CMAT Exam Pattern 2021 - NTA will prescribe the CMAT 2021 exam pattern for the students aspiring to appear for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). As per the previous year trend, exam pattern of CMAT 2021 will consist of total four sections viz., Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, and Language Comprehension. Further, CMAT exam pattern 2021 will mention 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.

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CMAT Exam Pattern 2021

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern: Overview

Features

Details

Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam duration

180 minutes/ 3 hours

Number of questions in each section

25 questions

Total number of questions

100 questions

Marks allotted for every correct answer

4 marks

Negative Marking

Yes

Total marks

400

Sectional time limit

No

CMAT Exam Pattern 2021

As per the exam pattern of CMAT 2021, 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:

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Exam Pattern of CMAT 2021

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Quantitative techniques and data interpretation

25

100

General awareness

25

100

Logical reasoning

25

100

Language comprehension

25

100

Total

100

400

CMAT 2021 Marking Scheme

As per the marking scheme of CMAT exam pattern 2021:

  • For every correct answer 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 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. Refer the table below to know the CMAT 2021 syllabus:

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CMAT Syllabus 2021: Sections - Topics Covered

Sections

Topics

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  • Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph

  • Probability

  • Quadratic and linear equations

  • Graph

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Percentages

  • Averages

  • Geometry

  • Profit and Loss

  • Mensuration

  • Ratios and Proportion

  • Fraction and Decimals

  • Work and Time

  • Time-Speed-Distance

  • Number Systems

  • In-equations

  • Allegation & Mixtures

  • Partnership

  • Algebra

  • Permutations & Combinations

  • Pipes and Cisterns

General Awareness

  • Literature

  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy

  • History

  • Sports News

  • Science in everyday life

  • Politics

  • Geography

  • Culture

  • Economics

  • Trade Awareness

  • Personalities in News

  • Indian Constitution

Logical Reasoning

  • Direction and Distance Test

  • Blood Relationship Tests

  • Statements Arguments

  • Symbol Based Problems

  • Analogy Test

  • Linear Arrangements

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Cause and Effects

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Sequencing

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Ranking Tests

  • Matrix Arrangements

  • Inferences

  • Statements Assumptions

  • Number Series

  • Statements and Conclusion

Language Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • English Usage Errors

  • Sentence Improvement

  • Paragraph Completion

  • English Grammar

  • Sentence Correction

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Jumbled Para

  • One-word Substitution

CMAT Exam Pattern 2021- Points to Remember

  • Candidates can switch from one section to another as there is no sectional time limit.

  • 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, practicing through sample papers of CMAT 2021 will help candidates to gain accuracy and speed while attempting questions of different sections.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CMAT Exam Pattern 2021

Question: Will NTA release the official syllabus of CMAT 2021?

Answer:

No, NTA will not release the exact topics that will be covered under CMAT 2021. However students can know the topics that are likely to be covered for CMAT 2021 on the basis of previous year trends.

Question: Will there be any negative marking for unattempted questions?

Answer:

There will be no marking for any unattempted questions.

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CMAT cut off for 2020 in msu fms baroda?

Shiksha 4th Apr, 2020

Hello!

As per past years cut off ranks. Msu fms baroda cmat cut off closes at around 90 percentile.

In 2018, it was around 208 marks, it 2019 it was 265-270 marks that was around 90 percentile.

So, in 2020 also, if you have around 90 percentile and above it will be safe to convert the college.

I hope this helps.

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I got 40 percentile in CMAT 2020 exam and 55% in BBA and sem 6 exam was postponed.. can I get admission in SBS.!? is that a best college for MBA.!?

sathwika 2nd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As you scored 40% percentile of marks in Cmat and cmat is the entrance exam conducted for getting seat for good college for MBA of 600 colleges all over india wise and you scored BBA 55% percentile of marks accordingly and u may get seat in the good colleges or universities or may not get seat in the good colleges or universities and getting seat in the SBS  college   is tuff and u have very less chances to get seat in that college let us hope for the best study well and work hard to get good marks in the future examinations and you will get good college ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.

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whats think different in a CMAT and a cat

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020

Hello!

Although both the exams are for getting into Bschools in India for post graduation but there is a huge difference between the two:

  • Cat is common admission test and cmat is common management admission test
  • Cat is one of the most popular exam in india for management given by around 2 lakhs of people and cmat is given by a lesser candidates around 50k-60k.
  • Most of the bschools & iim accept cat score and around only 400+ colleges in india iccepts cmat score.
  • Cat has a higher difficulty level and cmat is a bit on the easier side.
  • Both exams are online but the exam pattern is different. Apart from quantitative ability, verbal ability and logical reasoning that are there in both the exams, cmat also an additional section for gk & current affairs.
  • There are very few top colleges through cmat and many top colleges through cat that you can target.
  • I hope this helps.
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my score in cmat 32 which college is better its ghaziabad or srm ncr

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020

Hello!

ITS ghaziabad: Offers mba with fees 3.25 lacs (seats 240) & pgdm with fees 5.94 lacs (seats 180). The avg package you get is 6-7 lacs & highest went till 12-13 lacs.

SRM NCR: Offers mba with fees around 4 lacs. The avg package you can get is 4.5 lacs and highest goes till 12.5 lacs.

Its ghaziabad is better option as the ROi is better and the reviews of students are inclined towards this college.

I hope this helps.

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hello. I got 91.6 percentile in CMAT exam. is there any chance to get admission in MNIT Jaipur for MBA?

Aman Raj Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020

Hello Anjali

If you consider last year cutoffs then yes you can get a call for GDPI. Getting admission is fully dependent on how to perform in your GDPI.

Last to last year the last cutoffs was around 87 so i think there is a chance for you.

All the best for your GDPI.

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