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Latest Updates About CMAT 2017 Exams: Important Exam Dates; Application Procedure; Eligibility Criteria; Application Fee; Admit Card; Exam’s Pattern; Result


CMAT (Common management admission test) is a national level entrance exam which is organised and conducted by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). This is a kind of a combined admission test of management by all those colleges which are approved by the AICTE. On qualifying this exam’s, candidate becomes eligible for admission in management programmes of all reputed B-Schools (provided approved by the AICTE).

AICTE in view of the burgeoning difficulties of candidates to take multiple exam’s of management like – CAT, XAT, N-MAT, CMAT, SNAP etc., in a year, decided to hold one common entrance exams, CMAT. Since 2012, CMAT is conducted every year and lakhs of candidates undertake this exam.

Eligibility for CMAT Exam

Nationality – The candidate should be an Indian Citizen.

Educational Qualification- The candidate should be graduate to become eligible for this exam. He should have obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognised university under the UGC.

Those candidates who are appearing in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply for the exams. 

CMAT Exam Admission Process

Candidates can apply for the CMAT Exams only through the online mode only. There is no provision for the offline mode of application form submission. The candidate is required to first of all visit the official website of the CMAT and get himself registered to make the payment of his application fee. From October 10th, 2016, the application form was available online. Candidates after paying their application fee become eligible to fill their application form by December 28th, 2016. Candidates are advised that after filling the application form they should take the print out of it for its future references or uses.

How To Apply

  • Visit the official website of the CMAT.
  • He must get himself registered first by entering details about his Name, Parents name, Address, Email id, Mobile number etc.
  • Once the candidate gets himself registered he is given the login id and password to access the Application form.
  • In the next step, the candidate should pay the Registration fee. He can pay the registration fee both through the online mode as well as the offline mode.  
  • The Application form should be filled with all the necessary details of the candidate including his personal details and educational background information. He should provide the valid email id and mobile number also.
  • The application form should be submitted along with the recent photographs and the signature. The size of the scanned copy of the photograph should be in the dimensions of 140 x 160. It should not exceed the 60 kb.  Similarly the signature should not exceed the 30 kb size and it should be within the dimensional size of 60 x90.
  • Give your preference for the centre of examination.
  • Before clicking of the final button of submission, candidate should for once check the application form thoroughly.

Application/Registration Fee of CMAT 2017, Exam


Application Fee

General candidate

Rs. 1400.


Rs. 700.


Rs. 700.

The Application fee can be paid online through the Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking. Candidate can also pay their fee through the offline mode by  paying in cash at any SBI Bank branch. 

CMAT Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

About the CMAT Exam


Mode of Exam

Computer based test.

Type of questions

Objective type questions.

Number of questions


Number of Sections/Subjects

There will be 4 sections. Each section will of question paper will comprise of 25 questions.

Name of Subject/section

There are four subjects from which questions are asked - Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Comprehension, General Awareness.

Marking Scheme

4 marks will be given for every correct answer.

Negative Marking

1 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Duration of Exam

3 Hours.

Marking Distribution and Questions in the CMAT 2017, Exam

Name of Subject

Number of Questions


Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



Data Interpretation and Quantitative aptitude



General Awareness






CMAT Exam Important Dates

About the Exam


CMAT Exam Date

January 28th and 29th, 2017.

Beginning date of the Online Application Form

October 10th, 2016.

Closing date of Online Application form

December 28th,2016

Admit Card Issuance

January 16th, 2017.

Release of Answer Key

2 week after the examination.

Result Declaration date

February 10th, 2017.

Admit Card Issuance of CMAT 2017, Exam

Candidate can download their admit card from the official website of the CMAT from January 16th, 2017. They can get it by entering details about their Registration id and password. They must keep the hard copy of their Admit Card along with themselves on the centre of examination. If the candidate fail to produce the admit card he will not be allowed to take up the exam. Along with the admit card candidate should also keep his photograph and the ID proof.

Note – Candidates belonging to the category of SC/ST are required to carry the copy of their reserved category. Similarly candidate who belongs to the disability category they should also keep with themselves the copy of their special category candidate.

Result Declaration of CMAT 2017, Exam

The result of the CMAT 2017, Exam will be declared on the February 10th, 2017. Candidates can check their results online by entering details about their name, date of birth and the application number. Candidates are also given the SMS alerts when the result of the exam is declared.


Q.1 When will the CMAT 2017 Exam is scheduled?

The aforesaid exam will be conducted on the 28th and 29th of January, 2017.

Q.2 How to get the Application form of the CMAT 2017 Exam?

Those candidates who wish to apply for the exam does can get the application from the online. They should visit the official website of the CMAT and get themselves registered first. After that they should pay their registration fee which will lead them to the link of the application form, which they can fill and submit.

Q.3 What is beginning date and the closing date of the CMAT 2017 Exam?

The Application form is available from the October 10th, 2016 to December 28th, 2016.

Q.4 How much is the Application fee of the CMAT 2017 Exam?

The Application fee or the registration fee for the exam is Rs.1400 for the general category candidates. While the same for the reserved category of candidate SC/ST and PwD it is Rs.700.

Q.5 What is the criteria of eligibility of the CMAT 2017 Exam?

The conditions of eligibility criteria are - the candidate should be an Indian Citizen and should have done his Bachelor’s in any discipline from any college which has been recognised by the UGC. Those candidates who are in the final years of their colleges are also eligible to apply for the exams as the appearing candidates.

Q.6 What type of questions are asked in the CMAT 2017 Exam?

The questions in the CMAT exams are of objective type. Each question has multiple answers and the candidate is required to select one of the correct answers from the given options. There are 100 questions in the CMAT exam and the total marks for which the exam is conducted is of 400 marks. There are 4 sections in the question paper and each section of the question paper comprises of 25 questions. For every correct answer a candidate is given 4 marks and for every incorrect answer 1 mark is deducted.

Q.7 Is there any scheme of negative marking in the CMAT 2017 Exam?

Yes there is a scheme of negative marking in the aforesaid exams. For every incorrect answer 1 mark is deducted. Each correct answer carries 4 marks.

Q.8 What are the areas from which questions are asked in the CMAT 2017 Exam?

There are four areas from where the question are asked in the CMAT Exam These areas are – Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.

Q.9 When to get the Admit card of the CMAT 2017 Exam?

The admit card is available for the candidate from the January 16th, 2017. Candidate can download their admit card online. They should visit the official website of the CMAT and enter their details and they will get their admit card. They must get the print copy of the admit card.

Q.10 When will the result of the CMAT 2017, Exam will be announced?

The result for the CMAT 2017 Exam will be announced on February 10th, 2017. Candidate can see their results online by entering details about their name, date of birth and application number/id.