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CMAT Syllabus 2019: Check here CMAT topic wise syllabus

Updated On - August 24th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

CMAT 2019 Syllabus- The organising body does not release the syllabus for CMAT officially. National Testing Agency (NTA) will now be conducting CMAT instead of AICTE. NTA has proclaimed that there will be no change in the pattern and syllabus of the examination for now. However, on the basis of previous years’ CMAT Question Papers, we have curated CMAT Syllabus for all four sections- Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

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As per NTA, CMAT 2019 is scheduled for January 28 in online mode. Every year, around 60 thousand applicants appear for the test across India. NTA will also release a few mock tests for practice in the 3rd week of August 2018 at its official website The following article details out the list of section-wise topics that comes in CMAT exam, read on.

CMAT 2019 is a computer-based test that will be conducted in single session. The test is of 3-hours in total. All questions will be objective in nature. Here is a quick glance at CMAT Exam Pattern:

SectionNo. of questionsTotal MarksMarking Scheme
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation25100+4 for every correct answer and for each wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted.
Language Comprehension25100
Logical Reasoning25100
General Awareness25100

CMAT Syllabus 2019-Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  • This section is designed to assess a candidate’s Numerical Aptitude and basic Mathematical Ability.
  • It also evaluates the rate of problem solving capability of the candidates and their understanding of certain Mathematical concepts.
  • Data Interpretation includes understanding of data given in various statistical forms like Pie Charts, Graphs etc. and solving problems based on the interpreted data.
  • The candidates must know various shortcuts to calculations like common multiple digit multiplications, log tables, squares and cubes in order to enhance the problem-solving speed.

Detailed CMAT Syllabus for QA/DI

Geometry(Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc.)
Ratios and ProportionPercentages
In-equations Quadratic and linear equationsAlgebra
Profit & LossAverages
Partnership (Accounts)Time-Speed-Distance
Work and timeNumber system
HCF & LCMGeometric Progression
Arithmetic progressionArithmetic mean
Geometric meanHarmonic mean
Number Base SystemBODMAS
MensurationAllegation & Mixtures
WorkPipes and Cisterns
Simple Interest & Compound InterestSet Theory
Venn diagramInstallment Payments
Permutations CombinationsTrigonometry
VectorsBinomial Expansion
Co-ordinate geometryLogarithm
CalendarMaxima & Minima Progression
Surds & IndicesComplex numbers

Read more about  CMAT QA/DI Section

CMAT 2019 Syllabus-Logical Reasoning

This section is devised to evaluate the candidates’ ability to solve various problems logically and analytically. The various topics included in this section are:

Critical reasoningVisual reasoning
Seating ArrangementSelection
DirectionBlood Relations
Assumption-Premise-ConclusionAssertion and reasons
Clocks and CalendarsAnalogy Test
Cause and EffectsRanking Tests
Statements and assumptionsIdentifying valid inferences
Identifying argumentsStatements and conclusions
Cause and EffectIdentifying probably true probably false
Matrix ArrangementsNon Verbal Reasoning

Read more about  CMAT Logical Reasoning Section

CMAT 2019 Syllabus- Language Comprehension

This section assess the candidates’ command over the English language, his Reading Comprehension ability and Critical Reasoning. The questions in this section includes the following topics:

Verbal ReasoningSyllogisms
Contextual usageAnalogies
AntonymsFill In the Blanks
Jumbled paragraphsSentence Correction
Foreign language words used in EnglishSentence completion
Sentence correctionOdd one out
IdiomsOne word substitution
Different usage of same word Fact Inference and Judgement (FIJ)

Read more about  CMAT Verbal Ability Section

CMAT Syllabus 2019- General Awareness 

This section covers two topics- Current Affairs and Static GK. Candidates can prepare from the topics given below:

Current AffairsBusiness
Punch line of companiesTop officials of big companies
Major corporate eventsFamous award and prizes
World RecordsBooks and authors
GeographyInternational organizations
Important quotationsSocial issues
Politics Everyday life

CMAT Syllabus FAQ's

Ques: What are the important topics in Quantitative Aptitude section?

Ans:  Following are the some important topics of this section:

  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Percentages/Profit & Loss
  • Time and Work
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Series and Progression

Ques: Name some prepration books for Logical Reasoning?

Ans: A modern approach to logical reasoning by RS agarwal and How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Arun Sharma.

Ques: How many questions will be asked from each section?

Ans: 25 questions will be asked from each section.

Ques: Do I have any breaks during the test?

Ans: No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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