CMAT Registration 2021

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April 22, 2020

CMAT 2021 Registration starts on November 1, 2020 in the afternoon and the last date to apply and complete CMAT 2021 Registration is December 10, 2020.  CMAT 2021 exam date is January 24, 2021. Read More


The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)  is an important and one of the largest national level MBA entrance exams for MBA admission 2021 in 1000 MBA/PGDM colleges offering AICTE approved management programmes. Last year 74486 candidates had registered and applied for CMAT exam.


The CMAT 2021 will be conducted by the newly created testing agency for higher education - The National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of AICTE. CMAT entrance exam is online computer based test of three hours duration.


The AICTE-CMAT 2020 exam will be conducted in a single shift on the same day. NTA CMAT entrance exam is online computer based test of three hours duration from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM. The CMAT 2021 exam will have 100 questions equally divided into 4 sections with 25 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in each section. 


CMAT 2021 registration dates would remain open for more than 30 days. You can register for CMAT 2021 online on the NTA CMAT 2021 Exam website. The CMAT 2021 exam registration fee includes the fee for CMAT exam application form and for CMAT exam 2021 registration. 


CMAT 2021 Registration process is online. CMAT 2021 application form is clubbed with CMAT Registration form. CMAT 2021 Registration form fee is Rs.1600/- for Male candidates and Rs.1000/- for Female candidates. The fee should be paid online only.  Besides, the CMAT 2021 application fee is also included in the CMAT registration process. CMAT 2021 registration and application process remains online and can be completed in a few minutes.


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CMAT 2021 Registration dates

CMAT 2021 Registration date and the CMAT Application form date are the same. However, there is a difference between the CMAT 2021 registration last date and the CMAT Application Form 2021 Last Date as the CMAT 2021 application form submission will be treated as successful only after making the payment of CMAT Application Form Fees 2021.


After the CMAT Registration 2021 Last Date is over, NTA allows a grace period of one day to pay the CMAT Registration fee or the CMAT Application Form Fees 2021 which is same. CMAT 2021 Registration dates are shared below:

CMAT 2021 Registration Activity 
CMAT 2021 Registration Dates
CMAT 2021 Registration start date
November 1, 2020
CMAT Registration 2021 Last date
December 10, 2020 till 11.50 PM
CMAT 2021 Registration Last date to Pay CMAT Application Fee
December 11, 2020
CMAT Registration Fee 2021 (General category)
CMAT Registration Fee 2021 for Reserved Category
Rs. 800/-
CMAT Exam Date 2021
January 24, 2021

CMAT Application Form Online Only
No other CMAT registration and application process exists now, except the CMAT online application form submission. Besides, CMAT exam registration and application form can be completed in one go or in different stages. You have to complete the CMAT exam application process online only as the CMAT offline application process has been discontinued.


For CMAT exam registration you should visit NTA-CMAT test website. The CMAT Exam registration and CMAT exam application form can be completed only after making payment of CMAT 2021 fee.


How to Fill CMAT 2021 Application Form

CMAT Application form filling procedure and CMAT online registration 2021 process is shared below. However, it may be noted that the candidates have to complete the CMAT online registration 2021 before proceeding for CMAT application step wise form filling procedure.

  • Register online on the NTA-CMAT 2021 Test website (expected to commence from November 1 onwards) with basic details.
  • After completing the CMAT online registration 2021 and submitting the CMAT registration form, you will get the CMAT ID & Password. Login with it and proceed to complete the CMAT application form step wise.
  • Upload your latest scanned color passport size photo at the time of CMAT online Registration 2021. (Your photograph should not be more than 3 months old).
  • Candidate must provide Correct Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address as these details cannot be changed once the CMAT registration is complete. All above information is required to complete the CMAT 2021 Online Registration and application form.
  • No CMAT application form correction and change of test city requests will be entertained once candidates have completed their CMAT Online Test 2021 payment.
  • Ensure that the information you have filled in the CMAT 2021 application form is accurate.

Important Instructions about NTA CMAT Password

  • During registration, candidate will be required to choose PASSWORD and Security Question and its Answer. Candidate is advised to remember his/her
  1. Password for all future logins. The Password must be as per the following Password policy.
  2. Password must be 8 to 13 character long.
  3. Password must have at least one Upper case alphabet.
  4. Password must have at least one Lower case alphabet.
  5. Password must have at least one numeric value.
  6. Password must have at least one special characters [email protected]#$%^&*-
  • For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with his/her respective system generated Application Number and the chosen Password.
  • Candidate is advised not to disclose or share his/her password with anybody. Neither NTA nor NIC will be responsible for violation or misuse of the Password of a candidate. Candidate can change his/her passwords after login, if desired.
  • Candidate should remember to log out at the end of his/her session so that the particulars of the candidate cannot be tampered or modified by unauthorized persons.

The Application Number printed on the computer generated Confirmation Page must be mentioned in all such correspondences. It is therefore essential to note down the application number printed on the Confirmation Page. 


CMAT 2021 Registration & Application Fee
CMAT 2021 Registration Fee is Rs.1600/- Details of CMAT Registration fee 2021 for each category are as under:

Applied For
Fee payable for CMAT - 2020
Rs. 1600
Rs. 1000
Rs. 1000
Rs. 1000
Rs. 800
Rs. 700
Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

Pay Examination Fee by Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI/Paytm Services :
The candidate has to select Net banking/Debit card/Credit card/UPI/Paytm Services option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the candidates have to approach the concerned bank for refund of amount. However the candidate has to make another payment/transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated


CMAT 2021 Registration: 5 Step Process
CMAT 2021 Registration process and CMAT 2021 Application form can be completed in following five steps:

  1. Apply for CMAT 2021 Online Registration
  2. Fill up the CMAT 2021 Application form Online
  3. Upload Scanned Photo & Signature
  4. Pay the CMAT 2021 Registration Fee including Application and exam fee
  5. Download the CMAT 2021 confirmation page after submission

CMAT 2021 Registration Process Step 1


Step by Step CMAT 2021 Registration Process
Please follow the instructions for each step and proceed to complete your CMAT 2021 Registration and application form:


CMAT 2021 Registration Process Step 2


Step 1: Apply for CMAT 2021 Online Registration
As a new candidate you need to go for ‘New Candidate Registration’. This will open the CMAT 2021 registration form for new candidates. At this page, you should enter all the personal details, create password, and choose a security question and answer to complete the first step of CMAT registration form.


On completion of the form you will receive a message from NTA-CMAT 2021 informing you about your CMAT 2021 Application form number. You can use your application number and password to complete the next steps of application form and all other subsequent logins in future.


CMAT 2021 Registration Process Step 3


Step 2: Fill Up CMAT Application Form

After reviewing your CMAT registration form and finally submitting it, you are directed to the CMAT 2021 Application form. Follow the instructions carefully and fill up all the remaining personal details. You can also complete the CMAT Application Form later with your system generated Application Number and created Password.


You need to choose four test cities in order of preference to appear in CMAT 2021. Be careful while selecting the test cities from drop down menu.


CMAT 2021 Registration Process Step 4


Step 3: Upload Scanned Photo & Signature

On this page you have to upload scanned Images of your Photograph and Signature of required size. Please note to upload the correct Photograph and Signature as the facility for correction in images will not be given later. Also note the following:

  • Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format
  • Size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb
  • Size of scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb
  • The photograph should be coloured or black/white but should have clear contrast

CMAT 2021 Registration Process Step 5


Step 4: Pay CMAT Registration Fee

CMAT 2021 Registration fee can be paid online through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan. You have to select Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of CMAT Application fee. CMAT Registration Fee 2021 includes the CMAT 2021 Application Fee and CMAT 2021 Exam fee.


CMAT 2021 Registration Process Step 6


Step 5: Download & Take Print of CMAT Application Form

After making successful payment of CMAT registration and exam fee, you can download and print the Confirmation Page. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, the CMAT fee payment transaction is cancelled then and the amount will be refunded to the candidate's account. Now the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.


Important Points for CMAT 2021 Registration


Review Each Page: Before finally submitting the CMAT registration and application pages, you should review and verify the details in each page. For example, before submitting the Online Registration Form of CMAT 2021, you must  review all your personal details, address, date of birth, mobile number, email Id among others and confirm the action on the page before submission. If you wish to change any particulars, you can do it by clicking on ‘Edit Registration Form’ button.


Click on I Agree: You have to click on the declaration that all the particulars that you have filled in the registration form are correct before final submission.


Important Documents for CMAT 2021 Registration
Keep the following documents ready before starting the CMAT 2021 registration process:

  • A Computer with good Internet connectivity so that there is no breakage of Internet during CMAT registration.
  • All your qualification details as you need to enter them while registering for CMAT exam.
  • You need to upload your scanned photo while registering, hence keep ready a scanned clear photo of yours taken on a white background. The size of this photo should be between 10KB and 200 KB.
  • You need to upload your scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready your scanned clear signature done on a white background. The size of this signature file should be 4 KB and 30 KB.
  • A Valid e-mail id which you will be using at least for the next 6 months. All communication will be done on this e-mail id which you will enter for CMAT exam Registration.
  • A Valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number.
  • A valid Credit / Debit card in case you want to pay ONLINE.
  • A Printer connected to your system as you will have to PRINT 3 copies of CHALLAN in case you are planning to pay by e-challan at the bank.
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