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Urvashi Singhal

Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Apr 27, 2021

For understanding the pattern and difficulty level of the questions in CMAT exam, it is extremely important to solve CMAT Sample Papers. In this article, we have provided CMAT Sample Papers and CMAT Practice papers to help you in your preparation. Check CMAT Syllabus 

Time Management is the key to clearing any exam. Candidates must solve CMAT Question Paper to improve their time management skills along with accuracy and efficiency.  It is advisable to solve CMAT Previous Year Paper and CMAT Sample paper alternatively to get a better understanding of the exam pattern, difficulty level, and variety of questions.

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CMAT 2021 Mock Test

CMAT question papers are made available to the students at the official website of NTA-CMAT. The registered students giving the exam can download the mock test by using their respective CMAT login IDs and password. The entire method to download CMAT answer keys and CMAT question paper is mentioned below:

  • Candidates can visit the official NTA-CMAT website.
  • Go to CMAT answer key tab
  • Candidates need to mention their CMAT application number, password to download the paper.
  • Download CMAT question paper and answer key

CMAT Question Paper 2021 FAQs

Ques: Are there any chances to switch between the sections while giving CMAT 2021?

Ans. Yes, the candidates are allowed to switch from one section to another based on their preferences.

Ques: Is there any sectional time limit in this exam?

Ans. No, there is no sectional time limit.

Ques: How are marks given for CMAT exam?

Ans. Based on the marking scheme of CMAT 2021, for every correct answer, candidates will get +4 marks while for every wrong attempt, 1 marks will be deducted

Ques: What items are permitted inside the CMAT examination hall?

Ans. Candidates are not granted permission to carry any kind of personal items or electronic gadgets inside the examination center. In case they are carrying any personal items, it has to be kept outside.

Ques: Total number of times the CMAT exam conducted in a year?

Ans. The exam is taken only once per year.

Ques: Which colleges offering MBA courses accept the CMAT exam score for admission?

Ans. CMAT exam scores are accepted by more than 1000 B-Schools and colleges.

Ques: Is there any way to get a refund of the CMAT exam fee?

Ans. No, there is no refund policy for the application fee for the CMAT exam.

*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

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Ques. What is the CMAT cut off?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal 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 Vidushi 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 Nikkil Visha 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 Bhavya Rawal 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 Himani Arora 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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Practice Papers

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pradeepraje
Do they allow rough papers and extra stationary items in CMAT?
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surendra

Hi Pradeepraj

They will provide you with extra rough sheet for calculation and rough work after the completion of exam you have to return that sheet. You can bring your pen pencil eraser and other stationary items. But you are not allowed to bring any gadgets in the examination center.

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md hussain ansari
Should I prepare for the exam from Manohar pandey?
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dummy

Dear Md Hussain Ansari

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can prepare for CMAT Examination from S.K. Sinha, S. Satyanarayan and J.S. Rana books that are exclusive of Complete Reference Manual. You can prepare from Manoj Pandey but there are also other author-written books that will be helpful in CMAt Examination preparation. For more details, kindly go through this link – CMAT Syllabus 2020

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sadim ansari
Should I prepare for the exam GK part with the arihant book?
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surendra

Hi Sadim

Yes you can prepare for GK part from Arihant Book but there are some others books to or you can take the help of newspaper or magazines. Visit here on CMAT Preparation books to know more about which books you need to study

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arushi thankur
Is CMAT exam tough?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, CMAT is regarded to be a much easier exam than CAT. Despite this, the total number of test-takers for CAT is around thrice the number of CMAT.
 

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priya
Is calculator allowed in CMAT?
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kapila.gandrola

Hello Priya,

No, Calculator is not allowed in CMAT. There is no onscreen calculator as well. We recommend you to give mocks so as to accustom yourself without a calculator. For some practice papers, visit – CMAT Practice papers.

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koyena biswas
From which books should I prepare for the exam?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, 

Books for CMAT Author Name/Publisher
NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10 NCERT
Quantitative Aptitude Dr RS Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)
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prahasti
What type of questions will be there in the CMAT exam?
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common admission test

Hii Prahasti, Greetings from collegedunia. CMAT Exam has Objective Type questions in MCQ’s format i.e. each question will have four choices out of which only one choice will be a correct choice. For more details Click Here

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surabhi s
Is it wise to attempt all questions in the CMAT exam?
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common admission test

Hii Surabhi, Greetings from collegedunia. No, it is not wise to attend all Questions in CMAT Exam as there is provision of negative marking and every incorrect response your 1 marks will be deducted. For more details Click Here

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surabhi s
Where can I find previous year question papers?
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dummy

Dear Surabhi S

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can prepare for CMAT Examination with us by question paper available from previous years. For more details, kindly go through this link – CMAT Practice Paper


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