Common Management Admission Test, better known as CMAT is a national level postgraduate entrance exam pertaining to all management programmes. Both the first and second shifts of CMAT 2019 were successfully conducted on January 28, 2019. The CMAT result 2019, CMAT merit list 2019, and the final answer key of CMAT were declared on February 6, 2019, in online mode. Earlier, NTA had released the answer key of CMAT 2019 on February 1, 2019, and the link was active until February 3, 2019. The application process started from November 1, 2018, and ended on December 7, 2018. The last date to pay the application fee was December 8, 2018. CMAT 2019 is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CMAT 2019 is an online (computer-based) exam of 3 hours comprising multiple choice objective questions. The CMAT scores are required for admission to around 500 AICTE approved B-schools including University departments, constituent colleges, and management institutions across India. As many as 54,516 candidates appeared for the test. Until 2018, it was administered by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) annually as per the regulations of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), Government of India.
The CMAT 2019 eligibility criteria have been prescribed by National Testing Agency (NTA). All aspiring CMAT test takers should meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of CMAT 2019.
• Candidates must be a citizen of India.
• Graduates in any discipline from recognised institutes can apply for CMAT
• Final year students of Graduate Degree courses (10+2+3) whose results would be declared before the admission procedure starts for the academic year 2019-20 are also eligible for the computer-based online CMAT examination.
Applicants must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria before applying for the CMAT 2019 exam. In case they do not fulfill all the eligibility criteria, their candidature will get cancelled during the admission phase.
The exam conducting authority, National Testing Agency (NTA) prescribes the CMAT 2019 exam pattern. The total duration of the computer-based online CMAT exam is 180 minutes and it consists of four distinct sections, namely, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.
As per the CMAT exam pattern 2019, a total of 100 questions are equally divided amongst the four sections (25 X 4 = 100). Each question carries four marks and the maximum score that can be obtained is 400. Each correct answer will fetch +4 marks and each incorrect will be penalised with a negative marking of -1 mark.
National Testing Agency, the new CMAT administering authority will conduct the selection procedure. As per the officials, the participating institutes will conduct their respective selection procedures for the candidates who would obtain the cutoff scores. The CMAT 2019 selection procedure varies within institutes. The selection procedure of CMAT 2019 mostly comprises of GD (Group Discussion), PI (Personal Interview) or WAT (Written Ability Test).