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CMAT Syllabus 2024

The date of CMAT will be announced in the official website soon. It is a tough exam that will test the aptitude, knowledge, and English language skills of the participants. Below are the CMAT Syllabus

The syllabus is divided into 5 sections:

  • Language Comprehension
  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • NTA introduced a new section in CMAT last year on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Though last year this sector was optional, this year it is made mandatory.

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart Profit and Loss
Geometry Permutations & Combinations
Pipes and Cisterns Percentages
Simple Interest and Compound Interest Work and time
Time-Speed-Distance In-equations
Probability Quadratic and linear equations
Allegation & Mixtures Mensuration
Algebra Number Systems
Averages Ratios and Proportion
Fraction and Decimals

Majority of the topics of quantitative will cover class 10 level mathematics. Sequence and Series is one of the topics that need consistent observe.

General Awareness
Literature Sports News
Indian Constitution History
Current Affairs of National and International Economy Geography
Personalities in News Language Comprehension
Economics Culture
Trade Awareness

CMAT exam syllabus for general awareness includes topics on current affairs in the world, economics, politics, entertainment, history, etc.

Logical Reasoning
Cause and Effects Analogy Test
Blood Relationship Tests Inferences
Non-Verbal Reasoning Coding and Decoding
Analytical Reasoning Statements Arguments
Sequencing Compound Interest Matrix Arrangements
Ranking Tests Symbol Based Problems
Number Series Direction and Distance Test
Linear Arrangements Statements and Conclusion
Language Comprehension
Paragraph Completion One-word Substitution
Idioms and Phrases Synonyms and Antonyms
Reading Comprehension Sentence Correction
Sentence Correction English Usage Errors
Jumbled Para Sentence Improvement

The English section is divided into Verbal Ability and Language Comprehension. This section needs good amount of revision and practise.

CMAT Exam Pattern
Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20 80
Logical Reasoning 20 80
Language Comprehension 20 80
General Awareness 20 80
Innovation & Entrepreneurship 20 80
Total 100 400
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Process and Stages to Start Entrepreneurship Ventur Innovation Strategy
Terminology (Auctioneer, Mixed Economy, Neuroticism, Environmental Scanning, Trade Mark, Innovation Management, Liquidator, Start Ups, Overtrading, Tenacity) Role of financial institutions in entrepreneurship promotion
Entrepreneurial Culture Theories of Models and Entrepreneurship
Venture Capital Investments & Funds Innovation Adoption of Life Cycle
Entrepreneurial Development Project Management, Cost-Benefit Analysis

The newly added section in CMAT exam on Innovation and Entrepreneurship which has 20 questions, covers topics like Innovative business practices, Government plans and policies, global entrepreneurs, etc.

Exam highlights:

  • It is consists of Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration is 3 hours
  • The exam has 5 sections
  • Each section contains 20 questions
  • Each question carries 4 marks.
  • In total, there will be 100 questions holding 400 marks.
  • For incorrect answers, 1 mark will be reduced.

The syllabus for the test is not strictly pre-defined by AICTE or the National Testing Agency (NTA). It covers all the important topics on which questions are formed in each section.

CMAT syllabus 2024 is based on previous paper pattern, and topics on each of the four sections of the exam which appeared in earlier. The exam is conducted to provide admission to students in various post graduate management programmes. These programmes includes:

  • MBA
  • PGDM
  • Executive PGDM, and
  • PGCM

Yes, except for the fact that CAT does not have a General Awareness section, CAT and CMAT have an almost common syllabus.
Each section of the CMAT has an equal weightage, with 25 questions worth a maximum of 100 points.
Each section of the CMAT has an equal weightage, with 25 questions worth a maximum of 100 points.
A period of 3-6 months is ideal for thoroughly covering the CMAT syllabus. Candidates who are already studying for other MBA entrance exams should be able to finish in one month.

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