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Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an online computer-based test, conducted twice a year by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India. It is a national-level admission test for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE. As exam is conducted twice in a year, the candidates are given two opportunities to appear in CMAT; first in September, and Second in February. The best of two scores is used for admission.


Graduates in any discipline or final year students of graduate courses (10+2+3) whose results will be declared before commencement of admission for the respective year, 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 Universities.

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Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques &Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
  • Duration of examination: 180 minutes
  • 4 marks is alloted for every correct answer

  • 1 mark is deducted for incorrect answer

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Salary Level

Over the years, placement records of the top CMAT Institutes have been exemplary. Students hired, get an average package of 7 lakh for a year.

Some national and multinational companies who have been recruiting fresh post graduates from top colleges of CMAT are:

  • Benchmark AMC
  • Arvind Brands
  • Bank of America
  • Continuum Solutions
  • Citi Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Ernst & Young
  • Forysta
  • IBM
  • Lakme Lever
  • Morgan Stanley and many more

Companies constantly offering roles in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Relationship Manager, Brand/ Product Manager among the institutes of CMAT are:  

  • Samsung India
  • Ashok Leyland
  • TVS Sons
  • Ogawa International
  • Coffee Day Beverages
  • HT Media
  • Glenmark
  • Tata Projects
  • Ceasefire Industries Limited
  • Tech Mahindra

Some of the organizations that offered Finance roles for their roles in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Consumer Banking, Project Advisory and Capital Markets divisions in the top colleges of CMAT are:

  • HDFC Limited
  • FactSet
  • Yes Bank
  • KPMG
  • Magma Fincorp
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Futures First
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Finance
  • S & P Capital IQ and
  • SBI Capital.


CMAT offers lucrative career options i.e. M.B.A, PGCM, and Executive PGDM. MBA is an excellent way to advance your career in a positive manner with regard to job responsibility and pay scale. This is one course that can provide good networking opportunities for you. Pursuing a management course increases your business knowledge and adds to your expertise. It also gives you the confidence to start your own business as you get to learn the skills required for managing a business of your own.

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CMAT Preparation
CMAT Preparation - By : | Date Published : 28-10-2014 | Category : MBA |
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