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CMAT 2019 Exam Date Admit Card, Login, Syllabus, Pattern

Information on CMAT Exam

CMAT 2019 exam will henceforth be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of  All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)  as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The CMAT is a three-hour computer based online test which is conducted in a session to assess the applicant's ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. CMAT 2019 permits B-schools to screen candidates that best suit their prerequisites. AICTE will conduct CMAT 2019 in January for admission to the colleges that offer MBA and for those which run postgraduate diploma in management programs.

CMAT Exam 2019, Syllabus CMAT Pdf

This test encourages Institutions to choose appropriate graduate possibility for affirmation in all Management programs. The CMAT score is acknowledged by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

In this article, hopefuls can get to the entire data relating to CMAT 2019 including its critical dates, application form eligibility criteria, admit card and result to give some examples.

CMAT 2019 Registration is open from October to December 2018.

AICTE has been conducting CMAT two times in a year during the months of September and February. AICTE has now decided to hold only one CMAT Online Test from the Academic Year 2017 onwards.

For the Academic Year 2019, the CMAT Test will be in January 2019.

All aspiring candidates desirous of appearing for CMAT Test for taking admissions to postgraduate programmes in management should apply for CMAT 2019. The candidates will have an option of selecting date and city for appearing in the test.

CMAT 2019 Important Dates

Event Date
Registration Start date October 2018
Registration End date December 2018
Admit Card download date January 2019
CMAT Exam Date January 2019
CMAT Result declaration January 2019
Print out of Score Cards January 2019

CMAT 2019 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 2019-20 can also apply for CMAT online exam.

CMAT Exam Registration and Fees

Pre-essentials before beginning Registration for CMAT-2019: We recommend you to prepare before beginning the CMAT registration process:

  • A Computer with good Internet connectivity so that there is no breakage of Internet amid registration.
  • Qualification details as candidates need to enter them while enlisting for CMAT exam.
  • Upload scanned photo while registering, consequently keep prepared a scanned clear photo of themselves taken on a white background. The size of this photo should be 140 x 160 (≤ 60Kb).
  • Similarly, upload scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready scanned clear signature done on a white background. The size of this signature file should be 60 x 90 (≤ 30Kb).
  • 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.
  • A Valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number.
  • A valid Credit / Debit card in case candidates want to pay ONLINE.
  • A Printer connected to system as they will have to PRINT 3 copies of CHALLAN in case they are planning to pay by CASH at the bank.

Registering for CMAT is a 3 Step process as mentioned below:

  • Step-1: Read Instructions and Self Registration
  • Step-2: Payment Process
  • Step-3: Now that the candidates are done with the payment, they need to fill the remaining part of the form.

CMAT 2019 Exam Test Fee

  • General/OBC: Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable
  • SC/ST/PD: Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable
  • In Foreign Countries: $125 + Bank charges as applicable
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CMAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern

CMAT is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to be held in January 2019. The Exam is Computer based online entrance exam of 3 hours duration. The syllabus can be divided into four parts - Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. The no. of questions falling under each section are same i.e. 25. There is negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.

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CMAT 2019 Marking Scheme

  • Marking Scheme for CMAT: 4 marks per correct answer.
  • Incorrect answers will carry a penalty of 1 mark.
  • Duration of Exam will be 180 Minutes

CMAT 2019 Admit Card

The Admit card for CMAT 2019 will be issued by, The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in January, 2019. CMAT 2019 exam is scheduled for January, 2019. The admit card will be issued to only those candidates who have successfully completed and submitted their application form before the deadline. Candidates are advised to download their CMAT admit card by entering their login credentials.

The admit card will be available in online mode and each candidate will be notified to their registered email address. Candidates need to present the admit card at the entrance center. If the candidates fail to present the admit card, they will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

In case students are unable to take the printout, they may seek help of Call Centre / Helpdesk at the following contact: +91-8429996897

In CMAT Exam, candidates have the option to choose their city from the given cities. The CMAT 2019-20 is to be conducted in following 75 cities of India:

Agartala Ahmedabad Allahabad
Ahmednagar Amravati Amritsar
Aurangabad Bangalore Bareilly

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CMAT 2019 Analysis

CMAT 2018 is national level exam which was held in 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 Techniques 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 2019, the CMAT Test will be in January 2019.

All aspiring candidates desirous of appearing for CMAT Test for taking admissions to postgraduate programmes in management should apply for CMAT 2019. The candidates will have an option of selecting date and city for appearing in the test.

CMAT Accepting Institutes

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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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 2019-20 onwards, the CMAT exam will be conducted only once a year on in January. The CMAT-2019 will be conducted in January 2019.

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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