CMAT 2017 Overview

Exam Type:
National Level

CMAT (Common Management Aptitude Test) is an online computer-based test conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India for admission to AICTE approved MBA and the postgraduate diploma in management programs colleges across the country. From 2016, CMAT held once in a year in the month of Jan. Earlier, it used to be held twice a year.

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Latest  Updates on CMAT 2017:

CMAT 2017 Admit Cards are Available for Download!

CMAT 2017 Registration Process Ending Soon. Apply Now!

CMAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses can apply for CMAT.

NOTE: The eligibility criteria for admission to Management programs (Diploma and Post-Graduation) is as mentioned below:

Management (PGDM, MBA and similar) - Recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years' duration with at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying examination.

Management (PGCM) - Recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years' duration.

Management (Executive PGDM) – Any recognised Bachelors degree of minimum three 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.

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CMAT 2017 Application Details

Follow these steps to register for CMAT 2017:

Visit the official website of AICTE-CMAT and sign up as a new user

After completion of registration, the candidate will be provided with a 6-digit password through SMS/ Email

Log on to the website as an existing user by using the login ID and password

Make a payment of INR 1400/- (for General and OBC candidates) and INR 700/- (for ST/ SC/ PD candidates) through online or Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or by submitting a Challan at any of the SBI branches

Candidate can take a printout of the Challan available on the official website of AICTE-CMAT i.e.

After submission of the registration fee, fill up the application form containing personal and academic details of the applicant and click on the “submit button”

Once the registration process is completed, the candidate can download his/her admit card

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Application fees detail

The fee for General/ OBC candidates is INR1400 + Bank charges as applicable. The SC/ ST/ PD category candidates need to pay a fee of INR 700 + Bank charges as applicable.

Candidates can pay registration fee either Online (Credit / Debit cards / Net banking) or by Depositing cash in any State Bank of India (SBI) branch.

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CMAT 2017 Counselling/Interview

Since each CMAT 2017 participating college follow different selection procedure, the admission criteria may differ. However, the standard criteria followed by most of the institutes may include:

A valid CMAT score

Group Discussion

Document Verification

Personal Interview

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CMAT Cut-off for Top Management Colleges

Colleges / Institutions General

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering

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Good college In terms of the campus... 16 Reviews


Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME)


Institute of Management, JK Lakshmipat University, Rajasthan


Institute of Business and Computer Studies, Siksha O Anusandhan University

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Indian School of Business Management and Administration, Bangalore


Indian School of Business Management and Administration, Kolkata


International Institute of Business Studies, Kolkata

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LIBS is an average institute with limited facility... 1 Reviews


Faculty of Commerce and Management, Sri Sri University


Galaxy Institute of Management, Chennai

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Expected more from this college!... 1 Reviews


Kristu Jayanti College

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A great college for sure but it has some cons... 1116 Reviews


Apeejay Stya University

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Knowedgeable arena for success... 6 Reviews


School of Management, BML Munjal University


Vellore Institute of Technology

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Very good college ... 432 Reviews


Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies

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Best college for PGDM in Mumbai... 81 Reviews


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)

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One of the best colleges In Hyderabad... 2 Reviews


Fortune Institute of International Business

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A great college, good industry exposure... 4 Reviews


Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, Uttar Pradesh

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Overall one of the best in NCR... 4 Reviews


MAEER’s MIT School of Business, Pune

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Best college if you're looking for PGDM... 2 Reviews


NSHM Knowledge Campus

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About the college, its environment and placements!... 1 Reviews


Acharya Institute of Technology

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Good college with knowledgeable faculty!... 6600 Reviews


DC School of Management and Technology


Amrut Mody School Of Management, AES Post Graduate Institute of Business Management

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The Journey of Amrut Mody School of Management is worth while so far!... 1 Reviews


Indira School of Business Studies (ISBS), Pune

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Nice college... 2 Reviews


Acropolis Faculty of Management & Research, Indore


Doon Business School

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Out of the books learning... 225 Reviews


CMAT 2017 Exam Syllabus

The following information on the syllabus is not exhaustive, but only indicative, and basis previous year’s exam paper.

Language Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbled, Sentence Correction, Paragraph Completion, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms and Antonyms, English Usage Errors, English Grammar, One Word Substitution and Sentence Improvement

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: Number Systems, Fraction and Decimals, Geometry, Ratios and Proportion, Percentages, In-equations, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Algebra, Profit and Loss, Averages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and Time, Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Tabulations, Pie chart, Bar chart, Line Graph (DI)

Logical Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning, Statements Assumptions, Non Verbal Tests (Visual Reasoning), Analogy Test, Inferences, Statements and assumptions, Statements Arguments, Cause and effects, Statements and conclusion, Ranking Tests, Linear Arrangements, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Test, Symbol based problems, Sequencing, coding and decoding problem, Number Series, Direction and Distance test

General Awareness: Current Affairs of National, International, Economic, etc., Personalities in News, Sports News, Trade Awareness (Corporate news), History, Culture, Geography, Economy, Politics, Indian Constitution, Sports, Literature, Science in everyday life.

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