Common Management Admission Test – 2018 (CMAT – 2018)

Common Management Admission Test – 2018 (CMAT – 2018)

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Last updated on May 15th, 2018 at 07:13 pm

CMAT 2018 results have been declared. Follow the link to check your result.

CMAT 2018 application portal is closed now.


Common Management Admission Test or CMAT is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The exam is held every year according to the directions of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-approved institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges for admissions to their management program (MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM etc.).

CMAT 2018 will be an online computer-based test (CBT) conducted in the month of January 2018. CMAT score is accepted by more than 2500 institutes and more than a lakh students appear for the examination every year.

Suggested: Apply for the IBSAT Exam 2017 examination.

List of Contents

  1. CMAT Important Dates.
  2. CMAT Exam Date.
  3. Medium of Examination.
  4. Mode of Examination.
  5. CMAT Eligibility Criteria.
  6. CMAT Exam Pattern.
  7. How to Apply?
    1. Application fee.
    2. Photograph and Signature Specifications.
    3. Registration Steps.
  8. CMAT Syllabus.
  9. CMAT Admit Card.
  10. CMAT Test Centers.
  11. CMAT Results.
  12. CMAT Score Card.
  13. Important Links.

CMAT 2018 Important Dates

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Application Window Opens20th October 2017
Application Window Closes18th December 2017 (10:00 AM)
Issuance of Admit Cards2nd week of January 2018
Date of CMAT 2018 Exam21st January 2018
CMAT 2018 Results15th February 2018
Availability of Score Cards15th Feb 2018

CMAT 2018 Exam Date

CMAT 2018 shall be held in the 21st January 2018.

Medium of Examination

CMAT shall be conducted in ENGLISH only.

Mode of Examination

CMAT will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and thus shall be conducted online. 

CMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria


Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification

Candidate must have completed his/her graduation in any stream or discipline from a recognized college or university, to be eligible for the exam.

Candidates in their final year of graduation (10+2+3), whose results are declared before the commencement of admission for the academic year 2018-19, are also eligible for taking the exam.

Age Limits

There is no upper age limit or cap on the number of attempts for CMAT Exam. 

CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CMAT 2018 will be a 3-hour (180 minutes) long exam. It will be a single-day, single-session exam, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, unlike previous years. There shall be 100 questions in total with 25 questions in each section.

Each question carries 4 marks, while there is negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.

The various sections in CMAT 2018 are as follows:

SectionNo of QuestionsMarks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation25100
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100
General Awareness25100

A Trial Test will be made available online in December 2017 so that candidates can get a feel of the online test and navigation functionality.

Candidates shall be provided with rough sheets for calculations on the day of the exam. The rough paper should be left at the desk after the exam. Rough work is not allowed on any other paper/sheet.

Pattern Summary

ParticularsExam Data
No of Questions100
Duration180 minutes (3-hours)
Marking Scheme
  • 4 marks for a correct answer.
  • 1 mark deducted for the wrong answer.
Total Marks400 marks
Qualifying marksAs per cut off
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation – 25Qs.
  • Logical Reasoning – 25Qs.
  • Language Comprehension – 25Qs.
  • General Awareness – 25Qs.
Mode of AnsweringComputer-based Test (CBT)


How to Apply for CMAT 2018?

CMAT 2018 application portal is closed now.

Application Fee

The application fee for CMAT 2018 will be Rs. 1400 for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 700 for SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates tentatively.

The application fee can be paid through either of the following modes:

  • Online (Netbanking/Credit Card/Debit Card).
  • SBI Challan that can be paid at the nearest SBI branch through cash. Cash Deposit shall be accepted only from the next day of generation of the Challan.

Photograph and Signature Specifications

Candidates need to upload scanned copies of signature and photograph while applying online, as per the following specifications

  • Signature – Dimensions: 60 x 90; white background; less than 30 KB in size.
  • Photograph – Dimensions: 140 x 160; passport-size color with white background; less than 60KB in size.

Registration Procedure

  • To register, the candidate has to enter his/her personal details like name, email ID and contact number. After the details are entered, the form is submitted and a 6-digit password is generated for future use. The form details cannot be edited after the form submission.
  • The candidate then needs to pay the application fee in any of the modes mentioned earlier.
  • The last stage needs the candidate to upload the signature and photograph as per the specifications mentioned earlier.

CMAT 2018 Syllabus

There is no fixed or pre-determined syllabus for CMAT 2018. The sections tested shall be

  1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation,
  2. Logical Reasoning,
  3. Language Comprehension
  4. General Awareness.

All the sections are given equal weight in the paper and thus candidates need to prepare for all of them accordingly.

Detailed Syllabus will follow soon.

CMAT 2018 Admit Card

The admit cards for CMAT 2018 were issued from the 3rd week of January 2018.

Candidates can download the admit card from the official CMAT website: The admit card is mandatory for appearing in the examination and strictly not transferable.

CMAT 2018 Test Centers

The test centers of CMAT 2017 are available on the official website. Please check:

List of test centers for CMAT 2018 shall be uploaded soon.

CMAT 2018 Results

The results for CMAT 2018 have been declared on 15th February 2018.

Check your result at

CMAT 2018 Score Card

The CMAT 2018 Score Cards will be published online on the CMAT website and candidates can download it from there after the results have been announced.

CMAT 2018 Official Website
CMAT 2018 Test Centers
CMAT 2018 Registration linkclosed now
CMAT Login Page
Steps of Application
CMAT Score Card Download
CMAT Merit ListN/A


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