• CMAT Exam Pattern:

      Section

      Number of Questions

      Total Marks

      Duration

      Language Comprehension

      25

      100

      3 hours or 180 minutes

      Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

      25

      100

      Logical Reasoning

      25

      100

      General Awareness

      25

      100

      The exam is divided in 4 sections with 25 MCQs in each section. Total questions are 100. All questions will carry equal marks in CMAT 2018. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and there will be negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.

      CMAT Syllabus:

      AICTE does not have a defined syllabus for CMAT exam. Following are the major topics to be covered in each section of CMAT

      Language Comprehension

      CMAT defines its Verbal Ability section as Language Comprehension. It covers comprehensive English test which includes the test of grammar, tenses, vocabulary, jumbled paragraphs and reading comprehension. Key topics from which you may expect questions are - usage of Articles, Non-finites, dangling modifiers, Nouns, Pronouns (Especially relative Pronouns), adjectives, adverbs, prepositions –regular and followed, verbs, Syntax, Subject-verb Agreement, Simple, continuous, Perfect tenses and Conditional-unreal past.

      CMAT gives you shorter with 500-600 words and not too difficult passages. There is no fix rule on framing the questions based on Reading comprehension passage, which is followed by at least 4-5 questions each. Questions could be any of following types- Questions based on inference drawn; Questions based on the Central idea of the passage; Questions based on phrases, idioms; Questions based on expression in the passage.

      Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 

      Questions in this section are usually single and are not based on sets. While topics like table and pie chart in data interpretation section will require basic calculation skills, the topics from which most of the questions appear in quant are arithmetic (ratios, mixtures, work, averages, profit & loss, basic statistics etc), number properties, probability and counting principles with one or two odd questions in geometry and derivatives (i.e. maxima –minima).

      Logical Reasoning

      The section is a mix of the topics from arrangements like linear, seating, sequencing & arranging with conditions to coding. The other questions are based on statement-conclusion, logical puzzle, numerical puzzle, Venn Diagram, true/false statements, visual reasoning. The basic preparatory tip for LR is to attempt as many practice exercises as possible. They can be solved with basic human logical instinct.

      General awareness

      This section can be divided in three parts and each part has to be given due weightage.  Conventional GK-available in books; Current GK- based on current reading of newspapers and periodicals;  Business & Economics GK -for example changes in Fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, Repo Rate, Devaluation and up valuation of Rupee.   Please remember current GK-whether Business, national and international has an on-going preparation method and thorough reading of the newspaper only can keep you updated. 

      The section covers questions on Who’s who; Constitutional knowledge; Current affairs; business; economics; currency and Capitals of the countries as well as States of India; International Organizations; monetary and fiscal tools among others. Candidates may find questions with photo and emblem identification of personalities, companies among others.

       

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