CMAT

CMAT Preparation

How to prepare for CMAT 2019 exam to be held on January 27, 2019, is an important question before the CMAT aspirants. From this year onwards, CMAT will be conducted by NTA and not by AICTE which conducted CMAT till 2018. Since CMAT remains an online computer based test, the exact CMAT past test paper is not available nor anyone is authorized to publish it except NTA, AICTE or MHRd Government of India. However, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that CMAT 2019 will not be much different from CMAT 2018 and earlier CMAT exams. Besides, past trends in CMAT exam reveal that CMAT 2019 exam preparation can be synchronized with other MBA entrance exams also as the test sections are more or less same.

 

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CMAT 2019 preparation strategy or the question how to prepare for CMAT exam over the years is answered on the basis of  2 important things – CMAT previous years test papers and the anticipated CMAT exam pattern. For many years, AICTE-CMAT has brought very few changes. Major test sections on which you have to prepare for CMAT exam are:

Test section nameNumber of questionsType of questionsLevel of difficulty
Language Comprehension25Multiple choice objective type (MCQs)Moderate (3-4 questions are difficult)
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25Multiple choice objective type (MCQs)DI more difficult; Quant –moderate
Logical Reasoning25Multiple choice objective type (MCQs)Moderate to difficult
General awareness25Multiple choice objective type (MCQs)Easy to moderate

Accordingly, CMAT 2019 exam pattern as revealed by AICTE, will have 100 questions in MCQ format. 

 

Major tools that would help you in CMAT 2019 preparation are:

 

1. CMAT 2019 sample papers:  Previous year CMAT exam papers comprising CMAT questions give you the idea and type of CMAT questions that you may face in the real CMAT 2019 exam paper.

 

2. CMAT 2019 Mocks: In addition to this, you should attempt CMAT 2019 Mock tests. These Mocks should consist of such questions as expected in CMAT 2019 and must not be repetitive in nature. For example, CMAT 2019 Mocks test should have GK questions which could be expected in the forthcoming CMAT exam.  

 

3. The Best Books for CMAT 2019 preparation- CMAT preparation and study material is available in abundance in the market. You need to choose the best books for CMAT preparation.  A distinction has to be made in CMAT exam books and the best books for CMAT exam.

 

In fact, Books for CMAT preparation play a major role in helping you score high in the CMAT exam. Since there are few common core sections in CMAT and other exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT and others,  the books to prepare for CMAT, XAT and CAT exams are also very much similar. A few of the best books to prepare for CMAT 2019 are 

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
  • ‘How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘Logical Reasoning and data Interpretation for the CAT’- by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’- by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay  
  • ‘Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT’-by Nishit K Sinha
  • Latest RC Passages and practice questions provided by Study centres like TIME, CL among others 
  • Editorial and short articles published in English news papers 
  • ‘Word Power Made Easy’ – by Norman Lewis
  • ‘High School English Grammar & Composition’ – by Wren & Martin
  • Manorama year book to prepare for GK in CMAT
  • Regularly solve the Verbal Ability questions from your study material especially on Para summary, Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Read news papers daily, watch TV News and continue updating your GK on regular basis.
  • Attempt GK question exercises on daily basis
  • Static or conventional GK does not change. Try to ensure that you divide the GK in sub sections and read & memorise it well.

1. CMAT coaching- CMAT coaching helps you overcome many weak areas. Choose for the best coaching for CMAT preparation. CMAT coaching online is a good answer to the working professionals who find it difficult to attend regular class room coaching for CMAT. During the past few years preference for CMAT online coaching has gone up many times. In fact  CMAT online preparation through online coaching for CMAT is more cost effective, less time consuming and offers you more time to practice CMAT question papers and CMAT exercises.

 

2. CMAT Study material for CMAT preparation- CMAT study material consists of the books for CMAT; online CMAT study material provided to you by your coaching institute or the offline CMAT practice test papers bought from Market; CMAT test series attended by you; the study and practice material for CMAT provided to you by your coaching centre in hard copy  among others. The more you study the CMAT study material and the more you practice on CMAT Mock tests and CMAT sample papers, the more you will be able to score in CMAT exam.

 

CMAT exam since 2016 has become a yearly event instead of twice a year exam. The CMAT exam pattern and content has however not changed and remains the same.

 

To make sure to crack CMAT 2019 with high score you need to begin your CMAT exam preparation 2019 from now instead of waiting any longer.

 

CMAT 2019 exam will have 4 major sections contributing to your score. Attempt any section within overall time limit. You need to ensure high score in each of the 4 sections as the individual institutes would call for a balanced CMAT exam score.

 

The best way to prepare for CMAT 2019 exam is to know your strengths and weakness and start working on them now. You must devote around 2-3 hours a day from now on to crack CMAT 2019 with a high score. 

 

CMAT does not require you to attempt all the questions but the need is to maximise your correct attempts and minimise the wrong attempts. It may be noted that even half of the total questions, if attempted right can fetch you a percentile of 90+. So prepare accordingly. CMAT Preparation does not require you to study round the clock, instead you need to study smartly and with intelligent approach to crack the questions correctly in minimum time to achieve high score.

 

Sectional topics to prepare for CMAT 2019

The key topics which you need to cover in each of the four sections are:

 

Language Comprehension

CMAT defines its Verbal Ability section as Language Comprehension. It covers comprehensive English test which includes the test of grammar, tenses, vocabulary, jumbled paragraphs and reading comprehension.

 

Key topics:

Usage:

Articles, Non-finites, dangling modifiers, Nouns, Pronouns (Especially relative Pronouns), adjectives, adverbs, prepositions –regular and followed, verbs, Syntax, Subject-verb Agreement, Simple, continuous, Perfect tenses and Conditional-unreal past.

 

RC Passages:

CMAT gives you shorter with 500-600 words and not too difficult passages. There is no fix rule on framing the questions based on Reading comprehension passage, which is followed by at least 4-5 questions each.

 

Questions could be any of following types- Questions based on inference drawn; Questions based on the Central idea of the passage; Questions based on phrases, idioms; Questions based on expression in the passage.

 

Jumbled paragraphs

Not very difficult jumbled paragraphs of moderate difficulty level are asked in CMAT. If you are preparing for other MBA entrance exams, regular practice on jumbled sentences will help you to crack this part.

 

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 
Questions in this section are usually single and are not based on sets. Major topics are:

 

Data Interpretation

  • Table and pie chart
  • Bar diagrams and graphs
  • Charts

Quant

  • Arithmetic-Ratio, mixtures, work, average, percentage, Time & speed, Profit and loss, interest, basic statistics
  • Number properties
  • Probability
  • Counting principles
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Derivatives ( Maxima-Minima)

Logical Reasoning
The section is a mix of the topics from arrangements like linear, seating, sequencing & arranging with conditions to coding. The other questions are based on statement-conclusion, logical puzzle, numerical puzzle, Venn Diagram, true/false statements, visual reasoning. The basic preparatory tip for LR is to attempt as many practice exercises as possible. They can be solved with basic human logical instinct.

 

General awareness
This section can be divided in three parts and each part has to be given due weightage. 

  • Conventional GK-available in books;
  • Current GK- based on current reading of newspapers and periodicals; 
  • Business & Economics GK -for example changes in Fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, Repo Rate, Devaluation and up valuation of Rupee.  

Please remember current GK-whether Business, national and international has an on-going preparation method and thorough reading of the newspaper only can keep you updated. 

 

The section covers questions on Who’s who; Constitutional knowledge; Current affairs; business; economics; currency and Capitals of the countries as well as States of India; International Organizations; monetary and fiscal tools among others. Candidates may find questions with photo and emblem identification of personalities, companies among others.

CMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria for General & Reserved category candidates define different percentage of marks in the qualifying graduation degree. However, there is no age bar for either category candidates to apply for NTA CMAT 2019 exam which is scheduled to be held in two shifts on January 28, 2019.

 

National Testing Agency (NTA) has prescribed following major points that determine the NTA-CMAT eligibility criteria:

CMAT 2019 Eligibility Component
Eligibility Requirement
Citizenship
Applicant must be a citizen of India.
Minimum Education
Graduate with 15 years of minimum education in any discipline from Recognized University/Institute
Minimum  Percentage of Marks in Graduation
50% Marks For General Category
45% for SC/ST/PWD category
Eligibility for Candidates in Final Year of Graduation
 Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2019-20 can also apply
Age Limit to apply for CMAT 2019
No Age Limit Restriction

 

CMAT Eligibility for General & NC-OBC Candidates

  • The candidate must hold Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Candidates in final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2019
  • If selected, the final year candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if she/he submits the certificate/marks sheet latest by the stipulated date prescribed by the management institute to which he/she has applied.
  • Candidates who have completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with 50% marks 

CMAT Eligibility for SC/ST/PwD Candidates
Reserved category candidates applying for CMAT 2019 are eligible if they possess one of the following qualifications:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category candidates need  45% marks in graduation 
  • Candidates in final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2019
  • Candidates who have completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with 45% marks 

Key Points to ensure your CMAT Eligibility 2019

  • CMAT eligibility does not impose any age bar to appear in CMAT 2019 exam.
  • Graduation Degree should be UGC recognized, AICTE approved, Government of India recognized
  • The candidate applying for CMAT 2019 must fulfil one of the following CMAT eligibility criteria 2019-
  • A. Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks, or
  • B. Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage, or 
  • C. Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage 
  • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution.
  • In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution in accordance with the CMAT exam eligibility criteria.
  • If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100 as per the CMAT 2019 eligibility
  • Mere fulfilment of minimum CMAT eligibility criteria 2019 will not ensure consideration for short listing by B-schools.
  • One of the key points prescribed by NTA-CMAT 2019 is that the candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process

Who is Not Eligible for CMAT 2019? NTA clarifies…

  • If you are not pursuing or completed your Bachelor’s degree or any Professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA, you are not eligible to appear for CMAT 2019
  • If you have scored below 50% marks in graduation as a general category candidate and below 45% as SC/ST/PwD candidate you are not eligible for CMAT 2019
  • If your Graduation is not recognized by UGC/AICTE/MHRD-Govt. of India, You are not eligible to apply for CMAT 2019 

CMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria in Detail

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline can apply for CMAT 2019 exam.
  • In case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%   
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2019-20 can also apply for CMAT online exam
  • The bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent
  • If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by the institute by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the eligibility of the candidate.  
  • A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. Such a candidate must produce a certificate at the time of seeking admission to MBA/PGDM prgoramme, from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  • Such a candidate, if selected, will be eligible for the admission only if he/she submits a certificate by the stipulated date advised by the institute, from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
  • It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by the MBA/PGDM institute and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination by the date prescribed by the college/institute.

CMAT 2019 Registration process ends on December 7, 2018 at 11.50 PM. The last date to pay the CMAT 2019 Registration fee is December 8, 2018. NTA has extended the last date to apply and last date to pay CMAT fee for CMAT from Nov 30 to December 7 and 8 respectively.  Instead of activating the registration link on the main page of Management Exam on its website.

 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the CMAT 2019 exam on January 28, 2019 for the first time in place of AICTE. CMAT 2019 Registration is open from November 1 to December 7, 2018.

 

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CMAT 2019 Registration process is online. CMAT 2019 application form is clubbed with CMAT Registration form. CMAT 2019 Registration Fee is Rs.1400/- for General category candidates. Besides, the CMAT 2019 application fee is also included in the CMAT registration process. With the start of CMAT exam registration process on November 1, 2018 all the forthcoming CMAT exams will be conducted by NTA instead of AICTE. The CMAT 2019 exam will now be held on Monday, January 28, 2019. CMAT 2019 registration and application process remains online and can be completed in a few minutes.

 

CMAT 2019 Registration: Important Dates

CMAT Registration Dates
Important date/Fee Amount
CMAT 2019 Registration starts
November 1, 2018
CMAT 2019 Registration Ends
Dec 7, 2018 (11.50 PM)
CMAT 2019 Registration Fee for General Category
Rs.1400/-
Last Date to Pay Registration FeeDec 8, 2018 (11.50 PM)
CMAT 2019 Registration Fee for Reserved Category
Rs. 700/-
CMAT 2019 Registration with Late Fee
Not Allowed

 

How to Register and apply for CMAT 2019?
CMAT 2019 Registration process and CMAT 2019 Application form can be completed in following five steps:

  1. Apply for CMAT 2019 Online Registration
  2. Fill up the CMAT 2019 Application form Online
  3. Upload Scanned Photo & Signature
  4. Pay the CMAT 2019 Registration Fee including Application and exam fee
  5. Download the CMAT 2019 confirmation page after submission

CMAT 2019 Registration Process Step 1

 

Step by Step CMAT 2019 Registration Process
Please follow the instructions for each step and proceed to complete your CMAT 2019 Registration and application form:

CMAT 2019 Registration Process Step 2

 

Step 1: Apply for CMAT 2019 Online Registration
As a new candidate you need to go for ‘New Candidate Registration’. This will open the CMAT 2019 registration form for new candidates. At this page, you should enter all the personal details, create password, and choose a security question and answer to complete the first step of CMAT registration form. On completion of the form you will receive a message from NTA-CMAT 2019 informing you about your CMAT 2019 Application form number. You can use your application number and password to complete the next steps of application form and all other subsequent logins in future.

CMAT 2019 Registration Process Step 3

 

Step 2: Fill Up CMAT Application Form
After reviewing your CMAT registration form and finally submitting it, you are directed to the CMAT 2019 Application form. Follow the instructions carefully and fill up all the remaining personal details. You can also complete the CMAT Application Form later with your system generated Application Number and created Password.

 

You need to choose four test cities in order of preference to appear in CMAT 2019. Be careful while selecting the test cities from drop down menu.

CMAT 2019 Registration Process Step 4

 

Step 3: Upload Scanned Photo & Signature
On this page you have to upload scanned Images of your Photograph and Signature of required size. Please note to upload the correct Photograph and Signature as the facility for correction in images will not be given later. Also note the following:

  • Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format
  • Size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb
  • Size of scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb
  • The photograph should be coloured or black/white but should have clear contrast

CMAT 2019 Registration Process Step 5

 

Step 4: CMAT Registration Fee and Fee Payment Process
CMAT 2019 Registration Fee is Rs. 1400/- Details of CMAT Registration fee 2019 are as under:

EXAMINATION FEE DETAIL
Apply For
(General/OBC)
(SC/ST/PwD with more than 40% disability/Girls/Transgender)
Fee payable for CMAT - 2019
Rs. 1400
Rs. 700
Service Charges & Service Taxes (as applicable) will be charged extra by the Bank

 

CMAT 2019 Registration fee can be paid online through SBI MOPS -Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card/e-Challan. It can be paid also by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan. You have to select Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of CMAT Application fee. CMAT Registration Fee 2019 includes the CMAT 2019 Application Fee and CMAT 2019 Exam fee.

CMAT 2019 Registration Process Step 6

 

Step 5: Download & Take Print of CMAT Application Form
After making successful payment of CMAT registration and exam fee, you can download and  print the Confirmation Page. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, the CMAT fee payment transaction is cancelled then and the amount will be refunded to the candidate's account. Now the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

 

Important Points for CMAT 2019 Registration

Review Each Page: Before finally submitting the CMAT registration and application pages, you should review and verify the details in each page. For example, before submitting the Online Registration Form of CMAT 2019, you must  review all your personal details, address, date of birth, mobile number, email Id among others and confirm the action on the page before submission. If you wish to change any particulars, you can do it by clicking on ‘Edit Registration Form’ button.

 

Click on I Agree: You have to click on the declaration that all the particulars that you have filled in the registration form are correct before final submission.

 

How to Choose the CMAT 2019 Registration Password?
To login with CMAT Id and password in future, NTA has issued following guidelines to choose the CMAT login password:

  • Password must be 8 to 13 character long
  • Password must have at least one Upper case alphabet
  • Password must have at least one Lower case alphabet
  • Password must have at least one numeric value
  • Password must have at least one special characters eg.!@fr-8,0^&.-

Important Documents for CMAT 2019 Registration
Keep the following documents ready before starting the CMAT 2019 registration process:

  • A Computer with good Internet connectivity so that there is no breakage of Internet during registration.
  • All your qualification details as you need to enter them while registering for CMAT exam.
  • You need to upload your scanned photo while registering, hence keep ready a scanned clear photo of yours taken on a white background. The size of this photo should be between 10KB and 200 KB.
  • You need to upload your scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready your scanned clear signature done on a white background. The size of this signature file should be 4 KB and 30 KB.
  • A Valid e-mail id which you will be using at least for the next 6 months. All communication will be done on this e-mail id which you will enter for CMAT exam Registration.
  • A Valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number.
  • A valid Credit / Debit card in case you want to pay ONLINE.
  • A Printer connected to your system as you will have to PRINT 3 copies of CHALLAN in case you are planning to pay by e-challan at the bank.

CMAT Exam Pattern 2019 is now prepared and announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in place of AICTE. NTA will conduct CMAT 2019 on January 28, 2019 as computer based test. The CMAT 2019 exam pattern, according to NTA, 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.

 

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CMAT 2019 Exam pattern has been designed by NTA to facilitate Management 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

 

There are not many changes in CMAT Pattern and the NTA has announced that CMAT pattern 2019 will be on similar lines as was held in the past. From the CMAT 2019 exam onwards, the NTA, an autonomous testing organization created by Government of India will conduct the CMAT and other entrance examinations for higher educational institutions instead of AICTE. The NTA-CMAT paper pattern remains as follows:

  • CMAT 2019 exam pattern is computer based and there is no paper based CMAT exam
  • CMAT 2019 Pattern will be a single session exam of 3 hours duration
  • A few changes are expected in the structure and content of CMAT paper pattern as it is the first CMAT exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of AICTE. 

Key Components of CMAT Exam Pattern 2019
CMAT 2019 exam pattern as shared by NTA will have 100 questions divided in four sections. The overall composition of CMAT 2019 exam pattern is as below: 

CMAT Exam Pattern 2019
CMAT Paper Details
CMAT 2019 Exam Date
January 28, 2018
CMAT 2019 Test Conducting Authority
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total Questions in CMAT 2019 Exam
100
CMAT 2019 Exam Duration
3 Hours (9.30AM to 12.30PM)
Type of Questions
MCQs-Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
Mode of CMAT 2019 Exam
Online Computer Based Test
Scoring Pattern
+4 Mark for each correct answer
Total Maximum Marks
100
Negative Marking
-1 Mark for Each Wrong Answer

 

CMAT 2019 Pattern: Sectional Composition
The four Sections in CMAT 2019 paper pattern with number of questions and maximum scoring chances are as under:

CMAT 2019 Exam Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension  
25
100
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
25
100
Logical Reasoning
25
100
General Awareness
25
100
Total: Sections-4
100
400

CMAT Paper Pattern: Important Features

  1. NTA will release CMAT Mock Test one month before the CMAT 2019 exam date on CMAT exam website.
  2. Go through the CMAT 2019 trial test to have a feel of the online computer based CMAT paper pattern carefully and familiarize yourself with the screens, layout, and navigation tools in the revised CMAT exam pattern.
  3. At the CMAT test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations.
  4. After the CMAT exam is over, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk.
  5. CMAT Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the CMAT testing room. No breaks will be given during the CMAT exam.
  6. One of the key features in CMAT 2019 exam pattern is that None of the candidates in CMAT 2019 will be disqualified even if they score very low. The objective of the test is not to eliminate the candidates from the process of seeking admission in the AICTE approved management programmes, rather to facilitate the institutions to select the suitable candidates as per their merit.

Role of NTA in CMAT Exam 2019
The role of NTA is limited to conduct of CMAT 2019 exam but it has no role in gran ting approval to any PGDM or equivalent programme. AICTE is the authority to grant approval to different types of PGDM programmes of the management institutes. 

 

CMAT 2019 Paper Pattern Vs CMAT 2018 Pattern

Exam Details
CMAT 2019
CMAT 2018
CMAT Exam Date
January 28, 2019
January 20, 2018
CMAT conducting Agency
National Testing Agency (NTA)
All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
CMAT Testing Mode
Computer Based
Computer Based
Training for CMAT Test Taking Methodology/Navigation
NTA opens centres across India to train candidates to understand CMAT paper pattern 2019 and Test Taking Strategy
AICTE published sample test taking and navigation guidelines on its website
Changes in the cost of Registration
No change
AICTE used to increase CMAT registration fee each year
Sectional Composition of CMAT
No change, same 4 sections exam with 100 questions
Remained same with 4 sections 100 questions
Scoring Pattern
Remains same with +1 mark for each right answer
+1 for each correct answer
Difficulty Level
Expected to go down
Remained moderate to Difficult

 

CMAT 2019 Exam: Important Dates

CMAT 2019 Exam Date
Key Date
CMAT 2019 Registration starts
November 1, 2018
CMAT 2019 Registration Closes
November 30, 2018
CMAT 2019 Admit Card Download starts
January 7, 2019
CMAT 2019 Exam Date
January 28, 2019
CMAT 2019 Result Date
February 1st week 2019

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NTA to Release CMAT 2019 Sample Test
CMAT 2019 official trial test to guide about the CMAT question paper 2019 is to be released by NTA instead of AICTE in November 2018. Since CMAT 2019 will be held on January 28, 2019, the NTA-CMAT 2019 question bank will help the CMAT 2019 test takers to know the test pattern, importance changes in the CMAT question pattern and how to practice and prepare for CMAT 2019. The CMAT 2019 actual test will be based on CMAT question paper officially released by National Testing Agency (NTA) the CMAT 2019 conducting authority.

CMAT 2019 exam result has been declared on February 6, 2019 with higher CMAT score cut offs for all the percentile range. Although there may not be any change in the CMAT 2019 percentile cut off in the MBA colleges for MBA admission 2019, the same percentile needs higher CMAT 2019 score cut off. The are 54516 candidates who appeared in CMAT 2019 and have been ranked at different CMAT cut offs 2019 in the NTA CMAT 2019 merit list.  

 

CMAT 2019 was the first management entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on January 28, 2019 in two shifts. As the the exam has remained of easy to moderate difficulty level, the CMAT cut offs 2019 in top MBA colleges will not go down. While looking for CMAT 2019 cut offs in JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA, N L Dalmia, Great Lakes, GIM Goa, IFMR among others, it is very important to assess your CMAT percentile and raw score that you have got.  CMAT 2019 cut offs for the percentile required at various top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score in MBA admission 2019 is detailed below. 

 

CMAT 2019 Score cut offs are applicable in MBA/PGDM admission 2019 in 1000 MBA colleges accepting CMAT including many top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA. The MBA admission 2019 based on CMAT 2019 cutoff for MBA/PGDM 2019-21 is open till February 2019 in number of top MBA colleges in India like  K J Somaiya, IFMR, N L Dalmia, GIM, Welingkar among others who will shortlist candidates for admission on the basis of CMAT score cut offs. Some of the B-schools also consider CMAT sectional cut offs. 

 

CMAT 2019 Cut Off Scores Go Up
While there is no change in the CMAT 2019 percentile cut off for MBA admission 2019, the CMAT 2019 actual score cut off has gone up to get the prescribed percentile range for the MBA college.

 

To get information on CMAT cut offs, Admission process, fee, placement, click on the MBA college in the list below and apply for admission.

  

Top MBA colleges Using CMAT 2019 Cut off: 90 Percentile & Above 

MBA college
CMAT Cut off Percentile
CMAT Cut Off Score 
99.99
320
99.96
310
90
200
90
200
90
200
90
200
90
200

CMAT 2019 cut offs are overall in some MBA colleges while in some colleges the CMAT cut offs 2019 can be applied alongwith the sectional cut offs. Please note that you must search for the best MBA colleges based on the CMAT cut offs that you have obtained. For example, the CMAT cut off at JBIMS Mumbai may go as high as 99.99 percentile which corresponds to about 355 raw marks out of 400 in CMAT 2019 exam. At K J Somaiya, the CMAT cut off may go around 94-95 percentile. Besides, if you get a very low score in one of the sections and the MBA college also applies the sectional CMAT cut off in shortlisting, it may be difficult for you to get admission in 2019. So make sure that you are assessing your CMAT cut offs on the basis of facts.

 

Top MBA colleges Using CMAT 2019 Cut off: 80 Percentile & Above 

MBA college
CMAT Cut off Percentile
CMAT Cut Off Score 
85
245
85
245
85
245
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Top MBA colleges Using CMAT 2019 Cut off: 70 Percentile & Above  

MBA college
CMAT Cut off Percentile
CMAT Cut Off Score 
75
220
75
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75
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75
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Top MBA colleges Using CMAT 2019 Cut off: 60 Percentile & Above  
MBA college
CMAT Cut off Percentile
CMAT Cut Off Score 
65
200
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200
65
 

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The top MBA colleges CMAT cut offs and other MBA colleges CMAT cut offs in India are based on the CMAT exam difficulty level and past trends in CMAT cut offs. The CMAT 2019 cut offs will be applied by the autonomous management institutes, University B-schools offering MBA degree, private PGDM colleges among others. CMAT cut offs in these MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores vary from institute to institute.

 

400 MBA Colleges in Maharashtra to Use CMAT 2019 cut offs for Admission 

All the 400 MBA colleges in Maharashtra offering AICTE approved MBA/MMS/PGDM and participating in Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2019 conducted by DTE Maharashtra for MBA admission will apply CMAT 2019 exam score cut offs. DTE Maharashtra vide its notification ref. 2A/ADM/MBA-MMS/2017/1221 dated October 18, 2017 has clarified that CMAT cut offs will be accepted by the Maharashtra MBA colleges for the all India category candidates for MBA admission to the B-schools whose admission process is governed by DTE Maharashtra.

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