CMAT 2021 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CMAT Exam Pattern is prescribed by National Testing Agency in the official brochure. The Exam is conducted in online mode testing candidates aptitude through 100 questions in 4 sections: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. For the last couple of years, the CMAT Exam Pattern has remained static and retained it’s structure. Check CMAT 2021 Syllabus
Some of the top AICTE approved colleges that accept CMAT scores include JBIMS, KJ Somaiya, Great Lakes Institute of Management, and Goa Institute of Management.
|Mode of Exam||Online i.e. Computer Based Test|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Nature of Questions|
Objective Type (MCQ’s) i.e. each question will have four choices out of which only one choice will be a correct choice
|Marking Scheme||Each answer is scored out of 4 marks. 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.|
|Number of Questions||100 Questions in Total, 25 questions in each section|
|Sections||Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness|
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All sections in CMAT carry the same number of questions. Also, each section carries equal marks. Although candidates are allowed to switch between sections whenever they wish to do so, it is better if one switches to a new section only after they have completed the previous one. The section-wise details of the paper are given below:
|Section||Number of questions||Total marks|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100|
|Total Sections- 4||100||400|
|Answer Type||Marks Alloted|
|Every Correct Response||+4|
|Every Wrong Response||-1|
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National Testing Agency (NTA) does not issue an official syllabus for the CMAT exam. Therefore, according to the topics and subjects presented in previous CMAT papers, we have amalgamated the topics that have either been highly prevalent in previous exams or carry a lot of weightage. Below are discussed important points regarding CMAT Syllabus:
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation|
|Number Systems||Fraction and Decimals||Geometry||Quadratic and Linear Equations|
|Tabulation||Partnership||Simple Interest and Compound Interest||Probability|
|Profit and Loss||Percentages||Mensuration||Averages|
|Work and Time|
|Graph||Ratios and Proportion of Line||Pipes and Cisterns||Time-Speed-Distance|
|Allegations and Mixtures||Permutations and Combinations||Algebra||Pie Chart, Bar Chart|
|Analytical Reasoning||Statement Assumptions||Analogy Test||Inferences|
|Statement Arguements||Non-Verbal Reasoning||Cause and Effects||Statement and Conclusion|
|Blood Relationship||Symbol Based Problems||Sequencing||Matrix Arrangements|
|Number Series||Coding and Decoding||Direction and Distance Test||Ranking Tests|
|Jumbled Paragraphs||Reading Comprehension||English Grammar||Sentence Correction|
|Paragraph Completion||Idioms and Phrases||English Usage Errors||Sentence Improvement|
|One word substitution||Synonyms||Antonyms||Phrases|
|Current Affairs of National and International Economy||Personalities in News||Indian Constitution||Sports News|
|Geography||Economics||Sports||Science in Everday Life|
Books are the most important aspect of exam preparation. Some of the books that candidates may refer to for the preparation of CMAT 2021 exam are given below. The students and experts most recommend these.
|Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||RS Agarwal|
|Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency||Ananta Ashisha|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency||Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan|
|Logical Reasoning||A modern approach to logical reasoning||RS Agarwal|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT||Nishit Sinha|
|Language Comprehension||The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability||Sujit Kumar|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension?||Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension||Gautam Puri|
|General Awareness||General Knowledge||Disha Experts|
|Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2016)||BS Sijwali|
There are many resources available for prospective candidates who wish to give CMAT 2021. Test takers can access a variety of practice test booklets and manuals available on the internet. The following table includes a curated list of the resoures that are bound to be highly advantageous to candidates during their CMAT preparation. Exam guides can be utilized by applicants who are just laying the groundwork, while the practice sets and solved papers will provide aid to those who are in the revision stage.
|3 Edge Advantage Series: CMAT Practice Sets||Ayush Gupta, Diwakar Sharma, Ashwani, R.K. Behl|
|Complete Reference Manual for CMAT||S.K. Sinha, S.Satyanarayan, Col. J.S. Rana|
|MBA Solved Papers (All Management Exams)||Gautam Puri|
|CMAT Exam Guide 2016||RPH Editorial Board|
|CMAT Entrance Guide that contains 5 mock tests||Disha Experts|
|Study Package for CMAT||Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay|
NTA has not set a syllabus for current affairs or general knowledge. For many candidates, this is a reason for discontentment and confusion since they have no idea what they have to study from because the the contents of the syllabus are so vast. General Awareness questions are divided into two main subsects: Static GK and Current GK.
|The Hindu||Financial Express||Economic Times|
|The Financial Times||Wall Street Journal||Hindu Business Line|
|Business Today||Business World||Manorama Year Book|
|Competition Success Review||Arihant GK||Lucent’s GK|
Ques. What are soms of the most important topics in the GK section of CMAT?
Ans. Candidates should try to focus on current affairs, history, economy and personalities in news the most.
Ques. How long should I study GK to prepare for CMAT 2021?
Ans. CMAT Toppers Kshitij Madan and Saras Suhane advice candidates to prepare daily for the GK section atleast 3-4 months prior to the exam. This can be done alongside preparation for other exams and can be mixed with preparation for other topics.
Ques. I am appearing for multiple management exams. How should I divide my preparation?
Ans. CMAT 2015 Topper Shubhandeep Basak appeared for many management entrance exams such as XAT, CAT, IIFT, SNAP, NMAT, and MAH CET, aside from CMAT and stated that he utilized the same preparation strategy for all of them:
Ques. What strategy should I use for revising for CMAT 2021?
Ans. Don’t give a lot of mock tests for the sake of completing mock tests. Make sure that whenever you complete a test, you fully analyze it. If you are completing a full mock test, it is important to maintain your concentration for 3 hours so that you can replicate the test environment.
Do not create a very time sensitive timetable, there should be space for flexibility. A subject should preferably be studied for 1-2 hours and not more than that. It is okay to mix subjects up. Since Logical Reasoning is time consuming, it is better to attempt the sections that you are most comfortable with first and not get fixated when you work on the LR section.
Ques. I have accidentally put the wrong address on my CMAT Application form. Can I change it?
Ans. Unfortunately there is no way to change the information on an application form that has already been submitted. You should re-register with the correct information.
Ques. Who should I talk to in regards to my certificate requirements? How soon will I get a response?
Ans. CMAT Customer Care Support is available on phone and email from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. The helpline numbers are 8429996897, 9453827201, and 9453827203. To email the customer care support, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queries will be responded within 2 business days or 48 hours.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College