CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)

CMAT-EXAMCMAT is an online computer-based test conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India. It is a national-level admission test for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE.

The first edition of CMAT was conducted in 2012.In 2014, the first CMAT was conducted between 20 February and 24 February. Around 1.2 Lakh Candidates participated in the test. The Results were declared on 14 March 2014


CMAT is a three-hour test. In 2012, it was conducted in a period of nine days (20–28 February) in two shifts at 61 locations in all over India.

The better of two scores will be used for admission for 2014-15

The question paper comprises four sections:

  • Quantitative technique
  • Logical reasoning
  • Language comprehension
  • General Awareness

There are 25 questions in each section. While each correct answer carries four marks, each wrong answer will carry one negative marking.

AICTE has now decided to conduct CMAT in Foreign Countries for facilitating eligible NRIs/PIOs and foreign nationals to appear in CMAT for seeking admission in institutions in India following CMAT merit list for 2014-15 under special provisions defined in AICTE Approval Process and against all vacancies left after completion of centralized admission in management institutions.

CMAT Eligibility

  • Graduates with 50% in any discipline
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply

Test Fee

  • General+OBC Candidates: Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable
  • SC/ST/PD/All Girl Candidates: Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable
  • In Foreign Countries: $125 + Bank charges as applicable
CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)
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