Information about exam pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility, and importance of CMAT examination:

NTA conducts CMAT (Common Admission Management Test) exams to offer admission in management courses. Candidates can apply for the CMAT exam if they are willing to do any management course in the future. There are more than 1000 certified colleges for MBA and PGDM in India where students can take admission to continue their higher studies. Also, the students with a good CMAT scorecard will get attractive scholarships.

Students can only apply for this exam if they are in the final semester of the graduation course or after completing the graduation. Students can take lateral entry in the MBA-PGDM courses after qualifying for the CMAT examination with an average ranking. The National Testing Agency conducts this examination once a year and more than 5 lakhs of students appear for this examination every year. Here we have provided some important information about the CMAT examination.

Students can fill up the CMAT application in November and will receive the admit card after mid of December every year. Also, it is important to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the CMAT examination. If you are found to be ineligible after applying for the examination then you will be terminated to appear for the exams. The candidate should be an Indian citizen to apply for this examination. This examination is conducted to select students for master’s courses. Hence, they should have completed graduation to apply for this examination. Candidates who are pursuing their graduation and are in their final semester can also apply for the CMAT examination.

The CMAT examination consists of 4 sections with 25 questions each. So, there will be a total of 100 questions in the examination. Each correct answer will reward you 4 marks however 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Candidates will get to see questions from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. There will be a time limit of 3 hours to submit the CMAT examination. If you are unable to complete your exam within the given time limit then it will inevitably get submitted.

Additionally, the syllabus of CMAT is very vast as each section contains 15-16 overall topics. You can visit “Spin on Education” to see the complete updated syllabus of the CMAT examination. There are so many online and offline books that will help you to get adequate knowledge to score a good rank in the CMAT examination. Apart from this, we are providing online notes in PDF format and video lectures to prepare for the CMAT examination. Students can submit their reviews to talk with an expert about their doubts. Also, we recommend you to visit our website often to get all the updates related to the CMAT examination.


CMAT stands for Common Management Admission Test, it is the entrance test organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). By giving this examination qualified candidates are given admission in over 1000 B-schools in MBA / PGDM courses. Once a year, this admission test is conducted. The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of entrance test and interview. From this page get all details related to the CMAT Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

CMAT 2021

Previous year more than 05 lakhs of candidates appeared for the CMAT examination. For knowing more details related to CMAT visit its official site i.e. cmat.nta.nic.in. From below check the CMAT 2021 Examination schedule.

CMAT 2021 Important Dates
Application Form Release Date 23 Dec2020
Last Date to fill the form 31 Jan 2021
Last date of submitting the fee 31 Jan 2021
CMAT Admit Card Release date 24 Mar 2021
CMAT 2021 exam date 31 Mar2021
Result declaration date 09 Apr 2021

CMAT Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form or do once read the eligibility criteria as if in any examination process you found ineligible then you will be terminated from the whole process.

  • The applicants must have Indian citizenship.
  • The candidates must have done completed the Graduation from the recognized university/institute.
  • The candidates who are in the final year of the Graduation and whose result is declared before starting the admission process are also eligible.

CMAT Exam Pattern

The candidates who are preparing for the CMAT examination or one who wants to prepare for the examination do once read the Exam pattern as this will help you in doing the preparation in an easy way.

  • Examination Mode: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • No. of Sections: 4
  • Total No. of Questions: 100
  • Marking Criteria: 4 points for the right answer
  • Negative Marking: Minus 1 point for a false answer.
  • Paper Details:
Section Name No. of Questions
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25


Logical Reasoning
Language Comprehension
General Awareness

CMAT 2021 Syllabus

Before starting the preparation do read the Syllabus as in the examination questions is asked from the syllabus only. Syllabus help the candidates in doping the preparation and in managing the time.

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Topic Name
Number Systems Pipes & Cistern
Ratio & Proportion Algebra
Speed Time & Distance Geometry
Time & Work Mensuration
Profit Loss Quadratic & Linear Equation
Percentages Line graph
Partnership Pie Chart
Bar Graph    —-

Logical Reasoning

Topic Name
Analytical Reasoning Analogy Test
Linear Arrangements Blood Relationship Tests
Statements Arguments Coding and Decoding
Sequencing Inferences
Matrix Arrangements Statements and Conclusion
Number Series Non-Verbal Reasoning
Ranking Tests Symbol Based Problems
Statements Assumptions Direction and Distance Test

Language Comprehension

Topic Name
Vocabulary One- word Substitution
Para Jumble Synonyms & Antonyms.
Paragraph Completion Reading Comprehension

General Awareness:  static and current general questions, reasoning, tricky questions, etc.

CMAT Examination Center

Exam Center Name
Agartala Bhubaneshwar Nagpur Srinagar
Ahmedabad Bhuj Nasik Surat
Ahmednagar Chandigarh/ Mohali/ Panchkula Navi Mumbai Trivandrum
Allahabad/ Prayagraj Chennai Greater Noida/ Noida Udaipur
Amravati Coimbatore Panaji/Madgaon Vadodara
Amritsar Davangere Patna Varanasi
Aurangabad Dehradun Pune Vishakhapatnam
Bangalore Delhi/ New Delhi Rajkot Guntur
Bareilly Dhanbad Raipur Kurnool
Bhavnagar Dharwad Ranchi Nellore
Bhopal Durgapur Shimla Rajahmundry
Tirupati Vijayawada Gandhinagar Kadi/ Mehsana
Ghaziabad Warangal Bhatinda Sambalpur
Thane Solapur Thiruvananthapuram Bengaluru
Hamirpur Hisar Gulbarga Kanpur
Gurgaon Kochi Guwahati Kolhapur
Gwalior Kolkata Hyderabad Kozhikode
Indore Lucknow Jabalpur Ludhiana
Jaipur Mangalore Jammu Meerut
Jamshedpur Mumbai Jodhpur Mysore
Bhilai/ Durg/ Bhilai Nagar Anand Tirunelveli Madurai
Nanded Dhule Faridabad

Participating Institutes (CMAT)

S. No CMAT Participating Institute
1 Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore
2 Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
3 Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences
4 Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
5 IISWBM (Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business), Kolkata
6 Pune University MBA (PUMBA) Department of Management Sciences
7 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
8 Doon Business School, Dehradun
9 SIMSREE, Mumbai
10 Future Business School, Kolkata

CMAT 2021 Preparation Books

One can refer to the books provided below as this will help you in doing the CMAT Preparation.

Topic Name  Book Name  Author Name
 Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation  Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations  RS Agarwal
 Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency  Anant Ashish
 Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency  Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan
Logical Reasoning  A modern approach to logical reasoning  RS Agarwal
 How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT  Arun Sharma
 Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT  Nishit Sinha
Language Comprehension  The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability  Sujit Kumar
Preparation of verbal ability & reading comprehension  Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
 CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension  Gautam Puri
 General Awareness  General Knowledge (GK)  Disha Experts
 Face to Face MAT with 19 Years (1197-2016)  BS SIjwali

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