CMAT 2018 Registration, Exam date, Pattern, Eligibility

AICTE CMAT 2018 : Exam date, Notification, Registration, Eligibility, Online Application form, Syllabus, Important dates, Exam pattern, How to Apply, Last date for Apply online, Answer Key and other news given below

AICTE CMAT 2018 :  Exam date, Registration, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus, Fee, Exam pattern, Online Application form, Important dates, Exam Centers, How to Apply-Application form, Exam schedule , Answer Key
Common Management Admission Test popularly known as CMAT 2018 notification and examination details will be announced soon by All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) . Online Applications are invited from candidates admissions to all Management Programs in all AICTE approved Institutions / University Departments / Constituent / Affiliated colleges for the academic session 2018-2019. The test is a three hour Computer Based Online Test which is conducted in single session. 

Organization         : AICTE, Government of India

Official Website     :

Level of Exam       : National Level

Mode of Exam       : Online (CBT)

Registration Fee 

                    Category Name
General / OBC Male Candidates 
                     Rs 1400/-
Female / SC / ST / PWD Candidates
                      Rs 700/-

Fee Payment

Online Payment ( Debit Card / Credit Card / Debit Card) or SBI Challan (E-Challan)

Eligibility Criteria for CMAT 2018

Nationality and Domicile

1. Candidate should be of Indian Nationality.

Educational Qualifications

1. The candidate must be completed graduation in any discipline.

2. Final year candidates of graduate courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement admission for 2018-2019 can also apply for CMAT exam . 

3. The eligibility for different Post Graduate Management Programmes in AICTE affiliated institutions.

Management ( PGDM, MBA and Similar)
2 Years
Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3-year duration obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying examination.

Manage Management (PGCM)
More than 1 Year but less than 2 Years

Recognized Bachelors Degree of minimum 3-Years duration.

( Executive PGDM)
15 Month
Any recognized Bachelors Degree of minimum 3-Years duration and a minimum of 5-Years relevant Managerial / Supervisory experience. Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved Category) at the qualifying examination.    
Age Limit

There is no age restriction for entrance exam.

Important Dates for CMAT 2018

                         Entry’s Name 
Starting date for Online Registration 
2nd week-October-2018
Last date for Online Registration
3rd week-December-2018
Downloading of Admit card
3rd week-January-2018
Date of Examination
3rd week-January-2018
Declaration of CMAT Answer Key 2018
4th week-January-2018
Declaration of Result
3rd week-February-2018
Availability of Score Card  
3rd week / March / 2018

How to Apply- CMAT 2018 Online Application form / Registration

The candidate after satisfying the eligibility criteria, can apply online mode at official website only. The registration process will be held in two phases, in the first phase the  candidate can fill the online application while in the second phase aspirant are required to pay the application fee. Candidate shall take printout of the application and store it for future reference.

Step-1 :  Read Instructions and Self Registration

1. Logging to the official website, click on the link  " New Registration. 

2. Read all the instructions to fill up the registration form, Now click on box  "I have read the instructions.......i am ready to start the registration process", appearing as above submit button.

3. Then registration form will be appear on the new screen, fill the required details and and verify it before you click on "Submit" button.

Step-2 :  Payment Process

Online Payment

You can select Online Payment mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking. Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and sms. Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of registration process.

Cash Payment in SBI Bank

The candidates can select this option to pay by CASH at any of the designated SBI bank branch. Only for payment in Rs for appearing in test in India. Once you select this option and proceed, you will see a Challan on your screen with your details already filled in it. You need to take 3 printout of this challan fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and walk in to your nearest SBI bank branch located in India with CASH on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation.

Step-2 :  Submission of Application form

4.  Now that you are done with the payment, you need to fill the remaining part of the form.

5. Fill the entire academic, study , reservation and personal details . Upload photo and signature .

6. Clicking on View/Modify button will allow you to modify your data in case you want to modify. Once you are sure that all the data entered is accurate, you will have to accept a declaration and click on I AGREE.

7. Once you are sure that all the data entered is accurate, you will have to accept a declaration and click on I AGREE. The system will re-confirm to you for SUBMIT. Once you confirm, your form will get finally submitted and no change in the data is possible after this submit.

8. After you will see a message on your screen stating “Thank you for successfully registering for the AICTE CMAT 2018 exam, take the printout of the filled application for future reference. 

Information required for filling online application

1. Hall ticket Number of the Qualifying Degree

Marks Memo / Hall ticket Number of Degree

 2. Date of Birth

Birth certificate / 10th or Equivalent certificate

3. Income of Parents (Income is less than Rs 2.0 lakhs or more than Rs 2.0 lakhs)

The income certificate issued by competent authority

4. Category (SC, ST, BC......etc)

The certificate is issued by competent authority

5. Recent passport size digital color photograph (60 KB ) signature (60 KB)

6. Examination center to which candidate wishes to appear exam.

7. Gender (Male / Female)

8. Valid E-Mail and Mobile number of the candidate.

Test Centers

The candidate should fill the name of examination centre where she wants to appear in the exam. Examination centre once opted by the candidate shall not be changed under any circumstances, however authority reserves the right to allot any centre in view of the exigencies.  


There is no syllabus for CMAT exam but questions will be asked from Quantitative Techniques and Interpretation,  Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Language Comprehension.
Exam Pattern for CMAT 2018

The entrance test will consist of 100 objective type and multiple choice questions in 3 hours duration. Each question has four options out of which one is correct. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted from score for each wrong answer. The unanswered questions will receive will nil marks.

Subject  Area
Quantitative Techniques  and
 Date Interpretation

Logical Reasoning
Language Comprehension
General Awareness

A Trial test will be available from 3rd week-Dec-2017. onwards for the candidates to have a feel of the online test and navigation functionality. Candidates are advised to go through them carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.

Answer Key for CMAT 2018

AICTE , Government of India will publish the answer key of the test in the official website. Candidate can calculate their marks in entrance test, after knowing the total number of answers correctly marked by them, with the help of key. If any candidate has complaints regarding the key  questions the same shall be submitted to organizing authority in writing a along with supporting documents being challenges before date of result.

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