Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an online computer-based test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), India. It is a national-level admission test for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE.

Important Dates

Event Date
CMAT 2019 Official Notification October 11, 2018
CMAT 2019 Registration Date November 1- December 7, 2018
CMAT 2019 Admit Card Date January 7, 2019
CMAT 2019 Exam Date January 28, 2019
CMAT 2019 Result Date February 8, 2019


CMAT is an online entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency for admission to MBA/PGDM courses across India.

Exam Pattern

Exam Structure Details
Number of sections 4 (Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness)
Duration of exam 180 minutes
Number of questions 100
CMAT Exam Total Marks 400
Language of paper English
Number of answer choices 4
Mode of examination Online
CMAT Marking scheme +4 marks for correct answer -1 mark for incorrect answer


There is no official syllabus for CMAT. However, based on the previous year papers, the most important topics for each section (Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness) are given below:

  1. Language Skills : Language usage and their rules, Para jumble, Syntax and correct grammar, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Idioms, Reading comprehension, Anonyms, and Synonyms
  2. Quantitative Skills : Data interpretation, problem-solving, data sufficiency, arithmetic, geometry, modern mathematics, algebra and number systems
  3. Logical Reasoning : Family tree, arrangement, numeric grid, coding and series
  4. General Awareness : Personalities, Books and authors, History, Politics, Economics, Business, Sports, Social Developments, Entertainment, Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Personalities in News