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CMAT 2022 Exam - Check Complete Details

CMAT is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. About 70,000 candidates appear in it every year. CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the CMAT score is accepted by some of the top B-schools in India including Great Lakes Institute of Management, JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai and PUMBA.

The registration process for CMAT started on 16th February 2022 and the last date of registration is 17th March 2022.

In this section, we will be discussing CMAT notification, exam pattern, eligibility, syllabus, application form, application fees, participating colleges, cut-offs etc.

CMAT 2022 - Overview

Particulars Details 
Exam NameCommon Management Admission Test (CMAT)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours 
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Exam Pattern100 questions in MCQ format
Exam Fees

INR 2,000 (General category male)

INR 1,000 (General category female/OBC female/EWS/OBC NCL/PwD/SC/ST)

Exam PurposeAdmission to management colleges
Course OfferedMBA/PGDM
No. of Test Cities153 (for CMAT 2022)
No. of applicants70,000 (approx.)
Exam Helpdesk No.0120-6895200
C-20 1A/8, Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre,
Exam Website https://cmat.nta.nic.in/

CMAT 2022 - Important Dates

CMAT 2022 registration start date16th February 2022
CMAT 2022 Registration end date17th March 2022
Image correction To be announced soon
CMAT 2022 Admit card download start dateTo be announced soon
CMAT 2022 Exam9th April 2022 (Tentative)
CMAT Answer key release dateTo be announced soon
CMAT 2022 result announcementTo be announced soon

CMAT Mock Test Series

CMAT Mock Test series has the following features:

  • 10 Mock Tests (Only In English) in the latest pattern with detailed solutions
  • AI-Based Detailed Performance Analysis
  • Know your Strong & Weak Areas
  • Prepared By Subject-Matter Experts.
  • Detailed Notes covering all topics.

CMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for CMAT, candidates must ensure that they meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Graduate in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2022. The only condition is that they will have to present the passing certificate at the time of admission.
  • No minimum percentage criteria for graduation in CMAT.
  • No age limit for applying CMAT
  • Candidates must be Indian citizens.

CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation2080
Logical Reasoning2080
Language Comprehension2080
General Awareness2080
Innovation & Entrepreneurship2080

Note 1: There is negative marking, 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Note 2: Questions can be attempted in any order.

CMAT Selection Process

The selection process in CMAT is as follows:

  • Shortlisting of candidates based on CMAT score
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds
  • Final selection for admission to MBA/PGDM courses

CMAT Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General (Male)Rs. 2000/-
General ( Female)Rs. 1000/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)Rs.2000/- for males and 1000/- for females
EWS/OBC NCL/PwDRs. 1000/-
Scheduled Tribes (ST)Rs. 1000/-
Scheduled Castes (SC)Rs.1000/- 

How to apply for CMAT 2022

Aspirants can follow these steps to apply for CMAT 2022:

Step 1 - Visit the CMAT official website.

Step 2 - Now click on the tab which states 'Apply for CMAT 2022'.

Step 3 - A new page will open. The candidate will have to provide all the required details under the new candidate registration tab.

Step 4 - After the successful CMAT registration 2022, a login id and password will be generated.

Step 5 - Re-login and enter all the personal, academic, contact details in the CMAT 2022 application form.

Step 6 - Preview the provided information mentioned in the CMAT 2022 registration form.

Step 7 - Upload all the required documents.

Step 8 - Pay the amount of application fee for the CMAT exam.

Step 9 - Download the confirmation page which will display after successful payment.

Step 10 - Take the printout of the CMAT 2022 registration form for future reference.

CMAT Admit Card 2022

CMAT admit card will be released on the official website 7-10 days before the exam. Candidates who shall have registered successfully, will be able to download the CMAT admit card. The process to download admit card is given below

Step 1: Visit the official CMAT-NTA website

Step 2: Click on 'CMAT 2022 Admit Card' tab

Step 3: Enter application number and date of birth or password

Step 4: Click on submit to log in to your account

Step 5: Click on admit card and download it


Now that you have an idea about the registration, process of application and other relevant details of the CMAT exam, you can apply for the same before the last date. You should prepare earnestly. Download the syllabus and purchase the relevant books. Do not waste your time and study systematically. Give it your 100 per cent. You will succeed.

Exam Date

April 2022 (Tentative)

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When is the CMAT Exam 2022 Notification released?

CMAT notification was released on 16th February 2022.

What is the start and end date for CMAT 2022 registration? +

CMAT 2022 registration started from 16th Feb 2022 and the last date for registration is 17th March 2022.

What is the application fee for the CMAT 2022 Exam? +

The application fee for the CMAT exam is as follows:
Rs. 2000 for General and OBC Males
Rs.1000 for General ( Female), OBC ( Female), EWS/OBC NCL/PwD, SC, ST

What is the minimum percentage required to apply for CMAT 2022? +

There is no minimum percentage criteria in graduation for applying to CMAT 2022.

What is the exam date for CMAT 2022? +

CMAT 2022 is expected to be conducted in April 2022.

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