CMAT 2018 - Result, Merit List, Score Card, Rank & Percentile

Gareema Bali updated on : 22 Feb 2018

AICTE has declared result and All India merit list of CMAT 2018. Download merit list and check all details on AICTE CMAT 2018 here on this page.

CMAT 2018

CMAT 2018 – All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducted CMAT 2018 on January 20, 2018 across 74 cities of the country. On February 15, the result of this entrance test was announced, which was followed by release of All India Merit List on February 17, 2018. Bothe, the result and CMAT 2018 merit list are available on the official website, Also, for the ease of the candidates, respective links to check the same have been given below. CMAT 2018 result was announced in the form of score card, which mentioned the score and rank obtained by the candidates. To download the score card, the candidates were required to login to their student account using their registered email id and password. However, the merit list furnishes the result of all 64,448 candidates who took the CMAT exam 2018. The merit list furnishes the name, rolll number, sectional & overall score and percentile of the candidates. To access the result in the merit list, candidates can press CTRL+F and type their name or roll number in search bar and press ENTER thereafter to view their result. Soon, the CMAT 2018 State merit list is also expected to be released. 

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level management entrance test. The question paper had 100 objective type questions from 4 sections namely, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. Based on CMAT score 2018, candidates can take admission to various part time and full time MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM and other management courses offered by more than 1000 AICTE affiliated Colleges/Universities of India.

Latest AICTE has announced the CMAT 2018 All India Merit List on February 17 after declaring the result on February 15, 2018. Access the links below to check result and merit list. 

Click Here to Check CMAT 2018 Result
Click Here to Download CMAT All India Merit List 2018

CMAT 2018 Important Dates 

Candidates writing the CMAT exam this year can check all the important events and their related dates from the table below. It is imperative for the candidates to keep a track of these dates in order to ensure that no deadline is missed by them. 

S. No.


CMAT 2018 Dates


CMAT 2018 application form released on

18 October 2017


Last date to process online CMAT 2018 registration

25 December 2017


Last date to submit application fee in cash at SBI Bank

19 December 2017


CMAT Trial Test released on

20 October 2017


CMAT 2018 Admit Card issued on

11 January 2018


CMAT 2018 Exam Date

20 January 2018


CMAT 2018 Result announced on

15 February 2018


All India Merit List of CMAT exam 2018 published on

17 February 2018

AICTE CMAT 2018 – An Overview

The table below provides all about CMAT 2018 exam which every exam taker should know.

Name of Test

Common Management Admission Test

Commonly known as


Conducted by

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Level of  Exam

National Level Management Entrance Test


Once a year

Purpose of Test

Entrance Test for admission to MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM and other Management Courses

Who can take CMAT

Indian Citizen with recognized Bachelor’s degree of 3 years in any discipline or final year students of graduation whose result will be declared before commencement of 2018-19 session 

CMAT 2018 Exam Date

20 January 2018

Score Accepted by

Colleges/Universities affiliated to AICTE and other renowned B-schools of India

Score Validity

One Year

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (Online)

Types of Questions

Objective (MCQs)

Exam Pattern

CMAT 2018 question paper will have 4 Sections
1 - Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
2 - Logical Reasoning
3 - Language Comprehension
4 - General Awareness

No. of Questions

100 (25 questions in each section)

Test Duration

3 hours (180 Minutes)

Negative Marking

Yes (1 mark to be deducted for every incorrect answer)


CMAT 2018 Re​s​ult 

CMAT 2018 result has been announced on February 15, 2018. The result is available in online mode only, on the official website of AICTE-CMAT. The score card of the test will not be sent via post or email to the candidates. The candidates need CMAT 2018 login credentials for checking the result and downloading the CMAT scorecard.

  • The result is also furnished in the form of rank. The candidates will then be arranged in a merit list on the basis of their scores obtained in the test. The minimum percentile of CMAT required for seeking admission into renowned and good B-schools in India is expected to range in between 97-99.XX.
  • The score of CMAT 2018 will remain valid of a year only and will be considered for both, part time and full time MBA programs offered by all AICTE approved Institutes & Universities. 

CMAT 2018 Merit List 

AICTE has released All India CMAT Merit list on 17 February 2018 after the declaration of the result on 15 February. However, as of now the CMAT State merit list has not been announced but is expected to be out soon. These merit lists are prepared based on the scores obtained by the candidates in CMAT 2018. The merit list is released online and made available on the AICTE CMAT 2018 official website for the candidates to check. The list mentions the Name, Roll number, Rank, Score and Percentile (sectional and overall) of the candidates. According to this merit list, the B-Schools accepting CMAT 2018 score shortlist eligible candidates and offer them MBA admission.

CMAT 2018 Cut Off

The colleges accepting the score of this exam will now determine the cutoff of CMAT 2018 after the availability of CMAT result and merit list. Based on factors such as number of candidates taking the exam, difficulty level of the exam, reservations norms adopted by the Institutes and previous year CMAT cutoff etc., the CMAT 2018 cutoff will be prepared. This cutoff will be determined individually by the participating colleges and may vary for different categories of the candidates taking the exam.

Sr. No.

Name of Institutes

CMAT 2018 ctoff Percentile

CMAT 2018 Cutoff Score


Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai




KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai




Goa Institute of Management, Goa




WE School, Mumbai




Department of Management Studies, Pune University




MET Institute of Management, Mumbai




Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore




Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi




Prestige institute of Management, Gwalior




Lovely Professional University (MBA), Phagwara



CMAT 2018 Selection Process 

On the basis of CMAT 2018 cutoff, the candidates will be shortlisted for further admission rounds. The candidates scoring equal to or more than CMAT cutoff will only be shortlisted for the pre-admission procedures. Over 1000 institutes release their individual cutoff and follow their own selection process comprising of another written test somewhere, GD round then Personal Interview for selecting deserving candidates.

CMAT 2018 Participating Institutes

Colleges/Universities accepting the score of this exam are referred to as CMAT participating colleges 2018. More than 1000 colleges in India grant admission to post graduate management courses based on CMAT score. We are listing here below some of the CMAT 2018 participating Institutes:

  • Accurate Institute of Management And Technology
  • College of Management & Economics Studies University of Petroleum Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun
  • Delhi School of Business (DSB) Delhi
  • Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi
  • GL Bajaj Institute of Management And Research (GLBIMR) Greater Noida
  • Indus Business Academy (IBA) Greater Noida
  • Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Ghaziabad
  • Jaypee Business School (JBS) Noida
  • Adarsh Institute of Management And Information Technology (AIMIT) Bangalore
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai

CMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria 

AICTE provides certain CMAT eligibility norms which must be fulfilled by every candidate aspiring to take the exam. Before applying for CMAT 2018 exam, the candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria to appear for the exam as non-fulfillment of same may lead to disqualification of the candidature at later stages of admission.

The gist of CMAT 2018 eligibility criteria are as follow –

  • The candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • They must have a Bachelor’s degree of 3 years duration in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Candidates of any age can apply for the exam.
  • The candidates pursuing their final year of Graduation can also apply for CMAT 2018, provided their final year result should be declared before commencement of admissions for the 2018-19 academic year.

CMAT 2018 Application Process

The application form to apply for CMAT 2018 exam is now available in online mode. On October 18, 2017, the registration for the exam commenced. The candidates can visit the official website of AICTE CMAT, to register for the exam. Or, they can access the link given on this page to obtain the CMAT 2018 application form. 

Before commencing with the CMAT form filling, applicants must arrange for the following –

  • Valid email id and mobile number
  • Qualification details
  • Scanned photograph having dimensions 140 X 160 and file size less than 60kb
  • Scanned signature having dimensions 60 X 90 and file size less than 30kb
  • Arrange for payment of CMAT exam fee

CMAT Application Fee 2018

For completing the CMAT registration process, the applicants will be required to pay an application fee. The candidates must note that the CMAT 2018 application form will not be submitted if you will not pay the exam fee. This fee is non-refundable can be paid using any of the available online payment modes.

CMAT 2018 Exam Fee Amount and Payment Modes

Below table provides details of CMAT 2018 application fee and modes of its payment. 



Payment Mode


INR 1400+ Bank Charges

Online - Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking

Cash payment at SBI Bank against online generated Challan


 INR 700+ Bank Charges

CMAT 2018 Application Form

Registering for the CMAT 2018 exam is a simple 3 step process –

Step 1 - Fill a self-registration form entering your email id and mobile number. On submitting this form, CMAT 2018 login credentials will be generated. Thereafter, using these login details, login at CMAT registration portal as ‘existing user’.

Step 2 - In this next step, pay the CMAT 2018 application fee using any of the modes as mentioned in the above section.

Step 3 – At this last step, fill the details in the CMAT application form 2018. Fill these details carefully and modify the same if required. The candidates will be required to fill in personal, education, work experience, contact details. Also, they will be required to upload their recent photograph & signature in the form. Lastly, review the details filled in the form and submit the same.

The CMAT 2018 aspirants are advised to keep a copy of the submitted application form safe with them for any future reference.

Check Top B-schools accepting CMAT Score 2018

CMAT 2018 Exam Centres 

This year, the exam will be conducted across 75 cities of the country. The official list of CMAT 2018 exam cities is available on the official website of AICTE CMAT. While filling the CMAT 2018 application form, the candidates will be required to fill a CMAT test city in the form, from where they would like to appear for the exam.

For the convenience of the applicants, some of the CMAT exam cities 2018 have been listed here below. 

1.  Agartala
2.  Ahmedabad
3.  Ahmednagar
4.  Allahabad
5.  Amravati
6.  Amritsar
7.  Aurangabad
8.  Bangalore
9.  Bareily

CMAT 2018 Admit Card 

AICTE has released the CMAT 2018 admit card on 11 January 2018. All the candidates who have registered for the exam before the due date have only been issued the hall ticket. Candidates must carry the print out of the admit card along with them to the test centre for taking entry into it and permission to take the exam.

  • CMAT admit card is available only in online mode, on the official website, for the candidates to download.
  • Also, the AICTE CMAT hall ticket 2018 will be sent to the valid email id of the candidates.
  • CMAT 2018 login id and password will be needed for downloading the admit card online.
  • Hall ticket will provide details such as photo, name and signature of the candidate, CMAT 2018 roll number, test date, time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address and brief instructions for the candidate.

Along with admit card of CMAT exam 2018, the candidates will also be required to carry one original ID proof and it must be ensured that the name on the photo ID must match to the name as entered in the CMAT application form. Also, it must be ensured that the admit card bears a recent passport size photograph of the candidate on it.

CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern 

CMAT will be a computer based test. AICTE has not made any changes to the test pattern of CMAT 2018. In the exam, 100 objective type questions will be asked from 4 sections. The exam takers will be given 180 minutes (3 hours) to attempt the exam. 

The candidates preparing for the exam this year can check the table below for more clarity on the CMAT 2018 test pattern.

S. No.


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation




Logical Reasoning




Language Comprehension




General Awareness




100 questions

400 marks

CMAT Marking Scheme 2018

  • For every correct answer marked - 4 marks will be awarded
  • For every wrong answer - 1 mark will be deducted

CMAT 2018 Syllabus 

Before commencing with the preparations of any exam, it is important to know the syllabus of the test. This will help the candidates save their precious time and thus have a focused exam preparation. As far as CMAT syllabus is concerned, AICTE never officially provides it. However, based on previous year exams, the syllabus of CMAT exam is devised by the experts and the exam takers. Here below we are listing the CMAT 2018 syllabus for each of the 4 sections–

  • Language Comprehension - Contextual usage, Comprehension of passage, Fill In the Blanks, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Analogies, Antonyms, Errors in word choice, Sentence correction, Punctuation, etc.
  • General Awareness – Current Affairs, Constitution, Countries, Sports CE, Persons, Awards & Honors, Famous Personalities, Buildings, Languages, Animals, Inventions & Discoveries, Currencies, Indian & World Geography, Indian & World History, Democratic policy, Current Events, etc.
  • Logical Reasoning - Critical reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Visual reasoning, Assertion and reasons, Statements and conclusions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, definitely true, Statements and assumptions, Identifying Probably true, Puzzles, Family tree problem, Symbol Based problems, Matrix arrangements, Coding and decoding, etc.
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation - Geometry, Percentages, Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Profit & Loss, Harmonic mean, Number system, Averages, Percentages, Alligation & Mixtures, Partnership, Number Base System, Arithmetic progression, Time-Speed-Distance, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Permutations & Combinations, Maxima & Minima Progression, Median, Mode, Set Theory, Installment Payments, Partnership, Clocks, Probability, Trigonometry, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Venn Diagram, etc.

CMAT 2018 Answer Key

Answer key comprises of correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. These are released on the date of the exam, after its conduct. But for CMAT, obtaining the answer key is not feasible as it is an online test. It’s not practically possible to obtain the question paper of the test and therefore availability of answer key of CMAT also becomes impractical. Though, the students may find a few answer key of this MBA entrance test over the internet via unofficial sources but they must note that these answer keys of CMAT 2018 may not be reliable or have any authentic source.

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