CMAT 2022: NTA has released CMAT Result 2022 on April 29, 2022, on the official website cmat.nta.nic.in. CMAT Scorecard 2022 can be downloaded by entering the application number, date of birth, and a security pin. For the first time, CMAT scorecard mentions only the rank and scores but no percentile. Check CMAT Result 2022
CMAT 2022 score will be accepted by 1000+ AICTE-approved colleges across the country. Candidates can now use collegedunia’s CMAT 2022 College Predictor to get the list of eligible MBA colleges based on their CMAT 2022 scores. CMAT 2022 Cut Off score for top colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, and GIM is expected to be above 320.
51144 candidates appeared for CMAT 2022 exam conducted on April 9, 2022. As per test-takers, the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. The Quant and DI section was rated the toughest of all the sections with 4-5 tricky questions. Also, the students reported that LR questions were easy and less time-consuming. Overall, the paper was doable in 180 minutes. Check detailed CMAT 2022 Exam Analysis
What is CMAT Exam? CMAT stands for Common Management Aptitude Test. CMAT is among the top national-level MBA entrance exams of India conducted by NTA to provide admission to MBA/ PGDM courses. NTA has been conducting CMAT exam since 2018, as before this the exam was being held by AICTE as per the instructions of the Government of India. Based on CMAT 2022 result, candidates can seek admission to MBA/ PGDM courses offered by top AICTE-approved business schools across the country like JBIMS, PUMBA, SIMSREE.
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|CMAT 2021 Question Paper with Solutions PDF||CMAT 2020 Question Paper with Solutions PDF|
|CMAT 2019 Question Paper with Solutions PDF||CMAT 2018 Question Paper with Solutions PDF|
|Events||CMAT 2022 Exam Dates|
|Release of Official Notification||February 16, 2022|
|CMAT Registration Begins||February 16, 2022|
|Last Day to Apply for CMAT 2022||March 17, 2022|
|CMAT Form Correction||March 19 to 21, 2022|
|CMAT Admit Card Download Begins||April 6, 2022|
|CMAT 2022 Exam||April 9, 2022 (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)|
|CMAT 2022 Result Declaration||April 29, 2022|
|CMAT 2022 Merit List Declaration||May 2022|
|CMAT 2022 Counselling Begins||June 2022|
|CMAT Full form||Common Management Aptitude Test|
|CMAT Exam Conducting Body||NTA|
|CMAT Exam Level||National|
|CMAT Exam Mode||Online|
|Number of Questions||100 MCQs|
|Number of Sections in CMAT exam||5|
|CMAT Exam Syllabus||Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Quant & DI, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship|
|CMAT Exam Duration||180 minutes|
|Mode of CMAT Application Form||Online|
|Number of Attempts||No Restriction|
|CMAT Official Website||cmat.nta.nic.in|
Based on the initial reaction of CMAT 2022 test-takers, the exam was moderately difficult. The questions asked in the General Awareness section were less focussed on current affairs and were of moderate difficulty. Quant & DI was reported to be tougher than the last year with a few time-consuming questions. Logical Reasoning and Language Comprehension sections were easy to moderate with not more than 2-3 tricky questions.
|Name of the Section||Total No. of Questions||Total Marks||Good Attempt||Difficulty Level|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||20||80||16-17||Moderate|
|Innovation & Entrepreneurship||20||80||15-17||Moderate|
NTA has released the category and gender-wise statistics of the number of candidates registered and appeared. 58956 candidates had registered for CMAT 2022 and only 51144 appeared. The exam was conducted at 457 test centers spread across 124 test cities in India.
Gender and category-wise number of CMAT 2022 applicants are given below:
Gender and category-wise number of CMAT 2022 test-takers are given below:
CMAT 2022 Result has been announced by NTA on April 29, 2022. CMAT Result is released in the form of a scorecard containing the overall score, sectional scores, and the AIR of the candidate. Candidates can download CMAT answer key and scorecard from the official website by entering their login credentials. The steps to view and download CMAT scorecard are:
CMAT College Predictor designed by Collegedunia aids CMAT test-takers in assessing their chances of getting into top MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores for admission like JBIMS, PUMBA Pune, SIMSREE, & IMT Nagpur. CMAT College predictor is based on an advanced algorithm and analyzes the cut offs of past years to help you find the most suitable colleges based on CMAT score or percentile details entered by you. Candidates can also shortlist the best options by using specific filters like the preferred city, state, or course. Check CMAT College Predictor
NTA does not conduct any centralized selection process for admission to MBA/ PGDM programs offered by 1000+ AICTE approved colleges based on CMAT exam scores. Every participating college releases its CMAT cut off after the declaration of results and conducts its own CMAT selection process for MBA admissions. CMAT Selection process includes Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interviews (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds, based on which the final admission list is prepared.
Candidates need to present the following documents at the time of CMAT Counselling:
Each participating college of CMAT releases its own CMAT Score for Admission. CMAT cut off for top MBA colleges like JBIMS, Goa Institute of Management, XISS, SIMSREE is usually around 95 to 99 percentile.
Check CMAT Score vs Percentile.
CMAT 2022 sectional cut off is the minimum score you need to score in order to clear CMAT 2022 and secure a seat in an AICTE approved Management College. Here are the projected cut offs for CMAT 2022, section wise:
|Section||CMAT 2022 Sectional Cut Off (Expected)|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||50|
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship||40|
|Institute Name||CMAT Cut off|
|Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai||99.99|
|Goa Institute of Management, Goa||99.8|
|K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai||99.20|
|We School Mumbai||99.06|
|Pune University Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA DMS)||96.42|
|MET Institute of Management, Mumbai||97.27|
|Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore||90|
|Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi||85|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida||82|
|IFIM Business School, Bangalore||85|
|Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai||85|
|Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi||75|
|Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune||75|
|Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore||85|
|Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad||70|
|PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore||75|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow||60|
|School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin||75|
|Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune||60|
|Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai||60|
|Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad||60|
|Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior||84|
|Pune University Department of Management Studies, Pune||60|
|Lovely Professional University (MBA), Phagwara||80|
Several reputed B-Schools all over India accept CMAT scores for granting admissions. The top CMAT Participating colleges are tabulated below.
|Top Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores|
|JBIMS Mumbai: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies||N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai|
|SIMSREE Mumbai: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education||Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM|
|PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune||GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management|
|IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University||SIMSR Mumbai: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research|
|Xavier Business School (XBS), St Xavier’s University, Kolkata||Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research|
Candidates who meet the below-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria can apply for CMAT 2022 exam:
Check detailed CMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
CMAT 2022 Application Form Correction window is open from March 17 to 19, 2022. Candidates who have submitted their application form and fee can edit their contact & personal details, exam city preferences, documents uploaded, and academic details. CMAT form correction is a one-time facility, so make the changes accordingly before final submission. No changes will be allowed later. Steps to correct CMAT 2022 application form are mentioned below:
Around 80000+ students register every year for CMAT exam and on average, about 80% appear for the exam. Given below are the statistics of CMAT test takers and applicants for the exam conducted on March 31, 2021.
CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern has been revised by NTA. CMAT 2022 exam will consist of 5 sections; Language Comprehensions, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship (introduced in 2021 as an optional subject).
|Section||Number of questions|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||20|
|Innovation & Entrepreneurship (optional)||20|
For more details regarding the type of question asked, the most important questions asked in a section, the difficulty level of questions, comparison with CAT questions, and other facts, Check the detailed CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern
CMAT Marking scheme has not been changed for the 2022 session. The marking scheme for the CMAT 2022 is given below for your reference:
|For Every Correct Response||+4|
|For Every Wrong Response||-1|
|For Unattempted Question||0|
It is highly probable that no significant changes would be made to CMAT 2022 Syllabus and the syllabus would be the same as that of the previous CMAT exams. The section-wise CMAT Syllabus is provided below:
|Language Comprehension||Jumbled Paragraphs, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, Sentence Correction, Paragraph Completion, \ Idioms and Phrases, English Usage Errors, Sentence Improvement, One-word substitution, Synonyms, Antonyms, Phrases|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||Number Systems, Fraction and Decimals, Geometry, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Tabulation, Partnership, Simple Interest, and Compound Interest Probability, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Mensuration, Averages, Work and Time, Graph, Ratios and Proportion of Line, Pipes and Cisterns, Time-Speed-Distance, Allegations and Mixtures, Permutations and Combinations, Algebra Pie Chart, Bar Charts|
|Logical Reasoning||Analytical Reasoning, Statement Assumptions, Analogy Test, Inferences, Statement Arguments, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Cause and Effects, Statement and Conclusion, Blood Relationship, Symbol Based Problems, Sequencing, Matrix Arrangements, Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Direction and Distance Test, Ranking Tests|
|General Awareness||Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Personalities in News, Indian Constitution, Sports News, Trade Awareness, Politics, History, Culture, Geography, Economics, Sports Science in Everyday Life|
|Innovation & Entrepreneurship||Budget & Economic Survey, Business & Corporate affairs, New Investments & Schemes, Important Events, Policies related to Entrepreneurship and Business Promotion, Startups Ecosystem, Banking Regulation & Reforms, International Organizations, General Economy, and Current Affairs|
Ques. What to do if there is a discrepancy in the admit card for CMAT 2022?
Ans. In case of a discrepancy in your CMAT admit card 2022, you can contact NTA CMAT customer support via email or phone. The email id for contact is firstname.lastname@example.org. The helpline numbers are- 011-69227700 and 011-40759000.
Ques. Do IIMs accept CMAT scores for MBA admissions?
Ans. No, IIMs only accept CAT scores for MBA admissions. However, CMAT score is accepted by other top non-IIM colleges like JBIMS Mumbai, GIM Goa, XISS Ranchi, KJ Somaiya, PUMBA Pune, etc.
Ques. What is considered a good score in CMAT?
Ans. Based on previous year cut off trends, CMAT score above 250 is considered good for getting admission to top MBA colleges including ITM Navi Mumbai, JBIMS Mumbai, We School, MET Mumbai, XISS Ranchi, Acharya Business School, etc.
Ques. Will NTA provide a form correction facility for CMAT 2022?
Ans. Yes, NTA has opened the form correction window for CMAT 2022 on March 19, 2022. The application form correction facility will be available only till March 21, 2022 (11:50 pm).
CMAT 2022 is expected to be conducted in February 2022, thus there is ample time for one to prepare rigorously to get admission into a good college. So, if you have decided to start preparing for the upcoming CMAT exam, here are some tips to help you out.
Decide on a CMAT Participating College as a Goal
Preparing without a goal isn't fruitful, one must decide on a college from the list of top CMAT Participating Colleges. Some of the most popular and reputed institutes of India accepting admissions on the basis of CMAT scores are:
Choose the Best Books for CMAT Preparation
One can either decide to self-study or seek the assistance of a coaching center, online or offline, for CMAT exam preparation. In any case, the list of books given below can prove beneficial for the preparation for CMAT exam. For a comprehensive list of the books helpful for preparation, Check CMAT Preparation Books
|Name of the Book||Author|
|3 Edge Advantage Series: CMAT Practice Sets||Ayush Gupta, Diwakar Sharma, Ashwani, R.K. Behl|
|Complete Reference Manual for CMAT||S.K. Sinha, S.Satyanarayana, Col. J.S. Rana|
|MBA Solved Papers (All Management Exams)||Gautam Puri|
|CMAT Exam Guide 2016||RPH Editorial Board|
|CMAT Entrance Guide that contains 5 mock tests||Disha Experts|
|Study Package for CMAT||Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay|
Plan Your Study
This is the first and the most important step to prepare for CMAT exam. Every candidate must plan and allocate their time to studies and stick to the plan. Allot the time according to the difficulty level of the sections and the time taken to prepare for it. During CMAT exam preparation, candidates must make sure that they cover every section. All the hours and days before the exam must be organized according to CMAT 2022 Syllabus.
|CMAT Quant & DI Preparation Tips||CMAT Logical Reasoning Preparation Tips||CMAT Verbal Ability Preparation Tips|
Solve Mock Tests and Previous Years Question papers:
The candidate must solve as many CMAT sample papers and mock tests as possible for CMAT Preparation. These tests will help the candidate familiarize themselves with their weaknesses as well as their strengths. One must start with weekly or bi-weekly tests and then go ahead with daily tests and manage the time accordingly for each section.
Observe the previous year Cut Off scores required for the Institute
The aspirants must be clear about the marks needed to gain admission into the selected college. For this purpose, he can refer to the previous years’ CMAT Cut Off Scores.
Revise the topics you have studied in a week during the next week and make notes of the important topics and mistakes. This helps in covering all the topics of CMAT Syllabus. Gradual and regular revision makes the candidates familiar with the types of questions and CMAT exam pattern. It helps the candidates to get disciplined about their CMAT 2022 preparation strategy. Hence, a regular revision will increase accuracy and will ultimately boost confidence.
For more detailed preparation tips and study plans covering each aspect of the exam, Check CMAT 2022 Preparation Tips
For understanding the pattern and difficulty level of the questions in CMAT exam, it is extremely important to solve CMAT Sample Papers.
Time Management is the key to clearing any exam. Candidates must solve CMAT Question Papers to improve their accuracy and efficiency. It is advisable to solve CMAT Previous Year Papers and Sample papers alternatively to get a better understanding of the difficulty level and the variety of questions.
Download CMAT Previous Year Papers
CMAT Admit Card 2022 will be issued to the successfully registered candidates 1-2 weeks after the closure of CMAT Application window. It is mandatory to carry the admit card for CMAT exam to the exam hall on the day of the exam. Important details like the name and application number of the candidate, exam center, time, and venue, etc. will be mentioned on CMAT Admit cards. Read more
CMAT 2022 Exam will be conducted in 245+ exam centers located across 153+ major cities of India. Candidates will be able to choose up to 4 CMAT test cities during CMAT 2022 registration, which is expected to begin in the month of November 2021. Check the complete list of CMAT Exam centers
CMAT 2022 application form was released online on Feb 16, 2022. The salient features of CMAT 2022 Application Process are mentioned below:
Ques. When will CMAT 2022 Result be declared?
Ans. CMAT 2022 result has been declared on April 29, 2022, on the official NTA website- cmat.nta.nic.in. The result is announced in the form of a scorecard. Candidates can download CMAT Scorecard 2022 by entering the application number, date of birth, and a security pin.
Ques. What are the expected sectional Cut Offs for CMAT 2022?
Ans. The expected sectional cutoffs for CMAT 2022 based on the previous year are:
|Section||Expected Cut Off|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||50|
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship||40|
Ques. Are CMAT Scores accepted by KJ Somaiya, Mumbai?
Ans. Yes, CMAT exam scores are accepted by KJ Somaiya, Mumbai. CMAT exam scores are also accepted by some of the other top colleges in the country like:
Ques. How many times is CMAT exam conducted every year?
Ans. CMAT exam is conducted once every year usually in the month of March/ April. This year also CMAT 2022 was held in a single shift on April 9, 2022.
Ques. What are the top colleges providing admission on the basis of CMAT scores?
Ans. The top CMAT score accepting colleges are -
|JBIMS, Mumbai||N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai|
|SIMSREE (Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education), Mumbai||Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), Chennai|
|SIMSR, Mumbai||Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research|
|IPE, Hyderabad||PUMBA, Pune|
Ques. Is CMAT exam tougher than other MBA exams like CAT?
Ans. CMAT exam is not as difficult as CAT exam. CMAT is of moderate difficulty and it will be easier for candidates preparing for other management competitive exams like CAT and XAT.
Ques. Are 4 months enough to prepare for CMAT exam?
Ans. 4 months is a considerable amount of time to prepare for CMAT exam if you are able to devote around 6-7 hours every day. CMAT preparation involves clearing basic concepts, practicing questions from important topics of CMAT syllabus, and attempting at least 20-25 mock tests and sample papers.
Ques. Who conducts CMAT exam?
Ans. CMAT exam is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) since 2018. Before this, the test was conducted by AICTE as per the instructions of the Government of India.
Ques. What are the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for CMAT exam?
Ans. Candidates must fulfill the basic minimum eligibility mentioned below to apply for CMAT:
Ques. What is the duration of CMAT exam?
Ans. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes for attempting 100 MCQs divided equally into 5 sections. There is no sectional time limit.
Ques. How many questions are asked in CMAT exam?
Ans. The total number of questions in CMAT 2022 exam are 100. These 100 questions are divided into 5 sections with each section comprising 20 questions.
Ques. What is the application fee for CMAT 2022?
Ans. The category-wise CMAT Application fee 2022 is:
Ques. What are the sections of CMAT 2022 Syllabus?
Ans. The CMAT 2022 Syllabus consists of the following sections:
|Section||Number of Questions|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||20|
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship||20|
Ques. What are CMAT 2022 exam centers?
Ans. CMAT 2022 will be held in more than 140+ CMAT Exam Centres across India, the popular centers of which are -
Ques. What are the best offline coachings to prepare for CMAT 2022?
Ans. The best offline coachings to prepare for CMAT 2022 are -
|City||CMAT Coaching Center|
|Delhi||Endeavor Careers Pvt. Ltd|
|Brilliant Academy of Learning|
|Chennai||Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.)|
|Kolkata||Erudite Educational Centre|
|Ahmedabad||Expert Educare Pvt. Ltd|
Ques. What are some good books for CMAT exam preparation?
Ans. Some good books for CMAT 2022 preparation are -
|Name of the Book||Author|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||R S Aggarwal|
|Quantum CAT||S K Verma|
|How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|How to Prepare for VARC for CAT||Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay|
Ques. What are the best online coachings to prepare for CMAT 2022?
Ans. The best online coachings to prepare for CMAT 2022 are -
|City||CMAT Coaching Center|
|Catking||T.I.M.E 4 Education|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.
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Hi Animesh, percentile is calculated on the basis of rank secured by the candidate in CMAT. It can be calculated using the formula mentioned below:
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
Hi Chandran, following are the name of the websites on which you may take mock tests:
Hi Raiyan, You may please check this link:- CMAT sample papers
Hi Grishma, CMAT 2019 registration has been already started. For more information please follow the link CMAT Registration 2019.
Yes you can get admission in K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai as its cutoff percentile is 99.20
Hello Shreya, You are not able to download admit card may be because of Poor internet connection . so check your internet connection and try to download admit card again and make sure the details you entered must be correct.
Hello Ishrat, To get information regarding books for preparation you can use this link Books.
Hello Kajal, Yes you are eligible as Final year students are also eligible to appear for CMAT.