CMAT Exam Pattern 2019
Ranjini Basu, 01 Nov 2018, #CMAT
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CMAT Exam Pattern 2019 – National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible for formulating the CMAT 2019 exam pattern. According to the CMAT exam pattern 2019, the test will comprise of four distinct sections, namely, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation and General Awareness. Each section will have 25 questions; with each question carrying four marks. A total of 100 questions would be asked and the maximum score will be 400 (100 x4). The CMAT 2019 has been conducted in online mode on Monday, January 28, 2019, in two shifts (Morning and Afternoon). It is vital to understand the exam pattern of CMAT 2019 for aspirants planning to take CMAT. Careers360, in this article, brings forth the CMAT 2019 exam pattern including the question paper pattern, marking scheme and the topics related to each section.

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CMAT Exam Pattern 2019: Key Facts

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CMAT is a 180 minutes (three hours) computer-based online entrance exam for admission into programmes like MBA, PGDM and PGCM offered by the B-schools in India. CMAT 2019 will be conducted to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various academic segments. Following are the highlights of CMAT 2019 exam pattern-

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  • The total number of questions is 100, with each section having 25 questions.

  • There are four options for each question.

  • Score for each question- 4

  • Maximum Score- 400

  • The time duration of the entrance exam was 180 minutes.

  • There was no sectional time limit.

The table given below projects the CMAT exam pattern 2019:

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Sections

Number of questions

Total marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

100

General Awareness

25

100

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Language Comprehension

25

100

Total

100

400

Marking Scheme - The CMAT 2019 scoring pattern is quite convenient as each correct answer will be awarded +4 marks. Prospective test takers should be aware that there will be a negative marking of -1 mark for each incorrect answer. 

CMAT Exam Pattern 2019: Sections – Topics Covered

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation:

The section may comprise questions from the following topics-

Geometry

Number Systems- Integral Solutions

Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Quadratic and Linear Equations

Profit and Loss

Alligation and Mixtures

In-equations

Permutation and Combination

General Awareness:  

The sub-topics from where candidates can expect questions are-

History

Literature

Personalities in News

Geography

Current Affairs of National, International, Economics

      Culture

Logical Reasoning:

Prospective test takers can check the sub-topics for the Logical Reasoning section below-

Analytical Reasoning

Non-Verbal Tests (Visual Reasoning)

Direction and Distance Test

Cause and Effects

      Inferences

 Statement Analysis

 Analogy Test

Assumptions

Language Comprehension: 

The sub-topics for Language Comprehension section are listed underneath-

Paragraph

Completion

 One Word

Substitution

Synonyms and

Antonyms

English

Grammar

CMAT Exam Pattern 2019: Points to Remember

  • Test takers can move back and forth between the four sections and answer in any order of their preference

  • There is no negative marking for leaving a question unanswered; however, an incorrect response would call for a negative scoring.

  • Each candidate will be given a desk with a computer terminal along with a plain paper for rough calculations.

  • No breaks are allowed during the test.

  • Candidates will not be allowed to use any other paper or sheet apart from the scratch paper provided by the conducting bodies. Only the CMAT admit card 2019 is allowed inside the CMAT exam centres 2019.

  • Test takers are not permitted to carry the scratch paper outside the centre and are advised to keep the same at the desk once they complete their examination.

  • The overall difficulty level of the CMAT 2019 exam is moderate. However, sometimes the choices are close enough to make the questions tricky. Test takers should be careful while solving such questions.

CMAT Mock/Trial Test 2019

Typically, a trial test is made available for candidates to understand the computer-based test until the scheduled test day. NTA would make an official announcement regarding the release date of the trial test. It is highly recommended that candidates take the trial test to become well-versed with the CMAT 2019 exam pattern.

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