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CMAT 2021

Stalwart Career Institute Common Management Admission Test, popularly known as the CMAT Exam, is an online computer-based test for admission into the top management institutions in the country like IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai, SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai, Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi, etc.It is a national-level admission test conducted in about 61 locations all over the country by the National Testing Agency, India.


1. CMAT 2021 registration begins: 1st November 2020

2. CMAT 2021 registration end: 1st November 2020

3. CMAT 2021 admit card download: 24th December 2020

4. CMAT 2021 Exam date: 24th January 2021

5. CMAT 2021 result date: 5th February 2021


In order to appear for the CMAT 2021 Exam, the candidate must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

1. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree which should be UGC recognized, AICTE approved and Government of India recognized to appear for CMAT 2021.

2. The candidate has to secure a minimum of 50% marks if he belongs to the general category and 45% marks if he belongs to the SC/ST/PWD category or equivalent CGPA in order to be eligible to appear for CMAT 2021.

3. The candidate can also apply if he is appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination or has finished the degree prerequisites and is anticipating results.

4. However, there is no age limit restriction to appear for CMAT 2021.


1. Total number of questions: 100

2. Total marks: 400

3. Marks given for correct answer: +4

4. Marks deducted for incorrect answer: -1

5. *no points are given for questions that are not answered.

6. Duration of the test: 3 hours


CMAT 2021 will have four sections:

1 Language Comprehension

Reading comprehension

Odd one out

One-word substitution

Idioms and phrases

Fill in the blanks

Analogy test


Sentence correction/improvement

Antonyms and synonyms

Jumbled paragraphs

Total no. of

questions: 25

2 Quantitative techniques and Data interpretation



Profit and loss


Simple and compound interest

Time and work

Ratio and proportion


Permutation & Combination

Time, Speed and Distance

Sets and functions

Allegation & Mixtures



Quadratic and Linear Equations

Total no. of

questions: 25

3 Logical reasoning

Seating arrangement

Clock and calendar

Statement and conclusion

Analogy test

Directions test

Linear Arrangements

Number Series

Matrix Arrangements

Blood Relations

Total no. of

questions: 25

4 General awareness

Current affairs



Indian constitution


Business and finance

World records and awards

International organisations


Books and authors

Total no. of

questions: 25


Given below are the steps to be followed to register for the CMAT 2021 Exam:

1. To register for CMAT 2021 go to the official CMAT 2021 website and click on the ‘fill application form’ tab and create an account.

2. After the creation of an account, a registration page will open where you have to enter all the details asked like your full name, date of birth, contact details and academic details and submit all the necessary documents. You will also be asked to choose your test city for the CMAT 2021 Exam in this step.

Please make sure that the information you fill in the CMAT 2021 registration form is accurate as you will not be allowed to make any changes once the form is submitted.

3. After filling the application form, you need to upload your passport size photograph (10 kb to 200 kb in JPG/JPEG format) and signature (4 kb to 30 kb in JPG/JPEG format) where ever mentioned.

*please note that registration for the CMAT 2021 exam should be completed between 1st November and 10th December.


The last step required to complete your registration for the CMAT 2021 Exam is the online payment of the application fees.

Application fees for each category for CMAT 2021:

Unreserved category (General/OBC) male candidates: Rs 1600.

Unreserved category (General/OBC) female candidate: Rs 1000.

Reserved category (SC/ST/PWD) male candidates: Rs 800.

Reserved category (SC/ST/PWD) female candidates: Rs 700.

Transgender category: Rs 700.

This can be done through Credit/Debit card, Net banking or UPI/PAYTM service.


1. After completing the online registration for the CMAT 2021 Exam, candidates that fulfil the eligibility criteria will be called to appear for the CMAT Exam.

2. After giving the CMAT 2021 exam, the candidates can apply to the MBA programs of the participating institutes of their choice on the bases of their CMAT score and percentile.

Note that candidates will have to apply to each institute of their choice separately and participate in their selection process.

3. Each participating institute will conduct their own Group discussion (GD) and Personal interview (PI), the schedules of which will be announced separately by each institute in good time. Candidates are requested to keep checking the sites of the respective institutes for further updates.


The CMAT 2021 cut off refers to the minimum percentile that a candidate must secure in the CMAT 2021 Exam in order to qualify for the selection rounds (Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)) of the respective institutes.

National Testing Agency does not release the cutoff of CMAT 2021. Only institutes which will be accepting CMAT score will be releasing their individual cutoff after the declaration of result while keeping various factors like the level of difficulty of the test, number of candidates who appear for and/or pass the exam and the number of seats available in the particular institute in mind.

Last year, the general CMAT cut off for getting into the top management colleges of India was 75 to 100 percentile. The cut off for Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai was 99.99 percentile, Goa Institute of Management, Goa was 99.8 percentile, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai was 97 percentile and so on.

The CMAT 2021 cut off is scheduled to be released anytime during February-March 2021.


The CMAT 2021 Results are expected to be published on 5th February 2021.

To check the CMAT 2021 Results, follow the steps given below:

1. Visit the official CMAT 2021 website

2. Click on the ‘view CMAT 2021 scorecard’ tab and enter your application number and password.

3. Click on submit and you will be able to view and/or download your CMAT 2021 results.

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