CMAT 2018 - AICTE Common Management Admission Test

Gareema Bali updated on : 04 Sep 2017

Check details on AICTE CMAT 2018 notification, CMAT 2018 exam date and other important dates, CMAT 2018 registration process, CMAT admit card 2018, CMAT 2018 cutoff and more details on AICTA CMAT exam 2018 here.

AICTE CMAT

CMAT 2018 – Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted every year by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). CMAT is a national level management entrance test, score of which is used for seeking admission to MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM and other management courses offered by more than 1000 B-schools of India. Graduates willing to further pursue post graduation in management can appear for AICTE CMAT exam 2018. The notification for CMAT 2018 is most likely to release in second week of October 2017, which will be followed by commencement of CMAT 2018 registration in the same week itself. All the CMAT 2018 Important dates and details of the exam will be made available with the release of CMAT 2018 notification. The CMAT exam notification and the application form to apply for the exam will be available online, on the CMAT 2018 official website, www.aicte-cmat.in. CMAT 2018 will be a computer based test, where 100 objective type questions will be asked from 4 sections namely, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. CMAT 2018 exam takers will be given 3 hours to complete the paper. It is expected that no changes will be made to the CMAT 2018 exam pattern and the paper will remain on similar lines as that of previous year.

CMAT 2018 exam date is expected to fall in last week of January 2018. The exam will be conducted across 62 cities of the nation. Last year, the CMAT MBA entrance test was conducted on 2 days, January 28 and 29, 2017, out of which AICTE kept January 29 as reserved day. The same CMAT exam conducting trend is expected to be followed this year too. Approx. 70,000 candidates appear for CMAT exam every year. Last year, a total of 59181 candidates qualified the exam, where 2 candidates obtained the perfect 100 percentile.

How to prepare for CMAT 2018?

CMAT 2018 – A Synopsis

The table below provides an overview of AICTE CMAT 2018 exam which every exam taker must know.

Name of Test

Common Management Admission Test

Commonly known as

CMAT

Conducted by

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Level of  Exam

National Level Management Entrance Test

Periodicity

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 Application Form Availability

2nd week of October 2017 to 3rd week of December 2017 (Tentatively)

Score Accepted by

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

Score Validity

One Year

CMAT 2018 Exam Date

Last week of January 2018

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)

Exam Registration

Only in Online Mode at AICTE CMAT 2018 Official Website – www.aicte-cmat.in

Application Fee

General /OBC Candidates – INR 1400 + Bank Charges

Female/SC/ST/PWD – INR 700 + Bank Charges

Mode of Fee Payment

Online – Credit/Debit Card and Internet Banking

Offline – Cash Payment at SBI Bank against online generated Challan

CMAT Important Dates 2018

Events

CMAT 2018 Dates 

CMAT 2018 Online Registration to start from

2nd week of October 2017

Last date to submit CMAT 2018 Application Form

3rd week of December 2017

Last date to submit application fee in cash at SBI Bank

3rd week of December 2017

CMAT Trial Test to be available on

3rd week of December 2017

CMAT 2018 Admit Card to be issued in

1st week of January 2018

CMAT 2018 Exam Date

Last week of January 2018

CMAT 2018 Result and Merit List to be announced in

1st week of February 2018

Print and Download CMAT 2018 Scorecard

1st week of February 2018

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

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 of CMAT 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 CMAT exam 2018.
  • 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.

For more details on CMAT eligibility criteria 2018, candidates can click on the caption-head here.

CMAT 2018 Application Process

The application form to apply for CMAT 2018 exam will be made available in online mode only. The candidates can visit the official website of AICTE CMAT, www.aicte-cmat.in for filling the CMAT 2018 application form. Also, a link to apply for the exam will be provided here on this page, as soon as the CMAT application form 2018 will release. From 1st week of October 2017, the CMAT 2018 registrations are most likely to commence.

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. This fee has been mentioned as per last year’s notification and might get revised this year. In case of any change in the CMAT 2018 exam fee, the same will be updated here.

Category

Amount

Payment Mode

General/OBC

Rs. 1400+ Bank Charges

Online - Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking

Cash payment at SBI Bank against online generated Challan

Female/SC/ST/PWD

Rs. 700+ Bank Charges

CMAT Application Form 2018

Before commencing with the filling of application form of CMAT 2018, 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 2018 exam fee

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

Step1 - 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 CMAT 2017 application form safe with them for any future reference.

Check Top B-schools accepting CMAT Score 2018

CMAT Exam Centres 2018

Like last year, AICTE CMAT 2018 is expected to be conducted across 62 cities of the country. 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.

The list of CMAT 2018 exam cities will be provided with the release of the exam notification and the same will be updated here. However, till then we are listing some of the test cities here, where CMAT was held last year –

1.      Agartala

2.      Ahmedabad

3.      Ahmednagar

4.      Allahabad

5.      Amravati

6.      Amritsar

7.      Aurangabad

8.      Bangalore

9.      Bareily

10.  Chandigarh

11.  Chennai

12.  Dhanbad

13.  Dharwad

14.  Gulbarga

15.  Gurgaon

16.  Gwalior

17.  Hyderabad

18.  Indore

19.  Jabalpur

20.  Jaipur

21.  Kanpur

22.  Kochi

23.  Lucknow

24.  Ludhiana

25.  Meerut

26.  Mysore

27.  Patna

CMAT Admit Card 2018

AICTE will release the CMAT 2018 admit card in the second week of January 2018. All the candidates who will register for the exam before the due date will only be issued the CMAT hall ticket 2018. 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 2018 will be made available only in online mode. It will be uploaded on the CMAT 2018 official website, www.aicte-cmat.in for the candidates to download.
  • Also, the AICTE CMAT 2018 admit card 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.
  • CMAT 2018 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 the CMAT 2018 admit card, 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 Exam Pattern 2018

  • CMAT 2018 will be held in online mode.
  • In the exam, 100 objective type questions will be asked from 4 sections.
  • Duration of CMAT 2018 will be 180 minutes (3 hours).

CMAT 2018 aspirants can check the table below for more clarity on the CMAT 2018 test pattern.

S. No.

Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

1

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

100

2

Logical Reasoning

25

100

3

Language Comprehension

25

100

4

General Awareness

25

100

Total

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 Syllabus 2018

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 Answer Key 2018

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 CMAT 2018 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 CMAT 2018 answer key 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.

CMAT Result 2018

AICTE is likely to announce the CMAT 2018 result by first week of February 2018. Result of CMAT 2018 will be made available in online mode only. The score card of the test is not sent via post or email to the candidates. AICTE CMAT result 2018 will be uploaded on the official website of AICTE-CMAT for the exam takers to check and download the CMAT 2018 rank cards. The candidates will need CMAT 2018 login credentials for checking the result and downloading the CMAT 2018 scorecard.

The score of CMAT 2018 will be considered for both, part time and full time MBA programs offered by all AICTE approved Institutes & Universities. CMAT scores 2018 will remain valid for a year only. 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.

CMAT Merit List 2018

AICTE releases the All India and State CMAT Merit list after the declaration of the CMAT result. These lists will be prepared based on the scores obtained by the candidates in CMAT 2018. The CMAT 2018 merit list will be released online and will be available on the AICTE CMAT 2018 official website, www.aicte-cmat.in. The list will indicate 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 Cutoff 2018

CMAT 2018 participating colleges will 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 colleges accepting score of CMAT 2018 exam 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

1.        

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai

99.92

285

2.        

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

99.20

246

3.        

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

99.85

260

4.        

WE School, Mumbai

99.06

244

5.        

Department of Management Studies, Pune University

96.4

210

6.        

MET Institute of Management, Mumbai

97.72

218

7.        

Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore

90

180

8.        

Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi

85

-           

9.        

Prestige institute of Management, Gwalior

84

-           

10.    

Lovely Professional University (MBA), Phagwara

80

-           

For more details on CMAT 2018 cutoff, the candidates can access the caption-head.

CMAT Selection Process 2018

On the basis of CMAT 2018 cutoff, the candidates are shortlisted for further process of admissions. The candidates scoring equal to or more than CMAT cutoff 2018 are only 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 Participating Institutes 2018

Colleges/Universities accepting the score of CMAT 2018 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 and for complete list, the candidates can click on the sub-heading here.

  • 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
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