# CMAT Syllabus And Exam Pattern

The CMAT exam will have 25 questions in each of the 4 sections and will last for 3 hours. The candidate will have the chance to move back and forth between sections during the test. Read more below to know details.

The CMAT exam will have 25 questions in each of the 4 sections and will last for 3 hours. The candidate will have the chance to move back and forth between sections during the test. Read more below to know details.

## CMAT Exam Pattern

CMAT Exam 2021 Marking Scheme
Section Max. Questions Marks Per Correct Question Marks Per In-Correct Question Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 4 -1 100
Logical Reasoning 25 4 -1 100
Language Comprehension 25 4 -1 100
General Awareness 25 4 -1 100
Total 100 400

## CMAT 2021 Syllabus - Section Wise

 Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation Number Systems Pipes and Cisterns Probability Permutations & Combinations Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph Quadratic and Linear Equations Algebra Graph Simple Interest and Compound Interest Allegation & Mixtures Percentages In-equations Averages Politics Ratios and Proportion Geometry Time-Speed-Distance Profit and Loss Mensuration Work and Time Fraction and Decimals Maxima Minima Logarithms

 Logical Reasoning Sequencing Cause and Effects Coding and Decoding Ranking Tests Linear Arrangements Matrix Arrangements Symbol Based Problems Inferences Symbol Based Problems Statements Assumptions Statements Arguments Blood Relationship Tests Statements and Conclusion Direction and Distance Test

 Language Comprehension English Grammar Sentence Correction Paragraph Completion Sentence Improvement Parajumbles English Usage Errors One-word Substitution Synonyms and Antonyms Reading Comprehension

 General Awareness Literature Indian Constitution Current Affairs Personalities in News History Trade Awareness Sports News Economics Science in everyday life Culture Politics Geography

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