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Team Careers360 | May 4, 2023 | 10:42 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2023) shift 2 exam has ended at 5:30 pm today, May 4, 2023. The exam was held for a duration of three hours starting from 2:30pm for the second shift. The first shift was held from 9 am to 12 noon.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting authority of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2023) for admission to MBA programmes in All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) affiliated participating colleges. The CMAT admit card 2023 was issued on May 1 at for candidates to download.

The CMAT exam 2023 is held to test candidates’ ability in subjects like quantitative techniques, logical reasoning, language comprehension, general awareness and innovation and entrepreneurship.Candidates must carry the CMAT hall ticket to the exam centre without which entry will not be granted.

CMAT is a computer-based test (CBT) and the question paper will have five sections each carrying 20 questions. The CMAT scores will be calculated out of 400 marks. Four marks will be awarded for each correct response and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

The NTA will be declaring the CMAT results 2023. Once the results are out, the participating MBA colleges will release respective CMAT cut-offs. Those candidates who qualify the cut-off set by the institutions will have to then participate in the counselling and selection process for admission. The final selection will be based on group discussions and personal interview.

CMAT Exam 2023: Highlights

CMAT full form - Common Management Admission Test

Conducting body - National Testing Agency

CMAT exam date 2023 - May 4

CMAT exam duration - 3 hours

CMAT result date - to be announced.

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CMAT 2023 Exam Live: Updates on exam pattern, admit card, selection process and cut-off trends of participating MBA colleges.

May 4, 2023 | 10:42 PM IST

CMAT 2023 Answer Key Soon: Steps to check

  • Step 1- Visit the official website of CMAT NTA
  • Step 2- On the homepage, click on “Display Question Paper and Answer Key Challenge”
  • Step 3- Enter CMAT login credentials either CMAT application number and password OR application number and date of birth 
  • Step 4- Enter the captcha code 
  • Step 5- Now the computer screen will display two options - Click to challenge CMAT answer key and View question paper
  • Step 6- Click on the “Click to challenge CMAT answer key” 
  • Step 7- CMAT 2023 answer key will appear on the computer screen
  • Step 8- Match or verify the responses

May 4, 2023 | 10:09 PM IST

CMAT 2023: GIM placements, highest salary

Goa Institute of Management recorded a 100% placements and the highest salary package stood at Rs 55 lakh per annum. The PGDM-big data analytics (BDA) programme received the highest salary of Rs 40.2 lakh per annum. 

Read More: Goa Institute of Management records 100% placement in all PG programmes

May 4, 2023 | 09:18 PM IST

CMAT 2023 cut-off; score vs percentile

CMAT Score Range

Estimated CMAT Percentile













Below 116

Below 51

May 4, 2023 | 08:43 PM IST

CMAT Colleges: SDMIMD placements 2023, salary package

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) PGDM placements 2023 saw an 11% increase in average salary package and the highest salary package stood at Rs 13 lakh per annum. SDMIMD accepts CMAT 2023 scores for PGDM admissions 2023. Also Read | SDMIMD PGDM Placements 2023: 11% Increase in average salary; highest package at Rs 13 lakhs

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May 4, 2023 | 07:40 PM IST

CMAT 2023: Great Lakes Institute of Management launches platform for women

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai has launched ENCARE, a platform that offers job opportunities to women that want to restart their careers. 

Read More: Great Lakes Institute of Management launches platform for women who wish to restart careers

May 4, 2023 | 07:01 PM IST

CMAT 2023: Server down, says candidate

A candidate said in a tweet, "Server down for CMAT exam at Babasaheb gawade college,Maratha Mandir....."

May 4, 2023 | 06:36 PM IST

CMAT 2023: BIMTECH programmes

  • PGDM
  • PGDM in International Business
  • PGDM in Insurance Business Management
  • PGDM in Retail Management

May 4, 2023 | 06:03 PM IST

CMAT 2023 result date soon; results last year

CMAT 2023 result date will be announced soon. The exam was conducted on April 9 and result was declared on April 29 last year. The CMAT scorecard will include:

  • Candidates name
  • Roll number
  • Date of birth
  • Category and gender
  • Contact details
  • CMAT 2023 registration number
  • CMAT sectional and overall marks
  • CMAT rank 2023
  • Qualifying status

May 4, 2023 | 05:34 PM IST

CMAT 2023 shift 2 ends

CMAT 2023 second shift has ended at 5:30pm. The second shift started at 2:30pm. 

May 4, 2023 | 05:27 PM IST

CMAT Exam Analysis 2023: Candidates faced technical issues?

A Twitter user said, "Dear Dy CM, there are scores of students appearing for the CMAT exams at various centre's. Since 9.00 am today morning the centre Balasaheb Gawde institute, Mumbai Central is facing technical issues, request you to please look into the matter immediately."

May 4, 2023 | 05:05 PM IST

CMAT 2023 Sample Paper: Enhance exam performance

CMAT 2023 sample paper will help candidates with the exam pattern, time management, and help them prepare for the exam. Candidates can download sample papers on Careers360's website. 

May 4, 2023 | 04:40 PM IST

CMAT 2023 Question Paper: Number of questions

CMAT 2023 question paper will include 400 questions including 20 questions each on quantitative techniques and data interpretation, logical reasoning, language comprehension, general awareness, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

May 4, 2023 | 04:19 PM IST

CMAT 2023: Colleges accepting CMAT scores

Some of colleges accepting CMAT scores are:

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology
  • Goa Institute of Management
  • Amity University

CMAT 2023: GIM is one of the colleges accepting CMAT scores (Image Source: Official Facebook Account)

May 4, 2023 | 03:48 PM IST

CMAT 2023: Marking scheme

Candidates will get four marks for eac correct answer whereas one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. 

May 4, 2023 | 03:28 PM IST

CMAT 2023 exam time

The CMAT 2023 exam time is 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

May 4, 2023 | 03:03 PM IST

CMAT Analysis 2023

The CMAT analysis for today's exam will be made available after the exam gets over today. The CMAT 2023 shift 2 exam will get over at 5:30 pm.

May 4, 2023 | 02:41 PM IST

CMAT 2023 exam pattern

Exam mode
Computer-Based (CBT) mode
CMAT exam time duration
180 minutes (3 hours)
Total number of questions
CMAT exam total marks
Number of questions in each section
Marks allotted for every correct answer
4 marks
Negative marking

May 4, 2023 | 02:29 PM IST

CMAT 2023 shift 2 exam begins

CMAT 2023 shift 2 exam started now.

May 4, 2023 | 02:26 PM IST

CMAT: How to calculate percentile

Total Percentile (TP1) = 100 x (No of candidates who appeared from the session with raw score EQUAL TO or LESS than T1 score/ Total No of candidates who appeared in the session)

May 4, 2023 | 02:13 PM IST

CMAT 2023: Items not allowed to carry inside the exam hall

  • Instruments
  • Geometry or pencil box
  • Handbag
  • Purse
  • Any kind of paper, stationery, textual material (printed or written material)
  • Eatables
  • Mobile phone, earphone, microphone, pager, calculator, docupen, slide rules, log tables, camera, tape recorder, electronic watches with facilities of calculator, and any metallic item or electronic devices.

May 4, 2023 | 02:04 PM IST

CMAT 2023: Weeding out rules

The record of the Common Management Admission Test CMAT 2023 will be preserved for up to 90 days from the date of declaration of the CMAT result.

May 4, 2023 | 01:31 PM IST

CMAT 2023 answer key

The CMAT 2023 answer key will be available online after the conclusion of the CMAT entrance test.

May 4, 2023 | 01:13 PM IST

CMAT 2023 exam: Tie-breaking rule

  • A national merit ranking (All India Rank) will be arrived at based on the score secured against the total score.
  • Students having the same score shall be listed in chronological (ascending) order as per their date of birth.
  • Candidates having the same score would be given the same merit and the merit number would be increased by the same number i.e. if there are two candidates at merit 2, merit 3 would not be awarded to the next candidate but merit 4 would be given.

May 4, 2023 | 01:01 PM IST

CMAT admit card 2023: Login window

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May 4, 2023 | 12:46 PM IST

CMAT 2023: Unfair means practices and breach of exam rules

Unfair Means practice is an activity that allows a candidate to gain an unfair advantage over other candidates. It includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Being in possession of any item or article which has been prohibited or can be used for unfair practices including any stationery item, communication device, accessories, eatable items, ornaments or any other material or information relevant or not relevant to the Examination in the paper concerned;
  • Using someone to write an examination (impersonation) or preparing material for copying;
  • Breaching exam rules or any direction issued by NTA in connection with CMAT 2023 exam;
  • Assisting other candidates to engage in malpractices, giving or receiving assistance directly or indirectly of any kind or attempting to do so;
  • Writing questions or answers on any material other than the answer sheet given by the centre superintendent for writing answers;
  • Contacting or communicating or trying to do so with any person, other than the exam staff, during the exam time in the exam centre;
  • Threatening any of the officials connected with the conduct of the exam or threatening any of the candidates;
  • Using or attempting to use any other undesirable method or means in connection with the examination;
  • Manipulation and fabrication of online documents viz. admit card, rank letter, self-declaration etc.;
  • Forceful entry in or exit from exam hall;
  • Use or attempted use of any electronic device after entering the exam centre;
  • Affixing/uploading of wrong/morphed photographs/signatures on the application form/admit card/proforma;
  • Creating obstacles in the smooth and fair conduct of the exam;
  • Any other malpractices declared as unfair means by the NTA.

May 4, 2023 | 12:26 PM IST

CMAT exam timing: Shift 2

The CMAT exam timing for shift 2 is 2: 30 pm to 5: 30 pm.

May 4, 2023 | 12:02 PM IST

CMAT 2023 shift 1 ends

The CMAT 2023 exam shift 1 has ended at 12 noon.

May 4, 2023 | 12:00 PM IST 2023: Exam day guidelines

The CMAT 2023 exam shift 1 is about to end. The shift 2 will start at 2:30 pm. Candidates appearing in the exam can check the exam day guidelines shared below in the video.

May 4, 2023 | 11:42 AM IST

CMAT 2023: Helpline number

Candidates can be in touch with the NTA website(s), for the latest updates on the exam. In case any candidate faces difficulty in downloading the admit card for CMAT 2023 or looking for any query on the exam, he or she can contact on NTA help desk at 011 40759000, 011 69227700 or email at

May 4, 2023 | 11:18 AM IST

CMAT 2023 exam is getting conducted today in two shifts

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2023) exam is getting conducted today. Shift 1 has already started at 9 AM. The shift 2 is from 2:30 PM.

May 4, 2023 | 11:11 AM IST

CMAT 2023 mock test link

The CMAT mock test 2023 links are available at 2023. Candidates can check and practice the mock tests and get accustomed with the paper pattern.

May 4, 2023 | 11:02 AM IST

CMAT 2023: What ID proof can be carried to the exam hall?

Candidates can carry any one of the below IDs to the exam centre on the CMAT 2023 exam day-

  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • College or university ID card

May 4, 2023 | 10:48 AM IST

CMAT syllabus 2023: Topics included

The CMAT 2023 syllabus includes the below topics:

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

May 4, 2023 | 10:37 AM IST

CMAT marks vs percentile 2023: Expected

Below is the expected CMAT score range and the percentile after the normalization of score.

CMAT score range out of 400 maximum marks
CMAT percentile range after score normalization for both shifts
Below 116
Below 51

May 4, 2023 | 10:19 AM IST

FAQ: Is there negative marking in CMAT?

There is a negative marking of one mark for each incorrect response in the CMAT 2023 exam and for every unattempted question no mark will be given.

May 4, 2023 | 10:14 AM IST

CMAT exam analysis

The analysis of the CMAT 2023 exam will the available once the exam gets over. Keep checking this blog for the latest updates.

May 4, 2023 | 09:55 AM IST

CMAT admit card 2023

To know how to access the CMAT 2023 admit card check the video attached below-

May 4, 2023 | 09:42 AM IST

cmat.nta.nic: CMAT cut-off 2023 expected

The CMAT cut-off 2023 will be available after the declaration of the CMAT result. 

College accepting CMAT score
Expected cut-off percentile
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai
Goa Institute of Management, Goa
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
Pune University Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA DMS)
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

May 4, 2023 | 09:36 AM IST

CMAT 2023: Exam day instructions

  • The candidates shall report at the exam centre two hours before the commencement of the exam.
  • The registration desk will close 90 minutes prior to the examination.
  • The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them strictly.
  • Candidates should take their seats immediately after the opening of the examination hall on their allotted seats. If not they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the exam halls. 
  • Any candidate found to have changed hall or the seat on their own other than allotted would be considered as a case of unfair means and the candidature shall be cancelled and no plea would be accepted.
  • The candidate must show, on demand, the admit card for entry into the exam hall. A candidate who does not possess a valid admit card shall not be allowed to enter the examination centre.
  • The candidate should ensure that the question paper available on the computer is as per the opted subject code or discipline indicated in the admit card. In case, the subject of the question paper is other than the opted paper, the same may be brought to the notice of the Invigilator concerned.
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any baggage inside the examination centre. 
  • Candidates shall appear at their own cost at the exam centre.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the centre superintendent or the invigilator concerned, will leave the seat or exam hall until the full duration of the paper is over. 
  • Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as instructed by the centre superintendent or invigilators.
  • Candidates should not be in possession of any material listed in the list of prohibited materials.
  • All calculations or writing work are to be done only in the rough sheet provided at the centre in the exam hall and on completion of the test candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator on duty.
  • The candidate must sign and paste the photograph on the attendance sheet at the appropriate place.  

May 4, 2023 | 09:15 AM IST

CMAT 2023 exam duration

The duration of the CMAT 2023 exam is 3 hours. 

May 4, 2023 | 09:08 AM IST

CMAT 2023 exam: Total questions

The CMAT 2023 exam will comprise a total of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQ).

May 4, 2023 | 09:03 AM IST

CMAT 2023 shift 1 begins

The CMAT 2023 shift 1 exam started at 9 am. The exam will conclude at 12 noon.

May 4, 2023 | 08:55 AM IST

CMAT admit card 2023: How to download?

  • Visit the website,
  • Click on the CMAT admit card 2023 link.
  • Enter the credentials.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout of it.

May 4, 2023 | 08:49 AM IST

CMAT full form

The full form of CMAT is Common Management Admission Test.

May 4, 2023 | 08:35 AM IST

CMAT exam 2023: Exam timing

The CMAT exam 2023 will be held in two shifts today. 

  • First shift- 9 am and 12 noon
  • Second shift- 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Also Read | CMAT 2023 exam on May 4; admit card details, exam pattern; intimation slip at

May 4, 2023 | 08:23 AM IST

FAQ: How many times CMAT exam is conducted in a year?

The CMAT exam is conducted once a year. It is a national-level exam. The National Testing Agency is the conducting authority of CMAT.

May 4, 2023 | 08:13 AM IST

CMAT exam centres

CMAT exam centres are spread across 32 states and union territories. Earlier, the authorities released the CMAT 2023 exam centre city intimation slip. Through the city intimation slip candidates are able to check their CMAT exam centres.

May 4, 2023 | 07:59 AM IST

CMAT exam pattern 2023

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May 4, 2023 | 07:49 AM IST

CMAT 2023: Important documents required to carry at the exam centre

Candidates must bring the following documents to the test centre-

  • Printed copy of the CMAT admit card.
  • One passport-size photograph (same as uploaded on the online application form). 
  • Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ driving license/ voter ID/ passport/ aadhaar card/aadhaar enrolment no/ ration card). 
  • PwD certificate issued by the competent authority (if any).
  • PwD certificate issued by the competent authority (if claiming relaxation under PwD category below 40% category).

May 4, 2023 | 07:41 AM IST

CMAT 2023 admit card

The CMAT 2023 admit card is available for download at

May 4, 2023 | 07:28 AM IST

CMAT 2023 exam today

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the CMAT 2023 exam today, May 4. The exam will be in two shifts. The first shift is from 9 am and 12 noon and the second shift is from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

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