CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024, Reservation Criteria, Age Limit

by REEYA SINGH Tue 02 Apr 2024 09:46 AM 132
CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: The age restriction, minimal educational requirements, total score, nationality, and other requirements to apply for the CMAT exam 2024 are outlined in the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024. Along with the official announcement of the CMAT 2024, NTA will make the qualifying requirements known on the official CMAT 2024 website,

  • Students from any stream, including the arts, sciences, and commerce, are eligible to take the CMAT in 2024. Filling out the CMAT Application Form 2024 does not require a minimum amount of aggregate marks. Furthermore, there is no age limit for the CMAT exam set by AICTE.
    • Final Year Students Should their final year results be released prior to the start of admissions for the academic year 2024-25, they may also apply. Additionally, it is essential that these applicants submit the appropriate formal documentation attesting to their completion of all prerequisite coursework.
    • The CMAT application form 2024 will (tentatively) be available by the second week of February 2024. It is anticipated that the CMAT Exam Date 2024 will be revealed shortly after registration ends.
    • To better understand the question pattern, qualified applicants hoping to pass the CMAT 2024 can study the CMAT Exam Pattern 2024 and CMAT Syllabus 2024.

    CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Overview

    Before completing the CMAT Application Form, students getting ready for the CMAT 2024 should review the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024. For your information, the overview of the CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 are summarised below:

    CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 Overview



    Educational Qualification

    • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
    • Students enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree program in any discipline

    Minimum Marks

    No minimum aggregate marks are required


    Any candidate who is applying for CMAT 2024 must be an Indian resident

    Age Limit

    No upper age limit

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    CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

    • Academic Requirement: Candidates must have completed their undergraduate studies in any field. Applications are open to those taking their senior year test, the results of which will be announced prior to the start of the 2024-25 academic year.
    • Minimum Graduation Marks: Completing the CMAT application does not require a minimum of points overall.
    • Nationality: Candidates must possess proper identification documents and be primarily citizens of India.
    • Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to take the CMAT exam, according to the most recent CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024.

    CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Course-Wise Eligibility

    Admission requirements for PGDM/MBA, PGCM, and Executive PGDM programmes will be based on the CMAT eligibility standards, which will be specified by each university or institution. There is no centralised CMAT counselling 2024 offered by NTA.

    Each CMAT Participating College determines the necessary qualifying requirements and conducts its own counselling. The following is a summary of the primary program-specific eligibility requirements for CMAT 2024 that the majority of universities that accept CMAT scores adhere to:

    CMAT Course-Wise Eligibility

    Name of the Programme

    Eligibility Details

    MBA, PGDM, etc.

    • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an AICTE-recognized university/institution is a must for candidates applying for the exam.

    Executive PGDM

    • Bachelor’s degree from an AICTE-recognized university/institution
    • Minimum experience of 5 years (relevant managerial/ supervisory experience).

    Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)

    • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an AICTE-recognized university/institution

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    CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Reservations Policy

    The candidate must review the CMAT reservation policy that is applicable to that specific institute in order to get admitted to colleges that accept CMAT scores.

    Private establishments have their own guidelines for reservations. Colleges and other institutions under the control of the Central Government of India are subject to the reservations listed below. In addition to the reservation requirements listed above, candidates should take note of the following points:

    • Reserved candidates may be subject to different rules and regulations than private businesses.
    • The reservation policies of the individual State Governments will apply to colleges that are sponsored or managed by them.

    CMAT Reservations Policy



    Scheduled Caste (SC)


    Scheduled Tribe (ST)


    Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)


    PwD (each category)


    GEN-EWS Category


    CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 Other Backward Classes Reservation

    The Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) can be found on the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) website, which is maintained by the Government of India.

    Therefore, OBC may be mentioned in the Category field by the applicants on this list. OBC candidates on the state list who are not on the OBC-NCL (Central List) are required to select the General category.

    CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 Persons with disabilities (PwD) Reservation

    Candidates who register for the PwD category on the CMAT 2024 form need to have the following factors in mind:

    • According to the RPwD Act's Section 2(t), a "Person with Disability (PwD)" is defined as any anyone who has a long-term mental, intellectual, physical, or sensory impairment that prevents them from fully and fairly participating in society.
      • Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, as defined by Section 2® of the RPwD Act 2016, are defined as individuals who have at least 40% of a specified disability in cases where the disability has not been defined in measurable terms. This also includes individuals whose disability has been defined in measurable terms and has been certified by the certifying authority.

      CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 Scribe Policy

      PwD candidates can use a scribe to help them finish the CMAT 2024 exam if they are visually impaired, dyslexic, have upper limb disabilities, or have lost fingers or hands that prevent them from using the computer-based test platform. PwD candidates who require a scribe should keep the following in mind:

      • If an applicant needs certain accommodations, they must select them when registering for the CMAT in 2024. Following registration, no such arrangement will be made for the candidates.
      • Candidates will not be permitted to bring their own scribes; only scribes provided by the NTA will be accepted.
      • Test takers who meet the criteria for persons with cognitive disabilities will have an additional sixty minutes to finish their exam, regardless of whether they use a scribe or not.

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        CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Documents Required

        The following paperwork is needed for applicants, test takers, and admissions during the CMAT 2024 process:

        • Qualification Documents like mark sheets, degree certificates, etc.
        • Identity Proof like Aadhar card, PAN card, Driver’s License, etc.
        • Entrance Exam Proof like Application form, Admit card, Scorecard, etc.

          The following certificates and documentation are necessary for candidates to be considered for the CMAT Reservation 2024 privileges under the following categories: girl child, Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Physically Handicapped (PH), Kashmiri Migrant (KM), and Defence Persons.

          • Caste Certificate
          • Dependent Certificate
          • Income Certificate
          • Proformas etc., whichever is applicable, according to the guidelines of the particular college/ institute.

            No candidate will get any benefits associated with a seat reservation in the absence of adequate documentation verification.

            The category that a candidate selects while submitting their CMAT application form, together with supporting documentation, cannot be altered later on. Therefore, before applying, the candidate must carefully read and comprehend the terms of the seat reservation.

            CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Conclusion

            In 2024, the CMAT exam will be administered by NTA in more than 100 Indian cities. Candidates are examined on their numeric aptitude, data interpretation abilities, logical reasoning, verbal ability, grasp of the English language, innovation and entrepreneurship, and general knowledge in the CMAT, a speed-based entrance exam. Two shifts are used to conduct it. The exam takes three hours to complete and is computer-based.

            Due to the fact that more than 1,300 MBA schools in India accept CMAT scores, it is a widely popular entrance exam. These include Goa Institute of Management, Xavier Institute of Management and Research, Gitam School of Management, Amity University, BIMTech, JBIMS, KJ Somaiaya, Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Great Lakes Institute of Management, KIIT School of Management, and Amity University.

            CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 FAQs

            1. Who is eligible for CMAT 2024?

            Ans. Candidates must have a bacherlor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Students must have 50% marks in their graduation; 45% marks required for SC/ST/PwD candidates. There is no age limit to apply for the CMAT 2024 exam.

            2. What is the general awareness for CMAT 2024?

            Ans. CMAT 2024 GK preparation must include themes such as history, geography, and current events such as economics, business, awards, sports, and corporate events.

            3. Can I do MBA without CMAT?

            Ans. According to AICTE, PGDM B-schools have the option to accept any of the 6 national tests: CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, or GMAT. Many colleges that are not within the top 100 B-schools offer direct MBA admission without the entrance exam to complete the seat quota.

            4. Is CMAT easier than CET?

            Ans. The paper on the CET has more reasoning questions, almost around 50% of the paper contains reasoning questions. This is the main advantage for Non-Engineering students. Whereas in the CMAT only 25% of marks are allocated for logical reasoning. CET has verbal reasoning questions.

            5. Is there a limit on CMAT attempts?

            Ans. According to the latest information available on the official website of the Common Management Admission Test CMAT there is no limit on the number of attempts for the exam.

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