CMAT Syllabus 2024

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions into management programs nationwide. As one of India's most popular MBA entrance exams, thousands of MBA aspirants appear for the CMAT every year. With the CMAT 2024 date likely to be announced soon, expected to be in April or May 2024, many MBA aspirants have already started their CMAT preparation. One of the first things you need to do as part of your CMAT preparation is go through the CMAT syllabus 2024 to understand the exam pattern, topics covered, difficulty level etc. Going through the updated. CMAT exam syllabus will help you create a focused study plan.

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CMAT 2024 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning section of CMAT comprises questions that test a candidate’s analytical and logical reasoning abilities.


Statement and Arguments

Statement and Assumptions Arrangements

Blood Relationship

Non-Verbal Reasoning Direction and Distance

Symbol Based Problems

Linear Arrangements Coding and Decoding

Number Series

Analogies Analytical Reasoning


Cause and Effects Ranking Tests
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CMAT Syllabus - Quantitative Techniques 2024 

In CMAT,  Data Interpretation is clubbed in the Quant section.

Pie Chart Bar Graph Tabulation
Number System Percentages Allegations & Mixtures
Ratio and Proportion Fractions and Decimals Averages
Allegations and Mixtures Profit and Loss Quadratic and Linear Equations
Permutation and Combination Simple and Compound Interest Geometry
Pipes and Cisterns Probability Mensuration
Work and Time Time-Speed and Distance Partnership

CMAT Syllabus - Language Comprehension

Language Comprehension tests a candidate’s ability to read, comprehend and write in professional English.

Reading Comprehension Para Completion Antonym/Synonyms
Para Jumbles Sentence Completion Idioms and Phrases
Grammar-based Questions Errors in English Usage Sentence Correction
Parts of Speech One-Word Substitution Cloze Test
Sentence Improvement

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CMAT Syllabus - General Awareness

National and International Importance Business-related Issues Static GK and Current GK
Recent Government Schemes International Affairs History
Geography Sports Politics
Awards Books & Authors Indian Constitution
Arts & Culture National and International Economy History
Geography Trade Awareness Economics
Polity Science Sports
Literature Politics Important Personalities

CMAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The CMAT and exam pattern 2024 is not out yet. However, we have predicted a structure based on the previous trend of the CMAT exam paper. Make sure you check the NTA official website for updated CMAT exam details.



Sections Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Language Comprehension
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (optional in 2022, mandatory from 2023)
Logical Reasoning
General Awareness

Questions in the CMAT Exam

Total questions: 100
Each section: 20 questions
Multiple Choice Questions

CMAT Exam Time Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)
No Sectional Time Limit 

CMAT Exam Total marks

400 marks (+4 for each correct answer)

CMAT Exam Marking Scheme

+4 for the correct answer
-1 for the wrong answer

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