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CMAT 2019: Exam pattern and structure

Oct 17, 2018 18:37 IST
    CMAT 2019: Exam pattern and structure
    CMAT 2019: Exam pattern and structure

    Finally the notification for CMAT 2019 exam has been released by National Testing Agency (NTA) which states that the MBA entrance exam will be conducted on 28th January 2019. As per the recent updated provided on the official website i.e. https://ntaexams.co.in/cmat-2019/, the CMAT Exam will be organised in Computer based format for the candidates across India. 

    Following are the key points which aspirants must take a note of regarding CMAT 2019 exam pattern:

    CMAT 2019 Exam will be held on January 28, 2019 for the duration of 3 hours or 180 minutes. CMAT follows a typical exam pattern, which candidates should remember before appearing for the exam:

    • CMAT exam will carry four sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness and Logical and Analytical Reasoning.
    • Every section has 25 objective type questions. Overall there will be 100 questions of 400 marks.  
    • Exam taker will be awarded +4 marks in CMAT Exam for every correct answer and -1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer
    • No marks will be allotted or deducted in case of unanswered questions
    • CMAT exam is an online computer based test
    • NTA will also launch CMAT 2019 mock test to enable the aspirants to self-judge their preparation level and to get the hang of the exam pattern which is expected on the D-day.
    • Candidates can also go through the CMAT Mock Test that will be released by National Testing Agency (NTA) on the official NTA website
    • After going through the CMAT trial test, you will get familiar with the layout, screens and navigation. It will be of great help at the time when you appear for the exam
    • At the CMAT exam center, every candidate will be allotted a seat with an in-built computer terminal. They will be provided a rough paper for doing the calculation work
    • Candidates are not allowed to use any other paper other than the scratch paper given by the exam authorities. No break time will be given in-between the exam duration.

    Candidates appearing for the CMAT exam are asked to reach the respective exam 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam.

    Take a look at this table that summarizes the events of CMAT exam 2019:

    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

    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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