SRMHCAT 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On -Jun 10, 2021

SRMHCAT 2021 will be conducted in online mode i.e. computer based test. There will be a total of 100 questions in the question paper of 300 marks. The type of question paper will only have objective type questions. Candidates will get 2 hours time to complete the question paper. 

  • The exam consists of 5 sections having questions of general knowledge, quantitative, logical reasoning, English, and data interpretation. Check SRMHCAT 2021 Syllabus
  • The question paper will be available only in the English language only.
  • Every correct answer is awarded 3 marks.
  • The wrong answer leads to the deduction of 1 mark.

Read the article to know more about SRMHCAT exam pattern, syllabus, books, and marking scheme.

SRMHCAT 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights 

Given below are the important highlights of the exam pattern of SRMHCAT 2021. The question paper will be conducted in the English language in online mode only.

Exam Pattern Highlight
Exam Mode Computer based Test (Online)
Number of papers 1
Number of questions 100 questions
Number of parts Five
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
NIMCET Total marks 300
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam language English
Marking Scheme 3 marks for each correct response
Negative Marking 1 mark for each incorrect response

SRMHCAT 2021 Exam Pattern

  • SRMHCAT is conducted in online mode. There are a total number of 100 questions to be done in 120 minutes.
  • The type of question paper is objective type. The question paper will only available in the 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.
  • SRMHCAT 2021 Exam consists of five parts having questions on different subjects.
  • The questions will be 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.
Subjects Number of Questions Number of Marks
Data Interpretation 20 60
Quantitative 20 60
Reasoning 20 60
English 20 60
GK/ CA/ BA 20 60
Total 100 300

SRMHCAT 2021 Marking scheme

  • SRMHCAT 2021 consists of 300 marks. Each question carries equal marks in the question paper.
  • For every correct answer candidates will be awarded 3 marks. 
  • There is a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

Given below is the marking scheme of SRMHCAT 2021:

Question Marks
Every single correct answer will get 3 marks
Every single wrong answer result in deduction of 1 mark

SRMHCAT 2021 Syllabus

For the candidates, to score well in the exam it is important to know the SRMHCAT 2021 syllabus. The detailed section-wise syllabus for SRMHCAT 2021 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 Proportion Ratios
 Percentages  In – equations
Algebra and Profit & Loss Averages
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
Puzzles Identifying valid inferences
Syllogisms Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments
 Functions Statements and Conclusions
 Family tree – identifying relationship among group of people Cause and Effect
Symbol Based problems Identifying Probably true
Coding and decoding Probably false
Sequencing Definitely true
Identifying next number in series Definitely false kind of statement
Critical reasoning Linear arrangements
Visual reasoning Matrix arrangements
Assumption – Premise – Conclusion Statements 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 passage Verbal Reasoning
Syllogisms Antonyms
Fill in the Blanks Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences
Sentence Correction Sentence completion
Sentence Correction Odd man out
Idioms One 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 Affairs Business
Punch line of companies Top officials of big companies
Major corporate events Famous award and prizes
Science History
Geography International organizations
Social issues Sports
Finance Automobiles
Entertainment Politics

SRMHCAT 2021 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 SRMHCAT 2021 exam.

Books for Quantitative Section

Book Name Author
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests Sarvesh K. Verma

Books for Data Interpretation

Book Name Author
How to prepare for data interpretation Arun Sharma
CAT 2017 Data Interpretation  Gautam Puri
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency for CAT  Dinesh K Sinha

Books for English

Book Name Author
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension  Gautam Puri
Objective General English S.P. Bakshi
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma

Books for Reasoning Section

Book Name Author
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal

Books for GK/ CA / BA Section

Book Name Author
Current Affairs & General Knowledge for Competitive Exams Disha Experts

SRMHCAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions

Given below are the important instructions for SRMHCAT 2021 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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