CMAT Eligibility Criteria: Highlights, Educational Qualification, Reservation Criteria

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CMAT Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for CMAT: CMAT Eligibility Criteria are the minimum marks, academic requirements, and age limit required for candidates to be eligible for the CMAT exam as established by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Failure to which applicant’s registration will be cancelled by the authorities. Common Management Admission Test is a pathway for students to get admission into Masters in Business Management programs and Post Graduate Diploma in Management. Continue reading the blog post below to learn more about CMAT Eligibility Criteria as established by the exam conducting body NTA.

Exam NameCMAT
Full NameCommon Management Admission Test
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based (CBT)
Helpline Number+91-11-40759000

Highlights: Eligibility for CMAT 2024

There are a few guidelines which every applicant must be aware of before applying for the CMAT exam. Check them briefly listed below. 

👉No minimum age limit is required for CMAT 2024

👉 The applicant must have graduated from a recognised college or university by the government of India, AICTE or UGC. 

👉 In the final year of their graduation applicants can apply for CMAT 2024.

👉 CS/ICWA/CA or any professional degree holders are also eligible. 

👉 The applicants not only need to fulfil all the eligibility requirements for CMAT 2024 but also the shortlisted business schools.

👉  Applicants must have a valid and working email address with an active mobile number for smooth communication regarding the CMAT. 

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Course/Category Wise CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

The table below entails the course-wise CMAT eligibility criteria for the interested candidates. 

CourseRequired Eligibility for General and Reserved Category
Executive PGDMGraduation degree in any discipline
Minimum 50% in UG degree for General Category applicants
Minimum 45% in UG degree for Reserved Category
MBA and PGDM etcGraduation degree in any discipline
Minimum 50% for General Category and 45% for Reserved Category applicants. 
PGCMGraduation degree in any discipline
Minimum 50% for General Category and 45% for Reserved Category applicants. 

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Candidates with Disabilities CMAT Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants who have 40% or more disability can claim admission under the PwD category. Other requirements are listed below. 

👉 Blindness and poor eyesight

👉  Hard of hearing and deaf

👉  Locomotor impairment, such as muscular dystrophy, dwarfism, leprosy survivors, cerebral palsy, and

👉  The RPwD Act of 2016 lists additional “specified disabilities,” including autism, intellectual impairment, specified learning disability, mental illness, and individuals with multiple disabilities ranging from (1) to (4).

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CMAT Reservation Criteria 2024

The CMAT exam does not have a reservation policy, however B-schools that accept CMAT scores will take into account the government of India’s specified reservation criteria while making admissions decisions. Candidates must indicate their reservation status (caste or PwD category) on the CMAT application form to be eligible for reservation benefits at the time of admission.

CategoryReservation in %
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)27%
General 50.5%
PwD5% (each category)

Scribe/Reader Eligibility for CMAT

Candidates with disabilities falling under the categories of blindness, cerebral palsy, and locomotor disability (both arm affected BA) may use the services of a scribe, reader, or lab assistant. Such applicants must provide a disability certificate from an authorized medical officer along with a written request for a Scribe or Reader to the Superintendent of the CMAT Test Center.

  1. The superintendent of the CMAT Test Center will assign a scribe or reader who is academically at least a year below the candidate.
  2. To confirm the appropriateness and become a general acquaintance with the reserved scribe/reader, candidates can ask the Center Superintendent to meet with the assigned scribe the day before the exam.
  3. Candidates who use a scribe or reader will receive an additional sixty minutes after the CMAT exam ends.

CMAT Marks Calculation 

The CMAT 2024 Eligibility criteria for the reserved and general category candidates offers various percentages of marks in the qualifying graduation degree. Nevertheless, there is no age bar for either of the categories for candidates who want to apply for the NTA CMAT 2024 exam. 

  • No minimum aggregate marks are needed for filling out the CMAT application form. 
  • Minimum Percentage of Marks in Graduation – 50% marks for the general category whereas 45% for the SC/ST/PWD category
  • Reservation Policy for Government Institutes in CMAT 2024
    The candidates should be conscious of the reservation policy. Mentioned below is the CMAT 2024 reservation policy for the central government-run management institutes.

Read more: CMAT Selection Process 2024: Dates, Step-Wise Process, Counselling

Who is Not Eligible for CMAT Examination 2024

The applicants who will not be selected for the CMAT examination if: 

👉 He/She has not completed a bachelor’s degree or are still seeking a bachelor’s degree or a professional degree, such as a CS, ICWA, or CA. 

👉 He/She has not received an average of 50% for general category candidates or less than 45% for SC/ST/PWD. 

👉 Lastly, UGC, AICTE, or MHRD—the Indian government does not recognize your graduation. 

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Who is eligible for the CMAT examination?

Any discipline-related bachelor’s degree is required of the candidate. Applicants may also apply for CMAT-2023 if they are in their last year of a bachelor’s degree and their results will be announced before admission for the academic year 2023–2024. The applicant needs to be an Indian national.

For the CMAT, what degree is required?

CMAT: What is it? The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), a business aptitude exam, to applicants for MBA and PGDM programs. One of the most well-liked MBA entry examinations in India is the CMAT.

What is required for the CMAT form? 

The candidates for the CMAT examination must have a graduation degree and nationality proof, and any applicant in their final year of study can apply. 

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