CMAT 2021 Exam Date Admit Card, Login, Syllabus, Pattern

CMAT 2021 Application Begins : November 2020

Information on CMAT Exam

CMAT 2021 exam is in January 2021. CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) starting the year 2020. Earlier the CMAT exam was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

CMAT Syllabus 2021 : Download Free PDF of Latest CMAT Syllabus

NTA will conduct CMAT 2021 exam for admission to the colleges that offer MBA and PGDM programs. The CMAT 2021 exam is a three-hour computer based online test. The exam for CMAT 2021 will be conducted in two sessions – Morning and Evening. CMAT 2021 exam permits B-schools to screen candidates that best suit their prerequisites.


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The exam pattern of CMAT 2021 is such that it tests an applicant's ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehensionand General Awareness. The CMAT 2021 result and CMAT 2021 score are accepted by 1000AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.


CMAT 2021 Important Dates

CMAT 2021 Application Begins

November 2020

CMAT 2021 Application Ends

December 2020 

CMAT 2021 Online Registration Window

Nov’20 – Nov’20

CMAT 2021 Admit Card

December 2020

CMAT 2021 Exam

January 2021

CMAT 2021 Exam Schedule

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

CMAT 2021 Exam Duration

3 hours or 180 minutes

CMAT 2021 Answer Key Release

February 2021

CMAT 2021 Result Declaration

February 2021

CMAT 2021 Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India
  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for 2021-23 can also apply for CMAT online exam
  • There is no age bar.

CMAT Exam Registration 

Pre-essentials before beginning Registration for CMAT-2021: We recommend you to prepare before beginning the CMAT registration process:

  1. Computer with good Internet connection.
  2. Qualification details as candidates need to enter them while enlisting for CMAT exam.
  3. Keep a scanned copy of colored passport size photograph. It should be clear photo taken on a white background. The size of this photo should be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
  4. Keep a scanned copy of signature with blue or black pen. The size should be less than 30 kb
  5. A Valid e-mail id which the candidates will be using at least for the next 6 months. All communication will be done on this e-mail id which candidates will enter while registering for CMAT exam.
  6. A Valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number.
  7. A valid Credit / Debit card in case candidates want to pay ONLINE.

The following steps are for registering for CMAT 2021:

  1. Go to and click on ‘Fill Application form’
  2. Fill the Online Application Form
  3. Upload your scanned photo & signature
  4. Pay the examination fee using –
    1. Debit/Credit Card
    2. Net Banking/UPI/ E-wallet of various service providers through SBIMOPS
  5. Download the confirmation page.
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CMAT 2021 Exam Registration Fees



CMAT 2021 Examination Fee*


General/OBC & SC/ST/PWD


INR 1400


INR 700


INR 700

*Bank Charges will be applied separately and the application fee is non - refundable

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CMAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The CMAT 2021 exam pattern has 100 questions and there is negative marking of -1 mark for every incorrect answer. The detailed CMAT 2021 exam pattern is:

CMAT 2021 Exam Section

Total Questions

CMAT 2021 Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer


  1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation





  1. Logical Reasoning





  1. Language Comprehension





General Awareness








CMAT 2021 Exam Syllabus

The CMAT 2021 exam is Computer-based online entrance exam. The CMAT 2021 time duration is of 3 hours. 

The syllabus can be divided into four parts

  1. Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. Language Comprehension
  4. General Awareness.

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CMAT 2021 Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme for CMAT

  1. 4 marks per correct answer.
  2. Incorrect answers will carry a penalty of 1 mark

CMAT 2021 Admit Card

The e-Admit card for CMAT 2021 exam will be released on the official website in December 2020 after an initial delay. Those who have paid the CMAT 2021 registration fee can download their CMAT 2021 e-admit card. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Go to the official website
  2. Click on the tab “Download Admit Card”
  3. Enter your Application No, Password, Security Pin
  4. Click on Sign In
  5. View, download and print your admit card
  6. In case you have any issues please call the helpline numbers at 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526

Please Note: The candidates will not be sending a hard copy of the CMAT 2021 admit card. Candidates are advised to download and print a copy or two of the same.


CMAT Test Cities

In CMAT 2021 exam, candidates can fill up to 4 cities under the test city preference column. The CMAT 2021 exam is to be conducted in 84 cities in India. The list of all the cities are:

Agartala Ahmedabad Allahabad
Ahmednagar Amravati Amritsar
Aurangabad Bengaluru Bareilly

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CMAT 2019 Analysis

CMAT 2019 is national level exam which was held on 28th January 2019 in about 75 test centres across the country. The exam got over at 12:30 pm soon after the exam the question paper was known and with the expert analysis, the report was out that the exam was moderate to difficult, with lengthy Data Interpretation and tricky logical reasoning. The general knowledge section was difficult.

CMAT 2019 question paper was divided into four sections having 25 questions each. Here’s how what is being said about the difficulty level of each of these sections:

Section Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 25 Moderate to difficult
Logical Reasoning 25 Moderate to difficult
Language Comprehension 25 Moderate
General Awareness 25 Moderate

Each question carried four marks and there was negative marking of -1. The candidates were supposed to complete solving all the questions in 3 hours.

Sectional Analysis for CMAT 2019

Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation

This section consisted of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Number System, PnC, Modern Math and Mensuration, this section consist of 25 question in which some question were difficult and DI questions were low as always

Logical Reasoning

This section had 25 questions, which were easy to moderate, with few tricky questions. The questions were on Arrangements, Groups, Blood Relations, Statements, etc.

Language Comprehension

Language Comprehension also had 25 questions, the section was easy to moderate with more vocabulary related questions. There were four RC passages with 15 questions.

General Awareness

This section had 25 questions from current affairs, static GK and other conventional topic.

12-14 questions attempted with 85% accuracy could fetch 94% in this section.

Information on CMAT Exam

For the Academic Year 2021, the CMAT Test will be in January 2021.

All aspiring candidates desirous of appearing for CMAT Test for taking admissions to postgraduate programmes in management should apply for CMAT 2021. The candidates will have an option of selecting date and city for appearing in the test.

CMAT Accepting Institutes

The CMAT 2021 score will be accepted by 1000 participating institutes that are AICTE Approved Institutions or University Departments or Constituent Colleges or Affiliated Colleges. You will have to separately apply for each of the colleges and go through their respective admission process.

After a candidate qualifies with his/her CMAT 2021 score, they will have to go through a group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) round. The final selection will be based on the performance of the candidate in all the rounds.

Some of the Management Institutes accepting CMAT score are:

  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
  • Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad
  • GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noida
  • LM Thapar School of Management, Mohali
  • Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
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CMAT Result

The CMAT 2021 exam result will be announced in February 2021 on the official NTA CMAT 2021 website. Candidates can check their Result on the official website. The students can also download their scorecard for CMAT 2021 here. 64,582 students had registered for the CMAT 2021 exam. The answer key for CMAT 2021 will released on the NTA CMAT website in February.


As per the latest CMAT exam pattern, the exam will be online based with a time period of 3 hours.

Q. What is the difference between CAT and CMAT?

A. The difference between CAT and CMAT are as follows:

  • CAT exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Management while the CMAT exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency.
  • The IIMs shortlist the candidates on the basis of their sectional scores and on the other hand in CMAT exam no candidate is disqualified on the basis of their sectional scores.
  • Top B-Schools accept only CAT scores and not CMAT scores.

Q. Does CMAT have GK?

A. GK is an important section of the CMAT exam. Students have to cover all the national and international topics and they can avoid this section.

Q. Is CMAT going to be conducted ONLINE twice a year?

A. No. From academic year 2020-22 onwards, the CMAT exam will be conducted only once a year in January. The CMAT-2021 will be conducted in January 2021.

Q. Is there sectional time limit in CMAT?

A. No. there is no sectional time limit in CMAT Exam.

Q. How many times is CMAT conducted in a year?

A. CMAT is conducted once a year in January.

Q. Is there any negative marking in CMAT?

A. Yes, each incorrect answer will carry a penalty of 1 mark

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