Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
Exam Date: 09/04/2022 Exam State: All India Last Date: 17/03/2022

Exam Details

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2022

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by NTA for admissions to Post Graduate Management Programs for the Academic Year 2022-2023 in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

The CMAT is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate''s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. 

Pattern of Examination

Type of questions

No of questions

Maximum marks

Quantitative Techniques and  Data interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness






Medium of Question Paper: The medium of Question Paper shall be in English only.

Marking Scheme:

i) Each question carries 04 (four) marks.

ii) For each correct response, candidate will get 04 (four) marks.

iii) For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.

iv) Un-answered/un-attempted will be given no marks.

v) To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as correct option.

vi) However, after the process of Challenges of the Answer Key, in case there are multiple correct options or change in key, only those candidates who have attempted it correctly as per the revised Answer key will be awarded marks.

vii) In case a Question is dropped due to some technical error, full marks shall be given to all the candidates who have attempted it.



Exam of CMAT will be held on: will be announed soon

Duration of the exam is 180 minutes (3 hours)

Timing of Examination: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM | 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Exam Centre: Mentioned in the admit card.

Language of the Paper - English Only


Candidate should hold a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s Degree, whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2022-23, can also apply for CMAT-2022. 

There is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT - 2022.

The candidate must be a citizen of India.


In the case of Institutes run by the Central Government, the reservation would be applicable as mentioned below:

(i) 15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates

(ii) 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates

(iii) 27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List

(iv) 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General - EWS) candidates

(v) Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability

Each category will have 5% reservations for the candidates with 40% or more disability as defined in Section 2 (r) and (zc) of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016.

In the case of the Institutes run/aided/recognized by State Governments, the reservation policy of the respective State Governments shall be applicable.


Quantitative Techniques and  Data interpretation
Logical Reasoning
Language Comprehension
General Awareness


General (UR) Male: Rs. 2,000, Female: Rs. 1,000/-

Gen-EWS/ SC/ ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL) Male: Rs. 1,000/-, Female: Rs. 1,000/-

Transgender: Rs. 1,000/-

Applicable service/processing charges & GST over and above the Examination fee, are to be paid by

the candidate to the concerned Bank/ Payment Gateway Integrator (For details, Annexure -I may be refer to) 

The Examination Fee once paid will neither be refunded nor be carriedforward.

You can do the payment in either of the two modes mentioned below-

Online Payment- You can select online payment mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking.

CashPayment-Through challan generated online and Cashdeposited in any branch of State Bank of India.

Admission process

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:

Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using own Email Id and Mobile No.

Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number. 

Step-3: Upload scanned images of:

(i) a recent photograph (file size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background;

(ii) candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb);

(iii) PwD certificate (file size: 50kb to 300kb) in jpg/jpeg format.

Step-4: Pay fee using SBI/ HDFC Bank/ Paytm Payment Gateway through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI/ Wallet and keep proof of fee paid. 

Download, save and print a copy of Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

Test Centres

Admarn and Nicobar: Port Blair 

Andhra Pradesh: Guntoor, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundary, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam 

Arunachal Prades: Itanagar and Naharlagun 

Assam: Guwahati, Dibrugarh 

Bihar: Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna 

Candigarh: Chandigarh/Mohali/Panchkula 

Chattisgarh: Durg/Bhilai Nagar, Raipur 

Delhi: Delhi 

Goa: Panaji 

Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Himantnagar, Jaminagar, Meshana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Valsad/ Vapi 

Hariyan: Ambala, Faridabd, Gurugram, Hisar 

Himachal Pradesh: Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan 

Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu, Srinagar 

Jharkhand: Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi 

Karnataka: Belagavi(Belgaum), Bengaluru, Dharwad/ Hubballi, Gulbarga, Mangaluru, Mysore, Udupi/ Manipal 

Kerala: Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvanthapuram, Thrissur 

Ladakh: Leh 

Lakhwadeep: Kavaratti 

Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sarag 

Maharashtra: Aurangabad (MR), Dhule, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Solapur, Thane 

Manipur: Imphal 

Medhalaya: Shillong

Mizoram: Aizwal

Nagaland: Dimapur, Kohima

Odisha: Balasore, Berhampur, Dhawanipatna, Bhubaneswar, Jeypore/ Koraput, Sambalapur

Punducherry: Puducherry

Pubjab: Amritsar, Bhatinda, Ludhiana, Patiala

Rajasthan: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirappalli

Telangana: Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar

Tripura: Agartala

UttarPrades: Allahabad/Prayagraj, Agra, Aligarh, Azamagrah, Ballia, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Basti, Bijnore, Bulandshahar, Chandauli, Deoria, Etawah, Faizabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gazipur, Gorakhpur, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kushinagar, Lakhinpur Kheri, Luckhnow, Mathura, Mau, Meerut, Mirzpur, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/Greater Noida, Pratapnagar, Raebareili, Saharanpur, Shahjanpur, Sitapur, Sonbhadra, sultanpur,  Varanasi

Uttrakhand: Dehradun, Halwani, Roorkee

WestBengal: Kolkata, Siliguri

Important Dates

CMAT 2022 Dates 

CMAT 2022

09 April 2022

CMAT 2022 registration starts

16 February 2022

CMAT 2022 registration ends

17 March 2022

Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only 19 March to 21 March 2022

Admit card will be issued on


Result declaration

will be announced soon

CMAT 2022
National Testing Agency
C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre,
Telephone Number: 0120-3946612 
email ID: 
Registered office
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
West Block – 1, Wing No. 6, 2nd Floor, R K Puram,
New Delhi – 110016