CMAT 2022: Result Released for 51144 Test Takers; Check your Chances in Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT


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CMAT 2022: Result Released for 51144 Test Takers; Top B-schools announce cut off score/Rank


Latest Updates:

  • No Percentile Score in CMAT 2022 Score Card
  • AICTE Approved MBA/PGDM Colleges Consider Cut offs based on Raw Score and Ranks
  • CMAT 2022 Result consists of total 51144 Test Takers
  • 22630 Female Candidates appeared in CMAT 2022
  • 1000+ MBA Colleges to Accept CMAT Score Check Admission Status
  • CMAT 2022 Exam was conducted in one Slot on April 9 ​

CMAT Result 2022 has been released on April 29, 2022 by NTA for 51144 candidates who appeared in CMAT this year. For the first time the CMAT score card does not display the percentile score and contains only overall and sectional score and all India Rank of the test taker. All the AICTE approved institutes accepting CMAT score are now considering CMAT cut offs based on Scorer and Ranks and many top B-schools, which extended their last date to apply on releasing the CMAT result,  have announced their cut offs as below:

Top MBA/PGDM colleges
AICTE MBA/PGDM Programs offered
CMAT 2022 Cut off Score/Rank
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai/Gurgaon
Below 5000 Rank for Chennai Campus
Below 10000 Rank for Gurgaon campus
Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai/Bengaluru
PGDM (E-Business Research & Business Analytics)
For Mumbai: 225 CMAT Score
For Bengaluru: 211 CMAT score
IMT Nagpur
Upto 5100 Rank in CMAT 2022
BIMTECH Greater Noida
For PGDM: 240 CMAT Score
For PGDM-IB: 220 CMAT Score
For PGDM IBM: 150 CMAT score
For PGDM RM: 150 CMAT score

CMAT Score Card 2022: Only Rank and Score But No Percentile
Following components are displayed in CMAT score card

  1. Overall and Sectional CMAT score
  2. All India Rank of the Test Taker

cmat score


Panic among Students
All through the earlier CMAT exams, the test takers could immediately apply for admission after release of CMAT result as it contained Percentile score, Raw score and Rank. Since all the institutes announce their likely CMAT cut off percentile well in advance, it was easy for the applicants to check their corresponding percentile and apply. This year they are unable to follow this rule


Distress Among Admission Heads
All the leading management institutes accepting CMAT score now have to decide their cut off based on raw score or rank or both. These B schools like GIM Goa, Great Lakes, K J Somaiya, BIMTECH, IMT Nagpur had already announced their expected cut off percentile for CMAT exam. Now they will have to devise again their admission criteria and cut offs without CMAT percentile


CMAT 2022 Rank Vs Score
Based on the CMAT test takers’ inputs regarding their Score for the corresponding Rank, shared below are the CMAT 2022 Ranks Vs Score Range

CMAT 2022 Rank
CMAT Score Range
Rank 1-100
Rank 100 to 1000
Rank 1001 to 5000
Rank 5000+
240 and below

How to Download CMAT Score Card 2022?
The login window to download your CMAT 2022 score card is available on the official CMAT 2022 website


cmat score card login

The CMAT Examination was conducted by NTA on 09 April 2022 in 124 Cities at 457 Centres. A total number of 58956 candidates were registered for the exam and out of them 51144 Candidates appeared in CMAT 2022. A high number of 26480 female candidates had applied for CMAT this year


CMAT 2022 Applicants
Category wise and gender wise CMAT 2022 applicants were

Male Candidates
Female Candidates
Third Gender

CMAT 2022 Test Takers
Category wise and gender wise CMAT 2022 test takers were

Male Candidates
Female Candidates
Third Gender
51144 had released CMAT 2022 exam analysis and expected score required for different percentile range and the cut offs based on last year cut off percentile for admission in top MBA colleges accepting CMAT. Last year CMAT cut off percentile is shared below while the MBA colleges are yet to announce their CMAT raw score cut off for admission 2022 CMAT score accepting colleges


cmat colleges pdf


Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT 2022: Cut offs Based on Last Year Percentile
Top B schools accepting CMAT scores need around 75 to 99 percentile to shortlist the candidates. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting CMAT with cut offs and admission status are as below:

Management Institute
Last year CMAT Cut off Percentile
 CMAT 2022 cut off score/Rank
Admission Status
JBIMS Mumbai (Admission through DTE CAP Round)
To be released
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai
To be released
SIMSREE Mumbai (Admission through DTE CAP)
To be released
PUMBA Pune (Admission through DTE CAP)
To be released
Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM
 5000 & Below Rank
Open | Apply Now
GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management
To be released
IMT Nagpur
 5100 Rank
Open | Apply Now
BIMTECH Greater Noida
 240 CMAT Score
Open | Apply Now
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
225 CMAT score
Open | Apply Now
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University 75+  220 Score
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow
To be released
Open | Apply Now
XIME Bangalore: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
To be released
Open | Apply Now
SDMIMD Mysore: SDM Institute For Management Development
To be released
Open | Apply Now
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore
To be released
Open | Apply Now

Check Complete City wise List of Top MBA colleges with CMAT cut offs


CMAT 2022 is one of the important national level MBA entrance exams for MBA/PGDM 2022-24 batch in the AICTE approved management institutes and was conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) as computer based test of three hours duration. The high score in CMAT 2022 offers MBA admission opportunity in 1000 AICTE approved MBA/PGDM colleges. 


The three hour computer based online CMAT exam 2022 was divided in five sections. It evaluated a candidate’s ability in Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness areas. A new section on Innovation and Entrepreneurship with 20 questions was also added as the 5th section.


With many changes in paper pattern, NTA conducted CMAT 2022 Exam on April 9, 2022 in a totally revised pattern comprising 5 sections instead of earlier 4 sections. The 5th new mandatory section on Innovation and Entrepreneurship was the factor that could turn the table in your favour. This section had different topics in its syllabus and will play important role in CMAT percentile calculation. 


Why to Appear in CMAT Exam? Check Key Benefits
MBA aspirants find so many MBA entrance exams which are conducted at national, state and institute level and get confused which MBA entrance exam they should apply and appear. While the comparison among top MBA entrance exams with CMAT is shared at the end of this article, the key USPs of CMAT exam below will guide you why you should appear in CMAT 2022

  • Moderate difficulty MBA entrance exam
  • No test taker is disqualified in CMAT exam even if he/she scores zero marks
  • CMAT offers MBA/PGDM admission opportunity in AICTE approved management Institutes
  • By the time CMAT is conducted, you will have already appeared in other top MBA entrance exams like CAT; IIFT, XAT; NMAT; SNAP among others. So, no extra efforts to prepare for CMAT are required as CMAT exam has same sectional composition and has lower difficulty level
  • Most of the top MBA/PGDM colleges in India accept CMAT score for admission. They include K J Somaiya, Welingkar, PUMBA, Great Lakes, GIM Goa, IMT Nagpur, BIMTECH Greater Noida and 330 MBA/MMS colleges in Maharashtra, among others. Check the complete list of top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score

CMAT 2022 score will be accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges for admission 2022.    . 

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CMAT 2022 Important Dates
CMAT registration process is open from February 16, 2022. Detailed schedule of CMAT Exam 2022 dates and other CMAT 2022 important dates and details are as under:

Exam Activity
CMAT 2022
CMAT Notification 2022 Release
February 16, 2022
Release on official NTA-CMAT website
Exam Registration starts
February 16, 2022
Online Process
Last date to apply
March 17, 2022
Application form submission closes at midnight
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/UPI / Paytm Wallet
March 18, 2022
Upto 11.50 PM
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on the website only
From March 19 to 21, 2022
Upto 5 PM
Admit Card Download start date
April 6, 2022
1. Earlier NTA announced to release CMAT admit card on April 4 but it could not be released
2. No Hard copy of the Admit Card will be sent
Last date to download CMAT  Admit card
April 9, 2022
Download Admit Card latest by the exam date
CMAT Exam Date
April 9, 2022
From 3 PM to 6 PM
Exam Duration
3 Hours
In Single session in Afternoon
Result Date
April 29, 2022
Score card download starts in afternoon

Delay in CMAT Exam Date 2022: Good Opportunity to Score High
There are 1000+ AICTE approved MBA/PGDM institutes that will accept CMAT 2022 score for admission to their flagship MBA/PGDM 2022-24 batch. Delayed CMAT exam date 2022 offers good opportunity to prepare well for the exam and score high to get shortlisted by some of the top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score as detailed below.


Read this comprehensive article, prepared by MBA Exam experts, to know more about Key Facts like CMAT eligibility, registration process, exam pattern & syllabus, Admit Card Download process, how to prepare for CMAT 2022, CMAT score accepting colleges, cut offs in various MBA colleges  among other key details. 

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IFIM College Bangalore MBA Admission 2022 SRM University Chennai MBA Admission 2022
NDIM New Delhi PGDM Admission 2022 IPE Hyderabad PGDM Admission 2022 Open
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Sri Balaji University, Pune MBA admissions 2022 RV Institute of Management Admission 2022
UPES University Dehradun MBA Admissions 2022

What is CMAT?
CMAT full form is Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). It  is a government organized computer based national level MBA entrance examination for entry into 1000 AICTE approved management programmes (MBA/PGDM) all over India. Till 2018, CMAT was conducted by AICTE, now the Test is conducted by the National Testing Authority (NTA) constituted by Government of India. More than 70,000 candidates apply for CMAT every year. CMAT offers unique opportunity to all the test takers as none of them is disqualified in its result.  


CMAT Exam 2022 Highlights
CMAT 2022 exam offers MBA admission opportunity in more than 1000 MBA colleges in India and among them are some of the prominent management institutes. It is an important but an easier MBA entrance exam. Following are the key Exam highlights and other important details:

CMAT Exam Conducting Body
National testing Agency (NTA)
CMAT Full Form
Common Management Admission Test
Number of MBA colleges under the Exam
Exam Date
April 9, 2022 
Exam Slots
Single Slot Exam of 3 Hrs Duration from 3PM to 6.00 PM
Mode of CMAT Entrance exam 2022
Online Computer Based Test
CMAT Entrance exam full form
Common Management Admission Test
Score Validity for MBA Admission
2022-2023 academic session
Total Questions in CMAT Entrance Exam
Sectional Division of  Questions
5 Sections with 20 Questions in Each Section
Exam details section wise
Quantitative Technique; Logical Reasoning; Language Comprehension; General Awareness; Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional)
CMAT 2021 Medium of Question Paper
Exam Difficulty Level
Easy to Moderate
Maximum Score
400 Marks for 100 questions
Negative Marking
- 1 mark for each wrong answer
Required Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges
Importance of Taking the exam
Top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, GIM Goa, PUMBA, Great Lakes, BIMTECH, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, among others accept CMAT score
Application process
Exam Application Fee for Boys
Application Fee for Girls
Application Fee for EWS/OBC-NCL 
Application Fee for SC/ST/PwD

CMAT 2022 Exam Cities

CMAT 2022 exam will be held in single shift from 3PM to 6 PM in 124 cities all over India as online computer based test. CMAT 2022 Exam will have 100 questions equally divided into 5 sections of 20 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in each section. Check details below


CMAT Test Pattern: Duration, Sectional composition & Scoring pattern
CMAT 2022 test paper has time duration of 3 hours and consists of 5 sections

The Exam is divided in 5 sections with 20 questions in each section. The sections are Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • There will be 100 questions for 3 hours exam 
  • All are of objective type questions in MCQs form.
  • Question difficulty level is easy to moderate
  • Each correct answer is awarded +4 Mark
  • Each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -1 mark
  • No Individual Time limit to attempt question paper. Candidates can attempt any question from any section within the overall CMAT exam time limit
  • Merit Score and percentile is calculated on the basis of all the sections.
  • CMAT score card displays Actual score obtained out of 400 Marks, Sectional score obtained and the sectional and overall percentile obtained in the Exam
CMAT 2022 Exam Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension  
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
General Awareness
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Total: Sections-5

Read More

cmat previous question paper

How to Prepare for CMAT Exam?
Over the years CMAT exam pattern and syllabus has not changed. So the exam preparation is also not very difficult. Reading good preparation books, practicing with sample papers and CMAT previous year papers with solutions are a good tool for exam preparation.


CMAT 2022 exam Preparation can get you admission to MBA 2022 in good MBA colleges. It is high time that CMAT exam preparation must be started without any further delay as per the exam pattern. 


Differentiating Point in CMAT 2022 Preparation 
Apart from the recently introduced 5th section on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, one of the important points which differentiate CMAT exam preparation from other exams is the reduction in number of questions to 100 from 125 last year. There is a separate section with 20 questions on ‘Logical Reasoning’ which has questions based on reasoning only. The LR Preparation for the exam and the strategy to prepare for this important section is to be properly planned and followed to score high. 

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The exam preparation strategy needs more focus on all the five sections. It requires your focus on following:

  • When to Start exam Preparation?
  • How to prepare?
  • Which are the best Preparation Books?
  • What is the best preparation material available apart from the books?
  • Preparation Tips by CMAT Toppers
  • Whether to Prepare with Coaching or Self prepare - which is better?
  • If time is short, How to prepare for CMAT Online?
  • Exam Taking Strategy - how to crack the Exam with High score?

Read More How to Prepare for CMAT Exam


CMAT 2022 Syllabus: At par with other MBA entrance exams
The exam Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other national level MBA entrance exams. Past question papers and the exam pattern reveal that CMAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the exam, although the syllabus topics are same.


The syllabus is based on past exam pattern and types of questions that appear in the exam. The best way to get hands-on feel and practice on question topics covered in CMAT syllabus, is to go through the previous exam papers and attempt CMAT Mock tests.. Read More


MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Exam
The list of CMAT exam accepting colleges is released by AICTE as well as National Testing Agency. There are around 1000 MBA/PGDM colleges who accept the CMAT exam score for admission. Below are some of the best MBA colleges accepting CMAT exam score in India and in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad  Top MBA colleges accepting CMAT


 MBA Colleges in Delhi Accepting CMAT

Institute Name & Location
CMAT Cut off percentile Score
School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida
IMS Ghaziabad
O P Jindal University, Sonepat (Delhi NCR)
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi 
Delhi School of Business (DSB) New Delhi
J K Business School Gurgaon

Read complete List of AICTE/UGC approved MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Delhi


MBA Colleges in Mumbai Accepting CMAT

Institute Name & Location
CMAT Cut Off Percentile score 
Prin. L. N. Welingkar WE School Mumbai
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai
Chetna CIMR
ITM Group of Institutions
SDA Bocconi Mumbai
IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai
DSIMS Mumbai
Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai
Guru Nanak GNMIMS Mumbai
Bharati Vidyapeeth`s BVIMSR Mumbai

Read complete List of AICTE/UGC approved MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Mumbai


MBA Colleges in Bangalore Accepting CMAT

Institute Name & Location
CMAT Cut off percentile score
Christ University Bengaluru
XIME Bangalore
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore
AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore
Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Bangalore
PES University, Bangalore
M S Ramaiah MSRIM Bangalore
Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS) Bangalore
St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore

Read complete List of AICTE/UGC approved MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Bangalore 


MBA Colleges in Pune Accepting CMAT

Institute Name & Location
CMAT Cut off percentile Score
Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune
International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune
FLAME University School of Business (FLAME) Pune
National Insurance Academy (NIA) Pune
National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune
Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB) Pune
MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) Pune
International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS) Pune
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune
Suryadatta Institutes of Management Pune

Read complete List of AICTE/UGC approved MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Pune


MBA Colleges in Hyderabad Accepting CMAT

Institute Name & Location
CMAT Cut off percentile score
IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad
GITAM Hyderabad Business School (GHBS)
Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) Secunderabad
Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management Hyderabad
Gitam School of International Business (GSIB) Visakhapatnam
ICBM-School of Business Excellence (ICBM SBE) Hyderabad

Read complete List of AICTE/UGC approved MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Hyderabad


MBA Admission Process with CMAT 2022

5 steps mba admission process through cmat 2019


CMAT Registration
The Registration & Application process for CMAT is online and remains open for more than a month from the start date of CMAT registration at NTA website. CMAT registration will close at 11.50 PM on the last date to apply.


Registration Process: 5 Steps
CMAT Exam Registration process is online. It can be completed in five simple steps:

  • Step-1: Create login at CMAT.NTA website
  • Step 2: Fill the CMAT Registration 2022 Form 
  • Step 3: Upload Images on Registration Form 2022
  • Step 4: Make Payment of Registration Fee
  • Step 5: View Registration summary, Save the filled in Form.. Read More

CMAT Admit Card 2022 Download: Available after last date to Apply is Over 
The CMAT admit card is available for download after a week from the last date to apply for CMAT is over. All provisionally registered candidates for CMAT exam 2022 can download their Admit Card from CMAT.NTA website. No admit card is now sent as hard copy to the candidate’s registered address.. Read More



CMAT: An Easy Question paper 
The CMAT colleges cut offs in MBA admission are not very high although the question paper and scoring pattern award liberal marks to exam takers. The cut offs especially among top 20 colleges are slightly higher as compared to other MBA colleges, since the merit position in top 20 colleges is based on little higher cut offs.   

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CMAT Result Declaration: Download Score Card from NTA Website
CMAT result is declared within 7 to 10 days from the date of exam. Usually the result is declared in the afternoon. The Result will be available for download on NTA CMAT official Website and no score card will be sent by post or E-mail.. Read More


CMAT Score Needed for Top MBA colleges
‘How much CMAT score 2022 is required to get admission in one of the top MBA colleges?’ Cut offs in these MBA colleges vary from institute to institute. Apart from the overall score, many colleges also consider CMAT sectional score.


Most of these MBA colleges are autonomous, University B-schools offering MBA degree, private PGDM colleges. The cut off in good MBA colleges go in the range of 80 to 90+  percentile.


To help MBA aspirants searching for top MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores, has prepared a list of MBA colleges with their expected cut off.. Read More 


MBA Colleges in Maharashtra to Accept CMAT Exam Score
The Higher and Technical Education Department, Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra has clarified while determining the entrance exam eligibility of All India category candidates for MBA/MMS admission process in Government, University affiliated, private aided and unaided Maharashtra MBA colleges, that All India Candidature Candidate, Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidate will be considered for MBA/MMS admission on the basis of obtaining non zero positive score in CET conducted by the Competent Authority; CAT -conducted by Indian Institute of Management; CMAT; GMAT among others. 

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National Testing Agency is Created by GoI to Conduct CMAT
NTA, a newly created test conducting body, is conducting the entire CMAT 2022 exam alongwith other exams which were conducted by other agencies earlier. NTA will use highly secured IT software and encryption to ensure delivery of tests just in time. This will ensure no leakages and other malpractices. National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established by Government of India as a testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. NTA has replaced AICTE as exam conducting authority. AICTE conducted CMAT exam till 2018. CMAT is now known as NTA CMAT instead of AICTE-CMAT. From 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency has been assigned to conduct the CMAT exam.


The revised CMAT exam is similar to past exam pattern. It is 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.


Score Accepted by AICTE Approved MBA/PGDM Colleges
All the top colleges accepting CMAT 2022 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, BIMTECH 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.’


CMAT is one of the largest National Level MBA/PGDM entrance examinations and is conducted once a year, 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  scores. More than 1000 B schools running AICTE approved management programmes in India accept the CMAT score. It is the 2nd largest MBA/PGDM entrance test after CAT in the country. 


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 1000+ AICTE approved B-schools across the country. The exam will be conducted in 109 test cities. With effect from 2016, CMAT has become a yearly exam as against twice a year exam.  Earlier till 2015, there used to be 2 CMAT exams in one year. The first CMAT was held in the month of September while the second followed in the month of coming February.  

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CMAT Exam Training
NTA opens centres across India after releasing CMAT exam notification, to make candidates understand about the revised CMAT exam pattern, navigation, test taking strategy among other details.   The test training will help the candidates to understand all about the revised CMAT exam pattern.


Important Changes in CMAT exam
The key changes and features of the exam are:

CMAT 2022 Exam
CMAT 2021 Exam
5 Section Exam
Both 4 & 5 Section Exam
Compulsory 5th Section on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Optional 5th Section on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
CMAT Time Duration Reduced & Fixed to 3 Hours
Option to attempt CMAT in Time duration of 3 hours or 3½ Hours
Total Questions Reduced to 100
Total Questions were 125 (Option to attempt 100 or 125 questions)
No additional time for 5th Section
30 Minutes additional time for 5th section
5th section Score counted for Percentile calculation to prepare merit list
5th section Score Not counted for Percentile calculation to prepare merit list
20 Questions in Each of the five Sections
25 Questions in Each of the five Sections
No sectional time limit and candidates can attempt any question in any section within time limit of 3 hours  
No sectional time limit and candidates can attempt any question in any section within time limit of 3½ hours   
Candidates need not apply for the new course of  Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Candidates had to apply for the new course of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Number of CMAT Test cities are 124
Number of CMAT exam cities were 153

CMAT-2022 Exam day Guidelines

  • Download your Admit Card from the NTA’s website
  • Check details as indicated on the Admit Card:
  • Check Reporting Time at Centre
  • Check Gate Closing time of test Centre 
  • Date of Examination 
  • Test Timings 
  • Venue of Test 
  • You should visit the Examination Centre, a day before the examination and familiarize yourself with the location and means of reaching the venue of the Test on time
  • Reach the venue of the Test at the Reporting Time mentioned in the Admit Card. If you report beyond the Gate Closing time of Centre, you will not be allowed to enter in the Test venue. 

Items You Should Carry at Exam Centre
Carry with you only following items:

  • Admit Card on a clear colour printout on A4 size paper
  • One Passport size photograph (same as uploaded with the Online Application Form) to be pasted on the Attendance Sheet at the Centre
  • A valid Photo ID Proof in ORIGINAL (PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E- Aadhaar/Ration Card/ Bank Passbook with Photograph). 
  • Please note that ID Cards issued by Schools/ Colleges/ Universities/ Coaching Centres, AADHAR enrollment receipt without AADHAR NUMBER and PHOTOCOPIES OR Images Stored in mobile phones etc will NOT be accepted
  • No Candidate would be allowed to enter the Examination Centre, without identity verification
  • PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category. 

Don't Carry the following
Candidates are NOT allowed to carry Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, DocuPen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera, Tape Recorder, to wear/carry any type of watch including Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices in the Examination Hall/Room There may not be any provision for safe keeping of valuables at the Centre.  


Inside the Examination Hall

  • Pen/ Pencil and blank paper sheets for rough work will be provided in the examination Hall/Room. 
  • Write Your name and Roll Number at the top of the sheet and must return the sheets and Admit Card to the Invigilator, before leaving the examination Hall/Room.
  • Enter required details in the Attendance Sheet in legible handwriting, put your signature, Left Hand Thumb Impression and paste the Photograph at the appropriate place. Ensure that Your Left Hand Thumb Impression is clear and not smudged. 
  • No Candidate should adopt any unfair means or indulge in any unfair examination practices. The candidature of candidates in case of impersonation will be automatically cancelled without any notice  
CMAT Syllabus PDF 2022
CMAT Previous Question Paper for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 16-02-2022 11:45 PM (Tentative)
    Registration – Online: 16-02-2022 05:00 PM to 17-03-2022 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 06-04-2022 02:00 PM to 09-04-2022 03:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 15:00 to 18:00 (Confirm)
    Result: 29-04-2022 08:00 PM (Tentative)

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CMAT 2022 Exam date is April 9, 2022 and the exam is a computer based test divided in five sections. CMAT Mock Test 2022 is the best preparation tool that can help CMAT exam test takers to score well. To help CMAT Aspirants, Experts at have prepared many CMAT Mock Tests with different difficulty level based on the latest CMAT Exam Pattern. Answer Keys and Solutions for each CMAT Mock Test 2022 is also available. So check your readiness now for CMAT Exam! 

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Latest Update: CMAT 2022 exam date is April 9, 2022. The exam will be in single slot. This year many changes are introduced in CMAT exam by National Testing Agency.

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CMAT Preparation for CMAT 2022 exam, scheduled on April 9, 2022 in afternoon must be started well in advance as per the revised CMAT exam pattern. CMAT 2022 question paper pattern has been revamped along with its syllabus and accordingly CMAT 2022 preparation strategy needs to be devised as per the revised CMAT exam pattern.  


Although CMAT remains an online computer based test, NTA, the CMAT exam conducting body, also releases previous CMAT papers to give complete idea of the overall and sectional overview of the CMAT question paper. Past trends in CMAT exam reveal that CMAT 2022 exam preparation can be synchronized with other MBA entrance exams also as the test sections are more or less same.


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Latest Update:  CMAT 2022 Result is out for all the 51144 candidates who appeared in the CMAT exam on April 9, 2022. NTA has released the CMAT score card 2022 with many changes. This year CMAT score card has no percentile and the candidates are unable to understand their CMAT cut off since all the CMAT accepting colleges have announced only CMAT cut off percentile much earlier than the CMAT result declaration.


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CMAT Exam Centres 2022

CMAT 2022 exam date is April 9, 2022 and the exam will be held in 124 cities located across India as computer based test. CMAT exam 2022 will be conducted in almost every state and union territory. CMAT 2022 exam duration is 3 hours and the exam will be held in a single slot from 3 PM to 6 PM.


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Latest Update: CMAT 2022 Admit Card Released on April 6 in Afternoon; Download Now


NTA has released CMAT 2022 Admit card on April 6, 2022 in afternoon on the official CMAT 2022 website  Candidates who have successfully registered for CMAT exam 2022 and have paid the requisite registration fee can download the CMAT Hall Ticket from the CMAT official website by login with their Application Number and Date of Birth.


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CMAT Selection Procedure

Selection procedure of CMAT 2022 is more governed by the MBA/PGDM admission policy of the individual B-schools. However, the CMAT selection procedure 2022 for MBA admission 2022 will begin only after the CMAT result is declared in the 3rd week of April 2022. NTA the  CMAT 2022 exam conducting body will frame the CMAT 2022 selection procedure that includes the CMAT exam process, CMAT Result and the CMAT individual scores with percentile. After it, the CMAT admission process is initiated and completed by the respective B-school or the university for MBA admission 2022. 

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CMAT Analysis 2022

CMAT 2022 Latest Updates

The CMAT 2022 exam has got over at 6 PM on Saturday April 9 in a single session of 3 hours from 3 PM to 6 PM. is the first to publish detailed CMAT 2022 exam analysis immediately after the exam is over. CMAT Exam Analysis 2022 reveals that the 5th new section on Innovation and Entrepreneurship was a bit difficult but overall the exam was of moderate difficulty level although a few questions were rated at higher difficulty level. CMAT 2022 was conducted as a computer based test, in a single shift this year as against two shifts last year.


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