CMAT 2019 – The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Common Mangement Admission Test (CMAT) from the year 2019. It is a national level entrance exam for admission to MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM, PGCM courses. Interested candidates can apply for CMAT 2019, the registration for which start from November 01, 2018, at The Application Form will available until 30 Nov. The exam conducting body may open CMAT 2019 Application Correction Window for few days after completion of registration process. The CMAT 2019 exam date is January 28, 2019. all the AICTE approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges accepts CMAT scores. Check complete details about CMAT 2019 Syllabus, Colleges, date, exam pattern, books, preparation tips etc from this page.

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 took place in 74 cities and most probably the figure will remain the same this year.

CMAT 2019 Dates – Official Schedule for CMAT 2019 by NTA has been available. Check the complete schedule below.

CMAT 2019 Important Dates
Application form availability 01 Nov 2018
CMAT Application Form 2019 Last Date 30 Nov 2019
CMAT Admit Card 2019 07 Jan 2019
CMAT 2019 exam date 28 Jan 2019
CMAT Answer Key 2019 After 1 or 2 weeks of exam
CMAT Result 2019 10 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 the year 2019, the NTA will conduct major entrance tests which CBSE and AICTE used to conduct. The NTA will use highly secured IT software and encryption to ensure smooth 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.

About CMAT Exam

Around 60 to 70 thousand takes the online CMAT examination every year.  All questions are Multiple choices Based with four options each. The main areas of the exam are Logical Reasoning. General Awareness, Quantitative Techniques, and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension. The selection process includes Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) or Written Ability Test (WAT).

CMAT 2019

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.

  • Nationality – Only citizen of Indian are eligible to apply for the entrance test.
  • Educational Qualification – Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Final Year Graduates – Such candidates are eligible to apply given that they submit the necessary documents before the last date.
  • Age Limit – There are in no age limit.
  • Number of Attempts – 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 the exam pattern and CMAT 2019 syllabus.

Mode of the Examination

  • Teat will conduct in computer-based mode only.
  • The total duration of the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes.

Marking Scheme

  • The total marks of the paper are 400.
  • Each question carries 04 Marks.
  • Negative marking of one mark for every incorrect answer.

Questions in Exam

  • There are four sections in the exam.
  • There are total 100 questions with 25 each in four section.
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

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 CMAT2019 will not be difficult at all.

Read: How to Score High in CMAT 2019?

Types of Questions in CMAT

  • DILR & Quant: Question asked in CMAT exams are easier as compared to CAT questions. Therefore preparing for Data Interpretation, Quant and Reasoning sections become quite easy.
  • GK: 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.

Important Exam Tips

  •  Prepare and understand the concepts in detail. Try to finish the syllabus by the end of November.
  • Take mocks regularly and analyze them as well. Besides this also take sectional tests for better preparation.
  • Solve previous year question papers. It will help in understanding the exam patterns and types of question asked in the exam.
  • Since you must be preparing for other exams as well have 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. Here we have compiled a list of best books available in the market for the better preparation of CMAT 2019.

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 will available after November 01, 2019. 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 facility is available.

After filling of form, you can opt to make payment online or offline. Also, you will also 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

Success Stories: CMAT 100 Percentile Saras Suhane

Registration For Practise Centre

Candidates appearing for CMAT can also go for the trial test. The NTA may start the registration for the CMAT 2019 online test centre. All students will able to access the service if they register for the exam before the last date. You can get more details at TPC Registration Process.

CMAT 2019 Admit Card

The CMAT 2019 Admit Card will available online at the NTA website. The hall ticket will release on January 07, 2018. In order to download admit card login to your account on the official website by entering login details. Take a print out of it and keep it safe for appearing for the exam. Candidates must reach exam centre as specified on the admit card. All the students must carry hall ticket and photo identity proof with them on the test day.

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

After the conduction of exam, NTA will release CMAT Result 2019 on the official website. You will be able to download score card using login credentials. The result will contain the sectional and overall marks in the test. In addition to that, you will also able to check the rank secured in the exam.

CMAT 2019 Selection Process

Once the results are available, different CMAT score accepting institutes will release the cutoffs. On the basis of it, selected students will able to attend the group discussion and personal interview round. After this, colleges will release the final merit list and then the counselling round will start. In order to participate in the counselling, you must register and choose the colleges of your choice. This round generally includes choice filling, option entry, choice freezing etc.

CMAT Selection Process 2019

CMAT 2019 Counselling

After a declaration of result and merit list announcement, counseling round will take place. You can attend the counseling of 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.

Read: CMAT Cut off for Top B-schools

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 2019 Examination process. In case there are any changes made by NTA, we will update the same 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:

Q. 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.

Q. What if I am unable to submit my test results at the end of the examination. Will it lock automatically?

If you have locked the answer you have marked, then you must not worry as it will lock automatically. However, if your marked choices were not locked then finger crossed. All the Best.

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

We would advise you to fill in the application form of well-reputed colleges once they are available. 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.

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