CMAT 2019

National Testing Agency (NTA) would be conducting the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019 on January 28. CMAT is a national level entrance test conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM programmes. This entrance exam was previously administered by AICTE and from 2019 onwards, it will be officially administered by NTA. CMAT 2019 will allow B-schools to shortlist applicants that best suit their requirements. The national level MBA entrance exam is a computer-based test of three hours.

The online application form of CMAT 2019 would be made available from November 1; candidates can fill their forms latest by November 30, 2018. Aspirants must be an Indian citizen and a holder of the graduate degree of minimum three years from any recognised Indian Institute to be eligible for CMAT exam. More than 64,000 candidates appear for CMAT exam. Careers360, in this article, has projected all the relevant information pertaining to CMAT 2019 including its important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, result, cutoff, and selection procedure.

CMAT 2019 Overview

Events Overview
Exam Name Common Management Admission Test
Commonly Known As CMAT
Exam Category National Level PG entrance examination
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination Mode Computer-Based Test
Total duration of the Exam 180 minutes
Frequency of Test Once in a Year
Purpose of Test For postgraduation admissions to 500 B-Schools approximately
Score Validity One Year

CMAT Important Dates 2019

Events Dates
Notification Released July 7, 2018
CMAT 2018 Application start date November 1, 2018
Last date to fill CMAT Application form November 30, 2018
CMAT Admit card January 7, 2019
CMAT 2019 Test date Monday, January 28, 2019
CMAT Answer Key January, 2019
CMAT 2019 Result cum score card February 10, 2019
Print of scorecards February 10, 2019


1.As per the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2019, as stated by NTA, applicants must meet the following parameters to be able to become eligible for the test.
2.The candidates must obtain a graduate degree of minimum three years from any recognised Indian Institute.
3.General category applicants must obtain minimum 50 per cent at the graduation level, while SC/ST category must secure 45 per cent.
4.Applicant must be a citizen of India
5.There is no age limit for appearing in CMAT 2019
6.Final year graduates awaiting their results can also apply for CMAT 2019.

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CMAT 2019 is scheduled to be conducted online (computer-based test) and the total duration of test would be 180 minutes. According to the exam pattern of CMAT 2019, candidates will encounter four sections such as Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
Section Area Question Marks
Section 1 Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Section 2 Logical Reasoning 25 100
Section 3 Language Comprehension 25 100
Section 4 General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400
Exam format: All questions of MCQ type
Negative marking: Yes

What is the CMAT 2019 Application Procedure?

The CMAT application form 2019 can be filled in three simple steps-
1.CMAT Online Registration
2.Fill up the application form
3.Payment of CMAT application fee
4.During the process of application form filling, test aspirants need to select exam date and as many as three test cities in the order of preference. Candidates will be allotted test dates and exam centres on first come first serve basis. The allotment will also depend on the availability of test slots in the choice of exam cities selected during the CMAT 2019 application process.

CMAT Application Fee

Category Application fee
General/OBC Rs. 1400
SC/ST/Pwd/Female Rs. 700