CMAT Syllabus 2020: CMAT 2020 syllabus and exam pattern has released officially by NTA with exam date. CMAT Syllabus 2020 will consist of 4 well known sections of Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness sections with 100 questions for 400 marks.
Although, there is a change in the CMAT exam governing body not much of a change is expected with respect to the pattern and syllabus of the exam. NTA is the autonomous testing body which will help in conducting the exam for higher education.
The maximum marks for the CMAT 2020 exam would be 400 marks which includes +4 marks for every correct answer and negative 1 mark for every answer which is wrong. Thus there are 25 questions for each section (100 marks each).
CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||25||100|
CMAT 2020 syllabus has 4 sections of Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, and Language Comprehension with 100 objective based questions for the maximum of 400 marks.
CMAT exam pattern includes following details:
- Date of the exam is January 24, 2020 across different centers across India
- The CMAT exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
- There will be a total of 100 questions divided across four sections.
- Duration of the exam is 3 hrs which will be conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
- All the questions would be objective with four choices to answer every question.
- The test will be conducted online at the designated centers having the basic hardware and necessary facilities available for the conduct.
CMAT Syllabus 2020
Find below the details for the different sections and topics present in the CMAT syllabus 2020.
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||Logical Reasoning||General Awareness||Language Comprehension|
|Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph||Analytical Reasoning||Literature||English Grammar|
|Pipes and Cisterns||Sequencing||Indian Constitution||Sentence Correction|
|Probability||Cause and Effects||Current Affairs of National and International Economy||Paragraph Completion|
|Permutations & Combinations||Coding and Decoding||Personalities in News||Idioms and Phrases|
|Quadratic and linear equations||Non-Verbal Reasoning||History||Sentence Improvement|
|Algebra||Ranking Tests||Trade Awareness||Jumbled Para|
|Graph||Linear Arrangements||Sports News||English Usage Errors|
|Partnership||Matrix Arrangements||Economics||One-word Substitution|
|Simple Interest and Compound Interest||Analogy Test||Science in everyday life||Synonyms and Antonyms|
|Allegation & Mixtures||Inferences||Culture||Reading Comprehension|
|Percentages||Symbol Based Problems||Politics|
|Number Systems||Number Series|
|Geometry||Blood Relationship Tests|
|Time-Speed-Distance||Statements and Conclusion|
|Profit and Loss||Direction and Distance Test|
|Work and Time|
|Fraction and Decimals|
|Ratios and Proportion|
Thus all these tests and topics in CMAT 2020 are designed to test the capabilities required for MBA. These questions will test all these aspects. Anyone who needs to score high or get admission to a good college need to have a thorough understanding of the topics. One needs to have their basics clear and should practice older sample papers to get a sense of questions an exam conditions.
While practicing, one should also identify his areas of scoring and his weak areas. The person needs to work on the weaker areas and also capitalize on the strong areas. At the end in the CMAT entrance exam, it is all about scoring high in the least possible time. So one should identify the topics he can spend time and attempt in the exam and also identify the topics he is not sure off. And can leave.
Scanning the last year papers can also help a person judge and identify the topics focus topics. A coaching institute can also help in preparing for these exams as they can provide some short-cut tips for solving the questions which would save time. Coaching institute can also help the person find his strength and capitalize on them.
Coaching institutes also provide mock tests which help a candidate test himself in exam conditions. Though most of colleges accepting CMAT score does not look for sectional cut-off. However, there are some top colleges which prefer sectional cut-off. Thus the students should prepare keeping in mind their target college.
Section Wise Topics in CMAT Syllabus
Detailed CMAT Syllabus for each section with topics given below.
CMAT Syllabus: Language comprehension
|Reading Comprehension||English Usage Errors||Synonyms|
|English Grammar||Paragraph Completion||Antonyms|
|Jumbled Para||One-word Substitution||Sentence Improvement|
This section contains 25 questions for a total of 100 marks. Some of the sub-topics for this section include Paragraph completion, one word substitution, Synonyms and antonyms and English grammar.
CMAT Syllabus: Quantitative Techniques and DI
|Pipes and Cisterns||Simple Interest and Compound Interest||Time-Speed-Distance|
|Probability||Allegation & Mixtures||Profit and Loss|
|Permutations & Combinations||Percentages||Work and Time|
|In-equations||Quadratic and linear equations||Mensuration|
|Ratio and Proportion||Line||Pie Chart, Bar Chart|
This is the second section containing 25 questions and a total of 100 marks. It contains various sub-topics such as Geometry, Profit and loss, Number system, Allegation-mixtures, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Permutation and combination, Equations, Ratio, Time speed, Algebra, derivatives etc.
CMAT Syllabus: General Awareness
|Current Affairs of National and International Economy||Economics||Culture|
|Personalities in News||Sports News||Science in the Everyday Life|
This is the 3rd topic present in the syllabus. This section also contains 25 questions each of 4 marks. The syllabus of the section includes topics related to history, geography, Literature, current affairs, Personalities, Culture, a little bit about the finance and economics etc.
The general knowledge covers the general awareness about both India as well as around the world.
It also include Business and Economics such as fiscal and monetary policies, CRR, Repo rate, Devaluation of rupee etc.
Preparing for general awareness is an ongoing process, thus it is important to read as much as possible. One should read newspapers and financial magazines to have knowledge of things happening around.
The section also involves constitutional knowledge, currency and the capitals of the countries, international organizations. You might also find questions related to Photos and emblem identification of various famous personalities and big companies around the world.
CMAT Syllabus: Logical Reasoning
|Analytical Reasoning||Analogy Test||Direction and Distance Test|
|Linear Arrangements||Blood Relationship Tests||Ranking Tests|
|Statements and Arguments||Coding and Decoding||Statements Assumptions|
|Sequencing||Inferences||Statements and Conclusion|
|Matrix Arrangements||Non-Verbal Reasoning||Symbol Based Problems|
|Number Series||Cause and Effects|
This section include questions to test the analytical capability and skills of the person. There are 25 questions under this as well which amounts to a total of 100 marks. The various sub-topics under this are analytical reasoning, Inferences, Visual reasoning, Statement analysis, Analogy test, direction and distance, cause and effect and assumptions.