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CMAT Exam 2023


CMAT 2023 Latest Updates


The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the results for CMAT 2023 on May 31st, 2023. Candidates can now access their CMAT result and scorecard on the official website by logging in with their IDs. The CMAT 2023 examination was conducted by the NTA on May 4, 2023.

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What is CMAT Exam?

CMAT, or Common Management Aptitude Test, is an Indian national level management entrance exam administered by NTA for admission to MBA/PGDM programs. Since 2018, NTA has been conducting the CMAT exam, which was previously held by AICTE in accordance with the Government of India's instructions. 

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CMAT Exam 2023 Highlights

The CMAT 2023 exam offers MBA admission to over 1000 MBA colleges in India, including some of the most prestigious management institutes. It is a significant but less difficult MBA admissions exam. Following the information in the table are the key Exam highlights and other important details:

CMAT Exam Conducting Body

National testing Agency (NTA)

Full Form of CMAT 

Common Management Admission Test

Number of MBA colleges under the Exam


CMAT Exam Date

February 26, 2023 (Expected) 

CMAT Exam Slots

Duration : 3 hours (3PM to 6.00 PM)]

Mode of CMAT Entrance exam 2023

Online Computer Based Test (CBT)

CMAT 2023 Score Validity 

1 year i.e 2023-2024

Total Questions asked in CMAT


Sectional Division of  Questions

5 Sections with 20 Questions in Each Section

Exam details section wise

  • Quantitative Technique
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional)

Medium of Question Paper


Exam Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate

Maximum Score

400 Marks for 100 questions

Negative Marking

- 1 mark for each wrong answer

CMAT Percentile Calculation

NTA has stopped awarding percentiles since 2022. Instead, test takers are given a Rank and a Score.

Required Rank/Score for MBA admission in Top Colleges

Score of 240+

Rank within 5000

Application process


CMAT Exam Application Fee for Boys


CMAT Application Fee for Girls


CMAT Application Fee for EWS/OBC-NCL 


CMAT Application Fee for SC/ST/PwD


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CMAT 2023 Exam Dates

The CMAT exam date has been officially announced by the NTA authority on its official website. We have listed all of the important details that you should be aware of in the table below.


CMAT Exam Date 2023

Start Date of Registration

February 13, 2023

Last Date for CMAT registration 

 March 13, 2023 (5:00 PM)

Last date to submit CMAT 2023 fees

March 13, 2023 (11:50 PM)

Application form correction

March 14 - 16, 2023

Declaration of CMAT admit card

 May 1,2023

CMAT Exam Date 2023

 May 4, 2023

Declaration of answer key


Declaration of CMAT 2023 result


CMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates must ensure that they meet the following eligibility criteria before applying for the CMAT:

  • Nationality: All applicants must be Indian citizens.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in any field from a board-approved university.
  • Appearing: Final-year graduate students whose results will be announced before the start of the admission procedure are also eligible to apply.
  • Age: There is no set age limit for taking the CMAT 2023 exam.

Also read CMAT Eligbility for more information.

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CMAT 2023 Registration 

To apply for CMAT 2023, candidates must complete the following steps:

  • Visit the website of CMAT 2023.
  • Now click on “CMAT 2023 Registration”.
  • The candidates must then register before applying for the CMAT 2023.
  • For registration, candidates have to enter their email id and phone number.
  •   Login details will be sent to candidates' registered IDs and numbers.
  •  Now select the "I Agree" option.
  • Fill in the details like name, parent name, date of birth, gender, email id, and phone no.
  • Now, choose your payment gateway, enter your payment information, and complete your transaction.
  • After verification take the printout and keep it safe for future reference.

For more detailed information you can read CMAT Registration 2023

CMAT 2023 Registration Form Correction

The CMAT 2023 Application Form Correction window will be open for a maximum of one week after the registration window closes. Candidates who have submitted their application form and fee will be able to edit their contact information, personal information, exam city preferences, uploaded documents, and academic information. Form correction in CMAT 2023 is a one-time service. No changes will be allowed later.

Steps to correct CMAT 2023 application form are mentioned below:

  • Go to the official website of CMAT 2023 i.e cmat.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the 'Correction for CMAT 2023' link.
  • You will be taken to the login screen.
  • Enter your CMAT 2023 application number, password, and security pin to log in.
  • Choose the sections you want to change and make the necessary changes.

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CMAT 2023 Admit Card

The CMAT 2023 Admit Card is expected to be available on February 15, 2023. Admit cards can also be sent to candidates who have successfully completed their application form via their registered email address. Candidates who do not bring their admit card to the exam will be denied entry.

CMAT 2023 Admit Card Details: 

The following information is printed on the CMAT exam admit card:

  • Name of the candidate
  • DOB
  • Roll no
  • Father's name
  • Date & timings
  • Exam center with the complete address
  • Photograph & signature of the candidate
  • Instructions to be followed during examination etc.

Steps to Download the CMAT Admit Card 2023.

To download the hall ticket, candidates must follow these instructions:

  • Visit the CMAT website at cmat.nta.nic.in.
  • Select "Download Admit Card" from the tabs.
  • Fill in the blanks with your CMAT Application Number, password, or Date of Birth.
  • Select the 'Download CMAT Admit Card' option. 
  • Take a printout of your CMAT Admit Card 2021 and keep it for future reference.

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CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The following is the CMAT 2023 exam pattern:

  • Mode of the exam: The exam will be administered online (via a computer).
  • Types of Questions: The questions will be of the Multiple Choice variety.
  • Medium of the exam: The question paper will only be available in English.
  • Duration of the exam: The duration of the question paper is three hours.
  • Number of Questions asked: A total of 100 questions will be asked, with 20 questions assigned to each section.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will receive 4 points, while each incorrect answer will receive -1 point.


No. of Question

Maximum Marks

Logical Reasoning



General Awareness



Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Language Comprehension



Innovation & Entrepreneurship






Please read CMAT Exam Pattern for more details. 

CMAT 2023 Syllabus

The CMAT 2023 Syllabus covers several topics, including logical reasoning, quantitative techniques and data interpretation, general awareness, and language comprehension. Because each section contains an equal number of questions, candidates must focus equally on all subjects in order to achieve a high score.

  •  Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: Speed, time and distance, percentages, averages, ratio and proportion, profit, tables, bar graphs, line charts, Venn diagrams, pie charts, etc. are examples of
  •  Logical Reasoning: Logical Sequence, Data Structure, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Direction Sense, Clocks and Calendars, Puzzles, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, etc.
  • Language Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, Passages, Sentence Correction, Jumbled Paragraph, etc.
  • General Knowledge: It includes current events in the domestic and global economy, news personalities, information about the Indian Constitution, sports news, trade awareness, politics, history, culture, geography, economics, and sports science in daily life.
  • Innovative and Enterprenuership: Important Events, Budget & Economic Report, Business & Corporate Affairs, New Investments & Schemes, Policies Related to Entrepreneurship and Business Promotion, Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Startup Ecosystem, General Economy, International Organizations, Banking Regulation & Reforms, and Current Affairs.

TO know more you can read CMAT 2023 Syllabus.

CMAT Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates taking the CMAT 2023 exam must prepare thoroughly not only for the exam but also for the exam day. Here are some points that you must keep in mind for the exam day:

  • Remember to bring a printout of your CMAT admit card; digital, scanned, or photocopied admit cards are not acceptable as valid documents.
  • Arrive at your CMAT exam center by the reporting time specified on your admit card.
  • You should not bring any electronic devices or valuable items to the exam site.
  • Carry a photo ID as a secondary identity proof in addition to your CMAT 2023 admit card.

Documents to carry in the exam hall as identification:

  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport
  • Driver's license
  • College/University ID card

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CMAT 2023 Answer Key

The CMAT Answer Key 2023 will be released in the first or second week following the examination. The NTA will release the CMAT exam answer key so that candidates can evaluate their performance. The answer key will be made available in April 2023. The CMAT answer key and response sheet will be available on the NTA website.

NTA also gives candidates the option of contesting the CMAT answer key. Candidates can challenge the CMAT 2023 answer key by completing an online form and paying Rs 1000/- per question.

For More Information Read: CMAT Answer Key 2023

CMAT 2023 Result

The CMAT Result will be available in the final week of April 2023. The results will be made available online. An All India merit list of candidates will be published on the website based on their performance in the online test. In each section, the list will include their names, roll number, score, and percentile. Separate scorecards will not be emailed or mailed to the candidates.

CMAT score card will be taken into account for admission to the academic year by various AICTE-approved colleges/institutions and universities. There will be no offline mode to obtain the score card.

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CMAT 2023 Cut off

Each CMAT 2023 participating college will issue its own CMAT Score for Admission. The CMAT 2023 cut off for prestigious MBA colleges such as JBIMS, Goa Institute of Management, Great Lakes, XISS, and others is nearly 95 to 99 percentile.

CMAT 2023 Expected Sectional Cut off

The CMAT 2023 sectional cut-off is the lowest score that candidates are expected to achieve in order to pass the CMAT 2023 exam and gain admission to an AICTE-approved Management College. The following are the expected CMAT 2023 cut-offs by section:


CMAT 2023 Sectional Cut Off (Expected)

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation


Language Comprehension


Logical Reasoning


General Awareness


Innovation and Entrepreneurship


CMAT 2023 Selection Process

The NTA does not use a centralized selection procedure. Following the announcement of the results, each CMAT 2023 participating college publishes its CMAT cut-off. For MBA admissions, these institutes have their own CMAT 2023 selection process. Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interviews (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds are included in the CMAT 2023 selection process.

CMAT 2023 Counselling

The CMAT 2023 counseling process is set to begin following the announcement of the merit list. A merit list is created based on the candidate's exam performance and the marks obtained in the entrance exam. Candidates can attend counseling sessions held by various institutions and universities based on their CMAT 2023 scorecard. At the time of counseling, all required documents and fees must be brought with you. Seats will be assigned to shortlisted candidates based on their CMAT scores, filled choices, and seat availability.

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CMAT 2023 Counseling: Documents Required

The following are the documents that candidates are required to bring to CMAT counseling:

  • CMAT Admit Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • CMAT Scorecard
  • Class 10 & 12 Marksheet & Certificate
  • Graduation Marksheet & Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Valid ID proof
  • Address proof

Read CMAT Accepting Colleges to know the participating colleges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is CMAT 2023?

CMAT 2023 refers to the Common Management Admission Test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in India. It is a national level entrance exam for admission to various management programs in participating institutes.

When will CMAT 2023 be conducted?

The exact date for CMAT 2023 has not been announced yet. It is advisable to regularly check the official website of NTA for updates regarding the examination schedule.

What is the eligibility criteria for CMAT 2023?

To be eligible for CMAT 2023, candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Final year students are also eligible to apply.

How can I apply for CMAT 2023?

To apply for CMAT 2023, candidates need to visit the official website of NTA and follow the registration process. The application form will be available online, and candidates need to provide the required information, upload necessary documents, and pay the application fee.

What is the exam pattern of CMAT?

CMAT is a computer-based test that consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The exam is divided into four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. The duration of the exam is 180 minutes.

What is the syllabus for CMAT?

The syllabus for CMAT 2023 includes topics from various areas such as Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. It is recommended to refer to the official CMAT website or the information bulletin for a detailed syllabus.

Are there any negative markings in CMAT ?

Yes, there is a provision for negative marking in CMAT 2023. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer, while four marks will be awarded for each correct answer.

Can I use a calculator during the CMAT exam?

No, the use of calculators or any other electronic devices is strictly prohibited during the CMAT 2023 exam. Candidates must rely on their mental calculations and problem-solving skills.

How can I prepare for CMAT 2023?

To prepare for CMAT exam candidates should familiarize themselves with the exam pattern and syllabus. They can practice with previous years’ question papers and mock tests. It is also advisable to refer to relevant study materials and enroll in coaching programs if needed.

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