CMAT Common Management Admission Test 2012

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2012 will be conducted by AICTE for admission into management programmes in hundreds or affiliated colleges in India. The first CMAT will be held in February 2012.

Online CMAT Registration Starts:

December 09, 2011

Online CMAT Registration Ends:

January 09, 2012

Exam Dates:

February 20, 2012 to February 28, 2012

Download Admit Cards from:

Jan 30, 2012

Result Announcement on:

March 11, 2012



There are dozens of management entrance exams in India. Some colleges have their own tests. There are many states which conducts localized entrance tests. AICTE decided to start a common test called CMAT for admissions to all AICTE approved institutes offering PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) courses. So it will slowly replace other management entrance tests like CAT, XAT, ATMA, MAT etc. for admission into its affiliated colleges.

It is a great step forward to ease the pressure in seeking admission into management courses as now candidates don’t need to appear for different entrance exams. As for CMAT 2012 colleges are free to choose other exams, we expect almost all of them to switch to CMAT in 2013 or 2014.


CMAT Eligibility:

Any graduate in any discipline are eligible for CMAT. Note that students appearing for final year exams can also apply.


CMAT Age Limit:

No age limit has been prescribed for CMAT.


CMAT Test Mode:

AICTE has decided to make CMAT a Computer Based Test (CBT). So you will have to use a computer for appear for the test. The test will be conducted at designated CMAT centres approved by AICTE. This is the right decision as we should shun pen and paper tests as soon as possible.


CMAT Pattern:

Like other management entrance exams, CMAT will be divided into four sections namely:

  1. Logical Reasoning (25 Qs)
  2. Verbal Ability and Language Comprehension (25 Qs)
  3. Numerical Ability and Data Interpretation (25 Qs)
  4. General Awareness (25 Qs)

You will have a maximum of 3 hours to answer all the questions.


How to Apply:

Candidates must apply online for CMAT. Offline application facility is not available. You should check out this link for more details:

Application Fee:

General/OBC: Rs. 1200

SC/ST/PD: Rs. 600

If you have a credit card or debit card you can made the payment online. However, you can pay the fee offline in cash at SBI branches. You will have to complete Step 1 and 2 of online registration to get your payment challan to be used for Cash Payment at SBI.


Test Centres for CMAT:

CMAT will conducted in these cities:



More details available at:

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