CMAT 2019

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019 will be conducted by NTA for the first time on January 28, 2019. It was conducted by AICTE till 2018. It is an exam to help you accomplish your dream of earning an MBA from a top MBA college. The admit card has been released on . It is advised to visit as well. First shift is from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and second from 2:30PM to 5:30 PM.

CMAT exam pattern

As per the CMAT exam pattern 2019, a total of 100 questions are equally divided amongst the four sections (25 X 4 = 100). Each question carries four marks and the maximum score that can be obtained is 400. Each correct answer will fetch +4 marks and each incorrect will be penalized with a negative marking of -1 mark.


Mode of Exam






Number  of Questions



Total marks






Quantitative             Techniques & Data Interpretation









General             Awareness









Logical             Reasoning









Language             Comprehension

















                                                                                                                                                                    Top Colleges under CMAT

  1. Syndenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) , Mumbai
  2. Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad
  3. Department of Management Studies, NIT , Durgapur
  4. Jamanlal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  5. Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi
  6. Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
  7. BIMTECH, Greater Noida
  8. Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  9. Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi
  10. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar and Pune
  11. KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  12. School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin
  13. MET Institute of Management, Mumbai
  14. PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
  15. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  16. Great Lakes Institutes Of Management, Chennai
  17. IFIM Business School, Bangalore
  18. Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore
  19. Jaipuria Institute of Modern Management (BIMM), Pune
  20. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  21. Calcutta Business School
  22. VIT Business School
  23. TSM Madurai
  24. XISS Ranchi
  25. Great Lakes Institute of Mangement


Is CMAT really easy as compared to CAT?

“Syllabus is same, so is the preparation strategy”

All the competitive exams for MBA are more or less the same but Yes, CMAT is easy in comparison to CAT. If a student has prepared well for CAT or NMAT, by sticking well to the syllabus and giving mock tests regularly, then you can easily handle any exam with different patterns. Play to your strengths and attempt only those questions which you are damn sure of being correct.

Also, you have a wide range of colleges under CAT while only few top colleges accepting CMAT score, JBIMS Mumbai is one of them. Thus, 3500+ students fight for one seat in JBIMS. But there are many colleges accepting CMAT score and very few students give it. Thus, competition is less but you might miss out your selection in a top college.