NTA has published CMAT Results on April 9, 2021, on its official website – cmat.nta.ac.in. Candidates who appeared for the exam on March 31, 2021, can access CMAT 2021 scorecard in the candidates’ login section by entering the application number and date of birth. A total of 71,490 applications were received and 52,327 candidates appeared for the exam. Check CMAT Results 2021
CMAT is conducted by NTA to provide an opportunity to the candidates for admission to various management courses offered in AICTE approved colleges. Check CMAT Participating Colleges
CMAT Latest Updates
- April 22: Total seats under the AICTE approved MBA colleges are 1,28,922. Check here
- April 21: CMAT Counselling to be conducted in 4 stages after the release of the cut off. Check here
- April 10: Estimate the probability of your admission using CMAT Percentile predictor. Check here
- April 9: IPE Hyderabad has started the admission process for 2021. Check here
Also Check: CMAT Colleges with Fee Structure
After the announcement of CMAT 2021 Result, NTA will subsequently release CMAT Merit List on the official website. CMAT Cutoff will be released by each participating institute rather than the conducting body. Based on the qualifying marks, candidates will be called for the further selection process of CMAT.
Admission to several of India’s best management colleges can be sought for candidates who clear CMAT Cut Off. As per the candidates, the level of difficulty was moderate while the GK section was the most difficult. The second shift of CMAT Exam has been conducted from 3 PM to 6 PM and was slightly easier than the first slot. Check Complete CMAT Exam Analysis.
CMAT 2021 Exam Highlights
|CMAT Full Form||Common Management Admission Test|
|Name of Organization||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|CMAT Exam Fees||Boys & Girls General - INR 2000 |
OBC (NCL)/EWS- INR 1,000
|Number of Cities with CMAT 2021 Test Centers||75|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Mode of CMAT exam 2021||Online Computer Based Test(CBT)|
|Question Type||Objective (MCQ)|
|Acceptance Rate in Top MBA Colleges||2-3% of Test Takers|
|Total Vacancies in AICTE Approved CMAT Colleges||1,28,922|
|CMAT Official Website||cmat.nta.nic.in|
|CMAT Helpline Number||0120-6895200|
CMAT 2021 Important Dates
|Event||CMAT 2021 Important Dates|
|CMAT Registration Opens|
|CMAT Registration Last Date|
|CMAT Application Form Correction|
|CMAT Admit Card||March 24, 2021|
|CMAT Exam Date||March 31, 2021|
|CMAT Question Paper Release||April 4, 2021|
|CMAT Results & Answer Key||April 9, 2021|
Exam Day Checklist for CMAT 2021- Candidates who appeared for CMAT 2021 had to make sure that they carried all required documents at CMAT exam centers. To ensure that COVID-19 prevention measures are followed, NTA issued CMAT exam advisory including the checklist. Following items had to be carried by the candidates:
- CMAT 2021 Admit Card
- Documents for Photo Identification (PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card with a photograph, E- Aadhaar, Ration Card, Bank Passbook with Photograph)
- Category Certificates
- Blue/Black Ball Point Pen
CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis
|Name of the Section||Total No. of Questions||Total Marks||Ideal Attempt (Slot 1)||Ideal Attempt (Slot 2)||Difficulty Level (Slot 1)||Difficulty Level (Slot 2)|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100||21+||20+||Moderate||Moderate-Difficult|
|Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional)||25||100||18+||20+||Moderate||Moderate|
|Total||100+25||400+100||85+ to 105+||100+ to 105+||Moderate||Easy-Moderate|
CMAT Colleges & Seat Intake
There are 1600 + CMAT score accepting colleges in India offering MBA:
|Region||State||Number of Colleges||Number of Seats|
|South Centre||Andhra Pradesh||310||25840|
|Jammu and Kashmir||9||540|
CMAT 2021 Cut Off and Selection Procedure
CMAT 2021 Selection Procedure varies as per the college. Each college has a different admission portal as well, so it is ideal to go through the list of colleges beforehand. For more information about CMAT 2021 Selection Procedure, check here. Here is the cut off for the top colleges under CMAT -
|Name of College||CMAT 2021 Cut Off(Tentative)|
|GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management||95+|
|SIMSREE Mumbai: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education||99+|
|Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM||95+|
|IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise||90+|
|Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research||85+|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management||85+|
|IMT, Hyderabad & Nagpur||80+|
|XISS Ranchi: Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi||80+|
CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks Allotted||CMAT Syllabus|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100|| |
|Logical Reasoning||25||100|| |
|Language Comprehension||25||100|| |
|General Awareness||25||100|| |
|Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional)||25|
- For every correct answer, you will be awarded 4 marks.
- For every wrong answer, a penalty of 1 mark will be deducted.
- The time limit for the exam is 180 minutes or 3 hours.
- CMAT 2021 questions will be objective in nature.
- Unattempted questions will be awarded no marks.
CMAT 2021 Preparation Strategy: What to Avoid
- Know How Many To Attempt: Being clueless about the ideal number or number of good attempts can hamper your exam. Answering about 75 to 80 questions with an accuracy of 80 to 90 percent should fetch you good marks.
- Avoid Too Many Questions: Continuing from the first point, do not try to aim for too many questions. It is better to answer fewer questions correctly than losing marks to negative marking due to incorrect answers.
- CMAT GK Strategy: Do not stress over the GK section in CMAT exam. If you have not prepared enough before, nothing can be done. It is a reflection of your reading habits and there are no last-minute tips to excel in this section.
- Do Solve CMAT Previous Year Papers: Do not attempt CMAT Exam without having solved CMAT Previous year Mock Tests. CMAT Practice papers are the litmus test to your preparation level.
- There Is No Point In Planning A Target Score: Do not pre-decide or target a score before appearing for the test. This is because in CMAT Exam, your rank matters and not the score.
- Take Plenty of Rest: Do not deprive yourself of sleep at the last moment or the day before CMAT 2021 Exam. This will only add to your stress and increase the chances of forgetting what you already learned.
- Don't Lose Your Heart: If you have not been able to solve the first few questions in CMAT 2021 exam, do not upset. It is a long exam and you have enough time to make up for the poor start.
- Be Practical ABout Verbal Section: Many candidates attempt too many questions form the Language Comprehension section. It is better to avoid that, especially when it comes to critical reasoning questions of CMAT.
Why take CMAT Exam?
Some of the top reasons to attempt CMAT Exam as opposed to other management exams are as follows:
- The acceptance rate for top colleges is higher as compared to other management exams, as there is a greater amount of seats.
- There are over 1,30,000 seats available which may increase depending on the capacity of the college.
- There are over 1600+ colleges that accept CMAT scores, which means greater flexibility.
- Some colleges offer affordable fees while also offering good internship and placement opportunities.
Here are the placement details for the top 5 colleges under CMAT:
|College/University||Average Placement Package (INR in Lakhs)||Highest Placement Package|
|Alliance School of Business, Bangalore||3-6||6|
|Christ University, Bangalore||6.85||13|
|Doon Business School, Dehradun||6||23.5|
|Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida||3.8||6|
|GIBS Business School, Bangalore||3.3||5.95|
Which are the best MBA colleges in Gujarat accepting CMAT scores?
CMAT 2021 Books
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||Work on basics, improve calculation speed, learn squares and cubes up to 30.||Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning||Practice every concept while also improving speed and accuracy||A modern approach to logical reasoning by RS Agarwal|
|Language Comprehension||Solve RC exercises daily, read newspapers||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma|
|General Awareness||Make notes from reputable sources daily without fail||Manorama Yearbook|
CMAT 2021 Registration, Eligibility & Admit Card
Registration for CMAT 2021 can only be done online through the official admission portal of CMAT. To register for CMAT 2021, candidates have to visit the official website and register using a valid email id and phone number, fill in all the necessary details, and upload the necessary documents. Which documents are required for the CMAT registration?
Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in any Discipline or those appearing for the Final Year exams of their Bachelor's Course (10+2+3) can also apply for the exam. Check CMAT 2021 Detailed Eligibility Criteria
CMAT 2021 Admit Card will be made available to download by March 2021. The exact date will be displayed on the official website to download the admit card candidates have to log in through their registered email id and phone number and download their admit cards.
CMAT Test Centres
- Port Blair
- + 142 More
CMAT 2021 Coaching
Some of the best coaching classes for CMAT 2021 are given in the table below:
|City||CMAT Coaching Center|
|Delhi||Endeavor Careers Pvt. Ltd|
|Brilliant Academy of Learning|
|Chennai||Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.)|
|Kolkata||Erudite Educational Centre|
|Ahmedabad||Expert Educare Pvt. Ltd|
CMAT 2021 FAQs
Ques. What are the steps to get admission into a management college with CMAT?
The steps to get admission into an AICTE approved management college are quite simple. First, have to register for CMAT 2021. Once the registration is done, download the admit card and. You will have to attempt the exam on the designated date. Once the exam is over you will have to check for the results which will be released a few weeks after the exam. Then, you will have to download the scorecard which can be used to seek admission into one of the approved management colleges given that you meet their cut off.
Ques. What are the exam day guidelines?
First of all, remember to carry your admit card to the exam center. Just for safety, save a copy on your phone or on a cloud platform in case you need extra copies. Reach the exam center at least 45 to 60 minutes early. You will have to carry your ID Proof, a Passport Size Photograph(Same as the one you used for registration), and a PwD certificate if applicable.
Ques. What is CMAT Tie Breaker Criteria?
The CMAT Tie Breaker criteria is as follows -
- Marks in the Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation.
- If the marks in this section are equal, then the candidate that scores more in the Logical Reasoning section will be preferred over the other candidate.
- If the marks in the Logical Reasoning section are equal, then the scores of the Language Comprehension section will be compared. Candidates with more marks in this section will be given preference.
- Lastly, if the candidates’ marks in the Language Comprehension section are also the same, then marks in the General Awareness section will be compared. Candidates with more marks in this section will be given preference.
Ques. How is CMAT Percentile Calculated?
The percentile rank is the percentage of scores in the distribution of marks that are equal to or lower than it. They are calculated using the following formula:
100 x Number of candidates with score equal to or less than the candidate/ Total number of candidates
Ques. How many exam centers are there for CMAT?
There are 84 exam centers for CMAT across different states and union territories of India. You have to select 4 as per your preference at the time of registration.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.