CMAT 2018 - Exam Dates, Pattern, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

  • Jun 19th, 2017

CMAT 2018 or Common Management Aptitude Test is conducted by AICTE under the supervision of MHRD, Government of India. CMAT is a computer based test. CMAT 2018 exam format allows candidates to switch between sections during the exam. CMAT 2018 test takers will be awarded a total of 4 marks for every correct answer. CMAT 2018 has negative marking system and deducts 1 mark for every wrong answer. CMAT 2016 allows candidates interested in MBA/PGDM courses to take a trial test before the actual exam. CMAT test date has not been announced yet.

CMAT 2018 will give extra time of 1 hour for a 3 hour long test, to candidates who are visually impaired or have cerebral palsy. Detailed Information on the CMAT 2018 exam such as Registration fee, test pattern, Exam date can be found on career2nextorbit.com CMAT 2018 Admit card will be available on the official website of CMAT Examination: http://www.aicte-cmat.in

About CMAT Examination

  • CMAT stands for Common Management Aptitude test which is conducted by All India Council of Technical Education every year, as per the direction of Ministry of Human Resource Development of India, Government of India.
  • One can select up-to 3 cities in India giving order of preference towards their test cities. The first choice of city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city.
  • Visually Impaired or Cerebral Palsy Candidates will be given a time extension of twenty minutes for every hour of the test, thus for 3 hour test they will get a total of 'One Hour' extra.
  • The CMAT 2017 exam score will be valid for the admissions to academic year 2017-18 only.
  • Official Website of CMAT Examination: http://www.aicte-cmat.in

Important Dates

  • Notification date
    Second week of January 2019 (Tentative)
  • Registration – Online
    Second week of October 2018 to Last week of December 2018 (Tentative)
  • Admit Card Release
    Second week of January 2019 (Tentative)
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online
    Last week of January 2019 (Tentative)
  • Result
    First week of February 2019 (Tentative)

Candidates Applied
1,20,000 (as per 14/march/2014)

Form Fee(Paid Online/SBI Challan)
General/ OBC- Rs. 1400+Bank Charges
Female/SC/ST/PWD - Rs.700+ Bank Charges

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2017-18 can also apply for CMAT online exam.

Exam Format
Computer based test

Test Subjects

  • Quantitative techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

Exam Pattern

Test topics

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks


Quantitative techniques and Data Interpretation




Logical Reasoning




Language Comprehension




General Awareness







180 minutes

  • One can change between the sections at any time.
  • For each correct answer there are 4 marks, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.
  • A Trial test will be available from 15-Dec-2016. onwards for the candidates to have a feel of the online test and navigation functionality.

Exam Syllabus

Quantitative techniques and Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning

Language Comprehension

Coordinate Geometry


Reading Comprehension



English Usage

Number System

Data Sufficiency

Critical Reasoning







Modern Math

Arrangement – Linear and Circular

Fact Inference and Judgment


Blood Relations

Sentence Completion


Visual Reasoning






Critical Reasoning

Graph – Line and Bar

Verbal Reasoning*

Word Usage

Pie Chart





Para Jumble



Test Cities

Top colleges

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Institute for Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam
  • Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa

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