CMAT Syllabus 2020
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CMAT Syllabus 2020 - National Testing Agency broadly specifies the CMAT 2020 syllabus for candidates to refer to during their preparation for the entrance exam. The CMAT syllabus consists of topics for logical reasoning, general awareness, quantitative techniques and data interpretation and language comprehension which are the sections in the question paper. It is advisable that candidates familiarise themselves with the syllabus of CMAT 2020 before starting their preparation. While the detailed topics of the CMAT 2020 syllabus are not specified by NTA, the topics asked from previous years have been compiled to give all candidates a good idea of what to study for the exam. Candidates can check the details of the CMAT syllabus 2020 in the page below along with links of previous year papers to refer and practise with. CMAT is a computer-based test to be held on January 28, 2020 by NTA. Application form available on the official website from November 1, 2019.
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CMAT Syllabus 2020 - Sectional Topics

The test paper is divided into four sections as follows.

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  • Logical Reasoning

  • General Awareness

  • Language Comprehension

Topics that are to be studied for CMAT 2020 have been compiled section-wise in the table given below. While the topics have not been clearly specified by the authorities, they have been compiled from the past years.

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Section Wise CMAT 2020 Syllabus

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning

General Awareness

Language Comprehension

Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph

Analytical Reasoning


English Grammar

Pipes and Cisterns


Indian Constitution

Sentence Correction


Cause and Effects

Current Affairs of National and International Economy

Paragraph Completion

Permutations & Combinations

Coding and Decoding

Personalities in News

Idioms and Phrases

Quadratic and linear equations

Non-Verbal Reasoning


Sentence Improvement


Ranking Tests

Trade Awareness

Jumbled Para


Linear Arrangements

Sports News

English Usage Errors


Matrix Arrangements


One-word Substitution

Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Analogy Test

Science in everyday life

Synonyms and Antonyms

Allegation & Mixtures



Reading Comprehension


Symbol Based Problems



Statements Assumptions



Statements Arguments

Number Systems

Number Series


Blood Relationship Tests


Statements and Conclusion

Profit and Loss

Direction and Distance Test

Work and Time


Fraction and Decimals

Ratios and Proportion

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Before starting preparations, it is imperative that candidates understand the paper pattern of CMAT 2020 to know the types of questions asked, duration of the exam, marking scheme. This is best gauged from the exam pattern of CMAT 2020 which is listed below for students to understand.

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Exam Pattern of CMAT 2020

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Total Marks

Number of questions


Logical Reasoning




General Awareness




Quantitative techniques and data interpretation




Language Comprehension






CMAT 2020 Sample Papers

Whenever the candidates feel that they are ready to face the CMAT 2020, then they must practice and solve as many sample papers and mock tests as possible. It is by far the best source to prepare for CMAT 2020, as it will give them a good practice about the type of questions asked in exam, time management and overall confidence level.

Candidates can download the previous years question papers in the section below:

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CMAT Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the syllabus for CMAT 2020?


The various topics coming under CMAT syllabus are divided into 4 sections which are 

Logical Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Ability

Language Comprehension. 

Question: What are important topics to be considered while preparing for CMAT>


While preparing for CMAT one should focus more on Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning. The various important topics to be considered while preparing for CMAT are :

Algebra, Geometry, Time and Distance, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination

For logical reasoning, one should prepare on various topics like seating arrangement, coding & decoding and various other topics.  

Question: Is CMAT tougher than CAT?


CMAT and CAT both are management entrance test. However, if compared to CAT, CMAT can be considered as easier as CAT is a national level paper and it is accepted by most colleges in India.

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i have done Diploma+BE and not 12th+BE. am i eligible to fill CMAT 2020? Please clarify!

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


yes you are eligible to apply. Graduate with 15 years of minimum education in any discipline from Recognized University/Institute. as it mention that minimum of 15 years of education. so as you have total 16 years of education you are also eligible to apply.

hope it would help.


Which option is I supposed to select for graduation details in CMAT 2020 form, If Im pursuing ? option is not showing in the list but B.comLL is showing. So, whether I select B.comLL or Other (then write manually "") ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


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Agri business management best college that accepts cmat score

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


List of top colleges under cmat for agri business management is given below:-

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Doon Business School, Dehradun
  • Global Business School and Research Centre, Pune
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  • Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
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Hello! I have to do CMAT 2020 exam. so from now on its only one and half month remaining , I want to know that if I will start preparation now ;so is it sufficient time for being well prepared?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019

It depends on the quality of your preparation. There are people who do not burn the midnight oil but still emerge toppers and some students who put their heart and soul for preparation, panic on the D-day. So it totally depends on the quality of time and dedication you put in for your preparation. Please check CMAT syllabus at: . With 45 days for CMAT, you need to remember that you do not have time on your side. So you need to :

  • Manage time as efficiently as possible. You do not have time for distractions of whatsoever nature.
  • Believe in yourself that you can do it.
  • Practise a lot and revise equally.
  • Attempt as many mock tests as you can.
  • In the examination hall, read the question twice because there are chances of misreading a question.
  • Spend as much as 2-3 hours on Current affairs as this is an important section

Tips for QTDI:

QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics. Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

Logical Reasoning:

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Language Comprehension:

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.


sir I m doing pharmacy 3 rd yr .. I want to do mba what should I do for or cmat or baat

Pranav Mishra 15th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

There are several exams for getting admission to management courses starting from CAT in November to MAH-CET in March. So, you have ample opportunity for getting admission to any management college by scoring good marks in any of the management exams. The most popular management exams are CAT,XAT and CMAT since most of good colleges accept the scores of these exam. By seeing your graduation degree I would suggest you to go healthcare management because your graduation has a link with this course,you can also easily justify why you have taken this course Other than this the healthcare management course also has a bright future and there is no scope of recession in this course. This is my opinion for rest what you wish. But start preparing for management exams join any reputed coaching like TIME,IMS etc and start working hard.

I hope the above information is beneficial to you.

All the Best.

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