CMAT - Common Management Aptitude Test 2017

Conducted by : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Exam Type:National Level
  • Format: Online/CBT
  • Language:English

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!

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10 Oct,2016
Applications Open
13 Jan,2017
Admit Card Available
28 Jan,2017
Date of Exam

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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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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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.

Exam Pattern

CMAT Exam Pattern


No. of Questions


Quantitative Technique



Logical Reasoning



General Awareness



Language Comprehension






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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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Exam Centres

AICTE reserves the right to change or cancel any test venue/ centre and/ or change the test time and dates at their own discretion.

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CMAT cut off list for Top Management Colleges

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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Fax Number: 022-25814283

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