About Common Management Admission Test (CMAT):

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an online computer-based test conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India. It is a national-level admission test for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE. The first edition of CMAT was conducted in 2012. CMAT exam is held twice every year, once in February and then again in September. Each candidate is eligible to appear in both the exams and the better of the two scores will be used for the admission for each academic year. The CMAT exam is generally conducted in a window period of 5 days. In 2014, it would be conducted over a period of five days (25-Sep, 2014 to 29-Sep, 2014). A candidate willing to appear for CMAT can select up-to 3 cities in India giving order of preference for test city. The first choice of city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city. A list of test cities is available on the website www.aicte-cmat.in A typical testing day for CMAT in India will have 2 exam sessions. Session 1 takes place in morning and session 2 takes place in afternoon. At the test venue the candidates will be provided rough papers for calculations. Once they are done with the exam, candidates are required to leave the rough papers behind at the desk.

CMAT paper pattern:

There are four sections in the CMAT test and each section has 25 questions. So total there are 100 questions in the test. The sections are

(a) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
(b) Logical Reasoning
(c) Language Comprehension
(d) General Awareness


CMAT test duration and marking scheme:
Duration of exam is 180 minutes i.e. 3 hours
Each correct answer earns 4 marks and for each wrong answer 1 mark is deducted.
No marks are deducted for the unanswered questions.



CMAT exam dates
28-01 2017
19-02 2015 to 23-02- 2015
25-09-2014 to 29-09-2014
20-02-2014 to 24-02-2014
26-09- 2013 to 30-09-2013
19-05-2013 to 22-05-2013
21-02-2013 to 25-02-2013
27-09-2012 to 01-09- 2012



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