Common Management Admission Test Notification, Dates-CMAT 2020

Do you want to pursue a management course? National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting National Level Computer-based Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2020) in the month of January 2020. This article provides detail about the important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and other details about CMAT 2020.


National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct National Level Computer-based Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2020) in the month of January 2020 for facilitating AICTE approved Institutions, University Departments/Affiliated Colleges to select suitable candidates for admission in Post Graduate Management Programmes for the academic year 2020-2021.

About CMAT 2020

  • CMAT 2020 will be held on 04th week of January 2020. NTA will start registration for CMAT 2020 from 1st week of November 2019. Candidates who want to appear for CMAT 2020 can apply online.
  • Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
  • The CMAT is a three-hour computer-based online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate's ability across various sections like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language and General Awareness.
  • This test facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs.
  • The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

  • CMAT 2020 important dates

  • Registration start date : 1 Nov 2019
  • Last date for registration: 30 Nov 2019
  • Admit Card: 24th December, 2019
  • CMAT 2020 Exam Date: 24th January, 2020
  • Date of Result Declaration: 3rd Feb, 2020

  • Eligibility criteria for CMAT 2020

    The candidates must satisfy all the criteria given below to sit in the entrance exam:


    Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for common management admission test.

    Academic Qualification

    Candidates must have completed the graduation in any discipline can apply for CMAT 2020 exam. Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for the academic year 2020-21 can also apply for CMAT online exam. There is no age limit for the candidates to appear in the exam.


    In the institutions which are run by the central government,15% of the seats are reserved for the category Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for the category Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 27% for the category Other Backward Classes belonging to the "Non-Creamy Layer" (OBC – NCL). Each category will have 5% reservations for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as defined in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016). Apart from this for admission to a particular institute check reservation criteria mentioned by that particular institute.

    CMAT 2020 Application Process

  • All the candidates have to apply for CMAT-2020 Online only through the official website of CMAT
  • The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted.
  • Only one application form is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.
  • The CMAT 2020 application form registration will open from the 1st week to 04th November 2019.
  • Four steps to apply online

  • Step-1: Register for Online Application Form and note down system generated Application Number.
  • Step-2: Complete the Application Form.
  • Step-3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate Photograph and Candidate Signature.
  • Step-4: Payment by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan.

  • Application fees

  • General/OBC: Rs.1400/- plus bank charges as applicable.
  • SC/ST/PD: Rs.700/- plus bank charges as applicable.

  • Payment Mode

    Online payment through debit/credit card or net banking:

  • Check the validity of the Debit/ Credit Card and keep it ready with you while logging on to the website for submitting application form. Candidate should enter the information asked and make payment through Debit/ Credit Card.
  • Check the balance in your account and keep all credentials ready with you while logging on to the website for submitting the application form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.
  • Cash Deposit through e-challan at State Bank of India Branches only:

    Print e-challan in PDF on A4 size paper from SBI MOPS page which will contain NTA's required information in addition to Bank reference number and visit any of the SBI branches in India and deposit amount mentioned in e-challan.

    CMAT 2020 Exam pattern

  • CMAT is computer-based online test.
  • The exam is of duration of three hours.
  • There are total 100 multiple choice questions asked in the exam.
  • The questions paper will have 4 Section: Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness
  • The exam is conducted in English medium only.
  • There is negative marking in the exam as 4 marks are given for every correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

  • CMAT 2020 Syllabus

    There is as such no prescribed syllabus for the test. The candidate should solve the sample papers and the mock test to understand the pattern of the exam. Questions will be asked from the topics of Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.

    Final words

    CMAT is one of the toughest exams so a candidate should give his best to prepare for the exams. To have better clarity about the exam one should not forget to solve the sample papers of the previous years. Also these days plenty of coaching centers are available which a candidate may join for the better preparation of the exam.

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