CMAT Cut-Off 2023

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The Common Management Admission Test, also known as the CMAT exam, is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Before 2018, the exam was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The examination is conducted to select eligible and qualified candidates for various management programmes in different institutes.

The final CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-approved/affiliated institutes for admission into various management programmes. Once the result of CMAT 2023 is declared, participating institutions will release their own cut-off scores. The candidates will have to meet the cut-off score to get qualified for admission to the respective institute. The qualified candidates will be further called for the next round of the selection procedure of that respective institute which will either consist of a group discussion (GD) or a personal interview (PI) or in some cases both. The final selection of the candidate will be on the basis of the performance of the candidate in the GD & PI.

Name of the Exam Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
Examination Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of Exam National level
Mode of Examination Online (Computer-based test)
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Type of Questions Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Language of the Examination English
Official Website

CMAT Cut-Off 2023 Factors

The CMAT cut-off 2023 percentiles for various management programmes will be decided on three crucial deciding factors which are as follows:

  1. The total number of candidates that will appear for the CMAT examination 2023.
  2. The level of difficulty of the questions in the CMAT examination 2023.
  3. The total pass percentage of appearing candidates in the CMAT 2023. 
  4. The total number of seats available for admission into various management programmes in the participating institutes.

CMAT Colleges With Cut-Off 90 Percentile and Above

The cut-off for the CMAT exam 2023 is yet to be released by the NTA. However, based on the previous year’s cut-off, here is a tentative list of cut-offs for various institutes that offer management programmes on the basis of a CMAT score of 90 and above:

Institutes Expected Cut-Offs
Goa Institute of Management, Goa 95-99
University of Pune, Department of Management Science, Pune 95-99
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai 95-99
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi 95
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai 99.90+
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai 99+
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 95-99

CMAT Colleges With Cut-Off 80-85 Percentile

Some of the top business schools in the country accept the CMAT score for admission into management courses. However, the cut-offs are decided by the institute itself. Since the results are not released yet, here is a list of tentative cut-offs that accept the CMAT score of 80-85 percentile:

Institutes Expected Cut-Offs
Indian School of Business and Media, Pune 80
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar 80
Indian Institute of Information and Technology (multiple campuses) 85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 85
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 80
Xavier Institute of Social Sciences, Ranchi  80
Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai 85

Also Read: Financial Times 2023 MBA Rankings

CMAT Cut-Off 75 Percentile and Below

Often students get overwhelmed when they score less than 80-75 percentile in the CMAT exam. It is a misconception that scoring less than the 80 percentile will not get them to a top-rated business school. However, that is not the case. Refer to the given table below to know which institutes accept 75 or less percentile for various management programmes (based on last year’s CMAT cut-offs):

Institutes Expected Cut-Offs
Birla Institute for Technology, Mesra 75
Calcutta Business School, Kolkata 75
Delhi School of Business, Delhi 70
International Institute of Management Studies, Pune 65
Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai 70
New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi 75
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Chennai 75


What are the eligibility criteria for the CMAT exam 2023?

The applying candidates must have completed their bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Additionally, candidates who are appearing for the final year exam of their bachelor’s degree, are also eligible to apply, however, the final results should be declared before the commencement of admission. The candidate must also be a citizen of India.

Is there any age limit for the CMAT exam 2023?

According to the eligibility criteria published by the NTA, there is no age limit for the CMAT exam 2023.

What is the syllabus for the CMAT exam 2023?

The candidate’s performance will be evaluated across four segments- quantitative technique and data interpretation, logical reasoning, language comprehension, general awareness and innovation and entrepreneurship.

This blog has discussed the CMAT exam cut-off for 2023 in detail. While the official cut-off for this year is yet to be released, we have discussed the tentative cut-off for candidates looking to secure admissions through the CMAT exam. We hope candidates find the information useful and it will help aid their admission process further. 

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