CMAT 2021 – National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) for the students who want to take admission in the management programs. CMAT is a national level test that is conducted to offer admission in the MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM courses. Only those candidates can apply for CMAT 2021 who have completed their Graduation in any discipline. CMAT scores is accepted by all AICTE approved institutions / university / affiliated colleges / constituent colleges. Scroll down to check more about CMAT 2021 here such as its application process, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.
Last year, 74486 candidates registered for CMAT and 63297 candidates appeared in the test. Check more information about CMAT 2021 from the table given below.
|CMAT 2021||Important Dates|
|Availability of brochure and notice||4th week of Oct 2020|
|Registration starts from||1st week of Nov 2020|
|Last date to apply||2nd week of Dec 2020|
|Last date to pay the application fee|
and submitting choices of city
|2nd week of Dec 2020|
|Availability of admit card||4th week of Dec 2020|
|CMAT 2021 exam date||4th week of Jan 2021|
|Availability of response sheet |
and question paper
|4th week of Jan 2021 – 1st week of Feb 2021|
|Availability of answer key||4th week of Jan 2021|
|Submission of challenges against answer key||1st week of Feb 2021|
|Declaration of result||1st week of Feb 2021|
|Display of merit list||2nd week of Feb 2021|
CMAT 2021 Syllabus
Check the important topics for CMAT 2021 given below.
- Blood Relation
- Odd one out
- Distance & directions
- Reading Comprehension
- One – word substitution
- Paragraph Completion
- Para jumble
- Indian Constitution
- Achievements of famous personalities
- Science in everyday life
- Current affairs
- Books & Authors
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
- Data Interpretation (Tables, Pie-chart)
- Speed, Time & Distance
- Profit & Loss
CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Check the exam pattern given below for CMAT 2021.
Mode of the exam: CMAT is a computer-based test.
Duration: The exam is of 3 hours.
Medium of the question paper: The paper is available in English language only.
Maximum marks: The exam is 400 marks in total.
Marking scheme: For the correct answers, 04 marks are awarded. In case of incorrect answers, 01 marks are deducted.
Distribution of questions
|Topics||No. of questions||Maximum marks|
|Quantitative Techniques &|
Books Recommended for CMAT 2021
Check the list of the books given below to prepare for CMAT 2021.
|The Complete Reference Manual For CMAT 2020||Buy Here|
|CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) 2020 : Guide||Buy Here|
|MBA 2019-20 : Study Guide||Buy Here|
|How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT||Buy Here|
|CMAT 2019 (15 Practice sets)||Buy Here|
CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Check the eligibility criteria given below for CMAT 2021.
Nationality: The candidates must be citizen of India
Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for CMAT 2021
- The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline
- Also, the candidates who are in the final year of their degree can also apply
CMAT 2021 Application Form
Application form for CMAT releases in the online mode at cmat.nta.nic.in. CMAT 2021 application process consists of the 5 steps in total.
- Go to the official website, cmat.nta.nic.in and click on ‘new registration’ to fill the form
- Next, register by entering the necessary details and note down the generated application number
- Then, login and complete the application form by entering the personal details and academic details
- Next, upload the scanned images of photograph and signature
- Then, pay the application fee, take a printout of the confirmation page and then, select the examination city
Application Fee: The candidates can pay the application fee using debit card / credit card / net banking / Paytm / UPI services.
The amount given below is as per previous year’s information
|GEN||Rs 1600||Rs 1000|
|GEN – EWS / OBC (NCL)||Rs 1000||Rs 1000|
|SC / ST / PwD||Rs 800||Rs 700|
CMAT 2021 Admit Card
Candidates can download CMAT 2021 admit card from cmat.nta.nic.in. To download CMAT admit card, the candidates are required to enter their application number and date of birth / password. It is necessary to carry the admit card to the exam centre with a valid id proof, a passport size photograph and PwD certificate (if applicable).
CMAT admit card consists of the following details:
- Roll number
- Name of the candidate
- Application number
- Date of birth
- Reporting time at the center
- Date of the exam
- Duration of the exam
- Gate closing time
- Venue of the test
- Photograph of the candidate
- Signature of the candidate
- Some general instructions
CMAT 2021 Exam Center
Check the list of the exam centers given below for CMAT 2021.
The list is as per previous year’s information
|Chandigarh / Mohali||Panaji / Madgaon||Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar|
|Mangaluru||Udupi / Manipal||Ernakulam|
|Kolhapur||Mumbai / Navi Mumbai||Nagpur|
|Agra||Allahabad / Prayagraj||Bareilly|
|Ghaziabad||Gorakhpur||Noida / Greater Noida|
Some Guidelines for CMAT 2021
The candidates need to follow the instructions given below when they appear for CMAT 2021.
- All the test-takers must report to the test center 2 hours before the commencement of the exam to complete the frisking formalities. The registration desk closes 60 minutes before the starting of the exam, so manage the time accordingly.
- Do not forget to carry the admit card on the day of examination. Without it, the candidates cannot take entry inside the examination hall.
- Before sitting on the allotted seat, make sure it has the same roll number as depicted in the admit card.
- Without the permission of the invigilator, the candidates cannot leave the examination hall until the exam is over.
- Smoking, chewing gutka, spitting etc are prohibited inside the examination hall.
- Candidates must maintain perfect silence inside the examination hall.
- The candidates who wear metallic items like kara or kirpan must reach the exam center 1.5 hours before the commencement of the exam.
CMAT 2021 Answer Key
NTA displays CMAT answer key at cmat.nta.nic.in. Candidates can download CMAT 2021 answer key by providing the application number and date of birth / password. The candidates can use the answer key with question paper to calculate the scores before the actual declaration of result.
Firstly, a provisional answer key is released. If the candidates find any error in it, they can challenge the provisional answer key by paying Rs 1000 per question (amount as per last year). After reviewing the errors, a final answer key is released in the PDF format.
CMAT 2021 Response Sheet
The response sheet for CMAT releases at cmat.nta.nic.in. The candidates can download CMAT 2021 response sheet by entering the application number and date of birth / password. A response sheet is the exact copy of what the candidates have marked during the examination. It can be used along with the question paper to cross-check the answers.
CMAT 2021 Question Paper
Along with CMAT response sheet, the question paper for CMAT is also released at cmat.nta.nic.in. It is released at the candidate’s login only. The candidates can use the question paper along with CMAT answer key to have a proper estimate about the scores. Also, the question paper acts as a resource for the candidates who are going to appear for the exam in the next session.
CMAT 2021 Result
Candidates can check CMAT result at cmat.nta.nic.in. It is released in the form of a scorecard. The candidates can check CMAT 2021 result by entering the application number and date of birth. After the declaration of result, a merit list is also published.
If in case candidates secure same marks in CMAT 2021, then, the following tie-breaking criteria shall be applied.
- Firstly, candidate’s individual marks in the sections will be taken into account in this order – Quantitative Techniques & Date Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness.
- If the tie still persists, then, the candidates who has less number of negative responses will get higher rank.
- Lastly, the age of the candidates will be considered if the tie is still there. The candidate older in age will be given higher rank.
Top Colleges that Accept CMAT Score
The colleges that accept CMAT scores are given below.
- Alliance University
- IMT Nagpur
- MIT School of Business, Pune
- Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior
- Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
- IMT Hyderabad
- Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodra
- IES Management College & Research Centre, Mumbai
- Xavier Institute of Social Service
- VIT Business School, Vellore
- Doon Business School, Dehradun
- Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore
About National Testing Agency (NTA)
National Testing Agency was established in the year 2017 for the purpose of conducting examination for higher educational institutions. It is an autonomous body. It is responsible for conducting many national level entrance exams like
- JEE Main
- UGC NET
Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309(UP)
Official Website: cmat.nta.nic.in
For more information regarding CMAT 2021, Download Previous Year’s Information Brochure.
FAQs for CMAT 2021
Ques. Is CMAT conducted in the offline mode?
Ans. No, CMAT is a computer-based test.
Ques. How many times CMAT is conducted in a year?
Ans. CMAT is conducted only one time throughout the year.
Ques. Is there any age limit to apply for CMAT 2021?
Ans. There is no age restriction to apply for CMAT 2021.
Ques. How many sections are there in CMAT?
Ans. There are 4 sections in CMAT namely Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques and Date Interpretation, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in CMAT 2021?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 01 marks in case of the wrong answers.
Ques. Is there any sectional limit in CMAT 2021?
Ans. No, there is no sectional limit in CMAT 2021. You can move back and forth while solving the questions in any section.
Ques. Is there any provision for re-checking of CMAT 2021 answer sheets?
Ans. No, there will be no provision for the re-checking of CMAT 2021 answer sheets.
Ques. Can I take a rough sheet and a pen inside the examination hall?
Ans. No, the rough sheets and a pen will be provided to you inside the exam center only. You are not allowed to carry any of your belongings inside the examination hall.
Ques. Can I request for the change of CMAT 2021 examination center after it has been allotted?
Ans. No request shall be entertained for the change of CMAT 2021 exam center.
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