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CMAT 2019: Know Section-wise Exam Syllabus

Oct 17, 2018 18:37 IST
    CMAT 2019 Syllabus: Section-wise
    CMAT 2019 Syllabus: Section-wise

    Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level MBA entrance exam, conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admissions in Management programs approved by AICTE. This year, CMAT 2019 exam will be held on January 2018. The registrations for the CMAT exam will commence from November 01, 2018. So before getting ready to appear in the CMAT exam, take a look at the CMAT Exam syllabus and pattern. This will help the aspirants prepare a study plan to fetch a good percentile. Here is the CMAT exam patter for the candidates.

    CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern


    No. of Questions


    Maximum Marks

    Marking Scheme

    Logical and Analytical Reasoning



    +4 for correct answer

    -1 for wrong answer

    Quantitative Aptitude






    General Awareness






    Time Limit

    180 minutes

    Marking Scheme for CMAT 2019- Each question carries four marks (+4), and one mark (-1) will be deducted for every wrong answer.

    Exam duration for CMAT 2019: 3 hours or 180 minutes


    CMAT 2019 Exam Syllabus

    As per the CMAT exam pattern, aspirants need to prepare important topics from all the four sections that are expected to come in the upcoming CMAT Exam. These topics will test the aptitude and depending upon the preparation, each candidate will score a percentile that will define their rank in CMAT participating institutes.

    CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

    Questions from this section are not based on sets and are generally single. You need to be very good at number and calculations to score good in this section. The topics covered in this section are as follows:


    • Number Systems
    • LCM and HCF
    • Percentages
    • Profit and Loss
    • Interest (Simple and Compound)
    • Speed, Time and Distance
    • Time and Work
    • Averages
    • Complex Numbers
    • Ratio & Proportion
    • Probability


    • Linear and Quadratic Equation
    • Progressions - AP, GP, HP
    • Inequalities
    • Permutation & Combination
    • Sets & Functions
    • Geometry
    • Coordinate geometry
    • Trigonometry
    • Mensuration
    • Tables
    • Bar Graphs
    • Pie Charts

    CMAT Logical and Analytical Reasoning Syllabus

    This section is based on topics from seating and sequencing along-with other topics as well that require you to have an analytical and logical bent of mind. The topics covered in this section are as follows:

    • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
    • Assertion and reasons
    • Statements and assumptions
    • Strong arguments and Weak argument
    • Inferences & Judgments
    • Cause and effect
    • Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement

    CMAT English Syllabus

    CMAT defines its Verbal Ability section as Language Comprehension. It covers comprehensive English test which includes

    • Reading Comprehension
    • Antonyms
    • Synonyms
    • Different usage of same word
    • Manias & Phobias
    • Sentence correction
    • Para jumbles
    • Sentence completion
    • Odd One out
    • One word Substitution
    • Idioms

    CMAT General Awareness Syllabus

    There is no such defined syllabus for this section. Questions from current affairs, world politics, entertainment, famous personalities, historical events and economics can be asked. Therefore, you need to stay updated with recent news and start reading newspapers on a daily basis.

    For more information about CMAT 2019 exam, aspirants are advised to visit MBA section of jagranjosh.com regularly. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive regular updates about MBA entrance exam directly in your inbox.

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