A Complete guide to Common Management Admission Test (CMAT); from Eligibility to Exam pattern

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) Eligibility must be met independent of what category a candidate belongs to or what post-graduate program/college they have opted for. The criteria are same irrespective of category or college chosen by the applicant. All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) determines the CMAT Eligibility Criteria every year for all contender to show up for the exam. At last, the choice and assignment of seats will be done on the basis of qualification, eligibility and rank in the CMAT examination.

The applicants who don’t satisfy the CMAT qualification standards won’t be permitted to take CMAT 2018 examination and all procedures further will be crossed out regardless of what the phase of affirmation and execution in the CMAT examination had been.Subsequently, the hopefuls need to check eligibility before they begin CMAT Registration.

The essential CMAT Eligibility Criterion:

  • The CMAT yearning competitor must be an Indian to fulfill the qualification criteria for CMAT 2018.
  • The applicant must be a graduate (10+2+3) from any perceived University in any train to fulfill the qualification criteria.

Course wise CMAT Eligibility for 2018:
The CMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria for admissions to the management programs (Diploma and Post-Graduation) will vary according to the kind of management program.
The general CMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria for every management program is recorded as under:

PGCM           

Eligibility:

  • Candidate should have completed Graduation of minimum 3 years duration from a recognized college or university

PGDM and MBA

Eligibility:

  • A Bachelor’s level degree of at least 3 years duration.
  • Passed with a minimum percentage of 50% (for general category) and 45% (for reserved category)

Executive PGDM

Eligibility:

  • A Bachelor’s degree of least 3 years duration.
  • Must have minimum 5 years working experience in managerial and supervisory work profile.
  • Minimum percentage required to apply for General category students is 50% and for reserved category students it is 45%

Documents required to be Eligible for Reservation:

If you want to seek reservation in CMAT under any of the mentioned categories, required documents or reports will have to be produced.

Percentage of Reservation

  1. Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Caste Who Converted to Buddhism (SC ) 13.0%
    Scheduled Tribes including those living outside specified areas (ST ) 7.0 %
    Vimukta Jati & Denotified Tribes (VJ/DT) i.e. NT (A) 3.0%
    Nomadic Tribes– 1 (NT-B) 2.5%
  2. Nomadic Tribes– 2 (NT-C) 3.5%
    Nomadic Tribes– 3 (NT-D) 2.0%
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC )-19%
  1. Total Reservation-50%

Reports as declarations to be produced for applying under any reservation category:

  • Caste certificate
  • Dependent Certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • Proformas etc., whichever applicable, according to the guidelines of the particular college/ institute.

Category once indicated by the applicant at the time of submitting his/her CMAT 2018 Application form, along with the documents as proof, won’t be changed later under any circumstances. Thus, the student must read and comprehend the criteria of reservation of seats deliberately before applying for CMAT 2018.

Note: Without sufficient documentary proof, no candidate will be given any benefits of reservation of seats through CMAT 2018.

CMAT Eligibility Overview

Nationality Indian
Education Qualification Required Graduation (From a Recognized college/university)
Students in Last year of Graduation Are eligible to apply
Minimum required percentage in Graduation 50%

CMAT Exam Highlights

Event Date
Application Process Starts Second week of October 2017
Application Process Ends Fourth week of December 2017
Release of Admit Card Third week of January 2018
CMAT 2018 Exam Fourth week of January 2018
Announcement of Result Second week of February 2018

CMAT Exam Pattern

CMAT exam is conducted in computer based mode. The total duration of the exam is three hours. It is divided into four sections. The table given below provides more information on the exam pattern of CMAT 2018 –

S. No. Types of Questions No. of Questions
1 Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25
2 Logical Reasoning 25
3 Language Comprehension 25
4 General Awareness 25

As far as the marking scheme is concerned, the candidates are awarded 4 marks for every correct answer, while 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. The total number of questions asked in the exam is 100 (25 questions in each section) and the maximum marks is 400.

CMAT Cut-off

CMAT cutoff, means the minimum score required to qualify CMAT exam. Institutes will announce their individual cut off score on their website after the CMAT results will be announced.

Qualifying candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview in various colleges based on their CMAT score.

Name of Institute CMAT Cut off 2017
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 82 percentile (170)
Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS) 96.42 percentile (210)
Goa Institute of Management, Goa 99.85 percentile (260)
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 75 percentile (160)
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune 75 percentile (160)
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai 99.20 percentile (246)
XISS Ranchi 95 percentile (199)

Source: collegedunia.com