Competitions » CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) » Sample Paper and Paper Pattern of the CMAT

No. of sections: The CMAT will have the following four sections with multiple choice questions. (MCQ)

Sr. No.


No. of questions

Marks per section


Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation




Logical reasoning




Language comprehension




General Awareness







Duration of Examination: 180 min.

Each right answer carry 4 Marks

1 marks will be deducted for wrong answer

Note: One can switch between sections or between questions at any point of time during the test.

How to apply?

Pre-requisites before starting the CMAT Registration:
You should have the following ready before starting the CMAT registration process:

A Computer with good Internet connectivity & power backup so that there is no breakage of Internet during registration.

All your qualification details as you need to enter them while registering for CMAT exam.

You need to upload your scanned photo while registering. The size of this photo should be 140 x 160 (60Kb).

You need to upload your scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready your scanned clear signature done on a white background.The size of this signature file should be 60 x 90 (30Kb).

A Valid & in use e-mail id which you will be using at least for the next 6 months. All communication will be done on this e-mail id which you will enter while registering for CMAT exam.

A Valid & in use mobile number as all information via sms will be sent to this number.

A valid Credit / Debit card in case you want to pay ONLINE.

A Printer connected to your system as you will have to PRINT 3 copies of CHALLAN in case you are planning to pay by CASH at the bank.

Registering for CMAT online is a 4 Step process as mentioned below:

Step 1)
 First time you will enter as NEW USER. Here you will read the instructions carefully, accept the declaration and proceed.

Step 2)
 Self registration:  Here you need to enter few basic details. Submitting this page will generate a unique 8 digit password.This password will be shown on your screen and will be sent to you via e-mail and sms.  From now onwards,whenever you wish to login to the registration portal, you will come as an EXISTING USER and login with your e-mail id and this unique 8 digit password. This completes your self registration.

Step 3)
 Payment Process: You can do the payment in either of the two modes mentioned below.

Mode i)
 ONLINE PAYMENT: You can select ONLINE PAYMENT mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit card / Net BankingOnce 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 22nd Nov 2018, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 23rd Nov 2018 onwards. Similarly if you PRINT the CHALLAN copies on 24th Nov 2018, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 25th Nov 2018 onwards.

NOTE: The last date to pay CASH in bank is December 2018 and from there onwards to complete registration is in December 2018.

In return to the CASH Deposit, the bank will give you one copy of CHALLAN with their stamp and a JOURNAL number written on it. Please ensure the JOURNAL number written is clearly visible before you leave the bank.
Now that you have deposited the CASH and got the acknowledgement CHALLAN, you need to wait for 48 hours. In these 48 hours, your payment will get updated in the registration portal.You will receive an e-mail and sms confirming that your payment data has got updated in the registration portal. Then you need to re login to the portal proceed with the remaining part of registration process.

Step 4)
 Now that you are done with the payment, you need to fill the remaining part of the form. Once you have filled the complete form, we suggest you once again check the complete data entered. You can still modify the data entered by clicking on VIEW / MODIFY
Once you are sure that all the data entered is accurate, you will have to accept a declaration and click on SUBMIT. The system will re-confirm to you for SUBMIT. Once you confirm, your form will get finally SUBMITTED and no change in the data is possible after this SUBMIT. You will see a message on your screen stating “Thank you for successfully registering for the AICTE CMAT January 2018-19 exam.Please login from January 2019 onwards to download your exam ADMIT CARD. For latest updates & visit”

If you wish, you can PRINT your filled form and keep a copy with you for reference.

This completes the registration process

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