CMAT - Common Management Admission Test 2019

CMAT 2019 exam date is January 28, 2019. CMAT 2019 Registration starts on November 1 and will close on November 30, 2018. The CMAT exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) with effect from CMAT 2019 and not by AICTE. NTA is conducting the entire CMAT exam process alongwith other exams which were conducted by other agencies earlier.  Earlier NTA had announced the CMAT 2019 exam date as January 27 which has been changed now. 


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination for entry into management programmes. Till 2018, it was 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 Test will now be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The CMAT 2019 score will be accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

NTA will keep the revised CMAT 2019 exam similar to past CMAT exam pattern. Accordingly, CMAT 2019 will be a three hour computer based online test, conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across four sections like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.


MAT 2019 Important Dates

CMAT 2019 Exam Date
Key Date
CMAT 2019 Registration starts
November 1, 2018
Online on NTA CMAT 2019 Exam website
CMAT 2019 Registration Closes
November 30, 2018
Online submission of Application form Ends
CMAT 2019 Admit Card Download starts
January 7, 2019
No Hard copy of CMAT Admit card will be sent
CMAT 2019 Exam Date
January 28, 2019
3 hours single session exam
CMAT 2019 Result Date
February 10, 2019


NTA to Train CMAT 2019 Aspirants
NTA will open centres across India, from August 2018 onwards, to make candidates understand about the revised CMAT 2019 exam pattern, navigation, test taking strategy among other details.  The key changes and features of CMAT 2019 conducted by NTA are:


CMAT 2019 Vs CMAT 2018

Exam Details
CMAT 2019
CMAT 2018
CMAT Exam Date
January 27, 2019
January 20, 2018
CMAT conducting Agency
National Testing Agency (NTA)
All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
CMAT Testing Mode
Computer Based
Computer Based
Training for CMAT Test Taking Methodology/Navigation
NTA to open centres across India from August 2018 onwards to train candidates to understand CMAT Test Taking Strategy
AICTE published sample test taking and navigation guidelines on its website
Changes in the cost of Registration
No change proposed
AICTE used to increase CMAT registration fee each year
Sectional Composition of CMAT
No change, same 4 sections exam with 100 questions
Remained same with 4 sections 100 questions
Scoring Pattern
Remains same with +1 mark for each right answer
+1 for each correct answer
Difficulty Level
Expected to go down
Remained moderate to Difficult


Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) 2019 is online computer based exam, conducted by AICTE. CMAT 2018 is the official gateway for admissions to the University and AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programmes for 2019-21 batch across the country.


CMAT Score Accepted by AICTE Approved MBA/PGDM Colleges
All the CMAT top colleges accepting CMAT 2019 exam score are the ones offering AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programmes. They include top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, GIM, Great Lakes among others. According to AICTE, ‘All AICTE approved Institutes / Departments / Constituent Colleges / Affiliated Colleges of Universities are expected to accept CMAT scores. The specific notifications issued by Universities and State Governments are available at CMAT website.’


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No Other MBA Entrance by NTA
CMAT is the only MBA/PGDM exam earlier conducted by AICTE and now by NTA WEF CMAT 2019. No other MBA/PGDM entrance in 2019 is to be conducted by NTA under aegis of AICTE. CMAT is one of the largest National Level MBA/PGDM entrance examination and is conducted once a year in the month of January, as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.


Universities in 13 states including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka among others accept CMAT exam scores alongwith CAT for admission to their MBA programmes. The governments have officially notified CMAT as their official test. In addition, many B-schools offering AICTE approved PGDM programs will be using the CMAT 2019 scores. CMAT scores are accepted by around 400+ B schools running AICTE approved management programmes in India. It is the 2nd largest MBA/PGDM entrance test after CAT in the country. More than 60000 candidates register and apply for CMAT every year.


If you don’t get good scores in CAT/XAT/SNAP, the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the answer to your MBA/PGDM needs leading to 400+ AICTE approved B-schools across the country.


CMAT 2019 is a 3 hour computer based online test which will be conducted in a single session across the country in more than 60 test cities to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The questions are in MCQ format.


With effect from 2016 CMAT has become a yearly exam.  The CMAT 2019 exam full schedule is made available by NTA now. CMAT is the computer based online exam. Earlier till 2015, there used to be 2 CMAT exams in one year. The first CMAT used to be held in the month of September while the second followed in the month of coming February. 


Registration for CMAT 2019 is on-line process. Last date to register for CMAT 2019 is December 15, 2018.​

Register for CMAT exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 01-11-2018 10:00 AM to 30-11-2018 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 07-01-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Result: 10-02-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

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CMAT 2019 Eligibility

National Testing Agency (NTA) has prescribed following major points that determine the CMAT 2019 eligibility criteria:

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CMAT 2019 Registration

CMAT 2019 Registration starts from November 1 and will close on November 30, 2018 as announced by National Testing Agency (NTA) which is now the CMAT conducting authority instead of AICTE. The CMAT 2019 exam will now be held on Monday, January 28, 2019. With effect from CMAT 2019 onwards, the NTA will conduct Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) instead of AICTE. CMAT 2019 registration and application process remains online and can be completed in a few minutes.


CMAT 2019 Registration: Important Dates

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CMAT Pattern & Syllabus

CMAT 2019 Exam pattern

CMAT 2019 Exam will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in a single session as computer based test. It will be the first CMAT exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of AICTE. From now on the NTA, an autonomous testing organization created by Government of India will conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.


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CMAT Mocks and Previous test papers

CMAT question papers containing CMAT Mock test and CMAT previous question papers help you to understand the right pattern of CMAT question paper and the strategy to crack it.

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CMAT Admit Card

CMAT 2019 Admit Card download will begin on January 10, 2019 onwards. National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the CMAT 2019 Admit Card instead of AICTE. The CMAT 2019 exam date as announced by NTA is January 27, 2019.  


Candidates will be allowed to download their CMAT 2019 admit card from NTA CMAT website instead of AICTE-CMAT website. The CMAT 2019 Hall Ticket download facility as per the past trends, will begin in the afternoon of the pre-announced CMAT Admit Card Date.


CMAT Admit Card Download Process


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CMAT Preparation

How to prepare for CMAT 2019 exam to be held on January 27, 2019, is an important question before the CMAT aspirants. From this year onwards, CMAT will be conducted by NTA and not by AICTE which conducted CMAT till 2018. Since CMAT remains an online computer based test, the exact CMAT past test paper is not available nor anyone is authorized to publish it except NTA, AICTE or MHRd Government of India. However, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that CMAT 2019 will not be much different from CMAT 2018 and earlier CMAT exams.

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CMAT Cut off

CMAT 2018 score cut offs will be used by more than 1000 MBA colleges accepting CMAT for MBA admission 2018.

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CMAT Analysis

CMAT 2018 Analysis (Update 2.30PM, Jan 20) Moderate Exam to increase cut offs

The cut offs are expected to increase as CMAT 2018 was found easier than last year. It is anticipated that an overall score of 228 will get 99 percentile while a score of 190 marks may get 95 percentile.


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CMAT Result And Score Card

CMAT 2018 Merit list with 64448 candidates who appeared in CMAT this year has been announced by AICTE on February 17. There are three candidates with 100 percentile in CMAT 2018 as against two in 2017 and one in 2016. 


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CMAT Percentile Predictor

Practice on Mocks and thereafter your performance in actual CMAT 2017 on January 28 can be gauged only when you come to know about the raw and percentile score, you will get in the exam. Top B-schools will shortlist you on the basis of your high percentile that you score in CMAT 2017.


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