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National Testing Agency (NTA) will start the registration of CMAT 2020 from November 1, 2019. CMAT 2020 registration form will be available only in online mode. The last date to fill the CMAT registration form 2020 is November 30, 2019. Students are advised to keep all the necessary documents handy with them before they start filling the CMAT application form 2020. Furthermore, to apply for CMAT 2020 students must adhere to the eligibility criteria. NTA conducts Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) in computer-based mode on January 24, 2020. Read the article to know more about CMAT registration 2020 such as application dates and deadline, filling the application form, application fee, etc.

  Schedule of CMAT 2020 Registration
CMAT Registration

Essentials To Keep Ready Before Filling CMAT 2020 Registration Form –

Students must keep the following documents and information handy before filling the application form in order to avoid any last-minute rush:

  • Computer properly connected with good and stable internet services.

  • Qualification details

  • Scanned passport size photograph

  • Scanned signatures

  • Email id which is valid.

  • Phone number in working

  • Netbanking or debit/credit card details

Specifications of Scanned Documents

Students must follow strictly to the specification of the documents and must provide a clear picture of the scanned documents while they upload it in the CMAT registration form 2020.




Passport size photograph


Between 10 kb–200 kb



Between 4 kb–30 kb

Steps to fill CMAT 2020 Registration Form

Step 1- Register for CMAT 2020

Step 2- Fill the application form

Step 3- Enter the security code

Step 4- Preview the information mentioned in registration form of CMAT 2020

Step 5- Upload the documents

Step 6- Payment of fee for the CMAT exam

Step 7- Download the confirmation page displayed after successful payment.

How To Fill CMAT Application Form 2020

Step 1 – Register for CMAT 2020

  • Students must first register themselves for CMAT 2020 and should keep a note of the application number generated.

  • Students need to create a password and choosing the security question in case they forget the password in the future, it would help them to recover it.

  • Candidates will have to fill in all the details in the form appropriately.

  • After submitting the personal details, the CMAT 2020 registration number will be generated.

  • Log in again with the CMAT logging in with the application number and password.

Note – Keep safely the application number as it will be used to complete other steps and for future references.

Points to Remember About Resetting of Password for CMAT 2020 Registration Form

  • Candidates will have to choose the security question and answer

  • Authorities will send a verification code through text message (SMS) at the registered mobile number

  • Reset the password by clicking on the link that is sent at the registered email address of the candidate

Step 2 – Fill the Application Form of CMAT 2020

The student will be redirected on the page of the application form, wherein he or she will be required to fill the following details:

  • Candidate’s name

  • Father’s name

  • Mother’s name

  • Date of birth

  • Gender

  • State of residence

  • Category

  • PwD more than 40%- yes/no

  • Types of disability- (options would be provided)

  • Whether you need scribe reader?

  • Disability category for scribe reader-

  • Nationality

  • Are you diabetic?

Next section CMAT application form 2020 includes the information regarding the programme and exam city that student wants to apply for-

Apply for:

  • 1st choice for exam city

  • 2nd choice for exam city

  • 3rd choice for exam city

  • 4th choice for exam city

In the next section, students need to fill in the educational qualifications. It involves the information regarding:

  • Qualification

  • Pass status

  • The name of the examination

  • The name of the university

  • Year of passing/appearing

  • Result mode, and

  • Marks obtained.

Step 3 – Enter the Security code-

  • After completion of the qualification details, students need to enter the security code that they will be needing to type the same text as provided.

  • After filling the security code click on submit.

Step 4 – Preview the CMAT Registration Form 2020

  • After submitting the application form of CMAT 2020, students will get to review the page.

  • Candidates must verify all the information in CMAT registration form and edit it if they have made any error. After verifying each section students will be required to mark in “parameters checklist to be verified.”

  • Once the information is verified click on “I agree” in the declaration section. Lastly, click on final submit.

Step 5 – Upload the documents

  • In this step, students are required to upload the scanned passport size photograph and signature as per the format and size mentioned in the CMAT registration form 2020

  • Students can upload the documents in black and white or coloured form.

  • The photo must be clear and legible

  • After uploading documents fill the security pin and then click on ‘upload.’

Note- Correction in the images would not be provided once submitted.

Students would be redirected to the next page to preview the documents uploaded.

It will involve the options to edit the application form and edit uploaded documents. Once the information is confirmed click on ‘pay examination fee rs. XXX/-’

Step 6 – Payment of fees for CMAT application form 2020

Candidates can make the payment of application fees for CMAT 2020 through any one of the following mode:

  • Debit card

  • Credit card

  • Net banking

  • E-challan

exam pattern

CMAT 2020 Pattern: Sectional Composition
The four Sections in CMAT 2020 paper pattern with number of questions and maximum scoring chances are as under:

CMAT Exam Pattern


CMAT Paper Pattern: Activity, Do’s & Don’ts, Unique Features

  1. NTA will release CMAT Mock Test one month before the CMAT 2020 exam date on CMAT exam website.
  2. Go through the CMAT 2020 trial test to have a feel of the online computer based CMAT paper pattern carefully and familiarize yourself with the screens, layout, and navigation tools in the revised CMAT exam pattern.
  3. At the CMAT test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations.
  4. After the CMAT exam is over, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk.
  5. CMAT Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the CMAT testing room. No breaks will be given during the CMAT exam.
  6. One of the key features in CMAT 2020 exam pattern is that none of the candidates in CMAT 2020 will be disqualified even if they score very low. The objective of the test is not to eliminate the candidates from the process of seeking admission in the AICTE approved management programmes, rather to facilitate the institutions to select the suitable candidates as per their merit.

Role of NTA in CMAT Exam 2020
The role of NTA is limited to conduct of CMAT 2020 exam but it has no role in granting approval to any PGDM or equivalent programme. AICTE is the authority to grant approval to different types of PGDM programmes of the management institutes. 

CMAT 2020 Pattern Vs Past CMAT Pattern

Exam Details  CMAT 2020 CMAT 2019 CMAT 2018
CMAT Exam Date 19-Jan-20 28-Jan-19 20-Jan-18
CMAT conducting Agency National Testing Agency (NTA) National Testing Agency (NTA) All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
CMAT Testing Mode Computer Based Computer Based Computer Based
Training for CMAT Test Taking Methodology/Navigation NTA centres across India to train candidates to understand CMAT paper pattern 2020 and Test Taking Strategy NTA opens centres across India to train candidates to understand CMAT paper pattern 2019 and Test Taking Strategy AICTE published sample test taking and navigation guidelines on its website
Changes in the cost of Registration No change No change AICTE used to increase CMAT registration fee each year
Sectional Composition of CMAT No change, same 4 sections exam with 100 questions No change, same 4 sections exam with 100 questions Remained same with 4 sections 100 questions
Scoring Pattern Remains same with +1 mark for each right answer Remains same with +1 mark for each right answer +1 for each correct answer
Difficulty Level Expected to go down Expected to go down Remained moderate to Difficult


CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2020- Academic Details

The following educational qualifications are laid down under the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2020,

  • Students must hold a graduate degree

  • Those students who are in the final year of graduation can also apply for CMAT 2020

Nationality and Age Criteria for CMAT 2020

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

  • There is no age limit to apply for CMAT 2020

Eligibility Criteria of CMAT 2020 – Course Wise


CMAT Eligibility

CMAT 2020 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy is also mentioned in CMAT eligibility criteria 2020. Private participating institutes of CMAT 2020 have different reservation policy. However, institutes which are run by the central government, their reservation policy is mentioned in the table below.


Reservation Criteria for different Categories



Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)



  • Each category would constitute 5% reservation for Persons with Disabilities.

  • Candidates who don’t fall under OBC-NCL category must choose General.

  • Categories of disabilities (should not be less than 40%) are as follows :

    • Deaf and hard of hearing

    • Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness

    • Blindness and low vision

    • Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy

    • Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses

cmat key highlights

CMAT 2020 exam offers MBA admission opportunity in more than 600 MBA colleges in India and among them are some of the prominent management institutes. CMAT entrance exam is one of the most important but an easier MBA entrance exams. Following are the key highlights and other important CMAT exam details:

CMAT 2020 Exam Conducting Body
National testing Agency (NTA)
Number of MBA colleges under CMAT 2020
CMAT Exam Date 2020
January 24, 2020
CMAT Entrance Exam Sessions
Held in 2 Shifts Morning & Afternoon separately
Mode of CMAT Entrance exam 2020
Online Computer Based Test
CMAT exam full form
Common Management Admission Test
CMAT 2020 Exam Application Fee
CMAT 2020 Score Validity for MBA Admission
2020-2021 academic session
Total Questions in CMAT Exam
Sectional Division of CMAT exam
4 Sections with 25 Questions in Each Section
CMAT exam details section wise
Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness
CMAT Exam Difficulty Level
Easy to Moderate
Maximum CMAT Score
400 for 100 questions
Negative Marking in CMAT exam
Yes, 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer
Required CMAT exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges
Importance of Taking CMAT 2020 exam
Top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, GIM Goa, PUMBA, among others accept CMAT exam score
CMAT exam application process

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