CMAT 2023 Important Dates, Application, Registration and Test Pattern

CMAT 2023 will be tentatively held on March 10, 2023. As was the case last year, the CMAT exam will not be rescheduled for year 2023 until unless we see some public emergency. The NTA is likely to release the CMAT notice 2023 on January 14, 2023. The CMAT announcement will contain the whole calendar of CMAT test dates for 2023 and all other CMAT exam details.

CMAT 2023 is a highly regarded national-level MBA entrance test for MBA/PGDM 2023-24 batches at AICTE-accredited management institutes. It will be given as a three-hour computer-based exam by the National Testing Agency (NTA). A high CMAT 2023 score qualifies you for MBA admission to 1,000 AICTE-accredited MBA/PGDM programmes.


The three-hour computer-based online CMAT exam 2023 is divided into four and five components. It measures applicants’ quantitative ability, logical reasoning, language comprehension, and general awareness. The fifth section now includes an optional topic on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, consisting of 25 questions lasting 30 minutes each.

The acronym CMAT stands for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). It is a government-sponsored computer-based national-level MBA entrance exam for over 1,000 AICTE-accredited management programmes (MBA/PGDM) situated across India. The CMAT was administered by the AICTE until 2018; the exam is now conducted by the Government of India’s National Testing Authority (NTA). Each year, about 70,000 individuals submit applications for the CMAT. CMAT offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to all test takers since no one is ever disqualified as a result of the exam.

CMAT Application Dates 2023

CMAT application registration is slated to commence on January 14, 2023; however, all CMAT 2023 exam-related activities may be postponed longer because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The following is a complete calendar of the anticipated CMAT Notification 2023 date, crucial days for the CMAT 2023 exam, the test schedule, application start and finish dates, and other CMAT exam details:

Exam Activity

CMAT 2023 (Likely Dates)


CMAT Notification 2023 Release

January 14, 2023

Release on official NTA-CMAT website

Exam Registration starts

January 14, 2023

Online Process

Last date to apply

February 15, 2023

Application form submission closes at midnight

Admit Card Download start date

February 28, 2023

No Hard copy will be sent

Last date to download the CMAT  Admit card

March 10, 2023

Download Admit Card latest by the exam date

CMAT Exam Date

March 10, 2023

May change

Exam Duration

3 Hours & 3½ Hours

In two shifts: morning & evening

Result Date

March 16, 2023

Scorecard download starts in afternoon

CMAT Test Pattern: Duration, Sectional composition & Scoring pattern

The CMAT  2023 exam paper has two separate time lengths for candidates who choose the five-section exam or the four-section exam.

  • The first option is a three-hour test divided into four 25-question sessions. The components include Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.
  • The second alternative is a three-and-a-half-hour exam divided into five 25-question sections. The subjects covered include quantitative techniques, logical reasoning, language comprehension, general awareness, and innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • The three-hour examination will consist of 100 questions, while the three-and-a-half-hour exam will consist of 125 questions.
  • Each is a multiple-choice objective question.
  • The questions’ difficulty level is readily adjustable.
  • Each correct solution wins you an additional four points.
  • Each wrong answer has a -1 point penalty.
  • There is no time limit on the length of time a person may spend on a question paper. Candidates may attempt any question from any section throughout the CMAT test’s given time.
  • Four components are used to calculate the Merit Score and percentile rank.
  • The CMAT scorecard indicates the actual score obtained out of 400/500 possible points, the sectional score earned, and the sectional and overall percentile earned on the Exam.

CMAT Registration 2023

CMAT Registration & Application is an online process that will be accessible for more than a month after the NTA website launches CMAT registration. On the final application deadline, CMAT registration will close at 11:50 p.m.

  • With your basic information, complete the online registration form on the NTA-CMAT 2023 Test website.
  • After completing the CMAT online registration 2023 and submitting the CMAT registration form, you will get the CMAT ID & Password. Log in with it and go to the CMAT application form’s step-by-step completion.
  • Provide your most recent scanned colour passport-size photograph throughout the CMAT online registration process for 2023. (Your photograph should be no more than three months old.)
  • Candidates must provide precise information about their name, date of birth, cell phone number, and email address, as these details are not editable after the CMAT registration procedure is complete. All of the information requested is required to complete the CMAT 2023 online registration and application form.
  • Once students have completed their payment for the CMAT Online Test 2023, no requests for alteration of the CMAT application form or change of test city will be entertained.
  • Verify the accuracy of the information on your CMAT 2023 application form.

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