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Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)

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  • Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses can apply for CMAT. 
  • The eligibility criteria for admission to Management programs (Diploma and Post Graduation) is as mentioned below
Management (PGDM, MBA and similar)Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Yrs duration Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination
Management (PGCM)Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Yrs duration
Management (Executive PGDM)Any recognized Bachelors degree of minimum 3 years duration and a minimum of 5 years relevant managerial / supervisory experience.
Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination


  • Registering for CMAT is a 3 Step process as mentioned below:
    • Self Registration
    • Payment Process
    • Application form Filling

Admission Process:

  • The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the students through central counseling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure for MBA and as per Court directives for PGDM.
  • In case there is no central counseling, scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved Institutes / University Departments. 

Payment Mode:

  • You can do the payment in either of the two modes mentioned below
    • Online:  You can select ONLINE PAYMENT mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking.
    • Cash Payment in SBI bank: Through challan generated online and Cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India. 

Examination Fees:

CMAT 2015-16 (Second Test) for any test centre in IndiaRs.1400 + Bank charges as applicableRs.700 + Bank charges as applicable

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CMAT Exam Syllabus

  • General Awareness:

    • Current Affairs of national, International & Economic etc.
    • Personalities in News
    • History
    • Culture
    • Economy
    • Indian Constitution
    • Sports News
    • Geography
    • Corporate News
    • Politics
    • Literature
    • Science in everyday life

  • CMAT Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation:

    • Partnership
    • Time-Speed-Distance
    • Geometry
    • Ratios and Proportion
    • Percentages
    • Number Systems
    • Fraction and Decimals
    • In-equations
    • Averages
    • Work and Time
    • Quadratic & Linear equations
    • Permutations & Combinations
    • Tabulations, Pie Chart, Bar-Chart etc.
    • Algebra
    • Profit & Loss
    • Mensuration
    • Alligation & Mixtures
    • Pipes and Cisterns
    • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
    • Probability

  • Logical Reasoning:

    • Cause and Effects
    • Sequencing, coding and decoding problems
    • Analogy Test
    • Inferences
    • Analytical Reasoning
    • Statements Assumptions
    • Non Verbal Tests
    • Statements and Assumptions
    • Statements Arguments
    • Statements and Conclusions
    • Ranking Tests
    • Linear Arrangements
    • Matrix Arrangements
    • Blood Relationship test
    • Symbol based problems
    • Number Series
    • Direction and Distance Tests

  • Language Comprehension:

    • Paragraph Completions
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • English Usage Errors
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Para Jumbled
    • Sentence Corrections
    • English Grammar
    • One word substitution
    • Sentence Improvement

Exam Pattern: 

Type of QuestionsNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation25100
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100
General Awareness25100
  • There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.
  • Duration of exam will be 180 minutes.