CMAT 2019

CMAT 2019


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2019) is a national level management entrance exam which was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) till 2018. As per a recent announcement made by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the exam will now be conducted by the newly formed, National Testing Agency (NTA). However, the eligibility, pattern, and other details related to the exam will remain the same. All the AICTE-approved B-Schools accept the CMAT score for admission to their post-graduate management courses.

CMAT 2019 Latest Updates: As per a recent announcement by the HRD Ministry, CMAT 2019 examwill be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The online application process will begin on 1stNovember 2018.

CMAT 2019 Quick Overview

Exam NameCommon Management Admission Test (CMAT)
Exam conducting authorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Official Website
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
Type of questionsObjective type questions
Number of questions100
Number of Sections/SubjectsThere will be 4 sections, and each section will comprise of 25 questions
Name of Subject/sectionData Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Comprehension, and General Awareness
Marking Scheme4 marks will be given for every correct answer
Negative Marking1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
Duration of Exam3 Hours

CMAT Exam 2019 Important Dates

About the CMAT 2019 ExamDetails
Online Application Form Beginning Date1st November 2018
Closing date of Online Application form7th December 2018
Admit Card Issuance7th January 2019
CMAT 2019 Exam Date28th January 2019
The release of Answer Key1st Week of February 2019 (Tentative)
Result Declaration date10th February 2019

CMAT Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

A total of 100 objective type questions are asked in the CMAT exam from 4 different sections/subjects. Here is the section-wise distribution of questions and marks:

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Name of SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude25100
General Awareness25100

The total duration of the CBT is 180 minutes (3 hours). There is a negative marking scheme in the exam where 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

CMAT 2019 Syllabus

As of now, NTA has not prescribed any syllabus for the exam. However, considering the statement that there will be no change in the syllabus and exam pattern, CMAT syllabus would comprise of different topics from Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Language Comprehension, Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Aptitude.

CMAT Exam 2019 Eligibility


Candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Final year students of bachelor’s degree course whose result will be declared before the commencement of the academic year 2019-20 are also eligible to apply for the exam.

CMAT Exam 2019 Application Process

CMAT 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). As per the schedule released by NTA, the online registration process will begin from 1st November. Candidates are advised to register for the exam and complete the application process before 7th December. The CMAT application process can be completed through the following steps:

How to Fill CMAT 2019 Application Form:

  • Go to the official website of NTA –
  • Scroll down and click on “Management” section.
  • You will be redirected to the management exams page.
  • Click on ‘Registration’ button under CMAT exam section.
  • Enter the details asked for to complete the registration process.
  • Now log-in with the registration Id and password to complete the application process.
  • Provide all the details asked for such as personal information and educational qualification. Upload scanned images of required documents and make fee payment.
  • Review the completed application form before final submission.
  • You can take a printout of the completed application form for future reference.

CMAT 2019 Application Fee

Any revision in the application fee will be updated here after NTA releases the official CMAT notification. Here are the fee details as per last year’s notification:

CategoriesFee Amount
General/OBC (male candidates)₹ 1400
All Female candidates₹ 700
SC/ST/PWD₹ 700

Mode of Fee Payment –

Registration Fee/application fee can be paid through both online or offline mode of payment. Online payment can be done through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card, and offline payment can be done through e-challan at SBI bank branches.

Other Details

CMAT 2019 Admit Card

CMAT Exam 2019 admit card will be released at the official NTA website on 7th January 2019. Candidates are required to login with their registered id and password to download the admit card. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination venue for appearing in the exam. Also, carry a valid ID proof to the examination centre.

CMAT Result 2019

As stated in the official schedule, the result of CMAT 2019 will be declared on 10th February 2019. Candidates will be able to check the result using their registered Id through the official NTA website. Detailed information will be available once the official notification comes.

CMAT 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will be the CMAT 2019 exam conducted?

As per the recent schedule released by NTA, the CMAT 2019 exam will be conducted on 28th January 2019.

Q: Where to get the application form for CMAT 2019?

Application form for CMAT 2019 will be made available at NTA’s official website – on 01st November 2018. Candidates are required to fill the application form online.

Q: When will the registration process begin?

The registration process will begin on 1st November 2018.

Q: What is the application fee for female candidate belonging to SC category?

The application fee for all the female candidates (from all categories) is ₹ 700/-.

Q: I am in the final year of Bachelor’s degree; can I apply for the exam?

You can apply for the exam only if the result of your final examination would be declared before the commencement of the academic year 2019-20 for the management courses.

Q: Is there any provision for negative marking in the exam?

Yes, negative marking scheme is followed for the exam. 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.


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