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Information on CMAT Exam

CMAT 2020 exam is on January 24, 2020. CMAT 2020 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.

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NTA will conduct CMAT 2020 exam for admission to the colleges that offer MBA and PGDM programs. The CMAT 2020 exam is a three-hour computer based online test. The exam for CMAT 2020 will be conducted in two sessions – Morning and Evening. CMAT 2020 exam permits B-schools to screen candidates that best suit their prerequisites.


CMAT Exam 2019, Syllabus CMAT Pdf

The exam pattern of CMAT 2020 is such that it tests an applicant's ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehensionand General Awareness. The CMAT 2020 result and CMAT 2020 score are accepted by 1000AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.


CMAT 2020 Important Dates

CMAT 2020 Application Begins

November 1, 2019

CMAT 2020 Application Ends

November 30, 2019

CMAT 2020 Online Registration Window

1 Nov’19 – 30 Nov’19, 11:50pm

CMAT 2020 Admit Card

December 24, 2020

CMAT 2020 Exam

January 24, 2020

CMAT 2020 Exam Schedule

Shift 1: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Shift 2: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CMAT 2020 Exam Duration

3 hours or 180 minutes

CMAT 2020 Answer Key Release

February 2020 

CMAT 2020 Result Declaration

February 3, 2020

CMAT 2020 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 2020-22 can also apply for CMAT online exam
  • There is no age bar.

CMAT Exam Registration 

Pre-essentials before beginning Registration for CMAT-2020: 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 2020:

  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.


CMAT 2020 Exam Registration Fees



CMAT 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern

The CMAT 2020 exam pattern has 100 questions and there is negative marking of -1 mark for every incorrect answer. The detailed CMAT 2020 exam pattern is:

CMAT 2020 Exam Section

Total Questions

CMAT 2020 Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer


  1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation





  1. Logical Reasoning





  1. Language Comprehension





General Awareness








CMAT 2020 Exam Syllabus

The CMAT 2020 exam is Computer-based online entrance exam. The CMAT 2020 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 2020 Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme for CMAT

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

CMAT 2020 Admit Card

The e-Admit card for CMAT 2020 exam will be released on the official website on 24 December 2020 after an initial delay. Those who have paid the CMAT 2020 registration fee can download their CMAT 2020 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 2020 admit card. Candidates are advised to download and print a copy or two of the same.


CMAT Test Cities

In CMAT 2020 exam, candidates can fill up to 4 cities under the test city preference column. The CMAT 2020 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 2020, the CMAT Test will be on January 24, 2020.

All aspiring candidates desirous of appearing for CMAT Test for taking admissions to postgraduate programmes in management should apply for CMAT 2020. The candidates will have an option of selecting date and city for appearing in the test.

CMAT Accepting Institutes

The CMAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 exam result will be announced in February 2020 on the official NTA CMAT 2020 website. Candidates can check their Result on the official website. The students can also download their scorecard for CMAT 2020 here. 64,582 students had registered for the CMAT 2020 exam. The answer key for CMAT 2020 will released on the NTA CMAT website in February.


As per the latest XAT exam pattern, the exam will be online based with a time period of 3.5 hours.

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

A. No. From academic year 2020-21 onwards, the CMAT exam will be conducted only once a year in January. The CMAT-2020 will be conducted in January 2020.

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 :

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability / Language Comprehension
  • Numerical Ability + Data Interpretation
  • 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

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