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CMAT 2017 Syllabus

CMAT 2017 (Common Management Admission Test) is a national level entrance examination conducted annually by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admissions to MBA programs in various institutions affiliated to AICTE. The CMAT 2017 is expected to be held in the month of January in 2017. It is a computer based examination. The aspiring candidates of CMAT 2017 must have detailed knowledge about the CMAT Exam Pattern and CMAT 2017 Syllabus in order to excel in the CMAT 2017 examination.

CMAT 2017 Exam Pattern consists of four sections- Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

The difficulty level of CMAT 2017 Examination ranges from moderate to tough. The candidates must go through the CMAT 2017 Sample Papers and CMAT Previous years’ papers in order to get well acquainted with the examination. The candidates of CMAT 2017 can go through the detailed CMAT 2017 Syllabus and the CMAT 2017 Sample Papers in the sections below.


CMAT 2017 Exam Pattern

The CMAT 2017 Exam Pattern consists of Multiple Choice Questions. Each question will carry 4 marks and one marks will be deducted for each wrong entry. There are a total of 100 questions and the candidate has to attempt all the questions in 3 hours.

SectionsNumber of question
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation25
Logical Reasoning25
Language Comprehension25
General Awareness25

CMAT 2017 Syllabus-Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

The first section of the Paper is Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation. It is designed to assess the candidates’ numerical aptitude and basic mathematical ability. It also evaluates the rate of problem solving capability of the candidates and their understanding of certain mathematical concepts.

Besides mathematical ability, the data interpretation skills of the candidates are also assessed. This basically includes interpretation of data given in various statistical forms like Pie charts, graphs etc. and solving problems based on the interpreted data.

The candidates must know various short cuts to calculations like common multiple digit multiplications, log tables, squares and cubes in order to enhance the problem-solving speed.

The common topics in this section are detailed below:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra - Polynomials, Linear Equation, Quadratic Equation, Inequality, Progression and Functions.
  • Modern Math
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Number System
  • Pie Chart
  • Line Graph
  • Bar Graph
  • Caselet
  • Fraction and Decimals
  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • In-equations
  • Averages
  • Partnership
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Work and time
  • Mensuration
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Probability
  • Data Sufficiency

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CMAT 2017 Syllabus-Logical Reasoning

This section is devised to evaluate the candidates’ ability to solve various problems logically and analytically. The various topics included in this section are:

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Arrangement – Linear and Circular
  • Selection
  • Direction
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Cubes
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram
  • Propositions
  • Data Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Assumptions
  • Statements
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Sets
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Statements Assumptions
  • Analogy Test
  • Inferences
  • Statements Arguments
  • Non Verbal Reasoning
  • Cause and Effects
  • Symbol Based Problems
  • Sequencing
  • Ranking Tests
  • Matrix Arrangements
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Direction and Distance Test
  • Number Series

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CMAT 2017 Syllabus -Language Comprehension

This section assess the candidates’ command over the English language, his/her Reading Comprehension ability and Critical Reasoning. The questions in this section includes the following topics:

  • Sentence Correction
  • Word usage
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumble
  • Antonyms
  • Word Usage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Idioms
  • Analogy
  • Para Jumble
  • Fact Inference and Judgement (FIJ)
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Grammar
  • Para completion
  • Fact Inference Judgement
  • Synonyms
  • Jumbled Para
  • English Usage Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • One-word Substitution

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CMAT Syllabus 2017 – General Awareness Section 

This section covers two topics- Current Affairs and Static GK. The candidates can prepare from these topics given below:

  • Personalities
  • Books and authors
  • History
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Social Developments
  • Entertainment
  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy
  • Personalities in News
  • Sports news
  • Trade Awareness
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Literature
  • Indian Constitution
  • Science in the Everyday Life

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CMAT 2017 Sample Papers

Practicing sample papers are an integral part of preparation for any examination. The aspiring candidates of CMAT 2017 must go through all kinds of available CMAT Sample Papers and CMAT Previous Years’ papers. By doing so, the candidates will get an idea of the CMAT 2017 Exam Pattern and the level of difficulty of the question paper. They can also learn to manage time in the examination by practicing the sample papers. Besides CMAT 2017 Sample Papers will act as a means of self-evaluation for the upcoming examination. It will also give an exposure to the candidates about the varieties of questions that can come in the CMAT 2017 Question Paper. Given below are a few CMAT 2017 Sample Papers:

CMAT 2017 Sample Paper 1

CMAT 2017 Sample Paper 2

CMAT 2017 Sample Paper 3

CMAT 2017 Sample Paper 4


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