From this year onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct CMAT 2019. The exam date for CMAT 2019 has been announced, it will be held on January 27, 2019. The Common Management Aptitude Test is a national level entrance test which is held for admission in MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM, PGCM courses. This national level exam was earlier held by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It is a 03 hours computer-based test, which access candidate across various segments such as Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and General Awareness. The candidates are shortlisted for admission on the basis of their performance in entrance test, Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) or Written Ability Test (WAT). Check complete details about CMAT 2019 from this page.

Latest: The complete schedule for CMAT 2019 has been announced. Check it in the table below.

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CMAT 2019

Nearly, 59000 candidates appear CMAT every year. General, the candidates scoring between 3315 to 350 are among the top 10 qualifiers. Last time, CMAT was held in 74 cities and a figure is expected to remain the same this year. If you are interested to appear for the exam can start by knowing the dates for the exam from the table below.

Important Details related to CMAT 2019

CMAT 2019 Important Dates
Application form availability 22 Oct 2018
CMAT Application Form 2019 Last Date 15 Dec 2018
CMAT Admit Card 2019 A week or two before the exam
CMAT 2019 exam date 27 Jan 2019
CMAT Answer Key 2019 After 1 or 2 weeks of exam
CMAT Result 2019 01 week of Feb 2019

What Is NTA?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) was approved by the Union Cabinet in November 2017 for conducting entrance examinations for higher educational Institutions. The objective to bring NTA is to bring a qualitative difference in the examination process by focusing on research and scientific test design using services of Experts, Researchers, Statisticians, Psychometricians, Test Item Writers and Education Specialists.

From next year onwards, the NTA will conduct major entrance tests which were being held by CBSE and AICTE. The exam to be conducted by NTA will use highly secured IT software and encryption to ensure delivery of tests just in time and will ensure no leakages and other malpractices.

Since NTA is going to conduct the entrance test in online mode, it will establish a network of test practice centers for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam.

Highlights of CMAT Exam

Components Details
Exam Conducting Body National Test Agency (NTA)
Frequency of conducting the exam Once a year
Number of Test Takers over the year 60-70,000
Mode of the exam Computer-based
Type of Questions MCQ
Topics To Prepare for entrance test Logical Reasoning. General Awareness, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension
Selection Criteria for admission CMAT 2019, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Written Ability Test (WAT)
Colleges Accepting CMAT score All AICTE approved colleges, universities, and Institutions
Official website of exam

Important Information on CMAT 2019

Here we have compiled all the important points related to CMAT 2019, changes which you can expect and all other necessary information:

  1. Unlike other entrance tests which are being conducted by NTA, CMAT 2019 will be held only one time.
  2. The syllabus, exam pattern, and language of the examination will remain the same.
  3. The aspirants who wish to apply for CMAT will have to pay the same amount as last year, which was Rs. 1400 for General/ OBC category and Rs. 700 for SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female candidates

CMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for CMAT 2019, you must ensure that you fulfill the eligibility criteria as given below:

Components Eligibility Conditions
Nationality You must be a citizen of Indian to apply for the entrance test
Educational Qualification Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university
Final Year Graduates Yes, those in the final year of their degree examination are also eligible to apply
Age Limit There are in no age limit
Number of Attempts Since the exam is conducted once in a year candidate can apply for it. There is no limit to the number of attempts that an applicant can make

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CMAT is one of the toughest exams for management level admission in colleges. Students need to work hard and smart in order to pass the exam with good marks. For this, they must be aware of exam pattern and CMAT 2019 syllabus.

  • CMAT 2019 will be of 400 marks with the time duration of 3 hours or 180 minutes consecutively.
  • The exam will be computer-based and of objective type, i.e., Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) along with few objective type questions.
  • Written test will be of 400 marks with 4 sections in total to be attempted by appearing candidate.
  • Each section will contain 25 questions of 4 marks each which account for 100 marks for each section.
  • For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
Section Number of Questions Marks
Logical Reasoning 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
Total 100 400

Candidates appearing for CMAT can also go for the trial test that will be held by NTA to familiarize the candidate with the exam layout, design, and navigation functionality.

How to Prepare for CMAT 2019?

If you have appeared for CAT, IIFT or any other management course admission test and scored good marks, cracking CMAT will not be difficult at all.

Question asked in CMAT exams are easier when compared with CAT questions. Therefore preparing for Data Interpretation, Quant and Reasoning sections become quite hassle-free. If you want to score well in a section of General Awareness try reading newspapers and magazines on current affairs. Also, while attempting a question in CMAT 2019 try to read the question twice and carefully answer it.

Since there is still 1 year left for the exam, prepare thoroughly and understand the concepts in detail. Try to finish the syllabus by the end of October so that you have sufficient time to revise and take a mock test. If needed join some good coaching institute and clear your concepts. If you want to opt for section wise tests and get a good hold on concepts you are weak at. In no time it will be easy to solve the papers.

Another thing you can do is go for solving previous year question papers. This will help in understanding the exam patterns and types of questions being asked in the exam. I would also suggest that you get a good grip on time management and make a timetable. This is one of the biggest factors for cracking CMAT 2019.

Best Books for CMAT 2019

We believe that preparing for CMAT is not an easy task and requires a lot of concentration and consistency. For the same reason, we have compiled a list of best books available in the market with the purpose to help you get prepared for the exam.

Below is the list of 5 best books for CMAT 2019 which you can refer for your preparation. Let’s have a look:

Book Author/ Publisher Buy From Amazon
The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT SK Sinha Buy Here
CMAT Entrance Guide Disha Buy Here
The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning Arihant Buy Here
Verbal Ability and Comprehension for CMAT Harat Patodi Buy Here
General Knowledge Manohar Pandey Buy Here

CMAT 2019 Application Form

If you want to apply for the exam, visit the official page to register yourself as a new user. However, CMAT 2019 application forms are not released yet. Expected date for availability of application forms is in the month of October 2018. You can apply for the same through online mode only as no offline forms will be made available.

After filling of form, you will have the choice to make payment online or offline. Also, you will require a scanned copy of your photograph and signature in predefined format only. After submitting the form take a print out of the completed application form for future reference.

CMAT 2019 Application Fee

In order to successfully apply for CMAT 2019, an applicant is required to make a payment against the form filled.

You can take a look at the amount required to pay for the exam:

Category Fee
General/ OBC 1400
SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female 700

CMAT 2019 Admit Card

You will be able to download CMAT 2019 Admit Card once it is made available on the website. Tentative date of admit card availability is January 2019. In order to download admit card login to your account on the official website by entering validation details. Take a print out of it and keep it safe for appearing for the exam. You will also receive a copy of admit card on the registered mail id. Direct link to download admit card will be available here as soon as it is available.

List of Test Cities for CMAT 2019

Candidates who wish to apply for CMAT 2019 have to appear for the exam in one of the cities listed below. Have a look at them and decide the city you want to appear for the test:

CMAT 2019 Exam Centers
CMAT 2019 Result

Candidates who have appeared for the exam will be able to see CMAT Result 2019 once it is released. You will be able to download score card using login credentials. Link to download result will be provided below when released.

CMAT 2019 Counselling

After a declaration of result and merit list announcement, counseling is going to be conducted. You can attend the counseling in your choice of college when institute or college conducts it. Based on the performance, your scorecard, choices filled and availability of seat admission process can be carried forward. It is expected that you will carry all the relevant documents and fee at the time of CMAT 2019 counseling.

Note: Candidates can even approach the college and get admission directly without the need of attending counseling.

Eligibility criteria, fees, cut off, etc. are prepared on the basis of CMAT 2018 Examination process. In case there are any changes made by NTA, it will be reflected on this page.

FAQs based on CMAT 2019

Keeping in mind the basic and most important questions asked by candidates we have prepared a list of frequently asked questions to answer all the queries. Have a look and get your question answered:

What are the differences between CMAT, CAT, and MAT?

  • CMAT stands for Common Management Admission Test which will be held by NTA for the academic session 2019.
  • CAT stands for Common Admission Test held by IIM.
  • MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test which is held every year by AIMA.

All 3 exams specified above are for the admission to top MBA colleges and B-schools across India. The conducting bodies are different, though. Moreover, colleges accepting CMAT/ CAT/ MAT scores are different and candidates need to apply for the colleges on the basis of score obtained in the exam.

After the CMAT results come out will there be counseling for college allotments?

After CMAT 2019 results are announced all the CMAT participating colleges will announce the cut off for the admission. If you have scored the minimum cut off marks required for the admission in a college of your choice, you will be eligible to attend counseling.

After you have applied in the college on the basis of CMAT 2019 score, you will be called for the pre-admission round. Generally pre-admission rounds consist of GD, PI and Written Ability Test (WAT). However, it may vary from college to college.

What if I am unable to submit my test results at the end of the examination. Will it be autosaved?

If you have locked the answer you have marked, then there is no need to worry as it will be auto saved. However, if your marked choices were not locked then finger crossed. All the Best.

If I don’t apply for any college before CMAT 2019 Results and gets a good score in it, will I still get a call from any college?

We would advise you to fill in application form of well reputed colleges once they are announced. However, if the applying date in the college has elapsed you are not going to receive a call. But worry not, as there are numerous colleges that take in students on the basis of CMAT score.

Official website of CMAT is

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