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Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level computer-based management entrance test. The test will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Till 2019, CMAT was conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). 

It is a three hour online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. 

Exam Name

CMAT 2019

Exam for Course Level

PG level



Test Duration

180 minutes

No. of Test Cities

75 cities across 35 states

Courses Offered


Registration Dates

October 22 to December 15 2018

Exam Date

January 27, 2019

Exam Helpdesk No.

To be conducted by NTA from 2019 

Exam Website & Email

To be conducted by NTA from 2019 

CMAT 2019 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for CMAT 2019 is:

  • The aspirant should be a graduate in any discipline
  • Final year students of graduate courses (10+2+3) are also eligible for CMAT, provided the results are declared before commencement of admission for 2019
  • There’s no age limit for CMAT
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India

CMAT Syllabus 2019

CMAT exam pattern has five main sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and General Knowledge. CMAT syllabus revolves around Basic Mathematics (mostly arithmetic from standard 1 to 10), Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

Take a look at the detailed CMAT 2019 syllabus:

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  •          Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart
  •          Partnership
  •          Geometry
  •          Pipes and Cisterns
  •          Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  •          Time-Speed-Distance
  •          Probability
  •          Allegation & Mixtures
  •          Profit and Loss
  •          Permutations & Combinations
  •          Percentages
  •          Work and time
  •          In-equations
  •          Quadratic and linear equations
  •          Mensuration
  •          Algebra
  •          Averages
  •          Fraction and Decimals
  •          Graph
  •          Number Systems
  •          Ratios and Proportion
  •          Line

Logical Reasoning

  •          Analytical Reasoning
  •          Linear Arrangements
  •          Statements Arguments
  •          Sequencing
  •          Matrix Arrangements
  •          Number Series
  •          Cause and Effects
  •          Analogy Test
  •          Blood Relationship Tests
  •          Coding and Decoding
  •          Inferences
  •          Statements and Conclusion
  •          Non-Verbal Reasoning
  •          Symbol Based Problems
  •          Direction and Distance Test
  •          Ranking Tests
  •          Statements Assumptions

General Awareness

  •          Literature
  •          Indian Constitution
  •          Current Affairs of National and International Economy
  •          Personalities in News
  •          Sports News
  •          Economics
  •          Science in the Everyday Life
  •          Culture
  •          History
  •          Politics
  •          Trade Awareness
  •          Geography
  •          Language Comprehension


  •          English Grammar
  •          Jumbled Para
  •          Sentence Correction
  •          English Usage Errors
  •          Paragraph Completion
  •          One-word Substitution
  •          Idioms and Phrases
  •          Synonyms and Antonyms
  •          Sentence Improvement
  •          Reading Comprehension


CMAT Pattern 2019

CMAT exam is held for 180 minutes. The test comprises of hundred questions divided in four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. There’s negative marking of one (1) mark for each wrong answer.

To understand CMAT exam pattern, candidates can avail sample tests from the CMAT 2019 website. The sample test are uploaded few days after the official notification is out. Aspirants can get a feel of the online test and navigation functionality.

 Here are a few important points about CMAT 2019 exam:

  • At the test venue, each and every candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations.
  • After the test, one must leave behind the scratch paper at the desk.
  • Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room.
  • No breaks are given during the test.


Here's the marking scheme of CMAT 2019:

Type of Questions

Number of questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness





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