CMAT 2021- What are the new changes candidates must know

NTA has issued few changes pertaining to CMAT 2021. Check all the key changes of CMAT 2021 as well as entire schedule

CMAT 2021- What are the new changes candidates must know
Team Careers360 | Dec 24, 2020 - 12:33 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the registration process for CMAT 2021 in online mode. Along with the CMAT application form, NTA has announced certain changes with regard to CMAT 2021. In the view of COVID-19, the number of examination centres has also been increased.

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CMAT 2021- Important dates



Availability of CMAT 2021 application form

December 23, 2020

Last date to submit CMAT application form 2021

January 22, 2021

Last date for CMAT application fee submission

January 23, 2021

Availability of CMAT 2021 application form correction window

January 25 to 30, 2021

CMAT 2021 exam date

February 22 and February 27, 2021

CMAT 2021- Key changes

  • CMAT 2021 will be held in two days and two shift, as per previous year CMAT was conducted in single-shift only

  • In the CMAT 2021 brochure, it has been observed that there are certain changes in CMAT application fee

    • CMAT 2021 application fee for male candidates has increased from Rs 1600 to Rs 2000/-

    • For the reserved category (SC/ ST/ PwD/ female candidates, the application fee has been increased from Rs 700 to Rs 1000/-

    • For SC/ ST/ PwD/ Male candidates the application fee increased from Rs 800 to Rs 1000/-

    • For transgender candidates, CMAT application fee has increased from Rs 700 to Rs 1000/-

  • NTA has increased the total number of CMAT exam centres from 104 to 153

  • All the programs covered by the UPSEE entrance exam conducted by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), will now be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for 2021 onwards

  • For the academic year of 2021, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), will consider CMAT scorecard to offer admission into MBA programme and in its affiliated college across the state

CMAT 2021- Normalization process

NTA will conduct CMAT 2021 on multiple dates and in two sessions per day. The candidates will be given different sets of CMAT questions per session and it is quite possible that in spite of all efforts of maintaining equivalence among various question papers, the difficulty level in different sessions may not be exactly the same. The candidates who attempt the comparatively tougher examination are likely to get lower marks. In order to overcome such a situation, “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used.

CMAT 2021- Advisory regarding COVID-19 pandemic

The NTA has also issued certain guidelines in the view of COVID 19 pandemic. Along with CMAT 2021 admit card, candidates will have to download a self-declaration (undertaking) form from the NTA website and on the day of the examination, candidates will have to fill it and hand it over to the exam invigilator. Candidates can carry a simple transparent ball pen, additional photograph, personal hand sanitizer, transparent water bottle on the day of examination.

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UPSEE MBA 2021: Admissions to be done on basis of CMAT score

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