CMAT 2024 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Common Management Admission Test [CMAT]

CMAT - Common Management Admission Test

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2024 is a national-level entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency every year in the online mode computer-based test. Once a year, the exam is held in January for candidates to seek post-graduation admissions for the courses like MBA, PGDM, PGCM, or management-related programs. CMAT score is accepted by all the institutes/universities/colleges/departments, which AICTE has approved. As per the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) guidance, the Government of India CMAT will be conducted. The exam will be held in two shifts for 400 marks.

In the online mode on the official website, candidates shall apply for the exam in November or December. There is no age limit for candidates to appear for the examination. Nearly in 245 exam centers, Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) will be held online. Under AICTE approved MBA colleges, the total number of seats offered is 1.29 lakh. In contrast, the candidates' selection will be made separately and organized by the participating institutions.

Exam Name

Standard Management Admission Test (CMAT)

CMAT Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

CMAT Exam Level

National Level Entrance Exam

CMAT Exam Mode

Online Computer Based Test (CBT)

CMAT Exam Category

For Post-Graduation Admissions

CMAT Application Mode

Online Mode

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total No. of Questions

100 Questions

CMAT Exam Duration

3 hours duration (180 minutes)

Marking Scheme

For every correct answer, 4 marks were awarded, and for every incorrect response, 1 mark was deducted.

CMAT 2024 Exam Date

CMAT 2024 is expected to be held on 26 February 2024. Whereas, CMAT 2024 application process will begin on November 15, 2024. Candidates must be aware of all the events and related dates of CMAT 2024 not to miss the exam. The events will be held online, and candidates must follow the events and proceed as per the schedule. The authorities of NTA have declared given plans for reference purposes.

Exam Events

CMAT 2024 Exam Dates 

CMAT 2024 Registration Starts 

15 November 2023

Last Date to apply for CMAT 2024 

15, January 2024 

CMAT 2024 Admit Card release date

15 February 2024 

CMAT Exam Date 2024 

26 February 2024 

CMAT 2024 Provisional Answer Key Release

March  2024 

CMAT 2024 Final Answer Key Release

The first week of March 2024 

CMAT 2024 Results Release Date 

10 March 2024 

CMAT 2024 Eligibility criteria

To register for CMAT 2024, candidates must fulfill CMAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria like education qualification, age limit, nationality, minimum marks, etc. Candidates willing to appear for CMAT need to check eligibility criteria before filling CMAT 2024 online application form. 

  • Qualification: Aspirants must graduate from any recognized universities in any discipline. Candidates who are in the final year of their education and whose result will be declared before the admission process are eligible to apply for CMAT 2024.
  • Nationality: The applying candidate must be a Citizen of India.
  • Minimum Marks: The bachelor’s degree or the qualifying examination candidate must have a minimum of 50% and above aggregate to clear the CMAT 2024 eligibility criteria.
  • Age Limit: The minimum age required is candidate should be 21 years of age while there is no upper age limit to apply for the CMAT examination.


CMAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria


A Bachelor's degree is required with a minimum duration of 3 years for a candidate to clear the CMAT 2024 eligibility criteria securing less than 50% aggregate; however, 45% and above total are required for reserved category students.


Bachelor's degree from any stream with minimum 3 years duration scoring at least 50% and above marks

Executive PGDM

Candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in their bachelor's degree. Also, at least 5 years of relevant experience in managerial and supervisory capacities is necessary

CMAT 2024 Application Form & fees

Applicants who wish to seek admission for MBA need to appear for the exam, and for that he/they must fill out the CMAT 2024 application form. Applicants can fill the application form online, that is, through the official website. Only successfully registered candidates will be able to access CMAT 2024 admit card. In mid of November 2022, CMAT 2024 registration will begin. It is recommended for the candidates to fill the application form before the deadline. The last date to apply for CMAT 2024 is January 15, 2024. Through the CMAT account, the application form can be filled partially and saved to complete later. It is advised that applicants need to examine their eligibility before proceeding with the CMAT application process.

How to apply for CMAT 2024?

Step 1: CMAT 2024 Online Registration

By visiting the CMAT official website, candidates need to register online by registering themselves. Applicants shall create a password and choose a security question. After providing the personal details, a unique CMAT 2024 application number will be generated. 

Step 2: Filling in CMAT 2024 Application Form

Please fill up the application form by providing the candidate's educational qualifications, personal details, age, selection of their exam centres, etc. Candidates choose to fill up 3 CMAT 2024 exam centres in the application form. Once the complete document is filled, do cross-check before the final submission.

Step 3: Upload the scanned images of Documents 

Once the application form is filled, applicants shall proceed to the next section to scan the candidate’s documents or certificates and then upload the same. Candidates need to upload scanned photographs and signatures in the prescribed format.

Step 4: CMAT 2024 Application fee payment

Applicants to make the final submission of the application form, every candidate must complete the CMAT 2024 application fee payment online through debit/credit card/net banking. Based on the various category the application fee differs and is given below.





INR 1000

INR 1600


INR 1000

INR 800


INR 700

INR 1000

CMAT 2024 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

NTA is likely to conduct CMAT 2024 by the second or last week of February 2024. The mode of CMAT examination is online, i.e. Computer Based Test. The CMAT 2024 question paper comprises 4 sections segregated into 25 questions in each area. According to the CMAT 2024 Marking Scheme, +4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer, while there is a deduction of -1 marks for every incorrect answer. The total mark for CMAT question papers is 400. 

  • Exam Mode: Online mode (computer-based test)
  • Number of Questions: 25 questions in each section (100 Marks total for each section)
  • Type of Questions: Objective Type (MCQ’s)
  • Exam Medium: English
  • Duration: 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Marking scheme: Each correct answer will get 4 marks. 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Sections: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness.


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



General Awareness



Language Comprehension







Candidates shall go through the CMAT 2024 syllabus. Few topics of the exam are similar to the CAT entrance exam. Below are the sections and subjects from which the exam authority will prepare CMAT 2024 exam questions. Candidates willing to appear for CMAT must be familiar with CMAT 2024 Exam Pattern & Syllabus. It helps the candidates know about the important topics as well exam structure.

CMAT 2024 Syllabus for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Work and Time 




Profit and Loss 

Simple Interest and Compound Interest 

Number Systems 



Pipes and Cisterns 

Allegations and Mixtures 


Fraction and Decimals 



Quadratic and Linear Equations



Ratios and Proportion of Line 

Pie Chart, Bar Chart

Permutations and Combinations 



CMAT 2024 Syllabus for Language Comprehension

Jumbled Paragraphs 


One word substitution

English Grammar 

Paragraph Completion 

English Usage Errors 



Reading Comprehension

Sentence Correction

Idioms and Phrases 

Sentence Improvement 


CMAT 2024 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning 


Blood Relationship

Direction and Distance Test

Statement Arguments 

Cause and Effects 

Number Series 

Analogy Test 

Coding and Decoding 


Non-Verbal Reasoning 

Statement and Conclusion 

Statement Assumptions 

Ranking Tests 

Symbol Based Problems 

Matrix Arrangements 


CMAT 2024 Syllabus for General Awareness

Current Affairs of National and International Economy 



Indian Constitution

Trade Awareness 



Sports News 

Personalities in News 

Science in Everyday Life 



CMAT 2024 Admit Card

Once the CMAT 2024 application process concludes, NTA will release CMAT 2024 Admit Card on the official website of CMAT. Only successfully registered candidates will be able to access the admit card of CMAT 2024 . However, it is expected that the admit cards will be issued by the first week of February 2024 . 

Candidates should preserve their CMAT 2024 Hall Ticket until the admission process gets complete. Admit Card is one of the most valuable documents required for candidates to appear for the examination else candidates will not be allowed to sit for the exam. Candidates need to download the CMAT 2024 Admit Card as it is essential for the candidate to carry to the examination hall to appear for the exam. Besides, CMAT admits card will be required during the document verification process. To access the admit card, candidates must use their CMAT 2024 application number and password, which was generated during the CMAT 2024 Registration Process. 

How to download the CMAT 2024 Admit Card:

Step 1: Visit the CMAT official website

Step 2: On the main page, click on Download Admit Card

Step 3: Enter candidates CMAT application number and password or DOB

Step 4: Now, click on Download CMAT Admit Card and take a printout for future reference

CMAT 2024 Results & Score Card

CMAT 2024 results will be released in the online mode. Candidates who have obtained valid scores in CMAT are eligible to secure MBA admission in Top B Schools. In addition, candidates must satisfy the CMAT cut-off criteria. Each B School has its own cut-off criteria. Thus, applicants must apply for admission by knowing the cut-off requirements. Only those candidates who secured good marks in the CMAT will be called for selection. Usually, CMAT results will be announced soon after the conclusion of the exam. NTA is likely to release CMAT 2024 results by the last week of March 2024. Results will be available in the form of a scorecard. 

How to download CMAT 2024 Score Card?

Step 1: Visit the official website of CMAT to check results.

Step 2: After logging in, click on the link for CMAT 2024 Score Card Download on the top right of the main page. 

Step 3: New page will be redirected where candidates need to enter their Login ID and Password, then click on the sign-in button.

Step 4: After successfully signing in, a new page, CMAT 2024 results, will be displayed.

CMAT 2024 Counselling & Admission

National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the selection procedure for candidates, and the participating institutes will perform their respective CMAT selection procedures based on the score obtained and CMAT 2024 cut-off scores. Once the CMAT 2024 results and merit list are announced, the CMAT 2024 Counselling/Selection process will begin.

  • Further documents will be verified and given admissions once the documents are submitted and fee payment is made.
  • The candidates' final selection will be based on eligibility conditions comprising group discussion, written testability, and personal interviews.

CMAT 2024 Participating Colleges

CMAT 2024 participating colleges accept candidates' scores to provide management-related admissions courses. Nearly 1000 B-schools accepts CMAT score for offering admission to the Management Courses. A few of the CMAT 2024 participating colleges are listed below.

CMAT 2024 Participating Colleges

Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore

Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

Doon Business School, Dehradun

Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore

Future Business School, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business (IISWBM), Kolkata

Indus Business Academy

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai

List of CMAT 2024 examination centres

National Testing Agency (NTA), the conducting authority, will publish the CMAT 2024 exam centre every year. Nearly in 80 cities across India, CMAT will be conducted. CMAT test centers will be mentioned in the CMAT 2024 Admit Card, and while filling up the application form, applicants shall choose any 3 preferred exam cities as exam centers. 

CMAT 2024 Exam Centres




































Navi Mumbai

































Gautam Budha Nagar


(Noida/Gr. Noida)






Ask & Answers

What are the eligibility criteria for CMAT?

  • Aspirants should be a graduate from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST).
  • Aspirants pursuing their final year degree program can also apply.
  • Aspirants should fulfill the eligibility criteria within the stipulated schedule.


How much percentage is required to fulfill CMAT 2024 Eligibility criteria in a graduate degree?

CMAT Eligibility criteria: 

  • CMAT aspirants must be qualified in their bachelor’s degree of a minimum of 3 years from a recognized Indian university.
  • Percentage criteria: 50% aggregate marks (For SC/ST candidates, 45%).
  • The aspirant must be a citizen of India.
  • Final year appearing candidates can apply for the CMAT exam.
  • There are no such age limits and attempts for the CMAT exam. 

I want to know the CMAT 2024 Admission process? 

CMAT Admission process details: 

  • The CMAT conducting authority will release the CMAT merit list, then the candidate needs to apply for the respective participating management institutes.
  •  In the CMAT Admission process, the participating management institutes will conduct 3 rounds, i.e., WAT, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview for the qualified candidates.
  • Final selection mainly depends on the candidate’s performance in the selection rounds. 

What does the CMAT 2024 Application form fee cost?

Details on CMAT Application Form Fee:

  • The candidates need to pay the Application form fee after filling up the CMAT Application Form.
  • CMAT Application Form fee for General/OBC cadre costs Rs 1400. CMAT Application Form fee for SC/ST/PWD/Female costs Rs 700.
  • The payment can be made via Debit/Credit card/net banking or Cash deposit at SBI Bank.

I want to know the number of questions asked for each section in the CMAT.

Details on CMAT Exam Pattern:

  • CMAT exam will be scheduled Online, i.e., Computer Based Test.
  • CMAT exam will have 4 sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. The number of Questions is 25 each.  
  • For the CMAT exam, The Total Number of questions is 100. 

Can I know the structure of the CMAT Syllabus 2024? 

CMAT Syllabus:

  • As there is no appropriate fixed CMAT syllabus.
  • In the CMAT syllabus, most of the questions asked were from Reading Comprehension, Basic Mathematics, and Reasoning.
  • CMAT syllabus also includes various topics related to General Awareness, Language Comprehension and Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, and Data Interpretation.