CMAT 2021 Exam Date Postponed, Application Window Reopened; Check Revised Exam Pattern, Dates Here

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CMAT 2021 exam date has been postponed to the last week of March or first week of April 2021. National Testing Agency (NTA) is yet to release the exact dates, however, the CMAT 2021 application window has been reopened at the official website:

Earlier, CMAT 2021 was scheduled to be held on February 22 and February 27. As proposed by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the exam has been deferred to include an optional section in the paper for Innovation and Entrepreneurship aspirants. As a fact, NTA has issued an official notice, announcing the delay in the exams and revising the CMAT 2021 exam pattern. 

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a computer-based online examination conducted by NTA and affiliated with AICTE. Graduate candidates who qualify for the exam can take admission in Management Programs offered by CMAT 2021 participating colleges. Earlier, AICTE conducted CMAT till 2018 following which NTA has been conducting the exam now. 

For now, CMAT 2021 application process has been resumed and is scheduled to end on February 25, 2021. The last date to pay the application fee is February 26, 2021. 

Official notice of NTA also reads: “Candidates who had applied earlier can opt for this course by editing their Application Form during the correction window which will be made available after the closure of this fresh registration.”

CMAT 2021: Exam Pattern (Revised) 

The question paper of CMAT 2021 includes a total of 100 questions, with 25 questions in 4 sections: Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.

With the NTA’s decision to include a new optional section for Innovation & Entrepreneurship as per the advice of AICTE, there will be a total of 125 questions, however, the new section will be applicable for Innovation & Entrepreneurship aspirants only which is as follows:

Name of the Section

No. of Questions

Total Time Included

Innovation & Entrepreneurship


30 minutes

CMAT 2021 Official Notice 

CMAT 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to have the following eligibility criteria to appear for CMAT 2021 exam:

  • Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Students in the final year of graduation can also apply for CMAT 2021
  • No age limit applicable for CMAT 2021 application.
  • No minimum aggregate marks (cutoff) required for application. 

CMAT 2021: How to Apply Online?

Follow the steps mentioned below to apply online for CMAT 2021:

  1. Visit the official website:
  2. On the homepage, click on CMAT 2021 Application form tab.
  3. In the following page, check the self-declaration and click on ‘Click here to Proceed’.
  4. Add personal details, address, set password and security pin to register. 
  5. Fill the CMAT online application form.
  6. Upload Scanned Photo and Signature.
  7. Pay Examination Fee and submit the application. 

CMAT 2021: Application Fee

CMAT 2021 application fee is set differently for every category. Details are tabulated below: 


CMAT 2021 Application Fee

General (Male)

INR 2,000

General (Female)

INR 1,000

Transgender  INR 1,000

 EWS / OBC NCL / ST / SC / PwD (Male / Female)

INR 1,000

CMAT 2021: Important Dates 



CMAT Application Form 2021

February 10-25, 2021

CMAT 2021 Application Fee Payment Deadline

February 26, 2021

CMAT Admit Card Release 

March 2021 (Second Week)

CMAT 2021

March (Last Week) / Early April 2021

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