CMAT 2024 exam today; paper time, pattern, marking scheme

CMAT 2024: Candidates should use their application number and date of birth to download the admit card through the official website,


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The CMAT 2024 will take place in two shifts. (Image: PTI)The CMAT 2024 will take place in two shifts. (Image: PTI)

Vikas Kumar Pandit | May 15, 2024 | 07:13 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2024) today, May 15. The CMAT 2024 will take place in two shifts- shift 1 from 9 am to 12 pm and shift 2 from 3 pm to 6 pm. Candidates appearing for the exam will be able to download the CMAT admit card through the official website,

Candidates will have to use their login credentials such as application number and date of birth to download the CMAT 2024 admit card. Candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam without the CMAT 2024 admit card.

The CMAT exam is conducted for candidates seeking admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programmes offered by the participating universities.

CMAT 2024 exam pattern, marking scheme

The CMAT 2024 exam will have five sections carrying 100 questions in total. The candidate will get three hours in total to complete the exam. As per the marking scheme, candidates will get four marks for each correct answer and one mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.


Number of questions

Quantitative techniques and data interpretation


General awareness


Logical reasoning


Language comprehension


Innovation and entrepreneurship




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CMAT 2024: Key points for test centre arrival

Candidates should check the below points to be kept in mind before arriving at the CMAT 2024 test centre.

  • Candidates should ring their CMAT 2024 admit card along with any government ID proof such as a PAN card, Aadhaar card, driving license, passport, voter ID, or ration card at the exam centre.

  • Candidates should reach the CMAT 2024 exam centres at least 40 minutes before the reporting time to avoid any sort of unnecessary hustle.

  • Candidates should not carry mobile phones, electronic watches, gadgets, and other prohibited items and personal belongings inside the examination centre.

  • If religious customs necessitate specific attire, candidates should arrive early for thorough checking and frisking at the centre.

  • Candidates claiming relaxation under the Persons with Disabilities (PwD) category must bring a PwD certificate.

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