CMAT 2023

CMAT 2023 is one of the important national level MBA entrance exams for admission to MBA/PGDM 2023-25 batch in the AICTE approved management institutes.

CMAT 2023

(Common Management Aptitude Test)


What is CMAT Exam?


CMAT 2023 is one of the important national level MBA entrance exams for admission to MBA/PGDM 2023-25 batch in the AICTE approved management institutes. CMAT 2023 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) as computer based test of three hours duration. The high score in CMAT 2023 offers MBA admission opportunity in 1000 AICTE approved MBA/PGDM colleges.


CMAT 2023 registrations are likely to commence in the first week of November 2022. No changes are expected in the CMAT Exam pattern and syllabus 2023.


CMAT 2023 Highlights


Name of the Exam

Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Date

February 26, 2023 (expected)

Exam Fees

INR 2,000 (General category male)

INR 1,000 (General category female/reserved category students)

Exam mode

Computer Based Test

Exam Duration

3 hours


Eligibility Criteria


A candidate with minimum 50% marks in graduation can appear in CMAT 2023.

A final year student in graduation can also appear in CMAT 2023.

Candidates with CA/CS/ICWA degrees are also eligible for CMAT Exam.

There is no upper age limit criterion to appear for CMAT 2023.


CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

Exam Medium


Number of Questions


Number of Questions per section


Type of Questions



·       Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

·       Logical Reasoning

·       Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability

·       General Awareness

·       Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

+4 for every correct answer

-1 for every incorrect answer

Exam Duration

3 hours


Candidates can switch between sections at their convenience.

Candidates can attempt the questions in any order. There is no restriction on going back and forth in CMAT question paper.

There will be no sectional time limit in CMAT Exam.


CMAT 2023 Cutoff


CMAT exam score is accepted by over 1,300 B-Schools across India for admission to various MBA/PGDM programmes.


Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores

CMAT 2023 Percentile Cutoff

JBIMS, Mumbai


KJ Somaiya Institute of Management




Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai




Goa Institute of Management


Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi


Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai


NL Dalmiya Institute of Management


Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore


University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences



CMAT 2023 Admission Process


Most of the management institutes conduct Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) to select candidates for MBA/PGDM programmes post the declaration of CMAT exam result. Each institute conducts the admission independently and according to their academic cycle. The candidates must fill the admission forms of their preferred institutes to be eligible for selection process. MBA admission through CMAT includes three main phases:


·       Shortlisting of candidates based on CMAT score

·       Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds

·       Final selection for MBA admission

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