CMAT 2021 Registration Begins, Application Process Extended till Jan 31; Check Details Here

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CMAT 2021 Registration: National Testing Agency (NTA) is inviting applications for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 from December 31, 2020. Interested candidates can apply till January 30 at /

CMAT 2021 is scheduled to be held on February 22 and 27, 2021 in two shifts from 9 am-12 pm and 3 pm-6 pm across 153 exam centres which has been increased from 104 since last year. The entrance exam will offer admission to management programs offered by AICTE affiliated and Participating Institutions. 

As per recent updates, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow will also accept CMAT 2021 scores for admission to MBA programs at its affiliated colleges. This is also pertaining to the fact that from 2021, entrance exams for all programs which were offered admissions through UPSEE, will be conducted by NTA. 

Read: AKTU Admission 2020: UG, PG, Fees, Cutoff, Eligibility and Selection

Additionally, as a new improvement, NTA will follow the normalisation procedure for granting marks. As different sets of papers will be provided in different shifts, chances are high that one shift will get difficulty paper compared to others. To remove chances of disparity, scores will be normalised, and then awarded. 

CMAT 2021: Key Highlights 

Name of Exam

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

CMAT 2021 Online Registration

23 December- 31 January 2021

CMAT 2021 Date

22 / 27 February 2021

Application Fee

Male: INR 2000

Female: INR 1000

Transgender: INR 1000

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (3.00 hours)

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Medium of Question Paper



As Prescribed by AICTE

Official Website /

CMAT 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested to apply for CMAT 2021 need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration.
  • Secured at least 50% marks

Check in Detail: CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

CMAT 2021: How to Apply Online?

Follow the steps mentioned below to apply for CMAT 2021:

  1. Visit the official website of CMAT- NTA:
  2. On the homepage, click the ‘Apply for CMAT 2021’ link.
  3. Register with required fields.
  4. After registration, fill details in the application form. 
  5. Upload documents in specified formats.
  6. Make payments.
  7. Submit the application form and retain a copy for future reference.

Apply Here: CMAT 2021 Registration

Note: Candidates can apply for CMAT 2021 in online mode only. Not more than one application per candidate will be accepted. 

Official Notice: CMAT 2021 

CMAT 2021: Important Dates



Duration of Online Registration

23 December- 22 January 2021

Last date for Exam Fee Payment

23 January 2021

Application Form Correction

25-30 January 2021

CMAT 2021 Exam

22, 27 February 2021

As per COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, candidates have to download the self-declaration form from NTA’s website. Fill it up and submit it to the invigilator while also carrying admit card to the exam venue. They are also permitted to carry transparent ball pens, hand sanitiser, additional photograph, transparent water bottle at the exam centre.

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