CMAT 2019 Exam

CMAT 2019: Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Colleges, Result

Last Date to Apply

30 November 2018

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About CMAT 2019

CMAT 2019 - For the first time, National Testing Agency (NTA) will administer the Common Management Admission Test in a computer-based mode only. CMAT is a National Level MBA Entrance Exam. Till now CMAT was conducted by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) for admissions to the MBA and PGDM programs. CMAT 2019 by NTA will be held on 28 January 2019, across various cities in India. CMAT score is accepted by all the Universities/ Institutes/ Constituent Colleges/ Affiliated Colleges which are approved by AICTE. CMAT Registration process will start from 1 November and the last date to fill CMAT Application Form will be 30 November 2018. The aspirant can get complete information in details related to CMAT Exam, dates, registration, application form, eligibility, admit card and much more from this page.

National Testing Agency is a newly formed conducting authority that conducts various prominent entrance exams. In November 2017, the proposal of forming NTA was approved by Union Cabinet. From now onwards, NTA will relieve the exam conducting agencies like AICTE, CBSE etc. and the major exams like JEE, NEET, and CMAT etc. will be conducting by NTA only in computer-based mode.

Latest Update: CMAT Registration to start from 1 November 2018 and CMAT Exam will be conducted on 28 January 2019.

CMAT 2019 - Dates

Below are the important dates related to CMAT 2019 which should be noted down by the aspirants:


CMAT Dates

Notification Release

7 July 2018

CMAT Registration Starts

1 November 2018

Last date to submit CMAT Application Form

30 November 2018

CMAT Exam Date

28 January 2019

CMAT 2019 Result

10 February 2019


CMAT Registration 2019

CMAT Registration is a totally online process. Hence, the candidates who are willing to appear for CMAT need to fill the CMAT Registration through online mode only. The link to fill the CMAT Registration Form is given below. The candidates are suggested to fill the form by following the link on or before the due date.

CMAT Registration Form 2019 - Click Here

Prerequisite before filling CMAT Application Form 2019:

  • Good Quality Internet facility
  • Class 10,12 and graduation qualification details
  • Scanned passport size photograph on the white background of size 140 x 160 ≤ 60Kb
  • Scanned signature on the white background of size 60 x 90 ≤ 30Kb
  • A valid Email ID  for future communications
  • A valid mobile number on which OTP will be sent
  • Debit/Credit Card for online payments.

Submission of the CMAT Application form

CMAT Application process is completely ONLINE, the candidates will have to submit the CMAT application form in online mode only before 30 November 2018. Before submitting the application, the candidates are suggested to make sure that all the details filled by them in the application form are correct. They are also suggested to take printouts of the duly filled application form for future reference.

CMAT 2019 - Slot Booking

The candidates will have to select the CMAT 2019 test centre in the CMAT application form itself. CMAT slot booking shall be done by the student according to the convenience and ease of travel. Students should be careful while CMAT Slot booking as no change in is allowed after the application has been submitted. Candidates are hence advised to carefully analyse all the options during CMAT Slot booking and choose a slot that is the best for them.

CMAT Admit Card 2019

CMAT Admit Card 2019 will be issued to the applicants only after the successful payment of the application fee. The candidates can download the CMAT Admit card from 7 January 2019 by following the link given below. After downloading the admit card, the candidates must check the certain things such as the name of the candidates, roll number, exam centre and date etc. The candidate won't be allowed to enter the examination hall without the CMAT Hall Ticket.

CMAT 2019 Exam Centres

CMAT test will be conducted all over India. The number of test centres varies according to the number of candidates who have applied for the CMAT 2019. Applicants have to reach around 90 minutes before the commencement of the CMAT Exam.

Below are some of the major cities where the CMAT exam Centres will be located:




















CMAT Syllabus 2019

 The conducting authority, AICTE has not prescribed any defined syllabus for CMAT 2019. The candidates can go through the mock test which will be on the official website for getting familiar with the exam structure and type of questions. It will also help in analysing the CMAT Syllabus.

For better result in CMAT Exam, the candidates are advised to cover all the basic topics related to the different sections such as quantitative techniques & data interpretation, logical reasoning, general awareness, and language comprehension. 25 questions will be asked from each of the subjects.

CMAT 2019 Preparation Tips

Candidates are often confused about how to prepare for CMAT exam. The preparation method used by the student also affects the results. Given below are some CMAT 2019 preparation tips that a candidate can implement and improve his/her score in CMAT 2019 exam.

  • Question-solving tricks: All the topics covered in CMAT 2019 are mostly such types that don't require any expert knowledge of any field. Candidates can hence search for tips and tricks to solve such questions quicker.
  • Practice and improve: After learning some tricks and methods, practice it several times and try to reduce the time invested in solving the question.
  • Solve CMAT Previous year paper: Solve previous year question paper to get an idea about the difficulty level as well as the trend being followed.
  • Focus on one thing at a time: It is one of the most difficult things to do in today's day and age. But once you learn it, it will help you in better understanding of the topics you are studying.

CMAT Exam Pattern

  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
  • Total number of Questions: 100
  • No. of sections in CMAT Exam: 4
  • No. of questions in each section: 25
  • Maximum marks: 400

According to CMAT Exam Pattern, there will be total 4 sections in the CMAT 2019 and each of the section will have 25 questions of 4 marks each. CMAT Exam will have a negative marking scheme as well. 1 mark will be deducted from the total for each of the wrongly answered questions by the candidates.

CMAT Marking Scheme:

  • Marks awarded for each question: 4 Marks
  • Marks awarded for the unanswered question: 0 Marks
  • Marks for the incorrect answer: -1 Marks

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern - Section Wise Questions  

The sectional distribution of questions in the CMAT exam is given below:

Type of questions

 Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness



Total Questions




CMAT Result 2019

CMAT Result for the CMAT 2019 exam will be declared on 10 February 2019. The applicants can log in to the CMAT Portal by using their user ID and Password to check their result and scores in total and section wise.
The candidates have to be noted that the CMAT Result 2019 will be available in online mode only. AICTE will not send the result of any scorecard individually to the candidates. To check the CMAT Result, the candidates are suggested to click on the given link.

CMAT Mock Test 2019

  • The CMAT trial mock test will be available on the official website of CMAT and the candidates will be able to practice for the better preparation of the CMAT through this test.
  • The mock test will help the candidates to have a feel of the online test and its navigation functionality. All the CMAT aspirants are advised to go through the trial mock test carefully to be familiar with the screens, layout and navigation. 
  • Actual CMAT duration is 3 hours (180 minutes) but the CMAT Mock test duration will be total 10 minutes. The candidates will have to answer all the 18 questions in 10 minutes and each question will carry 3 marks.
  • After answering all the questions, the candidates have to click on the submit button. After that, the server will automatically show the result of the trial test.

CMAT 2019 - Cut-Off

CMAT is not a common admission test hence there is no cut-off in CMAT exam. Hence the institutes set their own cut-off marks and give admission to the students on the basis of the percentile score. Candidates are hence advised to prepare the best they can and get admission in good management institutes. If a student scores better marks than the cut-off then s/he can easily get admission in the desired institute. Candidates can follow the CMAT 2019 preparation tips given on this page and score good marks.

CMAT 2019 - Counselling

The marks scored by a candidate will be the sole basis of admission in the institutes. The candidate will only have to score good marks in the CMAT 2019 exam and get admission in the institute that will give admission to him/her. There is no counselling that is conducted for CMAT. After the results are announced, candidates are required to apply in the desired institutes. The candidates can register for CMAT 2019 from 1 November 2018 onwards till 30 November 2018. The admission process of each institute will differ and include rounds such as Group discussion, personal interview etc.

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CMAT 2019 Eligibility criteria

Nationality:  The candidates who are the citizen of India are eligible for the CMAT 2019 Exam.

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidates must have passed out from the 10+2+3/4 education system. The candidates should have a valid graduation degree of minimum 3-years in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of reserved categories) from a recognized university/institute/college.
  • As per the CMAT Eligibility Criteria, the candidates who have completed their graduation through part-time or distance learning institutions which are recognised by the MHRD are also eligible to apply.
  • The students who are in their final year of the graduation from any discipline can also apply for the CMAT Test but their graduation result must be declared before the commencement of the admissions.

PwD Candidates:  PwD (Person with Disabilities) category candidates with less than 40% disability, Visually Impaired, Hearing Impairment or dumb are eligible for CMAT 2019.

CMAT 2019 Fees

 The candidate willing to give CMAT 2019 exam shall have to deposit CMAT Application fee before 30 November 2018. The CMAT Application Fee is to be paid before the last date in both the cases of online as well as offline payment.

Payment of CMAT Application Fee

The candidates who are applying for the CMAT Exam have to pay the application fee of Rs. 1400/ Rs. 700 + taxes in any of the two modes given below:

  • ONLINE Payment mode: Applicants can pay the application fee of the application form using the Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.
  • Offline Payment Mode: Cash Payment can be done through SBI Challan and can generate the SBI Challan slip before the form filling and have to pay cash amount of application fee at the nearest SBI branch on producing of the Challan slip. Remember to carry 3 Challan copies at the time of cash payment with required details filled in.

The application fee for CMAT 2019 is different as per the category. The candidates have to make the payment of the application fee as per the category. The category wise application fee is given in the table below.

CMAT 2019 Application Fee



General/ OBC Candidates (Male)

 Rs. 1400/-

Female/ SC/ ST/ PwD Category

 Rs. 700/-
CMAT 2019 Important details

CMAT 2019 - FAQs

Studnets are often confused about various thinngs related to CMAT exam. Given below are some of the frequently asked questions that will clear some of the doubts of the students

Question 1: When will CMAT Registration 2019 start?
CMAT Registration 2019 shall start from 1 November onwards till 30 Novembr 2018.

Question 2: What is the minimum age limit for CMAT?
There is no age limit for CMAT, any graduate can apply for CMAT.

Question 3: WIll CMAT Be conducted twice a year?
No, the CMAT will be conducted only once and that is on 28 January 2019.

Question 4: Will CMAT 2019 be conducted in Computer bases mode only?
Yes, the CMAT will be conducted in online mode only.

Question 5: What is the reporting time for CMAT 2019?
The candidates have to report at the CMAT test centre at least 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam. The candidate will have to reach the CMAT centre at 8:00 for the exam scheduled to start at 9:30 am. 

CMAT 2019 Contact

Email: customercare@aicte-cmat.in
Telephone No.: 022-66258304
Helpline number: 022-66258304 

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