CMAT is one of the biggest National Level selection test led by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) consistently according to the headings of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

CMAT 2018 is a 3 hour PC based online test which will be led in a solitary session the nation over in 62 test urban communities to assess the hopeful’s capacity crosswise over different fragments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The inquiries are in MCQ arrange.

Registration – Online: 08-10-2017 10:00 AM to 10-12-2017 05:00 PM (Tentative)
Admit Card Release: 07-01-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 10:00 (Tentative)
Result: 04-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)


CMAT 2018: Notification, Date, Registration, Pattern, Syllabus
CMAT 2018: Notification, Date, Registration, Pattern, Syllabus

CMAT 2018 – Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level

Exam Name: Common Management Admission Test

Commonly Known As: CMAT

Exam Type: National level

Exam Category: PG

Conducting Body: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)


CMAT Important Dates 2018

AICTE- the conducting body will release the important dates of CMAT 2018 by the second week of October 2017. Below aspirants can find the tentative dates of the entrance exam:

CMAT 2018 Important Dates

Event Date
CMAT Application start date Second week of October 2017
Last date to fill CMAT Application form Last week of December 2017
Trail Test starts from Second week of December 2017
CMAT Admit card Second week of January 2018
Test date Last week of January 2018
CMAT Result cum merit list First week of February 2018
Print of score cards Second week of February 2018

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

According to the CMAT 2018 eligibility criteria stated by AICTE, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidates must hold a graduate degree of minimum three years from a recognised Indian Institute
  • General category applicants must obtain minimum 50% at graduation level, while SC/ST category must obtain 45%
  • Applicant must be a citizen of India
  • There is no age limit to appear for CMAT 2018
  • Final year graduates awaiting their results can also apply for CMAT 2018

CMAT Application Form 2018

CMAT 2018 application form is expected to be available in the second week of October 2017. The application process for CMAT 2017 will be online. In the application form of CMAT 2018, candidates have to fill in details pertaining to their personal, professional and academic life. The CMAT 2018 application is a three step process.

  • CMAT Online Registration
  • Payment of CMAT application fee
  • Fill up the application form

During the application form filling process, applicants have to select exam date and as many as 3 test cities in the order of preference. Candidates will be allotted test dates and exam centres on first come first served basis. The allotment will also depend on the availability of test slots in the choice of exam cities entered during the application process.

CMAT Application Fee

Category Application fee
General/OBC Rs. 1400
SC/ST/Pwd/Female Rs. 700

CMAT Application Fee Payment Mode:

The application fee can be paid via three modes:

  • Cash deposit at SBI Bank
  • Debit/ Credit Card
  • Net-banking

CMAT Exam Pattern 2018

CMAT 2018 is likely to be a computer-based online test which has to be taken in three hours duration. As per the exam pattern of CMAT 2018, candidates will come across four sections such as Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

Below table brings to you the exam pattern of CMAT 2018:

CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

S No. Sections Number of questions Total marks
1 Logical Reasoning 25 100
2 Language Comprehension 25 100
3 Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
4 General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400

CMAT Exam Centers 2018

The national level management entrance exam will be held across 62 cities. The table below mentions the cities where candidates can expect to take the CMAT 2018:

CMAT 2018 Exam Centers

Agartala Bhubaneswar Gulbarga Kanpur Nagpur Srinagar
Ahmedabad Bhuj Gurgaon Kochi Nasik Surat
Ahmednagar Chandigarh Guwahati Kolhapur Navi Mumbai Trivandrum
Allahabad Chennai Gwalior Kolkata Noida Udaipur
Amravati Coimbatore Hyderabad Kozhikode Panaji Vadodara
Amritsar Davangere Indore Lucknow Patna Varanasi
Aurangabad Dehradun Jabalpur Ludhiana Pune Visakhapatnam
Bangalore Delhi Jaipur Mangalore Rajkot
Bareilly Dhanbad Jammu Meerut Raipur
Bhavnagar Dharwad Jamshedpur Mumbai Ranchi
Bhopal Durgapur Jodhpur Mysore Shimla

CMAT Admit Card 2018

The admit card of CMAT 2018 will be made available for only those applicants who will successfully register for the entrance exam. The CMAT 2018 admit card is likely to be available for download in the second week of January 2018. Candidates are likely to receive the notification of the CMAT admit card 2018 on their registered email address. Candidates can download their CMAT admit cards till the day before test by entering their login credentials.

CMAT Result 2018

The result of CMAT 2018 is likely to be announced in the first week of February 2018. As per previous year’s trend, the CMAT result 2018 may be made available in the form of merit list. The CMAT 2018 result will be sent to the registered communication address by the officials. It is on the basis of the CMAT merit list that the candidates are likely to be shortlisted and called in for further admission process.

CMAT Merit List 2018

The conducting body will release the merit list of CMAT 2018 along with the result. The CMAT 2018 merit list will include candidate’s name, rank scored and the sectional and overall marks obtained in the national level exam. AICTE may release the merit list of CMAT 2018 in the first week of February 2018. The CMAT Merit list will be made available in a PDF format.

CMAT Cutoff 2018

CMAT 2018 cutoff will be the minimum marks candidates are required to score in order to obtain admission into the participating institutes across India. AICTE- the conducting body will release the cutoff of CMAT 2018. The CMAT cut off 2018 will decide which candidate is likely to move into the next round of selection.

Below aspirants can check the tentative CMAT cutoff (previous year cutoff):

CMAT Cutoff

Institute CMAT Cut off
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 75 percentile
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune 75 percentile
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 82 percentile
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi 85 percentile
XISS Ranchi 95 percentile
Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS) 96.42 percentile
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai 97.27 percentile
We School Mumbai 99.06 percentile
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai 99.20 percentile
Goa Institute of Management, Goa 99.85 percentile

CMAT Percentile Predictor

Practice on Mocks and thereafter your performance in actual CMAT 2017 on January 28 can be gauged only when you come to know about the raw and percentile score, you will get in the exam. Top B-schools will shortlist you on the basis of your high percentile that you score in CMAT 2017.

There is a tendency to claim high accuracy after every CMAT exam and it has never been proved to be correct. So the very first thing is that you should not expect more than 80 to 85 percent accuracy in different sections – Language Comprehension; Logical Reasoning; Quantitative Techniques and General Awareness (GK).

The percentile calculation in CMAT 2017 is based upon your raw score in all the 4 sections including GK section in the exam. Your percentile score predicted in accordance with your performance will determine whether you would be shortlisted by top MBA colleges or will have to opt for second or third tier B-schools.

The Percentile Predictor prepared by top experts is based upon the AICTE-CMAT 2017 percentile calculation formula as – Percentile P = ( (N- your rank)/ N) x 100 (Where P is percentile and N is total number of candidates appeared for exam)

CMAT Participating Institutes 2018

CMAT 2018 scores will be accepted by the participating institutes of the entrance exam for admission into the MBA and PGDM courses across the country. According to the conducting body- AICTE, CMAT 2018 will be accepted over 1000 B-schools spread across India.

Listed below are some of the top CMAT participating institutes:

CMAT 2018 Participating Institutes

S No. Institutes
1 Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
2 Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore
3 Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
4 Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences
5 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata
6 Doon Business School, Dehradun
7 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
8 Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
9 Future Business School, Kolkata
10 Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai

CMAT Selection Procedure 2018

After the CMAT merit list 2018 is released by the conducting body, candidates will then have to apply to the participating institutes of CMAT. Then the preferred participating Institute will proceed with the selection procedure of CMAT which comprises three main steps:

  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Personal Interview (PI)

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