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CMAT 2020 Exam Syllabus

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2020) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) second year in a row. The NTA CMAT 2020 is a national level test conducted online across 109 cities in India. The exam date for CMAT 2020 is Tuesday, 28th January 2020 and the exam slot is 9.30 am till 12.30 pm. The CMAT Admit Card 2020 was released on 24th December 2019 and candidates can download their hall ticket by clicking here.

The CMAT 2020 Exam consists of four sections –

  1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. Language Comprehension
  4. General Awareness

Each section has 25 questions of 4 marks each. There is negative marking of -1 mark each. The CMAT 2020 exam syllabus is as below:

CMAT 2020 Exam Section

Total Questions

CMAT 2020 Exam Syllabus Topics

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation


Allegation & Mixtures, Algebra, Averages, Co-ordinate geometry, Clocks & Calendars, Geometry, HCF & LCM, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations, Installment Payments, Logarithms, Mean – Arithmetic, harmonic, Menstruation, Number Base System, Partnership (Accounts), Permutation & Combination, Pie Chart, Pipes and Cisterns, Probability, Profit & Loss, Progressions – Arithmetic, Geometric, Maxima & Minima, Ratio & Proportions, Simple & Compound Interest, Time, Distance, Weights & Heights, Bar Graphs, Caselets, Line Graph, Tables, Venn Diagram

Logical Reasoning


Analogy Test, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Blood Relations, Cause and Effect, Clocks and Calendars, Coding-Decoding, Comparisons, Deductions, Directions, Family tree problem, Input & Output, Identifying probably true probably false, Linear word formation, Matrix Arrangements, Ranking Tests, Seating Arrangements, Selections, Series & Analysis, Statements and conclusions, Symbol Based problems

Language Comprehension


Analogy, Contextual Usage, Fact Inference and Judgement, Figures of speech, Fill in the blanks, Foreign language words used in English, Grammar, Matching word meanings, Odd word out, Paragraph formation questions, Phrases, Prepositions, Spellings, Syllogisms, Synonyms & Antonyms

General Awareness


Automobiles, Awards & Awardees, Banking, Business & Economics, Films, Finance, Geography & History, Important Quotes, International Affairs, Literature, Major Corporate Events, Politics & Society, Punch Line of Companies, Social Issues, Science, Sports, Top Officials of Big Company, World Records

CMAT 2020 Popular FAQ

FAQ 1. How difficult is the CMAT 2020 exam?
Answer: The CMAT 2020 exam is of medium difficulty.

FAQ 2. What is the total duration of the CMAT 2020 exam?
Answer: The CMAT 2020 exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes long.

FAQ 3. Is there a specific order while attempting CMAT 2020 exam?
Answer: There is no particular order. You can start with any section of your choice and move in any order. 

FAQ 4. Is there a sectional time limit in CMAT exam 2020?
Answer: No, there is no sectional time limit. You need to manage your time accordingly.  

FAQ 5. Will there be negative marking in the CMAT 2020 exam?
Answer: Yes. For every incorrect answer there will be -1 mark deducted from total score. Every correct answer is +4 marks. 

FAQ 6. Does NTA release any practice mock tests for CMAT 2020 exam?
Answer: National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a network of Test Practice Centres spread all over India to help the students aspiring to appear in examinations to be conducted by the NTA from 2020 onwards. The students can practice and train themselves before the examination for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations. 

FAQ 7. Can I carry a pen or pencil for rough work inside the CMAT exam hall?
Answer: No. Each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with rough papers for calculations and a Pen. After the test, candidate must leave the rough papers at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the examination room/hall. 

FAQ 8. Is calculator allowed during the CMAT 2020 exam?
Answer: Candidates are NOT allowed to carry Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, Any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, Camera, Tape Recorder, any metallic item or electronic gadgets etc. in the examination Room/ Hall.