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SRMCAT 2019 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

Updated On - October 9th 2018

SRMCAT 2019 is conducted in online mode i.e. computer based test. There are 100 questions in the question paper and consist of 300 marks. The type of question paper is objective type. Candidate will get 2 hour and 30 minutes to complete the question paper. SRMCAT 2019 (SRM University Common Admission Test) is tentatively scheduled for the month of April next year. 

SRMCAT 2019 EligibilitySRMCAT 2019 Admit CardSRMCAT 2019 Application Form 
  • Question paper will only appear in English language only.
  • Every correct answer is awarded 3 marks.
  • Wrong answer leads to the deduction of 1 mark.
  • Exam consists of 5 section having questions of general knowledge, quantitative, logical reasoning, English and data interpretation.

SRMCAT 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights 

Given below are the important highlights of exam pattern of SRMCAT 2019. The question paper will be conducted in English language in online mode only.

Exam Pattern Highlight
Exam ModeComputer based Test (Online)
Number of papers1
Number of questions100 questions
Number of partsFive
Question Paper TypeMultiple Choice Questions
NIMCET Total marks300
Exam duration150 minutes
Exam languageEnglish
Marking Scheme3 marks for each correct response
Negative Marking1 mark for each incorrect response

SRMCAT 2019 Exam Pattern

SRMCAT is conducted in online mode. There are a total number of 100 questions to be done in 150 minutes. The type of the question paper is objective type. The question paper will only available in English language. Every correct answer is awarded 3 marks. There is also a negative marking of 1/3rd i.e. every wrong answer will result in the deduction of 1 mark.

SRMCAT 2019 Exam consist of five parts having questions on different subjects. The questions were based on data interpretation, quantitative, reasoning, GK/ CA/ BA and English. There are a total number of 20 questions in each part. The complete paper is of 300 marks.

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Data Interpretation2060
GK/ CA/ BA2060

Marking scheme

SRMCAT 2019 Exam consist of 300 marks. Each question carries equal marks in question paper. For every correct answer candidates will be awarded 3 marks. There is one third negative marking in the question paper. There is a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

Given below is the marking scheme of SRMCAT 2019:

Every single correct answer will get3 marks
Every single wrong answer result in deduction of1 mark

SRMCAT 2019 Syllabus

For the candidates, to score well in the exam it is important to know the SRMCAT 2019 syllabus. The detailed section-wise syllabus for SRMCAT 2019 is given below:

Data Interpretation

The section of data interpretation checks the candidate’s ability to pick out critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations. Given below is the syllabus for Data Interpretation candidates should check for the better understanding of the subject.

  1. Data Interpretation based on text
  2. Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables
  • Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram, etc.

Quantitative Section

This section of quantitative checks the candidate’s skill in solving mathematical problems of graduate level, plus two or equivalent level. Given below is the syllabus for quantitative candidates should check for the ample knowledge and to score well in exam.

Quantitative Syllabus
Ratios and ProportionRatios
 Percentages In – equations
Algebra and Profit & LossAverages
Percentages Partnership & Time – Speed – Distance
 Work and time Probability
 Permutations & Combinations --

Reasoning Section

This section of reasoning checks the candidate’s skill on solving logical reasoning. Given below is the syllabus for reasoning:

Reasoning Syllabus
PuzzlesIdentifying valid inferences
SyllogismsIdentifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments
 FunctionsStatements and Conclusions
 Family tree – identifying relationship among group of peopleCause and Effect
Symbol Based problemsIdentifying Probably true
Coding and decodingProbably false
SequencingDefinitely true
Identifying next number in seriesDefinitely false kind of statement
Critical reasoningLinear arrangements
Visual reasoningMatrix arrangements
Assumption – Premise – ConclusionStatements and assumptions
Assertion and reasons--

English Section

The section of English checks the candidates understanding of English language and grammar. Given below is the syllabus of English candidates should check.

English Syllabus
Comprehension of passageVerbal Reasoning
Fill in the BlanksJumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences
Sentence CorrectionSentence completion
Sentence CorrectionOdd man out
IdiomsOne word substitution
 Different usage of same word etc.--

GK/ CA/ BA Section

This section checks the candidate’s knowledge on Business Affairs, current affairs and General knowledge. Candidates can check the syllabus given below for GK.

General Knowledge Syllabus
Current AffairsBusiness
Punch line of companiesTop officials of big companies
Major corporate eventsFamous award and prizes
GeographyInternational organizations
Social issuesSports

SRMCAT 2019 Recommended Books

Books play an important part in the life of candidates preparing for entrance exam. Given below are some of the important books which would be helpful in the preparation of SRMCAT 2019 exam.

Quantitative Section

Book NameAuthor
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission TestsSarvesh K. Verma

Data Interpretation

Book NameAuthor
How to prepare for data interpretationArun Sharma
CAT 2017 Data Interpretation Gautam Puri
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency for CAT Dinesh K Sinha


Book NameAuthor
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Gautam Puri
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma

Reasoning Section

Book NameAuthor
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CATArun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S Aggarwal

GK/ CA / BA Section

Book NameAuthor
Current Affairs & General Knowledge for Competitive ExamsDisha Experts

SRMCAT 2019 Exam Day Instructions

Given below are the important instructions for SRMCAT 2019 candidates should follow:

  • Candidate should reach the exam center 1 hour prior than the exam.
  • It is compulsory to bring admit card, without the admit card entry would be prohibited.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • Failure to follow instruction written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 

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