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March 16, 2019

CMAT Exam pattern

Following are the highlights of CMAT 2020 exam pattern-

CMAT is a computer-based online entrance exam for admission into programmes like MBA, PGDM and PGCM offered by the B-schools in India. 

  • There are 4 Sections in CMAT Exam.
  • The total number of questions in CMAT is 100, with each section having 25 questions.

  • Maximum Score Marks- 400

  • The time duration of CMAT: 180 minutes.

  • There was no sectional time limit.

  • There are four options for each question.

  • Score for each question- +4
    Negative marks per Question is -1.

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern


Number of questions

Total marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



General Awareness



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension






Major Topics for Each Section:

  1. QA & DI Topics: Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Number Systems, Geometry, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Profit and Loss, Alligation and Mixtures, Permutation and Combination and in-equations. Tables, Pie charts etc. 

  2. Logical Reasoning: Analogy Test, Cause and Effects, Assumptions, Analytical Reasoning,  Inferences, Direction and Distance Test, Non-Verbal Tests (Visual Reasoning) etc. 

  3. English: Synonyms and Antonyms, English Grammar, One Word Substitution, Paragraph Completion etc

  4. General Awareness: Current affairs of past 8 months (National & International), Business affairs, Art and Culture, Appointments, Indian Polity, MDs & CEOs, Geography, History, Picture based GK, Basic Economics & Finance etc

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