Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) – 2017

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) – 2017

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Last updated on October 15th, 2017 at 12:10 am

Read in detail about CMAT 2018

Results/Scorecard for CMAT exam has been published on the official website. 


CMAT or Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an AICTE conducted, the national-level entrance test for admitting management aspirants to various colleges in India.  Started in 2012 by AICTE, the CMAT scores currently are accepted by 2500+ AICTE-approved management institutes in the country. Before 2016, CMAT was held twice a year, a practice discontinued due to a smaller number of test-takers in the 2nd conduction.

Currently, the test is one of the 4 major management entrance exams in the country after CAT, XAT, and MAT. In 2016, a little over 1 lakh student appeared for CMAT 2016.

Suggested: Read about the Common Aptitude Test (CAT) – 2017.
Also Read: Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) – 2017.

Also Read: Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – 2017.

Suggested: Read in detail about the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP 2017) for MBA admission at Symbiosis University, Pune.

List of Contents

  1. Date of Examination.
  2. Type of Examination.
  3. Language of Examination.
  4. Eligibility Criteria.
  5. Test Cities for CMAT.
  6. How to Apply?
  7. Photograph and Signature Specifications.
  8. Application Procedure.
  9. Admit Card.
  10. Examination Pattern.
  11. Result.
  12. Important Dates.
  13. Important Links.

Date of Examination

CMAT EXAM was held over a two-day period beginning on 28th Jan 2017 and ending on 29th Jan 2017.

Type of Examination

CMAT Exam was a computer-based test (CBT) or ONLINE test.

Language of CMAT Exam

CMAT Exam was conducted in ENGLISH language only.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nationality: Applicant must be an Indian National.
  1. Graduation: Applicant should have been a graduate from any recognized university/institute of the country in any discipline.
  1. Final Year Students: Candidates pursuing the final year of their graduation studies (graduation of minimum 3-year duration) were eligible for taking CMAT Exam.
    However, the candidate must graduate before the beginning of next academic session i.e. 2017-18.

Test Cities Available

CMAT Exam was conducted across 66 cities in the country. The complete list of available test cities is available at

How to Apply?

Application Fee

Candidates were required to pay Rs. 1,400 (Rs. 700 for SC/ST/Female) towards application fee for CMAT Exam. The payment was to be paid via either of the following medias:

  1. ONLINE Medias i.e. Net Banking, Credit Card/Debit Card.
  2. SBI Challan to be paid at your nearest SBI branch through cash. However, Challan could only be paid a day after its generation. For example, if a Challan is generated on 1st Oct then the candidate could pay it only after 2nd

Photograph & Signature Specifications


  • Scanned passport sized color photograph against a white background.
  • File Size: less than 60 Kb.
  • Dimensions: 140 x 160.


  • Scanned signature on a white paper.
  • File Size: less than 30 Kb.
  • Dimensions: 60 x 90.

Application Procedure

The application Portal for CMAT Exam is now closed. It was alive from 10th Oct 2016 to 25th December 2016. Candidates had to open the link to start the application procedure.

The steps included in CMAT Exam application were as follows.

Step – 1: Registration

For a new candidate, the first step in applying for CMAT Exam is the process of Self Registration. At this step, the candidate has to enter his/her personal details such as Name, a valid Email id and a valid mobile number. After entering all the relevant details, the candidate has to click on the “SUBMIT” button, which would generate a 6-digit password to be used for all future logins. This password will also be emailed to the candidate.

Please check all your entries before clicking the final “SUBMIT” button, as no editing will be allowed after submitting the form.

Step – 2: Payment Process

After completing the 1st step of the CMAT Exam application process, the candidate had to pay the application fee for the same. Payment of CMAT Exam application fee could be made either through online medium i.e. Net banking/Credit Card/Debit Card or through Challan to be deposited in SBI bank.

The last date of submitting the bank Challan was 11th Dec 2016. However, online payments were available until the last date.

Step – 3: Uploading of Documents and filling the remaining form

At the last stage of CMAT Exam application, the candidate had to complete his application form by uploading a valid photo and a signature of him/her. Following the document uploading, the candidate had to fill up the remaining entries asked by the CMAT Exam portal.

After filling the complete form, we advise you to go through all the details you have entered. Once the application process passes final submission, no further changes will be allowed.

Completing these three steps completed the application form for CMAT Exam.

Admit Card

The admit card for CMAT Exam was published on the website on 16th January 2017. The last date of downloading the admit card was 27th January 2017.

Examination Pattern

CMAT Exam was a 3-hour long computer-based test (CBT). The test paper had a total of 100 questions each carrying 4 marks. A total of 4 different sections defined the CMAT test paper.

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


The worst part of CMAT Exam was the negative marking. For each wrong answer, the candidate had to lose 1 mark.


CMAT Exam concluded with the declaration of results on 8th February 2017 on the official website.  Candidates could download the score card of their CMAT Exam performance from 9th February 2017.

Important Dates

Online application10th Oct – 25th Dec 2016.
Admit Card Download19th Jan – 27th Jan 2017
CMAT Exam date28th Jan 2017
29th Jan 2017
Declaration of CMAT Exam results8th Feb 2017.
Printout of CMAT Exam scorecards9th Feb 2017.
Link used forLink
CMAT 2017 official Website
CMAT 2017 eligibility
CMAT 2017 Test Cities
CMAT 2017 Merit list

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