CMAT -

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT - 2016)

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.1400 | SC / ST - Rs.700
Important Dates
Registration Date
Nov 03, 2015
Admit Card Date
Jan 05, 2016
Test Date
Jan 17, 2016
Result Date
Jan 21, 2016

CMAT 2016 - Exam Pattern

Exam Paper Type : Online    |    

  • CMAT was a computer-based admission test for post-graduate management programme to AICTE approved institutes.
  • The total number of questions to be answered by the candidates was 100 and the total marks of the test were 400. Each section had 25 questions.
  • CMAT did not have any sectional time limit.
  • Candidates could complete any of the sections as per their time management.
  • Students had 180 minutes to complete the test, with no break during this time window.
Type of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400
  • Duration of the test is 180 minutes (3 hours).
  • Marking System:-
    • For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

CMAT 2016 Syllabus

Chapters
  1. Critical Reasoning
Chapters
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
Chapters
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
Chapters
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
Chapters
  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverbs
  5. Prepositions
  6. Articles
  7. Verbs
  8. Modifiers
  9. Tense
  10. Sentence Improvement
  11. Parallelism
  12. Subject Verb Agreement
Chapters
  1. Sentence completion
  2. Word Usage
  3. Synoymns
  4. Idioms and Pharses
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Antonym
  7. Analogy
  8. Homophones
  9. Confusables
  10. Migratory Words
  11. Phrasal Verbs
Chapters
  1. Politics
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Institutions of India
  6. Defence & Space
  7. Indian Judiciary
  8. Awards & Honours
  9. Literature
  10. Economics
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. International Relations
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Movies
  15. Who's who
  16. Indian Industries
  17. Indian Agriculture
  18. Current Affairs
  19. History
  20. Geography
Chapters
  1. Data interpretations
  2. Data Sufficiency
Chapters
  1. Profit, Loss and Discount
  2. Percentage 
  3. Pipes and Cisterns
  4. Partnership
  5. Time and Work
  6. Time, Speed and Distance
  7. Averages
  8. Age
  9. Alligation and Mixture
  10. Ratio and proportion
  11. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  12. Compound interest
  13. Relative speed
  14. Simple Intrest
Chapters
  1. Angles, lines
  2. Properties of Circles
  3. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  4. BODMAS/Simplification
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Number System
  7. Probability 
  8. LCM and HCF
  9. Permutation and Combination
  10. Height and Distance
  11. Logarithm
  12. Linear Equation
  13. Indices
  14. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  15. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  16. Geometry and Mensuration
  17. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  18. Properties of Triangles

CMAT Exam Prepartions FAQ

1) What are the Eligibility criteria for admission to these programmes? Eligibility criteria for admission to these programmes varies from B-school to B-school.

However the eligibility criteria for different Post Graduate Management Programme in AICTE affiliated institutions, Is as follows:

  • Candidate applying for the course must possess graduation of at least three years of duration .

2) For which programmes I am eligible after giving CMAT exam?

You will be eligible for PGDM, MBA and similar, PGCM and Executive PGDM programmes.

3) How many sections are there in the CMAT test?

There will be four sections in the test. The sections are
(a) Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
b) Logical Reasoning
c) Language Comprehension and
d) General Awareness

4) How many questions are there in each of these sections?

There will be 25 questions in each section.

5) Can I move back and forth between the four section?

Yes. You move back and forth between the four section.

6) Does CMAT have a syllabus for exam preparation?

No, the CMAT exam does not have a defined syllabus for CMAT preparation. However, you can take our mock test to understand the pattern of exam and types of questions. Check the CMAT website regularly for the announcement of mock test.

7) What is the duration of the test?

The duration of test will be 180 minutes.

8) Will there be negative marking in CMAT exam?

Yes. There will be negative marking in CMAT exam.

9) What is the scoring pattern and rule for negative marking?

For each correct answer there are 4 marks, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.

10) Do I have any breaks during the test?

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

11) 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.