers to some very common questions like “Tell us something about yourself” and “What are your strengths and weaknesses.” 
  • Here, the candidate gets an opportunity to turn the interview in his or her favour. The panel, on the other hand also gets the chance to drill the candidates about any existing loopholes. Hence, the candidate should be able to justify anything that has been mentioned in his profile and have reasonable explanations for any discrepancies. 
  • The interviewers are sometimes known to ask such questions that are explicitly designed to put the candidate under undue stress. In such a situation, as soon as the candidate realizes that the panel is trying to test him, he must try to maintain his cool and reply with confidence.
  • If the candidate can face the pressure test successfully, it immediately proves his managerial worth to the panel and tells them that the interviewee would perform well under real-life stress situations. Hence, it is very important for the candidates to ensure that they don’t get nervous at any point and can navigate any sharp corners with ease. 

CMAT 2021 Final Selection

The final selection for CMAT 2021 will be done based on a candidate’s performance in all the stages mentioned above. A final merit list will be prepared after taking into consideration the candidate’s performance in Group discussion, Personal Interview, and/or Written Ability Test.

Those candidates who have been selected by the Institute for final admissions will be notified either through their call letters which may be sent to them via post or email, or a list may be declared on the website of the institute.

Candidates are hence advised to regularly check the official websites of different institutes to which they apply and must also check the emails frequently.

Counselling Process 2021

CMAT 2021 Counselling Process

CMAT 2021 Counselling process will begin soon as the results have already been declared by NTA on April 9, 2021. Candidates have to register themselves on the official website to participate. After successful registration, they have to give their preference for college and course. The examination authority will then verify the required documents. Candidates failing to present the required documents will be disqualified. Confirmation of admission will be done only after the payment of the admission fee. Given below are the steps in the counselling process of CMAT:

Step 1: Online Registration

Candidates need to visit the official website of CMAT registers themselves by submitting the required information. Registration will be confirmed when ‘Successfully Registered’ will displayed on the screen.

Step 2: Choice Filling and Locking

Candidates need to click on the link of ‘Web Options Entry’ and Select the colleges and courses of their choice from the list of options.

Step 3: Verification of Documents

After the GD/PI rounds, selected candidates will be called for document verification. Candidates are required to carry their documents in original and photocopy. The verification authority will verify all the submitted documents. Non-availability of the required document will lead to disqualification

Step 4: Allotment of Seats

Allotment of seats will base on two factors given below:

  • Number of seats available
  • Preference of courses given by Candidate

Step 5: Reporting to the college

Candidates should report to their allotted college before the last date and pay the admission fee in order to confirm their admission.

Candidates must note the following Key Points:

  • There are more than 1000+ management institutes that take admission based on CMAT score. 
  • It is mandatory to present CMAT Admit Card at the time of counselling. 
  • Before the seat allocation process, all their original documents are verified.
  • Admission to the allotted college and course is confirmed only after the payment of the admission fee.
  • The final allocation of college and course is done as per the candidate’s preference and marks.

Candidates have to register for CMAT and need to apply separately to the B-schools by visiting their respective websites to be eligible for admission.

Click here to CMAT Counselling 2021 in detail

Documents rqd. for Counselling

Documents Required for CMAT Counselling 2021

Candidates must keep their important documents handy before appearing in the CMAT counselling process. Failing to present the required documents will result in disqualification of candidature. Given below is the list of  important documents that candidates must carry with them:

  • CMAT 2021 Result/Scorecard
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate or Proof of Official Address
  • CMAT Call Letter
  • Matriculation Marksheet or equivalent Certificate
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • CMAT 2021 Admit Card 
  • Medical Fitness Certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • Six recent passport size photographs
  • ID Proof (Aadhar Card, Voter ID, License, Passport)
Colleges accepting CMAT Score

Top CMAT Score Accepting Colleges 

Given below are some of the top colleges accepting CMAT Score. Candidates clearing CMAT 2021 Cutoff and qualifying for the pre-admission rounds will be called for the counselling process.

Institute Name CMAT Percentile CMAT Cutoff Marks
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi 85 180
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore 70+  120+
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 75+  160+
Birla Institute of Management Technology, (BIMTECH) Greater Noida 95+  200+
Christ University, Bangalore 70+ -
Doon Business school, Dehradun - 160
Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur  - 156
Flame University School of Business (FLAME) Pune 80+  140+
Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida 60 -
GIBS Business School, Bangalore 70+  120+
GITAM School of International Business - 150
Goa Institute of Management, Goa 95+  200+
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 95+  200+
Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam 95+  200+
International Institute of Business Studies (IIBS), Bangalore 70+  120+
International Institue of Management Studies (IIMS), Pune 70+  120+
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 70+ 120+
Salient FAQs on Selection Process

CMAT Selection Process 2021 FAQs

Ques. What are the main differences between CAT, MAT and CMAT? 

Ans. All three entrance tests are conducted for providing admission into management level courses in colleges throughout India. It is generally accepted that out of the three CAT is the hardest to rank in since there are more candidates competing for the limited seats. The remaining differences are based on the types of institutions that accept the specified exam scores, the duration of the exam, and the number of questions asked in the exam. 

Factors  CAT  MAT  CMAT
No. of Papers  1 (Computer Based Test) 1 (Computer Based Test) 1 (Computer Based Test)
No. of Questions  100  200 100
Duration 3 hours  150 minutes  3 hours 
No. of sections  3 (Quant, Verbal, DI & LR) 5 (QA, VA, Reasoning, Data Analysis, Indian and Global Environment) 4 (QA, DI & LR, VA, GA)
No. of times the exam is conducted in a year  4 1
Top Institutes Accepting exam scores  JBIMS, Goa Institute of Management, SIMSREE, Sydenham, SIES, KJ Somaiya etc.  TAPMI, Amity, Flame, Jaipuria All IIMs, FMS, DCE, SP Jain, IITD etc. 

Ques. Can I bring a watch with me to the CMAT 2021? 

Ans. Candidates are NOT allowed to carry any instrument/geometry/pencil box, purses to the exam. any kind of paper/stationery or textual material. Candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic watches or gadgets that are metallic in nature to the examination room/ hall. 

Ques.  How do I study for the GK and Current Affairs sections in CMAT? 

Ans. General Awareness questions are divided into two main sections: Static GK and Current GK. Current GK includes questions that are based on economic and fiscal policies, country-wise denominations, new scientific endeavours, and world politics. On the other hand, Static GK mainly focuses on the arts, culture and historical events. 

Candidates can use the following resources to study for General Awareness: 

  • General Knowledge by Disha Experts
  • 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

Candidates can brush up their current affairs by focusing on Competition Success Review, Arihant GK, Wall Street Journal and by being subscribed to google updates. 

Ques. How do I prepare for history in the CMAT 2021 General Awareness section? 

Ans. A vital topic in general awareness is the history section. To prepare for history, candidates can use the following: 

  • Manorama Year Book
  • Lucent’s GK
  • 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th standard social studies and history books
  • Many editorials, news pieces and interviews of eminent personalities are published in newspapers such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, and Times of India

Ques. How do I prepare for economy in the CMAT 2021 General Awareness section? 

Ans. Candidates can utilize the following to increase their economic insight:

  • The Financial Times
  • Financial Express
  • Economic Times 
  • Hindu Business Line 
  • Business World 
  • Business Today

Ques. Which business schools in Pune accept CMAT 2021 scores? 

Ans. There are many good colleges that accept CMAT scores in Pune. Here are some of the following: 

  • Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth
  • Singhad Institute
  • MIT School of Business
  • Indira School of Business Studies
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

*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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ankur jain
Is there any group discussion before the admission process?

Yes, the counseling procedure of CMAT includes Group Discussion. It is used to check the following aspects in the candidates:

  1. Presentation Skills
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Interpersonal Skills
  4. Leadership Skills
  5. Assertiveness
  6. Communication Skills
  7. Impression Management 

To get the details about the same, click here – CMAT 2021 Counselling.

Do I need to submit my graduation degree during admission?

Dear Riyaz

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you need to submit original documents for verification and admit card at the time of counselling for seat allotment in various colleges through CMAT 2021 Examination. For more details, kindly go through this link – CMAT 2021 Counselling

Can I get the lit of all the colleges in which I can get admission by CMAT?
sheetal chib
In how many rounds of counselling can I apply?
rakhisree chatterjee


CMAT Selection Procedure consists of 3 stages and these stages may vary from college to college. These steps are given below –

  1. CMAT 2021 Score
  2. Group Discussion (GD)
  3. Personal Interview (PI) and/or Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • After shortlisting the students based on their CMAT 2021 scores, a merit list is prepared.
Which is better for managment courses, MAT or CMAT?

Dear Pradeepraj

Greetings from Collegedunia. Both CMAT and MAT Examinations are better in the level of conducting bodies for the candidates who are willing to take admission in reputed MBA Colleges in India. You can take any of these to pursue MBA from AICTE approve Management Colleges in India. For more details, kindly go through this link – MAT V/S CMAT

What is the CMAT application fee and admission fee for SC/ST/PwD students?
arvind kumar

Hi Nishu, Greetings from Collegedunia. The CMAT application fee for female SC/ST/Pwd students is 700 whereas for male SC/ST/Pwd students is 800. For more details visit: CMAT EXAM

Which is better MAT or CMAT?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Both the exams have similar contents, but CMAT is tougher than MAT. So if one is preparing for CMAT then one can score well in MAT. CMAT and MAT, these both exams are among the important management exams. 

What is the criteria to prepare the merit list?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, After the students are shortlisted on the basis of their CMAT 2021 scores, a merit list will be prepared. CMAT merit list is prepared as per the scores obtained by the candidates and the NTA score calculation formula is used to know the candidate's All India Rank (AIR). The score of the candidate is calculate as per the marking scheme of CMAT 2021, i.e., For every correct answer 4 marks is allotted

shaik kabeer
Does counselling take place online or offline?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, CMAT counselling take place in offline mode.

ambar ahirawar
Is the counselling process totally online?
arvind kumar

Hi Ambar, counselling will be conducted in online mode. For details visit: CMAT EXAM

Will IFIM Business School accept CMAT score?

Dear Devisingh

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, IFIM is an AICTE Approved Institute available in India. You can take admission to pursue Management Courses after clearing the CMAT Examination.  For more details, kindly go through this link – CMAT Examination

arushi thankur
Which college will accept my CMAT exam score?

Dear Arushi Thankur

Greetings from Collegedunia. The Colleges approved by AICTE in India are accepting CMAT scores for offering Admission to candidates to pursue Management Courses. For more details, kindly go through this link – CMAT Overview

divakar sharma
What is the maximum score on the CMAT?
common admission test

Hii Divakar, Greetings from collegedunia. The maximum score that can scored in CMAT Exam is 400. 

karan rathod
What is the registration fee for CMAT 2021and the modes of payment?

Dear Karan Rathod

Greetings from Collegedunia. The Registration Fee for CMAT 2021 will be INR 1600 for Male Candidates and INR 1000 for Female Candidates. Valid Debit or Credit Card is the mode of payment of Registration Fee of CMAT 2021 is online and if the candidates need to pay cash payment then, should have SBI Account Number. For more details, kindly go through this link – CMAT Registration Fee 2021