CMAT 2024 | MBA/PGDM Admission Process, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Cutoff and Dates

CMAT 2024: एआईसीटीई द्वारा अनुमोदित प्रबंधन संस्थानों में एमबीए/पीजीडीएम 2024-26 बैच में प्रवेश प्रदान करने के लिए, एआईसीटीई की ओर से राष्ट्रीय परीक्षण एजेंसी (एनटीए) अप्रैल 2024 में सीएमएटी 2024 आयोजित करने जा रही है। प्रवेश परीक्षा स्कोर 1000 से अधिक एमबीए द्वारा स्वीकार किया जाता है। /देश में पीजीडीएम कॉलेज। उम्मीद है कि ऑनलाइन CAMT पंजीकरण प्रक्रिया फरवरी 2024 में शुरू होगी।

CMAT 2024

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CMAT 2024 : Overview

CMAT Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
CMAT Full Form Common Management Admission Test
Number of MBA colleges under the Exam 1000+
Exam Slots Two Slot Exam of 3 Hours Duration for each slot
Mode of CMAT Entrance Exam 2024 Online Computer Based Test
CMAT 2024 Score Validity for MBA Admission 2024-2026 academic session
CMAT 2024 Medium of Question Paper English
Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
CMAT Exam Date 2024 April 7, 2024 (Expected)
Importance of Taking the Exam

Candidates can enter the AICTE-Recognized MBA/PGDM PROGRAM through CMAT score

Application process Online

CMAT 2024 Admission to MBA/PGDM 

CMAT is a moderately difficulty MBA entrance exam conducted in the country. In the CMAT examination, no test taker is disqualified even if a person scores zero marks. Through a CMAT score, candidates can be admitted to AICTE-approved management institutions. Also, one of the important benefits of applying for CMAT is, that by the time you appear for the Common Management Aptitude Test, candidates have already appeared in the top Management entrance examination including CAT, MAT, XAT, NMAT, and SNAP. So, you don’t have to put extra effort into your preparation; a revision will do.

CMAT Exam Date

NTA will announce the CMAT 2024 exam date in February 2024. Candidates can check the tentative CMAT exam date 2024 from below provided table to get an idea about the schedule-

Exam Activity CMAT Dates (Expected)
CMAT Notification 2024 Release February 15, 2024
Exam Registration starts February 15, 2024
Last date to apply March 2024 first week
Last date of successful transaction of fee March 2024 first week
Correction in Particulars of Application Form Second week of March 2024
CMAT 2024 Admit Card Download start date Last week of March 2024
CMAT Exam Date April 7, 2024
CMAT Result Date Three weeks after the exam

CMAT Eligibility Criteria

  • For Executive PGDM – Graduation degree in any discipline along with five years of minimum experience.
  • For PGCM – Graduate in any discipline
  • For MBA and PGDM – Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • For students applying for CMAT 2024, there is no age limit.

CMAT Admission Process 2024

The selection process based on CMAT 2024 will be done by each college separately. The basic steps of the CMAT Selection process are as follows –

Step 1: Registration and online application for CMAT 2024

Step 2: Download the CMAT Admit Card

Step 3: CMAT Exam 2024

Step 4: Apply separately to preferred MBA Colleges according to the score

Step 5: GD/PI rounds according to the Institutes and admission fee payment

Seat Reservation

  • 15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates
  • 5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates (iii) 27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) NonCreamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List
  • 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General – EWS) candidates
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability

CMAT Selection Process

After the entrance examination, NTA will release the final result for qualified candidates. Based on the CMAT 2024 Result, a merit list will be prepared. Further, the eligible candidates have to visit the respective institutes for which they have applied, to complete the selection procedure. The institutes will conduct the Group Discussion round followed by a Personal Interview/Written Ability Test. Based on these GD, PI, and WAT, the respected institutes will prepare a final list of selected candidates.

CMAT Exam Pattern

  • Duration of exam: 3 Hours; No Individual Time limit to attempt the question paper. Candidates can attempt any question from any section within the overall time limit
  • Total Question: 100 questions; Objective Type
  • Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer is awarded a +4 Mark. For a wrong answer, there is a negative marking of -1 mark

CMAT 2024 Exam Pattern

CMAT 2024 Exam Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Language Comprehension 20 80
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20 80
Logical Reasoning 20 80
General Awareness 20 80
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 20 80

Total: Sections-5



CMAT Syllabus


Topics for CMAT 2024 Syllabus

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph
  • Probability
  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Graph
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Geometry
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Fraction and Decimals
  • Work and Time
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Number Systems
  • In-equations
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Partnership
  • Algebra
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Pipes and Cisterns
Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Cause and Effects
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Linear Arrangements
  • Analogy Test
  • Symbol-Based Problems
  • Statements Arguments
  • Blood Relationship Tests
  • Direction and Distance Test
  • Statements and Conclusion
  • Number Series
  • Statements Assumptions
  • Inferences
  • Matrix Arrangements
  • Ranking Tests
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Sequencing
Language Comprehension
  • English Grammar
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Improvement
  • English Usage Errors
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • One-word Substitution
  • Jumbled Para
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Correction
General Awareness
  • Literature
  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy
  • History
  • Sports News
  • Science in everyday life
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Trade Awareness
  • Personalities in News
  • Indian Constitution
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Concepts of Entrepreneurship
  • Overview of Entrepreneurship
  • Evolution of Entrepreneurship in India
  • Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development
  • Theories and Models of Entrepreneurship
  • Framework of Entrepreneurship Theories
  • Models of Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging Models of Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Dimensions of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Society
  • Entrepreneurial Culture
  • Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging Trends in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Business Organisation
  • Motivation, Communication, and Leadership

Procedure to Fill Online CMAT Application Form 2024

  • To fill out the online CMAT application, candidates have to first go to the official website

CMAT 2024

  • Then on the homepage, candidates have to click the link for CMAT 2024 Registration.
  • Enter the details and first register yourself for CMAT 2024.
  • Then you have to fill out the online application form and upload the documents
  • After this, candidates have to Pay the application fee using a Debit Card /Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI and keep the proof of fee payment safe.
  • At last, a confirmation page will be generated by the system, confirm it and your application form will be submitted online for CMAT 2024
  • You can also download this page and keep it safe for future reference.

NTA CMAT Official Website – Click Here

CMAT Admit Card 2024

Candidates whose application forms will be filled out completely in the given time will be provided a CMAT Admit Card through an online process. Individuals have to visit the official website to download their CMAT Admit Card one or two weeks earlier the exam date. Complete exam information like test center, test date, and timing, important instructions, etc will be provided in the CMAT Call Lettre. You have to check all the details in the CMAT Hall Ticket carefully. If you have any error in the mentioned information, do contact the concerned authority before the exam date.

Documents Required in CMAT 2024 Exam Center

  1. Admit Card along with Self Declaration (Undertaking) downloaded from the NTA Website (a clear printout on A4 size paper) duly filled in.
  2. A simple transparent Ball Point Pen.
  3. Additional photograph, to be pasted on Attendance Sheet
  4. Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml).
  5. Personal transparent water bottle.
  6. ID Proof
  7. Sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) in case the candidate is diabetic.

CMAT Answer Key 2024

First, the provisional CMAT Answer Key will be released on the official web portal. For this, candidates can challenge the declared CMAT 2024 Answer Key on the same day. The window for challenge will be activated for 2-3 days before the deadline. Candidates have to pay Rs. 200 per question to raise the answer key. Once paid, the fee cannot be refunded in any case. After the deadline, the CMAT Final Answer Key will be released.

CMAT Result

The result of CMAT 2024 will be announced by the NTA on the official website. Candidates can check their scorecard and All India Rank (AIR), sectional score as well as the total score. CMAT Results will be based on the final answer key. No challenges will be accepted for the answer key after the declaration of the final CMAT result. Candidates cannot apply for rechecking/re-evaluation/re-totaling/ rechecking/re-evaluation/re-totaling of the CMAT result 2024.

CMAT 2024: Tie-Breaking Criteria

If a person obtained the same CMAT Score, then the individuals will be listed in chronological (ascending) or as per their DOB. Also, in the merit list, candidates with the same score will be issued the same merit but the next person’s merit will be increased by the same number. For example, both individuals will be provided Merit 2 and the next individual will be given Merit 4, not 3.

Process to calculate CMAT percentile

CMAT Percentile will be calculated based on the total number of candidates appearing for the exam, individual rank, and the percentile obtained by the candidates.

The formula for the CMAT percentile calculator is:

Percentile (P) = ((N-Your Rank)/N) x 100

Where N = Total Number of Candidates who appeared for CMAT and P = Percentile

CMAT Cutoff

the cut-off marks in the minimum score that candidates must have to qualify for the CMAT 2024. Candidates who get the marks within the cutoff range will be qualified further for the next step which is Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds by the score accepting colleges.

CMAT score vs percentile: Year-wise

Candidates have to score from 251 to 340 marks (95 to 99.99 percentile) out of 400 total maximum marks. The percentile of top colleges JIM< JBIMS, SIMSREE etc are expected to be from 95 to 99+ overall percentile.

CMAT Top Colleges and Cutoff

Here you can check the CMAT percentile of the last three years along with the expected percentile for the year 2024 to get a better idea about the CMAT 2024 score and percentile.

CMAT Percentile

CMAT 2024 (Expected) CMAT 2023 CMAT 2022

CMAT 2021

99.5 305 303 325 320
99 295 293 318 313
95 262 260 300 250
90 245 240 282 232
80 215 211 200 203
70 195 180 170 180

Top colleges accepting CMAT Cut off and accepting 80 to 90+ percentile

Name of the College

Total Fees (in Rs) Expected CMAT 2024 Cutoff
Welingkar CMAT Cut Off 11 Lakhs 238
Great Lakes CMAT cut off 2024 15.86 Lakhs 235
Xavier Business School – St. Xavier’s University (XBS) 10.98 Lakhs 240
N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research 8.7 Lakhs 261
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) 12 Lakhs 250
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) CMAT cut off marks 12 Lakhs 245
Jaipuria Institute of Management CMAT cut off 2024 9.25 lakh 260
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) 10 Lakhs 235
KIIT School of Management (KSOM) 11.95 Lakhs 242
International School of Business and Media (ISBM) 8.9 Lakhs 255
Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) 8 Lakhs 260

Chandragupt Institute of Management (CIMP)

5.25 Lakhs 245
AIMS Institutes 9 Lakhs 245
SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS) 6.30 lakh 250
Jagannath Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) 5.5 Lakhs 235

Indus Business Academy (IBA)

6.98 Lakhs 250
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM) 6.50 Lakhs 260
ITM Business School, ITM Group of Institutions 9.20 Lakhs 260
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research (CIMR) 6.6 Lakhs 258
Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS) 7.9 Lakhs 255
SRM Institute of Science and Technology 6.5 Lakhs 261
Asia Pacific Institute of Management 9.7 Lakhs 247
Prestige Institute of Management 3 Lakhs 241

List of CMAT accepting colleges 70 to 80 percentile

Name of the College Total Fee
BIMTECH or Birla Institute of Management Technology Rs. 11.5 lakh
Jaipuria Institute of Management (JIM) Rs. 9.25 lakh
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Rs. 12.5 lakh
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)- School of Management Rs. 12.5 lakh
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai Rs 11.5 lakh
IES Management College and Research Centre (IES MCRC) Rs. 7.20 lakh
KIIT School of Management Rs. 9.5 lakh
Institute of Management, Christ University (IMCU) Rs. 7.54 lakh
XIME Rs. 10 lakh
SCMS Cochin Rs. 8.25 lakh
Globsyn Business School (GBS) Rs. 5 lakh
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Rs. 7.5 lakh
ISBM Rs. 8.90 lakh
CIMP Rs. 6.45 lakh
SIESCOMS Rs. 7.5 lakh
AIMS Institutes Rs. 9 lahks
SDMIMD Rs. 11 lahks
Chetna’s Institute of Management and Research (CIMR) Rs. 3.3 lakh
Alliance School of Business (ASOB) Rs. 7.5 lakh
PSG Institute of Management (PSGIM) Rs. 8 lakh
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) Rs. 7.66 lakh
Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Rs. 8.15 lakh
GITAM Hyderabad Business School, GITAM Deemed University Rs. 7.2 lakh
Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) Rs. 7.8 lakh
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) Rs. 7.20 lakh
Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS) Rs. 7.87 lakh
VESIM Rs. 6.5 lakh


List of CMAT 2024 colleges accepting 60 to 70 percentiles

Name of the College

Approx. Course Fee

Institute of Management – Christ University (IMCU) Rs 7 Lakh
D Y Patil University School of Management (DYPUSM) Rs 8.40 Lakh
Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Rs 7.95 Lakh
Jagannath International Management School (JIMS) Rs 5. 34 Lakh
National School of Business (NSB) Rs 5.90 Lakh
Universal Business School Rs 8.48 Lakh
ISME, Bangalore Rs 7,90,000
Indus Business Academy, Bangalore (IBA, Bangalore) Rs 3.88 Lakh
Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies (RCBS) Rs 7 Lakh
AIMS Institute of Management Studies (AIMS) Rs 5.49 Lakh
Indira Institute of Management (IIMP) Rs 7.20 Lakh
KJ Somaiya Rs 14.90 Lakh

Department of Management Sciences – University of Pune or PUMBA

Rs 1. 29 Lakh
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University Rs 13.20 Lakh
Calcutta Business School Rs 6.85 Lakh

Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies And Research (VESIM)

Rs 6.79 Lakh
Xavier Institute of Social Service Rs 8 Lakh

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan`s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management

Rs 6 Lakh
VIT Business School Rs 3.51 Lakh
Siva Sivani Institute of Management Rs 6.50 Lakh
Thiagarajar School of Management Rs 8.67 Lakh
M.S Ramaiah Institute of Management Rs 6 Lakh
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies Rs 12.50 Lakh
Rajalakshmi School of Business (RSB) Rs 6.10 Lakh
GITAM Hyderabad Business School Rs 8.50 Lakh
GITAM School of International Business Rs 8.50 Lakh

 List of B-schools accepting 50 to 60-percentile

Name of the College

Fees (approx.)

National Institute of Agricultural Marketing Rs 9 Lakh
 ITS Institute of Management Rs 6.6 Lakh
Dehradun Institute of Technology Rs 4.82 Lakh
Asia Pacific Institute of Management Rs 8.95 Lakh- Rs 11 Lakh
Acharya Institute of Technology Rs 2 Lakh – Rs 3 Lakh
Prestige Institute of Management Rs 2.42 Lakh
DC School of Management and Technology Rs 3.98 Lakh + Security Deposit
ITM School of Management Rs 75,000 – Rs 1.45 Lakh
Thiagarajar School of Management Rs 8.17 Lakh – Rs 8.57 Lakh
Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management Rs 6.91 Lakh
Jaipuria Institute of Management Rs 8.35 Lakh – Rs 9.65 Lakh
ITM Business School Rs 8.95 Lakh – Rs 11.85 Lakh
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Rs 5.5 Lakh p.a.
Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences Rs 9.19 Lakh
MAEER’s MIT School of Business Rs 3.50 Lakh
Doon Business School Rs 3.88 Lakh
Galgotias Business School Rs 1.49 Lakh per annum

FAQs Related to CMAT 2024

Question: Is Aadhaar mandatory for CMAT 2024?

Answer: The Aadhaar number is only one of the types of identification. It is not mandatory. Candidates may also enter their Ration Card number, Passport number, Bank Account number, or any other valid Government identity number.

Question: Can I cancel the application submitted for CMAT 2024?

Answer: Once submitted, the online CMAT Application form cannot be withdrawn or canceled.

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