CMAT Syllabus

The Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) score is used by hundreds of AICTE approved MBA institutes and government-sponsored universities to screen applicants for their MBA programmes. CMAT is the primary screening tool used by these B-Schools to shortlist candidates for further admission rounds which are Group Discussions, Essay writing and Personal Interviews. CMAT 2022 question paper contains four sections of 25 questions each, to be solved in a span of 180 minutes. The marking scheme allocates 4 marks for every right answer and 1 negative mark for every wrong answer.
As per the CMAT 2021 notifications, the paper was conducted through an online mode. For CMAT 2022, the notifications are yet to be notified.
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Thousands of candidates attempt CMAT every year and to score a high percentile, you need to be thorough with CMAT preparation. Successful CMAT preparation requires sound planning, focused study and sufficient practice of a number of CMAT Mock Tests. CMAT requires that you work on four major test areas: Quantitative Ability, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness along with newly the introduced section of ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship’. Following is a list of important topics to get an idea about the syllabus and weightage of CMAT 2022:
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Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation:
  • Profit-loss
  • Simple interest & Compound Interest
  • Time-calendar
  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Sets
  • Percentages
  • Quadratic & Linear Equations
  • Averages
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Work & Time
  • Mensuration
  • Alligations & Mixtures
  • Probability
  • Permutations & Combinations
Language Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Antonyms - Synonyms
  • Paragraph Completion
  • English Usage Errors
  • One Word Substitution
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Logical Reasoning
  • Assertion-Reasoning
  • Inferences
  • Critical reasoning
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • True and False Statements
  • Linear arrangements
  • Sequences and series
  • Strong - Weak arguments
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Series, Coding and decoding
  • Cause and effect
  • Statement –Conclusion
  • Symbol-based problems
  • Blood relationship test
General Awareness
  • History
  • Indian Constitution
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economy and Business
  • Science & Technology
  • Books
  • Prizes
  • International Affairs
  • Current Affairs
  • Persons in News
  • Sports etc.
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The Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation section is created to access the aspirants’ basic mathematical ability in order to solve numerical aptitude questions. The candidates must know to solve multiplications, long tables, squares and cubes in order to score well in this section. The sections in CMAT 2022 test the problem-solving capability of the students and to check their understanding of the basic concepts in mathematics, English and other subjects.
Moreover, Reading Comprehension (RC) part in CMAT entrance is not at all difficult as compared to previous years’. The passages in RC have 500-600 length of words and there is no fixed rule of framing the questions. The questions are based on the expression in the passage, phrases and idioms in general. General Awareness syllabus does not have much of specific areas. The candidate should be aware of the current affairs for which various newspapers and magazines can help to attain better knowledge.
The key topics that a candidate can practice for the area of Logical Reasoning for CMAT 2022 are analytical reasoning, linear arrangements, number series, blood relations, and arrangements. This section is also comparatively easier than other sections if a candidate has already practiced well with the help of the CMAT 2022 syllabus.
To crack CMAT 2022, a candidate has to take note of the syllabus. Knowing CMAT 2022 syllabus would definitely aid the aspirant to clear the examination with a merit score.
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