CMAT 2016 – Common Management Aptitude Test

By: DoYouKnow.IN | Views: 752 | Date: 11-Jan-2016

AICTE will conduct CMAT 2016 on 17th January 2016 for admission to the colleges that offer MBA and for those which run postgraduate diploma in management programs. All the B-Schools recognized by AICTE can and are expected to accept the CMAT Score.

CMAT 2016 – Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) is due to be held on 17 January 2016. AICTE has released the CMAT Admit Card on 09 January 2016. The admit card is available online and the official website of CMAT for the aspirants to download. The admit card can be obtained in online mode only. The candidates will need their registered email id and password for the purpose of logging in and downloading the Admit Card of CMAT 2016. A direct link for obtaining the admit card is available below, for the convenience of the candidates. CMAT is a national level exam conducted by AICTE for allotting admission into the MBA/PGDM programmes offered by various Management Institutions in India. To know more about Admit Card, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Result of CMAT, read the article below.

CMAT 2016

Latest Application Forms

Highlights: CMAT 2016

  • CMAT September attempt cancelled.
  • The exam to be held only once for the year 2016-17.
  • The test will be held on 17 January 2016.
  • CMAT Admit Card has been released on 9 January 2016.

Common Management Aptitude Test 2016 Admit Card

Common Management Admission Test is a computer based national level test conducted for selecting eligible candidates who possess management skills and aptitude. On the basis of score of this test, admissions are allotted into various Post Graduate Management courses across best business schools and management institutes in India. Eligible candidates are required to register themselves online on the official website of AICTE-CMAT.

Important Dates – CMAT 2016 – 17 



Commencement of Online Registration

03 November 2015

Conclusion of Online Registration

10 December 2015

Last Date to submit application fee in cash at SBI Bank

11 December 2015 (Registration in case to be completed by 13 December 2015)

CMAT 2016 Trial Test will be available on

12 December 2015

Date of Issuance of Admit Card

09 January 2016

Test Date

17 January 2016 (09:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Date of Result declaration and availability of Score Card

21 January 2016

Eligibility Criteria: CMAT 2016 – 17

  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate must have a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institute.
  • Also, final year pursuing students of Graduate Courses whose result will be declared before commencement of admissions for the academic year 2016-17 are also eligible to apply.

CMAT 2016 Application Form

The candidates desirous to apply for CMAT 2016 are required to get themselves register online. They must fill-in and submit the CMAT Application Form to appear for CMAT 2016. Also they will be required to pay requisite application fee while registering for the test using available payment modes. The candidates can access the Application Form from the respective link given in the article.

To register for CMAT, the candidates are required to enter as “New User” and fill a self-registration form by entering a few basic details. On submission of this form, a unique 6 digit password will be generated. This password will be sent to the candidates via e-mail and SMS. Thereafter, using this password and ID, the candidates can login to the registration portal for filling the application form and pay application fee. After re-login, the candidates must pay the application fee and fill the application form correctly to complete the CMAT registration process. 

Application fee and Mode of remittance

The candidates belonging to General category are required to pay Rs. 1400/- + Bank charges as applicable for any test centre chosen in India while the candidates belonging to Reserved categories are required to pay Rs. 700/- + Bank charges as applicable.

The fee is non refundable and can be paid either online via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking or through cash at any SBI Bank branch in India against the Challan generated online at the time of the registration.

CMAT 2016 Admit Card

The CMAT Admit Card is available online at the official website of CMAT from 09 January 2016. All the duly registered candidates (registered before the last date) have only been issued the admit card. The candidates are required to download their CMAT admit card online from the official website as these will not be sent individually to any candidate via post or courier. The candidates ought to carry their admit cards to their respective test centres on the date of the examination for having entry into the examination premises.

CMAT 2016 Exam Pattern

As told earlier, the CMAT MBA Exam is a computer based test. The test will be held on a single day. The questions asked in the exam will be objective type. The CMAT Exam Pattern can be easily understood from the details given below –

Test Duration – 180 minutes (03 hours) duration
For each wrong answer – 1 mark will be deducted
For each correct answer – 1 mark will be awarded 

Type of Questions

Number of questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques &

Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness



 CMAT 2016 Result

The result for CMAT will be announced on 21 January 2016. It will be declared online and will be uploaded on the official website of CMAT. The candidates will be required to login into their respective accounts using “Existing User” link on the official website for checking the result. The result of CMAT will furnish the section-wise score and total score of the candidates. The merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the candidates via a central counselling according to their notified admission procedure. In absence of a central counselling, admission will be allotted directly in the AICTE approved Institutes/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

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