The institutes that are approved by the AICTE will conduct the selection procedure of CMAT 2020 after the release of CMAT result. The exam is conducted to grant admission into various postgraduate management courses of participating institutes and the candidates who have been shortlisted post the declaration of their CMAT result are eligible for the further selection procedure.
There are two rounds under CMAT selection procedure 2020, namely group discussion and personal interview and the method of choosing the right fit for the course varies from institute to institute. Read this article to have a better understanding of the entire process of CMAT selection procedure, selection rounds, essential dates, and admission process
CMAT 2020 Selection Procedure – Important Dates
Before knowing the selection procedure, it is important to know the dates for the selection procedure CMAT 2020
|CMAT 2020 Exam Date||January 28, 2020|
|CMAT Result 2020||February 7, 2020|
|CMAT Selection Procedure 2020||February 2020|
CMAT Selection Procedure 2020
The entire CMAT 2020 selection procedure will be organised in three phases. Three phases of CMAT selection procedure 2020 are:
- Score of CMAT exam
- Group Discussion
- Written Ability Test (WAT) or Personal Interview (PI)
Score of CMAT – Candidates will be shortlisted based on their CMAT result. Once the candidates have been shortlisted, a merit list will be prepared, which will be available online for the candidates to check.
Group Discussion – The shortlisted candidates have to appear for the group discussion round at the respective participating institutes to which they have applied for. The candidates will be given a topic for discussion based on business or current affairs and will be asked to share their ideas on the same. The candidates will be divided into a group of 10 or more, and each group will be given a specific topic. The candidates’ performance will be evaluated based on the following points:
- Negotiation skills
- Initiation skill
- Encouragement skill
- Managerial skill
- Creative and logical thinking
- Leadership qualities
- Real-life scenarios
- Closure skills
Leadership qualities are highly appreciated in GD rounds, and candidates sometimes are given a real-life business scenario which tests their business and managerial acumen.
Personal Interview/ Written Ability Test
The candidates who qualified group discussion round will be called for a personal interview. In a personal interview, the interviewer will have a face to face interaction with a candidate, and this round will not get affected by any external factors. The interviewer will look for the following qualities in the candidate in this round:
- How he/she is explaining his/her past academic records
- Creativity and innovation
- Prior work experience
It is advised that candidates should start preparing themselves accordingly and get ready to answer the questions which will be based on self-introduction and discussion about their strengths and weaknesses. The candidate must be able to justify his/her statements in all the circumstances, falling to which can result in disqualification from the selection process as well.
Through the personal interview session, the interviewer will get information about the candidate’s ability to take on pressure and managerial skills. Along with the personal interview, some of the participating institutes conduct the Written Ability Test as well, which is conducted to analyse the candidates’ writing abilities and skills. Candidates will be given a topic instantly to present their ideas upon and to score high in this round, the students must read the newspaper daily.
CMAT Selection Procedure 2020 – Final Selection
The candidates’ performance will be judged in these rounds and based on which, the final merit list will be prepared. The final merit list includes the names of the candidates who have cleared group discussion, personal interview or written ability test; the selected candidates will be notified about their final selection through email or call letter.
What Documents are needed for CMAT Admission 2020?
Most of the leading B-schools and colleges accept CMAT scores. The candidates have to apply for the participating institutes individually by visiting their official website. At the time of admission at the college or B-school, the following documents are needed:
- CMAT scorecard 2020
- Passport size photographs
- Domicile certificate
- Category certificate (if any)
- Common management admission test call letter
- Class 10 and 12 marks sheet
- Graduation mark sheet
- CMAT 2020 admit card
- Medical certificate
CMAT is a national level entrance exam which is conducted to shortlist the candidates for admission to MBA programs. The exam is considered as a prestigious entrance test and is the gateway to get admission in AICTE (Approved Institutions / University Departments / Constituent Colleges / Affiliated Colleges). So stay focused and prepare well for CMAT, which will be held within the next few results, your CMAT result plays an important role in getting admission to a reputed college or university for pursuing MBA. (By Arrangement With Collegedunia)