CMAT Syllabus 2019
Ranjini Basu, 01 Nov 2018, #CMAT
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CMAT Syllabus 2019 – NTA (National Testing Agency) will be conducting the annual management entrance examination CMAT and the organisation did not release or define the CMAT 2019 syllabus. It is imperative for all prospective test takers to be aware of the CMAT syllabus 2019 to some extent as it will help them prepare in a holistic manner. Candidates should be well-versed with the topics that are usually covered in the Common Management Admission Test. The syllabus of CMAT 2019 is segregated into four sections, namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, and Language Comprehension. CMAT will be conducted on Monday, January 28, 2019, in two shifts (Morning and Afternoon). Careers360, in this article, brings forth information pertaining to the CMAT syllabus 2019 including the exam pattern, topics and sub-topics, mode of exam etc.
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Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation




Logical Reasoning




General Awareness




Language Comprehension






CMAT Syllabus 2019: Sectional Topics

Below is the complete syllabus of CMAT 2019 including sectional topics that candidates can expect in the CMAT 2019 examination- 

CMAT Syllabus 2019: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

As per the CMAT 2019 syllabus, this section typically contains questions on the topics mentioned underneath:

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph

Pipes and Cisterns


Permutations & amp; Combinations

Quadratic and linear equations




Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Allegation & Mixtures




Number Systems



Profit and Loss

Work and Time


Fraction and Decimals

Ratios and Proportion

CMAT Syllabus 2019: Logical Reasoning

This section comprises of the topics listed below:

Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning


Cause and Effects

Coding and Decoding

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Ranking Tests

Linear Arrangements

Matrix Arrangements

Analogy Test


Symbol Based Problems

Statements Assumptions

Statements Arguments

Number Series

Blood Relationship Tests

Statements and Conclusion

Direction and Distance Test


CMAT Syllabus 2019: General Awareness

Listed below are the topics and sub-topics under the General Awareness section:

General Awareness


Indian Constitution

Current Affairs of National and International Economy

Personalities in News


Trade Awareness

Sports News


Science in the Everyday Life




CMAT Syllabus 2019: Language Comprehension

Candidates can check the topics pertaining to the Language Comprehension section below:

CMAT Syllabus - Language Comprehension

English Grammar

Sentence Correction

Paragraph Completion

Idioms and Phrases

Sentence Improvement

Jumbled Para

English Usage Errors

One-word Substitution

Synonyms and Antonyms

Reading Comprehension

After the aspirants complete their preparation for the test, they should try solving as many sample papers as possible to check their preparation status. Candidates are advised to take mock tests to understand the pattern of test and types of questions as well. Until 2018, AICTE used to release the mock test to render an idea of the test to the aspirants. As on date, NTA did not notify anything regarding the same. The question papers of CMAT will be based on Multiple Choice type of Questions (MCQs). 

The CMAT application form 2019 was made available online from November 1, 2018; candidates could fill their forms by December 7, 2018. Aspirants must be an Indian citizen and a holder of the graduate degree of minimum three years from any recognised Indian Institute to be eligible for the CMAT exam.

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