CMAT 2021 Common Management Admission Test
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CMAT 2021 Syllabus

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on October 17, 2019

The notification of most sough after management examination CMAT 2020 has been made live on the official website of CMAT and therefore the application procedure of CMAT 2020 is set to be started from 1st November 2019. The registration window can stay open until eighteenth 30th November 2019 and interested candidates are suggested to fill CMAT 2020 Application Form/CMAT 2020 Registration Form on-line on the official website of CMAT i.e.

The question paper primarily consists of 4 sections and  every section consists of many topics that have got to be lined to qualify the examination. Following are the sections in which the question paper of CMAT 2020 would be divided:

  • Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

There are total 100 questions asked from these 4 sections and therefore the assigned time to resolve these queries is 180 minutes i.e. 3 hours.

The first step towards getting ready for CMAT 2020 Examination is that the choice of right and relevant books must be made correctly. Studying from the instructed books removes confusion and provides students with shortest tricks to resolve queries with efficiency. Here are some reviewed CMAT Books by common authors and publishers which may come handy during the preparation of CMAT 2020 Exam.

The number of applications received for CMAT Exam has bee gradually increasing over the past few years. A quick look at the students appeared for CMAT Exam in past few years is given below:

CMAT 2019

An Overview of CMAT 2020 Question Paper:


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Limit

Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation



No Sectional Time Limit

Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness






180 Minutes (3 Hours)

The knowledge of CMAT Syllabus would help students distinguish between several topics and subjects asked in the examination. Students would be able to identify their strength and true potential to perform better in the examination.The question paper of CMAT 2020 Exam is made from these four sections mentioned above in the table. Candidates appearing for CMAT 2020 must familiarize themselves with the complete CMAT Syllabus as it is one of the major aspects of appearing in CMAT 2020 Exam.

What to Study?

In order to crack CMAT 2020 Examination, it's necessary to create right decisions when it involves CMAT Preparation books. Candidates are always recommended to hunt experts' recommendation as there are numerous books flooding the market and it becomes tough to decide the simplest one of them. CMAT 2020 Exam is all set to be conducted on 24th January 2020 and a good number of applications is expected to be received once the registration procedure starts.

  • The registration window for CMAT 2020 will remain open until 30th November 2019 and students can register by visiting the official website of CMAT i.e.
  • CMAT 2020 Exam would be divided in four sections consisting 25 questions in each section.

Syllabus Analysis of CMAT 2020 Exam

As per the previous years' CMAT Question Papers, it is simply seen that the question paper is meant to investigate and take a look at students' ability to resolve queries keeping Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical reasoning, and General Knowledge topics the factors to calculate their scores.

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  • There are total 25 questions asked during this section. The sectional division of Quantitative Techniques is larger than the Data Interpretation part. It's necessary to keep in mind all the tricks and ways used while solving the queries. 
  • The candidates applying for CMAT 2020 should make sure that they resolve each type of queries before appearing for the examination. This successively enhances their ability to solve the question in the most accurate way.
  • This section analyses the speed, accuracy, and preciseness that a student puts throughout the examination.
  • Lesser variety of queries in arithmetic create it straightforward to be arranged and therefore the formulae straightforward and easy to be learnt.
  • Most of the topics asked in Arithmetic area belong to tenth level mathematics.
  • Sequence and Series is one of the topics that need consistent observe.

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation


Pie Charts

Bar Graphs

Line Graphs

Pipes and Cisterns


Permutation and Combinations

Quadratic and Linear Equations




Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Allegation and Mixtures




Number System


Time, Speed, and Distance

Profit and Loss

Work and Time


Fraction and Decimals

Ratios and Proportions

Set Theory


Coordinate Geometry


Surds and Indices

Maxima and Minima Progression

Complex Numbers


Binomial Expansion


Venn Diagram

Installments Payments

Logical Reasoning

The queries from this part of the question paper are based totally upon Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Important Reasoning, and Series Completion. The section has been designed to test students' ability to assume based on the information given to them and acquire a correct resolution to a really hypothetical situation.

  • It measures students' ability to grasp and synthesize the knowledge given within the section.

The section is designed in the following subsequent 2 areas:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning

The important topics asked in this section are given below:

Logical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Matrix Arrangements

Cause and Effect

Identifying Arguments

Statements and Assumptions

Clocks and Calendars



Seating Arrangement


Blood Relations

Assertion and Reasons

Analogy Test

Ranking Test

Valid Inferences

Statements and Conclusion

True and False

Analytical Reasoning


Coding and Decoding

Linear Arrangements

Analogy Test

Symbol Based Problems

Blood Relationship Test

Distance and Direction Test

Language Comprehension

The section comprises of 25 questions made form English language and vocabulary. The candidates analyzed based on their knowledge of English language and English Grammar.

Following are the topics one must study in order to qualify the section:

Language Comprehension

Verbal Reasoning



Contextual Usage



Sentence Correction

Fill in the Blanks

Jumbled Sentences

Sentence Completion



One word substitution

Odd one out

Meaning/Usage Match

Cloze Passage

Reading Comprehension


Summary Questions

Facts Inference Judgements

Reverse Analogies

Grammar of English Usage

General Knowledge

Following are the topic one must be aware of while preparing for CMAT 2020:

General Knowledge




Current Affairs, National and International

Major Corporate Events

World Records




Social Issues





Books and Authors

Famous Awards and Prizes

Top Officials of Big Companies

Constitution of India

Company Logos

Company Profiles

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The AICTE has prescribed CMAT Exam Pattern. As per the CMAT Exam Pattern, the test would be conducted in an online mode. CMAT is conducted for admission into programs like MBA, PGDM and PGCM that are offered by numerous B-schools in India. CMAT would be held on January 21, 2018. Candidates wishing to successfully register for the exam between October 18 and December 15 would be taking the test.

The CMAT Exam Pattern consists of the following sections that are detailed as below:

Sections Questions Marks
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100

CMAT Exam Pattern is important for the understanding of the candidates failing which a good attempt cannot be made in the exam. The highlights of the CMAT Exam Pattern are as detailed as below:

  1. CMAT is a computer-based exam that is conducted for admission into B-schools that are approved by AICTE.
  2. CMAT would be held in a single session and would contain 4 sections.
  3. The total number of questions in CMAT is 100, and every section would consist of 25 questions. 
  4. Four options would be given for every question from which candidates would be selecting one option.
  5. The duration of the exam would be for 180 minutes.
  6. Without any time limit for any section, about an hour could be spent for every section.

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