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CMAT 2017 Eligibility & Reservation

The application process for AICTE-CMAT began on October 10, 2016. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university in India can apply for CMAT. Candidates appearing in their final year or semester exam can also fill CMAT application form. Apart from the essential academic qualification, a candidate must also be a citizen of India, in order to apply for CMAT.

CMAT 2017 will be conducted on January 28, 2017 and the last date to fill application form is December 10, 2016. The exam is conducted for admission to MBA programs in almost 1000 AICTE approved management institutes. Since the participating institutes will verify the eligibility of the candidate at several stages of selection and admission, an applicant must go through the eligibility details carefully.

Read more about CMAT Application Form


CMAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CMAT is prescribed by AICTE. Over the years, AICTE has not introduced any significant change in the eligibility criteria for CMAT exam. Although the participating institutes in CMAT may have some additional eligibility criteria, there is a set list of eligibility conditions which each candidate must fulfill in order to appear for CMAT 2017.

  • The candidate must be an Indian National.
  • The candidate must be a graduate (10+2+3) from any recognized University in any discipline.
  • Candidates who have appeared for the final year exams for their Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3) and their result will be announced before CMAT Selection Process can also apply for the CMAT 2017.
  • The lower age limit of the candidate 21 years. There is no age restriction for the upper age limit of the candidate who are applying for CMAT 2017.

Course-Wise CMAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The general eligibility criteria may be same but at times CMAT Eligibility Criteria may vary for different management programs being offered. The program-wise eligibility criteria for CMAT 2017 is listed below:

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2017 for PGDM, MBA and similar programs

  • The candidates should have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum duration of 3 years.
  • The candidate must also have secured at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of applicants belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying Examination.

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2017 for PGCM

  • The candidate must have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree related to the programme with a minimum duration of 3 years.

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2017 for Executive PGDM:

  • The candidate must have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum duration of 3 years.
  • The candidate must have secured at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of applicants belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying Examination.
  • The candidate must also have a minimum experience of 5 years (relevant managerial/ supervisory experience).

CMAT 2017 Reservation

  • All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), which conducts the CMAT 2017 does not provide any information or disclosure on the reservation of seats for various categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC).
  • There is also no official announcement made by AICTE on the reservation of seats for CMAT 2017 for Physically Handicapped (PH) category, Kashmiri Migrant (KM) category, the girl child category and Defence Persons category.
  • Every participating institute has different guidelines according to category and the directions of their corresponding State Government.
  • The reservation of seats or allocation of seats under these categories also depends whether the participating institute in that particular state is a Private unaided Institute or a Government- financed institute.
  • The reservation of seats for OBC candidates through CMAT 2017 will also depend on creamy and non- creamy layer, whichever category the OBC candidate falls into.
  • There are provisions for horizontal reservations of Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates, Defence Persons category candidates and the girl child category candidates which again vary from institute to institute. The priority of the candidates in horizontal reservation also varies.

Hence, the reservation of seats in the management programme through CMAT 2017 will be done on the basis of the prevalent statutory provisions of the State Government under which the particular participating institute lies.

Read More:CMAT Result


Documents for CMAT 2017 Reservation

For seeking the benefits of CMAT 2017 reservation for allotment of seats under Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Physically Handicapped (PH), Kashmiri Migrant (KM), the girl child category and Defence Persons category, through CMAT 2017, the candidate must submit the required certificates and documents:

  • Caste certificate
  • Dependent Certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • Proformas etc., whichever applicable, according to the guidelines of the particular college/ institute.

Without sufficient documentary proof, no candidate will be given any benefits of reservation of seats through CMAT 2017.

Category once indicated by the candidate at the time of submission of CMAT 2017 Application form, along with documentary proof, will not be changed afterwards in any case. Hence, the candidate must read and understand the conditions of reservation of seats carefully before applying.


CMAT 2017 Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. Who is eligible to take the CMAT 2017?

Ans. Candidates who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree Programme (minimum three years of graduation programme) or who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution/ university are eligible to apply.

Ques. Can a candidate take the CMAT for practice, even though they are not eligible?

Ans. No candidate will be allowed to take the CMAT without fulfilling the eligibility criteria. Hence, the candidate must make sure they are eligible to apply before taking the CMAT.

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