Important things you must Know about the CMAT 2021 Exam

The Common Management Admission Test is conducted every year by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The CMAT 2021  Exam will be conducted for admission to MBA/PGDM in some of the best b-schools of the country.

It is estimated the CMAT 2021 Exam will be accepted by 1000+ management colleges located in different corners of the country.

As per the latest updates, the CMAT 2021 Exam is likely to be conducted in January through online mode.

The total CMAT 2021 Exam duration is of three hours, and students will be required to answer the question within the given time frame. The CMAT 2021 Exam will comprise of 100 questions from four sections namely,

  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

For the coming up CMAT 2021 entrance exam, the registration window is likely to open from the first week of November 2020.

CMAT 2021 Exam: Entrance Test Details  

S No Test Feature  Details 
1.  Exam Name  Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
2.  Exam Level National level
3.  Exam Conducting body  National Testing Agency 
4. Mode of Exam  Online 
5.  Exam Duration  3 hours
6.  Total Number of questions 100
7.  Total sections four
8.  Type of Questions MCQs
9.  Exam Language  English 
10.  Application Fee Rs 1,600 (General category male)

Rs 1,000 (General category female)

11.  Course offered  MBA and PGDM programmes 
12.  Total number of cities where the test will be conducted  75
13. Official Exam Website  https://www.nta.ac.in
14.  Exam Helpdesk Contact Details  0120-6895200

CMAT 2021 Exam: Schedule for 2021

The schedule for the coming up CMAT 2021 Exam is listed below. Aspirants are advised to mark their calendars accordingly. 

S No CMAT 2021 Events  Expected CMAT Schedule 
1. Opening of CMAT 2021 Registration window  The first week of November 2020 
2. Closure of CMAT 2021 Registration window Fourth week of November 2020 
3. Image Correction timeline  Second week of November to the first week of December 2020 
4. Release of Admit Card The fourth week of December 2020
5. Final CMAT 2021 Entrance Examination  The fourth week of January 2021
6. Release of answer keys for CMAT 2021  The fourth week of January 2021
7. Result Declaration  The first week of February 2021

CMAT 2021 Exam: Eligibility Criteria 

Before applying for the CMAT 2021 entrance test, aspirants must go through the eligibility criteria and guidelines to avoid disqualification.

The aspirants must have completed their graduation course in any discipline from a recognized university or college.

For students presently in the final year of the graduation programme, a passing certificate would be required during the time of admission.

For other guidelines, the candidates must visit the official website through the link mentioned above.

CMAT 2021 Exam: Test Pattern Details 

The CMAT entrance test will be conducted through an online mode. Each paper comprises of four distinct sections as mentioned above.

However, to score a good score in the test, the aspirants must be well-aware of the test pattern. Some of the details regarding the CMAT 2021 Test Pattern are mentioned below.

  • Total Number of Questions- 100
  • Number of Questions per section- 25
  • Marks Per Question- 4
  • Total Marks- 400
  • No negative marking scheme is followed 
  • There is no sectional time limit 
  • The difficulty level of the paper is moderate to difficult
  • The total test duration is 2 hours 

CMAT 2021 Exam: Examination Centre 

The CMAT 2021 Exam will be conducted in 75+ cities across India. Candidates can choose the test centre as per their comfort.

However, the candidates must make sure that the test centre is easily accessible and is as near as possible to their residence. The cities at which the test will be conducted are listed below.  

Port Blair Tirupathi Visakhapatnam Itanagar/Naharlagun
Guntur Vijayawada Amravati Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
Kurnool Dhule Nagpur Nanded
Nellore Mumbai/Navi Mumbai Sagar Kolhapur
Rajahmundry Nashik Dibrugarh Guwahati
Pune Patna Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar Rajkot
Chandigarh/Mohali Bhavnagar Mehsana Raipur
Solapur Muzaffarpur Bhilai Nagar/Durg Panaji/Madgaon
Thane Delhi/New Delhi Surat Anand
Bhubaneswar Sambalpur Dimapur Berhampur-Ganjam
Aizawl Kohima Shillong Imphal
Amritsar Puducherry Vadodara Ambala
Bilaspur Faridabad Gurugram Hissar
Hamirpur Solan Dhanbad Ranchi
Shimla Ludhiana Srinagar Jammu
Bhatinda Jaipur Jamshedpur Amritsar
Jodhpur kota Udaipur Sikar
Coimbatore Madurai Tiruchirappalli Chennai
Hyderabad/Secunderabad/Ran Ga Reddy Karimnagar Belagavi (Belgaum) Bengaluru
Tirunelveli Mangaluru Gulbarga Dharwad/Hubballi (Hubli)
Mysuru Leh Thiruvananthapuram Thrissur
Udupi/Manipal Kozhikode Ernakulam/Angamaly/Moovatt Upuzha Kottayam
Varanasi Meerut Kanpur Dehradun
Lucknow Noida/Greater Noida Gorakhpur Ghaziabad
Agra Agartala Allahabad Bareilly
Warangal Kolkata Bhopal Indore
Gwalior Roorkee Siliguri Kavaratti

A Few Guidelines For The CMAT 2021 Exam Day

  • The aspirant must only carry the admit card with them. Without the admit card, entry to the test centre will not be provided. 
  • Candidates are advised to reach the test centre at least 2 hours before the exam timing to avoid end moment hustle.
  • No electronic devices are allowed at the test venue. 
  • Apart from the admit card, the candidates must also carry their identity proof. Identity proof documents like Aadhar card, PAN card, Voter ID card, Driver’s License, etc. are acceptable. 

Some of the top colleges accepting CMAT 2021 scores

The following colleges will be accepting the CMAT 2021 Test scores. 

  • Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  • K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi
  • Indus Business Academy, Bangalore
  • JIMS, Rohini-Jagan Institute of Management Studies
  • Taxila Business School, Jaipur
  • KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • AIMS Institutes, Bangalore
  • Christ University – Institute of Management

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