By Jyothi Swaroop Makena

29th June, 2023

Is CMAT Good For MBA?

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a business aptitude test of three hours conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses. The CMAT is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India.


“Should You Prepare And Appear For CMAT 2023?

CMAT is conducted at the end of MBA entrance exam season, so MBA aspirants don't have to study much as the previous experience of exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP comes in use. CMAT score is accepted by about 1,300 MBA colleges in India which includes some of the top colleges in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities.

Here's Why CMAT Is Worth It

Which Colleges Accept CMAT Scores?

CMAT score is accepted by about 1,300 B-schools (government and private) in India including Great Lakes Institute of Management, JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai and PUMBA.

CMAT Is Relatively Easier

CMAT exam is a moderate difficulty level exam so it is easier than CAT, XAT, IIFT, and GMAT. CMAT cut-offs for admission to top colleges are not exceptionally high, so you can get a good MBA college with a decent CMAT score. There's no 50 per cent aggregate criteria for CMAT application. Candidates with passing marks in graduation can also appear for the exam.

So, Yes! CMAT Is Good For MBA

All in all, if you are an MBA-aspirant, you should definitely consider appearing for CMAT. CMAT scores are accepted by over 1,300 B-Schools across India for admission to various MBA/PGDM programmes. it's also a moderately-difficult exam, hence you should apply for this exam. 

Once the CMAT result 2023 has been announced test takers will start looking for MBA colleges where they can apply for admission. MBA admissions through CMAT is based on minimum cut offs scores fixed by the institutes to shortlist candidates for the selection round which includes Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).