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Everything to Know About CMAT Preparation in Nepal

Abhishek Bhandari

July 20, 2022
Last updated May 08, 2024
Everything to Know About CMAT Preparation in Nepal
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CMAT stands for Central Management Admission Test, which is an entrance examination annually conducted by Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Management in Nepal. Tentatively CMAT entrance examination is conducted in the month of September/October. Tribhuvan University has made the CMAT entrance examination compulsory to get admission for the following degrees:

  1. Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM)
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  3. Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)
  4. Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)
  5. Bachelor of Information Management (BIM)
  6. Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS)
  7. Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA)

CMAT is only applicable to Tribhuvan University in Nepal. There are different criteria and entrance examination procedures for universities other than TU. 


According to the Faculty of Management at Tribhuvan University, to take the CMAT exam, students must meet the following criteria.

CMAT Eligibility Component Eligibility Requirements
Minimum Education

10+2, PCL or Equivalent in any discipline


Students who have passed grade 11 and are waiting for grade 12 results can also apply minimum

Minimum CGPA

1.8 or more


Second division marks minimum

Minimum grade in the  subject of grades 11 and 12 D+ grade in each

CMAT Syllabus

There are four major areas in the CMAT Syllabus. For the CMAT entrance examination, candidates must prepare for all four areas individually. Following are examples of the areas.

1. Verbal Ability

Verbal ability is a kind of English language fluency testing in CMAT which includes vocabulary, synonyms & antonyms, suitable prepositions, Idioms and phrases, and passages and questions.

2. Quantitative Ability

This testing is done to check the mathematical aptitude of students like probability, ratio and proportions, statistics, commission, taxation and vat, matrix and determinants, and so on.

3. Logical Reasoning

This test examines the thinking ability of the student including types of relation, odd one-out arguments and flow chart, pure logic, common sense logic, guest logic, etc.

4. General Awareness

Assessment of general knowledge(GK) of students in diverse fields like current affairs – business & economy, sports, politics, management theories, science and literature, Interesting facts / current facts is also an examination technique.

CMAT structure

The 90 minutes CMAT exam consists of altogether 100 objective questions containing 25 questions in each section with a total weight of 100 marks. The students must secure at least 40% to qualify for the examinations. The four sections hold 25 marks individually.

Sections Questions and marks distribution 
Verbal ability  25
Quantitative ability 25
Logical reasoning 25
General Awareness 25

Is there a negative marking on CMAT?

No, there isn't a negative marking on CMAT. Marks are counted based on their total right answers. Although wrong answering doesn't subtract your marks from the right answer it is recommended to answer all the questions than leaving without solving them.

Also See: Edusanjal Online CMAT Preparation Class

CMAT Exam 2023

CMAT Authority Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University
CMAT Full Form Central Management Admission Test



Sharwan 28, 2080 (August 13, 2023) to Bhadra 31, 2080 (September 17, 2023)

Date of CMAT 


Ashoj 13, 2080 (September 30, 2023)

Exam Time  8:00 AM

CMAT Exam Centers

The CMAT admit card is given to candidates by TU Constituent/Affiliated Colleges, who also notify exam centers using the symbol number on the admit card. According to their symbol number, students must go to the exam location.

Mode of Examination

The CMAT entrance exam consists of both written exam and interview. 

Written Exam:

The 90 minutes CMAT exam consists of altogether one hundred (100) objective questions containing twenty (25) questions in each section with a total weight of 100 marks. The students must secure at least 40% to qualify for the examinations.


The colleges running the program also conduct the individual presentations and interviews for selecting suitable candidates. Applicants securing above cut off point marks in the CMAT will be short-listed. Then the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and selected for admission.

Merit List

Admissions will be strictly on the basis of merit list. The merit list is prepared on the basis of

  • 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?

  • Registration can be done online and offline. For online registration, the CMAT application form is accessible on the Faculty of Management website at www.fomecd.edu.np and www.tudoms.org
  • The online CMAT Application form is to be submitted to any campus offering respective programs, paying Rs. 1,000. 
  • Contact the respective campuses/colleges or visit the FoM website for further information. 

How to prepare for CMAT?

The first thing to know while preparing for CMAT is CMAT structure, pattern, or syllabus. Once you know the syllabus you can practice. It isn't necessary to join a coaching class if you have enough study materials. 

But the students who think they need proper guidance to prepare for CMAT can prepare by the following methods.

  • Self-preparation using study materials
  • Joining a coaching class provided by various institutes online or offline
  • Through online LMS (Learning Management system)

The ideal method for preparing for the CMAT is through the LMS (Learning Management System). LMS provides flexibility to the students who want to accomplish their educational goals. LMS is indeed less complex and more effective than any alternative system. To assist and prepare students for success on the CMAT entrance test, Edusanjal, which has been offering educational services for the past ten years, now offers an online LMS for CMAT.

Also See: Online CMAT Preparation Classes at Edusanjal

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