CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Duration, Marking Scheme and No. of Questions
CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 - NTA has prescribed the new CMAT 2021 exam pattern for the students aspiring to appear for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). AICTE has now proposed change in the examination pattern having an additional (optional) section for the CMAT exam for candidates interested in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. According to the CMAT 2021 exam pattern, there will be a total of five sections viz., Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Further, CMAT exam pattern 2021 mentions the number of questions in each section and their marking scheme. Before appearing for CMAT, aspirants must go through the exam pattern of CMAT 2021 to score well by performing efficiently. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the CMAT 2021 exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus and sample papers.
Latest update: CMAT registration can be done by March 1, 2021. CMAT 2021 exam postponed.
CMAT Exam Pattern 2021: Overview
Candidates who are planning to appear in CMAT 2021 must be aware of the exam pattern in advance. Given below is an overview of updated CMAT 2021 exam pattern which can be referred to by candidates.
CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 Bird's Eye View:
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Computer Based Test (CBT)
180 minutes + 30 minutes (for additional section)
Number of questions in each section
Total number of questions
Marks allotted for every correct answer
Sectional time limit
CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 (Updated)
As per the new exam pattern of CMAT 2021 defined by AICTE, the paper will consist of multiple-choice questions, wherein candidates will have to opt for the correct answer among the four options that will be provided. Check the table below to know the detailed CMAT 2021 exam pattern:
Exam Pattern of CMAT 2021
Number of questions
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)
CMAT 2021 Marking Scheme
As per the marking scheme of CMAT exam pattern 2021:
For every correct answer, the candidate will be given four marks
For every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted
In case a question has multiple correct answers in such a situation:
Multiple correct options will be given four marks
Incorrect answers will lead to a deduction of one mark.
Unattempted questions will not be marked.
In a case that the question is ignored or dropped then all students will get four marks irrespective if the question is attempted or not.
CMAT Syllabus 2021
After knowing the exam pattern of CMAT 2021 in detail let us have a brief about the syllabus. NTA does not provide any official syllabus of CMAT 2021. However, on the basis of past years paper, candidates can refer to the table below to know the CMAT 2021 syllabus:
CMAT Syllabus 2021: Sections - Topics Covered
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
How to Prepare for CMAT 2021
CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Points to Remember
Candidates can switch from one section to another as there is no sectional time limit. However, the additional section has a time limit of 30 minutes.
Students must note that for every incorrect answer there will be negative marking and that for every unattempted question there will be no negative marking.
As the paper will be computer-based, students will be provided with the rough sheet for extra work.
No scratch paper will be allowed inside the examination hall except for pen/pencil.
No breaks will be given in between the examination.
CMAT Sample Papers/Mock Tests 2021
Students aspiring to appear for CMAT 2021 must go through the sample papers. With the help of CMAT 2021, sample papers candidates will be able to become familiar with the exam pattern and duration of the examination. Also, practising through sample papers of CMAT 2021 will help candidates to gain accuracy and speed while attempting questions of different sections. Any kind of mistakes on part of preparation can also be gauged with the help of sample papers.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Duration, Marking Scheme and No. of Questions
Question: Will NTA release the official syllabus of CMAT 2021?
Yes the latest syllabus has been released by NTA as proposed by AICTE.
Question: Will there be any negative marking for unattempted questions?
There will be no marking for any unattempted questions.
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The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 . The exam will be held in the last week of March, or in early April, 2021. In view of this postponement, NTA has also extended the registration window. Interested candidates can now apply for CMAT 2021 up to February 25. Earlier, the last date to apply was February 10.
More updates regarding the exam will be made available on the NTA website, www.nta.ac.in .
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When will the option to update option for cmat roll number and application number in the form be available? I have checked many times but still there is no option available
The option of form fill up of cmat in online mode will be continued till 25th February 2021. CMAT exam will be held in the last week of March 2021. Hall ticket /admit card may be available putting the all credential in the official website like-cmat nta.nic.in.
Getting the hall ticket or admit card candidates should check all the details printed in the admit card whether it is proper or not.
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Will MANAGE (National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management) will accept CMAT score for admission?
MANAGE stands for National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management. College accept admission on the basis of CAT. Applicants should have valid CAT score, with 50% aggregate marks during graduation in relevant or equivalent discipline, after completion of 10+2. Merit list will be prepared based on CAT score for calling candidates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
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if we wanted to change the test centre now as the CMAT exam has been postponed, is it possible with the same application form filled earlier or have to fill a fresh application form
CMAT 2021 has been postponed and the last date to register for CMAT 2021 was extended. The date to register and fill the application form after extension is February 25, 2021 till 5 PM and the last date to pay the application fee is February 26, 2021 till 11:50 PM. So only the last date to register has been extended, the correction window is not available for CMAT 2021 so you cannot change the preferences of the examination centers. Also, CMAT 2021 exam pattern has been changed. An additional optional section that is Innovation & Entrepreneurship section is introduced. Candidates who applied earlier can opt for this section when the correction window is made available to opt this course.
Hi I cant login to my Cmat ID been trying for past 3 days even contacted them but no response Have tired atleast 30 to 40 times Even tired with my frnds mobile it says security pin is invalid I checked correctly I have exam on 22 but this site isnt allowing me to login any help is it website error
The problem you are facing maybe of the reason that you have not correctly and properly filled your application form of cmat. Otherwise there is maybe of server problem of the CMAT official website means neta cmat official website. It will be better for you communicate with them personally.
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