CMAT 2019: Exam Date, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level management entrance exam which was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) till 2018. As per a recent announcement made by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the exam will now be conducted by the newly formed, National Testing Agency (NTA). However, the eligibility, pattern, and other details related to the exam will remain the same. All the AICTE-approved B-Schools accept the CMAT score for admission to their post-graduate management courses.

CMAT 2019 Latest Updates: As per a recent announcement by the HRD Ministry, CMAT 2019 exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The online application process will begin on 1st November 2018.

CMAT 2019 Quick Overview

Exam Name

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

Exam conducting authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test

Type of questions

Objective type questions

Number of questions


Number of Sections/Subjects

There will be 4 sections, and each section will comprise of 25 questions

Name of Subject/section

Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Comprehension, and General Awareness

Marking Scheme

4 marks will be given for every correct answer

Negative Marking

1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Duration of Exam

3 Hours

Available Application Forms

CMAT Exam 2019 Important Dates

About the CMAT 2019 Exam


Online Application Form Beginning Date

1st November 2018

Closing date of Online Application form

7th December 2018

Admit Card Issuance

7th January 2019

CMAT 2019 Exam Date

28th January 2019

The release of Answer Key

1st Week of February 2019 (Tentative)

Result Declaration date

10th February 2019

CMAT Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

A total of 100 objective type questions are asked in the CMAT exam from 4 different sections/subjects. Here is the section-wise distribution of questions and marks:

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Name of Subject

Number of Questions


Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness






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The total duration of the CBT is 180 minutes (3 hours). There is a negative marking scheme in the exam where 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

CMAT 2019 Syllabus

As of now, NTA has not prescribed any syllabus for the exam. However, considering the statement that there will be no change in the syllabus and exam pattern, CMAT syllabus would comprise of different topics from Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Language Comprehension, Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Aptitude.

CMAT Exam 2019 Eligibility


Candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Final year students of bachelor’s degree course whose result will be declared before the commencement of the academic year 2019-20 are also eligible to apply for the exam.

CMAT Exam 2019 Application Process

CMAT 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). As per the schedule released by NTA, the online registration process will begin from 1st November. Candidates are advised to register for the exam and complete the application process before 7th December. The CMAT application process can be completed through the following steps:

How to Fill CMAT 2019 Application Form:

  • Go to the official website of NTA -
  • Scroll down and click on “Management” section.
  • You will be redirected to the management exams page.
  • Click on ‘Registration’ button under CMAT exam section.
  • Enter the details asked for to complete the registration process.
  • Now log-in with the registration Id and password to complete the application process.
  • Provide all the details asked for such as personal information and educational qualification. Upload scanned images of required documents and make fee payment.
  • Review the completed application form before final submission.
  • You can take a printout of the completed application form for future reference.

CMAT 2019 Application Fee

Any revision in the application fee will be updated here after NTA releases the official CMAT notification. Here are the fee details as per last year’s notification:


Fee Amount

General/OBC (male candidates)

₹ 1400

All Female candidates

₹ 700


₹ 700

Mode of Fee Payment -

Registration Fee/application fee can be paid through both online or offline mode of payment. Online payment can be done through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card, and offline payment can be done through e-challan at SBI bank branches.

Other Details

CMAT 2019 Admit Card

CMAT Exam 2019 admit card will be released at the official NTA website on 7th January 2019. Candidates are required to login with their registered id and password to download the admit card. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination venue for appearing in the exam. Also, carry a valid ID proof to the examination centre.

CMAT Result 2019

As stated in the official schedule, the result of CMAT 2019 will be declared on 10th February 2019. Candidates will be able to check the result using their registered Id through the official NTA website. Detailed information will be available once the official notification comes.

CMAT 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will be the CMAT 2019 exam conducted?

As per the recent schedule released by NTA, the CMAT 2019 exam will be conducted on 28th January 2019.

Q: Where to get the application form for CMAT 2019?

Application form for CMAT 2019 will be made available at NTA’s official website - on 01st November 2018. Candidates are required to fill the application form online.

Q: When will the registration process begin?

The registration process will begin on 1st November 2018.

Q: What is the application fee for female candidate belonging to SC category?

The application fee for all the female candidates (from all categories) is ₹ 700/-.

Q: I am in the final year of Bachelor’s degree; can I apply for the exam?

You can apply for the exam only if the result of your final examination would be declared before the commencement of the academic year 2019-20 for the management courses.

Q: Is there any provision for negative marking in the exam?

Yes, negative marking scheme is followed for the exam. 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.


gaurav - December 17, 2018REPLY

when will be next upcoming exam for 2019-2021?

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The exam for 2019-20 is scheduled to be conducted on 28th January 2019.