Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) is a national level computer based test to facilitate admission into various management programmes of AICTE approved colleges. CMAT 2020 was conducted on January 28, 2020 and NTA declared CMAT Results on February 4, 2020. Candidates can check their Scorecard using their login Id and Password.
Updates: NTA released CMAT 2020 Question Paper along with Response Sheet and Answer Key on January 30. Candidates had the window to raise objections by paying a challenge fee of INR 1000 by February 2.
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|CMAT 2020 Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|CMAT 2020 Official Website||cmat.nta.nic.in|
|CMAT 2020 Mode of Application||Online|
|CMAT 2020 Exam Mode||Online|
|CMAT 2020 Score Validity||1 year|
|Number of Colleges Accepting CMAT 2020 Score||1000+ Colleges|
|CMAT 2020 Start of Registration||November 1, 2019|
|CMAT 2020 Image Correct Facility Available||November 11, 2019|
|End of Registration for CMAT 2020||December 10, 2019|
|Last date to Remit CMAT 2020 Fees||December 11, 2019|
|Last date to select Exam Centers||December 12, 2019|
|Release of CMAT 2020 Admit Card||December 24, 2019|
|CMAT 2020 Exam Date||January 28, 2020|
|CMAT 2020 Result Declaration||February 4, 2020|
CMAT 2020 results were declared on February 4, 2020 by NTA on the official website itself. Access to which can be taken by entering login credentials. CMAT 2020 result declaration is followed by release of All India Merit list and final answer key of the examination. Candidates can follow the following given steps to check their CMAT 2020 Score Card:
The result card contains candidates personal information and contact details along with;
CMAT 2020 scores are calculated based on the marking scheme predetermined by the conducting body. Each correct answer will carry +4 marks while every incorrect answer carries -1 mark. In case two or more candidate achieve the same score, rank is calculated on the considering marks obtained in following sequence:
Following formula is used to calculate CMAT overall percentile:
|Percentile P = 100 x Number of Candidates appeared in the examination with Raw marks equal to or less than the candidate/Total number of candidates appeared|
In the year 2018, three candidates scored 100 percentile, Nimish Kulkarni, Jhalak Singhal and Maitri Chawra. Though their overall scores were different. In cases where two or more candidates bag the same rank, it is displayed as it is just arranged in alphabetical order.
NTA released a list of CMAT 2020 toppers along with the result and answer key on february 4th, 2020. Out of 74,486 applicants, 63,297 cleared the examination, with Gopaljee Jha securing the perfect score. Below mentioned are the top scorers of CMAT 2020 Examination.
|CMAT 2020 Top Scorers||Total Marks (out of 400)||Percentile||CMAT 2020 All India Rank (AIR)|
|Kalisetty Udaya Sandhya Lakshmi||338||99.99||6|
|Sadhwani Nikhil Harish||327||99.98||13|
|Bhandwale Abhijeet Sunderrao||327||99.98||14|
The official CMAT 2020 Answer Key was released on February 04, 2020 by NTA.
Download Official CMAT 2020 Answer Key
When results of the CMAT 2020 aptitude test are declared, institutes release their cut off scores individually. To clear the misconception that usually persistent no Cut off for CMAT 2020 is declared by the National Testing agency, it is merely a conducting body. Factors like candidates appeared for the exam, difficulty level of the question paper, overall merit and number of seats available in the participating institutes.
Mentioned below are expected Cut off for some of the top management institutes accepting CMAT 2020 scores, ranging from 90+ to 70+ percentile.
|CMAT 2020 Expected Cut off of Top Colleges|
|Institute||CMAT Cut off Percentile||CMAT Cut off Score|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management||75||220|
Previous year Cut off mentioned below is accumulated from various sources, candidates can refer to them to develop an idea of marks to aim for in order to secure their admission in top management colleges.
|CMAT 2019 Cut Off|
|Management Institute||Cut off marks|
|Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies||99.92|
|Goa Institute of Management||99.85|
|K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research||99.2|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai||99.06|
|Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi||95|
|IFIM Business School, Bangalore||85|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida||82|
|BIMTECH, Greater Noida||75|
|DY Patil School of Management, Pune||75|
In order to get into the top colleges, students are expected to score at least a cut off of 99.5 or higher (291). For the top 20 colleges, students are expected to get 99 or higher percentile for enrolling into PGDM or MMS courses. There is a difference in the selection process of both the courses. Candidates applying for PGDM courses will have to undergo GD/PI/WAT after getting shortlisted, while candidates applying for MMS courses, can directly get into the college if they get the required percentile. Furthermore, the top management institutes such as JBIMS, SIMSREE etc, students are expected to score 300+ in the exam.
A candidate should get the following scores in each section to get an overall score of 250.
|Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation||71|
The following table will show you a score to percentile conversion.
|Percentile||Score out of (400)|
Selection of candidates to institutes accepting CMAT 2020 score is a multilayered process. Candidates have to go through the following steps:
NTA clearly defines the eligibility criteria to appear for the CMAT 2020. Mentioned below are the essential specifications candidates need to understand before applying for the next session, failing to fulfill which their candidature can get cancelled:
The registration process for CMAT 2020 generally begins in the first week of November and is available for a month duration. Six simple steps are to be followed to complete the CMAT 2020 application Process. Applicants should keep in mind to have a valid and functioning E-mail Id and Phone Number before beginning the CMAT 2020 registration process.
Visit the official NTA CMAT website ntacmat.ac.in and create an account using valid email Id and Contact Number. Prefer using Internet Explorer version 11 or above or Mozilla Firefox version 50 to 61 or Google Chrome version 50 to 69while filling the CMAT 2020 Application form to avoid any inconvenience.
A new page will open where candidates have to enter their personal information like Date of Birth, Name etc. After which candidates will receive their 12 digit Registration number which should be noted for further use. Next step is to provide academic details and qualifications. Verify the details mentioned before final submission as the form will not reopen for editing.
A Recent, cloured, Clear, front looking passport size photograph needs to be uploaded with the CMAT 2020 Application Form. In addition to this Candidates need to upload their signature as well. The photograph and signature should match the Identity documents candidates wish to provide as a proof at the exam center. Below are the tabulated details for the same:
|Photograph||10kb - 200 kb||JPG/JPEG|
|Signature||4 kb - 30 kb||JPG/JPEG|
NTA provides the facility to pay CMAT 2020 registration fee in both online and offline mode. Candidates can remit the fees through Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card/ UPI ID or by depositing Cash at any SBI branch. An e-challan is generated for the same, candidates can produce it in the nearest SBI branch and pay the fee in cash.
CMAT 2020 application fee is varied depending on the reservation category of the candidate and their gender. Mentioned below are the fee requirements:
Candidates have the liberty to fill 4 Exam Centers as per their choice of preference from the list of Exam centers provided by NTA. After the application fee is paid, a confirmation page will appear. Applicants must make sure they download this confirmation page (If possible keep a print copy of it). In case no confirmation message is received candidates should immediately contact the CMAT helpdesk.
|Reservation Category||Gender||Fees (INR)|
|General, OBC,EWS||Male , Female||1000|
CMAT 2020 question paper is divided into 4 sections, each carrying equal number of questions and marks. NTA has not introduced any changes in the CMAT 2020 paper pattern. 25 questions are asked in each section carrying 4 marks. There is no sectional time limit, candidates can attempt the paper in any order they want.
|Number of Sections||4 (Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness)|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Examination Duration of CMAT 2020||180 Minutes|
|Shifts of Examination||2 (9.30 am-12.30 pm and 2.30 pm-5:30 pm)|
|Total Number of Questions||100|
|Total Marks Allotted||400|
|Type of Questions||Objective (MCQ Based)|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for Correct Answer -1 for Incorrect Answer|
|Medium of Examination||English|
The following table will help you identify the similarities and differences between CMAT 2020 and CAT examinations.
|Basis of Distinction||CMAT 2020||CAT|
|Duration||180 minutes||180 minutes|
|Number of Questions||100||100|
|Level of Difficulty||Moderate||High|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for every correct answer; -1 for an incorrect answer||+3 for every correct answer; -1 for an incorrect answer|
Every section in CMAT 2020 has an equal number of questions that is 25, what varies is the weightage of topics in each section. A stark resemblance exists between CMAT 2020 and CAT syllabus, barring some of the changes. Section wise detailed syllabus of CMAT 2020 is jotted down below for candidates to have a thorough look and prepare accordingly:
Quants syllabus for CMAT 2020 is quite vast in nature, a planned approach to cover the important topics should be undertaken.
|Pipes and Cisterns||Simple Interest and Compound Interest||Time-Speed-Distance|
|Probability||Alligation & Mixtures||Profit and Loss|
|Permutations & Combinations||Percentages||Work and Time|
|In-equations||Quadratic and linear equations||Mensuration|
|Ratio and Proportion||Line||Pie Chart, Bar Chart|
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation are two separate sections in the CMAT 2020 question paper. Hence an in depth approach to prepare Reasoning is required.
|Analytical Reasoning||Analogy Test||Direction and Distance Test|
|Linear Arrangements||Blood Relationship Tests||Ranking Tests|
|Statements and Arguments||Coding and Decoding||Statements Assumptions|
|Sequencing||Inferences||Statements and Conclusion|
|Matrix Arrangements||Non-Verbal Reasoning||Symbol Based Problems|
|Number Series||Cause and Effects||-|
Language comprehension section of CMAT 2020 has two sub sections: Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension. 25 questions are asked combining both the sections together.
|Reading Comprehension||English Usage Errors||Synonyms|
|English Grammar||Paragraph Completion||Antonyms|
|Jumbled Para||One-word Substitution||Sentence Improvement|
Along with the static General Knowledge portion, syllabus for General awareness in CMAT 2020 also comprises National and International Current Affairs.
|Current Affairs of National and International Economy||Economics||Culture|
|Personalities in News||Sports News||Science in the Everyday Life|
Let's have a look at the necessary study material required to prepare holistically for CMAT 2020. On a general note, the recommended books for CMAT overlap with the one referred for CAT as well. THis is because the syllabus for most of the management exams is the same especially when it comes to Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Language skills. CMAT 2020 has an additional section on General Awareness which distincts it from the Common admission test.
|Books for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation|
|Quantum for Admissions to IIMs||Sarvesh K Verma|
|How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive EXaminations||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Dr RS Aggarwal|
|Books for Logical Reasoning|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning||Arun Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation||Nishit K Sinha|
|Books for Language Comprehension|
|How to prepare for Verbal Ability||Arun Sharma|
|Pearson guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Nishit K Sinha|
|Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for MBA Exams||TIME|
|A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||Dr RS Aggarwal|
Some exclusive CMAT 2020 Preparation Books are also available in the market like CMAT by S.K Sinha, S Satyanarayan and JS Rana. For General Awareness, applicants must refer to certain Newspapers and Journals like:
There are a number of coaching centers that helped students prepare for CMAT 2020.
|City||CMAT 2020 Coaching Centers|
|Delhi||Endeavor Careers Private Limited Brilliant Academy of Learning|
|Chennai||Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt Ltd. (T.I.M.E)|
|Kolkata||Erudite Educational Center|
|Ahmedabad||Expert Educare Pvt. Ltd|
Candidates have to mention their exam center preferences (upto 4) while filling out the application form. CMAT 2020 is conducted in over 150 cities across India. Test centers are alloted by the authorities based on first cum first serve basis and number of applicants. Candidates are advised to fill their application form to the earliest in order to get the center of their preference and avoid inconvenience. Here is the complete list of CMAT 2020 exam centers with their codes:
|Andaman and Nicobar||Port Blair||AN01|
|Himachal Pradesh||Bilaspur(Himachal Pradesh)||HP01|
|Jammu And Kashmir||Jammu||JK02|
|Srinagar (J & K)||JK04|
Exam Center details are mentioned clearly on Candidates CMAT Admit Card. NTA, the conducting body of the exam does not entertain any request regarding change of exam center. Once allotted , they are not subject to any change.
NTA released Admit Card for CMAT 2020 on December 24 on the official website cmat.nta.nic.in, candidates can download the same by logging into their portal till the day of the exam. Needless to mention that a printed copy of the CMAT 2020 admit card is to be produced at the exam hall. In case candidates are having errors in downloading the admit card due to password issues, they can use the option “Forgot Password”.
A thorough check of the admit card should be done to ensure that details (personal, reservation category, date, venue etc) are correct and clear. Photograph and Signature should be clearly visible as well. In case of discrepancy, candidates can contact the helpdesk.
|0120-3946612 between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm or email at the following firstname.lastname@example.org|
Ques. Is there any age limit criteria for CMAT exams?
Ans. No, there is no age limit criteria for CMAT exams.
Ques. What are the registration fees for CMAT 2020?
Ans. The registration fees for CMAT 2020 is as follows:
|General/ Non-creamy Layer OBC||Male - INR 1600; Female - INR 1000|
|Gen-EWS OBC (NCL)||1000|
|SC/ST/PWD||Male - 800; Female - 700|
|0120-3946612 between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm or email at the following email@example.com|
Ques. Can I pay the CMAT exam fees via Cheque, Demand Draft or Cash?
Ans. No, CMAT exam fees can only be paid via online mode through debit or credit card, net banking and so on.
Ques. What are the details provided in the CMAT Admit Card?
Ans. The details provided in the CMAT Admit Card are photograph, name, signature, CMAT roll number, test date, exam address and so on.
Ques. If I fail to appear for my examinations after registration, will I get a refund?
Ans. No, you will not be refunded the fees paid.