All about CMAT exam



CMAT full form is Common Management Admission Test. It is conducted once every year for getting admission into MBA programs of renowned B-schools like JBIMS, KJ Somaiya, Welingkar and many more. Approximately 70,000 candidates appear for this exam. It is usually held across 110 cities all over India. CMAT is a computer based test and the test duration of 3 hours. 

A candidate is eligible for the exam if he or she has secured atleast 50% marks in his or her graduation degree of atleast 3 years duration from a reputed or recognised college/university. Moreover, candidates in their final year of graduation can also take the exam. There is no particular age limit for appearing for CMAT exam.

The CMAT exam is a computer based test. It is an objective type test. The four major sections of CMAT are- 

  1. Language Comprehension
  2. Quants & Data Interpretation
  3. General Awareness
  4. Logical reasoning

Each section contains 25 questions each. Therefore, there are a total of 100 questions in the CMAT exam. 

For every right answer, 4 marks are awarded. Therefore, the CMAT exam is of 400 marks in total. For every wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted. 

The CMAT exam is of moderate difficulty level. The CMAT syllabus more or less remains the same as syllabus of other MBA entrance tests. The major topics covered are- 

Quants & Data Interpretation - Arithmetic, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Permutations, Combinations, Probability, Geometry, Logarithms, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Number Systems, and Progressions & Series. Graphs, Caselets, Line Graphs, Pie Charts and other graphs. 

Logical Reasoning – Critical Reasoning, Analogies, Clocks & Calendars, Arrangements, and directions. 

Language Comprehension- Reading Comprehension, Word Meanings, FIJs, Grammar, Sentence Completion, Parajumbles and Odd man out.

General Awareness- General Knowledge questions related to Awards, Books, Literature, Recent Happenings, Science, Films, International Affairs, Banking, Economics, History, Geography etc.

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