All About CMAT

All About CMAT

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CMAT is conducted annually by the National Testing Agency, based on a syllabus approved by the AICTE. This exam opens gates of admission to numerous institutes such as Great Lakes,KJ Somaiya, JAGSOM Bangalore, IMT Nagpur, BIMTECH among others. The CMAT is conducted late in the exam season with the registrations being open well after many management exams are over. This gives you a fair chance at still making it to a good B-School even if you don’t perform up-to-mark in other exams. You can find a complete list of necessary information in the table below to get you started with your preparation.


Conducted By

National Testing Agency

Notification Release

Mid December

Exam Registration Link

Exam Fee

●     Rs 2000  for General-Boys

●     Rs 1000 for Others

Exam Mode

●     Computer Based Test

Registration Closing

Mid January

Exam Date


Number of Sections


Name of Sections

●     Quantitative Technique(20 Questions)

●     Language Comprehension(20 Questions)

●     Logical reasoning(20 Questions)

●     General Awareness(20 Questions)

●     Innovation & Entrepreneurship(20 Questions)

Number of Questions


Total Score


Score Range

●     +4 for Correct Answer

●     -1 for Wrong Answer

Exam Duration

210 Minutes

Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate

Number of Options for MCQs


Exam Result

First Week of March

Recent Changes

●     Switched from percentile to rank & score




Language Comprehension

This section measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English.

●     Reading Comprehensions

●     Sentence Correction

●     Synonyms/Antonyms

●     One Word Substitution

●     Para completion

●     Idioms & Phrases

●     Critical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning

This section measures your ability to analyze data and to evaluate information presented in multiple formats. It also tests your ability to think critically in crunch situations and expects you to find an optimal solution with limited resources.

●     Tables

●     Charts

●     Bar Graphs

●     Pie Charts

●     Arrangements

●     Coding

●     Scheduling

●     Direction Sense

●     Clocks & Calendars

●     Syllogisms

●     Word Patterns & Series

●     Blood Relations

●     Miscellaneous Reasoning

Quantitative Technique

This section measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills.

●     Number Systems

●     Arithmetic

●     Algebra

●     Geometry

●     Logs

●     Progressions & Series

●     Functions, Equations & Inequalities

●     Binomial Theorem

●     Permutation & Combinations

●     Set Theory

●     Trigonometry

●     Complex Numbers

●     Venn Diagrams

●     Probability

●     Data Sufficiency Questions

General Awareness

●     Business

●     Politics

●     Economy

●     Sports

●     Culture

●     Society

●     Nature

●     Trade Awareness

●     Static GK

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

●     Government Schemes regarding Startups

●     Innovative developments in different fields

●     Various aspects of Entrepreneurship


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