CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 Check Latest Exam Pattern & Syllabus [PDF]

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the CMAT Exam Pattern on the official website. Students who will be appearing for the exam must check the CMAT Exam Pattern as it would be very helpful for them for exam preparation. It is expected that the CMAT Exam Pattern will be the same as the previous year. The important date of the application process and examination will be available in the notification of CMAT 2021.  Students are advised to regularly check the official website for the latest update of the exam. Interested applicants can check the full detailed CMAT Exam Pattern from this article.

CMAT Exam Pattern

In this article, we will discuss the CMAT Exam Pattern for the applicants who are willing to qualify for the competitive exam of CMAT 2021. They need to check the exam pattern to understand the marking scheme well. CMAT Exam Pattern can be a good source of guidance for them while preparing for the exam.

The National Testing Agency will invite the application for admission to various Post Graduate programs across the country through the Common Management Admission Test 2021 (CMAT-2021). On the basis of the previous year’s notification, it is expected that they will start the registration process of the Common Management Admission Test 2021 in the month of November 2020. Eligible candidates should fill the application form on or before the given deadline. It is expected that they will conduct the exam in the month of January 2021.

They will release the CMAT Admit Card soon on the official website. The applicants are advised to check the official website regularly to get further updates on the exam. Refer to this article to know about the detailed structure of the CMAT Exam Pattern.

CMAT 2021 Important Dates

You can check the dates of the exam based on the previous year from the table given below:

EventsDates( Tentative)
Registration Release DateNovember 2020
Last date to applyTo be notified soon
CMAT Admit CardTo be notified soon
Exam DateTo be notified soon
ResultTo be notified soon
Official websiteClick Here

CMAT Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the exam pattern from the table given below:

TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Questions100
Total Marks400
Duration3 hours
Negative MarkingYes
Medium of ExamEnglish
Number of Sections4
Subjects Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness

CMAT Exam Pattern: Distribution of Marks

Candidates can check the distribution of marks from the table given below:

Sections No of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation25100
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100
General Awareness25100

CMAT Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

You can check the steps given below to calculate the score:

  • For every correct answer, add 4 marks
  • For every incorrect answer, deduct 1 marks
  • For every un-attempted question, add 0 marks

CMAT Exam Pattern: Syllabus

You can check the syllabus for all the four section from the table given below:

Language ComprehensionFill in the blanks, Jumbled Paragraphs, Correction of error, Sentence Completion, Word usage, Synonyms/Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and etc
Logical ReasoningAnalogy, Analytical Reasoning, Calendar, Syllogism, Cubes, Puzzles, Coding & Decoding, Cause and Effect, Statement-Conclusion, Family Tree and etc
Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationQuantitative Aptitude: Percentages, Profit & Loss, Interest, LCM & HCF, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Averages, Set theory, Trigonometry, Inequalities, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Permutations & Combinations, Venn Diagrams, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, Probability Functions, Surds & Indices, and etc Data Interpretation: Data analysis, Graphs, Pie charts, Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, and etc
General AwarenessStatic GK, Current Affairs, Politics, Awards & Recognitions, History, Business & Economy, World Events, Constitution of India and etc

Download CMAT Syllabus PDF

Best Books for CMAT Preparation

There is a variety of books available in the market for the preparation of CMAT 2021. But you should purchase only those books that would help you in the preparation of the exam. In order to choose the right one, take the suggestion of books from your friends, seniors, teachers, or any knowledgeable person. You can consider the following list of books suggested by us while preparing for the exam.

Subject NameBook NameAuthor Name
Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationHow to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationAbhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
Language ComprehensionWord Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Language ComprehensionHigh School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin
Language ComprehensionVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh
Logical ReasoningLogical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha
Logical ReasoningHow to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
General AwarenessFollow Newspaper like The Hindu, Financial Express, Business Today, and etc 

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