CMAT Paper Pattern

CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) is a three-hour test. The question paper consists of four sections:

  1. Quantitative Technique
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. Language Comprehension
  4. General Awareness

There are 25 questions in each section. Each correct answer will give you four marks and each wrong answer will give you one negative mark (negative marking).

CMAT Paper Syllabus

Language Comprehension Section

This section has questions of reading comprehension, jumbled paragraphs, grammar, vocabulary and tenses.

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

This section will test your knowledge on topics such as Statistics, Probability, Ratios, Profit & Loss and Geometry. Common topics covered under Quantitative Techniques are:

  • Number Systems
  • Linear equations
  • Pipes and cisterns
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages
  • Mixtures and Alligation
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Menstruation
  • Probability
  • Permutation & Combination

The questions in DI consists of Pie Charts, Tables and Bar Graphs.

Logical Reasoning Section

This section includes questions on arrangements (sequencing, seating), statement-conclusion, venn diagrams, true & false statements and visual reasoning. 

Common topics covered are:

  • Syllogism and set theory
  • Data arrangement
  • Blood Relations
  • Linear arrangements
  • Coding Decoding
  • Alphabet Series
  • Direction based questions
  • Calendars

General Awareness Section

This section is not restricted to any particular type of questions. Stay updated on current affairs and basic general knowledge. Questions are asked on various areas of general awareness like Sports, Arts and Culture, Geography, History, Politics, Business and so on.