CMAT 2023: Application Form (Released), Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern & Syllabus

Last Modified on : 08 May 2024

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 2023 Latest Updates: 

  • Notification for CMAT 2023 was released on 13th February 2023.
  • Application Form can be filled in by candidates from 13th February 2023 and the last date to submit the application form is 6th March 2023.
  • The last date to submit the fee will be 6th March 2023.

CMAT 2023 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

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CMAT Exam 2023 Important Dates

Here are the official dates for the CMAT 2023 exam -

CMAT 2023 Exam Events

Important Dates

Online Application Process Begins

13th February 2023

Closing date of Online Application Process

6th March 2023

Last date of payment

6th March 2022

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To be announced

Admit Card Issuance

To be announced

CMAT 2023 Exam

To be announced

Answer Key Availability

To be announced

Result Declaration

To be announced

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CMAT Exam 2023 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 2023 Exam Pattern

Name of Subject

Number of Questions


Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness



Innovation & Entrepreneurship






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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 2023 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, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Aptitude.

CMAT Exam 2023 Eligibility


The 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 2022-23 are also eligible to apply for the exam.

CMAT Exam 2023 Application Process

CMAT 2023 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The online registration process has begun on 13th February 2023, while the last date to apply online is 6th March 2023. 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 2023 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 2023 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




₹ 2,000/-

₹ 1,000/-


₹ 1,000/-

₹ 1,000/-


₹ 1,000/-

₹ 1,000/-


₹ 1,000/-

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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.

CMAT Exam 2023 Other Details

CMAT 2023 Admit Card

CMAT exam 2023 admit card will be released on the official NTA. Candidates are required to log in 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 valid ID proof to the examination center.

CMAT Result 2023

The results of CMAT 2023 will be declared online by the National Testing Agency. Candidates will be able to check the result using their registered Id through the official NTA website. In order to obtain the CMAT 2023 result, one should need to pursue these steps:

  • Visit the official website of CMAT 2023.
  • Click on the relevant link and enter the communicating details that you get at the time of CMAT 2023 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 2023 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 2023 rank
  • Qualifying status
  • Contact details of the candidate

If you are looking for CMAT 2023 Frequently Asked Questions - Click Here.

CMAT Exam Frequently Asked Questions

No, there is no age restriction for taking the CMAT exam.

Yes, the CMAT score will be considered for all the PG programmes (management) offered by the AICTE-approved institutes.

Yes, if the institute is recognised, you are eligible for the exam.

The reporting time for the exam will be mentioned on the CMAT 2023 admit card.

No. From the academic year 2016-17 onwards, the exam is being conducted only once a year.

The CMAT exam is conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT).

CMAT exam is the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted for admission to post-graduate management courses offered at AICTE-approved B-schools.

The dates are yet to be announced.

The Dates are yet to be announced.

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

You can apply for the exam only if the result of your final examination would be declared before the commencement of the academic year 2022-23 for the management courses.

The application fee for female candidates from SC category is Rs 700/-.

The registration process has already begun for CMAT 2023 on 13th February 2022. While the last date to apply online is 6th March 2023.

Application form for CMAT 2023 will be made available at NTA’s official website -

The CMAT 2023 exam will be conducted tentatively in April 2023.


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