AICTE CMAT Entrance Exam 2018

Common Management Admission Test ( CMAT ) is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE ) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD ), Government of India.

The CMAT is a three hour computer based 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. This test facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs.

The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions / University Departments / Constituent Colleges / Affiliated Colleges.

CMAT 2018 Eligibility

Applicant must be a citizen of India.

Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.

Final year students of Graduate Courses ( 10 + 2 + 3 ) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2018 – 19 can also apply for CMAT online exam.

CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation25100
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100
General Awareness25100

Duration of test is 180 minutes ( 3 hours ) .

There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted .

A Trial test will be available from 25th October, 2017 onwards for the candidates to have a feel of the online test and navigation functionality. Candidates are advised to go through them carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.

At the 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. After the test, candidate must leave 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 will be given during the test.

CMAT 2018 Application Form

The application form will be available in the official website of

Online Registration for CMAT 2018 will begin on 20th October, 2017. The application form registration closes on 18th December, 2017.

Candidate can select up-to 3 cities in India giving order of preference towards your test city.

The first choice of city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city.

CMAT 2018 Application Fee

  • General / OBC Candidates : Rs. 1400 + Bank Charges as Applicable
  • Female / SC / ST / PWD Candidates : Rs. 700 + Bank Charges as Applicable

Payment Process

Payment can be done via the following of two modes :

Mode I : Online Payment : Candidate can select online payment mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking.

Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation E-mail and SMS. Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of registration process

Mode II : Cash Payment in SBI bank : You can select this option to pay by cash at any of the designated SBI bank branch. Once you select this option and proceed, you will see a challan on your screen with your details already filled in it. You need to take 3 print outs of this challan, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and walk in to your nearest SBI bank branch with CASH on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation.

E.g. If you Generate and Print the Challan copies on 24th October, 2017, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and cash by 25th October, 2017 onwards.

Note : The last date to pay CASH in bank is 19th December, 2017 and from there onwards to complete registration is 20th December 2017. Submission of final application after payment will not be possible after 20th December, 2017.

CMAT 2018 Exam Centres

DavangereDehradun DhuleDelhiDhanbadDharwad
GuwahatiGwaliorGautam Budh Nagar
( Noida / Gr. Noida )

CMAT 2018 Important Dates

1Registration Start Date20th October, 2017
2Registration End Date18th December, 2017
AICTE CMAT 2018 Entrance Exam Date21st January, 2018
4AICTE CMAT 2017 Result DateTo be announced
5Print out of the score cardsTo be announced


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