CMAT Syllabus 2021

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CMAT 2021 Syllabus

The CMAT 2021 syllabus clearly describes the subject and the sub-topics that the test takers need to prepare in order to confidently face the online examination. Once candidates are aware of the syllabus of CMAT 2021, they can start with their exam preparation. The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is held for admission to the reputed and recognised management institutions of India. It will be conducted in January 2021 in online mode at various centres finalised by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates interested in appearing in the CMAT 2021 examination must know the CMAT syllabus 2021 if they wish to score good marks in it.

CMAT 2021 Syllabus PDF Download

Since NTA does not release any official syllabus for CMAT 2021, we have provided a detailed syllabus based on previous year question papers. Click on the link below to download the CMAT 2021 Syllabus PDF file.

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CMAT Syllabus


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CMAT Syllabus for Language Comprehension

Check out the CMAT 2021 syllabus for Language Comprehension from the table given below: 

English Grammar

Jumbled Para

Sentence Correction

English Usage Errors

Paragraph Completion

One-word Substitution

Idioms & Phrases

Synonyms & Antonyms

Sentence Improvement

Reading Comprehension

CMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Here is the CMAT 2021 syllabus for Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation to assist the aspirants in their preparation strategy: 


Pie Chart


Bar Chart


Pipes and Cisterns

Simple Interest and Compound Interest



Allegation & Mixtures

Profit & Loss

Permutations & Combinations


Quadratic and Linear Equations




Fraction and Decimals


Number Systems

Ratios and Proportion of Line

CMAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

Scroll through the CMAT 2021 syllabus for Logical Reasoning provided below in a tabular form: 

Analytical Reasoning

Linear Arrangements

Statements Arguments


Matrix Arrangements

Number Series

Cause and Effects

Analogy Test

Blood Relationship Tests

Coding and Decoding


Statements and Conclusion

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Symbol Based Problems

Direction and Distance Test

Ranking Tests

Statements Assumptions

CMAT Syllabus for General Awareness

Presented below is the CMAT 2021 syllabus for General Awareness: 


Indian Constitution

National and International Economy








Trade Awareness


Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is based on last year's data. An official notification regarding CMAT 2021 is yet to be released.

CMAT Syllabus 2021 - Important Pointers

Candidates who want to appear in the CMAT 2021 entrance should go through the important pointers of the CMAT 2021 syllabus given below:

  • The syllabus for CMAT 2021 is based on the guidelines and structure of the entrance.

  • The examination conducting authority does not declare any specific structure for the syllabus of the exam.

  • The questions asked in the CMAT entrance test never get repeated although the difficulty level of the examination more or less remains the same.

  • The syllabus of CMAT is generally based on the trend of the topics which have already appeared in the CMAT previous year question papers

  • The format, composition and the type of questions asked in the question paper changes or varies from one year to the other.

Experts advise candidates to go through the CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern before checking the CMAT Syllabus 2021. The exam pattern will help candidates to understand the structure of the question paper. The CMAT exam pattern can be explained as 4 sections with 25 multiple choice questions in each section with a total of 100 questions and each question carrying equal marks. Once candidates are familiar with the CMAT exam pattern, they can then easily relate to the CMAT exam syllabus.

Candidates can find out all the topics and sub-topics that they need to study to be thorough with the CMAT 2021 syllabus. Once they are done with understanding the syllabus, they will be able to easily start their exam preparation. To prepare well and score good marks, candidates need to know How to Prepare for CMAT 2021. They can seek help from experts regarding the preparation strategy and start with a full-fledged CMAT 2021 exam preparation.

Before making a plan to prepare for CMAT 2021, the candidates must go through the syllabus in detail in order to make a schedule that covers all the topics necessary for preparation. While making a timetable is the first step towards exam preparation, following it religiously is what is required to crack the exam successfully. The CMAT 2021 syllabus consists of four sections - Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. The detailed description of each section has been discussed below for the candidates to carve out the sub-topics and start with the preparation.

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FAQs about CMAT Syllabus

Is the CMAT syllabus same as the syllabus of CAT?

Yes, except for the fact that CAT does not have a General Awareness section, CAT and CMAT share an almost common syllabus.

Which topics of the CMAT syllabus are important?

Some of the important topics from the CMAT syllabus include Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Blood Relationship, Arrangements, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation etc.

Which topics can I skip from the CMAT syllabus?

You should not skip any topic from the CMAT syllabus as questions can be asked from any part of the syllabus. If you do not have enough time to prepare, check the CMAT exam analysis of CollegeDekho to find out the topics which are most asked in CMAT.

Which section has the most weightage in CMAT?

All sections of CMAT have an equal weightage with 25 questions worth 100 maximum marks in each section.

How much time is needed to cover the complete syllabus of CMAT?

A 3-6 months time is ideal to cover the syllabus of CMAT completely. However, people who are already preparing for other MBA entrance exams as well should be able to cover in just 1 month.

Can the CMAT syllabus be changed?

Yes, the conducting body can change the syllabus of CMAT but the students will be notified of the same. It must be noted that the CMAT syllabus has not been changed over the years and there is very little chance of any major changes any time soon.

Is the CMAT syllabus very difficult to study?

No, the topics included in the CMAT syllabus are mostly from Class 10th level so the topics themselves are not that difficult to understand. However, the level of questions asked in CMAT can be tough to crack.

What are the subjects in the CMAT syllabus?

There are four main subjects that are part of the CMAT syllabus. These are English, Maths, Reasoning and General Awareness. There are many topics from each of the subjects that are part of the syllabus of CMAT.

Who sets the syllabus of CMAT?

The body responsible for setting the CMAT syllabus is the National Testing Agency or NTA.

What is the CMAT Syllabus?

The CMAT syllabus is a set of topics and sub-topics from which questions can appear in the CMAT exam. Candidates preparing for CMAT must use the syllabus to guide their preparation.

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