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Updated on
February 3, 2024

Selection procedure of CMAT 2024 is more governed by the MBA/PGDM admission policy of the respective MBA/PGDM college. However, the CMAT selection procedure 2024 for MBA admission 2024 will begin only after the CMAT result is declared in the last week of May 2024. NTA the  CMAT 2024 exam conducting body will frame the CMAT 2024 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 2024. 

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There are 1000+ AICTE approved MBA/PGDM colleges who participate in the CMAT selection procedure 2024 as they accept the CMAT exam score in MBA admission. Some of the top MBA colleges participating in CMAT admission process include JBIMS, SIMSREE, IMT Nagpur, PUMBA, Welingkar, GIM, IFMR among others. 

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5 Stages of CMAT 2024 Selection Procedure
CMAT selection procedure 2024 has five main stages:

  1. Taking CMAT exam 2024
  2. Download CMAT score card post declaration of CMAT Result
  3. Submission of Score in B-school where you have applied for admission
  4. Shortlisting for next phase of CMAT selection process based on CMAT exam score by the B-school/University;
  5. Final Admission Process & Final admission offer after selection procedure of CMAT 2024

Stage 1: Taking CMAT 2024 Exam
The first part of the Selection Procedure of CMAT 2024 is based on the performance of the candidate in the CMAT 2024 exam that can be gauged with the overall score, percentile score as well as sectional score in the CMAT 2024 exam. CMAT Selection Procedure 2024 may not prove to be difficult. It is worthwhile to understand the CMAT 2024 exam pattern before moving to CMAT selection procedure:

 

CMAT Exam is now conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) and not by AICTE. The exam pattern has been designed by NTA to facilitate CMAT selection procedure by Management Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges

  • CMAT 2024 exam pattern is computer based
  • CMAT 2024 is a 3 hours duration exam
  • A few changes are made in the structure and content of CMAT paper pattern

CMAT Exam 2024: Key Facts
CMAT 2024 exam pattern as shared by NTA has100 questions divided in five sections. The overall composition of CMAT 2024 exam pattern is as below: 

CMAT Exam 2024
Test Paper Details
CMAT 2024 Exam Date
Expected on May 5, 2024
CMAT 2024 Test Conducting Authority
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total Questions in CMAT 2024 Exam
100
CMAT 2024 Exam Duration
3 Hours
Type of Questions
MCQs-Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
Mode of CMAT 2024 Exam
Online Computer Based Test
Scoring Pattern
+4 Mark for each correct answer
Total Maximum Marks
400
Negative Marking
-1 Mark for Each Wrong Answer

CMAT 2024: Sectional Composition & Scoring Pattern
The five Sections in CMAT 2024 paper with number of questions and maximum scoring chances are as under:

CMAT 2024 Exam Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension  
20
80
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
20
80
Logical Reasoning
20
80
General Awareness
20
80
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
20
80
Total: Sections-5
100
400

Stage 2: CMAT 2024 Result    
2nd stage of CMAT selection procedure is the declaration of CMAT result and release of score card. The CMAT score card contains – Overall raw score, sectional raw score, overall percentile score and sectional percentile score. The CMAT 2024 Selection procedure will depend upon your place in the CMAT 2024 National merit list.  

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CMAT 2024 Merit list is announced alongwith the CMAT result for all the candidates who appear in CMAT exam and no candidate is disqualified. The CMAT selection procedure 2024 will be available for all the percentile range from lowest to highest 100 percentile. CMAT exam score card contains following details with marks and percentile: 

Rank
Roll No
Candidate Name
QTDI
LR
LC
GA
Total
Score
Perc
Score
Perc
Score
Perc
Score
Perc
Score
Perc

Stage-3: Submission of CMAT Score to the B-School
You also need to submit your CMAT 2024 exam score to the respective B-school where you have already applied or plan to apply now before the close of application date of the institute.

 

Stage-4:  Shortlisting For Final CMAT Admission
Next phase of CMAT selection process is the shortlisting for final admission round based on CMAT exam score by the B-school/University where you have applied for MBA admission 2024. The shortlisting process under CMAT selection procedure 2024 in some B-schools begins even before the declaration of CMAT result and they ask you to submit your CMAT score later, but in some institutes where you apply after the CMAT result declaration, you need to submit your CMAT score along with the application. The B-schools shortlist the candidates on the basis of CMAT 2024 Entrance test scores for final selection round which may contain GD-PI-WAT or PI-WAT or GD-PI or may have different components.

 

The shortlisting by the B-schools in CMAT 2024 selection procedure is done as per its individual admission policy. The decision on minimum section wise and overall cut off in CMAT entrance exam at the time of shortlisting will be taken by the respective B-school

 

If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CMAT 2024 entrance exam, he/she may not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.

 

Stage 5: Participate in GD-PI & Get Final Admission offer
Final Admission Process & Final admission offer after selection procedure of CMAT 2024 mark the final stage of CMAT selection process.

 

Most of the top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA, among 330+ other Maharashtra MBA colleges participate in DTE CAP counselling round to finalize the MBA admission process with CMAT scores. The Centralized Admission Process is common for all the candidates seeking MBA admission 2024 through CMAT exam scores and are of All India category.   

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Many MBA colleges conduct their individual GD-PI process to select candidates through CMAT selection procedure for MBA admission. The CMAT selection procedure for final admission process is based on the CMAT 2024 Entrance exam score, academic performance, work experience and performance in GD-PI round. After the GD-PI-WAT round, final admission offers will be made in May/June 2024 by the B-schools to successful candidates.  

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