Successfully attempting the CMAT General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship sections need not be as daunting as it might appear at first glance. While aspirants may already be familiar with the General Knowledge section from previous examinations, mastering the Innovation & Entrepreneurship section requires only a modest amount of practice and a solid grasp of the fundamental concepts.

To excel in both of the sections, it is crucial to be up to date with the recent current affairs, be well-versed with the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and stay updated on contemporary business trends.

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CMAT 2024 Syllabus for General Awareness

The General Knowledge (GK) section often evokes a sense of trepidation among candidates, given its expansive syllabus and the diverse array of topics from which questions can be framed. To navigate this section effectively, aspirants need to be up-to-date in various domains like:

BusinessIndian Political System & ConstitutionScience & Technology
SportsPeople in NewsMiscellaneous

CMAT 2024 General Awareness section will have 20 questions of 4 marks each that will contain questions from both Static GK as well as from Current Affairs for which a well-rounded preparation strategy will be required on the aspirants' end. Aspirants must utilize reliable GK resources available online and offline as their primary reference material.

  • Furthermore, aspirants need to inculcate a daily reading habit of newspapers and current affairs to be updated with the current trends. Aspirants can also refer to the following sources to prepare for this section.

Best Resources for CMAT General Knowledge

Additionally, candidates can enhance their preparation for the CMAT exam by exploring recommended magazines and journals tailored specifically for this purpose.

Financial ExpressThe Financial TimesBusiness Today
Economic TimesHindu Business LineBusiness World

Changes in CMAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The CMAT Innovation & Entrepreneurship section is a fairly new section that was added to the examination paper in 2021 as an optional section but soon converted into a mandatory section in CMAT 2022 and 2023. For CMAT 2024, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship section is a compulsory section with 20 questions that aspirants must attempt to achieve their desired CMAT score and percentile.

This section will carry 20 questions of 4 marks each. The correct answer will yield +4 marks while a wrong answer will deduct a -1. Since the National Testing Agency does not provide any official syllabus for CMAT 2024, students can refer to the below-compiled topics for CMAT 2024 based on previous years’ trends.

Important Topics for CMAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Startups
  • Development of New Business Ventures
  • Idea Generation & Prototype Development
  • Important Entrepreneurship Terminologies
  • Latest Who’s Who, Places, Books etc.
  • Investment, Angel, VC fund system
  • Government Policies on Entrepreneurship
  • Current Trends, Development, and General awareness of Innovation and Startup Business
  • Concepts of Innovation
  • Pre-incubation and Incubation Stages
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Commercialization of Innovations
  • Technological and Non-technological Innovation
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & Patents
  • Government Publications, Policies, and Practices for Innovations

Best Books for CMAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Following is a list of books that students can refer to prepare for their 2024 CMAT examination Innovation & Entrepreneurship section.
  • “Innovation & Entrepreneurship” by Peter F. Drucker.
  • “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by Arvind Kumar Bhatt·
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management” by R Gopal.
  • “Entrepreneurship” by Robert D. Hisrich.

Following reliable and best sources will help aspirants tackle both sections that might seem to dread right now. Remember to put in consistent efforts and unwavering dedication, and be adaptable in your study approach. Best wishes as you prepare for the CMAT exam!

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