CMAT 2020 Result (Out), Syllabus, Cut off, Counselling

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level online entrance test, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), India for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE. CMAT is conducted every year as per the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
This test is all about evaluating the candidate’s ability across various segments such as Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. The CMAT score is approved by all AICTE-Approved Institutions or University Departments or Constituent Colleges and Affiliated Colleges.
Latest Updates : CMAT 2020 Answer Key Released. Challenge until 2nd Feb.

CMAT 2020 Highlights:

Exam Name Common Management Admission Test
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National
Periodicity Once a year
CMAT Official Website
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Validity of CMAT Score 1 year
CMAT Helpdesk 7042399521/ 7042399525/ 7042399526

CMAT 2020 Schedule:

Event  Date 
CMAT 2020 Official Notification  12th October 2019 
CMAT 2020  Registration Date  1st November 2019 
CMAT 2020 Last Date For Registration Date 10th December 2019 
CMAT 2020  Admit Card Date  24th December 2019
CMAT 2020 Exam Date  28th January 2020 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)
CMAT 2020  Result Date  5th February 2020

CMAT 2020 Admit Card:

The admit card for CMAT 2020 is expected to be released on the 7th of January, 2020. The admit card will be made available on the official website of NTA for the eligible candidates. The candidate can get their admit cards by logging in to the official website of NTA with their enroll. ID and Password. A copy of the admit card will also be sent to the candidates' registered email-ID.

CMAT 2020 Syllabus:

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation:

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

Logical Reasoning:

Analytical Reasoning, Statements & Conclusion, Direction and Distance Test, Analogy Test, Linear Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, Coding and Decoding, Statements Assumptions, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Symbol Based Problems, Ranking Tests, Statements and Arguments, Sequencing, Inferences, Matrix, Arrangements, Number Series, Cause and Effects       

General Awareness:

Literature, Trade Awareness, Indian Constitution, Politics, History, Geography, Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Economics, Culture, Personalities in News, Sports News and Science in the Everyday Life

English Language:

Reading Comprehension, English Usage Errors, Synonyms, English Grammar, Paragraph Completion, Antonyms, Jumbled Para, One-word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Idioms and Phrases
Important Points to Remember While Appearing for CMAT

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam Computer- Based ( Online)
Duration of Exam 3 hrs
Number of  Questions 100
Type of Questions Multiple Choice
Total Mark 400
Marking Scheme (+4) Marks for each Correct answer and (-1) for each negative answer


Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data interpretation 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
General Awareness 25 100

CMAT 2020 Cut Off:

The cut off is the minimum mark required by the candidates to qualify the entrance exam. The cut off mark for CMAT 2020 varies as per the participating institute. During the application submission procedure, the candidate needs to apply for their desired institutes separately. After the result declaration, the participating institutes will release their respective cut off marks. The candidates need to score the same or more than the cut off mark to be eligible for the admission procedure.

CMAT 2020 Application Form:

The registration for CMAT 2020 will start from the November 2, 2019 and will continue till December 7, 2019 . The candidates have to apply for the entrance exam online on the official website of NTA CMAT.

How To Apply For CMAT 2020 Online?

  • Go to the Official website of NTA CMAT
  • Register yourselves for the entrance exam
  • Provide the required information for the registration process
  • Upload all the required documents
  • Pay the required registration fee which can be done via debit/credit card/ e-challan

CMAT 2020 Counselling:

The counselling session for CMAT 2020 will start soon after the declaration of result and the shortlist of the candidates. The eligible candidates will be required to register themselves for the counselling session. The candidates can register by visiting the official website. The candidates will also be given the option to choose their desired college and course. They have to report at the assigned college with their original documents for the document verification process.

The steps for the counselling session are as follows.

  • Online Registration for the Counselling Session
  • College and Course Choice
  • Document Verification
  • Seat Allocation as per the choice
  • Reporting at respective colleges

CMAT 2020 Result:

According to the notification, the authority has decided to publish the result in the pdf format through online mode. Candidates should check their CMAT result on 8th February 2020. Results will be announced in the form of All India Merit List & State Merit List. The CMAT merit list 2020 will indicate the candidates roll number, rank and the score of all the candidates.

CMAT Score Card 2020

Candidates, those names in the merit list, they can download the scorecard in the third week of February 2020. The scorecard will be issued through online mode on the official website. No separate scorecard will be sent to the selected candidates by email or by post. The CMAT 2020 score card will be valid only for one year, i.e. the academic year 2020-2021.

CMAT 2020 Answer Key:

The answer key for CMAT 2020 will be released soon after the commencement of the entrance exam by the National Testing Agency. The answer key will be made available on the official website of NTA CMAT 2020. The notice regarding the answer keys also says that the candidates who are not satisfied with the answer key can also challenge the official answer key by filling up the respective online form along with the required processing charge which is 1000/- per question.
Click Here To Check The Official CMAT 2019 Answer Key

CMAT 2020 Eligibility:

The candidates are required to go through the CMAT 2020 eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam. The candidates need to qualify all the criteria to be eligible for the entrance exam.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The candidate must have graduated from any discipline from a recognized institution with an aggregated mark.
  • The candidates appearing for the final exam of their graduation are also eligible for the entrance exam.
  • The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  • There is no age limit for CMAT 2020 entrance exam.

CMAT 2020 FAQ's:

Q: Why is CMAT better than CAT?
A: CMAT offers a higher success rate than CAT. The level of difficulty in CMAT is lower with respect to the CAT. Also, more than 2 lac candidates take CAT each year, raising the competition level. 
Q: What are the available slots?
A: Shift 1 - 9.30 am to 12.30 pm & Shift 2 - 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Q: What is the mode of the examination?
A: The examination will be in online mode, i.e. Computer based.
Q: Is there any negative marking in this examination?
A: Yes, there is negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
Q: Can the students appearing in the final exam enroll themselves for the CMAT?
A: Yes, the students appearing the final exam enroll their names for CMAT.
Q: How many section are there in CMAT?
A: There are 4 sections in CMAT.
Q: Can students from abroad apply for CMAT?
A: No, students from abroad cannot apply for the CMAT. But if they have recieved the citizen of INDIA certificate then they can apply.
Q: What is the Maximum marks awarded for every right answer?
A: For every right answer the maximum of 4 marks will be awarded. 
Q: Can we choose the city of our preference?
A: Yes, you need to choose 4 cities ( mentioning the order of your preference ).
Q: What are the good B-Schools which accept CMAT Score?
A: The good B-schools are,
  • JBIMS-Mumbai
  • Sydenham-Mumbai
  • KJ Somaiya-Mumbai
  • Welingkar-Mumbai
  • Goa Institute of Management-Goa
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management- Chennai
  • IFMR-Chennai
  • SDA Bocconi Asia centre-Mumbai
  • IMT Nagpur/Hyderabad 


  Amity University Noida

  Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

  Praxis Business School

  Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Kolkata

  Kerala University

  Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Bhubaneswar

  VES Institute of Management Studies and Research

  Bharat University

  IIM Kashipur

  Garden City University (GCU)

  Arunachal University of Studies

  Chitkara Business School

  Bhai Parmanand Institute of Business Studies

  Indian Institute of Business Management

  International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS Pune)

  Navrachana University

  Cochin University of Science and Technology

  Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College

  Gauhati University

  Bangalore Institute of Management Studies

  GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research

  Lovely Professional University (LPU)

  Samrat Ashok Technological Institute

  GLS University

  PDM University

  Supreme Knowledge Foundation Group of Institutions

  Calorx Teachers' University

  Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

  Prestige Institute of Management Gwalior

  Axis Business School

  Institute for Technology and Management

  Gujarat Vidyapith

  Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology

  Indus College of Engineering

  AJ Institute of Management

  JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU)

  SunRise University

  Institute of Management Technology Nagpur

  Pondicherry University

  Arya College of Engineering and IT Jaipur

  National Insurance Academy

  Amity University Patna

  Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

  Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya

  BFIT Group of Institutions

  School of Management GD Goenka University

  Sikkim University

  Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Institute Of Management Science

  Shri Ram Institute of Management and technology New Delhi

  IBS Business School Bangalore

  Calcutta Business School

  Rajiv Gandhi University

  Smt. Shanti Devi Management College

  Don Bosco School of Management

  Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Noida

  Uttranchal Institute of Hospitality Management and Tourism

  Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)

  University of Patanjali

  Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University

  Vignan Institute of Technology and Science

  Thiagarajar School of Management

  Duvvuru Ramanamma Women’s College

  Institute of Business Management and Research International Business School

  Dr. D. Y. Patil Global Business School and Research Centre

  Rayat Bahra University

  Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology

  Shri Venkateshwara University

  GITAM School of International Business

  IIM Bodh Gaya

  Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University

  GNIOT Group of Institutions

  Graphic Era Hill University

  North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology

  JD Women's College

  Dibrugarh University

  IBMR Bangalore

  Balaji Institute of Management and Human Resource Development (BIMHRD)

  Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management

  Acharya Institute of Technology

  Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

  Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences

  Jamia Hamdard

  Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya

  Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology

  Carreograph Institute of Management Studies

  AISSMS's Institute of Management

  IBS Business School

  Uttaranchal University

  Gurgaon Institute of Technology and Management

  Yamuna Polytechnic for Engineering

  Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies

  Institute of Management Studies Ranchi

  Amity institute of Telecom Engineering and Management Noida

  Sinhgad Institute of Business Administration and Computer Application

  Acharya Nagarjuna University

  IIM Raipur

  Nalanda College of Engineering

  Kristu Jayanti College

  Xavier Institute of Social Service

  Netaji Subhas University of Technology

  SGT University

  Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute for Financial & Management Studies

  The Northcap University (NCU)

  DIT University

  Birla Institute of Technology Kolkata

  Assam University

  RV Institute of Management

  School of Management and Entrepreneurship Shiv Nadar University

  JK Business School

  Integrated Institute of Education Technology (IIET)

  Birla Global University (BGU)

  KK University

  Saroj Mohan Institute of Technology

  Central University of Jharkhand

  Yashwantrao Chavan School of Rural Development

  Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management

  Sona School of Management

  BSE Institute Limited

  Don Bosco Institute of Technology

  Birla Institute of Management Technology

  Bharathiar University

  N M Institute of Engineering and Technology

  International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS)

  Padmashree Group of Institutions

  Delhi Technological University (DTU)

  Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow

  Madurai Kamraj University

  Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM)

  Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB)

  Globsyn Business School

  Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

  Spicer Adventist University

  IIS University

  Fostiima Business School

  University of Allahabad

  Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management

  Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science and Technology

  Acharya Bangalore B-School

  Jagannath University

  Kurukshetra University

  Deen Dayal Rustagi College of Management and Technology

  Carlton Business School

  Jaypee Business School

  Institute of Media Management Technology and Agro Sciences

  Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College

  Shri Guru Ram Rai University

  MATS University

  The Oxford College of Engineering

  Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)

  Gangadhar Meher University

  Pailan College of Management and Technology

  ICFAI University Jaipur

  SCMS Cochin School of Business

  IIM Visakhapatnam

  Sri Balaji University Pune

  Xavier Institute of Management and Entreprenuership Kochi

  Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya

  Amazon Institute of Hotel Tourism and Management

  LN Mishra Institute of Economic Developement and Social Change

  Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

  B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology

  Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management (BITM)

  Maharashi Markandeshwar University (MMU)

  SRM University (SRM) Chennai

  Amrita School of Business Amritapuri

  RVR and JC College of Engineering

  Bangalore Institute of Technology

  Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

  University College of Engineering and Technology

  Heritage Business School

  Development Management Institute

  ISBM Nande

  Sri Krishnadevaraya University

  Doon Valley Institute of Computer Applications

  Budha College of Management

  St Joseph's Institute of Management

  Birla Institute of Technology (BIT Mesra)

  Amrita School of Business

  Vardhaman College of Engineering

  Interscience Institute of Management and Technology

  Institute of Business Management Studies Mumbai

  Universal Business School

  KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

  The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University Gangtok

  Sandip University

  ITM University Raipur

  Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies

  Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya

  Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology

  St. Francis Institute of Management and Research

  University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)

  Atria Institute of Technology

  Vidyasagar University

  Goa University

  International Institute of Industrial Safety Management

  Jaipuria Institute of Management Ghaziabad

  Jain University

  HR Institute of Technology

  Ganpat University

  The Assam Royal Global University

  Regent Education and Research Foundation

  Central University of Karnataka

  Maharani's Arts Commerce and Management College for Women

  Indian Education Society Management College

  Godavari Institute of Engineering and Technology (GIET)

  University of North Bengal

  Netaji Subhash Engineering College

  Institute for Financial Management and Research

  University of Delhi (DU)

  Career Point University (CPU) Kota

  International Institute of Business Studies (IIBS) Bangalore

  Institute of Management Technology Hyderabad

  GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

  North Maharashtra University

  Flame School of Business

  Lords University

  Amity Business School

  ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education

  Kalinga University

  Jagannath International Management School

  Mahatma Gandhi Central University

  Institute of Business Management and Research

  Regional College of Management Bhubaneswar

  Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Bangalore

  Budge Budge Institute of Technology

  Rajagiri College of Social Sciences

  Rayat Bahara Royal Institute of Management and Technology

  Regional College of Management Bangalore

  School of Management Sciences Lucknow

  Sai Institute of Paramedical and Allied Science

  G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering

  Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

  ISBM University

  SDM College of Engineering and Technology

  Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education

  Maharaja Purna Chandra Autonomous College

  Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University

  JSS Academy of Technical Education

  Seacom Engineering College

  Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)

  Tripura University

  Bharati Vidyapeetha University

  Punjab Institute of Management and Technology

  Rajarajeswari College of Engineering

  Alliance University

  Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)

  Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)

  Gujarat Technology University

  Pune Institute of Business Management (PIBM)

  IILM University

  MS Ramaiah Institute of Management

  Amrita School of Business Coimbatore

  PES University

  NIT Silchar

  Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

  National Institute of Agricultural Marketing

  Swami Vivekananda Institute of Management and Computer Science

  SIES College of Management Studies

  Great Lakes Institute of Management

  Manipal University (MU) Jaipur

  Delhi Institute of Technology and Management

  Vinayak Institute of Management

  National school of business

  Royal Global University (RGU)

  ISBR Business School

  Sri Sai Ram Engineering College

  St. Xavier's University

  CU Shah University

  Amrut Mody School of Management

  SJB Institute of Technology

  OPJS University

  Sharnbasva University

  Sri Sai University

  SRM University School of Management

  YBN University

  Shivaji University Kolhapur

  Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration Kolkata

  Future Institute of Engineering and Management

  Bengal Institute of Technology and Management

  College of IT and Management Education

  Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

  Institute of Management JK Lakshmipat University

  Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Ghaziabad

  Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management

  Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE)

  GNA University

  Assam Don Bosco University

  Narula Institute of Technology

  Central University of Kashmir

  Institute of Management and Technology Punnapra

  Apeejay School of Management - ASM

  Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

  UKA Tarsadia University

  Vidyalankar Institute of Technology

  Muthurangam Government Arts College

  Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

  Amity School of Rural Management Noida

  Haldia Institute of Technology

  International Management Institute (IMI) Bhubaneswar

  Tezpur University

  Sobhasaria Engineering College Sikar

  IIM Nagpur

  The Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University

  Institute of Finance and International Management

  Andhra University

  ICFAI University Raipur

  Fortune Institute of International Business

  Uttarakhand Technical University

  Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Management

  Ahmedabad University

  Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship

  Brindavan College of Engineering

  University of Jammu

  World College of Technology and Management

  GIBS Business School

  Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School

  Institute of Management Studies

  BK School of Professional and Management Studies

  Sri Sri University

  Shri Rawatpura Sarkar University

  University BDT College of Engineering

  Department of Management Studies NIT Jaipur

  Dhenkanal Autonomous College

  Ajay Binay Institute of Technology

  Aurora's Business School

  Baba Mastnath University

  SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD)

  Government Post Graduate College Dharamshala

  Vikram University

  Asian Workers Development Institute

  Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology

  Jaipuria Institute of Management Jaipur

  Kuvempu University

  Academy Maritime Education and Training University Chennai

  Indus Business School

  AAFT University of Media and Arts

  ITM University Gwalior

  Anjuman-I-Islam's Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

  VELS University

  BMS College of Engineering

  Manipur University

  Institute of Agri Business Management

  International Institute of Business Studies (IIBS) Kolkata

  National Institute of Management and Technology

  Indus Business Academy (IBA)

  Osmania University

  Mahatma Gandhi College

  Delhi College of Technology and Management

  GBS School of Business Studies

  Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology

  Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Bangalore

  Rajalakshmi Engineering College

  JIS University

  Peoples University

  Gurunanak Institute of Hotel Management

  RR Institute of Advanced Studies

  RNB Global University

  RIMT University

  Arni University

  SSN School of Management

  ICFAI University Agartala

  Garware Institute of Career Education and Development

  Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering

  New Horizon College of Engineering

  Institute of Management and Information Technology

  The University of Burdwan

  Department of Management Studies Malaviya National Institute of Technology

  Mittal School of Business Lovely Professional University

  Swami Devi Dayal Institute of Pharmacy

  Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)

  Chandigarh Group of Colleges

  The Assam Kaziranga University

  MDI Gurgaon

  Central University of Orissa

  BVV Sangha's Basaveshwar Engineering College

  G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management and Research

  Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

  Indus University

  East West Institute of Technology

  Sri Meenakshi Government College for Women

  EMAX Group of Institutions

  Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya

  Institute of Management Nirma University

  Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida

  Alagappa University

  Christ Institute of Management

  ITM Business School

  Gitam University

  Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai

  Arunodaya University

  Venkateshwara Open University

  University School of Business Chandigarh University

  Jamshedpur Women’s College

  Samalkha group of institutions

  ITM Vocational University

  Desh Bhagat University

  Malout Institute of Management and Information Technology

  Punjab Agricultural University

  Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology

  Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management and Research

  Selaqui Academy of Higher Education

  Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science

  Mody University

  Bhabha University

  Kle's Kle College of Engineering and Technology

  University Business School Panjab University

  Madhusudan Institute of Cooperative Management

  N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research

  Siva Sivani Institute of Management

  Ansal University

  Birla Institute of Technology

  Medi-Caps University

  Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies

  Saveetha University

  ABS Academy of Science

  Developement Management Institute

  Calicut University

  Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) Pune

  Lexicon MILE Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence

  Gopal Narayan Singh University

  Vel's Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies

  Khatu Shyam Institute of Management and Technology


  REVA University

  University of Jammu Department of Management Studies

  Nagaland University

  Future Business School

  Institute of Management and Information Science Bhubaneswar

  Presidency College

  OP Jindal Global University

  Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU)

  Hindu Institute of Management and Technology

  Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) Mumbai

  School of Business University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

  International School of Management Excellence

  Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology

  Seacom Skills University

  Sant Baba Bhag Singh University

  Bengal College of Engineering and Technology

  Jindal Global Business School

  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur

  NITTE School of Management

  IIHMR University

  Marwadi University

  Vinayaka Missions Sikkim University

  Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management

  IIM Sirmaur

  Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University

  Kalyani University

  Teerthanker Mahaveer University

  Central University of South Bihar

  Mangalore University

  Ramachandran international institute of management

  Suryadatta Institute of Management and Mass Communication

  Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University

  Ajeenkya DY Patil University

  Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU)

  Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences

  Dr. BC Roy Engineering College

  Central University of Tamil Nadu

  Berchmans Institute of Management Studies

  Institute of Business Management and Research (IBMR) Kolkata

  Arihant Group of Institutes Pune

  KIIT School of Management (KSOM)

  Vivekananda Global University

  Fatima College

  The Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences

  Deviprasad Goenka Management College of Media Studies

  Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management

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