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CMAT Counselling 2022: Check Admission Procedure, Dates, Documents Required, Merit List, & Seat Allotment

CMAT Counselling 2022 will begin after the declaration of the results of CMAT 2022 exam tentatively in March 2022. The exam is expected to be conducted in the third week of February 2022. NTA does not conduct a centralized CMAT Counselling process, hence the participating institutes shortlist candidates based on their separate admission policies and selection criteria. The students who secure a qualifying score in CMAT 2022 and clear CMAT Cut Off need to apply to each institute separately and participate in their selection process. Check CMAT Selection Procedure 2022

CMAT Counselling briefly involves the release of the cut off, personal interview, group discussion, and the final selection.CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency every year for admission into some of the top AICTE approved management colleges in India.

CMAT Latest Updates:

  • August 30: CMAT 2022 Registration is expected to start in November 2021. Check here
  • August 25: CMAT exam dates 2022 to be announced with the release of the official notification in October 2021. CMAT Exam Dates

Read the article to know more about the admission process after the declaration of CMAT 2022 Result. 

Counselling Dates

CMAT 2022 Counselling Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
CMAT 2022 February 22, 2022
Declaration of Result  2nd week of March 2022
CMAT Cut Off March/ April 2022
Commencement of CMAT Selection Process 2nd week of April 2022
Important Points

CMAT Counselling 2022: Important Points

CMAT Counselling 2022 varies for every college that accepts CMAT Scores. After the cut off is released for CMAT, each individual college releases the procedure to register for CMAT counselling based on CMAT 2022 scores.

  • Based on CMAT cut off, narrow down the colleges that you can apply for. 
  • Make your preference list of colleges based on the research about the college and reviews given by students and alumni. 
  • Candidates must first apply separately on the official website of the respective colleges for being eligible for CMAT admission process.
  • Some colleges may have personal interviews and group discussions, some colleges might accept admissions based on merit list alone and some colleges may carry out admission based on the candidate's CMAT Scores and Merit List.
counselling Process

CMAT Counselling Process 2022

The CMAT Counselling Process will likely begin from the 2nd week of April 2022. Given below are the three stages in the counselling process.

  • Stage 1: Release of CMAT Scores
  • Stage 2: Release of CMAT Cut Off
  • Stage 3: Group Discussion
  • Stage 4: Written Ability Test or Personal Interview
  • Stage 5: CMAT Final Selection

Release of CMAT Result

The authorities will declare the results of CMAT 2022 tentatively in the 2nd week of March. The results will be declared in the form of a scorecard. Based on the scores, the candidates will be shortlisted for further rounds. Each institute has its own selection procedure and admission policy. The shortlisted students will need to appear for the further selection rounds on the said date.

CMAT Counselling Cut Off

CMAT Counselling process begins after the participating colleges announce their respective CMAT Cut Off. The counselling process is usually different for every college as each follows its individual process of selection. Candidates must register for the respective colleges as per their CMAT Cut off. The Cut off is higher for colleges that offer better education, and for most excellent colleges the general cut off range is above 80.

CMAT Cut Off is affected by the following factors: 

  • The difficulty level of CMAT 2022
  • Number of students appearing for CMAT 2022
  • Number of seats vacant in CMAT Participating Colleges
  • Number of candidates clearing CMAT 2022 Cut Off
  • Reservations - The reservations are 15%, 7.5%, 27%, 5% and 50.5% for SC, ST, OBC(NC), PwD and Gen respectively

Group Discussion Round

  • The shortlisted students will be given a topic for Group Discussion. The topic would be related to current affairs or business situations.
  • Next, groups of about 10 students or more will be made and topics will be assigned for discussion.
  • Each student will be marked based on negotiation skills, encouragement skills, creative and logical thinking, real-life scenarios, closure skills, leadership quality, managerial skills, and initiation skills.

Written Ability Test or Personal Interview

The students who qualify for the group discussion round will be called for either a written ability test or a personal interview. Some institutes may even conduct both.

  • During the interview process, the students will be asked questions related to their personality, academic records, prior work experience, and many more things.
  • The interviewee will score the candidates based on their capability to handle pressure. 
  • The written ability test will be conducted by the authorities to check the writing skills of the candidates. 
  • To excel in the above-mentioned rounds, the students are advised to develop a habit of reading newspapers.

CMAT Final Selection

CMAT Final Selection is done on the basis of several factors such as Merit List, CMAT Cut Off, Number of Vacancies, performance in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview, reservations, and so on. The decision is made by the college and management based on various criteria defined by the college. Selected candidates will be required to come for document submission and verification. They will have to confirm their admission by booking their seat and paying the admission fee.

Documents required for CMAT counselling Process

Documents required for CMAT Counselling Process

Given below are the documents required for CMAT Counselling Process. The candidates need to ensure that they bring along all the mentioned documents.

CMAT scorecard CMAT Admit Card 2022
Class 10 mark sheet and certificate Class 12 mark sheet and certificate
Graduation mark sheet and certificate Date of birth certificate
Valid photo ID issued by the Government of India Permanent Address proof
Caste/PWD certificate ECA certificates or proof of recognition
CMAT Cut Off

CMAT 2022 Cut Off

Name of College CMAT 2022 Cut Off (Tentative)
JBIMS Mumbai 99+
GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management 95+
KSOM, Bhubaneshwar 95+
SIMSREE Mumbai: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education 99+
Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM 95+
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise 90+
SIMSR Mumbai: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research 90+
PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune 90+
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University 90+
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research 85+
IFMR, Chennai 85+
Jaipuria Institute of Management 85+
IMT, Hyderabad & Nagpur 80+
XISS Ranchi: Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi 80+
JIMS Rohini Delhi: Jagan Institute of Management Studies 80+
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad 80+
SDMIMD Mysore: SDM Institute For Management Development 80+
ITM Navi Mumbai 80+
WE School Bangalore: Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research 80+
IFMR, Chennai 80+
Jaipuria Institute of Management 80+
IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai 75+
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida 75+
SCMS Cochin: SCMS Cochin School of Business 75+
GBS Kolkata: Globsyn Business School, Kolkata 75+
NIA Pune: National Insurance Academy 75+
New Delhi Institute of Management - NDIM New Delhi 75+
XIME Chennai: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship 75+
BULMIM New Delhi: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management 70+
VESIM Mumbai: Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies and Research 70+
IIMS Pune: International Institute of Management Studies 60+
EMPI Business School, New Delhi 60+
Jaypee Business School - JBS Noida 60+
CMAT Merit List

CMAT Merit List 2022

CMAT Merit List is released by the NTA on the official website. It will contain all necessary information like CMAT score(overall & sectional), All India Rank(AIR), etc. It can be accessed and downloaded by the candidates online and can be used for admission purposes. 

Instructions for accessing Merit list 2022

  1. Visit the official website of NTA
  2. Click on “Management Exams”, then on “CMAT”.
  3. Search for “CMAT Merit List”.
  4. The Merit List will be displayed in .pdf format
  5. Press Ctrl + F and type your name in the search box as mentioned in the CMAT admit card to check your merit rank.

Alternatively, you can also visit CMAT official domain of NTA directly:

  1. Visit the Official website cmat.nta.ac.in
  2. Search for “CMAT merit list 2022”
  3. The Merit List will be displayed in .pdf format
  4. Ctrl + F and type your name in the search box as mentioned in the CMAT admit card to check your merit rank.
  5. Verify the roll number and check your rank

Click here to know more about CMAT 2022 Merit List 

Top Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores for Admission

Top Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores for Admission

Given below is the list of top MBA colleges in India that will grant admission on the basis of CMAT 2022 Scores:

College/University Programs Offered
ITM, Navi Mumbai PGDM | MBA | Finance | Marketing | Retail Management
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore MBA, Executive
Christ University, Bangalore  MBA Lean Operation and Systems
Doon Business School, Dehradun MBA (International Business | Finance | Human Resource Management | Marketing)
Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida MBA (Aviation Management | Business Analytics | Marketing | Media Management | Finance, etc)
GIBS Business School, Bangalore Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing | Finance | Human Resource Management | Entrepreneurship | Business Analytics, etc.)
GITAM School of International Business MBA (Hospital Management | International Business | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Development | General | Business Analytics)
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai Post Graduate Program in Management (Analytics | AI & Machine Learning) | Finance | Marketing | Human Resources), MBA
Goa Institute of Management, Goa Post Graduate Diploma in Management (General | Healthcare Management | Banking, Financial services & Insurance Management | Big Data Analytics), Fellow Program in Management (FPM), Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam MBA (Economics| Data Science & Information Systems | Operations Management | Finance & Accounting | Strategy Management | Marketing | OB & HR), Executive MBA
Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur MBA (Finance | Human Resource Management | International Business | Marketing | Organizational Behaviour And Human Resource Development, etc)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai Masters in Management MM( Human Resource Development & Management | Information Management), MBA, Masters in Financial Management
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai MBA (Health Care Management | International Business | General | Finance | Human Resource), Executive MBA
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research & Entrepreneurship Education - [SIMSREE], Mumbai MMS, MFM, MMM, PhD
Pune University, Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS) MBA (Finance | Human Resource Management | Marketing | Operations Management | Pharma-Biotech etc), Executive MBA
Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore MBA (Human Resource Management | Finance | Banking Finance and Insurance Services Management | Startups & SMES Management | Marketing), Executive MBA
Calcutta Business School, Kolkata PGDM - Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing | Human Resource Management | Finance | Operation)
EMPI Business School Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Research and Business Analytics | Human Resource Management | General | Advertising Communication), Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Management
Jaipuria Institute of Management Post Graduate Diploma in Management ( General | Marketing | Services Management), FPM
SIES College of Management Studies Post Graduate Program in Management (Finance), MMS ( Finance | Marketing | Human Resource Management | Operations | Systems)
WE School Bangalore: Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research Post Graduate Diploma in Management (General | Healthcare Management | E-Business | Media And Entertainment | Rural Management, etc)
BULMIM New Delhi: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management Post Graduate Diploma in Management( International Business | Marketing | Finance | Human Resource Management | Digital Marketing)
VESIM Mumbai: Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies and Research Post Graduate Diploma in Management( Operations Management | Business Analytics | International Business | Marketing | Human Resource Management), PGDM+MMTSC, Executive MBA, MMS, MBA 
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India - EDII Ahmedabad Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Entrepreneurship | Development Studies), FPM
MSRIM Bangalore: M S Ramaiah Institute of Management MBA( Hospitality Management | Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship | Human Resource Management | Financial Management | Pharma Business Management )
XISS Ranchi: Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Human Resource Management | Marketing | Rural Management | Finance | Information Technology)
XIME Chennai: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance | Human Resource Management | Marketing | Information Technology and Analytics | General Management)
SDMIMD Mysore: SDM Institute For Management Development Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Operations Management | Business Analytics | General | Marketing | Finance), Post Graduate Certificate in Management
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive | Business Analytics | General | Marketing | Finance),
JIMS Rohini Delhi: Jagan Institute of Management Studies Post Graduate Diploma in Management (General | International Business | Retail)
XIME Bangalore: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance | Human Resource Management | Information Technology and Analytics | Marketing | General Management)
BIMTECH Greater Noida: Birla Institute of Management Technology Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance | Human Resource Management | Information Technology and Analytics | Marketing | General Management)
Christ University Bengaluru: Institute of Management MBA (Finance | Human Resource Management | Business Analytics | Marketing | Lean Operation and Systems)
DSIMS Mumbai: Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies Post Graduate Diploma in Management, MMS (Finance | Human Resource Management | Operations | Marketing)
IIMS Pune: International Institute of Management Studies Post Graduate Diploma in Management (General | Retail)
EMPI Business School, New Delhi Post Graduate Program in Supply Chain & Logistics, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Research and Business Analytics | Human Resource Management | General | Advertising Communication), Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Management
Jaypee Business School - JBS Noida MBA (Business Analytics | Finance | Financial Services | Human Resource Management | International Business)
CMAT counselling FAQs

CMAT Counselling 2022 FAQs

Ques. When will CMAT Counselling 2022 commence?

Ans. CMAT counselling 2022 is expected to commence from the 2nd week of April 2022. No official notification has been released as of yet. The candidates are required to visit the website regularly for updates after the conclusion of the examination.

Ques. Who will conduct CMAT Counselling 2022?

Ans. The authorities do not conduct a centralized CMAT 2022 counselling process. The participating institutes conduct their own process for shortlisting candidates. The candidates who qualify CMAT 2022 Cutoff need to apply for each of the participating institutes separately. 

Ques. Do the candidates need to register for each round of CMAT Counselling 2022?

Ans. There is no centralized counselling process for CMAT 2022. The candidates are neither required to register for CMAT counselling nor for its subsequent rounds. The candidates just need to apply to the participating institutes with their CMAT Scores.

Ques. How is CMAT Merit List Prepared?

Ans. CMAT Merit List will allot ranks to the candidates as per the marks obtained by them in the CMAT 2022. More are the marks obtained by the candidate; more good will be the rank.

The percentile score is calculated using the following formula:

Percentile P = ((N - Rank of the candidate)/ N) x 100

(Where P is percentile and N is the total number of candidates who appeared in the exam)

The Scores obtained have been calculated by assigning:

+4 marks for the correct answer

-1 mark for an incorrect answer

0 mark for no answer.

Ques. How much is the fee for CMAT Counselling 2022?

Ans. The students are not required to pay any fee for CMAT counselling 2022 as there is no centralized process. The students need to apply with their CMAT Scores to the desired institutes that will either conduct a personal interview or written test or both for shortlisting candidates. 

Ques. What is the minimum requirement to appear for CMAT Counselling 2022?

Ans. Each participating institute will release its separate cutoffs. The candidates need to qualify to be able to appear for further shortlisting process. The candidates can check the minimum requirement on each institute’s official website.

Ques. Who can apply for CMAT Counselling 2022?

Ans. The candidates who qualify for the cutoff of the participating institutes will be eligible to appear for CMAT counselling 2022. 

Ques. How many rounds will be conducted for CMAT Counselling 2022?

Ans. The institutes either conduct personal interviews, or written tests or both to shortlist the candidates. After the shortlisting process is done, the students are allotted seats in the institute. There are no such specific rounds for CMAT counselling 2022.

Ques. How to register for CMAT Counselling 2022?

Ans. There is no centralized counselling process for CMAT 2022. The candidates need to register at each participating institute with their CMAT 2022 Scores by visiting their official website. The candidates will henceforth, be called for a personal interview or written test. 

Ques. What are the reservation criteria for CMAT?

Ans. The reservations can have a huge impact on the cutoff list of the college that you prefer. The reservation criteria for CMAT is as follows:

  • General - 50.5%
  • Scheduled Tribe - 7.5%
  • Scheduled Caste - 15%
  • Other Backward Castes(Non-Creamy Layer) - 27%
  • People with Disability(PwD) - 5% in each category

Ques. Are candidates supposed to register for CMAT Counselling 2022?

Ans. The authorities do not conduct a centralized CMAT 2022 Counselling process. The participating institutes conduct their own process for shortlisting candidates. The candidates who qualify CMAT 2022 Cutoff need to apply for each of the participating institutes separately. Hence, there is no need for registering for CMAT Counselling 2022. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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