CMAT 2021 Exam Date Postponed – New Optional Section & Registration Dates Extended Again


CMAT 2021 exam date postponed, Exam to have one additional section

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to Management Programs in the country. The CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

CMAT 2021 New Exam Date:

The CMAT exam is likely to be held in the last week of March or in early April 2021 as per the new official update notification, earlier it was scheduled for Feb 22, 27th 2021.

CMAT 2021 Exam has been postponed, as AICTE has now proposed a change in the examination pattern.

CMAT 2021 New Section:

The exam will now have an additional (optional) section for candidates interested in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The details of the new section are as follows:

Section name Questions Additional Time
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
25 30 mins


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CMAT 2021 Updated Exam Pattern:

Updated exam pattern: CMAT question paper now has 4 sections (Quantitative Techniques, LR, Language Comprehension, General Awareness) PLUS the additional optional section (Innovation &Entrepreneurship).

Section name No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Techniques 25 180 mins
Logical Reasoning
Language Comprehension 25
General Awareness 25
Total 100
Innovation &Entrepreneurship (Optional) 25 30 mins (Additional Time)

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CMAT 2021 Last Date To Register:

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has also extended the registration window: Interested candidates can now apply for CMAT 2021 till March 1st. The new date for the CMAT-2021 Examination will be informed to the candidates soon on the website of NTA. Those candidates who had not applied earlier may register now for the above examination. Schedule for registration is as follows (as per the official notification):

Online registration and submission of Application Form including uploading of photograph and signature) (upto 05.00 p.m. of 1st March 2021) 12 February 2021 – 1st March 2021
Last date of successful final transaction of fee (through SBI/HDFC Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking/Paytm upto 11.50 p.m.) 2nd March 2021


Candidates who had applied earlier can opt for this course by editing their Application Form during the correction window which will be made available after the closure of this fresh registration.

Candidates are advised to follow the official NTA website for any update in this regard. Candidates can also get in touch with the NTA Helpdesk at 0120-6895200 or write to NTA at for any clarification.

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