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"CMAT 2016-17"

AICTE will conduct the CMAT as an entrance test for admission to the colleges that offer MBA and for those which run postgraduate diploma in management programs. All the B-Schools recognized by AICTE can and are expected to accept the CMAT Score.
CMAT 2016-17
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Common Management Admission Test 

CMAT 2016 - 17 (First TEST) 

CMAT 2016-17 First Test Notification is expected to be out in last week of July 2015.

CMAT 2016-17 Information

1. CMAT 2016-17 First Test Notification

2. CMAT Registration

3. CMAT Exam Date/Important Dates

4. CMAT First Test Eligibility

5. CMAT Test Fee

6. Mode of Payment 

7. List of Test Centers for CMAT First Test

8. CMAT Syllabus/ Pattern

9.  Important

10. Admission Process

11. (FAQs)

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CMAT 2016-17 First Test Notification

  • CMAT 2016-17 First Test Notification is expected to be out in last week of July 2015.
  • CMAT 2016-17 First Test exam dates are likely to be in the 3rd week of September 2015
  • CMAT 2016-17 First Test Registration should start within one or two days after Notification is out. It will be open for one month.
  • In all probability CMAT 2016-17 First Test should be out by first week of November 2015

AICTE will conduct the CMAT as an entrance test for admission to the colleges that offer MBA and for those which run postgraduate diploma in management programs. All the B-Schools recognized by AICTE can and are expected to accept the CMAT Score. 

AICTE will be conducting CMAT TWO TIMES in a year. The candidates will be given two opportunities to appear in CMAT; first in September 2015 and second in February 2016.

The better of two scores will be used for admission for 2016-17.

  • The test is scheduled to be conducted within a 4 day test window.
  • The candidates will have option of selecting date and city for appearing in the test.

CMAT Registration

  • Online registration Online from 6th November, 2014 to 15th January, 2015 on website www.aicte-cmat.in
  • Choice of 3 dates and 3 cities of India for online examination in the order of preference.
  • First come first served; actual allotment subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.

CMAT Exam Date/ Important Dates - Will be Updated Soon

Registration Start date


Registration End date


Admit Card download date


CMAT 2015-16 Exam Window

19-02-2015 to 22-02-2015

CMAT Result declaration


Print out of Score Cards

25-03-2015 to 25-04-2015


CMAT First Test Eligibility

  • Graduates with 50% in any discipline
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply

Test Fee 

  • General/OBC: Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable
  • SC/ST/PD: Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable

Note: Fee once remitted is not refunded under any circumstance.

Mode of Payment 

  • Net Banking / Credit / Debit Card: Online through www.aicte-cmat.in
  • Cash: Payment Through challan generated online and Cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India.

List of Test Centers for CMAT First Test

The CMAT First Test (2016-17) is expected to be conducted in 23 Indian (States and Union Territories) covering the following cities:

1. Agartala 
2. Ahmedabad 
3. Ahmednagar 
4. Allahabad 
5. Amravati 
6. Amritsar 
7. Aurangabad 
8. Bangalore
9. Bareilly 
10. Bhavnagar 
11. Bhopal 
12. Bhubaneswar 
13. Bhuj 
14. Chandigarh
15. Chennai 
16. Coimbatore
17. Davangere 
18. Dehradun 
19. Delhi 
20. Dhanbad 
21. Dharwad

22. Durgapur 
23. Gulbarga 
24. Gurgaon 
25. Guwahati 
26. Gwalior
27. Hyderabad 
28. Indore
29. Jabalpur
30. Jaipur 
31. Jammu
32. Jamshedpur
33. Jodhpur 
34. Kanpur 
35. Kochi 
36. Kolhapur 
37. Kolkata
38. Kozhikode 
39. Lucknow
40. Ludhiana
41. Mangalore 
42. Meerut

43. Mumbai
44. Mysore
45. Nagpur 
46. Nasik 
47. Navi Mumbai 
48. Noida
49. Panaji 
50. Patna 
51. Pune 
52. Rajkot
53. Raipur 
54. Ranchi 
55. Shimla
56. Srinagar 
57. Surat 
58. Trivandrum 
59. Udaipur
60. Vadodara
61. Varanasi
62. Visakhapatnam

(Note: AICTE reserves the right to change or cancel any test venue / center and / or change the test time and dates at their own discretion)

CMAT Syllabus/Pattern of the CMAT First Test

No. of sections: The computer-based CMAT First Test 2016 – 2017 will have the following four sections with multiple choice questions. (MCQ)

S. No.

Type of Questions

No. of questions

Maximum Marks


Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation




Logical reasoning




Language comprehension




General Awareness









  • Expected Duration of the CMAT: 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • Expected Time per section in CMAT: 45 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme for CMAT: 4 marks per correct answer.
  • Incorrect answers will carry a penalty of 1 mark.

Admission Process

  • The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Government for allotting the students through central counseling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure
  • In case there is no central counseling, scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved institutes/University departments.

CMAT First Test 2016 - 2017: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Format of CMAT First Test 2016 - 2017

Q. Is CMAT going to be conducted ONLINE? 
A. CMAT will be a computer-based test (CBT). A candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.

Q. How is the computer-based format different from the paper-based format?
A. The format of the test is more or less the same except that a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading on a paper booklet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on an answer sheet.

Q. Can I take the test from any computer?
A. No. A candidate will have to test on a pre-assigned workstation and will not have a choice to choose his or her workstation, in the testing venue

Test Duration & CMAT Syllabus/ Pattern

Q. How many sections are there in the test?
A. There will be four sections in the test. The sections are

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Verbal Ability / Language Comprehension
  3. Numerical Ability + Data Interpretation
  4. General Awareness

Q. How many questions are there in each of these sections?
A. There will be 25 questions in each section.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. The duration of test will be 180 minutes 

Q. Can I move back and forth between the four sections?
A. Yes, you can

Q. Will there be negative marking in CMAT exam?
A. Yes, each incorrect answer will carry a penalty of 1 mark

Scheduling & Registration

Q. Who is eligible to take the test? 
A. Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses can apply for CMAT

Q. Can I appear for CMAT for practice purpose, though I am aware that I am not eligible?
A. No, anyone not eligible cannot appear for this test

Q. Is there any age restriction for appearing in CMAT?
A. No, there is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT.

Q. What is the fee for the test?
A. The fee is Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable for General / OBC candidates. If you belong to the SC/ST/PD (Physically disabled) category then you need to pay a discounted fee of Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable

Q. Where do I pay my fees?
A. Candidates are required to pay registration fee either by Online (Credit / Debit cards / Net banking) or Depositing cash in any branch of State Bank of India.

Q. When and how do I register for CMAT 2016 - 2017?
A. Online registration is open for CMAT First Test. Additional instructions for the online application and registration process will be available on the website www.mbarendezvous.com as well as on official website: www.aicte-cmat.in

Q. Can I use someone else’s email id like my coaching institute’s or a friend’s email address while registering for CMAT?
A. No, you need to have a valid and unique email address of yourself which you will be using at least for the next six months

Q. Can I pay the fees through Bank Demand Draft or Cheque?
A. No. Fees can only be paid online or through cash deposit in any of the SBI bank branch.

Q. When will CMAT be held and can I choose a test city?
A. CMAT First Test notification is likely to be announced soon, you can select up-to 3 cities giving order of preference towards your test city. The first choice of city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in the particular city.

Q. From where can I get the list of test cities?
A. A list of test cities will be available on the website www.mbarendezvous.com as well as on the official website www.aicte-cmat.in

Q. When will I get my Admit Card?
A. You can PRINT your ADMIT CARD by going to website www.aicte-cmat.in  after CMAT First Test notification.

Q. What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?
A. The admit card will contain the name of the candidate, CMAT Roll number, test date, time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address and instructions for the candidate.

Q. Will the Admit Card be sent to me as a hard copy by mail?
A. No. Apart from ADMIT CARD available ONLINE on the website, the admit card will be sent to the email address provided by you. It is therefore, mandatory for you to have a valid email account throughout the selection process.

Note: Admit Card is a mandatory requirement in order to take the test. You must bring a print out of your Admit Card to the test center.

Q. What are the different Time Slots of the Test?
A. A typical testing day for CMAT will have 2 exam sessions. Session timings are as follows:

  1. Session 1: Testing will begin at 9:30 AM.
    Candidates are required to arrive at the test center no later than 8:00 AM for security checks, identity verification, and checking in.
  2. Session 2: Testing will begin at 2:30 PM.
    Candidates are required to arrive at the test center no later than 1:00 PM for security checks, identity verification, and checking in.

Q. Can I appear for CMAT First Test (2016-17) more than once during the 5-days testing window? 
A. No. You can appear for CMAT First Test (2016-17) only once. It will be deemed a fraudulent activity if one attempts to appear for CMAT First Test (2016-17) more than once. Admit Cards and picture IDs of the candidates will be checked, and candidate pictures and biometric information will also be captured at the test center.

Q. What are the timings to contact the helpline?
A. The FAQs, IVRS and online instructions are designed to enable self-service. You are requested to use these tools which can guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then CMAT Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email 24x7

Helpline number: 022- 40679404 

Fax number: 022- 25814283 

E-mail id: customercare@aicte-cmat.in

Phone support availability: 6th November, 2014 to 25th April, 2015 (24X7)

Changing of preferred test city

Q. Can I change my preferred test city after I have submitted my form?
A. No. Data cannot be changed once the form is finally submitted.

Q. Can I cancel the test?
A. No. Under no circumstances will a cancellation/refund be allowed.

Q. If I do not take my test, will I be eligible for a refund?
A. No. Your fees will not be refunded in case you do not appear for your test as per your scheduled location, date and time

Testing Day

Q. What is the duration and pattern of the test? 
A. The total duration is 3 hours. CMAT is a multiple choice test, delivered in 4 sections; the actual test will contain 100 questions. For further details, refer to Test Duration &CMAT Syllabus/ Pattern.

Q. Do I have any breaks during the test?
A. No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.

Q. Will I be provided with any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test?
A. At the test center, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the Administrator.

Q. What is the reporting time for the test?
A. One Hour and Thirty minutes prior to the test time. For the test beginning at 9.30 am, you must reach the test center no later than 8:00 AM. Similarly for the test beginning at 2.30 pm, you must reach the test center no later than 1:00 PM.

Q. What are the identification documents, required to be carried to the test center?
A. Candidates will need to bring the following identification documents on the test day:

  1. CMAT First Test (2016-17) Admit Card with recent passport sized photo pasted on it.
  2. At least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. The name on your photo identification must match your name as entered in the CMAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification types are limited to Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if photo identification is not presented.
  3. Notarized copy of Xth Mark sheet or equivalent Important: Admit Card and one photo identification, mentioned above, are mandatory in order to take test.

(Note: You will have to store all other personal items at the test center at your own risk. Please do not bring any other items to the test center, as they are not permitted into the testing center.)

Q. Does the name need to match with the names appearing on the identification documents?
A. Yes. Your name needs to be exactly identical to the name on your Xth Mark sheet or equivalent.

(Note: - If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the relevant document mentioned below and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a program.

  • Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change Document)

Q. What are the permitted materials I can bring with me to the test center?
A. None. You will not be permitted to bring any personal items to the test center, including but not limited to wrist-watch, cell phones, calculators, etc.


Q. Will I get to see my scores on the test day?
A. No

Q. Within how many days can I expect the results?
A. CMAT First Test (2016-17) results date will be declared within one month. Check at website  www.aicte-cmat.in

Other Information 

Q. If I do not get my Admit Card, whom should I contact?
A. You need to login on the website www.aicte-cmat.in using your username & password and select “Admit Card” to print your Admit Card directly from the website.

Q. Can I make any changes to my postal address after I have submitted my application form?
A. No, once you submit your application form, there is no way to change your information.

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