CMAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CMAT Exam Pattern 2018- AICTE has not notified any change in the paper pattern of Common Management Admission Test this year. CMAT 2018 will be held on January 20 in online mode. The exam will be held on one day, in one session only.
Highlights of CMAT Exam Pattern are given below:
All sections in CMAT carry the same number of questions- 25. Also, each section carries equal marks. These questions are objective in nature. The section-wise details of the paper are given below:
|Section||Number of questions||Total marks|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100|
For this section, candidates must work on their speed and efficiency. Calculation is an important factor when it comes to answering questions from this section.
Questions in this section are usually single and are not based on sets.
Arithmetic operations and Modern Math forms an important part of the section.
Candidates are advised to have good proficiency in solving the problems from topics such as Time and Distance, Geometry, Numbers, Profit and Loss, Simple equations and Time and Work.
Read more about CMAT QA/DI Section
In this section, most of the questions are generally from topics such as Puzzles, Statements and conclusions, Cause and effect, assumptions and conclusions and missing term in the figure.
Topics from arrangements (linear, seating, sequencing and arranging with conditions) are also generally asked.
Read more about CMAT Logical Reasoning Section
Read more about CMAT Verbal Ability Section
A Trial Test is available on the official website of CMAT 2018. This is to help candidates get accustomed to the online test and navigation functionality. Candidates are advised to go through CMAT Mock 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:
|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|
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. These are most recommended by the students and experts.
|Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||RS Agarwal|
|Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency||Ananta Ashisha|
|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 the CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT||Nishit Sinha|
|Language Comprehension||The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability||Sujit Kumar|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension?||Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension||Gautam Puri|
|General Awareness||General Knowledge||Disha Experts|
|Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2016)||BS Sijwali|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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