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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. CMAT 2020 will be conducted on January 24, 2020. 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.
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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
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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Colleges that accept SNAP scores-
IIFT Scores are accepted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) with their campus in New Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada.
Go through the following to know about colleges that accept scores of different entrance test-
You will have to cover topics like Reading Comprehension. English Grammar, Jumbled Para, Sentence Correction, English Usage errors. Paragraph completion, One word substitution, Idioms, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Improvement, Phrases. Few books that can help you are:
Word Power Made Easy (by Norman Lewis)
This is the go-to book to improve your vocabulary. It is not a book to be read but a book to work with daily to enrich your vocabulary.
High School Grammar and Composition( by Wren and Martin)
It is a very good book for people who want to improve their grammar skills. It helps to understand and conceptualise different aspects of grammar and it is a must have book for anyone with poor grasp on verbal ability or who wants to make up with the basics of english.
Read books from different genres
The ultimate key to improve your verbal ability is to read extensively and to read books from different genres. This ensures that when the time for reading comprehension comes you are well acquainted with different writing styles and topics. Reading extensively also improves your reading speeding over a period of time. There are no shortcuts here.
You can go to the FAQ's section of the official website of CMAT for more information:
I can tell you that the
for General / OBC candidates appearing for
is Rs.1400 + Bank
as applicable; whereas for Female /SC/ST/PWD category candidates
is Rs.700 + Bank
And also after the
2020 Last Date is over, NTA allows a grace period of one day to pay the
CMAT Registration fee
CMAT Application Form Fees
National Testing Agency (NTA) will begin the registration of CMAT 2020 from November 1, 2019. It will be held only in online mode. The last date for filling the CMAT registration form 2020 is November 30, 2019.Admit card will be available on 24th Dec, 2019 and exam will be held on 24th January.
One needs to keep following information ready before filling registration form-
Steps to fill CMAT 2020 Registration Form
Step 1- Register for CMAT 2020
Candidate must first register themselves for CMAT 2020 and should keep a note of the application number generated.
They must create a password and choosing the security question in case they forget the password in the future, it would help them to recover it, further it will be required to fill in all the details in the form appropriately.
After submitting the personal details, the CMAT 2020 registration number will be generated.
Log in again with the CMAT logging in with the application number and password.
Step 2- Fill the application form
After log in, candidates will be directed towards page of application form which requires following details-
Date of birth
State of residence
PwD more than 40%- yes/no
Types of disability- (options would be provided)
Whether you need scribe reader?
Disability category for scribe reader-
Are you diabetic?
Next section includes the information regarding the programme and exam city that student wants to apply for-
1st choice for exam city
2nd choice for exam city
3rd choice for exam city
4th choice for exam city
Candidates need to fill in the educational qualifications which involves the following information:
The name of the examination
The name of the university
Year of passing/appearing
Result mode, and
Step 3 - Enter the Security code-
After completion of the qualification details, students need to enter the security code that they will be needing to type the same text as provided.
After filling the security code click on submit.
Step 4- Preview the information mentioned in registration form of CMAT 2020
After submitting the application form of CMAT 2020, students will get to review the page.
Candidates must verify all the information in CMAT registration form and edit it if they have made any error. After verifying each section students will be required to mark in “parameters checklist to be verified.”
Once the information is verified click on “I agree” in the declaration section. Lastly, click on final submit.
Step 5 - Upload the documents
In this step, students are required to upload the scanned passport size photograph and signature as per the format and size mentioned in the CMAT registration form 2020
Passport size photograph must be clear and legible with JPG/JPEG format between 10 kb–200 kb
Signature should be in JPG/JPEG format between 4 kb–30 kb
Documents can be uploaded the documents in black and white or coloured form.
After uploading documents fill the security pin and then click on ‘upload.’
Students would be directed to the next page to preview the documents uploaded.
It will involve the options to edit the application form and edit uploaded documents. Once the information is confirmed click on ‘pay examination fee rs. XXX/-’
Step 6 - Payment of fees for CMAT application form 2020
Candidates can make the payment of application fees for CMAT 2020 through any one of the following mode:
Fill in the details of the card or bank and make the payment
Step 7 - Download Confirmation Page Displayed After Successful Payment.
For Female and Trangender, it's 700+ service tax and charges against the following category-
For Male, it's 1400+ service tax and charges against the following category-
CMAT, commonly known as the Common Management Aptitude Test, is an MBA entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
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