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CMAT Exam Notification: February, 2022

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If your performance in XAT, CAT and other MBA entrance exams wasn’t anywhere near good in 2021, you can focus your energies on the CMAT exam which will be held shortly on January 28 this year. The marks scored in this exam are accepted in some of the leading business schools or in other words the top CMAT colleges in India. In this detailed write-up on the top CMAT colleges, we will take you through the institutes that will accept the CMAT 2022 score and the possible CMAT 2022 cut-offs.

The more than 1000 AICTE approved PGDM and MBA colleges which will accept the CMAT 2022 cut-offs and scores for admission to their 2022 MBA/PGDM batch can be essentially bracketed together as CMAT colleges. The CMAT 2022 exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in two shifts on January  2022. Until last year, this exam used to be conducted by the AICTE and it will be the first time that this exam will be conducted in two sessions rather than one.

A great multitude of MBA colleges will accept the CMAT score this time and the admission to these institutes will be open till February 2022. The precise CMAT score requirement to get admitted to these schools will be based on their corresponding admission policies for the next academic year and also on their CMAT score requirement last year. If we take a closer look, these institutes are essentially private PGDM colleges or University business schools offering MBA degrees among many others. The CMAT cut-offs set by these institutes may vary from one school to the other. Many of them also consider the CMAT sectional cut-offs while shortlisting the candidates.

Almost all the Maharashtra MBA colleges that offer AICTE approved PGDM, MMS (Master of Management Studies) or MBA programs and are participating in the CAP (Centralised Admission Process) 2022, conducted by the DTE Maharashtra will accept the CMAT 2022 score. The DTE Maharashtra had categorically clarified via its notification in October 2017 (reference 2A/ADM/MBA-MMS/2017/1221) that all the Maharashtra MBA colleges will accept the CMAT score for admitting All India category candidates to their MBA programs if their admission process is under the DTE Maharashtra’s governance.

Top CMAT Colleges that accept the CMAT Score

Below provided is a list of top CMAT colleges that accept CMAT score. This list has been created based on the CMAT cut offs of last year, along with the corresponding program fees of each institute:

MBA College

Cut off Percentile

Fee (₹ in lakhs)

Goa Institute of Management



Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai



Dept. of Management Sciences, University of Pune, PUMBA



KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai



Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai



Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai



Institute for Financial Management Studies & Research



Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow



SIES College of Management Studies



Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bengaluru



KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar



Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad



International School of Business & Media, Pune



ITM, Mumbai



AIMS School of Business



Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Delhi



Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management



New Delhi Institute of Management




Some key points related to CMAT 2022 Cut Offs set by CMAT Colleges

  • It is only after the CMAT 2022 results are announced in February, 2022 that an announcement regarding the actual CMAT 2022 cut-offs will be made by the CMAT colleges.
  • More than 1000 participating institutes will accept the CMAT score this time.
  • It is important that candidates apply separately to all the CMAT colleges they are interested in.
  • It is also important for students to meet the cut off criteria and other important requirements set by the CMAT colleges to qualify for admission to those institutes.
  • Apart from meeting the CMAT 2022 cut off, the shortlisted students will also need to go through the other selection procedures laid out by the specific MBA colleges. The selection procedure might comprise of personal interviews, writing ability tests and/or group discussions.
  • The final decision of admission to an MBA College will rest entirely with the Institute and will be based on the CMAT score, overall academic profile, experience and performance in WAT-GD-PI.

The expected cut off percentiles with respect to the CMAT scores

It can be safely inferred based on the past trends that anyone getting an overall CMAT score in the range of 225 to 230 will fall in the 99 percentile, while students who score around 190 marks will fall in the 95 percentile range. If we look at the CMAT scores and the cut off percentiles of the past years, the table will more or less have the following figures this time around:

Cut Off Percentile Range

Overall CMAT Score


220 to 230


180 to 190


160 to 170


150 to 160


135 to 140


125 to 130


115 to 120


105 to 110


100 to 105

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