CMAT Exam Pattern 2020
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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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CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern: Overview



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


Total marks


Sectional time limit


CMAT Exam Pattern 2020

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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Exam Pattern of CMAT 2020


Number of questions


Quantitative techniques and data interpretation



General awareness



Logical reasoning



Language comprehension






Marking Scheme -

  • Students will get four marks for every correct answer.

  • One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

CMAT 2020 Syllabus

Under the CMAT syllabus 2020, candidates can check the sections and the topics from which the questions are likely to be asked.

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CMAT Syllabus 2020: Sections - Topics Covered



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 2020 Exam Pattern- Points to Remember

  • 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.

CMAT Sample Papers/Mock Tests 2020

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Will the authority prescribe the syllabus for CMAT 2020?


No, the topics covered in the CMAT exam differ from year to year. However, some important topics pertain to remain the same every year.

Question: Is there any negative marking in CMAT 2020?


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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Ronak Gala Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

The CMAT cutoff score for IMT HYDERABAD is around 200 marks. It obviously varies each year. It depends on various factors like number of candidates appearing and also the paper level. Try to score 95+ percentile to be somewhat confident enough to get a good college.

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which among states accept cmat

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


List of colleges accepting cmat exam are:-

  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • VIT Business School, Vellore
  • Department of Management Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.

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Anupam Kumar Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Hey there

CMAT is computer based exam and it's duration is 3 hours. Also it's has multiple choice questions. CMAT 2020 is conducted by NATA on 24th January.

Check deatailed eligibility criteria for CMAT

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I had completed my graduation in BBA(58%) 3yrs. 2016 regular and Mcom.(39%) 2yrs 2018 private so can I apply for this Institute by CMAT exam

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019


You seem to have missed out the name of the institution regarding which you're seeking information for its admission process. You can write it down in the comment box below this.

Anyway, as per the eligibility criteria for CMAT candidates needs to be a graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks for general and OBC categories while SC and ST need a minimum of 45% marks.


I want list of names of colleges in India accepting the scores of CAT NMAT SNAP CMAT IIFT.

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019


Colleges that accept SNAP scores-

  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management [SIBM] - Pune
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance, Pune (SSBF)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management [SIBM] Bengaluru

IIFT Scores are accepted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) with their campus in New Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada.

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