AICTE is conducting Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for equipping institutions to select eligible students for admission in all MBA and PGDM courses approved by AICTE since 2012-13. CMAT will be held twice in a year in every March and September. Prior to the tests, candidates will be informed through leading news papers and the AICTE website. The tests held in 2013 (September) and 2014 (February) will be valid for admissions in 2014-15. If a student writes both the exams the best score shall be placed for admission purposes.

All graduates and final year students of BBA/BCom/BTech/BA/ or any other course, can apply for the CMAT. Application can be made online through the AICTE website:

The test fee structure is as given below. Fee can be deposited online using net banking or Challan (available for download from the AICTE website) and cash paid in any of the branches of State Bank of India.

 Important Dates for CMAT 2014-15 (Next Test)

Registration window opens on 01.11.2013
Last Date for Online Registration 02.01.2014
Admit Card download date 05-02-2014
CMAT 2014-15 Exam Window 20-02-2014 to 24-02-2014
Test Timings in India 9.30 am – 12.30 pm 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Computer based test in Foreign Countries On 29.09.20139.30 am – 12.30 pm2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Declaration of result 14-03-2014
Print out of Score Cards 14-03-2014 – 13-04-2014

Test Fee


CMAT 2014-15 (Feb. Test) for any test centre in India

 Rs.1200 + Bank charges as applicable

 Rs.600 + Bank charges as

CMAT 2014-15 (Feb. Test) for any test centre in Foreign Countries

 $125+ Bank charges as applicable

Mode of Payment

Net Banking / Credit / Debit


Online through

Cash Payment

(Only for payment in Rs for

appearing in test in India)

Through challan generated online

and Cash deposited in any branch

of State Bank of India in India

Test Venues

Following are the cities where  CMAT tests will be conducted. For later tests more centres may be added and some of these centres may be deleted.

Agartala Dhanbad Kochi
Ahmadabad Dharwad Kolhapur Pune
Allahabad Durgapur Kolkata Rajkot
Amravati Davangere Mangalore Raipur
Amritsar Gurgaon Kozhikode Ranchi
Bhuj Guwahati Lucknow Shimla
Aurangabad Gwalior Ludhiana Siliguri
Bangalore Hyderabad Meerut Srinagar
Bareilly Indore Mumbai Surat
Bhopal Jabalpur Mysore
Bhubaneswar Jaipur Nagpur Trivandrum
Chandigarh Jammu Nasik Udaipur
Chennai Jamshedpur Noida Vadodara
Coimbatore Gulbarga Panaji Varanasi
Dehradun Jodhpur Patna Visakhapatnam
Delhi Kanpur Navi Mumbai

The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the students through central counseling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure. In case there is no central counseling, scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved institutes / university departments.


Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before
commencement of admission for 2014 can apply for CMAT online.
Note: In case of foreign nationals the eligibility will be as per recognition
and equivalence standards notified by Association of Indian

Examination Pattern

The examination patters of CMAT will be as follows:-

Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Quantitative Techniques &

Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness



Negative marks are there for wrong answers (1 mark will be deducted).

Duration of exam is 3 hours.

No marks will be awarded/ deducted for unattended questions . AICTE has created a mock test in the website for all CMAT aspirants. It is good for the candidates to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.

At the test centre, all candidates will be provided with a computer terminal and also a scratch paper for rough work, it should kept there after the test. No other things will be allowed inside the exam hall. There will not be any break for refreshment.


  • The link will be Online from 1st Dec., 2013- 2nd Jan., 2014 on website []
  • You can choice of “Three” dates and “Three” cities of India for  examination
    in the order of preference.
  • You allotment will be based on first come first served basis. Actual
    time allotment  will be based on availability of the slots in
    a given city.

Admission Process

  • Detailed merit list will be given to the  State Governments for allotment  through central counseling or otherwise as per  the State’s notified admission procedure existing.
  •  In case there is no central counseling, Scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved Institutes/University Departments.

Information Sources

E-mail Id :

Helpline number :
Phone support availability: 2nd July, 2013 to 20th November, 2013
Fax Number: 2013 (24X7)
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