CMAT Selection Procedure

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Selection procedure of CMAT 2020 is more governed by the MBA/PGDM admission policy of the individual B-schools. However, the CMAT selection procedure 2020 for MBA admission 2020 will begin only after the CMAT result is declared on February 8, 2020. NTA the CMAT 2020 exam conducting authority will frame the CMAT 2020 selection procedure that includes the CMAT exam process, CMAT Result and disseminating the CMAT individual scores with percentile. After it, the CMAT admission process is completed by the respective B-school or the university for MBA admission 2020. 

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IMI New Delhi, PGDM Admissions 2020 Open SDA Bocconi Asia Center Mumbai, Batch 2020-22
BITS Pilani, MBA Admission open 2020
BIMTECH Greater Noida, PGDM- 2020-22 UPES MBA Admissions 2020 | Apply Now

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


4 Stages of CMAT 2020 Selection Procedure
CMAT selection procedure 2020 has four main stages:

  1. Taking CMAT exam on January 19, 2020
  2. Declaration of CMAT Result and Submission of Score in B-school;
  3. Shortlisting for next phase of CMAT selection process based on CMAT exam score by the B-school/University;
  4. Final Admission Process & Final admission offer after selection procedure of CMAT 2020​

Stage 1: Taking CMAT 2020 Exam on Jan 19
The first part of the Selection Procedure of CMAT 2020 is based on the performance of the candidate in the CMAT 2020 exam that can be gauged with the overall score, percentile score as well as sectional score in the CMAT 2020 exam.   The Registration and application process for CMAT 2020 exam is open from November 1 to November 30, 2019.  CMAT Selection Procedure 2020 may not prove to be difficult. It is worthwhile to understand the CMAT 2020 exam pattern before moving to CMAT selection procedure:


CMAT 2020 Exam will be 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 2020 exam pattern is computer based
  • CMAT 2020 exam will be a single session exam of 3 hours duration
  • A few changes are expected in the structure and content of CMAT paper pattern as it is the second CMAT exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of AICTE. ​

CMAT Exam 2020: Key Facts
CMAT 2020 exam pattern as shared by NTA will have 100 questions divided in four sections. The overall composition of CMAT 2020 exam pattern is as below: 

CMAT Exam 2020
Test Paper Details
CMAT 2020 Exam Date
January 19, 2020
CMAT 2020 Test Conducting Authority
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total Questions in CMAT 2020 Exam
CMAT 2020 Exam Duration
3 Hours (9.30AM to 12.30PM)
Type of Questions
MCQs-Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
Mode of CMAT 2020 Exam
Online Computer Based Test
Scoring Pattern
+4 Mark for each correct answer
Total Maximum Marks
Negative Marking
-1 Mark for Each Wrong Answer

CMAT 2020: Sectional Composition & Scoring Pattern
The four Sections in CMAT 2020 paper with number of questions and maximum scoring chances are as under:

CMAT 2020 Exam Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension  
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
General Awareness
Total: Sections-4

Stage 2: CMAT 2020 Result    
2nd stage of CMAT selection procedure is the declaration of CMAT result and release of score card. The CMAT 2020 Result date is February 8, 2020. The CMAT score card contains – Overall raw score, sectional raw score, overall percentile score and sectional percentile score. The CMAT 2020 Selection procedure will depend upon your place in the CMAT 2020 National merit list. You also need to submit your CMAT 2020 exam score to the respective B-school where you have already applied or plan to apply now.


CMAT 2020 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 2019 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: 

Roll No
Candidate Name

Stage 3:  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 2020. The shortlisting process under CMAT selection procedure 2020 begins in the first week of March and will continue till the last week of May 2020.  The B-schools will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CMAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 entrance exam, he/she may not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage. 

Admission Notification​ | Apply Now
IFIM Bangalore, PGDM Admission 2020 Open
Ambedkar University Delhi, MBA Admissions 2020
Globsyn Business School, PGDM Admissions Open
Jaipuria Institute of Management, PGDM 2020 AIMS Institutes Bangalore, MBA Admission 2020
DSB, VIPS-TC Delhi, PGDM Admission 2020 JKBS Gurgaon, PGDM Admission 2020

Stage 4: Participate in GD-PI & Get Final Admission offer
Final Admission Process & Final admission offer after selection procedure of CMAT 2020 mark the final stage of CMAT selection process.


Most of the top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA, among 400 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 2020 through CMAT exam scores and are of All India category.


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 2020 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 April/May 2020 by the B-schools to successful candidates.

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