SRMCAT 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

    Anam Shams Anam Shams
    Content Curator

    SRMCAT 2020 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 2020 (SRM University Common Admission Test) is tentatively scheduled for the month of April next year. 

    SRMCAT 2020 EligibilitySRMCAT 2020 Admit CardSRMCAT 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights 

    Given below are the important highlights of exam pattern of SRMCAT 2020. 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020:

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

    SRMCAT 2020 Syllabus

    For the candidates, to score well in the exam it is important to know the SRMCAT 2020 syllabus. The detailed section-wise syllabus for SRMCAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Given below are the important instructions for SRMCAT 2020 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. 

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


    June 01, 2017SRMCAT 2020

    SRMCAT Result 2018

    SRMCAT 2018 Result will be announced online in the ...

    July 14, 2017SRMCAT 2020

    SRMCAT 2018 Application Form

    SRMCAT 2018 Application Form will be available fro ...

    May 30, 2017SRMCAT 2020

    SRMCAT 2018 Exam Pattern

    SRMCAT 2018 exam is conducted in an online mode (C ...

    May 30, 2017SRMCAT 2020

    SRMCAT 2018 Admit Card

    SRMCAT 2018 Admit Card will be released in the mon ...




    No Comments To Show