CMAT Exam Dates – Latest updates, Key Dates, Schedule

Common Management Aptitude Test or CMAT is a national level MCQ-type test organized by the National Testing Agency. This computer-based test serves as a gateway for more than 800 participating institutes in India for admission in MBA and PGDM courses. The participating institutes will accept the CMAT score as the parameter of eligibility.

In this article, we will discuss CMAT Schedule 2022 and exam dates.ย 

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CMAT Schedule

CMAT is a once yearly examination and takes place early in the year. As per the tentative schedule for the coming session, -the application process started on 16th February till 17th March 2022. This was also the same time when students submitted their registration fee. After this time, no fee will be accepted and admit cards will not be issued. The registration process also asks students to submit their personal and academic details with uploaded documents.ย 

To know about CMAT eligibility in detail, read the blog here.

CMAT 2022: All Important datesย 

  • Online Submission of Application form: The online submission of application form will be done from the official website The application process started on 16th February till 17th March 2022.
  • Date for final fee transaction: The fee for the CMAT 2022 is to be paid via Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI/PayTM service up till 11:50 p.m on the last fee submission date.ย 
  • Date of examination: The exam was conducted on 9th April 2022.ย 
  • Timing of examination: The exam is 3-hours-long and will be conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Candidates were expected to arrive at the test centres at least 2 hours before the test starts i.e at 7:30 am.
  • Admit cards: Admit cards could be downloaded and printed from the official CMAT website on 9th April 2022.
  • Declaration of results: The results for the CMAT 2022 were made available on 30 April 2022.

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CMAT Exam Dates – FAQs

Q. How many times can we take the CMAT exam in the year?

Since 2016, CMAT takes place once a year, usually in the month of November. Before 2016, it used to take place twice in a year.ย 

Q. Can the CMAT exam be postponed or preponed by the candidate?

CMAT takes place at all centres at the same time, on the same day. Hence, there is no option of preponing or postponing the test. Once the centre is chosen by the candidates, it can not be changed as well.

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Q. What are some tips for the CMAT 2022 dates for applications?

Like any other exam, it is better to apply for the test as soon as the CMAT applications are open. This will also help the candidates get the centre of their choice, as the seats are allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis.ย 

Q. How much time is needed to prepare for CMAT?

3 – 4 months of sincere preparation can help you achieve a top rank in CMAT, provided you follow a set strategy and focus on solving questions and taking mock tests.ย 

Q. How can I choose a test city to ensure a seat for CMAT?

CMAT in India will be held in the first week of January 2021. You can select up to 3 cities in India giving order of preference towards your test city. The first choice of city will be given due consideration and weightage. However, actual allotment as per order of choice will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city. The seats are allotted on the first-come-first serve basis. To ensure a seat in your desired city apply as early as possible and pay as soon as your registration is complete.


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