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CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus, Important Topics, Study Material & Preparation Tips

Last Updated - January 16, 2017

The CMAT 2017 exam is just around the corner. All India Council of Technical Education, AICTE will conduct CMAT on January 28, 2017.  The exam will be conducted for admission to post graduate management programmes offered by 600+ colleges and universities across the nation accepting CMAT Scores.

The Quantitative Aptitude section of AICTE CMAT 2017 is one of the most important and competitive sections of all. It is designed to test candidates’ ability to solve complex problems involving multiple calculations simultaneously. With over 25 questions for a total of 100 marks, this section demands the test takers to solve maximum number of questions in minimal possible time. It will help save the time for rest of the paper.

Read About CMAT 2017 Preparation Tips

CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

CMAT Quantitative Syllabus
Time & DistanceVery Important
Geometry and MensurationVery Important
NumbersVery Important
Percentages, Profit / LossVery Important
Simple EquationsVery Important
Time & WorkVery Important
Simple and Compound InterestImportant
Quadratic equationsImportant
Averages, Mixtures & AllegationsImportant
Number SeriesModerate
Coordinate geometryModerate
Data sufficiencyLow Importance
TrigonometryVery Low Importance
Bar graphVery Important
Line graphVery Important
Multiple graphsImportant
Pie graphLow Importance
Case letLow Importance
Double pie chartVery Low Importance
Data ComparisonModerate
Data sufficiencyModerate

CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics

Since the Quantitative Aptitude Section of CMAT is one of the deciding factor in the CMAT Cut off, hence discrete and strategic approach is required in preparation for the section. Candidates are required to understand and focus on the important topics of CMAT Quantitative Aptitude. Here is the list of CMAT Quantitative Aptitude important topics to prepare ahead.

  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Percentages/Profit & Loss
  • Time and Work
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Series and Progression

CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Study Material

To prepare for an exam, books are the best source to enhance knowledge and provide insights about a topic. When it comes to CMAT Preparation books, there are some highly reliable authored material for beginner and advanced level preparations. Given below is the list of best books recommended for Quantitative Aptitude section of CMAT 2017.

  • CMAT Preparation by Arihant
  • CMAT Entrance Guide by Disha
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal

CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Online Resources

There are plenty of websites available on the internet with accurate and precise material for CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation. Candidates should refer to such websites to make themselves comfortable with the computer based test format of CMAT Exam. While every preparation portal has its own forte, candidates are suggested to refer multiple websites to acquaint with different forms of questions. Here is the list of websites offering preparatory material for Quantitative Aptitude for CMAT Exam.

Study MaterialMock TestsQuestion Bank/Practice Papers 

CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Tips

With CMAT exam just around the corner, candidates’ preparation for the exam must be on the roll. However, the CMAT Aspirants could require some strategic tips and tricks to ace the exam with top scores. Here are some tips that could be helpful for candidates preparing for CMAT 2017

Previous Year Papers

Solving questions asked in the previous sessions of the exam will help give an idea about the upcoming exam and difficulty level of the paper. It will also help candidates acquaint themselves with question formats.


Toppers strongly suggest to keep a hand book consisting of all the formulae that could be useful in the CMAT Exam. With all the formulae together at one place, it makes it easy for aspirants to revise them in the last minute for the exam.

Focus on the Important Topics

As discussed earlier, candidates should focus upon the important topics and prioritize their preparation according to it. Topics like Geometry and CI/SI have vast syllabus and variety of questions could be based on such topics. Therefore, candidates should prepare for such topics at the earliest and revise it regularly.



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