CMAT 2018

CMAT 2018 is the MBA/PGDM entrance test conducted by AICTE every year for admission to AICTE approved MBA/PGDM 2018-20 programmes across the country. CMAT 2018 will be held on Saturday January 20, 2018 now. Earlier All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had informed on its website that CMAT 2018 would be held on January 21, 2018. However, now CMAT 2018 exam date is January 20, 2018 as per the latest information from AICTE published on its website.


Earlier AICTE had also preponed the CMAT 2018 registration start date from October 21 to October 20, 2017 while the CMAT 2018 exam date was not changed. On October 11, 2017, AICTE has announced CMAT 2018 exam date, Registration open and end date and CMAT 2018 exam pattern. CMAT 2018 will be held on January 20, 2018 in a single session as online computer based test. CMAT 2018 registration process was started on October 20 and will end on December 18, 2017. 


AICTE-CMAT 2018 Exam date announced: Online test on January 21, registration begins October 20


Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) 2018 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 2018-20 batch across the country. As already informed by AICTE chairman, the CMAT 2018 official website has become live from October 11, 2017 with the release of CMAT 2018 notification.

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ll the CMAT top colleges accepting CMAT 2018 exam score are the ones offering AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programmes. 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


The CMAT exam date exam is scheduled on January 21, 2018. The registration and application process for CMAT 2018 remains open from October 20, 2017 to December 15. Although AICTE has not pre-defined the CMAT 2018 syllabus, the CMAT past papers and CMAT sample papers reflect the key topics and trends in the CMAT exam. 


CMAT is the only MBA/PGDM exam conducted by AICTE and no other MBA/PGDM entrance is conducted under aegis of AICTE. CMAT is one of the largest National Level MBA/PGDM entrance examination and is conducted once a year by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) 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 2018 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 2018 is a 3 hour computer based online test which will be conducted in a single session across the country in 62 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 AICTE-CMAT has become a yearly exam.  The CMAT 2018 exam full schedule is made available by AICTE 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 2018 is on-line process. Last date to register for CMAT 2018 is December 15, 2017.​


Register for CMAT exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 20-10-2017 10:00 AM to 18-12-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 10-01-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Result: 04-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

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CMAT 2018 Mocks & Previous test papers

To help CMAT 2018 aspirants prepare better, experts at have prepared CMAT 2018 Mock test & CMAT sample papers based on the CMAT previous years paper pattern & key changes in CMAT 2018 exam pattern with answer keys and solutions. Expected Questions... Prepared by India’s Top Experts


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CMAT 2018 Eligibility

AICTE has prescribed following major points that determine the eligibility criteria for CMAT

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates with 50% marks in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2018-19 can also apply for CMAT online exam.
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CMAT 2018 Registration process & Application fee

It will be better to keep the following ready before starting the CMAT registration process

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CMAT 2018: Exam pattern & Syllabus

CMAT 2018 will remain an online exam for admission to AICTE approved MBA/ PGDM courses 2018-20 batch across the country. No structural and content based changes in CMAT 2017 are proposed by AICTE.


Duration of CMAT 2018 to be held on January 21, 2018 will of 3 hours from 9.30AM to 12.30PM.  It will be a single day single session exam instead of earlier multiple days.


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CMAT 2018 Admit Card

Candidates have to download their CMAT admit card from the AICTE-CMAT website on the due date onwards.


Candidates need to login with their registered E-mail id and password as recorded at the time of registration for CMAT 2018 to download the admit card. In their own interest, candidates should take at least 2 prints of the CMAT 2018 admit card. CMAT 2018 exam is to be held on January 21, 2018 as an online computer based test. 


To download the CMAT 2018 Admit card, you should click on the existing user icon and login with required details as follows

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CMAT 2018 Preparation

How to prepare for CMAT 2018, is an important question before the CMAT aspirants. Since CMAT is an online computer based test, the exact CMAT past test paper is not available nor anyone is authorized to publish it except AICTE, the CMAT conducting authority. However, the past trends in CMAT exam reveal that CMAT 2018 preparation can be synchronized with other MBA entrance exams also as the test sections are more or less same.


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CMAT Exam Analysis

Common Management Admission Test CMAT 2017 was held on January 28 from 9.30AM to 12.30PM. CMAT Exam Analysis by reveals that overall the paper was easy, with expected questions and pattern. General Awareness however was relatively tough and tricky. A total of 59433 candidates appeared in CMAT 2017.


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CMAT Result And Score Card

CMAT 2018 result with CMAT score card is proposed to be declared in a week’s time or in maximum 10 days from the CMAT 2018 exam date. CMAT score card contains CMAT raw score as well as CMAT percentile score as per the merit position of the candidate.


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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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