CMAT 2024: Final Answer Key, Cutoff, Registration, Exam Date, Question Paper

CMAT: About Exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for various MBA and PGDM programs. Following exams like CAT and XAT, the CMAT is the third most popular MBA entrance exam in India. Almost 1,300 government and private B-schools in India accept the CMAT score. The question paper mainly covers questions from Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Overview of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) :

What is the Full Form of CMAT ?

Common Management Admission Test.

CMAT Exam Conducted By 

The Common Management Admission Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency. 

Highlights of CMAT Examination

Common Management Admission Test is a national - level management aptitude entrance exam for the aspiring students who are seeking admission in  various management courses like MBA, PGDM and others offered by various Managements colleges approved by AICTE across India. 


About Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 

The official authorities of CMAT examination - have released the CMAT exam pattern 2024. Aspiring students who are planning to appear for the exam, must clearly have the detailed ideas on the exam pattern. There will be a total of 5 sections in the question paper, each section of the exam will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions. The CMAT 2024 exam paper will consist of 100 questions, worth 400 marks. The CMAT 2024 exam format states that for each right answer students will be awarded four marks and for each incorrect answer one mark will be deducted. The medium of the exam is English and will be conducted in a computer based test.  

Nationality : Indian

Number of Attempts : No bar

Age :  No Bar

Frequency :  Once a Year

Month :  April - May

Mode : Online/ Computer Based Test

Language : English


Pattern of CMAT Exam

 Total Number of Questions - 100 Questions.

(Each section consists 20 Questions)

Total Marks -  400 marks (Each section consists 80 marks)

Exam Timings -180 minutes(3 hours) (Extra 30 minutes for PwD Candidates)

Types of Questions -  Multiple Choice Questions.


Marking Process of CMAT Exam

  • Four marks, for each correct question.
  •  -1 mark, for each incorrect question.
  • No answer no Marks.


Score Validity - 1 year.

Official Website -


CMAT Exam 2024 (Tentative)  

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will soon public the dates of CMAT entrance examination on, the official website. It is expected that the application form will be released in the second week of February 2024. Here is the other tentative dates of CMAT examination - 

  • Conducted By - National Testing Agency
  • Notification Release Date - 15th February, 2024
  • Online Application Form - Second week of February, 2024
  • Last Date of Submission the Application Form - Second week of March, 2024
  • Last Date of Fee Submission - March, 2024
  • Last Date for Correcting the Application Form - Second week of March, 2024 (Up to 05:00 p.m.)
  • Admit Card -  April 2024
  • Exam Dates - April/ May 2024 (Expected 7th April, 2024)
  • Exam timings - Slot 1 : 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

                                    Slot 2: 02:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

  • Answer Key - Generally One Week after the Exam
  • Result Date - Generally Three Weeks after the Exam


What is the Application Fee of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) ?

  • For Male Candidates - INR 2000/-   
  • For Female Candidates - INR 1000/-  
  •  For EWS, OBC - NCL - INR 1000/-
  •  For SC, ST, PwD - INR 1000/-.


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