CMAT Exams 2019

CMAT 2019 Exams: Important Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level common 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. The CMAT score is accepted by all the AICTE-approved B-Schools for admission to their post-graduate management courses.


CMAT 2019 Latest Updates: As per a recent announcement by the HRD Ministry, CMAT 2019 exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The online application process will begin on 22ndOctober 2018.

Quick Overview

Exam Name Common Management Admission Test
Exam conducting authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Official Website
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test
Type of questions Objective type questions
Number of questions 100
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 2019 Important Dates

About the Exam Details
CMAT Exam Date 27th January 2019
Beginning date of the Online Application Form 22nd October 2018
Closing date of Online Application form 15th December 2018
Admit Card Issuance 1st Week of January 2019 (Tentative)
Release of Answer Key 1st Week of February 2019 (Tentative)
Result Declaration date 3rd Week of February 2019 (Tentative)

CMAT Exam 2019 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 2019 Exam pattern

Name of Subject Number of Questions Marks
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400

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 2019 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 2019 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 2019-20 are also eligible to apply for the exam.

CMAT Exam 2019 Application Process

CMAT 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). As per the schedule released by NTA, the online registration process will begin from 22nd October. Candidates are advised to register for the exam and complete the application process before 15th December. The CMAT application process can be completed through the following steps:

  • 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 2019 Application Fee

Any revision in the application fee will be updated here after the official CMAT notification is released by NTA. Here are the fee details as per last year’s notification:

Categories Fee Amount
General/OBC (male candidates) ₹ 1400
All Female candidates ₹ 700
SC/ST/PWD ₹ 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 Exam 2019 Admit Card

CMAT 2019 admit cards will be released at the official NTA website. 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 Exam 2019 Result

As stated in the official schedule, the result of CMAT 2019 will be declared in the last week of February 2019. 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.

CMAT 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will be the CMAT 2019 exam conducted?

As per the recent schedule released by NTA, the CMAT 2019 exam will be conducted on 27th January 2019.

Q: Where to get the application form for CMAT 2019?

Application form for CMAT 2019 will be made available at NTA’s official website – Candidates are required to fill the application form online.

Q: When will the registration process begin?

The registration process will begin on 22nd October 2018.

Q: What is the application fee for female candidate belonging to SC category?

The application fee for all the female candidates (from all categories) is ₹ 700/-.

Q: I am in the final year of Bachelor’s degree; can I apply for the exam?

You can apply for the exam only if the result of your final examination would be declared before the commencement of the academic year 2019-20 for the management courses.

Q: Is there any provision for negative marking in the exam?

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

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