CMAT 2020: 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 postgraduate management courses.

CMAT 2020 Latest Updates: CMAT 2020 exam schedule is out. The exam will be conducted on 24th January 2020. The online application process will begin on 1st November 2019. CMAT exam is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards.

CMAT 2020 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


CMAT Exam 2020 Important Dates

Here are the tentative dates for the CMAT 2020 exam -

CMAT 2020 Exam Events

Important Dates

Online Application Form Begins

1st November 2019

Closing date of Online Application Process

30th November 2019

Admit Card Issuance

24th December 2019

CMAT 2020 Exam

24th January 2020

Answer Key Availability

Last week of January 2020

Result Declaration

3rd February 2020

CMAT Exam 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020-21 are also eligible to apply for the exam.

CMAT Exam 2020 Application Process

CMAT 2020 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The online registration process will begin on 1st November 2019. 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Admit Card

CMAT exam 2020 admit card will be released at the official NTA website on  24th December 2020. 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 2020

As stated in the official schedule, the result of CMAT 2020 will be declared on 3rd February 2020. 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.


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gaurav - December 17, 2018REPLY

when will be next upcoming exam for 2019-2021?

Exams Planner - December 24, 2018REPLY

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