CMAT Entrance Exam

CMAT EXAM Overview

Common Management Admission Test, CMAT 2024 is an MBA/PGDM entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) every year to shortlist aspirants for the top MBA colleges of India. Approximately 70000-100000 students appear for the CMAT exam which is generally conducted in the month of March.

Candidates are informed that the CMAT exam registration is open from 16th February 2024 and will last till mid-March 2024. This year, NTA will most likely conduct the CMAT exam by the end April 2024. JIMS Rohini Sec-5 accepts the score of CMAT exam besides other MBA entrance exam such as CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, and GMAT.

In this article, you will find CMAT exam pattern, Syllabus, tips to download the CMAT Admit card, some quick last minute tips to prepare for the CMAT exam, CMAT Result and expected cut-off for Admission, and CMAT Selection Criteria at JIMS Rohini.

CMAT Exam Eligibility CMAT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are required to refer to the CMAT eligibility conditions before registering for the MBA entrance exam. Read on to find CMAT eligibility criteria here:-

  • Candidates scoring at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in their Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for CMAT 2023.
  • CMAT eligibility stipulates ‘No Age Bar’ to appear for the aspirants
CMAT Exam Pattern CMAT Exam Pattern

CMAT exam is conducted in Computer Based format at the designated test centers. Candidates can check the CMAT 2024 exam details as mentioned below which states about exam duration, exam section, time limit, number and type of questions to expect in exam and the CMAT exam marking scheme.

CMAT Exam Pattern


Exam Duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Exam Mode


Exam Sections

5 (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Exam Sectional time limit


No. of Questions

100 (20 questions per section)

Type of Questions

MCQs (Objective-type)

Marking Scheme

Correct answer: 4 marks

Incorrect answer: -1 mark

No. of Test Cities


Application Form Fee

INR 2,000/- (General Category)

INR 1,000/- (General Category Female)

CMAT Exam Syllabus CMAT Exam Syllabus

CMAT Syllabus is important point of reference to prepare for the exam. Candidates can prepare for the following topics to score a high percentile in the exam:

CMAT Syllabus

Important Topics

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Arithmetic, Modern Math, Number System Algebra, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Geometry

Logical Reasoning

Data Charts, Data Tables, Bar Graphs, Venn Diagrams, Seating arrangement, Team formation, Clocks & Calendars

Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability

Reading Comprehension, Long & Short Passages Jumbled Paragraphs; Para-summary, Out of context sentence from a jumbled paragraph

General Awareness and Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Current GK (National and International events)

Business & Economics (Fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, Repo Rate,

Devaluation and up valuation of Rupee) 

Important Personalities

Constitutional of India

Currency and Capitals of the countries

States of India

International Organizations

Monetary and fiscal tools

CMAT Preparation Tips CMAT Preparation Tips

With several MBA entrance exams lined up, it required candidates to be focused towards exam-tailored strategy to crack the CMAT entrance exam. Unlike CAT exam, CMAT exam 2024 is loaded with a General Knowledge section comprising 20 questions of 80 marks. Overall the candidate has to clear the CMAT exam cut-off to be eligible for admission.

Here are some tips that will be instrumental for your CMAT exam preparation strategy. In a period of 2 months, it is practically possible for an aspirant to crack CMAT exam will a decent percentile. Take a look at some handy tips that will come through for you:

Self-Study is the Key – Self-study is the stepping stone to success. The right set of books and study material is the core of MBA exam preparation.

Seek Help from Coaching Centers – There are several expert MBA coaching services that teach aspirants in both classroom mode and online mode. You can enrol for the CMAT coaching classes to score a high percentile in the CMAT exam.

Don’t forget CMAT Previous Year Papers – To gain understanding about the type of questions, difficulty level of the exam, candidates are advised to practice from the CMAT previous year papers.

Read ToppersStories – Read the interviews of the CMAT toppers and know their success formulae to score a 100 percentile in the CMAT exam.

Attempt Multiple Mock Tests – Last but not the least, it is important to practice at least 20-30 CMAT mock tests before you make the final move. It will help you assess your speed to attempt the questions and will galvanise your mind to the expected level of difficulty in the exam.

CMAT Cutoff CMAT Result and Expected Cutoff

This year, CMAT Result is announced in online mode at the official CMAT website Candidates are required to download the CMAT Scorecard 2024 to apply for admission to PGDM programs.

The CMAT scorecard displays following details about the Candidate:-

  • Candidate’s Name, Address, Photograph, Date of Birth, Email ID
  • CMAT Registration number
  • Candidate’s Category – General/OBC/SC-ST
  • Candidate’s Gender – Male/Female
  • Date & Time of CMAT exam
  • CMAT Exam Rank
  • Overall CMAT 2024 Scaled Score and overall Percentile score

Please note that for admission to the B-school, CMAT scorecard remains valid for a period of only 1 year, after which the validity of the CMAT scorecard expires.

CMAT Selection Criteria CMAT Selection Criteria at JIMS Rohini

JIMS Rohini provides admission to the PGDM, PGDM (IB) and PGDM (RM) program on the basis of following four parameters:-



Entrance Test


Performance in Qualifying Exams



Personal Interview (PI)


Group Discussion (GD)




A candidate must possess Valid Score of CMAT exam if appeared in the CMAT 2024 entrance exam.

The CMAT cut-off for JIMS Rohini Sector-5 is mentioned as under:






80 Percentile

60 Percentile

60 Percentile

All the Best!