CMAT 2021, or Common Management Admission Test is a national level management entrance held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) every year. CMAT Exam Score and Percentile can be used to seek admission in some of India’s best management colleges approved by the AICTE.
National Testing Agency has released exam schedule for CMAT 2021. The paper will be conducted on February 22 & 27, 2021 in two slots: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM. Check CMAT Exam 2021 Schedule
CMAT 2021 Latest Updates:
- Dec 23, 2020: CMAT registration 2021 portal is open till January 22, 2021. Check CMAT 2021 Registration Process
- The total number of AICTE approved colleges as of October 2020 is 1,608.
- The total number of seats under the AICTE approved MBA colleges are 1,28,922.
Common Management Admission Test will be held online in 245 Exam Centres. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic there is some scope for relaxation.
CMAT 2021 Highlights
|Name of Exam||CMAT 2021|
|CMAT exam full form||Common Management Admission Test 2021|
|Name of Organization||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee||/Debit Card (except Master/Visa Card) / Net-Banking/UPI)|
General (UR) Male- ₹ 2000/- Female- ₹ 1000/-
Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL) Male- ₹ 1000/- Female- ₹ 1000/-
Transgender – ₹ 1000/-
*Applicable service/processing charges & GST over and above the Examination fee, are to be paid by
the candidate to the concerned Bank/ Payment Gateway Integrator (For details, Annexure -I may be
|Number of Cities with CMAT 2021 Exam Centers||104|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Mode of CMAT Entrance exam 2021||Online Computer Based Test(CBT)|
|Counselling||No Counseling for CMAT 2021|
|Acceptance Rate in Top MBA Colleges||2-3% of Test Takers|
|Total Vacancies in AICTE Approved Colleges||1,28,922|
|Emergency Help Desk Number||0120-6895200|
CMAT 2021 Exam Dates
|Event||CMAT 2021 Important Dates|
|CMAT 2021 Registration Opens||December 23, 2020|
|CMAT 2021 Registration Last Date||January 22, 2021|
|Last date for submission of Examination fee (through SBI/ HDFC Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking & Paytm Payment Modes upto 11:50 pm)||January 23, 2021|
|CMAT 2021 Form Correction||January 25-30, 2021|
|CMAT 2021 Admit Cards Release||To be announced|
|CMAT 2021 Exam Date||February 22 & 27, 2021|
|CMAT 2021 Question Paper Release||To be announced|
|CMAT2021 Answer Key Release||To be announced|
|CMAT 2021 Results||To be announced|
|CMAT Cut Off 2021||To be announced|
CMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
|CMAT 2021 Educational Qualifications||Bachelor’s Degree in any Discipline.|
|Age Limit||No Age Restriction|
Candidates must fulfil CMAT Eligibility Criteria in order to register for this MBA exam.
- Candidates appearing for the Final Year exams of their Bachelors Course(10+2+3) can also apply for the exam.
- Candidates with a non-indian nationality are not eligible to apply for CMAT 2021.
CMAT 2021 Application Process
- Visit the official website of CMAT 2021
- The application can only be done online through the official website.
- You will see an option for registration once they have started.
- Register using a working email address and phone number, as all details regarding CMAT 2021 will be sent on this number.
- Fill in the Application Form carefully.
- Crosscheck and submit.
- Note down the system generated application number.
- Upload the scanned passport size photograph and signature in the specified format.
- Complete the Fee payment through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI or PAYTM online.
- Once the CMAT Fee Receipt has been generated, save it to your device and on a cloud platform(Google Drive, Dropbox etc.) as well.
- Take out at least 4 print outs of the confirmation page after successful fee payment.
- Select your preference for the exam center.
Note: NTA may use your data for research and analysis.
CMAT 2021 Documents Required
|Passport Size Photograph of candidate||Between 10 kb and 100 kb||JPG/JPEG|
|Candidates Signature||Between kb and 30 kb||JPG/JPEG|
The documents required at the time of registration are as follows –
- Recent Passport size photo.
- Signature of Aspirant
- Educational Documents like Degree Certificates, HSC and SSC Certificates
- BPL Certificate (If Applicable)
- PWD Certificate (If Applicable)
- SC/ST/OBC Category Certificate(If Applicable)
Note:The original documents have to be submitted in the respective university at the time of admission.
Application Fees for CMAT 2021
|General||INR 2000||INR 1,000|
|Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL)||INR 1,000||INR 1,000|
|SC/ ST/ PwD||INR 1000||INR 1000|
- Application Fees can only be paid online through their payment portal.
- Fees will not be refunded once paid.
- GST charges may be extra and have to be paid by the candidate.
CMAT 2021 Admit Card
The admit card for CMAT 2021 will be made available to download on December 24, 2020. The exact date will be displayed on the official website. Here is the procedure to download CMAT 2021 Admit Card –
- Visit the official website of CMAT 2021
- You will see the option to download admit cards once it is available.
- Login using the registered Mobile Number and Password.
- Save the Admit Card/Hall Ticket to your device and on the drive as well.
- Take a print out of the Admit Card for use at the center.
CMAT 2021 Exam Centers
|Bhilai/ Durg/ Bhilai Nagar||Bhopal||Bhubaneshwar||Bhuj|
|Chandigarh/ Mohali/ Panchkula||Chennai||Coimbatore||Davangere|
|Dehradun||Delhi/ New Delhi||Dhanbad||Dharwad|
|Greater Noida/ Noida||Gulbarga||Guntur||Gurgaon|
At the time of registration, you have to select 4 test centres.
CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks Allotted|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100|
Key highlights of CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern are:
- For every correct answer you will be awarded 4 marks.
- For every wrong answer a penalty of 1 mark will be deducted.
- The time limit for the exam is 180 minutes or 3 hours.
- CMAT 2021 questions will be objective in nature.
- Unattempted questions will be awarded no marks.
CMAT 2021 Syllabus
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||Logical Reasoning||Language Comprehension||General Awareness|
Must Read: CMAT Sectional Syllabus and Topic Wise Weightage
CMAT 2020 Paper Analysis
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks Allotted||Difficulty|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100||Easy|
|Total||100||400||Overall Moderately DIfficult|
Key Highlights of CMAT Paper Analysis
- CMAT 2020 was moderately difficult.
- Each section had 25 questions.
- The Quantitative Analysis section was easy with some questions based on Ratio, Percentage, Interest, Time and work.
- The Data Interpretation section was a bit lengthy.
- The Logical Reasoning Section was difficult.
- Questions were asked on distribution, arrangement, comparison, coding/ decoding, blood relations, directions etc.
- The Reading Comprehension section was a bit lengthy but it was still moderate.
- Out of all the four sections, the General Awareness section was the most difficult to attempt.
- Questions from Indian Constitution, Recent Acts of Parliament, Appointments, Famous personalities were asked.
Check CMAT Sectional Paper Analysis and Difficulty Level of Previous Years
CMAT 2021 Recommended Books
|Subject||Name of Book||Publisher/Author|
|Language Comprehension||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|Objective General English 10,000+ questions||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Business English and Communication||Clark|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension?||Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Updadhyay|
|The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability||Sujit Kumar|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Ability||Nishit Sinha|
|Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency||Anant Ashisha|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||RS Agarwal|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency||Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan|
|Logical Reasoning||A modern approach to logical reasoning||RS Agarwal|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
|Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Pearson Publication|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT||Nishit Sinha|
|General Awareness||General Knowledge||Disha Experts|
|Face to Face MAT with 19 Years (1197-2016)||BS SIjwali|
|General Knowledge 2020||Arihant Experts|
|General Knowledge 2021||Manohar Pandey|
CMAT 2021 Sample Papers & Mock Tests
One of the best ways to score well in CMAT 2021 is to solve mock tests and sample question papers. This will help you in developing an idea of what to expect while writing the actual paper. This will also help in building confidence and improve your timing and accuracy.
CMAT Test Practice Centers by NTA
CMAT Test Practice Centers have been established all over India by NTA. By registering for these Test Centers, you can get NTA authorised test papers and guides. Since NTA is responsible for creating the test papers, this is the best source of preparation as it is much more likely that the sample papers provided here will be very good. Here are the steps to register for NTA Test Practice Centers:
- Visit the official website of NTA by clicking here.
- On the top banner, you will find “Registration for Mock Test @ TPC” under “Student”
- Select Gmail or Facebook to login.
- If you used gmail, Enter Gmail username and password.
- Enter the following in order: personal information, contact information, academic information.
- Mention exam information (CMAT)
- Select 5 preferred center locations as per your choice.
- Schedule and timing selection has to be picked and confirm the details.
- Once done with the registration, a message will be delivered to the contact number. Approval of the center is subject to availability.
- A final confirmation message will be sent to the registered number.
CMAT 2021 Coaching Centers
|City||CMAT Coaching Center|
|Delhi||Endeavor Careers Pvt. Ltd|
|Brilliant Academy of Learning|
|Chennai||Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.)|
|Kolkata||Erudite Educational Centre|
|Ahmedabad||Expert Educare Pvt. Ltd|
CMAT 2021 Result
CMAT 2021 will be tentatively released in the month of February 2021. You will be able to download the CMAT 2021 Score Cards from the official website. Here are the steps to check CMAT 2021 Results:
- Visit the official website of CMAT 2021
- Click on “View CMAT 2021 Scorecard” once it is available.
- Enter the CMAT Application Number and password you used during the time of registration.
- Download and save the scorecard to your device.
CMAT 2021 Cut Off for Top Colleges
|Name of College||CMAT 2021 Cut Off(Tentative)|
|GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management||95+|
|SIMSREE Mumbai: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education||99+|
|Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management – GLIM||95+|
|IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise||90+|
|Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research||85+|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management||85+|
|IMT, Hyderabad & Nagpur||80+|
|XISS Ranchi: Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi||80+|
CMAT 2021 Sectional Cut Off (tentative)
CMAT 2021 sectional cut off is the minimum score you need to score in order to clear CMAT 2021 and secure a seat in an AICTE approved Management College. Here are the projected cut offs for CMAT 2021, section wise:
|Section||CMAT 2021 Sectional Cut Off(Tentative)|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||50|
CMAT 2021 Top Colleges Placements
|College/University||Average Placement Package (INR in Lakhs)||Highest Placement Package|
|Alliance School of Business, Bangalore||3-6||6|
|Christ University, Bangalore||6.85||13|
|Doon Business School, Dehradun||6||23.5|
|Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida||3.8||6|
|GIBS Business School, Bangalore||3.3||5.95|
|GITAM School of International Business||3.2||5|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai||10.14||29|
|Goa Institute of Management, Goa||13.73||24.37|
|Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam||6-7||8.5|
|Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur||7||10|
|Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai||18.91||30|
|KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai||9.87||30|
|Pune University, Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS)||6.2||12|
|Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore||4||7.2|
|Calcutta Business School, Kolkata||4.2||6|
|EMPI Business School||5.45||9.15|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management||4.5||15.5|
|SIES College of Management Studies||7.14||18|
|WeSchool, Welingkar Institute||6||15|
CMAT 2021 MBA Colleges (AICTE Approved)
|Region||State||Number of Colleges|
|South Centre||Andhra Pradesh||310|
|Jammu and Kashmir||9|
CMAT Top Colleges Seats Available
|Institute||CMAT 2021 Seat Intake|
|Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai||18 (MMS)|
|SIMSREE||120 (MMS) 60 (PGDBM)|
|KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai||120 (PGDM)|
|SIES College of Management Studies||120 (PGDM)|
|Goa Institute of Management, Goa||240 (PGDM)|
|Christ University, Bangalore||700 (MBA)|
|Doon Business school, Dehradun||240 (MBA)|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai||120 (PGDM)|
CMAT 2021 MBA Seat Intake
|Region||State||Number of Seats|
|South Centre||Andhra Pradesh||25840|
|Jammu and Kashmir||540|