CMAT-2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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Registrations Date

20 Oct, 2017

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Exam Date

20 Jan, 2018

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CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • There are a total of 100 questions in the CMAT exam 2018.
  • All the questions carry a total of 400 marks.
  • Each section will have 25 questions
  • 100 marks have been allocated every section.
  • The time duration for CMAT is 3 hours.
  • For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 4 marks.
  • For each wrong answer, 1 mark shall be deducted.

Sections in CMAT 2018:

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

Note:  

  • Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room.
  • No breaks will be given during the test.

FAQs

1. How many sections are there in the CMAT test?

There will be four sections in the test. The sections are:

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension and
  • General Awareness 

2. How many questions are there in each section?

There will be 25 questions in each section.

3. Can I move back and forth between the four sections?

Yes.
 
4. What is the duration of the test?

The duration of test will be 180 minutes.
 
5. Will there be negative marking in the CMAT exam?

Yes.
 
6. What is the scoring pattern and rule for negative marking?

For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded. For each wrong answer, 1 mark shall be deducted.

7. What are the different Time Slots for the Test?

There will be no different time slots. Test will begin at 9:30 AM on 20th Jan, 2018. Candidates are required to arrive at the test centre on or before 8:00 AM for security checks, identity verification, and check-in.

8. What is the reporting time for the examinations?

One Hour and Thirty minutes prior to the test time. For the test beginning at 9.30 am, you must reach the test centre no later than 8:00 AM.
 
9. What are the permitted materials I can bring with me to the test centre?

None. You will not be permitted to bring any personal items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, cellphones, calculators, etc.
 
10. Do I have any breaks during the test?

No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.

11. What all identification documents are required at the test centre?

Candidates appearing for the test in India will need to bring the following identification documents on the test day:

  • Self-attested copy of CMAT 2018 Admit Card with recent passport size photo pasted on it.
  • At least one original and valid photo identification. The name on your photo identification must match your name as entered in the CMAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification types are limited to Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. 
  • Your name needs to be exactly identical to the name on your Xth Mark sheet or equivalent for candidates appearing for CMAT.

Note: If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the relevant document such as Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change Document and submit a photocopy at the time of the examination of CMAT 2018 and interview and at the time of joining a programme at institutes.
 
12. If I complete my exam before three hours, can I leave early?

No. Even if you complete the exam before the scheduled end time, you will not be allowed to leave the exam hall. You are allowed to leave the exam only after the scheduled three hours of exam are over

13. Does the name need to match with the names appearing on the identification documents?

Candidates' name needs to be exactly identical to the name on their Xth Mark sheet or equivalent.

Note: If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, candidates must show the relevant document such as Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change Document and submit a photocopy at the time of the examination of CMAT 2018 and interview and at the time of joining a programme at the institutes.
 
14. Will I be provided with any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test?

At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the administrator.