CMAT Syllabus 2020
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 - 3:34 p.m. IST by Prabha Dhavala
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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 on 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:

Sample Papers of CMAT 2020


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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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cmat accepts black and white admit card?

shubham gautam 28th Jan, 2020

Hey Pritha,

Yes, you can go in exam hall with a black and white admit card. since, It is nowhere mentioned that you have to take a coloured or black & white print out of the CMAT Admit Card. If you are taking black and white print make sure your details and images are clearly visible on the admit card in order to avoid problems during verification at the exam center. Although, it's always advised to carry coloured admit card, this will make your verification easy.

Hope this helps!


sir can i select language for exam like can i give exam in Gujarati or etc....


Dhirajj, the CMAT exam is conducted only in English and you cannot opt for any other language except English. The medium of the question paper cannot be changed.

Please note that the exam is scheduled to be held on 28 January 2020. It is an online exam of 3 hours comprising of multiple choice questions. The result will be released on 7 February 2020 after the answer key is released in the first week of February.

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University which accept cmat at 50percentile and give median package

PALLAV TIRIYAR 26th Jan, 2020

Universities which accept scores of CMAT and have cutoffs at 50 percentile score are as follows :

Institute of public Enterprises, Hyderabad
Amrita school of business,  Coimbatore
Jaipuria institute of management,  Lucknow
Department of management studies,  Pune
School of management and communicational studies, Cochin
Singhad institute, Pune
Acharya school of management,  Bangalore

Gitam institute (Vizag) - median package is 4.5 LPA
Christ University - 6.5 LPA
NDIM,  Delhi - 9.9 LPA

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on screen calculator are available in cmat exam ??

Leon George 26th Jan, 2020

Hello Shyam,

No on screen calculator available in CMAT exam, use of calculator is prohibited in CMAT. Rough sheets are available for doing the calculation.

You should practice the problems without calculator which will help you in doing calculation mentally.

Don't carry anything which is prohibited like smart watches etc.

I hope it helps and goodluck

Thank you


what is the cutoff of cmat that is required for IMT nagpur and Hyderabad?

Sampriti Student Expert 26th Jan, 2020
The expected cutoff for IMT Nagpur this year is 80 percentile in CMAT and that for the Hyderabad campus is nearly 150 scores which turns out to be nearly 70-75 percentile. The Institute considers only the overall scores or percentile.

But you must try to score as many as possible as the competition there is generally very tough. Students having more than 90 percentile also apply to the college and appear for the further section rounds. The selection process of IMT Nagpur, Hyderabad and Dubai campuses takes place together and based on your performance you'll be allotted a campus.

The selection process consists of
  • GE, i.e. Group Exercise where they'll form teams and you'll have to perform certain activities and through this they want to check your leadership skills.
  • Personal Interview where they'll ask you general questions about yourself, why do you want to join IMT and will ask you about your feedback on the group exercise.

All the very best
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