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CMAT 2019 Syllabus – 4 Sections, 100 Questions of 400 Marks

CMAT 2019 SyllabusA candidate who is interested to appear for CMAT 2019 entrance exam should follow the CMAT 2019 Syllabus to make their plans. This MBA entrance exam’s syllabus is consists of 4 sections viz. Section A – Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Section B – Logical Reasoning, Section C – Language Comprehension and Section D – General Awareness. According to the exam pattern derived by the National Test Agency, each section has 25 questions and 100 marks. So overall, there will be 100 questions of 400 marks.

CMAT 2019 Syllabus Overview
Section and Subject Name Total Number of Questions Marks for each Section
Section A – Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Section B – Logical Reasoning 25 100
Section C – Language Comprehension 25 100
Section D – General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400

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CMAT 2019 Syllabus for Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  • The QTDI section is designed to test the candidate on the following areas-
    • Basic Math skills
    • Numerical skills
    • Mental Math skills
    • Problem Solving skills
    • Statistical skills
  • The candidates need to be quick in calculations.
  • The candidates must work on their accuracy while answering questions.

The CMAT Syllabus 2019 exam for this section will cover the following:

1.    Allegation & Mixtures
2.    Algebra
3.    Averages
4.    Bar Graphs
5.    Caselets
6.    Co-ordinate geometry
7.    Clocks & Calendars
8.    Geometry
9.    HCF & LCM
10.    In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
11.    Installment Payments
12.    Logarithms
13.    Line Graph
14.    Mean – Arithmetic, harmonic
15.    Menstruation
16.    Number Base System
17.    Partnership (Accounts)
18.    Permutation & Combination
19.    Pie Chart
20.    Pipes and Cisterns
21.    Probability
22.    Profit & Loss
23.    Progressions – Arithmetic, Geometric, Maxima & Minima
24.    Ratio & Proportions
25.    Simple & Compound Interest
26.    Tables
27.    Time, Distance, Weights & Heights
28.    Venn Diagram


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CMAT 2019 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

The LR section tests the candidates on the following areas:

a.    Critical reasoning
b.    Analytical abilities
c.    Logical abilities
d.    Visual reasoning
e.    Non verbal reasoning

The CMAT 2019 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:

1.    Analogy Test
2.    Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
3.    Blood Relations
4.    Cause and Effect
5.    Clocks and Calendars
6.    Coding-Decoding
7.    Comparisons
8.    Deductions
9.    Directions
10.    Family tree problem
11.    Input & Output
12.    Identifying probably true probably false
13.    Linear word formation
14.    Matrix Arrangements
15.    Ranking Tests
16.    Seating Arrangements
17.    Selections
18.    Series & Analysis
19.    Statements and conclusions
20.    Symbol Based problems


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CMAT 2019 Syllabus for Language Comprehension

The LC section tests the candidates on the following areas:

  • English language
  • Reading Comprehension

The CMAT 2019 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:

1.    Analogy
2.    Contextual Usage
3.    Fact Inference and Judgement
4.    Figures of speech
5.    Fill in the blanks
6.    Foreign language words used in English
7.    Grammar
8.    Matching word meanings
9.    Odd word out
10.    Paragraph formation questions
11.    Phrases
12.    Prepositions
13.    Spellings
14.    Syllogisms
15.    Synonyms & Antonyms


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CMAT Syllabus 2019 for General Awareness

The GA section tests the candidates on the following areas:

  • Current Affairs
  • Static Affairs

The CMAT 2019 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:

1.    Automobiles
2.    Awards & Awardees
3.    Banking, Business & Economics
4.    Films
5.    Finance
6.    Geography & History
7.    Important Quotes
8.    International Affairs
9.    Literature
10.    Major Corporate Events
11.    Politics & Society
12.    Punch Line of Companies
13.    Social Issues
14.    Science
15.    Sports
16.    Top Officials of Big Company
17.    World Records


CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: CMAT 2019 MBA Exam will be conducted through Online mode on 27th January 2019.

Time Duration: 3 hours.

No. of Questions: 100 multiple choices

Total Marks: 400 marks.

Subjects: Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

Marking Scheme: For a correct answer, four marks will be allotted to the candidates. There will be negative marking of 1 mark for the wrong answer.

CMAT 2019: Registration, NTA CMAT Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

CMAT 2019CMAT 2019 official notification has been announced and the submission of online application form starts from 22nd October 2018. The candidate who is interested to appear for CMAT exam can check below-given eligibility criteria. The last date to apply for this management exam is 15th December 2018. From this year, this management exam will officially be organized by the National Test Agency (NTA). CMAT is popularly known as Common Management Admission Test.

Latest News on CMAT 2019 Exam

22nd August 2019 – Common Management Aptitude Test 2019 To Be Held On 28 January; Registration Starts 1 November 2018.

Overview of CMAT 2019 Exam

Name of Exam Common Management Admission Test
Organised By National Test Agency (NTA)
Category Under Graduate
Level National Level MBA Entrance Exam
Courses Offered PGDM, MBA and similar, PGCM &

Executive PGDM programmes

Marking Scheme Right Answer: + 4 marks

Wrong Answer: (- 1 mark)

Exam Duration 3 hours
Mode of Examination Online
Types of Question Multiple Choice Questions
Negative Marking Yes
No. of Questions 100 Questions
Exam Date 27th January 2019

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From now NTA (National Test Agency) will determine the structure of CMAT 2019 management exam such as its exam dates, registration process, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card and results. This exam is conducted to provide admission into management courses like PGDM, MBA, PGCM, etc. The score of CMAT 2019 will be accepted by the all AICTE-Approved Institutions.

CMAT 2019 Exam Dates

Exam Events Important Dates
CMAT 2019 Notification Released July 7, 2018
CMAT 2019 Registration start date October 22, 2018
Last date to fill CMAT Application form December 15, 2018
CMAT Admit card 2019 January 2019
NTA CMAT 2019 Exam Sunday, January 27, 2019
CMAT Answer Key January 2019
CMAT 2019 Result cum Merit list 1st week of February 2019
Print of scorecards February 2019

CMAT 2019 Application Form

CMAT 2019 Registration process will start from 22nd October 2018 through online mode. The last date to apply for the NTA CMAT 2019 exam is 15th December 2018. Before applying for the exam, we would request candidates to go through given below eligibility criteria. Following we have given important points regarding CMAT Application Form 2019:

  • CMAT 2019 Application Form submission process will be conducted through online mode only.
  • The candidates need to fill their personal, professional and academic credentials in their application form.
  • Please note, there will be no correction window provided by the National Test Agency. We would request to fill the application form carefully and avoid the mistake.
  • NTA CMAT 2019 registration will be started from 22nd October 2018 and end on 15th December 2018.
  • The candidates need to select 3 cities in India as their prefered exam center.
  • They have to Upload document like scanned photograph & signature in a given format.
  • We would recommend each candidate to take a print copy of the filled application for future references.

CMAT Application Fee

Category Application fee
General/OBC Rs. 1400
SC/ST/Pwd/Female Rs. 700

CMAT Eligibility Criteria

This year the National Test Agency (NTA) will determine eligibility criteria for CMAT 2019. Following we have given key points about CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019:

Nationality: The interested candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit: There are no age limit criteria to apply for CMAT 2019 exam.

Qualifying Exam: The candidates must obtain a graduate degree of minimum 3 years from any recognized Indian Institute.

Percentage required: General category applicants must obtain minimum 50 percent at the graduation level, while SC/ST category must secure 45 percent.

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CMAT exam pattern is designed by the National Test Agency (NTA). According to the latest notification, CMAT 2019 will conduct on 27th January 2019 through Computer-based test mode. Following we have given complete details about exam pattern of CMAT 2019 management exam:

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Exam Mode: CMAT 2019 will be held in online mode on 27th January 2019.

Time Duration: 3 hours.

No. of Questions: 100 multiple choices will be asked in the CMAT exam.

Total Marks: 400 marks.

Subjects: Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

Marking Scheme: For a correct answer, four marks will be allotted to the candidates. There will be negative marking of 1 mark for the wrong answer.

Section: There will be 4 section in the exam pattern of the CMAT exam:


S No. Sections Number of questions Total marks
1 Logical Reasoning 25 100
2 Language Comprehension 25 100
3 Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400

CMAT Syllabus

CMAT 2019 syllabus will consist of 4 subjects i.e. Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques and Data interpretation, General awareness and Logical Reasoning.

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Language Comprehension

  • Paragraph Completion
  • English Usage Errors
  • One Word Substitution
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Antonyms – Synonyms

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Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  • Alligations & Mixtures
  • Probability
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Profit-loss
  • Simple interest & Compound Interest
  • Time-calendar
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Work & Time
  • Mensuration
  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Sets
  • Percentages
  • Quadratic & Linear Equations
  • Averages

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General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Prizes
  • Persons in News
  • Sports
  • International Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economy and Business
  • Science & Technology
  • Books

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Logical Reasoning

  • Statement –Conclusion
  • Symbol-based problems
  • Blood relationship test
  • Assertion-Reasoning
  • Inferences
  • Critical reasoning
  • Strong – Weak arguments
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Series, Coding and decoding
  • Cause and effect
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • True and False Statements
  • Linear arrangements
  • Sequences and series


CMAT 2019 Admit Card

CMAT hall ticket 2019 will be issued through the official website of CMAT or NTA. Only those candidate who has successfully registered for the CMAT exam will be able to download their hall ticket. CMAT 2019 admit card will be available from the 1st week of January 2019. It will be available only through online mode from the official website.

On the day of the exam, candidates have to bring a valid admit card along with one of the photo ID proof such as Passport, PAN Card, UID card, Driving license, Voter ID, or a notarized Affidavit (in English).

How to Download CMAT Admit Card?

Following we have given steps to download NTA CMAT hall ticket:

Step 1 – The candidate needs to visit the official website of CMAT or NTA board and log in through their email id and password.

Step 2 – The Admit window will get displayed on the screen. Find “Admit Card Download” link on that page and click it.

Step 3 – Verify each and every detail like candidate name, exam center, exam date, and timing. If the candidate finds any error in their admit card, the candidate needs to contact helpline no. of CMAT.

We would request all candidate to take extra print out of their hall ticket for future references.