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CMAT 2023 Registration Know CMAT Application Date, Fees & Process to Apply
CMAT 2023 Registration Know CMAT Application Date, Fees & Process to Apply

CMAT 2023 Registration: Know CMAT Application Date, Fees & Process to Apply

Common Management Aptitude Test, or CMAT, is an entrance exam for management programs at the national level in India that is administered by NTA to students seeking admission to MBA or PGDM programs. Since 2018, NTA has been in charge of the CMAT exam, which was previously administered by AICTE under the direction of the Indian government.

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  • Common Management Aptitude Test, or CMAT, is an entrance exam for management programs at the national level in India that is administered by NTA to students seeking admission to MBA or PGDM programs. Since 2018, NTA has been in charge of the CMAT exam, which was previously administered by AICTE under the direction of the Indian government.
  • CMAT 2023: The NTA anticipates holding CMAT 2023 during the final week of March 2023. The CMAT 2023 application will likely be made available in January or February 2023. Candidates for CMAT 2023 must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • The CMAT 2023 exam structure is not anticipated to change. The 3-hour CMAT 2023 will be administered online using a computer.
  • The CMAT Syllabus is broken down into five sections: General Awareness, Quantitative Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
  • To gain a sense of the key points from each area, it is advisable to look over and complete CMAT question papers from prior years.
  • For prestigious colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, and GIM, the CMAT cutoff score is anticipated to be higher than 320.

CMAT 2023 Key Points

CMAT Full formCommon Management Aptitude Test
CMAT Exam Conducting BodyNTA 
CMAT Exam LevelNational
CMAT Exam ModeOnline
Number of Questions100 MCQs 
Number of Sections in CMAT exam
CMAT Exam SyllabusLanguage Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Quant & DI, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship
CMAT Exam Duration180 minutes 
Mode of CMAT Application FormOnline
Number of AttemptsNo Restriction
CMAT Official

CMAT 2023 Exam Dates

Start of CMAT 2023 RegistrationLast week of January 2023
Last date to submit the online application formLast week of February 2023
CMAT Form CorrectionThe first week of March 2023
CMAT Admit Card ReleaseThe second week of March 2023
CMAT 2023 Exam DateLast week of March 2023
Answer key releaseThe second week of April 2023
Result AnnouncementLast week of April 202

CMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must review the minimal requirements for eligibility before beginning the application procedure in order to register for the exam.


A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, in any discipline from an accredited university, is required.

No minimum cumulative grade point average is needed to apply for the CMAT 2023 exam.


The CMAT 2023 exam is open to applicants of any age.

Graduate students

Final-year students may also register for the CMAT 2023 exam if their results will be available before the start of admissions for the academic year 2023–2024.

There is no restriction on the number of times a student may attempt the exam.

Process for Registering for CMAT 2023, Costs, and Documents Needed

On the online page, the CMAT 2023 Application Form will be made accessible for download. The entire application process is done online. Below is a detailed description of the application process in detail.

  • The registration period for CMAT 2023 will probably start in the final week of January 2023.
  • Interested and qualified applicants must complete the application and register on the official website in order to apply for CMAT 2023.
  • Candidates must submit application fees of INR 1000 for reserved categories and INR 2000 for general nominations.
  • Upload only scanned copies of your identification and your signature in the format specified.
  • Be sure to double-check all the pertinent information before submitting the CMAT application.

CMAT 2023 Application Fee

Application fees for the CMAT 2023 vary depending on the candidate's category. The complete cost schedule is listed below:

For General/OBC candidatesINR 2000
For SC/ST candidatesINR 1000

Statistics of CMAT Registration

Every year, more than 80000 students sign up for the CMAT exam, and on average, about 80% of those students take the test. After the test is over, NTA will reveal statistics on the categories and genders of applicants who enrolled for and took the CMAT 2023.

The data for CMAT test takers and applications for the exam held on April 9, 2022, is shown below. Only 51144 of the 58956 candidates who enrolled for the CMAT exam the previous year showed up.

CMAT Exam Cities 2023

More than 245 testing locations in 125+ major cities across the nation will host the CMAT 2023 exam. When registering for the CMAT exam, candidates can select up to 4 test cities.

StateCity Name
Andhra PradeshNellore
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry
ChhattisgarhBhilai Nagar/Durg
Himachal PradeshShimla
Himachal PradeshSolan

CMAT Exam Pattern for 2023

Candidates taking the CMAT exam must complete 100 questions in three hours while the exam is being administered online (computer-based). NTA has updated the CMAT Exam Pattern. Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship will be the five components of the CMAT 2023 exam. Below is a description of the CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern's structure.

SectionNumber of questions
Language Comprehension20
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation20
Logical Reasoning20
General Awareness20
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (optional)20

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. When will CMAT 2023 online registration process start?

Ans. The online CMAT 2023 Registration is expected to begin in January 2023. The entire procedure to apply will be online on the official website-

Q2 Who will conduct the CMAT exam?

Ans. CMAT exam is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) since 2018. Before this, the test was conducted by AICTE as per the instructions of the Government of India.

Q3. How many selection stages are there in CMAT 2023 exam?

Ans. CMAT 2023 exam will be conducted in 3 stages including the Entrance examination, Group Discussion Round, and Personal Interview Round.

Q4. Will my CMAT Scores be considered by IIMs?

Ans. No, CMAT exam scores will not be considered by IIMs. IIMs accept only CAT scores for offering admission into MBA courses. However, CMAT exam scores are accepted by many renowned colleges all over the country.

Q5. What are the minimum educational eligibility criteria to apply for CMAT 2023 exam?

Ans. Candidates planning to apply to CMAT 2023 exam must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Also, the final-year students are eligible to apply.

Q6. Will there be any negative marking in CMAT 2023 Exam?

Ans. Yes, as per CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern, candidates will lose 1 mark for every incorrect answer, while will get 4 marks for each correct answer.

Q7. Before filling out the CMAT application form, am I supposed to register?

Ans. Yes, before filling out CMAT application form 2023, candidates are supposed to register themselves on the official website of NTA by mentioning their basic credentials.

Q8. What are the expected sectional Cut Offs for CMAT 2023?

Ans. The expected sectional cutoffs for CMAT 2023 based on the previous year are:

SectionExpected Cut Off
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation50
Language Comprehension50
Logical Reasoning40
General Awareness45
Innovation and Entrepreneurship40

Q9. Are CMAT Scores accepted by KJ Somaiya, Mumbai?

Ans. Yes, CMAT exam scores are accepted by KJ Somaiya, Mumbai. CMAT exam scores are also accepted by some of the other top colleges in the country:

Q10. How many times is the CMAT exam conducted every year?

Ans. CMAT exam is conducted once every year usually in the month of March/ April. This year also CMAT 2023 will be held in a single shift in the last week of March 2023.

Q11. What are the top colleges providing admission on the basis of CMAT scores?

Ans. The top CMAT score accepting colleges are - 

JBIMS, Mumbai N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
SIMSREE (Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education), MumbaiGreat Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), Chennai
SIMSR, MumbaiPrin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
IPE, HyderabadPUMBA, Pune
Q12. Is the CMAT exam tougher than other MBA exams like CAT?

Ans. The CMAT exam is not as difficult as the CAT exam. CMAT is of moderate difficulty and it will be easier for candidates preparing for other management competitive exams like CAT and XAT.

Q13. Are 4 months enough to prepare for the CMAT exam?

Ans. 4 months is a considerable amount of time to prepare for the CMAT exam if you are able to devote around 6-7 hours every day. CMAT preparation involves clearing basic concepts, practicing questions from important topics of the CMAT syllabus, and attempting at least 20-25 mock tests and sample papers.

Q14. What are the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the CMAT exam?

Ans. Candidates must fulfill the basic minimum eligibility mentioned below to apply for CMAT:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • No upper age limit has been set by NTA
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with no minimum aggregate score criteria
  • Final-year students can also apply for the CMAT exam.
Q15. What is the duration of the CMAT exam?

Ans. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes for attempting 100 MCQs divided equally into 5 sections. There is no sectional time limit.

Q16. How many questions are asked in the CMAT exam?

Ans. The total number of questions in the CMAT 2023 exam is 100. These 100 questions are divided into 5 sections with each section comprising 20 questions.

Q17. What is the application fee for CMAT 2023?

Ans. The category-wise CMAT Application fee for 2023 is:

  • General: INR 2000
  • OBC (NCL)/EWS: INR 1000
  • SC/ ST/ PwD: INR 1000

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