CMAT 2024 Exam – Date, Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Scope


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 2024 exam will be organized in the second week of May 2024. 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 2024 registration is scheduled for February 2024. This article will give you all the latest updates about the CMAT 2024 exam, syllabus, exam date, registration process, and CMAT scope.

CMAT 2024 Highlights

Name of ExamCommon Management Aptitude Test
Organizing BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Application ModeOnline
Level of ExamNational Level
Number of AttemptsNo Limits
Exam ModeOnline
CoursesPG Management Courses
Official Website

CMAT 2024 Important Dates

EventsImportant Dates
Application form release dateFirst week of February 2024
Last date to submit the online applicationFirst week of March 2024
Last date to pay CMAT registration feeFirst week of March 2024
Application correction windowSecond week of March 2024
Advance exam city intimation slipLast week of April 2024
Admit Card Release DateFirst week of May 2024
Exam dateFirst week of May 2024
Answer key release dateSecond week of May 2024
Result AnnouncementLast week of May 2024

CMAT 2024 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 2024 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 2024. Anyone with an average percentage can give the entrance exam.

MBA Entrance via CMAT 2024

            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 2024

CMAT Application Process 2024

The application process and registration for CMAT 2024 will start in February and continue until March. The registration for CMAT 2024 will be conducted from 13th February 2024. 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 StructureSpecifications
Number of sections in the examQuantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, English Language, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and ( Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Total – 5 Subjects
Mode of the examOnline exam
Duration of the exam 180 minutes +30 minutes for the optional paper
Number of Exam Shifts2 shifts ( 9 Am to 12 Pm and 3 Pm to 6 PM)
Total number of questions100+25
The marking scheme for CMAT+4 for the right answer-
-1 for the incorrect one
Language of examEnglish

CMAT Syllabus

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 and download the syllabus.

Quantitative Techniques and Data InterpretationRatio and Proportion, Profit, Tables, Bar Graphs, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Speed, Time and Distance, Percentages, Averages, Pie Chart, etc
Logical ReasoningClocks and Calendars, Puzzles, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Logical Sequence, Data Structure, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Direction sense, Blood Relations, etc.
Language ComprehensionPassages, Sentence Correction, Reading comprehension, Jumbled Paragraphs, etc.
General AwarenessSports 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 EntrepreneurshipStartups 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 2024 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 2024 admit card option given on the site.
  • Enter your date of birth and application number.
  • Click on the option, CMAT admit card 2024, and download it as a PDF file.

CMAT Result 2024

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 2024 will get their results by April 2024. 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, MesraChrist University, Bengaluru
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), MumbaiIndus Business Academy, Bengaluru
BIMTECH, Greater NoidaInstitute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad
Goa Institute of Management, GoaXavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship ( XIME), Bengaluru
KIIT School of ManagementAnd 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 2024 exam.

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