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CMAT 2019 Selection Procedure

By: R Chandrakala on October 30, 2017

CMAT 2017 Selection Procedure is discussed below: 

  • The first phase of the selection procedure includes the CMAT exam which is conducted in a window of 5 days in 2 slots each day.
  • The test is of 3 hours duration and consists of 4 sections, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The total number of questions to be answered is 100 and the total marks are 400.
  • Each section has 25 questions. The marking scheme of the exam is +4 for each correct answer and -1 for each wrong answer.
  • After the result is declared, the participating institutes will declare the shortlist of candidates on the basis of the cutoffs for the next round of CMAT 2017 Selection Procedure. This second step depends from B-School to B-School. Check out the CMAT Accepting Colleges.
  • Generally, the candidates will have to participate in Group Discussion, Personal Interview and or Written Ability Test rounds.
  • The B-schools will declare their final admission or selection list on the basis of the performance in CMAT, GD, PI, WAT and other factors decided by the B-schools.It involves the following steps: CMAT 2017 Score, Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Written Test

The candidates would be divided into groups of 10 or so, they would be given a topic related to current affairs or business affairs.  The time duration for GD

might be anything from five to ten minutes. Marks are awarded on the basis of initiation, negotiation, managerial and encouragement.

For the interview,  a person who is confident, innovative and has a creative bent of mind is searched for. In addition to this interview, some institutes might also

conduct a written test. Reading the newspapers and updating oneself about the current events is essential in order to get through such interviews.

The candidates who have made through all the three rounds would be given a call letter or intimated by alternative online means.

The CMAT Selection procedure differs in comparison to different institutes. The Candidates would be required to participate in Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. The Business Schools would be declaring their final selection list on the basis of the performance of the candidates in CMAT Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. 

The dates associated with CMAT Selection Procedure are as follows:

Particulars Dates
CMAT Exam Date 21 January 2018
CMAT Result 14 February 2018
CMAT Selection Procedure March 2018

Every candidate giving a correct answer in the CMAT Examination would be awarded 4 marks while any candidate giving an incorrect answer would have 1 mark deducted. The CMAT selection procedure consists of the following steps which have been explained in detail:

  1. Group Discussion - Candidates who get selected in the CMAT merit list of all participating institutes would be called for Group Discussion.
  2. Personal Interview or Written Ability Test - Once the Group Discussion is conducted, candidates would be selected for Written Ability Test or Personal Interview round.
  3. Selection of candidates - Every institute would be releasing the final list of selected candidates for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes all over India. 


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