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    Common Management Admission Test (CMAT Exam Pattern 2021)


    Common Management Admission Test is popularly known as CMAT exam. It is an aptitude test conducted by the National testing agency for admission in 1000+ colleges. CMAT Exam 2021 will be organized in 245 centers in 153 cities across the country. The CMAT exam duration 2021 is 180 minutes and it will be conducted in online mode.

    According to the CMAT question pattern, 100 multiple choice questions from quantitative techniques, local reasoning, language comprehension, and general awareness will be asked during the exam. From each section 25 questions will be asked. Students have to be eligible to appear in the Common Management Admission Test.

    The exam notification was announced in December 2020 with a complete exam schedule but due to COVID-19 and AICTE announcement, it rescheduled from Feb to May.

    Latest Update of CMAT Exam 2021

    CMAT 2021 registration window was closed on 1 March. Now the Common Management Admission Test will be organized in two shifts on 8 May 2021. The first shift of the exam will be from 9 am to 12 PM and the second shift will be from 3 PM to 6 PM. 

    Earlier the CMAT exam date 2021 was extended by the National Testing Agency. Also, the registration window reopened for students again. The major change in this exam is the AICTE introduced an optional section that is innovation and entrepreneurship. 25 questions will be asked from this section and each question will carry 4 marks. 

    Students can apply for this section if they have not applied earlier. CMAT 2021 correction window will open soon for the students who applied for it. They can make corrections in the details they have provided in the form by using login ID and password.

    Highlights

    Full Exam Name

    Common Management Admission Test

    Also known as

    CMAT

    Exam Conducting Body

    NTA (National Testing Agency)

    exam Frequency

    Once a year

    Exam Level

    National Level Exam

    Exam medium (Language)

    English

    Exam pattern

    100 Multiple Choice questions

    Application Fee (for General Students)

    2000 INR

    Mode of CMAT 2021

    computer-based exam

    Mode of Counselling

    Offline Mode

    No. of accepting colleges

    1000+ colleges

    Exam Duration

    180 minutes

    Official website

    cmat.nta.nic.in

    CMAT Eligibility 2021

    It is compulsory that only eligible students can apply for the Common Management Aptitude Test. For this, they have to fulfill the CMAT Eligibility 2021.

    1. Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognizable university or college. 
    2. No age limit for a candidate to appear in the exam going to conduct in may month
    3. Graduation final year students can apply for the exam. However, they have to submit the final year mark sheet before the given deadline or the start of the next academic session.
    4. General students must hold 50% marks in graduation and reserved category students will be eligible on 45% marks.

    Registration

    CMAT Registration process 2021 was started on December 23 2020 and the last date to submit the form is 01 March 2021. Earlier the last date to complete the registration process is 30 January 2021. The application process is completely online, students will visit the official website of the exam and after completing the form, the fee will be paid using the online payment method.

    According to the Offical notification, more than 74,000 students appeared in the CMAT 2020 exam. There is no doubt that students will face tough competition to get a good score in this exam. Only those candidates will get a chance to appear in the exam who have successfully submitted the application.

    Step by Step Application Process

    • After visiting the official website complete the online registration process by using your email id and phone number.
    • Complete the application form and note the application number for the future.
    • Upload scanned images of passport size photographs and signs. According to the guidelines, 
    • Passport size photographs should be between 10KB to 100 KB in black and white background. 
    • The scanned Signature size should be 4kb to 30 KB.
    • Image of PwD certificate size should be between 50kb to 300 KB
    •  At last, pay the application fee by using SBI or HDFC payment gateway or net banking or UPI wallet. The application fee will be 2000 INR for general category students and 1000 INR for female candidates.

    CMAT Exam Pattern 2021

    The Common Management Admission Test will be conducted by the National Testing Agency in 153 cities in the country. students going to appear in the exam will be organized in May month, should have complete knowledge about the CMAT exam pattern 2021. Total 5 sections will be there in the CMAT question paper and the total duration will be 210 minutes. 

    There is a negative marking system in the Common Management Admission Test 2021. So students have to be careful while answering the question. It is suggested that students reach the exam center two hours before their exam shift to avoid any inconvenience.

    Types of Questions

    Multiple-choice questions

    Total number of questions

    125 (if selected new section)

    Duration

    210 minutes (if new section selected)

    Marking system

    +4 for the correct answer

    -1 for the incorrect answer

    Mode of exam

    Computer-based exam

    CMAT Question Paper Pattern 2021

    25 questions from each section will be asked and each question will carry 4 marks. To solve the questions of each section you will get 210 minutes and 180 if you have not selected the new section innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Sections

    Number of Questions

    Total marks

    Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

    25

    100

    General Awareness

    25

    100

    Logical Reasoning

    25

    100

    Language Comprehension

    25

    100

    Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    25

    100

    Total

    125

    500

    CMAT Syllabus 2021

    Complete knowledge about the CMAT syllabus 2021 will not only help you to do well-planned preparation to get a good score in the exam. Here are the important topics of various sections to plan your preparation

    Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

    • Pie Chart and Bar Chart & Line Graph
    • Graphs
    • Interest
    • Ratios & Proportion
    • Fraction & Decimals
    • Work & Time
    • Time, Speed, Distance
    • Permutations & Combinations
    • Pipes & Cisterns

    Logical Reasoning/ Analytical Reasoning

    • Cause and Effects
    • Non-Verbal Reasoning
    • Linear Arrangements
    • Analogy Test
    • Symbol Based Problems
    • Statements Arguments
    • Blood Relationship Tests
    • Direction & Distance Test
    • Statements & Conclusion
    • Number Series
    • Statements Assumptions
    • Sequencing

    Language Comprehension

    • English Usage Errors
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • English Grammar
    • Paragraph Completion
    • Sentence Improvement
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Sentence Correction
      One-word Substitution
    • Jumbled paragraphs
    • Idioms & Phrases

    General Awareness

    • International and National Current Affairs 
    • Economy
    • History
    • Culture
    • Economics
    • National level trade 
    • Indian Constitution
    • Sports News
    • Science day to day life
    • Indian Politics
    • Geography

    CMAT Results 2021

    Appeared candidates can download their CMAT Result 2021 once uploaded by the National Testing Agency on the official website. Application number and Date of Birth will be used as login credentials to download the results. There is no change in rules for tie-breaking marks. 

    CMAT Cutoff 2021

    the National testing Agency will not release the CMAT Cutoff 2021. The colleges that accept the score will release their separate scorecard to invite admission. Cut off will depend on various topics

    1. The number of candidates who appeared in the Common Management Admission Test this year
    2. Level of difficulty in the exam
    3. Available seat in the particular institute
    4. The number of qualified students in the exam.

    Pro Preparation Tips

    Students who are going to appear in the Common Management Admission Test have started their preparation six months ago of the expected exam date. Well-planned and strategic preparation helps them to cover the exam syllabus within time and in the revision phase. 

    In case any student has not completed their preparation they ere are the pro tip to prepare for the exam and get a good score in the exam.

    1. Keep eye on the latest update of the exam and syllabus
    2. Revise daily. Many students make this mistake that they never revise and think they will cover the letter. Due to this, they take more time to cover and lessons skip from their mind.
    3. Create short notes- It will not only help you to memories things effectively but also cover more syllabus in a short duration
    4. Select the right study material from the authentic sources
    5. Take mock tests and analyze your preparation

    CMAT Important Dates 2021

    Events

    Important Dates

    Exam Registration starts

    December 23, 2020

    Last date to apply

    March 1, 2021

    Last Date to pay CMAT Exam Fee

    March 2, 2021

    CMAT 2021 Exam application fee

    Male students: 2000 INR

    Female students:1000 INR 

    Correction window in the application form

    After March 2, 2021

    Admit Card Download 

    April 21, 2021

    CMAT Admit card download last date

    May 8, 2021

    Exam Date

    May 8, 2021

    Exam Duration

    • Candidates not opting for the new course- 180 minutes 
    • For Candidates opting for the new course- 210 Minutes

    CMAT 2021 shifts

    Shift 1: From 9 AM to 12.30 Noon,

    Shift 2: From 3 PM to 6.30 PM

    CMAT Result Date

    July 22, 2021

    CMAT 2021 Admit Card

    No student will be permitted to get into the exam centre without a CMAT 2021 Admit card. Candidates can download the admit card once released by the National Testing Agency on the official website. 

    Steps to download the Admit card

    1. Visit the official website that is cmat.nta.nic.in
    2. Students can find the option of download CMAT 2021 admit card when it is activated by the conducting body.

    Students can contact the helpline number if they are facing any kind of issue to download the admit card. Keep in mind that no students will be allowed in the exam centre on CMAT 2021 exam date without the admit card. The admit card of the exam contains certain information about the candidate and exam. 

    CMAT Exam Cities

    1. PORT BLAIR

    46. BELAGAVI

    91. LUDHIANA

    136. MEERUT

    2. GUNTUR

    47. BENGALURU

    92. PATIALA/ FATEHGARH SAHIB

    137. MIRZAPUR

    3. KURNOOL

    48. DHARWAD / HUBBALLI

    93. JAIPUR

    138. MORADABAD

    4. NELLORE

    49. GULBARGA

    94. JODHPUR

    139. MUZAFFARNAGAR

    5. RAJAHMUNDRY

    50. MANGALURU

    95. KOTA

    140. NOIDA/G NOIDA

    6. TIRUPATHI

    51. MYSURU

    96. SIKAR

    141. PRATAPGARH

    7. VIJAYAWADA

    52. UDUPI / MANIPAL

    97. UDAIPUR

    142. RAEBAREILI

    8. VISAKHAPATNAM

    53. ERNAKULAM

    98. CHENNAI

    143. SAHARANPUR

    9. ITANAGAR /NAHARLAGUN

    54. KOTTAYAM

    99. COIMBATORE

    144. SHAHJANPUR

    10. DIBRUGARH

    55. KOZHIKODE

    100. MADURAI

    145. SITAPUR

    11. GUWAHATI

    56. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

    101. TIRUCHIRAPPALLI

    146. SONBHADRA

    12. BHAGALPUR

    57. THRISSUR

    102. TIRUNELVELI

    147. SULTANPUR

    13. DARBHANGA

    58. LEH

    103. HYDERABAD

    148. VARANASI

    14. GAYA

    59. KAVARATTI

    104. KARIMNAGAR

    149. DEHRADUN

    15. MUZAFFARPUR

    60. BHOPAL

    105. WARANGAL

    150. HALDWANI

    16. PATNA

    61. GWALIOR

    106. AGARTALA

    151. ROORKEE

    17. CHANDIGARH/ MOHALI

    62. INDORE

    107. AGRA

    152. KOLKATA

    18. BHILAI NAGAR/ DURG

    63. JABALPUR

    108. ALIGARH

    153. SILIGURI

    19. RAIPUR

    64. SAGAR

    109. ALLAHABAD/PRAYAGRAJ

     

    20. DELHI

    65. AHMEDNAGAR

    110. AMBEDKAR NAGAR

     

    21. PANAJI

    66. AMRAVATI

    111. AZAMGARH

     

    22. AHMEDABAD / GANDHINAGAR

    67. AURANGABAD

    112. BALLIA

     

    23. ANAND

    68. DHULE

    113. BANDA

     

    24. BHAVNAGAR

    69. KOLHAPUR

    114. BARABANKI

     

    25. BHUJ

    70. MUMBAI/NAVI MUMBAI

    115. BAREILLY

     

    26. HIMATNAGAR

    71. NAGPUR

    116. BASTI

     

    27. JAMNAGAR

    72. NANDED

    117. BIJNOR

     

    28. MEHSANA

    73. NASHIK

    118. BULANDSHAHR

     

    29. RAJKOT

    74. PUNE

    119. CHANDAULI

     

    30. SURAT GJ11

    75. SOLAPUR

    120. DEORIA

     

    31. VADODARA GJ12

    76. THANE

    121. ETAWAH

     

    32. VALSAD/VAPI GJ13

    77. IMPHAL

    122. FAIZABAD

     

    33. AMBALA HR01

    78. SHILLONG

    123. FIROZABAD

     

    34. FARIDABAD

    79. AIZAWL

    124. GHAZIABAD

     

    35. GURUGRAM 

    80. DIMAPUR

    125. GHAZIPUR

     

    36. HISSAR

    81. KOHIMA

    126. GORAKHPUR

     

    37. BILASPUR

    82. BALASORE (BALESWAR)

    127. JALAUN (ORAI)

     

    38. HAMIRPUR

    83. BERHAMPUR-GANJAM

    128. JAUNPUR

    39. SHIMLA

    84. BHAWANIPATNA / KALAHANDI

    129. JHANSI

     

    40. SOLAN 

    85. BHUBANESWAR

    130. KANPUR

    41. JAMMU

    86. JEYPORE / KORAPUT

    131. KUSHINAGAR

     

    42. SRINAGAR

    87. SAMBALPUR

    132. LAKHINPUR KHERI

     

    43. DHANBAD

    88. PUDUCHERRY

    133. LUCKNOW

    44. JAMSHEDPUR

    89. AMRITSAR

    134. MATHURA

     

    45. RANCHI

    90. BHATINDA

    135. MAU

     

    FAQ's

    The last date to apply for the exam is 01 March. Earlier, the date was 23 January. The exam is secluded for May 8 and results will be declared soon after the exam.
    The score will be valid for only one year till the next academic session starts or announcement of CMAT 2022 dates.
    In an academic year, the exam is conducted only once. However, students can appear in the exam as many time you want. There is no limit of attempts.
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