CMAT Syllabus 2021 - National Testing Agency will not release the official syllabus of CMAT 2021. However, based on previous year trends Careers360 brings you the compiled CMAT 2021 syllabus, which will help students to know the topics that are likely to be covered. According to the exam pattern, CMAT syllabus 2021 will be divided into 4 sections namely, Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. Candidates aspiring to give CMAT are advised to familiarize themselves with the syllabus of CMAT 2021 to kick start their preparation. To know in detail about the topics under each section read the article below. CMAT 2021 is expected to be held in computer based mode in the last week of January 2021. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the exam pattern, syllabus and sample papers.

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CMAT Syllabus 2021

CMAT 2021 Syllabus - Highlights

About the Exam


CMAT 2021 Exam Date

Last week of January 2021

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam Duration

Three hours

Total No. of Questions


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Examination Sections for CMAT 2021

  1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  2. Logical Reasoning

  3. Language Comprehension

  4. General Awareness

Marking Scheme of CMAT 2021

(+) 4 Marks for every correct answer

Negative Marking


TITA Questions


CMAT Exam Pattern 2021

As per the exam pattern of CMAT 2021, the paper will be conducted in online medium and medium of question paper will be English only. Check the table below to know the CMAT 2021 exam pattern:

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Section Wise CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness






Marking scheme

As per the marking scheme of CMAT 2021

  • For every correct answer candidate will be rewarded +4 marks

  • For every incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted.

  • No marks will be given for unanswered/unattempted questions.

  • In case a question is ignored or dropped all students will be given +4 for that question, irrespective whether the candidate has attempted the question or not.

CMAT Syllabus 2021 - Section Wise



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

  • Alligation & Mixtures

  • Partnership

  • Algebra

  • Permutations & Combinations

  • Pipes and Cisterns

Logical Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Cause and Effects

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Linear Arrangements

  • Analogy Test

  • Symbol Based Problems

  • Statements Arguments

  • Blood Relationship Tests

  • Direction and Distance Test

  • Statements and Conclusion

  • Number Series

  • Statements Assumptions

  • Inferences

  • Matrix Arrangements

  • Ranking Tests

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Sequencing

Language Comprehension

  • English Grammar

  • Paragraph Completion

  • Sentence Improvement

  • English Usage Errors

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Reading Comprehension

  • One-word Substitution

  • Jumbled Para

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Sentence Correction

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

CMAT Sample Papers 2021

Before appearing for CMAT 2021, it is important for candidates to analyse their preparation level. To know one’s level of preparation, students must go through sample paper of CMAT 2021. Aspirants can download the CMAT sample paper 2021 through the links provided in the table below:

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It is important for aspirants to practice through the CMAT 2021 sample paper because it gives an idea about the marking scheme and the types of questions that might be asked. In addition to that, it also helps students to gain speed and accuracy and lastly increases self confidence.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CMAT Syllabus 2021

Question: Does NTA provide specific topics that will be covered under CMAT 2021?


No, NTA will not provide the detailed syllabus of CMAT 2021, However the paper will be divided into four sections namely, Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

Question: Can I switch between sections while writing the exam?


Yes, candidates can switch between sections at any time.

Question: As per the previous year analysis which section was the easiest and difficult?


As per the previous year analysis, Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation and Language Comprehension were easy and General Awareness was difficult.

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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.


whats think different in a CMAT and a cat

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020


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.

my score in cmat 32 which college is better its ghaziabad or srm ncr

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020


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.


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.


is there any good college in bhopal or indore for doing mba by cmat score....

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Following is list of few management colleges accepting CMAT score in Bhopal/Indore:

  • Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
  • Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore.
  • Institute of Business Management and Research, IPS Academy, Indore.
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore.
  • IES College of Technology
  • People's Institute of Management and Research
  • Sagar Institute of Research and Technology

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