CMAT Exam Syllabus

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Common Management Admission Test is abbreviated as CMAT. CMAT is a national-level admission test for MBA program which is conducted by All India Council for Technical Education i.e. AICTE. AICTE is a national level apex body for technical education in India which is vested with the statutory authority.

AICTE aims at reducing mental, financial and physical stress of the students for attending entrance exams for admission to management programs in institutions which are approved by AICTE. There are around 3500 B-Schools approved by AICTE which are expected to take the CMAT score. Unlike CMAT gives you an attempt at the foremost B-schools such as Sydenham, JBIMS, KJ Somaiya, GIM and IMT of the country .

Exam Pattern:

The question paper is mainly divided into 4 sections

  • General awareness
  • Language comprehension
  • Logical reasoning
  • Quantitative techniques and data interpretation

Each section has 25 questions with a total of 400 marks. The exam is conducted for 180 minutes and also there is negative marking of 1 mark for any wrong answer.


Candidates should be graduates with 50% of marks from any discipline (for general category) .Also Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply for this exam.

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Syllabus :

Verbal Ability:

This division  of the question paper is used to check the verbal ability of the candidates. It test the candidates ease to use the language and is capable of understanding the language. This section includes

•Jumbled sentences

•Reading Comprehension

•Sentence correction and paragraph completion

•Phrasal Verbs.

•Pronounce Errors, Modifiers

•Idiomatic Usage


•Subject and Verb agreement

Quantitative ability:

This section of the question paper is designed to evaluate the ability of the candidate in analyze  a given data . This sector includes

•Ratios and Proportion





•Quadratic and linear equations

•Profit & Loss





•Permutations & Combinations


•Work and time



•Alligation& Mixtures

•Pipes and Cisterns


•Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Reasoning Ability:

This part of the question is designed to test the reasoning capability of the candidate. It test the logical ability of the candidates. This includes

•Assumption premise conclusion

•Critical reasoning

•visual reasoning

•Identifying valid inferences

•Assertion and reasons

•Statements and assumptions

•Cause and effects

•Identifying strong arguments and weak arguments

•Statements and conclusion

•Linear arrangements

•Identifying true and false statement

•Matrix arrangements

•Family tree problem

•Number series.

•Symbol based problems

•Matrix arrangements

•Sequencing, coding and decoding problem

General awareness:

This part of the question paper aims at testing candidate general knowledge related with current events and related with the culture and other topics. This includes

•Personalities in News

•Major Events & Current Affairs of National and International

•Sports News


•News about Power Sector in India






•Indian Constitution




 Why MBA?

Pursuing MBA from a good college will give you a platform to know about the big Business issues and hence will enhance your knowledge. A good B-School can give you an international environment letting you know about the global economy .It will enhance your personality make you learn the basics of running and organization and also to make you an efficient manager in the long run.

Sample paper for CMAT :

CMAT Mock Paper

CMAT Exam Sample paper

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