CMAT 2022: Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

CMAT 2022: Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: May 12, 2021CMAT 2021 Result announced. Check all the important details about CMAT 2021 official notification here including dates, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation strategy and more. 
CMAT 2021 Result announced. Check all the important details about CMAT 2021 official notification here including dates, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation strategy and more. 
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CMAT Result 2021 Announced  -Apr 9, 2021

CMAT 2022 Exam

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted for admission in more than 800 management colleges across the country. The CMAT is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) every year at various centers all over the country. All participating institutes will call candidates for GD/ interview based on the candidate CMAT score. The exam is conducted in online mode only. The exam has multiple choice objective questions. 

The CMAT exam is conducted in the first week of January each year. Last year it was conducted in March due to some administrative reasons. The application for the CMAT exam is released in November of that year for the next year's exam. The mode of the application is online only. The NTA has introduced one optional subject (innovation & entrepreneurship) in 2021 for candidates who want to pursue MBA in entrepreneurship. The exam has 100 fixed and 25 optional questions.  

CMAT 2021-22 Notification

CMAT is a Common Management Admission Test that is conducted each year for admission to MBA/ PGDM courses in more than 1000 B-Schools of India. CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). With a good percentile in CMAT, you can take admissions in the country’s top MBA Colleges approved by AICTE. Download the CMAT previous year's Notification pdf and check all the details about the exam such as exam pattern, eligibility details, important dates, syllabus and more. 

Major Changes Introduced in CMAT exam

Following are the major changes introduced by the officials of NTA from CMAT 2021-2022 exam:

  • CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted in 2 shifts whereas earlier it used to be conducted in a single shift.
  • The total number of examination centres has been increased from 104 to 153.
  • Educational programmes conducted under the UPSEE Entrance Examination by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) will now be conducted by the NTA. However, the CMAT score will be considered for the academic year 2021-22 in AKTU for admissions to the MBA programme.

CMAT 2022 Highlights

Candidates can check the important highlights of the CMAT 2022 exam from the table given below.

Name of Exam

Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) 

Exam Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Mode of Application


CMAT Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Number of CMAT 2022 Exam Centres 

75 (likely to increase)

Medium of CMAT 2022 Exam


Question Type

Objective (MCQ)

Number of Questions

100 (fixed) + 25 (optional)

Total Time

3 hours + 30 minutes (optional)

Purpose of CMAT


Official Website 

Emergency Help Desk Number



CMAT Exam Dates 2021-2022

The important dates for CMAT 2021-2022 exam are as follows. Note that the following CMAT dates 2022 are important to note as to avoid missing a deadline. 

CMAT 2022 Events

CMAT 2021-2022 Tentative Dates

CMAT 2022 Registration Starting Date (extended)

To be notified

CMAT 2022 Registration Closing Date

To be notified

CMAT 2022 Application Correction Date 

To be notified

CMAT 2022 Application Fee Payment

To be notified

CMAT 2022 Admit Card Release Date

To be notified

CMAT 2022 Exam Date

To be notified

CMAT 2022 Answer Key Release Date

To be notified

CMAT 2022 Results

To be notified

CMAT Cutoff 2021-22

To be notified


CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

The eligibility criteria to appear for CMAT 2022 is discussed here. The detailed CMAT Eligibility 2022 includes mainly the educational qualification for the exam. Check the CMAT Eligibility Criteria below


Only Indian citizens are eligible for the CMAT 2022 exam.

CMAT Age Limit

As per the CMAT Age Eligibility, there is no restriction in age limit.

CMAT Educational Qualification

  • You should be a Graduate i.e. have a Degree in any discipline.
  • If you are in your final year, even then also you are eligible to apply for CMAT 2022

CMAT Registration 2021-2022

The online application link for CMAT 2021-2022 will starts with the release of official notification. The direct link for CMAT Application form 2022 will be mentioned below as soon as it is released on official website. Candidates must check the eligibility details and online application details before applying online. 

CMAT Registration Process 2022

Follow the given steps to apply for the CMAT 2021-2022 exam:

  1. Visit the official site of CMAT.
  2. Register for CMAT by providing your email id, phone number, and other details.
  3. Once you have registered, you will receive a registration number and a password on your email id and phone number.
  4. Log in using the registration number and password.
  5. Once you have logged in, you will be required to complete the application form by entering your personal details, academic qualification, work experience (if any), and other details.
  6. Select the exam center.
  7. Then, upload the required documents such as photographs and signatures.
  8. Once you have followed all the above steps, you will be required to make payment.
  9. Before making the payment, make sure to preview your application form and make corrections if any.
  10. Then lastly, make the payment online for CMAT 2022.
  11. Finally, do take a print out of the CMAT 2022 filled in application form for future purposes.

CMAT Registration 2022, Apply Now

CMAT Application Fee 2022

The application fee for CMAT 2021-2022 is as follows:


CMAT Application Fee (in Rs.)

For Males

For Females

General candidates



General – EWS/ OBC- NCL candidate






CMAT Selection Procedure

Once the CMAT Scorecard is released, the following stages will be included for the admission into the top colleges through CMAT 2022.

  • Screening of candidates on the basis of CMAT percentile
  • Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)
  • Selection of candidates for admission based on a Composite Score

For final selection, various parameters are taken into consideration like:

  • CMAT percentile score
  • Academic history 
  • Performance in GD and PI
  • Work Experience (if applicable)
  • Extra-Curricular Activity certificate (if applicable)

Latest CMAT Exam Pattern 2022

Check the latest CMAT Exam Pattern for all sections below. Applicants must be very clear about the CMAT Exam Pattern before starting their exam preparation. Check the CMAT Paper pattern 2022 below.

  • All the questions are objective in nature.
  • There are a total of 4 sections in CMAT 2021 Exam along with the new optional section "Innovation and Entrepreneurship "
  • The sections of CMAT are: || Quantitative Techniques, and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness with Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • There are 25 questions of 4 marks each in every section.
  • The duration of CMAT 2022 is of 3 Hours. + additional 30 min for the optional section.
  • There is a penalty of 1 mark for an incorrect answer marked by you.


No. of Questions

Marks Allotted

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness



Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)





CMAT Syllabus 2022

CMAT 2022 syllabus is as follows. The CMAT Syllabus consist of 4 sections and the CMAT Section-wise syllabus is mentioned below. 

CMAT Quant Syllabus



Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  • Number System
  • LCM and HCF
  • Profit and Loss
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • AP, GP
  • Set Theory
  • Vectors
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Binomial Expansion
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mensuration
  • Statistics
  • Partnership
  • Time, Speed, Distance

CMAT Reasoning Syllabus



Logical Reasoning

CMAT Language Syllabus



Language Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • One word substitution
  • Para Jumbles
  • Vocabulary

CMAT General Awareness Syllabus



General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Economy and Finance
  • History
  • Geography 
  • Politics
  • General Science
  • National and International Events
  • Awards and Honours
  • Latest Appointments
  • Schemes Launched by the Government

CMAT Innovations and Entrepreneurship Syllabus

Innovations and Entrepreneurship
  • The entrepreneurial development perspective
  • Creating an entrepreneurial venture
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship development and government
  • Innovation management terminology and concepts
  • The adoption life cycle and innovation adoption at an individual level
  • Creativity and stimulants of creativity
  • Idea management systems
  • Innovation strategy and its importance
  • Product portfolio
  • Selection and management of innovation projects
  • Importance of teams, team structures, and networks for innovation

CMAT Admit Card 2022

CMAT 2022 Admit Card will be released by NTA on its official website in January 2022. The CMAT Admit Card will serve as the most important piece of document to appear for the exam. Candidates must visit the official website and download the CMAT Admit card 2022 after the official release. the direct link to download the admit card is also mentioned below. 

Download CMAT Admit Card 2022

Along with the print out of the CMAT Admit card you must carry a Govt. approved ID proof displaying your name, photograph, date of birth. The acceptable ID Proofs are as follows:

  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • College/University ID card

How To Prepare for CMAT 2021-22?

Lakhs of candidates will be appearing for CMAT 2021-2022. Hence, the level of competition will also be tough. You will be competing against several candidates from across the country. Therefore, the level of your preparation should also be of the best quality. We have listed the ways in which you can prepare for CMAT 2021-22 and achieve a high percentile score.

  1. Know the Exam Pattern And Syllabus: The first and the foremost thing is to know the CMAT Exam Pattern in detail. Knowing the syllabus and exam pattern helps you to develop your strategy and plan in which you will be attempting the questions.
  2. Focus on your weaknesses: Improve your weak areas or the sections in which your performance goes down.
  3. Read Journals and Newspapers: Develop the habit of reading and marking down important pieces of information. It will be helpful for your preparation for General Awareness as well as in improving your vocabulary.
  4. Regular Mock Tests: Taking mock tests on a regular basis is the elixir to upscale your preparation. Practicing questions on a regular basis will help you to come across the different varieties of questions and mistakes made by you. It will enhance your performance level and broaden your mind. 

CMAT 2021 Best Books For Preparation

In order to get a high percentile in CMAT 2021-22, you need lots and lots of practice to excel. The best Books for CMAT preparation are listed below.


Name of Book


Language Comprehension

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Arun Sharma

Word Power made Easy

Norman Lewis

Objective General English 10,000+ questions

R.S. Aggarwal

The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability 

Sujit Kumar 

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Quantitative Aptitude

Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance

Abhijit Guha

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 

RS Agarwal 

Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency 

Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan 

Logical Reasoning 

A modern approach to logical reasoning 

RS Agarwal 

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Ashok Gupta

Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

Pearson Publication

General Awareness

General Knowledge 

Disha Experts 

Read Newspapers and Journals

The Hindu, Business World, Forbes, The Economist

General Knowledge


General Knowledge 2021

Manohar Pandey

CMAT Mock Test 2021-2022

If you are appearing for CMAT 2021-2022, it is highly important that you practice CMAT Mock Test. Going through the CMAT Test series will help you to understand the level and type of questions that you are likely to come across. Practice CMAT Test series 2021-22 to improve the level of your preparation. 

CMAT Response Sheet 2022

CMAT Response Sheet 2022 will be out after 4-5 days from the exam. Candidates who will take the CMAT Exam can check the Response Sheet on its official website. The response sheet will be available for a limited time period.

CMAT Response Sheet 2022, (To be available soon)

CMAT Exam Analysis 2021-2022

Candidates can check BYJU'S Exam Prep CMAT Exam Analysis 2021-2022 here after the exam. We have presented the exam analysis for each year after the exam. You can gain valuable insights about the exam difficulty level and questions asked in the exam through the exam analysis. Check the previous year's exam analysis. The CMAT Analysis contains all the important details about the exam such as the kinds of questions asked, topics asked under each section, the difficulty level of the exam, section-wise analysis, good attempts, expected cutoff, and more.

Detailed CMAT Exam Analysis 2021 (Previous year)

CMAT Previous Year Cutoff 

The CMAT Cutoff 2019 is given below. Check the detailed previous year's cut off here.

Name of the Institute

CMAT Cut Off Percentiles

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies


Goa Institute of Management


K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research


Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai


Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi


IFIM Business School, Bangalore


Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida


BIMTECH, Greater Noida


BIT, Mesra


DY Patil School of Management, Pune


CMAT Result

CMAT Result 2022 will be released on the official website in first week of February 2022. NTA announces the CMAT 2022 Result and Scorecard on the official website. Aspirants can visit the website, enter the required information and download the scorecard. 

The direct link to check the CMAT Result is mentioned below. 

CMAT 2022 Result cum Scorecard 

CMAT 2021-2022 Alternatives

There is no doubt that the scope of doing an MBA is growing at a fast pace. Getting an MBA degree opens up doors for other alternatives and greater career opportunities. Moreover, the salary package that an MBA Graduate receives is huge. Moreover, having an MBA Degree helps to develop the skills that are necessary to keep a company successful. There are various types of MBA Entrance Tests that are held in the country. So, if you are looking for alternatives to CMAT 2021-2022, then here is a list of exams that you can apply to. The MBA Entrance Exams are also conducted at state level as well apart from the national level.

Name of Exam

Common Entrance Test(CAT) 

Xavier Admission Test(XAT)

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)



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  • CMAT 2022 Application form will be released in November 2021 tentatively. We have presented the tentative dates based on previous year's trend. 

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 1 mark in CMAT for every incorrect answer marked by you.

  • Male Candidates are required to pay Rs. 2000 while the Female applicants have to an application fee of Rs. 1000 for CMAT 2022 Exam.

  • Yes, you can switch between sections while taking the CMAT 2022 Online Exam.

  • Other alternatives to CMAT 2022 are SNAP, CAT, MAT, GMAT, NMAT, and many other state level and national level tests.

  • There are four fixed sections in CMAT 2022 and one optional secction.