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CMAT 2018

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Summary

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level computer-based management entrance test. The test is conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). It is a three hour online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

Dates

THE PRAYAS INDIA CMAT

Pattern

CMAT exam is held for 180 minutes. The test comprises of hundred questions divided in four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. There’s negative marking of one (1) mark for each wrong answer.

Type of Questions

Number of questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

100

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Language Comprehension

25

100

General Awareness

25

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To understand CMAT exam pattern, candidates can avail sample tests from the CMAT website. The sample test are uploaded few days after the official notification is out. Aspirants can get a feel of the online test and navigation functionality.

CMAT Preparation Strategy

While serious aspirants would have already started preparing for the exam, read this exclusive Shiksha article by CMAT topper Mikin Shah speaking about how to divide preparation time and enhance test performance.

 Here are a few important points about CMAT exam:

  • At the test venue, each and every candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations.
  • After the test, one must leave behind the scratch paper at the desk.
  • Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room.
  • No breaks are given during the test.

Syllabus

CMAT exam pattern has five main sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and General Knowledge. CMAT syllabus revolves around Basic Mathematics (mostly arithmetic from standard 1 to 10), Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

Mathematics

First prepare topics related to basic school arithmetic. Then move on to advanced topics like:

 

Permutation and Combination

Probability

Trigonometry

Geometry

Progressions

Logarithms

English

Pay attention to the following topics while preparing for CMAT exam

 

Reading comprehension

Vocabulary building

Grammatical concepts

Fill in the blanks

Jumbled sentences

Word meanings

 

 General Knowledge

Students are advised to follow the leading newspapers to stay updated on current affairs. A daily habit of spending 30 to 40 minutes on newspapers is a good long-term investment. For static General Knowledge, students can use any good reading material and memorise as much as possible.

Result

CMAT 2018 results : 15 Feb 2018

CMAT 2018 result has been declared. Test takers can download their scorecards from the official website using their respective login credentials. Aspirants can also check their results here. 

This year, three candidates have scored 100 percentile in the CMAT exam, with  Atul Nimish Kulkarni topping the exam with 341 marks. He is followed by Jhalak Singhal and Maitri Chawra. They both scored 335 marks. Five candidates have scored 99.99 percentile (overall) while, seven candidates score 99.98 percentile (overall).

The merit list containing sectional and overall scores for over 64000 students was posted on the official website of CMAT. 

Below is the list of CMAT 2018 toppers:

Rank

Name of candidate

Total score

Percentile score

1

Atul Nimish Kulkarni

341

100

2

Jhalak Singhal

335

100

2

Maitri Chawra

335

100

4

Manish Gupta

330

99.99

4

Mayuri Umesh Munde

330

99.99

4

Harsh Nirban

330

99.99

4

Ankit Kumar Nimbajiya

330

99.99

4

Suvarna Natesh Murlidhar

330

99.99

9

Pragya Kush

327

99.99

10

Stuti Garodia

325

99.98

Window to download the electronically generated score card from the official website will be open for limited period (for about a month) thus the candidates must download their scorecards as soon as the download window opens. Hard copy scorecards will not be sent by email or post to the candidates.

After the result is declared the candidates are invited for counselling by the institutes accepting CMAT scores, on the basis of marks obtained in the exam. In case there’s no counselling, the admissions are conducted on the basis of CMAT score only.

CMAT scoring process:

Scores are calculate on the basis of weightage assigned:

  • Each correct answer is allotted 4 marks
  • Each incorrect answer is allotted -1 mark
  • Each question left answered is allotted 0 mark

The all India merit list in arrived upon on the basis of total scores. In case scores of more than one candidate are same, the ranking has been done on the basis of sectional score considered in the following order:

1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

2. Logical Reasoning

3. Language Comprehension

4. General Awareness

The formula to calculate percentile is:

Percentile P = ( (N- Rank of the candidate)/ N) x 100

(Where P is percentile and N is total number of candidates appeared for exam)

In case more than one candidate secures same ranking, the same rank will be assigned to all of them but will be displayed by sorting their names alphabetically. The Rank of the subsequent candidate will then be extended by the number of additional students having the same rank. Eg: if three students are at 25th Rank then subsequent student will be ranked as 28th.

In CMAT 2017, Maharashtra candidate Saras Suhane topped CMAT 2017 with 100 percentile (overall score: 350). Laganjit Das, who stood second, also scored 100 percentile overall (overall score: 329).

Six other candidate scored 99.99 percentile (overall) and two women candidates found their place in top 10. Khushboo Raghani, ranked 7th, scored 99.99 percentile (overall) and Medha Sharma, ranked 10th, scored 99.98 percentile (overall).

Admit Card

CMAT 2018 admit cards are now available for download on the official website. Registered candidates can download their admit cards by using their registered email ID and password.

To download admit cards, follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on admit card section
  • Enter email ID and password
  • Download admit card

The admit card will have the following details:

  • Photo
  • Name and signature of the candidate
  • CMAT Roll number
  • Test date
  • Time
  • Reporting time at the venue
  • Venue name
  • Venue address
  • Brief instructions for the candidate

The candidates are advised to check the details and take two print outs of the admit card. In case of any discrepancy or inability to take a print out, the candidates must contact CMAT helpdesk at the following phone number 022-6625830.

 It is mandatory to carry a copy of the admit card to the exam centre. Candidates not carrying their admit cards will not be allowed to appear in the exam. Thus, they must download their admit cards as hard copies of the same will not be sent to anyone.

The candidates are advised to keep their admit cards safely with them till the admission process is over.

Slot Booking

CMAT is one of the few all-India common management aptitude tests which allow the test taker to choose exam date and centre as per their convenience. The process of booking exam slot and centres is done while filing the application form.

Dates and test centres will be allotted on “first come first served” basis. Actual allotment, however, will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city. The exam is usually held on two days, but last year it was held on one day. The second day was kept reserved in case of any unforeseen situation.

Aspirants must note that once selected, the exam centre or exam time cannot be changed. Thus they should make the selection carefully and in case they don’t get their desired exam centre or time, must make appropriate arrangement. 

Cut Off

The campuses of Indian Institute of Management fix their own minimum cut off percentile to screen candidates for admission. The cutoff remains high every year (90-100). However, final offer of admission is based on the composite score of candidate’s academic performance, CAT score, GD/PI score and other aspects.

According to reports, IIM Ahmedabad fixed 81.53 percentile as the minimum cut-off for General category students for AWT-PI round for 2018-2020 batch. Actual cut offs for rest four institutes are not known yet.

IIM Bangalore’s stage 2 of admissions will be held between February 12 and March 17, 2018. According to reports, some candidates with less than 95 percentile have been shortlisted for the WAT-PI round.

Before the announcement of the test result, all the IIMs announce their admission policy for the year with detailed explanation of composite score, normalization process, marks relaxation for reserved category students, etc.

Candidates are selected on the following parameters:

  • CAT score
  • Class 10 score
  • Class 12 score
  • Graduation score
  • Gender diversity
  • Academic diversity
  • Work experience

Minimum cut-off (overall and section wise cut-offs) for reserved category students is lesser than General category students.

Mentioned below are IIM cut-offs of previous years:

IIM Ahmedabad:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

0.426

80

80

80

80.02

NC-OBC

0.414

75

75

75

76.46

SC

0.361

70

70

70

72.75

ST

0.293

60

60

60

61.58

DA

 

70

70

70

 

 

IIM Calcutta:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

35.9

80

80

80

95.6

NC-OBC

31.75

75

75

75

75

SC

28.59

65

65

65

56.01

ST

10.89

60

60

60

35.21

DA

25.24

65

65

65

40.07

 

IIM Indore:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

75.34

80

80

80

90.01

NC-OBC

66.96

70

70

70

80.08

SC

63.42

55

55

55

61.38

ST

34.05

45

45

45

50.03

DA

41.47

45

45

45

50.59

IIM Bangalore:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

57.2

85

80

80

NA

NC-OBC

48.14

75

70

70

NA

SC

38.84

70

65

65

NA

ST

27.08

60

60

60

NA

DA

37.14

60

60

60

NA

IIM Kozhikode:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

64.91

85

80

80

95.57

NC-OBC

47.57

70

70

70

81.54

SC

40.62

50

50

50

68.46

ST

30.5

40

40

40

55.23

DA

25.2

40

40

40

63.38

 

IIM Shillong:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

70

70

70

93.56

NC-OBC

NA

70

70

70

93.56

SC

NA

60

60

60

64.79

ST

NA

50

50

50

56.37

DA

NA

50

50

50

53.95

IIM Kashipur:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

80

80

80

96

NC-OBC

NA

72

72

72

78

SC

NA

60

60

60

60

ST

NA

50

50

50

42

DA

NA

50

50

50

40

IIM Raipur:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

80.06

80.38

80.02

96

NC-OBC

NA

60.08

61.64

60.29

78

SC

NA

50.9

51.89

50.47

60

ST

NA

30.07

30.9

30.69

42.07

DA

NA

30.07

30.9

30.69

40.19

 

IIM Udaipur:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

80

80

80

96.13

NC-OBC

NA

72

72

72

78

SC

NA

60

60

60

61.93

ST

NA

50

50

50

46.77

DA

NA

50

50

50

63.56

IIM Rohtak:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

222.37

80

80

80

97

NC-OBC

199.31

70

70

70

85.06

SC

160.92

45

45

45

75.04

ST

168.58

40

40

40

60.3

DA

186.52

40

40

40

74

 

IIM Trichy:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

80

80

80

96

NC-OBC

NA

60

60

60

78

SC

NA

60

60

60

60

ST

NA

40

40

40

42

DA

NA

40

40

40

40

 

IIM Ranchi:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

80

80

80

96

NC-OBC

NA

72

72

72

81

SC

NA

60

60

60

75

ST

NA

50

50

50

65

DA

NA

50

50

50

65

 

IIM Bodhgaya:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

80

80

80

96

NC-OBC

NA

72

72

72

81

SC

NA

60

60

60

75

ST

NA

50

50

50

65

DA

NA

50

50

50

65


IIM Sambalpur:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

80

80

80

96

NC-OBC

NA

70

70

70

65

SC

NA

55

55

55

50

ST

NA

45

45

45

30

DA

NA

45

45

45

30

IIM Nagpur:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

NA

72

72

72

81

SC

NA

60

60

60

75

ST

NA

50

50

50

65

DA

NA

50

50

50

65

 

IIM Amritsar:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

70

70

70

94.9

NC-OBC

NA

58

58

58

75.09

SC

NA

50

50

50

55.42

ST

NA

30

30

30

36.83

DA

NA

30

30

30

35.33

 

IIM Visakhapatnam:

Category

Composite score

VRC (%ile)

DILR (%ile)

QA (%ile)

Total

General

NA

85

80

80

90

NC-OBC

NA

75

70

70

80

SC

NA

60

60

60

75

ST

NA

50

50

50

55

DA

NA

50

50

50

55

Application Form

The application form is available at this URL (click to visit)

CMAT 2018 application process has been extended to December 25, 2017. Earlier, the last date to submit the online forms was December 18, 2017. To apply for CMAT 2018, candidates need to register on the official CMAT website as new user. On successful registration, a login ID will be shared which can be used for all login purposes.

Registered candidates will have to login to fill the application form. While filling the application form, aspirants need to select dates and three cities (test venues) for online examination in the order of preference.

Thereafter, candidates will be allotted dates and test centres on “first come first served” basis. Actual allotment, however, will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.

Candidates can pay the application fee via Net Banking / Credit / Debit Card through www.aicte-cmat.in. One can also opt for Cash Payment through challan generated online and cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India (SBI).

Test Fee

Test fees for General and OBC candidates is Rs 1400 + Bank charges, while for SC/ST/PD candidates it is Rs 700 + Bank charges.

“Test Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances,” informed an official notification.

Mode of Payment

Points to keep in mind while applying:

  • Fill all the fields with correct information
  • Do not leave any field marked mandatory, empty
  • Check all the information entered before submitting. Once submitted the form cannot be edited
  • Upload a recent passport sized photo of self and a copy of scanned signature