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CMAT 2023 (Common Management Admission Test)

CMAT 2023- Common Management Admission Test 2023 is delayed again, the exam authority (NTA-National Testing Agency) is likely to conduct the exam in February 2023. Read this comprehensive article prepared by AdmissionDiscover to know all about the CMAT Exam.

Table of Content

  • CMAT Overview
  • CMAT 2023 Highlights
  • Important Dates for CMAT 2023  
  • CMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria 
  • CMAT 2023 Registration
  • CMAT 2023 Application Form
  • CMAT 2023 Application Fees
  • CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern 
  • CMAT 2023 Syllabus  
  • Preparation tips (How to prepare for CMAT 2023) 
  • CMAT 2023 Admit Card
  • CMAT 2023 Result 
  • CMAT 2023 Cut-off
  • CMAT 2023 Counseling 


CMAT or Common Management Admission Test is one of the largest entrance exams in India for Management courses. Common Management Admission Test is a National level exam which is conducted for shortlisting the candidates for various management courses like MBA, PGDM, PGCM etc. CMAT is conducted by NTA- National Testing Agency and every year over 50 thousand students appear for the exam.

CMAT 2023 will take place this year and will be conducted for shortlisting the candidates for various courses for the session 2023-2025 batch. CMAT is a three hours duration CBT or computer-based entrance test.

The three-hour computer-based or CBT CMAT 2023 is divided into five sections. All are for evaluating the candidate’s ability in Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Technique, Language Comprehension, General Awareness Innovation & Entrepreneurship areas.

Read this comprehensive article o CMAT 2023, prepared by AdmissionDiscover exam experts, to know all the important info about CMAT 2023 key facts like eligibility criteria, Important Dates, Registration Process, and Exam pattern. CMAT 2023 syllabus, Key changes in CMAT 2023 exam, CMAT 2023 Admit Card Download process, CMAT 2023 score accepting colleges, how to prepare for CMAT 2023, CMAT 2023 cut-offs in various MBA colleges among other key details.       

CMAT 2023 Overview

As the CMAT 2022 has been completed on the 9th of April 2022, now students are expecting CMAT 2023 soon. CMAT or COMMON MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST is one of the largest competitive entrance exams in India, as the exam is appeared by thousands of aspirants every year. By qualifying for this exam, you will be eligible to get admission to the top management AICTE-approved institutions across the country.

Every year, the NTA or National Testing Agency conducts CMAT across the country tentatively in the last week of January. CMAT 2023 application forms are expected to be released in the month of November/December. The CBT exam is appeared by thousands of students every year in order to get admission to management programs like PGDM, PDCM and MBA in top institutes of the country.  CMAT score is accepted by almost all the top institutes and b-schools of the country including JBIMS, Great Lakes Institute of Management, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya Mumbai, and Welingkar Mumbai.

CMAT 2023 Highlights

Name of the exam CMAT 2023
Conducting Body NTA- National Testing Agency
Exam category PG
Duration of the exam 3 hours
Mode of the Paper Online- CBT  
Exam frequency Once a year
Medium of the exam English  
Application process Completely Online  
Exam Level National-level
Official Website
Participating Colleges Top MBA colleges like JBIMS, K J Somaiya, SIMSREE, GIM Goa, Great Lakes, PUMBA, BIMTECH, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, among others
Mode of Counselling Online
Sections of paper 5 Sections
Number of aspirants appear Around 50 K

CMAT 2023

Important Dates for CMAT 2023 

Event Dates for CMAT 2023
Release of Application for CMAT 2023 1st week of November 2022
Application form release 1st week of November 2022
Last date to submit the application form Last week of November 2022
Last date to upload the scanned images of the document (Photograph and Signature) November last to December
Admit Card release date for CMAT 2023 January 2023
CMAT 2023 Exam date January
Release of Answer Key 1-2 weeks after the examination
Announcement of Result February or March 2023

CMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

CMAT eligibility criteria will specify the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA will specify the eligibility criteria and the parameters that candidates must fulfil before applying to the CMAT 2023. Those students who wish to appear for CMAT 2023 must fulfil the eligibility that will be prescribed by the exam authority including academic qualifications, personal information and age etc.

Apart from this, CMAT eligibility criteria also specify the nationality of the aspirants. NTA is the conducting body of the exam, it conducts the CMAT- Common Management Admission Test every year. The candidates are allowed to read the full article on CMAT 2023 about various facts and information such as CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023, CMAT 2023 Important dates, highlights of CMAT, Result, admit card, etc. 

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Prior to filling out the application form for CMAT 2023, candidates must adhere to the following features related to CMAT Eligibility Criteria. For ease of the candidates, we have mentioned here the detailed CMAT eligibility criteria that include age limit, minimum qualification of the aspirants etc. To have better insights into CMAT eligibility, candidates will need to read the below points thoroughly.

Qualifying Exam – Applicants should have completed a minimum of three years of graduation in any stream.  

Age limit – There is no age limit or age bar set by National Testing Agency to appear for CMAT.  

Nationality- To apply for the CMAT 2023, candidates must be citizens of India.     

Course-wise CMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

For Executive PGDM – Applicants should have done their graduation in any discipline along with five years of minimum experience.  

For PGCM – Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline.   

For MBA and PGDM – Candidates should have completed their bachelor’s in any discipline.   

CMAT 2023 Registration

The registration for CMAT will start in the third week of February, and NTA will release the official notification for the same. So, candidates can register for CMAT through online mode. The exam conducting authority i.e. NTA- National Testing Agency will issue the notification for CMAT on the official website.

The registration for CMAT will be started in the last week of February 2023, so those candidates who are aiming to appear for the upcoming exam will need to fill in the application form as soon as possible after releasing the notification by the authority to avoid the last minute hustle-bustle.

CMAT registration will be completed in five steps, these steps will include registration, creating a login, filling out the application form, uploading the images, and payment of the application fee.

CMAT 2023

CMAT 2023 Application form

CMAT Application forms are going to release by the authority soon, it will be declared by the NTA.

As we discussed above the application process for the Common Management Admission Test 2023 will be completed in 4-5 stages. After the announcement of the official notification, candidates will be able to apply for CMAT 2023 by visiting the official website of the exam.   

The final Registration for applying to the Common Management Admission Test will be concluded by following the below-given steps…

  • Step 1: Registration for CMAT 2023
  • Step 2: Fill in the application form
  • Step 3: Uploading the Documents
  • Step 4: Payment of the application fee
  • Step 5: Download the Confirmation page

Step 1: Registration

Candidates can fill in the CMAT 2023 Application Form via online mode only. For CMAT Registration 2023 you will need to follow the below-given steps.

  • First, go to the official website of CMAT 2023.
  • Then click on the ‘NEW REGISTRATION’ button on the homepage.
  • After filling out the appropriate information such as name, city, date of birth, email ID, password and mobile phone number, click on ‘Register’.
  • A new ID and Password will be sent to your mailbox or will be displayed on your screen, save them from there.
  • After registering successfully, you will be able to proceed to further stages.

Step 2: Fill in the CMAT application form 2023

  • Once the registration is done, you will need to open the login again with your Id and Password.
  • Once you signed in with the details you have, you will have to fill in other individual facts like your Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Gender, etc.
  • After then, enter your educational details.
  • After this, enter your permanent address and other contact information
  • After filling in all the required details, you should check carefully the information you filled in. 
  • If you wish to edit or change any field, do so before submitting the CMAT application form.

Step 3: Uploading the Documents

After filling out all the required details your next step towards the Common Management Admission Test 2023 is to upload the scanned images of the candidate’s documents like Passport-size Photograph, Signature, Eligibility Certificate, or PwD Certificate if required.

You will need to upload scanned images of your latest passport size coloured photograph and signature and the other required documents in the prescribed format by the authority.

  • The scanned images of the documents should be in the format mentioned on the official website of CMAT 2023.
  • After uploading the pictures, aspirants will have to click on the ‘Save and Continue’ option in order to save their application form and then move to the subsequent step.

All the Scanned images should be in the prescribed format as follows:

Document Image Format and Size
Latest Passport size Photograph 10 kb to 200 kb in JPEG/JPG
PWD Certificate 50 kb to 300 kb in JPEG/JPG
Scanned Signature of the candidate 4 kb to 30 kb in JPEG/JPG

Step 4: Payment of the application fee

  • Application fee for CMAT 2023 can be paid through online mode only.
  • Candidates can pay the CMAT 2023 Application Fee using the debit/credit card, net banking and UPI/PAYTM service, etc.
  • Without paying the application fee aspirants’ application forms will not be submitted.  
  • Application fees will be various for different category candidates.

Step 5: Download the Confirmation page

After the payment of the application fee, a page will indicate the confirmation of the application submission. All the candidates must need to download this page and preserve it as proof of the successful submission of the CMAT Application Form 2023.


CMAT 2023 Application Fees

General / EWS/OBC-NCL (Male) INR 2,000
General / EWS/OBC-NCL (Female) 50 kb to 300 kb in JPG/JPEG format
SC, ST, PWD (Male) INR 1,000
SC, ST, PWD (Female) INR 1,000
Transgender  INR 1,000

Documents required for CMAT Registration 2023

  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • PWD/DA certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Recent passport size photo preferable

CMAT Exam Pattern 

The Exam pattern for CMAT 2023 will be prescribed by the NTA- National Testing Agency, the exam conducting body. The CMAT 2022 contains five sections:

  • Logical Reasoning,
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation,
  • Language Comprehension,
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

CMAT Exam pattern 2023 will be released by NTA along with the notification for the exam on the official website. However, it is unlikely that the pattern will be revised for this year as the pattern has already been revised in 2021 and 2022. In 2021, a new section namely Innovation & Entrepreneurship was added as an additional section and extra 30 minutes were allotted to the candidates to attempt this section. In the CMAT 2022, this section was made mandatory and following that, the number of questions in each section was reduced from 25 to 20. Now as per the revised exam pattern, the total number of questions was 100 to be solved in 180 minutes. Each question carried 4 marks. 

Candidates who are appearing in CMAT 2023, must familiarise themselves with the CMAT 2023 pattern and should prepare accordingly. Read the below points to know more about the CMAT exam pattern 2023.

CMAT Exam Pattern 2023

Particular Description
CMAT Exam Language English
CMAT Examination Mode Online- CBT
Duration 3 hours (180 Minutes)
Total Marks 400
Total Number of questions 100
Type of Questions Objective- MCQs
Number of Sections 5 (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
Marking Scheme +4 marks for every correct answer -1 mark for every incorrect answer
Negative Marking -1 mark for every incorrect answer

CMAT Section-wise number of Questions 

Section Number of Questions
Language Comprehension 20
Logical Reasoning 20
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20
General Awareness 20
Innovation & Entrepreneurship 20
Total 100

CMAT Marking Scheme

Particular Marks Allotted
For Every Right Answer +4
For Every Wrong Answer -1
For each unattempt 0

CMAT 2023 Syllabus 

CMAT Syllabus will be released by the authority of the exam along with the notification for CMAT 2023. However, it is improbable that the syllabus will be revised by the authority as in 2021 and 2022 a new subject has been added namely Innovation & Entrepreneurship to the CMAT syllabus.    

As per the previous years, the syllabus for CMAT or Common Management Admission Test is as follows…


CMAT syllabus will consist of 5 topics from these topics all the questions will be prepared. The topics are Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Each section will carry an equal number of questions, so applicants must focus on all the subjects equally to get a good score.   

Take a look at some of the important topics from the five sections of the CMAT 2023  

  • Language Comprehension- Reading Comprehension (RC), Grammar, Para jumbles, English Usage Errors, etc.
  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation- Time-Speed-Distance, Algebra, Allegation & Mixtures, Graph, Geometry, Quadratic and Linear Equations, etc.   
  • General Awareness- Economy, Business, World, Politics, Sports, Culture, Society
  • Logical Reasoning- Linear Arrangements, Analytical Reasoning, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, etc.   
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship- Entrepreneurship and start-up business, Questions related to innovation.  

Section-wise CMAT Syllabus

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Some of the topics of this section are given below….

  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Tabulation
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Probability
  • Percentages
  • In-equations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Mean, Median and Mode
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Line Graph 
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Geometry
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Pie Chart, Bar Chart
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Time and work
Language Comprehension

Some of the topics under this section are given below….

  • English Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Verbal Ability
  • Phrases
  • Idioms
  • One-word substitution
  • Sentence corrections
  • Jumbled sentences
  • English Usage Errors
General Awareness

Some of the topics under this section are given below….

  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Sports News
  • Indian Constitution
  • Personalities in News
  • Science in Everyday Life
  • Culture
  • History
  • Trade Awareness
  • Geography
Logical Reasoning

Some of the topics under this section are given below….

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

Some of the topics under this section are given below….

  • Overview of Entrepreneurship
  • Concepts of Entrepreneurship
  • Evolution of Entrepreneurship in India
  • Role of Entrepreneurship
  • Theories and Models of Entrepreneurship
  • Models of Entrepreneurship
  • The Framework of Entrepreneurship Theories
  • Emerging Models of Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Dimensions of Entrepreneurship
  • Policies related to Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Society
  • Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Everything about startups
  • Startup Ecosystem
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging Trends in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Motivation, Communication and Leadership
  • Banking Regulation & Reforms
  • Budget & Economic Survey
  • Entrepreneurial Culture
  • Principles of Business Organization

Preparation tips (How to prepare for CMAT 2023) 

CMAT is one of the entrance exams that is the gateway to entering the top B-schools in the country. CMAT is the popular entrance exam in India for Management Courses which is known as the gateway to over 1100 b-schools in the country. If you are also preparing for this most appeared exam and aim to get enrolled in the top b-schools, you should prepare accordingly.   

The preparation for any exam requires a lot of dedicated planning and strategy. In order to get help in making a proper plan for the Common Management Admission Test 2023, candidates are advised to read this article till the end to get the information about the largest MBA Entrance Exam

The preparation time is the best time to dive into the world of concept and set that in the mind. We all know how tough to crack an exam by an average student but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. It is possible either you are an average student or a below average, with the right strategy, planning, hardworking and effort you can easily crack it.

The more you prepare for the CMAT exam you will be closed to getting a good score. As the CMAT exam is only held once a year so you have a single chance to crack it in a year otherwise you probably wait for the next year. CMAT 2023 will be held in March/April 2023 so, it is the right time to prepare for the exam.

After qualifying for this exam, you will have a chance to get enrol in over 1000 Management institutions ad top b-schools in the country. So, it is the right time to put your best into preparing for CMAT 2023.

Though students mostly have many methods to crack the exam, or they follow their own prepared strategy to do so, however, we also have some tips and tricks by which you can step forward to your dreams or put into simple words the below given are some of the strategic points you can follow for CMAT 2023 preparation.

This article will also acquaint all the candidates with the typical last-hour preparation tips to crack the Common Management Admission Test.     

Start to prepare early- To qualify for the CMAT 2023 exam, you should start to prepare as early as possible. As the exam is conducted every year so in spite of waiting for the official notification, you should start early for the exam because there can be only slight modifications in the pattern and syllabus but the whole syllabus cannot be changed. So, you should not wait to start learning.  

Create a new timetable- As the applicants for the CMAT have ample time to prepare for it, on the other hand, remember that it only looks like you have ample time as the syllabus consists of multiple subjects and sections, so, you should consequently create a study timetable in order to cover all the units, and the sections. You should need to give enough time for revision, and mock tests for increasing the speed in calculating the answer and reviewing chapters. Time management is very essential so you need to give your identical time to cover all the subjects’ syllabus.       

Chapter-wise study- While reading the books in preparation for the CMAT exam, all the hopefuls always make sure to read the chapters progressively. This will help them in understanding the concept clearly. For example, you should prepare for the profit & loss chapter when you complete the percentage, if you don’t know how to solve it the other can also be a tough one for you.

Check Online- In this digital era, online classes are also giving the right path in preparation and helping millions of students every day. The best part is candidates can study in their room, he/she won’t need to run to get the notes, books, or classes as everything is in their hands with just a single click.

Through online classes, you can get the notes and can take the hard copies also and if you have any problem understanding the concept you ask the tutors as well. Aspirants are also free to check online reference materials that are released by various educational institutes to help aspirants with their preparations. These types of online lectures can also be quite better in order to prepare for CMAT 2023 and in understanding the various difficult topics.   

Attempt Mock Test- Mock tests paying the min role in the preparation of the students for any exam, these undeniably help thousands of students, whether you are preparing for a management or engineering exam or for a Medical one or mock tests help you to increase your self-confidence, understand the concept and speed in solving the paper.

All the CMAT aspirants are advised to attempt online mock tests regularly to check their status of preparation and speed of solving per question. Along with the above-stated benefits, attempting the Mock tests regularly allows the candidates to work on the mistakes and lacks also and to prepare them for the examination.  

Revision- Candidates should ensure to revise all they have prepared for the CMAT exam such as all-important chapters and topics thoroughly since this will allow them to remember the facts, concepts and formulas behind them. Candidates should create a separate plan for the last minute for the final stage of preparation in which they can write the important topics in short to remember the actual concept.       

CMAT 2023

CMAT Admit Card

CMAT Admit Card 2023 will be available online tentatively in the month of January 2023. Candidates can download the admit card or CMAT Admit Card through the official website. Only those will be able to download the admit card to who you have successfully applied for CMAT.

There is also a facility to provide the admit cards to the candidates who have positively submitted their application form at their registered Email ID. CMAT admit card 2023 will be released by the authority on the official website before 2-3 weeks of the exam which means on JAN, 2023.   

The candidates must carry their admit cards while entering the exam centre, or else they will not be allowed to sit in the examination hall. The procedure for downloading the CMAT admit card is mentioned below:   

How to Download the Admit Card?

Step-1: First, visit the official website of NTA-CMAT and click on the “CMAT 2023 Admit Card” link.  

Step-2: A new page on the website will appear where you have to enter the Enrolment ID, Password and date of birth to log in it.   

Step-3: After logging in, Your CMAT Admit Card 2023 will be displayed on the screen.   

Step-4: Now check all the details mentioned on the admit card carefully.     

Step-5: Then download the admit card and take multiple coloured printouts for future reference.      

Details mentioned in the CMAT Admit Card

  • Name of the candidate
  • DOB
  • Roll no
  • Father’s name
  • Date & timings
  • Photograph & signature of the candidate 
  • Exam Centre with the complete address
  • Instructions and Guidelines to be followed during examination etc.

CMAT Result 2023

CMAT Result 2023 contains the scores, qualifying marks, and more of the candidates. Based on the CMAT result, applicants will be able to get admission to various MBA and PGDM Institutions. Candidates will be able to get the Result for CMAT 2023 in February 2023.       

How to Check the CMAT Result 2023?

CMAT 2023 conducting body i.e. NTA will announce the CMAT 2023 result in online mode. To download the results, aspirants will be required to log in to the website by using their valid credentials. Candidates can check the below-given steps to download the CMAT exam result.  

  • To download the CMAT Result 2023, first, visit the official website (
  • Click on the Download CMAT NTA Result 2023.
  • Log in with your credentials such as enrollment ID or registered email address and the password.
  • Enter the security pin and log in or click to submit.
  • Your Result for CMAT Exam 2023 will appear on the screen.
CMAT Cut-off and selection process 2023

Every participating college in the CMAT exam releases its CMAT cut off post the declaration of the CMAT results and conducts its own CMAT selection process for MBA and PGDM admissions. CMAT selection process is typically divided into various parts including the Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds, and Personal Interviews (PI) based on these procedures the final admission list is prepared.

The minimum score required by the test takers of CMAT to qualify for the selection rounds of the chosen or desired institute is called the CMAT Cut off.

Factors that can affect CMAT Exam Cutoff 2023?

The participating institutes of Common Management Admission Test 2023 will release the cutoff of the CMAT exam on the basis of the succeeding factors:   

  • Number of aspirants who appeared for CMAT 2023
  • Difficulty level of the CMAT paper
  • Number of seats available
  • Number of candidates who qualified

CMAT Counseling 2023

CMAT 2023 Counseling process will take place for qualified candidates only; after releasing the cutoffs in March 2023. A Merit list will be prepared based on the performance of the candidates and marks obtained from them. Qualified candidates must register for the CMAT counseling that will be done separately by the participating institutions. It is mandatory to pay the fee and bring the required documents at the time of counseling. The seats will be allotted only to the shortlisted candidates based on their filled choices, CMAT scores, and availability of seats.

CMAT Participating Institutes

Many well-reputed B-Schools and Management Colleges all over the country consider CMAT scores and offer admissions to various courses. Some of the top CMAT Participating institutes accepting CMAT exams are cited below.

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS Mumbai)
  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE Mumbai)
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management – GLIM (Great Lakes Chennai)
  • Department of Management Sciences University of Pune (PUMBA)
  • N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research
  • Goa Institute of Management (GIM Goa)
  • IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University
  • Xavier Business School
  • Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
  • St Xavier’s University, Kolkata, etc.

Common Management Admission Test is a front entrance to get admissions to over 1000+ AICTE-approved institutes like JBIMS Mumbai, PUMBA etc. Thus to get selected for your desired management course, you will need to prepare thoroughly as per the latest CMAT exam pattern 2023 and syllabus. All interested candidates must start preparing in advance to get selected for their desired course.

In this article we have tried to provide all the required information regarding India’s most popular management exam (Common Management Admission Test), hopefully, this detailed article on CMAT will help you in gathering adequate facts and knowledge.

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