! CMAT EXAM 2019

! Introduction

! Important Dates

! Eligibility Criteria

! Application Fee

! Exam Pattern

! Selection Procedure

! Syllabus

! Admit Card

! Score Accepting Institutes

! Test Cities

! Official Notification

! CMAT EXAM 2019

! Introduction

Information on CMAT Exam

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance test led by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) consistently as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The CMAT is a three-hour computer based online test which is conducted in a session to assess the applicant's ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. CMAT 2019 permits B-schools to screen candidates that best suit their prerequisites. AICTE will conduct CMAT 2019 in January for admission to the colleges that offer MBA and for those which run postgraduate diploma in management programs.

This test encourages Institutions to choose appropriate graduate possibility for affirmation in all Management programs. The CMAT score is acknowledged by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

In this article, hopefuls can get to the entire data relating to CMAT 2019 including its critical dates, application form eligibility criteria, admit card and result to give some examples.

CMAT 2019 Registration is open from October to December 2018.

AICTE has been conducting CMAT two times in a year during the months of September and February. AICTE has now decided to hold only one CMAT Online Test from the Academic Year 2017 onwards.

For the Academic Year 2019, the CMAT Test will be in January 2019.

All aspiring candidates desirous of appearing for CMAT Test for taking admissions to postgraduate programmes in management should apply for CMAT 2019. The candidates will have an option of selecting date and city for appearing in the test.

! Important Dates

CMAT 2019 Important Dates

Event Date
Registration Start date October 2018
Registration End date December 2018
Admit Card download date January 2019
CMAT Exam Date January 2019
CMAT Result declaration January 2019
Print out of Score Cards January 2019

! Eligibility Criteria

CMAT 2019 Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for 2019-20 can also apply for CMAT online exam.

! Application Fee

CMAT Exam Registration and Fees

Pre-essentials before beginning Registration for CMAT-2019: We recommend you to prepare before beginning the CMAT registration process:

  • A Computer with good Internet connectivity so that there is no breakage of Internet amid registration.
  • Qualification details as candidates need to enter them while enlisting for CMAT exam.
  • Upload scanned photo while registering, consequently keep prepared a scanned clear photo of themselves taken on a white background. The size of this photo should be 140 x 160 (≤ 60Kb).
  • Similarly, upload scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready scanned clear signature done on a white background. The size of this signature file should be 60 x 90 (≤ 30Kb).
  • A Valid e-mail id which the candidates will be using at least for the next 6 months. All communication will be done on this e-mail id which candidates will enter while registering for CMAT exam.
  • A Valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number.
  • A valid Credit / Debit card in case candidates want to pay ONLINE.
  • A Printer connected to system as they will have to PRINT 3 copies of CHALLAN in case they are planning to pay by CASH at the bank.

Registering for CMAT is a 3 Step process as mentioned below:

  • Step-1: Read Instructions and Self Registration
  • Step-2: Payment Process
  • Step-3: Now that the candidates are done with the payment, they need to fill the remaining part of the form.

CMAT 2019 Exam Test Fee

  • General/OBC: Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable
  • SC/ST/PD: Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable
  • In Foreign Countries: $125 + Bank charges as applicable

! Exam Pattern

CMAT Exam Pattern 2019: Key Highlights

Students can get a clear understanding of the CMAT exam pattern 2019 by writing the mock exam as well. The detail breakup of the CMAT paper pattern for 2019 is explained below:

CMAT Exam 2019 Sections No. of Questions CMAT Exam 2019 Marking Scheme CMAT Exam 2019 Difficulty Level
Marks per Correct Question Negative Marking Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 4 1 100 Easy to Moderate
Logical Reasoning 25 4 1 100 Moderate to Difficult
Language Comprehension 25 4 1 100 Moderate to Difficult
General Awareness 25 4 1 100 Moderate to Difficult
Total 100 400

CMAT Exam Pattern 2019: Key Highlights

1.   Candidates who are in the final year of the Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3) Programmes or who have appeared in the final year examination from a recognized institution or university can appear in the test.

2.    Candidates can move back and forth between the 4 sections and answer in any order of their choice.

3.    There is no negative marking for leaving a question unanswered.

4.   At the CMAT exam centre, each candidate will be given a desk with a computer terminal along with a scratch paper for rough calculations.

5.   Candidates cannot do the rough work on any other paper or sheet apart from the scratch paper. Except the CMAT 2019 admit card nothing is allowed inside the CMAT exam room.

6.   Candidates must leave the scratch paper at the desk once they are done with the CMAT exam and leave the centre.

7.    Candidates are not allowed to take any breaks during the test.

8.    The overall difficulty level of the CMAT 2019 exam is not very high. However sometimes the choices are close enough and this makes the questions tricky. Such questions can confuse students.

! Selection Procedure

CMAT Selection Procedure 2019: Details CMAT 2019 Written Exam

The first step is the CMAT 2019 written exam, which the candidates write in January 2019: 1. The paper consists of 4 sections - Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness 2. Each section has 25 questions, 4 marks each. 3. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. 4. There is negative marking of one mark for each incorrect answer. No mark is deducted for unanswered questions. 5. The final CMAT 2019 scorecard has an overall score out of 400 and the sectional scores are out of 100.

CMAT 2019 Result Announcement

After the CMAT 2019 exam, the CMAT 2019 result will be announced by the mid of February 2019. The candidates who qualify the CMAT 2019 cutoff are shortlisted for further rounds -

i. Group Discussion (GD) ii. Personal Interaction (PI) iii. Writing Ability Test (WAT)
GD, PI and WAT Rounds The shortlisted candidates appear for GD; PI and WAT rounds individually in the respective AICTE approved CMAT score 2019 accepting colleges. The selection process is unique to each college and may conduct all or any number of rounds. Please keep the following things in mind:

i. The candidates must keep the CMAT 2019 Admit Card and CMAT 2019 scorecard for the GD; PI and WAT rounds. ii. The candidates must attend all components/ tests of selection process of CMAT 2019 exam in order to qualify for the CMAT final merit list 2019.

Group Discussion:

1. Groups are made of 7-10 individuals. Each group is given a topic, which range from current affairs in the field of politics, economics, sports or socially relevant topics. 2. Candidates is judged on various skills such as – communication, leadership, negotiation, managerial and leadership.

Writing Ability Test:

1. The CMAT selection process in certain colleges also has a WAT round where candidates are given a topic on current affairs. 2. Candidates are judged on their written and grammar skills.

Personal Interview:

1. A panel of 3-4 people interviews the candidates individually. This round is essentially to know the candidates personally, interact with them, and understand their aspirations. 2. Candidates are judged on their communication skills and past academic performance.

Final Merit List Announcement

The last stage of the CMAT selection procedure 2019 will be the announcement of the CMAT 2019 final merit list based on the overall performance of the candidate in each of the above rounds and past academic records.

! Syllabus

CMAT Syllabus 2019: Pattern

There are 4 sections with 25 questions each. Each question is worth 4 marks; however there is negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

CMAT Exam 2019 Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400

CMAT Syllabus 2019: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

The QTDI section is designed to test the candidate on the following areas- 1.Basic Math skills 2.Numerical skills 3.Mental Math skills 4.Problem Solving skills 5.Statistical skills 6.The candidates need to be quick in calculations. 7.The candidates must work on their accuracy while answering questions.

The CMAT Syllabus 2019 exam for this section will cover the following:

1. Allegation & Mixtures 2. Algebra 3. Averages 4. Bar Graphs 5. Caselets 6. Co-ordinate geometry 7. Clocks & Calendars 8. Geometry 9. HCF & LCM 10. In-equations Quadratic and linear equations 11. Installment Payments 12. Logarithms 13. Line Graph 14. Mean – Arithmetic, harmonic 15. Menstruation 16. Number Base System 17. Partnership (Accounts) 18. Permutation & Combination 19. Pie Chart 20. Pipes and Cisterns 21. Probability 22. Profit & Loss 23. Progressions – Arithmetic, Geometric, Maxima & Minima 24. Ratio & Proportions 25. Simple & Compound Interest 26. Tables 27. Time, Distance, Weights & Heights 28. Venn Diagram

CMAT Syllabus 2019: Logical Reasoning

The LR section tests the candidates on the following areas:
a. Critical reasoning b. Analytical abilities c. Logical abilities d. Visual reasoning e. Non verbal reasoning
The CMAT 2019 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:
1. Analogy Test 2. Assumption-Premise-Conclusion 3. Blood Relations 4. Cause and Effect 5. Clocks and Calendars 6. Coding-Decoding 7. Comparisons 8. Deductions 9. Directions 10. Family tree problem 11. Input & Output 12. Identifying probably true probably false 13. Linear word formation 14. Matrix Arrangements 15. Ranking Tests 16. Seating Arrangements 17. Selections 18. Series & Analysis 19. Statements and conclusions 20. Symbol Based problems

CMAT Syllabus 2019: Language Comprehension

The LC section tests the candidates on the following areas:
a.English language b.Reading Comprehension
The CMAT 2019 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:
1. Analogy 2. Contextual Usage 3. Fact Inference and Judgement 4. Figures of speech 5. Fill in the blanks 6. Foreign language words used in English 7. Grammar 8. Matching word meanings 9. Odd word out 10. Paragraph formation questions 11. Phrases 12. Prepositions 13. Spellings 14. Syllogisms 15. Synonyms & Antonyms

CMAT Syllabus 2019: General Awareness

The GA section tests the candidates on the following areas:
a.Current Affairs b.Static Affairs
The CMAT 2019 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:
1. Automobiles 2. Awards & Awardees 3. Banking, Business & Economics 4. Films 5. Finance 6. Geography & History 7. Important Quotes 8. International Affairs 9. Literature 10. Major Corporate Events 11. Politics & Society 12. Punch Line of Companies 13. Social Issues 14. Science 15. Sports 16. Top Officials of Big Company 17. World Records

! Admit Card

CMAT Admit Card: The Common Management Admission Test or CMAT 2019 exam will be conducted on a national level by the AICTE. After the candidate registers successfully and payment is realised the candidates Admit card for CMAT 2019 is issued. 

CMAT Admit Card 2019

CMAT Admit Card 2019: Important Dates

CMAT Admit Card Dates

CMAT Admit Card 2019: Steps to Download

Please follow the below steps to download the CMAT admit card 2019:

CMAT Hall Ticket 2019

CMAT Admit Card 2019: Key Points

  • The CMAT admit card 2019 is available only after the CMAT 2019 registration is complete.
  • The CMAT 2019 admit card is ONLY available ONLINE.
  • The CMAT 2019 hall ticket is also sent on the registered email ID of the candidate. Please ensure you have a valid email account throughout the selection process.
  • Candidates can download CMAT Hall Ticket 2019 until the date of CMAT exam 2019. 
  • The candidates must bring the printout of CMAT 2019 admit card downloaded from the website on the day of exam along with ID proof.
  • The candidates must verify all details on the CMAT 2019 hall ticket.
  • In case there are any concerns (or discrepancies) regarding the details on the admit card or issue while downloading the hall ticket for , candidates can contact the helpdesk. The details are:

CMAT Admit Card 2019: Documents Required

On the day of examination, along with the CMAT 2019 admit card, the candidates must bring ONE original photo identity proof to the CMAT test centre. Following are the list of documents that are accepted as valid ID proof:

1.    Indian Passport
2.    Indian PAN Card
3.    Indian Voter ID
4.    Indian Aadhaar Card
5.    Indian Driving License

For the candidates who fall under the reserved category, along with the above ID proof, they must bring the caste/PwD certificate.

1.    ST/ SC Caste certificate – Original and Attested Photocopy
2.    PwD certificate – Original and Attested Photocopy

CMAT Admit Card 2019: Details on Admit Card

It is extremely essential that the candidates check their details on the admit card when it is available for download. The CMAT admit card 2019 has all important personal details and CMAT exam centre details. The details are:

1.    Candidate’s Name
2.    Candidate’s CMAT Roll Number
3.    Candidate’s Date of birth
4.    Candidate’s Category and PwD status
5.    CMAT Date and Time of Examination
6.    Exam city 
7.    Exam Centre Name and Address 
8.    Candidate’s reporting time at the venue
9.    Candidate’s signature 
10.    Candidate’s photograph
11.    Brief Instructions

! Score Accepting Institutes

CMAT 2019 to be held in January 2019 conducted by All India Council Technical Education (AICTE). Some of the Management institutes accepting CMAT score are:

  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
  • Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad
  • GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noida
  • LM Thapar School of Management, Mohali
  • Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
  • Institute of Management Studies, Noida
  • Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad
  • Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore
  • IBS Business School, Hyderabad
  • International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar
  • Delhi School of Business, Delhi
  • Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ahmedabad

! Test Cities

CMAT 2019 will be conducted in January 2019. Students have the option to choose their city from the given cities. The CMAT 2019-20 is to be conducted in following 75 cities of India:

































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Navi Mumbai



















! Official Notification