CMAT Exam 2022: Dates, Registrations, Application Process, Fees, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

CMAT Exam 2022 – The National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to start the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) registrations soon. CMAT 2022 registrations will take place at the NTA CMAT official website, cmat.nta.nic.in. CMAT registration 2022 will go on tentatively till the last week of January, 2022, The CMAT 2022 registrations to begin soon. Find out CMAT exam dates, CMAT registration procedure and CMAT eligibility criteria.

CMAT 2022 will be conducted in online mode for management courses, tentatively in the second or third week of February 2022. Candidates who wish to appear for CMAT 2022 exam must be eligible to fill out the CMAT registration form 2022. Read on to get familiar with the CMAT important dates, CMAT eligibility criteria, and CMAT application process.

CMAT 2022 Exam Overview

CountryIndia
ExaminationCommon Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2022
Examination Conducting BodyNTA i.e. Nation Testing Agency
Examination ModeOnline
Examination FrequencyOnce a year.
Examination Duration3 Hours + 30 Minutes (For the option paper)
Examination Conduct in Language(s)English
Examination PurposeTo take admission in any of the 1,300 MBA Colleges
Examination Conduct in Number of Cities153 (One hundred fifty-three)
Official Websitecmat.nta.nic.in

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2022 registration will start on the National Testing Agency’s CMAT official website i.e. @cmat.nta.nic.in, as I mentioned the official dates are not yet published but it is expected the registration for the Common Management Admission Test will start very soon. Keep reading this article till the end to know the eligibility criteria, application process and expected important dates regarding CMAT 2022.

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted entrance every year to enter the candidates before taking admission in any of 1,300 MBA (Master of Business Administration) Colleges, the test is conducted once a year. 

For more about the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2022, check out tabulated information.

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CMAT Exam 2022 Highlights

CMAT 2022 exam offers MBA admission opportunities in more than 1000 MBA colleges in India and among them are some of the prominent management institutes. It is an important but easier MBA entrance exam. Following are the key Exam highlights and other important details:

CMAT Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
CMAT Full FormCommon Management Admission Test
Number of MBA colleges under the Exam1000+
Exam DateFebruary 22, 2022 (Likely)
Exam Slots (Available in 3 hrs & 3½ hrs duration)3 Hrs: Slot-1: 9AM to 12.00 Noon; Slot-2: 3PM to 6.00 PM3½ Hrs: Slot-1: 9AM to 12.30 PM; Slot-2: 3PM to 6.30 PM
Mode of CMAT Entrance exam 2022Online Computer Based Test
CMAT Entrance exam full formCommon Management Admission Test
Score Validity for MBA Admission2022-2023 academic session
Total Questions in CMAT Entrance Exam125 with the option to attempt 100/125 questions
Sectional Division of  Questions5 Sections with 25 Questions in Each Section. Option to attempt 4 or 5 sections
Exam details section-wiseQuantitative Technique; Logical Reasoning; Language Comprehension; General Awareness; Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional)
CMAT 2021 Medium of Question PaperEnglish
Exam Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Maximum Score500 Marks for 125 questions
Negative Marking– 1 mark for each wrong answer
Required Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges90+
Importance of Taking the examTop MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, GIM Goa, PUMBA, Great Lakes, BIMTECH among others accept CMAT score
Application processOnline
Exam Application Fee for BoysRs.2000/-
Application Fee for GirlsRs.1000/-
Application Fee for EWS/OBC-NCL Rs.1000/-
Application Fee for SC/ST/PwDRs.1000/-

CMAT 2022 Important Dates

CMAT EventsCMAT Dates (Tentative)
CMAT 2022 registration starts onFirst week of January 2022
Last date to fill CMAT application form 2022Last week of January 2022
CMAT 2022 admit card release dateFirst week of February 2022
CMAT exam date 2022Second/ third week of February 2022

CMAT Exam 2022: Eligibility criteria

Candidates must know the CMAT eligibility criteria 2022 in order to start the CMAT application process 2022:

  • Candidates who have scored 50% qualifying marks in their Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates should have done their graduation in any discipline.
  • Final-year students can also apply for CMAT 2022.
  • Candidates must be citizens of India.
  • There is no age limit for CMAT 2022

CMAT 2022 Important Dates

CMAT 2022 exam dates and notification will be announced by the NTA via a press release. Given below are the important events of CMAT exam and tentative months:

CMAT 2022 EventsCMAT 2022 Dates
CMAT 2022 registration startsAnytime soon/Very Soon
Registration endsLast week of January 2022
Image correction windowFirst week of February 2022
CMAT admit card download beginsSecond week of February 2022
CMAT 2022 examLast week of February 2022
CMAT 2022 result declarationFirst week of March 2022

CMAT Application Process 2022

CMAT registration and application process 2022 is online. The CMAT application form will be available on the NTA-CMAT website. Application fees is INR 2,000 for General / EWS/OBC-NCL (Male) and INR 1,000 for rest of the students.

CMAT 2022: Application process

Candidates wanting to appear for the CMAT entrance exam 2022 can check the instructions given below to fill the CMAT registration form:

  • Step 1 – Visit the CMAT official website, cmat.nta.nic.in.
  • Step 2 – Click on the ‘Apply for CMAT 2022‘ tab.
  • Step 3 – A new page will open where the students need to fill all the required information under the new candidate registration tab.
  • Step 4 – Your login id and password will be generated. Save this for future reference.
  • Step 5 – Re-login and enter all the personal, academic, contact information in the CMAT registration form 2022.
  • Step 6 – Upload all the required documents.
  • Step 7 – Pay the CMAT registration fee.
  • Step 8 – Download the confirmation page which will display after successful payment. Take out print outs of this for future reference.

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CMAT Test Cities

The CMAT 2022 exam will be conducted at multiple centers in 153 cities across India. The candidates can select up to four cities as their preferred CMAT test cities in the application form. Check the list of CMAT test cities below:

List of CMAT Test Cities
Port BlairGuwahatiPanaji
GunturBhagalpurAhmedabad/Gandhinagar
KurnoolDarbhangaAnand
NelloreGayaBhavnagar
RajahmundryMuzaffarpurBhuj
TirupathiPatnaHimatnagar
VijayawadaChandigarh/MohaliJamnagar
VisakhapatnamBhilai Nagar/DurgMehsana
Itanagar/NaharlagunRaipurRajkot
DibrugarhDelhiSurat
AmbalaDhanbadVadodara
FaridabadJamshedpurValsad/Vapi
GurugramRanchiErnakulam
HissarBelagavi (Belgaum)Kottayam
BilaspurBengaluruKozhikode
HamirpurDharwad/Hubballi (Hubli)Thiruvananthapuram
ShimlaGulbargaThrissur
SolanMangaluru (Mangalore)Leh
JammuMysuru (Mysore)Kavaratti
SrinagarUdupi/ManipalBhopal
GwaliorNashikBhubaneswar
IndorePuneJeypore/Koraput
JabalpurSolapurSambalpur
SagarThanePuducherry
AhmednagarImphalAmritsar
AmravatiShillongBhatinda
AurangabadAizawlLudhiana
DhuleDimapurPatiala/Fatehgarh Sahib
KolhapurKohimaJaipur
Mumbai/Navi MumbaiBalasore (Baleswar)Jodhpur
NagpurBerhampur-GanjamKota
NandedBhawanipatna/KalahandiSikar
ChennaiCoimbatoreUdaipur
MaduraiTiruchirappalliTirunelveli
HyderabadKarimnagarWarangal
AgartalaAgraAligarh
Allahabad/PrayagrajAmbedkar NagarAzamgarh
BalliaChandauliGorakhpur
BandaDeoriaJalaun (Orai)
BarabankiEtawahJaunpur
BareillyFaizabadJhansi
BastiFirozabadKanpur
BijnorGhaziabadKushinagar
BulandshahrGhazipurLakhimpur Kheri
LucknowPratapgarhHaldwani
MathuraRaebareiliRoorkee
MauSaharanpurKolkata
MeerutShahjanpurSiliguri
MirzapurSonbhadraSultanpur
MoradabadVaranasiMuzaffarnagar
Noida/G NoidaDehradun

CMAT Exam Pattern

CMAT exam pattern was revised for 2021 with the inclusion of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship section. Check the table below for the latest CMAT exam pattern:

CMAT Exam StructureDetails
Number of sections4 (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness)+1 (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
Mode of examinationOnline
Duration of exam180 minutes+ 30 minutes for optional paper
Number of Shifts2  (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Number of questions100 + 25
Total Marks400 + 100
Number of answer choices4
CMAT Marking scheme+4 marks for correct answer -1 mark for incorrect answer
Language of paperEnglish

About CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) annually. CMAT 2022 is going to be conducted in online mode. This national-level entrance examination is conducted for students seeking admission into management courses.

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