CMAT 2021: Result, Exam Date, Admit Card, Application Process, Pattern & Syllabus


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level management entrance exam that 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 postgraduate management courses.

CMAT 2021 Latest Updates: 

  • CMAT 2021 result has been declared online by the National Testing Agency on 9th April 2021
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the computer-based CMAT 2021 examination on 31st March 2021 for admission into 1005 MBA colleges.
  • The examination will be held in two shifts, i.e. from 9 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. 
  • Those who have opted for “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” will get 30 minutes extra.
  • Aspirants can download the CMAT 2021 admit card from 24th March 2021.
  • NTA has invited online application for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2021) on its official website.
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the CMAT 2021 online at on or before 31st January 2021 (Extended date).
  • The last date for submission of the examination fee (through SBI/HDFC Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking & Paytm Payment Modes) is 31st January 2021.

CMAT 2021 Quick Overview -

Exam Name

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

Exam conducting authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

Courses Offered


Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (Online)

Type of questions

Objective type questions

Number of questions

100 MCQ



Number of Sections/Subjects

There will be 4 sections, and each section will comprise 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


CMAT Exam 2021 Important Dates

Here are the official dates for the CMAT 2021 exam -

CMAT 2021 Exam Events

Important Dates

Online Application Process Begins

23rd December 2020

Closing date of Online Application Process

31st January 2021 (Extended)

Last date of payment

31st January 2021 (Extended)

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01st to 02nd February 2021

Admit Card Issuance

24th March 2021

CMAT 2021 Exam

31st March 2021

Answer Key Availability

To be announced

Result Declaration

9th April 2021

CMAT Exam 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021-22 are also eligible to apply for the exam.

CMAT Exam 2021 Application Process

CMAT 2021 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 31st March 2021. The online registration process has begun on 23rd December 2020, while the last date to apply online is 31st January 2021. Candidates are advised to register for the exam and complete the application process before the last date of the exam. The CMAT application process can be completed through the following steps:

How to Fill CMAT 2021 Application Form -

  • Go to the official website of NTA.
  • Scroll down and click on the “Management” section.
  • You will be redirected to the management exams page.
  • Click on the ‘Registration’ button under the 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 2021 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




₹ 1600/-

₹ 1000/-


₹ 1000/-

₹ 1000/-


₹ 800/-

₹ 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 2021 Admit Card

CMAT exam 2021 admit card has been released on the official NTA website on 24th March 2021. 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 2021

The results of CMAT 2021 has been declared online by the National Testing Agency on 9th April 2021. Candidates will be able to check the result using their registered Id through the official NTA website. In order to obtain the CMAT 2021 result, one should need to pursue these steps:

  • Visit the official website of CMAT 2021.
  • Click on the relevant link and enter the communicating details which you get at the time of CMAT 2021 registrations (CMAT Exam Roll Number/Registration Number and Password).
  • Check the same and download it for further reference.

Details Mentioned on CMAT Scorecard

The CMAT 2021 result cum scorecard will contain the following details:

  • Candidate’s name and roll number
  • Candidate’s date of birth
  • Category and Gender
  • Father's name
  • CMAT registration number
  • CMAT score (sectional)
  • CMAT score (overall)
  • CMAT percentile (sectional)
  • CMAT percentile (overall)
  • CMAT 2021 rank
  • Qualifying status
  • Contact details of the candidate


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