CMAT stands for the Common Management Admissions Test. It is a national-level MBA admission test , conducted by NTA ( National Testing Agency ). Since its introduction in 2011, a lot of (erstwhile) very popular state entrance exams have stopped conducting their own tests and instead use CMAT as the basis of the selection process. The list would include the likes of RMAT, UPCET etc.

CMAT 2022 was conducted on 9 April 2022. It is a computer based test(CBT). CMAT 2023 registration has begun, the last date to apply for the same is 6 March 2023.

CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Section No. of questions Max Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20 80
Logical Reasoning 20 80
Language Comprehension 20 80
General Awareness 20 80
Innovation & Entrepreneurship 20 80
Total 100 400

There is negative marking for wrong answers, For each correct answer,4 marks are awarded. For each wrong answer 1 mark would be deducted.

  • Duration of the exam will be 180 minutes

Important Dates

  • Registration: 13th Feb, 2023 to 6th March, 2023
  • Application form correction window: 7th - 9th March, 2023
  • Exam Date: To be announced


The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's Degree, whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2023-24, can also apply for CMAT-2023. The candidate must be a citizen of India. There is no age restriction for appearing in CMAT - 2023.