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CMAT Exam Pattern 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) will prescribe the CMAT 2020 exam pattern for all the candidates who will be appearing in the Common Management Admission Test. The exam pattern of CMAT 2020 will consist of four sections in which questions will be from quantitative ability, data interpretation, general awareness, logical reasoning, and language comprehension. CMAT 2020 exam pattern will include the total number of questions that candidates will have to answer in each section. CMAT exam pattern will also include the mode in which the exam will be conducted, marking scheme, etc. Aspirants must be thorough with the exam pattern before appearing for CMAT 2020 to perform efficiently. Read this article by Careers 360 to know in detail about CMAT exam pattern 2020 such as the marking scheme, question paper pattern, topics covered in each section and much more. CMAT 2020 will be conducted on January 28, 2020, application is now available from November 1, 2019.Latest: Deadline for CMAT Registration 2020 has been extended to December 12, 2019. Candidates now remove image discrepancy if any and change their choice of examination cities till December 2, 2019.
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CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern: Overview
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Computer Based Test (CBT)
180 minutes/ 3 hours
Number of questions in each section
Total number of questions
Marks allotted for every correct answer
Sectional time limit
Candidates can check the table that is given below to know about the exam pattern of CMAT 2020 as it includes the total number of questions that are asked in each section and the marks allotted.
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Number of questions
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
Marking Scheme -
Students will get four marks for every correct answer.
One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
If more than one option is found to be correct in a particular question in that case:
Multiple correct options will be given 4 marks
Incorrect option will be given -1 marks
Unattempted question will get no marks
In case the question has been dropped or ignored, all candidates will get 4 marks irrespective of attempted or not.
Under the CMAT syllabus 2020, candidates can check the sections and the topics from which the questions are likely to be asked.
Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph
Quadratic and linear equations
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Ratios and Proportion
Fraction and Decimals
Work and Time
Allegation & Mixtures
Permutations & Combinations
Pipes and Cisterns
Current Affairs of National and International Economy
Science in everyday life
Personalities in News
Direction and Distance Test
Blood Relationship Tests
Symbol Based Problems
Cause and Effects
Coding and Decoding
Statements and Conclusion
Synonyms and Antonyms
English Usage Errors
Idioms and Phrases
Students can switch between different sections anytime they want.
For every wrong answer, there is negative marking whereas, for an unanswered question, there is no negative marking.
Students will be provided a rough paper along with a computer terminal.
Students will not be allowed to carry the scratch paper outside the examination hall.
No breaks will be provided during the examination.
Aspirants who wish to appear for CMAT 2020 are advised to go through the sample papers of CMAT 2020. CMAT 2020 sample papers will help candidates in getting familiar with the exam pattern of CMAT 2020. Furthermore, sample papers of CMAT 2020 will help students to gain accuracy in attempting questions of different sections.
No, the topics covered in the CMAT exam differ from year to year. However, some important topics pertain to remain the same every year.
No, candidates will not be marked negatively for unanswered questions. Whereas, if the question is answered wrongly students will be marked negatively for every incorrect answer.
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Hello Maithili, CMAT(Common Management Admission Test) is conducted by national testing agency, the deadline for the registration is extended from November 30,2019 to December 10,2019. You can use this opportunity.
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Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that the registration fees of CMAT exam will not be refunded under any circumstances. If the payment confirmation page is not displayed, only then you will be getting the refund for unsuccessful transaction. But, once the registration is done, you cannot get the refund for your CMAT exam registration fees.
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Hello there! Hope you are doing good.
The CMAT cut off for the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) for SC student is 95 percentile.
The eligibility criteria to pursue PG programmes is as follows -
1. You must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. (10+2+3) from a recognised university.
2. You need to have a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in a 3 year bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
3. Candidates in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future!
Hello Hrishikesh Dahane, CMAT(Common Management Admission Test) is conducted by the National Testing Agency, you can check the further information at
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