CMAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CMAT 2018 (Common Management Admission Test) is a national level entrance test that will be conducted in January 2018 by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) for admission in Management programs. Candidates who will clear this entrance examination will be eligible to apply for admission in Management programs at all AICTE-Approved Institutions, University & Colleges.
CMAT 2018 will have a total of 100 questions and it will be a computer-based test. The question paper will be divided into 4 sections and 25 questions will be asked from each section. All questions will be Objective Type in the form of Multiple-choice. As for the marking scheme of the exam, each right answer will be allotted 4 marks, while each wrong answer will result in negative marking of 1 mark. The test duration will be 3 hours.
CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern will be based on the following 4 sections:
Equal number of questions will be asked from each topic. Candidates are advised to thoroughly prepare for all the above-mentioned topics.
|Number of sections||4 (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness)|
|Number of Questions||100 (25 Questions from each section)|
|Question Paper Type||Objective Type (MCQs)|
|Exam duration||3 hours|
Some of the points to note are:
CMAT is a 3 hour computer-based test which is conducted in a single session. In a computer-based online examination, a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer.
CMAT is conducted to evaluate candidate’s general aptitude across various subjects such as Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
CMAT 2018 will be:
A Trial test will be available from the 3rd week of December, 2017 at www.aicte-cmat.in to help candidates get accustomed to the online test and navigation functionality. Candidates are advised to go through the Trial test so as to acquaint themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.
Trial tests are very helpful and form an important part of candidate’s preparation for the exam. It allows a candidate to form a better understanding of the test.
Some of the benefits of taking a Trial test are:
CMAT 2018 Marking Scheme is simple and clear and the following structure will be followed:
The table below clearly shows the marks allotted to each section in the CMAT 2018 exam:
|S.No.||Name of the Section||Number of Questions||Marks Allotted|
|1||Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100|
As shown above, each of the 4 sections carries 25 questions for 100 marks each. Total marks of the paper are 400.
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||Logical Reasoning||General Awareness||Language Comprehension|
|Number Systems||Analytical Reasoning||Current Affairs of National and International Economy||Jumbled Paragraphs|
|Fraction and Decimals||Statements Assumptions||Personalities in News||Reading Comprehension|
|Geometry & Averages||Analogy Test||Sports news||Paragraph Completion|
|Quadratic and linear equations||Inferences||Trade Awareness||Sentence Correction|
|Ratios and Proportion||Statements Arguments||History||Synonyms and Antonyms|
|Percentages & In-equations||Non Verbal Reasoning||Culture||Idioms and Phrases|
|Partnership||Cause and Effects||Politics||English Grammar|
|Time-Speed-Distance||Statements and Conclusion||Geography||English Usage Errors|
|Algebra||Blood Relationship Tests||Economics||Sentence Improvement|
|Profit and Loss||Symbol Based Problems||Sports||One-word Substitution|
|Allegation & Mixtures||Sequencing||Literature||-|
|Pipes and Cisterns||Ranking Tests||Indian Constitution||-|
|Simple Interest and Compound Interest||Linear Arrangements||Science in the Everyday Life||-|
|Work & time and Mensuration||Matrix Arrangements||-||-|
|Permutations & Combinations||Coding and Decoding||-||--|
|Tabulation, Pie chart, Bar Chart, Line & Graph||Direction and Distance Test||-||-|
Candidates are advised to refer to each of the topics mentioned above and prepare accordingly.
Some of the points to note while preparing for the syllabus are:
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation:
Books are the most important aspect of preparation for any exam. Some of the books that candidates may refer to for the preparation of CMAT 2018 exam are given below:
|Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||RS Agarwal||9788121924986|
|Logical Reasoning||A modern approach to logical reasoning||RS Agarwal||9788121919050|
|Language Comprehension||The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability||Sujit Kumar||9789332512115|
|General Awareness||General Knowledge||Disha Experts||9789384905828|
Candidates may refer to different books for each section of the exam or buy a single book such as The Pearson Complete Guide to the CMAT, which includes study material for all the sections of the exam.