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CMAT Syllabus 2021

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 09 Mar, 2021 11:50

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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. This year, CMAT will be conducted in the last week of March or the first week of April 2021 in online mode at various centres finalised by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA has introduced a new section(Innovation & Entrepreneurship) for CMAT 2021. Candidates interested in appearing in the CMAT 2021 examination must know the CMAT syllabus 2021 if they wish to score good marks in it.

Changes in the CMAT 2021 Syllabus

NTA has introduced a new section(Innovation & Entrepreneurship) for CMAT 2021. Only those candidates who are applying for admission in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship will have to attempt this section. This section will contain 25 questions and the total duration of this section will be 30 minutes. 

CMAT 2021 Syllabus PDF Download

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

CMAT 2021 Syllabus PDF Download

Important Topics in CMAT 2021 Syllabus

The section-wise important topics in CMAT 2021 Syllabus can be found in the following table.

Sections

Important topics

General Awareness

Sports, Economics, Personalities, Science, Literature, Politics and Trade Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Blood Relationship, Coding-Decoding, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements and Ranking Tests

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Time-Speed-Distance, Profit & Loss, Mensuration, Fraction and Decimals, Averages and Partnership

Language Comprehension

Paragraph Completion, Synonyms and Antonyms, English Grammar and Reading Comprehension

Since the Innovation & Entrepreneurship section has only recently been added, the list of important topics for the same is not yet available.

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CMAT 2021 Syllabus Pattern

Following is the updated exam pattern of CMAT 2021.

Section

No. of Questions

Total MarksDuration

General Awareness

25

100180 minutes

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

25

100

Language Comprehension

25

100

NEW: Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional)

25

10030 minutes

TOTAL

1255003h 30m

CMAT 2021 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 2021 Syllabus for Reading Comprehension

There are no particular rules or guidelines available for the candidates related to what kind of RC passages are asked in CMAT 2021. However, from past exams, we have seen that the passages are usually around 500 to 600 words in length and Moderate in difficulty. Candidates with good reading skills can go through the passages with relative ease. The topics on which the RC passages are based can also vary. When it comes to questions based on RC Passages in CMAT 2021, they can be related to the contextual or literal meaning of a word, the meaning of a phrase or idiom used in the passages, the central idea of the passages, what does the author want to convey etc.

CMAT 2021 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: 

Tabulation

Pie Chart

Partnership

Bar Chart

Geometry

Pipes and Cisterns

Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Time-Speed-Distance

Probability

Allegation & Mixtures

Profit & Loss

Permutations & Combinations

Percentages

Quadratic and Linear Equations

Mensuration

Algebra

Averages

Fraction and Decimals

Graph

Number Systems

Ratios and Proportion of Line

CMAT 2021 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

Sequencing

Matrix Arrangements

Number Series

Cause and Effects

Analogy Test

Blood Relationship Tests

Coding and Decoding

Inferences

Statements and Conclusion

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Symbol Based Problems

Direction and Distance Test

Ranking Tests

Statements Assumptions

CMAT 2021 Syllabus for General Awareness

Presented below is the CMAT 2021 syllabus for General Awareness: 

Literature

Indian Constitution

National and International Economy

Personalities

Sports

Economics

Science

Culture

History

Politics

Trade Awareness

Geography

CMAT 2021 Syllabus - 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.

How to Cover Complete CMAT 2021 Syllabus

Covering the complete CMAT 2021 Syllabus is essential for any candidate who wishes to get a good score in the exam. Since NTA does not provide any official syllabus for CMAT 2021, experts rely on the previous year exams to compile a list of topics that are covered in the CMAT 2021 Syllabus. Hence, candidates can simply go through the topics listed on this page to get an idea of the same. Furthermore, covering the complete CMAT 2021 Syllabus requires you to have a strategy in place. It is important to plan out your day-wise preparation in terms of the number of topics to be covered and divide your time between various sections to ensure that you are making progress in each of them. Regular practice is also crucial for success and hence, candidates must take the help of questions banks and mock tests and solve questions every day to ensure success in the exam.

CMAT 2021 Mock Test

CMAT 2021 Sample Papers

CMAT Previous Year Question Papers

Difficulty Level of CMAT 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of CMAT 2021 is mostly common to other MBA entrance exams in India but the difficulty level can vary between exams based on the type of questions asked. The difficulty level of questions in CMAT 2021 usually ranges from Easy to Moderate with the Reasoning and General Awareness sections proving to be a bit of a trouble to solve for the candidates.  Check the following articles for more details.

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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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