The National Testing Agency ( NTA) conducts the CMAT, or Common Management Admission Test, every year for the candidates who want to take admission to over 800 MBA colleges across India. The CMAT 2023 exam will be organized in the second week of April 2023. This year, due to the change in the exam pattern, the CMAT was organized in March.
The CMAT exam is a speed-based entrance exam that tests candidates on varied parameters like quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, data interpretation skills, verbal ability, general knowledge, and English language. CMAT is conducted for 3 hours in the online mode; candidates have to check in to the exam centers across India. As per the investigation, CMAT 2023 registration is scheduled for February 2023. This article will give you all the latest updates about the CMAT 2023 exam, syllabus, exam date, registration process, and CMAT scope.
CMAT 2023 Highlights
|Name of Exam||Common Management Aptitude Test|
|Organizing Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Level of Exam||National Level|
|Number of Attempts||No Limits|
|Courses||PG Management Courses|
CMAT 2023 Important Dates
|Application form release date||13th February, 2023|
|Last date to submit the online application||6th March, 2023|
|Application correction window||7th to 9th March, 2023|
|Admit Card Release Date||1st week of April 2023|
|Exam date||2nd week of April 2023|
|Answer key release date||1 or 2 weeks after the examination|
|Result Announcement||Last week of April 2023|
CMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
- The CMAT candidates must graduate in any equivalent exams or any discipline from a recognized university.
- Final year graduation students are eligible for giving the CMAT 2023 entrance exam, but they have to showcase their passing certificate at admission time.
- There are no minimum marks required in your graduation for taking admission via CMAT 2023. Anyone with an average percentage can give the entrance exam.
MBA Entrance via CMAT 2023
|Step 1 – Register Your details for CMAT|
|Step 2 – Download the Admit Card|
|Step 3 – Take the CMAT exam|
|Step 4 – Download CMAT results|
|Step 5 – Apply for the MBA admission 2023|
CMAT Application Process 2023
The application process and registration for CMAT 2023 will start in February and continue until March. The registration for CMAT 2023 will be conducted from 13th February 2023. The candidates can quickly get the CMAT application form on the NTA-CMAT website. As per the fees, for General, the exam fee is Rs 2,000, and for EWS/OBC-NCL(Male) is Rs 1,000.
CMAT Exam Pattern
This year, the CMAT exam Pattern is a bit changed; a new section has been added, i.e. Innovation & Entrepreneurship section. Check out the below table for further updates:
|CMAT Exam Structure||Specifications|
|Number of sections in the exam||Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, English Language, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and ( Innovation and Entrepreneurship)|
Total – 5 Subjects
|Mode of the exam||Online exam|
|Duration of the exam||180 minutes +30 minutes for the optional paper|
|Number of Exam Shifts||2 shifts ( 9 Am to 12 Pm and 3 Pm to 6 PM)|
|Total number of questions||100+25|
|The marking scheme for CMAT||+4 for the right answer-|
-1 for the incorrect one
|Language of exam||English|
CMAT Syllabus consists of all the necessary topics from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, English Language, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
For a detailed Syllabus, check out CMAT official website https://cmat.nta.nic.in and download the syllabus.
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||Ratio and Proportion, Profit, Tables, Bar Graphs, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Speed, Time and Distance, Percentages, Averages, Pie Chart, etc|
|Logical Reasoning||Clocks and Calendars, Puzzles, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Logical Sequence, Data Structure, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Direction sense, Blood Relations, etc.|
|Language Comprehension||Passages, Sentence Correction, Reading comprehension, Jumbled Paragraphs, etc.|
|General Awareness||Sports News, Trade Awareness, Politics, History, Culture, Geography, Economics, Current Affairs of the National and International Economy, Personalities in the News, Indian Constitution, Sports Science in everyday life.|
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship||Startups Ecosystem, Banking Regulation and Reforms, International Organizations, General Economy, Important Events, Budget and Economic Survey, Business and Corporate affairs, New Investment and schemes, policies related to entrepreneurship and Business Promotion, and Current Affairs.|
CMAT Admit Card
Check out the CMAT admit card on the official website of CMAT-NTA. As per the updates, the CMAT 2023 admit card will be released soon on the scheduled date. Those candidates who have filled their application forms on time with full details can download the admit card. Below are some crucial steps that you have to follow:
- You must visit the official website of CMAT-NTA
- You need to click on the CMAT 2023 admit card option given on the site.
- Enter your date of birth and application number.
- Click on the option, CMAT admit card 2023, and download it as a PDF file.
CMAT Result 2023
CMAT results are most probably announced within two weeks after the exam. The official authority, NTA, will declare the result. So candidates applying for CMAT 2023 will get their results by April 2023. Test Takers can now easily download the answer key and your scorecard via the CMAT website via your login credentials. Check out the steps below:
- Log in your details to CMAT-NTA official site
- Click on the CMAT Scorecard option
- Enter your application number and Birthdate.
- Click on the tab CMAT scorecard and download it.
MBA Colleges accepting CMAT Scores
Check out the list of some popular MBA colleges that grant admission to the MBA aspirants based on CMAT Scores
|Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra||Christ University, Bengaluru|
|Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai||Indus Business Academy, Bengaluru|
|BIMTECH, Greater Noida||Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad|
|Goa Institute of Management, Goa||Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship ( XIME), Bengaluru|
|KIIT School of Management||And others.|
Scope of CMAT
CMAT, in comparison to MAT and ATMA, is a higher-level national MBA entrance test; TOP India’s B-SCHOOLS accept CMAT scores. So if any candidate wants to do an MBA/PGDM in India from top B-Schools, then CMAT is mandatory for them. So if you are one of such MBA aspirants, you must give the CMAT 2023 exam.