CMAT 2024 Registration Process and Selection Criteria

Are you aspiring to pursue an MBA or PGDM program in India? If so, the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a crucial step in your journey. Let's delve into the registration process and selection criteria for CMAT.

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Understanding CMAT 

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to various management programs approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It assesses candidates' aptitude in areas such as Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.

CMAT Features

Details Description
CMAT Full Form Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
CMAT 2024 Exam Date Last week of April or First week of May
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 3 hours
Exam Syllabus Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability
General Awareness
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Exam Pattern 100 questions in MCQ format
Language English
CMAT Exam Fees INR 2,000 (General category male)
INR 1,000 (General category female/reserved category students)
Exam Purpose Admission to 1,300 MBA colleges
Course Offered MBA/PGDM
No. of Test Cities 124
No. of applicants 70,000 (approx.)
Exam Helpdesk No. 011-69227700, 011-40759000
Address NTA
C-20 1A/8, Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre, NOIDA-201309
CMAT Official Website

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CMAT 2024 Registration

The registration process is anticipated to begin shortly. The notification for the same will be released on the NTA website. The specified timeline usually extends till the second week of March.

Registration Process:

  1. Visit the Official Website: The registration portal of CMAT is at
  2. Create an Account: If you're a first-time user, you'll need to create an account by providing basic details such as your name, email address, and mobile number. If you already have an account, simply log in using your credentials.
  3. Fill in the Application Form: Enter your personal details, educational qualifications, and other relevant information. Ensure that all information provided is accurate and up to date.
  4. Upload Documents: Upload scanned copies of your photograph and signature as per the specifications mentioned in the guidelines.
  5. Pay the Application Fee: Proceed to pay the CMAT application fee online using the available payment options.
  6. Submit the Application Form: Review all the information entered in the application form before submitting it. Once submitted, note down the application number and take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

Also Read, CMAT Paper Analysis 2024

Selection Criteria:

Institutes consider the candidate's CMAT score as a primary criterion for selection. The higher the score, the better your chances of securing admission to your desired management program. Academic background also plays a crucial role. Some institutes also consider factors such as undergraduate performance and relevant work experience. Additionally, many management institutes conduct group discussions and personal interviews to assess candidates' communication skills and leadership qualities.

As you embark on your CMAT journey, it's essential to understand the registration process and selection criteria to maximize your chances of success. You can position yourself as a strong candidate for admission to top management institutes in India by following the steps outlined above and preparing diligently for the exam.

Best of luck with your CMAT preparations, and may you achieve your academic and career aspirations with flying colours!

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