The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level examination conducted by the National Testing Agency. On clearing the exam, students can get admission into the management programmes of colleges approved by AICTE. When it started initially in 2012, it was only for Indian students. A few years later, it opened for foreign students as well.
The CMAT 2021 is being held in 153 exam centres across 28 states and 8 union territories. The online registration has started on 23 December 2020. The last date to apply has been extended till 25 February 2021. Eligible candidates will be able to pay the required registration fees (Rs 2000 for males/Rs 1000 for females) by 26 February 2021. The exam will be held online likely during the last week of March 2021 or the first week of April 2021. The CMAT 2021 result will be announced by April 2021. This year the exam has a little change in its pattern.
Instead of the usual 3-hour long paper having 100 questions, this year the paper will be 3.5 hours long consisting of 125 questions. Out of the 125 questions, 25 will be from Logical Reasoning, 25 from Quantitative Reasoning, 25 from Language Comprehension, 25 from general awareness and the rest 25 from the newly added section Innovation and Entrepreneurship for which the extra half an hour has been added. The questions are Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type carrying 4 marks each. For each wrong answer, one mark is cut.
One of the most important factors determining the admission into reputed colleges and industries is the cutoff marks. Each year the cutoffs vary due to several reasons such as:
- The difficulty level of the paper.
- The total number of appearing candidates.
- The total number of available seats.
The expected CMAT 2021 Cutoff shall be released by April 2021. The expected sectional and college wise cutoff can be estimated as follows:
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship||35|
|Goa Institute of Management, Goa||99.80%|
|KJ SIMSR, Mumbai||99.20%|
|We School, Mumbai||99.06%|
|PUMBA DMS, Pune||96.42%|
|MET Institute of Management, Mumbai||97.27%|
|Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi||85%|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida||82%|
|IFIM Business School, Bangalore||85%|
|Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai||85%|
|BIT Mesra, Ranchi||75%|
|Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune||75%|
|Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore||85%|
|Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad||70%|
|Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore||80%|
|AmrutMody School of Management, Ahmedabad||70%|
|PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore||75%|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow||60%|
|School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin||755|
|Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar and Pune||60%|
|Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai||60%|
The most efficient way to solve a paper is to reduce the negative marking. Attempt only those questions first that make you feel confident. Trying to attempt all is a common mistake that leads to an increase in negative marking. Keep the syllabus in hand and then go through the subjects else you will end up beating around the bush. Solve as many questions as possible. Take the help of various resources like books, magazines, videos, etc. Search for previous year question papers online and try solving them. In the case of any doubts, seek help from family, friends or teachers. Give equal importance to all sections. Hard work and perseverance is the key to cracking the exam.
Check out category wise CMAT 2021 cut off at https://www.shiksha.com/mba/cmat-exam-cutoff.