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CMAT Exam Pattern 2022: Marking Scheme, Section-wise Pattern, Duration, Syllabus

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Sachin Gupta

| Updated On -Jun 19, 2021

CMAT Exam Pattern is provided in detail by NTA. No major changes are expected in the exam pattern for CMAT 2022. The exam conducting body introduced a new optional section of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the 2021 exam which consisted of 25 questions with an additional time limit of 30 minutes. CMAT 2022 exam is expected to be conducted in March 2022 and the application process will tentatively begin in the second week of February 2022. Check CMAT 2022 Application process. 

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NTA will conduct CMAT 2022 in online Computer Based Test mode. CMAT 2022 will have 5 sections viz. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and General Awareness as per updated CMAT Exam Pattern 2022. As per past trends, 25 questions carrying 4 marks each will be asked from each section. Candidates are advised to prepare each section well in order to crack CMAT 2022 exam. Check CMAT Preparation Strategy

CMAT Latest Updates

  • May 19: NTA is expected to release CMAT 2022 Official Notification soon. Check here
  • May 15: Top AICTE affiliated Colleges that provide admission based on CMAT score. Check here
  • May 10: CMAT Previous Year Papers are available for download. Check here
  • May 1: CMAT Toppers suggest section-wise most important topics for preparation. Check here

CMAT Exam Pattern

CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode  Online (Computer Based Test)
Duration 3 hours (30 minutes extra for candidates opting for Innovation & Entrepreneurship section)
Sectional Time Limit None
Nature of Questions Objective Type (MCQ’s)
Number of Choices Four Choices, out of which only one choice will be a correct choice
Number of Questions 125 Questions*
Total Marks 125 Marks
Marks Awarded +4 for every correct answer
Negative Marking -1 for every wrong answer
Medium English Only

*An extra optional section consisting of 25 questions was added to CMAT 2021 exam. It is expected that this section on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be included in CMAT 2022 as well.

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CMAT Section-wise Patten

CMAT 2022 Section-wise Pattern

As per CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern, there will be 5 sections in the exam and each section will carry an equal weightage of 25 marks.

Section Number of questions
Language Comprehension 25
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25
Logical Reasoning 25
General Awareness 25
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (optional) 25
Total 100

Candidates must take note of the following points regarding CMAT section-wise exam pattern:

  • Candidates can switch between sections at their convenience
  • However, it is recommended that candidates complete a section before moving on to the next one. 
  • Candidates can attempt the questions in any order. 
  • There will be no sectional time limit in CMAT 2022 

Candidates must go through the below-mentioned table to know about the types of questions and important topics for each section in CMAT 2022 exam:

Section Question Type Important Questions
Language Comprehension Fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, etc.  para-jumbles, fill in the blanks, identification of word meaning by selecting correct synonyms and antonyms, idioms, sentence correction, identification of correct sentences, etc.
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Standalone Questions bar graphs, pie charts, tables, Arithmetic operations, Modern Maths, Geometry, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Number Systems, Fraction and Decimals, 
Logical Reasoning Set-Based Questions/ Standalone Questions Puzzles, Statements and Conclusions, Cause and effect, Assumptions and Conclusions and missing term
General Awareness Standalone Questions Conventional, Current and Business & Economics General Knowledge
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Standalone Questions To be updated

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Marking Scheme

CMAT 2022 Marking Scheme

Candidates need to be aware of the Marking Scheme for CMAT 2022. The details of the marking scheme as per CMAT Exam Pattern 2022 are tabulated below:

Particulars Marks Allotted
For Every Correct Response +4
For Every Wrong Response -1
For Unattempted Question 0

CMAT Syllabus

CMAT Syllabus 2022

It is extremely important to go through the entire syllabus for CMAT exam before starting with the preparations. Given below are the topics that cover the complete CMAT Syllabus 2022:

Section Topics
Language Comprehension Jumbled Paragraphs, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, Sentence Correction, Paragraph Completion, \ Idioms and Phrases, English Usage Errors, Sentence Improvement, One-word substitution, Synonyms, Antonyms, Phrases 
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 Charts
Logical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning, Statement Assumptions, Analogy Test, Inferences, Statement Arguments, 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 
General Awareness Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Personalities in News, Indian Constitution, Sports News, Trade Awareness, Politics, History, Culture, Geography, Economics, Sports Science in Everyday Life 

Recommended Books

Best Books for CMAT 2022

Subject Book Name Author
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

CMAT Recommended Newspapers/Magazines

Type Papers
Newspapers The Hindu
Business Standard
The Indian Express
Financial Express 
Economic Times 
Hindu Business Line
Magazine Business Today
Business World
Manorama Year Book
Competition Success Review
Arihant GK
Lucent’s GK

Comparative Analysis

CMAT vs XAT vs CAT vs SNAP - A Comparative Analysis

Mode of Exam Computer Based Test Computer Based Test Computer Based Test Computer Based Test
Number of Questions 100  100  60 100 + 25(optional)
Total Time Duration 180 minutes 180 minutes 60 minutes 180 minutes + 30 minutes extra(for Innovation & Entrepreneurship section)
Type of Questions MCQs MCQ and Subjective Type MCQs MCQs
Marking Scheme +1 mark for a correct answer +3 mark for a correct answer +1 mark for a correct answer +4 mark for a correct answer
- 0.25 mark for an incorrect answer No Negative Marking for subjective questions - 0.25 mark for an incorrect answer - 1 mark for an incorrect answer
Beyond 8 unanswered questions, 0.05 marks will be deducted for each unanswered question. -1 marks for every wrong answer in objective questions
Sectional Time Limit None 1 hour for each section None None
Sections Verbal & Reading Comprehension Verbal and Logical Ability Analytical & Logical Reasoning Language Comprehension
Quantitative Ability Decision Making Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning
Data adequacy and logical reasoning Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability General Awareness
General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Exam Pattern FAQs

CMAT Exam Pattern 2022 FAQs

Ques. What are some 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 2022? 

Ans. CMAT Toppers Kshitij Madan and Saras Suhane advise candidates to prepare daily for the GK section at least 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 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: 

  • After completing a certain section, he would take section-wise mock tests to figure out his weaknesses. 
  • After working rigorously on his faults, he would take full length mock tests. 
  • His main objective in completing mock tests included getting comfortable with the test environment. 
  • For preparation, he used material provided by T.I.M.E institute, as well as Quantum Cat by Sarvesh Sharma, MBA Entrance Examinations by Nishit Sinha, Six Weeks to Words of Power by Wilfred Funk, and Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis. 
  • For GK, he mainly kept himself updated by reading several different newspapers. Guesswork isn’t useful in this section since the applicant either knows the answer or doesn’t. 

Ques. What strategy should I use for revising for CMAT 2022? 

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 CMAT 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 regarding 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

Queries will be responded to 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.

CMAT 2021 : 11 answered questions


Ques. What is the CMAT cut off?

● Top Answer By Ranjan Thakur on 28 Apr 21

Ans. CMAT is an entrance exam for students looking to pursue MBA or PGDM at AICTE approved management institutes. It is a three-hour computer-based test and it will assure you admission to AICTE approved MBA/PGDM courses. It is a moderately difficult exam and includes around 100 questions in total that are further divided into four sections. These are Quantitative techniques and Data interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. All of these sections constitute 25 questions each on the test. Moreover, if you are looking for a comparison, CMAT is quite easy as compared to CAT or XAT. Other than this, here are a few cutoffs for some of the popular colleges across the country for 2020: College Cutoff JIBMS Mumbai 99+ Goa Institute of Management 95+ KSOM, Bhubaneshwar 95+ Jaipuria Institute of Management 85+ IMT, Hyderabad & Nagpur 80+ Additionally, the selection procedure also varies from college to college. Each of them also has its own admission portal as well. It is advisable to go through the list of colleges and their admission portals before you plan to appear for the exam. You need to clear your basics, have a good speed and accuracy, and a decent presence of mind. All these factors coupled together will help you crack the exam easily. You can also look to attempt mock tests and practice them.Read more
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Ques. What is the CMAT exam pattern like?

● Top Answer By Anmol Singh on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT or Common Aptitude Management Test is a computer-based test conducted by NTA (previously by AICTE). This exam is of objective nature. The internal mentor of mine from TIME Institute informed us that the CMAT question paper contains 100 MCQs with four options each to choose the right answer from. You are allowed to submit your responses in 3 hours, following which the test window will be closed automatically. Similar to other management entrance tests, the exam has four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: You need to focus on Arithmetic and Modern Maths and have strong basics and good familiarity with all possible questions that could be framed from these two topics.  Data Interpretation demands to focus on bar graphs and pie charts.  Along with this, you need to be comfortable and confident in topics such as Algebra, Mensuration, Geometry, Number Systems, Trigonometry, etc. Logical Reasoning It is an analytical way of thinking about a given problem statement, analyzing and evaluating information gathered from observation and experience, to reach certain conclusions.  Critical/Logical Reasoning clarifies goals considering certain assumptions, apprehends hidden values, and evaluates evidence to assess rational conclusions.  You should work on skills like observation, interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, estimation, and explanation. General Awareness General awareness includes topics on history, geography, current affairs – economic, business, sports, corporate events, etc.  Questions related to entertainment, politics, and the environment are also asked.  You are advised to stay updated with the recent important events happening in India and across the globe. You can follow good English dailies and good magazines such as The Hindu, Competition success review, etc. Language Comprehension Traditional reading comprehension is basically a paragraph with 5 questions revolving around the author’s viewpoint, idea, etc.  CMAT’s language comprehension would be easier as compared to that of other competitive exams, as direct questions would be asked.  Develop a habit of reading, as it will eventually build your Comprehension skills. Vocabulary includes Para-jumbles, Antonyms & Synonyms, and grammar (idioms & phrases, Sentence correction, Sentence completion, fill in the blanks, Interference & Judgement, Facts, analogy, etc). Here is an overview of the marking scheme: Subject No of questions Marks Quantitative Ability 25 100 Verbal Ability 25 100 Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation 25 100 General Awareness 25 100 Each section comprises 25 questions, where each question carries four marks. This makes each section weigh 100 marks equally and hence the entire exam is graded out of 400 marks. However, unanswered questions do not cause mark deductions. You are advised to take more and more mock tests for CMAT, to get more familiar with the exam pattern, and to develop the required temperament for the exam.Read more
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Ques. Which is the best B school to get in using a CMAT/MAT score?

● Top Answer By Aditya Som on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT, commonly known as the Common Management Aptitude Test, is a computer-based entrance exam conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses in over 1000 B-schools across India. The duration of the exam is three hours with the question paper consisting of 100 questions from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. You can refer to the table given below for the cutoffs released by various B schools, analyzed as per the previous year's trends. These colleges have been recommended by our mentor from Erudite Institute. Listed below are the names of the colleges and their cut offs:  Name of the College Cutoff JBIMS, Mumbai 99.99 %ile Sydenham(SIMREE), Mumbai  99.92%ile SIES Mumbai 99.8%ile MET, Mumbai 98%ile KJ Somaiya, Mumbai 97%ile Goa Institute of Management Great Lakes Institute of Management PUMBA, Pune Indira Institute of Management, Pune 95%ile  IPE Hyderabad IFMR, Chennai 90%ile  NIBM, Pune Welingkar Institute, Mumbai N.L Dalmia Institute, Mumbai 85%ile XISS Ranchi HR IMT Navi Mumbai ISME, Mumbai 80%ile  Welingkar Institute, Bangalore Soil Institute of Management NIA Pune 75%ile  ADANI Institute of Infrastructure Management 70%ile These colleges may not be Tier 1 institutions but are good B Schools that admit students on the basis of their CMAT scores. These management institutes conduct group discussions and personal interviews to select candidates for MBA/PGDM programs post declaration of CMAT exam results. The admission process of each institute is independent and according to their academic cycle.Read more
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Ques. What is the benefit of the CMAT rather than the MAT?

● Top Answer By Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra on 02 Feb 21

Ans. The CMAT exam is conducted by the National Test Agency and is accepted by many top colleges for their MBA programs compared to the MAT exam. CMAT also has a greater number of colleges that accept CMAT scores for their admission process. CMAT also enjoys better recognition compared to the MAT exam. Many tier 1 CMAT colleges enjoy better brand recognition in the industry. Even further some of the tier 1 colleges that used to accept MAT scores such as Great Lakes Chennai are now considering CMAT scores for their screening process. The major differences in the pattern of the CMAT and the MAT tests are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT MAT Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs 30mins (150 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 5 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 200 Marks. 40 marks for each section. Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Marks Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. -0.25 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. MAT exam also does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 5 sections namely Language Comprehension, Intelligence and, Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment. Unlike the CMAT exam MAT exam is conducted both in online and offline modes. Thus, the CMAT exam has many more benefits and opportunities compared to the MAT exam.Read more
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Ques. Is the difficulty level of exams like the NMAT, Snap, and the CMAT the same?

● Top Answer By Sneha on 02 Feb 21

Ans. NMAT, SNAP, and CMAT are some of the Management entrance aptitude tests conducted by different exam bodies in India. All these exams have a set of colleges that accepts these scores. All three exams are computer-based and follow Objective Type Questions (MCQ) question format. These three exams have varying difficulty levels. SNAP conducted by Symbiosis University is tough compared to the other two exams NMAT and CMAT. NMAT and SNAP have a similar level of difficulty but SNAP has a tough choice of questions compared to NMAT. CMAT is the least difficult exam among all the three exams. The pattern differences between the exam are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT NMAT SNAP Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs (120 minutes) 1 Hr (60 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 3 sections 3 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 120 Marks 60 marks Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Mark + 1 Mark Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. No negative marking for incorrect answers and unattempted questions. -0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt. Sectional Time Limits: CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. Whereas NMAT has sectional time limits. Language Skills (22 mins), Quantitative Aptitude (60 mins), Logical Reasoning (38 mins). SNAP exam does not have sectional time limits. The exam comprises 3 exams namely No sectional time limits. General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Section selection: Candidates can answer from any section of their choice in CMAT.  In NMAT candidates can choose the order of sections of their choice. The questions will appear in the order chosen by the candidates. In short, if the exams are to be arranged based on difficulty then SNAP> NMAT> CMAT. SNAP is the most difficult followed by NMAT and then CMAT.Read more
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How often should I practice from the sample papers to have a score around 350?
sinbad chongtham

There is no limit to how often you should practice. To score 350 marks off 500 needs effort and regular practice. Practicing the sample papers consistently as much as you can will help you score good marks. However, the marks you score in your exam entirely depend on how you perform on that particular day. 

Do I have to attempt all the questions? Is there any negative marking if I leave half of the questions unattempted?
aniket ranjan

No, There is no restriction on number of questions you attempt. You should attempt Questions wisely as there is a provision of negative marking and for every incorrect response your 1 mark will be deducted. There is no negative marking for unanswered questions. 

dharshini rajendran
Is Wren and Martin Book sufficent for preparation of Reading Comprehension?
sinbad chongtham

Wren and Martin Grammar Book will not be sufficient for the CMAT exam. You should also refer other books like How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma, The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning by Nishit K Sinha, A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr RS Aggarwal, Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for MBA Exams, etc.

shruti verma
From which books should I prepare for logical reasoning?
mrittika mallick

There are a number of books for preparing Logical Reasoning that is available on the internet and the market. Some of the most recommended books are:

The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT by SK Sinha, S Satyanarayan and JS Rana

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education

The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr R S Aggarwal

Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations by TIME

yash raj singh
Is is possible to clear the cutoff by scoring 122 marks in the exam?
aniket ranjan

No, Your score is low for CMAT cutoff. You need to score at least 150 or above for getting admission in different institutes and For top Institute Your must be above 200 as most of the good colleges across the country prefer marks above 200 in CMAT entrance exam.

ramesh kumar gupta
For each correct and incorrect answer, how many marks are given and deduced respectively?
aniket ranjan

The CMAT paper consists of 4 sections and 25 questions are asked from each section. Each question carry 4 marks. So for every correct response you will be awarded with 4 marks and for every incorrect response your 1 mark will be deducted. 

What the syllabus(along with weightage) of quantitative aptitude section?
aniket ranjan

CMAT Exam consists of 4 sections and each section has equal weightage. The Quantitative Section is designed to assess the your numerical aptitude and basic mathematical ability. The section consists Questions from Profit & Loss, Algebra, Percentages, Ratios and Proportion, Geometry and many more. To know full Syllabus Visit:- CMAT SYLLABUS

Please tell me about how to prepare for the reasoning section online?
aniket ranjan

In Logical Reasoning Section they test your logical ability. Majority of the questions are asked from coding-decoding, blood relations, and verbal reasoning. There are number of Online website where you can practice this kind of problems. Online lectures are also available from where you can try to make notes, word lists and shortcut tricks. Also NTA releases an official mock test on the website, do practice it to get a hold of how the question paper will look like on exam day. 

Will all the sections carry equal weightage in the exam?
aniket ranjan

Yes, The CMAT Exam consists of 4 sections Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. All sections consists of 25 Questions , each carrying 4 marks. 

Can I use same sample papers as that of MAT?
aniket ranjan

Yes, You can use sample papers as that of MAT as both MAT and CMAT are Mangement entrance exam having same syllabus. However, the difference lies in test structure and difficulty level of the question paper. Since CMAT entrance exam is little bit tougher than MAT entrance exam. 

surabhi s
What is the syllabus of language comprehension?
aniket ranjan

NTA has not released the official syllabus of CMAT 2021. However, the syllabus of Language comprehensive will consists of topics like Reading comprehsnion, grammar, usage errors, para jumbles, fill in blank, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Improvement and Odd one out. For more details visit:- CMAT SYLLABUS

mohammed najamuddin
What are the important topics in logical reasoning section?
aniket ranjan

Important topics of Logical Reasoning Section of CMAT Exam are Analytical reasoning, linear arrangements, number series, blood relationship, arrangements, Cause and Effects, Analogy Test and Direction. For more details visit:- CMAT SYLLABUS

bhagyashri kene
Which section was the toughest and which one was easiest in the exam?
aniket ranjan

CMAT Paper analysis for the 2020 Exam reveals that the CMAT paper was of moderate difficulty level. The Logical Reasoning Section was the most difficult section of the paper and Language Comprehension was easiest Section. For more details visit:- CMAT PAPER ANALYSIS

shubham sharma
What are the important topics in reasoning section?
aniket ranjan

The reasoning Section of CMAT Exam consists of 25 Questions. Some of important topics of this section are Puzzles, Statements and Conclusions, Cause and effect, Assumptions and Conclusions and missing term. 

ananya pandey
Will there be single paper or more than one subject paper in CMAT?
aniket ranjan

CMAT or Common Aptitude Management Test is a computer-based test conducted Once every year by NTA (previously by AICTE). CMAT is single paper with 5 sections in total each with 25 questions.

fauzia shahid
What is the marking scheme of the exam?
aniket ranjan

The CMAT Exam consists of 25 questions from each section and each question carry 4 marks. There is provision of negative marking also and for every incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted. 

karan rathod
From which coaching should I prepare for the exam?
diya suresh

You can choose from different coaching centers available across the country. it is suggested to choose the one which is nearest to you so that travelling time can be saved. Also there are several online and offline resources like mock test papers, previous year question papers, reference books that can help in score well in the exam.

utkarsha khatri
Do I need to give all the papers?
diya suresh

For CMAT there is only 1 paper which needs to be passed to be selected for next round of counselling. There will be 5 sections in total each with 25 questions. There is no sectional time limit for the exam, hence candidates can answer questions from any section. Correct response will yield you 4 marks and 1 marks will be deducted for wrong answer. Find more details at CMAT 2021 exam pattern.

How many sections are subjective and how many are objectives?
diya suresh

There will be total 5 sections in the exam 2021 and for all sections there will be objective type questions. Every section carries equal weightage i.e. 25 questions. The test wil be conducted in online CBT or computer based mode. To register for the exam, eligible students need to apply online on the official website.

saksham mahajan
Which online coachings are good to prepare the whole syllabus of CMAT?
manisha malik

Online coaching institutes can provide you easy access to the content at any time. Here is the list of the coaching institutes to prepare for the CMAT exam:

  1. Endeavourcareer
  2. Hitbullseye
  3. Gradeup
  4. Imsindia
  5. Studybuzz

To get the details regarding the preparation of the exam, click here – CMAT Preparation Tips.