The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance exam that is administered in Nepal by the Tribhuvan University Faculty of Management. To be eligible for Bachelor’s level programs in the Management discipline, individuals must pass a highly competitive exam that evaluates their aptitude with objective questions on a total weightage of 100 marks. CMAT is a requirement for all Tribhuvan University bachelor’s degree programs, including those in business administration (BBA), business management (BBM), hotel management (BHM), information management (BIM), mountaineering studies (BMS), travel and tourism management (BTTM), and public administration (BPA).
To appear the candidates must have completed Plus 2 i.e. Grade 11 and Grade 12 with a minimum D+ grade in all the subjects. They must also have a 1.8 GPA overall or minimum second-division marks in Plus 2 from any board recognized by Tribhuvan University.
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CMAT Exam Format
The exam questions on the CMAT measure student’s aptitude for bachelor’s programs in management subjects according to the following pattern:
|Test Section||No. of Questions|
|Verbal Ability||25 Questions|
|Quantitative Ability||25 Questions|
|Logical Reasoning||25 Questions|
|General Awareness||25 Questions|
Students must secure at least 40% to be eligible for admission.
- 60% of marks secured in the CMAT Entrance examination.
- 30% of marks secured in percentage in plus two or equivalent.
- 10% Interview.
How to apply for the CMAT exam?
- The CMAT registration can be completed both online and offline. If you choose to register online, you can access the application form for CMAT on the Faculty of Management website at www.fomecd.edu.np and www.tudoms.org
- Once you have completed the CMAT application form online, you must submit it to any campus that offers the respective programs you are interested in, and pay a fee of Rs. 1,000.
- To get further information about the registration process, you can contact the campuses or colleges offering the respective programs.
KUUMAT Stands for Kathmandu University Undergraduate Management Admission Test. It is the first phase of the admission test for admission into KU’s undergraduate management programs (BBA and BBIS). After passing KUUMAT, you will be eligible to apply for admission to KUSOM and its affiliated colleges.
Those students allow to apply for this exam having a minimum of 50% in aggregate or a CGPA of 2.0 in 10+2 on a scale of 4 from universities/boards recognized by Kathmandu University are eligible to apply for Kathmandu University’s Four Year Management Undergraduate programs.
KUUMAT Exam Pattern
The KUUMAT entrance exam is a single test that includes both general SAT and SAT Mathematics sections, and it consists of multiple choice questions. However, there is negative marking, and for each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. This means that four wrong answers will cancel out one correct answer.
Cut off score
- To qualify for the Kathmandu University Undergraduate Management Admission Test (KUUMAT), a score of 50 percentile or above is required.
- In addition to passing the KUUMAT with the required score, a score of 50 percentile or above in analytical writing and personal interview is also needed to qualify.