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CMAT 2017
National Level

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Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The CMAT is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
This test facilitates 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. The CMAT 2017 will be conducted on 28th January 2017. 29th January 2017 is a reserved day.

Minimum Criteria


The eligibility criteria for CMAT is:


  • The aspirant should be a graduate in any discipline
  • Final year students of graduate courses (10+2+3) are also eligible for CMAT, provided the results are declared before commencement of admission for 2017
  • There’s no age limit for CMAT
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India

Application Process

To apply for CMAT, candidates need to log in to official website of CMAT.

 While filling up application form, aspirants need to select dates and three cities (test venues) for online examination in the order of preference. Thereafter, candidates will be allotted dates and test centres on “first come first served” basis. Actual allotment, however, will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.

Exam Pattern

CMAT exam is held for 180 minutes. The test comprises of hundred questions divided in four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. There’s negative marking of one (1) mark for each wrong answer.


Type of Questions

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Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation




Logical Reasoning




Language Comprehension




General Awareness







CMAT exam pattern has five main sections: quant, data interpretation, logical reasoning, verbal ability and general knowledge. CMAT syllabus revolves around Basic Mathematics (mostly arithmetic from standard 1 to 10), Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. 


 First prepare topics related to basic school arithmetic. Then move on to advanced topics like:

  • Permutation
  • Combination
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Progressions
  • Logarithms




 Pay attention to the following topics while preparing for CMAT exam:

  • Reading comprehensions
  • Vocabulary building
  • Grammatical concepts
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled sentences



General Knowledge

 Students are advised to follow the leading newspapers to stay updated on current affairs. A daily habit of spending 30 to 40 minutes on newspapers is a good long-term investment. For static General Knowledge, students can use any good reading material and memorise as much as possible.

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