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Common Management Admission Test 2020

Form Date: 01 Nov - 30 Nov 2019

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 01 Nov - 30 Nov 2019

CMAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,400
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Courses:MBA , BBA, BMS, MMS
  • Streams:Management

CMAT 2020: Important Dates, Application Form, Registration, Admit Card, Syllabus

CMAT 2020 or Common Management Aptitude Test 2020 is a National level entrance test organized Annually by the National Test Agency (NTA). CMAT allows graduates who have the ambition to pursue an MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM, PGCM courses in various AICTE approved management colleges.

Nearly 50000-60000 students appear every year for the CMAT examination and around the same figures will be appearing for CMAT 2020 examination. Students interested in appearing for the CMAT 2020 must go through this article as it will give them an idea of Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card etc 

CMAT 2020 Important Dates

CMAT 2020 Important Dates are given in the table below so that the aspirants do not miss any important event related to the exam:



Commencement of Online Registration

First week of November 2019

Last date of Registration

Last week of November 2019

Last date of Fee Payment 

First week of December 2019

Availability of Admit Card

First week of January 2020

Date of CMAT 2020 Examination

Last week of January 2020

Declaration of Result

First week of February 2020

CMAT 2020 Application Form

CMAT 2020 or Common Management Aptitude Test 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website on the First week of November 2019 and last until Last week of November 2019. Applicants are advised to go through the below-mentioned guidelines to not face any issue throughout filling and submitting the CMAT Online application form 2020:

  • There is no other way to submit or fill-up the CMAT 2020 Application Form apart from Online.
  • The photograph and signature uploaded during the time of applying for CMAT 2020 Examination will be used for the admission process.
  • Fill in the details in the application form correctly and upload correct and valid documents.
  • Candidate must ensure the successful submission of their application in the portal failing to which their candidature will be cancelled automatically.
  • Keep scanned images ready of the required documents so you can directly upload otherwise session timeout will redirect you to the beginning of the application form.

Following steps would be there when you fill-up the application form for CMAT 2020:

  • Registration of the Individual candidate
  • Application form filling
  • Uploading the required Documents
  • Application Fee Payment
  • Confirmation of Application

Application Fee:

CMAT 2020 Application Fee is mentioned below category/gender wise which can be paid either by Online or Offline mode:


Application fee

Unreserved (General/OBC)

INR 1400/-

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female/ Transgender

INR 700/-

Mode of payment 

  • To avail Online mode of Payment, applicants can pay via Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card/e-wallets, etc.
  • Offline mode of Payment can be done by Cash at SBI MOPS.

CMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

CMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below which will help all the applicants to know their eligibility status for the exam:

  • Nationality: The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • Age limit: There is no age bar announced for applicants who wish to appear in CMAT 2020 exam.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates having a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institute are eligible to apply.
  • Appearing: Those who are appearing in the final semester of the qualifying examination can also apply but they must qualify the exam and satisfy other admission criteria at the time of Admission.

NOTE: Applicants whose eligibility criteria are not met and still has applied for the examination will not be offered admission even if they score well in the CMAT 2020 examination. Go through the above-mentioned admission criteria thoroughly to set a smooth journey.

CMAT 2020 Admit Card

CMAT 2020 Admit Card will be available on the official website in the first week of January 2020. Candidates are requested to download and print their admit cards as it is an important document to be carried to the examination centre. Below mentioned guidelines can be followed by the candidates to avoid any type of issue at the examination centre:

  • If students are found without Admit Card in the examination hall, there are chances that the authorities might not allow them to appear for the examination and this would be solely the responsibility of the candidate and not of the invigilator or exam conducting committee.
  • If there is any discrepancy found in the Admit Card particulars, the candidate must immediately get in touch with the Official Authority and get it rectified with time in hand.

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern will contain information like mode of examination, duration of the examination, several types of questions asked, the language in which the exam can be taken by the students, etc.

Mode of Examination

Online (CBT)

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (3 hours)

No. of Questions asked


Type of Questions

MCQ (Objective)

Marking Scheme

+(4) for Correct and -(1) for Incorrect

Medium of examination


Total Marks




 Below mentioned is the section-wise division of examination and the total number of marks each section carries:



Number of Questions

Total Marks


Data Interpretation and Quantitative techniques




Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension




Logical Reasoning




General Awareness







CMAT 2020 Syllabus

CMAT 2020 Syllabus is mentioned below section-wise, to score well in the CMAT 2020 examination, go through the syllabus properly:

Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques:

  • Assumptions, Binary Logic, Blood Relations, Clocks and Calendars, Coding-Decoding, Data Arrangement, Data Structures, Direction Sense, Family Tree, Proposition, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Series, Sets, Statements, Syllogism, Venn Diagram

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:

  • Analogies, Antonyms, Contextual usage, Different usage of the same word, Fill in the blanks, Foreign language words used in English, Grammar, Idioms, Jumbled paragraphs, One word substitution, Para Completion and inference, Para jumbles, Reading Comprehension, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, Syllogisms, Verbal Logic, Verbal Reasoning

Logical Reasoning:

  • Bars, Caselets, Data Sufficiency, Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, etc.

General Awareness:

  • India and the world, Current Affairs, Awards, History, Political Science, Science, etc.

CMAT 2020 Preparation Tips

CMAT 2020 Preparation Tips are mentioned below for all the students who will be appearing for CMAT 2020 Examination and are looking for guidance on how to go on preparing for the exam:

  • Students must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Make notes of everything that students study as it is easier to refer to notes than going through all over again.
  • Ample amount of sleep is a must as grasping new things and the ability to think faster and to focus will also get worse if sleep and rest are not enough.
  • Give time for recreation which is an important part as it helps to release your stress from time to time.
  • Solving questions will give an idea of the exam pattern.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to your speed, accuracy, and refinement in answering questions.

CMAT 2020 Result

CMAT 2020 Result will be announced on the first week of February 2020 and the scorecard will be released a week after that. The Scorecard will be available in both format i.e, Online as well as in Offline. In case of offline, the scorecard will be sent through post whereas in online mode it can be downloaded from the official website. Remember login credentials as it is the only way of knowing results Online.

CMAT 2020 Counselling

CMAT 2020 Counselling will commence after the result declaration but will not be centralized, will be conducted individually by colleges accepting the CMAT 2020 Result as their criteria.

Students are requested to carry all the required documents in Original for their admission at the time of counselling otherwise there are chances that their candidature might be cancelled.

CMAT 2020 Highlights

Exam Name

CMAT 2020

Conducting Body

National Test Agency


National Level


Postgraduate Courses in Management

Official website

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Postgraduate Management Courses across India 


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CMAT Important Dates

CMAT 2020 Form Date01 Nov - 30 Nov 2019
Admit card24 Dec 2019
CMAT 2020 Exam Date24 Jan 2020
CMAT 2020 Result03 Feb 2020

Common Management Admission Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Objective

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

1Local Reasoning254100
2General Awareness 254100

Instructions:There are 2 more subjects First, Language Comprehension and Second, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation. The Exm will be held in 2 Slots.