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. 

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CMAT Cutoff 2019

Important Dates

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.

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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)

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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.

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