Common Management Admission Test, CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern, registration, application fees, Syllabus, Imp Dates, exam Centers and other details. Students should know the CMAT 2020 preparation strategy, Exam pattern, reference books to study, Preparation tips for the better CMAT Score.
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CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates

CMAT 2020 Exam: CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) is one of the MBA entrance examination conducted nationally for entry into management programmes. CMAT score is useful for admission to MBA and PGDM programmes in 600 management schools across India.

Through CMAT Score, applicants are shortlisted as the first round for B-School admission. Just like a previous year due to the instructions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, CMAT 2020 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) unlike previously, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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Before 2017, CMAT used to be conducted 2 times per year but in 2017 only it is just a single online Test which will be conducted in January 2020. It is expected that The exam for CMAT 2020 will be conducted in two sessions – Morning and Evening. on  January 19, 2020, i.e. Sunday. The first or morning shift of CMAT 2020 exam will begin from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM and the second or evening shift of CMAT 2020 exam will be conducted from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM.

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Here, in this article we are sharing the information for CMAT 2020 exam eligibility criteria, Important dates, Registration process, application fees, syllabus among other details.

CMAT 2020 Eligibility :

  • No age limit
  • An applicant can be a graduate or final year graduate student. All Final year Graduate students (10+2+3) whose result declares before the commencement of admission for the academic year 2020-22 are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2020 online exam.
  • Cutoff  for general is 50% marks and 45% marks for ST/SCs at graduation level.
  • Must be an Indian Citizen.

CMAT 2020 important Dates

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Events Dates
Registration beginning date 1st week November 2019
registration Ends 1st week Dec 2019
CMAT 2020 Fee Payment November 2019 – december 2019
Admit cards available January 2020
CMAT 2019 TEST DAY January 2020
CMAT 2019 Answer Key Reveal February 2020
CMAT 2019 Result February 2020

CMAT 2020  Application  Fee

Category Application fee
General/OBC Rs. 1400
SC/ST/Pwd/Female/Transgender Rs. 700

CMAT 2020 registration Procedure

  1. CMAT Online Registration
  2. Fill up the application form
  3. Fill examination date
  4. Fill the 3 cities as exam center preferences
  5. Payment of CMAT application fee through

Cash deposit at SBI Bank,Debit/ Credit Card,Net-banking

  1. Download your admit cards from the official websites, candidates will be notified on their registered email addresses.

CMAT 2020 exam Centers

Agartala Ahmedabad Allahabad
Ahmednagar Amravati Amritsar
Aurangabad Bangalore Bareilly
Bhavnagar Belgaum Bhilai-Burg
Bhopal Bhopal Bhuj
Chandigarh Chennai Chennai
Davangere Dehradun Dhule
Dhule Dhule Dharwad
Gandhinagar Faridabad Durgapur
Ghaziabad Gulbarga Gurgoan
Guwahati Gwalior Gautam Budh Nagar
Hyderabad Indore Jabalpur
Jaipur Jammu Jamshedpur
Jodhpur Kadi Kanpur
Kochi Kolhapur Kolkata
Kozhikode Lucknow Ludhiana
Managalore Meerut Mohali
Mumbai Mysore Nagpur
Nanded Nasik Navi Mumbai
Panaji Patna Ponda
Pune Rajkot Raipur
Ranchi Shimla Solapur
Solan Srinagar Surat
Thane Trivandrum Udaipur
Vadodara Varanasi Visakhapatnam

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern CMAT 2020
Mode Online
Language English
Test Marks 400
Total No. of questions 100
Sections Language Comprehensions,Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning,  and General Awareness
Total time duration 3hours/180 minutes
Exam paper type Objective


The syllabus for CMAT is similar to the other the MBA entrance examinations, mostly covering the basics of Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Language comprehension.

Take a look at the detailed CMAT 2020 syllabus:

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Tabulation,Partnership Geometry,Pipes and Cisterns,Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Ti’me-Speed-Distance, Probability,Allegation & Mixtures,Profit and Loss,Permutations & Combinations,Percentages,Work and Time,In-equations,Quadratic and linear equations,Mensuration,Algebra,Graph,Number System,Ratio and Proportion,Line,Pie Chart, Bar Chart.

Logical Reasoning

Analogy Test,Assumption-Premise-Conclusion,Blood Relations,Cause and Effects,Clocks and Calendars,Coding-Decoding,Comparisons,Deductions,Directions,Family tree problem,Input & Output,Identifying probably true probably false,Linear word formation,Matrix Arrangements,Ranking Tests,Seating Arrangements,Selections,Series & Analysis,Statements and conclusions,Symbol Based problems.

Reading Comprehension

Analogy, Contextual Usage, Fact Inference and Judgement, Figures of speech, Fill in the blanks, Foreign language words used in English, Grammar, Matching word meanings, Odd word out, Paragraph formation questions, Phrases, Prepositions, Spellings, Syllogisms, Synonyms & Antonyms.

 General Awareness

Current Events & Happenings, including international affairs, History, Geography, Polity, Science, Sports, Art & Culture, Books & Authors, Awards.

All the very Best to CMAT 2020 Aspirants. Here you got the details of NMAT 2019 Registration, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, and other details. Please post your Feedback or Comments regarding this article in the below comment box or on AfterGraduation Forum.

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