NTA has conducted the CMAT 2019 in two different shifts, on January 28, 2019. According to the candidates, the exam was easy to moderate as compared to CAT 2018, XAT 2019, IIFT 2018 exams. Owing to the moderate level of difficulty, the CMAT cutoff 2019 will more or less remain the same. The CMAT cutoff 2019 is the minimum aggregate score any candidate needs to obtain to successfully attain admission into MBA and PGDM programmes offered by various management institutes across India.
There is no common admission procedure for CMAT, hence the testing agency does not release the minimum cutoff/qualifying marks for admissions. CMAT participating institutes will release their own selection process and CMAT cutoff 2019 for admissions 2019-21. The NTA took over from AICTE this year to conduct CMAT 2019 exam.
The CMAT participating institutes announce CMAT cutoff 2019 after the announcement of CMAT 2019 results. CMAT 2019 result is expected on February 8, 2019. For admissions through CMAT, the candidates will have to check minimum cutoffs and selection criteria of their preferred institute individually.
|CMAT Events||CMAT Dates|
|CMAT 2019 exam||January 28, 2019|
|CMAT Answer Key release||February 3, 2019 (tentative)|
|CMAT 2019 result||February 8, 2019|
Factors Determining CMAT Cutoff 2019
CMAT cutoff 2019 marks are arrived keeping various factors in mind, like the difficulty level of the question paper of that particular year, the average pass percentage of students, etc. Each participating institute fixes the minimum cutoff marks for admission taking the following factors into consideration:
- Total number of candidates appeared in CMAT 2019.
- The total number of seats available in the institute.
- The total pass percentage of candidates in CMAT 2019 exam.
- The difficulty level of CMAT 2019 exam.
- Overall merit of the CMAT 2019 qualifying candidate.
College-wise CMAT Cutoff 2019
Different colleges have different criteria for selecting the candidates. Generally, it includes the CMAT 2019 score, the candidate’s academic profile, work experience (if any), etc. The next step after clearing the test cutoffs is the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. The selection process varies from institute to institute.
Listed below are the CMAT 2019 accepting colleges with their cutoffs for admission to their MBA/PGDM programmes.
|Institute||Cutoff 2019||Last date to apply|
|Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune||90 percentile||Feb 15, 2019|
|IMT Nagpur & Hyderabad||80 percentile||Jan 31, 2019|
|IFMR Chennai||Profile-based||Jan 31, 2019|
|Army Kolkata||70 percentile||Feb 15, 2019|
|SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai||90 percentile||Feb 23, 2019|
|Great Lakes, Gurgaon||Profile-based||Feb 25, 2019|
|UBS, Mumbai||75 percentile||Feb 23, 2019|
|XISS, Ranchi||70 percentile||Feb 27, 2019|
|IIRM, Jaipur||70 percentile||Feb 28, 2019|
|SDMIMD, Mysore||70 percentile||Feb 28, 2019|
|NIBM, Pune||75 percentile||Mar 20, 2019|
|NL Dalmia, Mumbai||Profile-based||Mar 31, 2019|
|BIMM, Pune||60 percentile||Jan 28, 2019|
CMAT Selection Procedure
Post the declaration of CMAT cutoff 2019/qualifying marks by the institutes, the candidates will have to apply for the admissions. Admission process through CMAT 2019 exam for MBA/PGDM programme usually consists of the following steps:
• Screening of the candidates on the basis of entrance exam score
• Group Discussion and Personal Interview
• Selection of candidates for admission based on the Composite Score
For the final selection, following are the various parameters taken into consideration:
- CMAT 2019 score.
- Academic history (performance at school and Graduation level).
- Performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
- Work Experience (if applicable).
- Extra-Curricular Activity (if applicable)
CMAT 2019: GD/PI
Once a candidate clears the CMAT cutoff 2019 of the participating institute, he/she will be called for further rounds of the admission process. The candidate will basically have to appear for the Group Discussion (GD) or Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by a Personal Interview (PI). Different colleges consider different weightage to CMAT score and the subsequent rounds of admission. Some institutes also give certain weightage to academic profile and diversity.
Group Discussion and the Personal Interview schedule and venue will be announced by each institute individually and the applicants will be informed personally as well. The shortlisted applicants have to be present in person for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
The final selection of the candidates will be on the basis of the candidates’ performance based in the above. Candidates can see the details regarding the admission process of each participating institute of CMAT 2019 on their respective official websites.