CMAT 2020 – National Testing Agency (NTA) has released CMAT 2020 admit card online at cmat.nta.nic.in. It is available to download inside the candidate’s login. Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)-2020 exam date is January 28, 2020. Aspirants who wish to take admission in MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM, PGCM courses in more than 1000 colleges like XLRI Jamshedpur, MDI Gurgaon, etc must appear for this test. It is a national level test which is conducted in online mode. Check more details on CMAT 2020 from this page.
Latest: CMAT 2020 ADmit card released online. Click here to download.
Last year, more than 50000 candidates appeared for CMAT entrance exam. NTA is responsible for only conducting the entrance exam and handing the result to the participating institutes. The rest of the admission process is carried out by institutes itself. Candidates can check CMAT 2020 exam date from the table below.
|CMAT 2020||Important Dates|
|CMAT registartion date||01 Nov 2019|
|Last date to submit CMAT 2020 application form|
10 Dec 2019
|Last date to make successful transaction of application fee|
11 Dec 2019
|Last date to choose exam center|
12 Dec 2019
|Issuance of CMAT Admit Card 2020||24 Dec 2019|
|CMAT 2020 exam date||28 Jan 2020|
|Declaration fo CMAT result 2020||07 Feb 2020|
CMAT 2020 Admit Card
The admit card for CMAT 2020 is available for download. Only those who submit their application form with complete payment before the last date get CMAT 2020 Admit Card. To download it you need to enter the necessary login details. It is an important verification document that one must carry to the exam center. It is advised to the candidates to take a print out of CMAT Admit Card on an A4 size paper.
Since CMAT is a computer-based test, you only have to carry the print out of the Admit Card and valid id proof.
CMAT 2020 Mock Test
Aspirants who are preparing for the CMAT 2020 are advised to give the mock test. A mock test is a type of test you can give online, it is a replica of the original test that contains the question for practice. Giving CMAT 2020 mock test will make a big difference in your preparation. We are proving you with the free mock test practice. You can attempt a full CMAT mock test and evaluate yourself accordingly. Also, you can practice each section separating. this will give you the idea about the time you consume for solving a single section. Giving a section-wise mock test will improve your time management.
|CMAT (Full) Mock Test|
|No. of Question||100|
|Duration of the Mock test||1 hr 30 mins|
CMAT 2020 Application Form
The registration process for CMAT 2020 starts online at the official website of NTA. Once the registration for CMAT entrance exam is done, you receive the login credential through which you can fill CMAT application form. The complete application process for CMAT is to be done online only. After filling details in CMAT application form 2020, the aspirants can pay the essential amount of the fee by either online or offline mode. After that, fill the remaining part of the form. Before doing the final submission, the candidates must modify or view the form. Fill the form very carefully because once the form is submitted, you will not be able to edit it afterward.
CMAT 2020 Application form fee
To submit CMAT 2020 Application Form, candidates need to pay the following amount of the application fee:
|General||Rs. 1600 – Boys|
Rs. 1000 – Girls
|Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL)||Rs. 1000 – Boys|
Rs. 1000 – Girls
|SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female||Rs. 800 – Boys|
Rs. Girls – Girls
Mode of Payment: The candidates must pay the registration fee Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and PayTM Service in ICICI Bank or HDFC Bank or Syndicate Bank or State Bank of India.
CMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Before starting off to the application form section, it is important to check that whether you are eligible to appear for CMAT exam or not. It is so because if it is found during the later stages that the candidate is not fulfilling any of the eligibility criteria, then they are not considered for admission. Have a look at the expected CMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria.
- The applying candidate must be a citizen of India.
- Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam
- Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result declares before the commencement of admission for the academic year are also eligible to apply for CMAT online exam.
Note: One thing which the applicants must know is that there is no age limit for appearing in CMAT 2020 exam. The students must move on to the application form section only after checking the eligibility criteria for CMAT 2020 exam.
CMAT 2020 Examination Pattern
The aspirants who are preparing for CMAT 2020 entrance exam must take a look at the exam pattern which is given below.
- Mode of Examination: Computer Based Test (CBT)
- Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
- Total Time: 3 hours
- Number of Sections: 4
- Number of Questions: 100
- Section: 4
Section-wise distribution of Question
|Name of the Section||Number of Question|
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||25|
CMAT 2020 Marking Scheme
After knowing the exam pattern, the students must have an idea about the marking scheme as well. The students can use this marking scheme while they are giving the mocks during the preparation. Through this, they can have an idea of their performance in the exam and how much do they need to work upon their weak areas.
- Marks for Correct Answer: 4 marks
- Marks for Wrong Answer: -1 marks
- Total Marks: 400
CMAT 2020 Syllabus
For the majority of the management entrance test, there is no fixed syllabus which the students have to study and practice from. However, there are some common topics that are asked in every management exam which the students must be well versed with. check the section-wise topics for CMAT 2020 from the below:
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: The following topics are covered in this section.
- Number Systems
- Ratio & Proportion
- Speed Time & Distance
- Time & Work
- Profit Loss
- Pipes & Cistern
- Quadratic & Linear Equation
- Line graph
- Pie Chart
- Bar Graph
- Analytical Reasoning
- Linear Arrangements
- Statements Arguments
- Matrix Arrangements
- Number Series
- Analogy Test
- Blood Relationship Tests
- Coding and Decoding
- Statements and Conclusion
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
- Symbol Based Problems
- Direction and Distance Test
- Ranking Tests
- Statements Assumptions
- Para Jumble
- Paragraph Completion
- One- word Substitution
- Synonyms & Antonyms.
- Reading Comprehension
General Awareness: This section is tested in the majority of the exams to test the awareness and knowledge of the candidate of its surroundings and what is happening around the world. The questions in this section generally test the static and current general knowledge.
CMAT 2020 Important Books
For MBA Exams, it is required that the aspirants have the best set of books with them since these exams test the conceptual clarity of the student. Hence the students must ensure that they have the best books with them. Check out these books which the students must have with them during the preparation of CMAT 2020 Exam.
|Name of the Book||Link to Buy|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Click here to buy|
|PSC for VA||Click Here to Buy|
|Quantitative Ability &Data Interpretation|
|How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude||Click Here to Buy|
|How to Prepare for Data Interpretation||Click Here to Buy|
|Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal||Click Here to Buy|
|Non-verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal||Click Here to Buy|
|General Knowledge Books|
|Corporate Awareness Business GK||Click Here to Buy|
|The Pearson Concise General Knowledge Manual||Click Here to Buy|
|The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT 2019||Click Here to Buy|
|CMAT–paperback 2012||Click Here to Buy|
CMAT 2020 Preparation Tips
All the management exams are getting competitive with each year. Hence to ace the exam it is required that the students prepare diligently and with some additional preparation tips for it. Those who are aiming CMAT 2020 can have a look at some preparation tips which we are giving here to have an idea of how they need to go in the direction:
- Have the information on exactly what all topics shall be asked in the exam. Most of the management exams test students on common topics and there is not much difference in it. Make the list of all those documents.
- Make the concepts clear. It is very much important to do so because CMAT, although less difficult than other exams, has questions requiring 2-3 concepts tested at the same time. Hence it is an utmost important thing to do.
- Practice different types of questions. It is necessary because MBA Exams are very unpredictable. Questions of any sort may be asked.
- Attempt the mocks. It is a great way of taking an idea as to how your preparation level is and how much you need to do more to increase the score.
- Read lots of editorials and be aware of GK. Newspapers and magazines are of great help in this.
CMAT 2020 Examination Cities
During the application form filling process, the students have to choose the test city where they want to appear for the exam. Hence it is important that the students have the information about all the test cities and also that they complete the procedure as soon as possible to have their choice as a test city for the exam.
|Delhi/ New Delhi||Kochi||Coimbatore|
|Kadi/Mehsana||Jabalpur||Allahabad / Prayagraj|
|Vadodara||Aurangabad (MR)||Greater Noida / Noida|
CMAT 2020 Answer Key
After the commencement of CMAT exam, NTA shall release the Answer key online. You will be able to check your answers and roughly evaluate CMAT 2020 score. CMAT question paper and the response sheet shall also be released. To download the answer key, you need to log in using either application no. and password or application no. and date of birth. Once you download CMAT answer key, compare your answers which will be available on the response sheet and match them to CMAT 2020 answer key. Candidates can also submit the objection and challenge the answer key. A required amount shall be paid per objection. However, if your objection is relevant then the money shall be refunded.
CMAT 2020 Result
The result of CMAT 2020 publishes online on the official website of NTA. To check the result, the student needs to login to the official website and enter the login details received at the time of the registration. An All India Merit List is also likely to be prepared based on the percentile scored by the candidate in different sections.
CMAT 2020 Tie-Breaking Criteria
In case, two students score the same percentile in CMAT 2020 Exam, the merit shall be determined as per the tie-breaking criteria. Check the expected CMAT 2020 Tie-Breaking Criteria:
- Sectional score in Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation shall be first considered. Whoever scores more percentile in this section gets priority over the other candidate
- If the above is not valid, then the sectional score in Logical Reasoning shall be considered.
- Still tie occurs, the Language Comprehension sectional score shall be considered
- If all of the above is not valid, the score in the General Awareness section shall be considered.
CMAT 2020 Cutoff Marks
Students who shall give CMAT 2020 exam must also have another question in mind, “What shall be the cutoff marks?”. The cutoff marks are the minimum marks that the student has to secure in this exam so that they secure a rank in the merit list. Aspirants can have a look at the expected cutoff marks for CMAT 2020. We are giving the expected cutoff marks for various colleges for CMAT 2020. This has been collected and presented based on various records.
|Name of the College||Expected CMAT 2020 Cutoff Percentile|
|Goa Institute of Management||98|
|Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS)||96|
|KJ Somaiya Institute of Management & Research||94|
|Asia Pacific Institute of Management||85|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management||82|
|Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi||75|
What after CMAT 2020 Result?
CMAT 2020 result shall be declared in the form of merit list which will contain the name and the rank of the student as per the percentile scored by the candidate in the exam. The students shall then have to apply to the colleges based on the marks scored by the student in the exam. The colleges then call the eligible students for further rounds which include:
- Written Ability Test (WAT)
- Group Discussion (GD)
- Personal Interview (PI)
These tests are conducted to determine the candidate’s knowledge about the current affairs, their personality and the ability to handle difficult and under pressure situations which are the required traits of a future manager. After these rounds, the final result is announced based on which the admissions are offered to the students.
CMAT 2020 Counselling
CMAT 2020 Counselling shall be conducted after all the rounds have been conducted as mentioned above. The counseling round shall be conducted for admissions to the colleges based on their performance in these rounds. In counseling, the student has to submit some documents to the admitting authority. They also might need to submit some fees as well at the time of counseling. They can visit the official website of CMAT to know the complete details about the counseling rounds.
Colleges Accepting CMAT Score
The students must be curious to know about which colleges accept CMAT score. Take a look at the colleges which shall accept CMAT 2020 Score:
|Goa Institute of Management||Goa|
|Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research||Mumbai|
|Xavier Institute of Social Service||Jharkhand|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management||Chennai|
CMAT 2020 Exam Notification
NTA releases the notification for CMAT 2020 on its new official website. It consists of CMAT 2020 exam date and time. Also, it informs the duration of the exam.
What is NTA?
NTA is National Testing Agency. It is an autonomous exam conducting body which has been created to conduct some major entrance exams such as JEE Main, NEET, GPAT Etc. CMAT 2020 is also be conducted by NTA only. This body has been created to relieve CBSE, AICTE and other major authorities of the duties of conducting these entrance exams.
What’s New in CMAT 2020?
For CMAT 2020, NTA has introduced a few changes, which are as mentioned below:
- The exam date for CMAT 2020 has been revised. As per the exam schedule earlier released by NTA, the exam date for CMAT 2020 was 24 Jan 2020, which has been shifted to January 28, 2020.
- For CMAT 2020, candidates are allowed to select the test city after submission of examination fees. The test city are allotted to the candidates on first-come-first-serve basis. You can choose any available city which is immediately allotted to the candidate.
- There has been an increase in Rs. 200 in the application fee.
- The exam will be conducted in a single slot.
CMAT 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : CMAT, an abbreviation for Common Management Admission Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Till 2018, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Ans : CMAT official website is ntacmat.nic.in Candidate will find every detail and update of the CMAT 2020 on the official website.
Ans : CMAT is conducted for admission in various management programs across the country.
Ans : CMAT is an online exam i.e it is a computer-based test (CBT).
Ans : CMAT 2020 is going to be held only once a year on 24 January
Ans : Candidate can apply for CMAT 2020 irrespective of their age. There is no age restriction for CMAT.
Ans : CMAT 2020 cover questions from 4 sections - Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.
Ans : In CMAT 2020, 25 questions are asked from each section. Each question carries 4 marks. There is a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
Ans : Candidate must have completed or is in the last year of graduation to be called eligible for CMAT 2020.
Ans : No. candidates are not allowed to use a calculator or any other such device in CMAT 2020 written examination.
Ans : Some of the participating institutes are JBIMS, Goa Institute of Management, KJSIMSR, PUMBA DMS, Xavier Institute of Social Service, Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, and the list is long.
Ans : Approximately, 70,000 candidates appear for the exam of CMAT.
Ans : Candidates who qualify the exam are called for written ability test, group discussion, and personal interview from the participating institutes. NTA is not responsible for any further admission process. It has its role only till the release of the CMAT result. The rest is in hand of the institutes.
Official website: cmat.nta.nic.in
For more information on CMAT 2020, read the information brochure here.