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Exam Pattern Of CMAT 2020

Registrations : 1 Nov '19 - 10 Dec '19

CMAT Exam Pattern 2020

CMAT 2020 is conducted by the National Testing Agency starting 2019. Until 2018, NTA CMAT exam was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The CMAT exam 2020 will be conducted ONLY once a year in January 2020. It is an online test. A mock exam will be available on from October 2019 so that students can familiarize themselves with the functionality, navigation of the actual Computer Based test and the 2020 CMAT exam pattern.

As per AICTE official statement, "The objective of the test is not to eliminate the candidates from the process of seeking admission in the AICTE approved management programmes,  rather to facilitate the institutions to select the suitable candidates as per their merit." Thus no candidates in CMAT 2020 will be disqualified even if their CMAT 2020 result score is not very high. 

CMAT Exam Pattern 2020: About

Below are the details regarding the paper pattern for CMAT exam 2020.

CMAT Exam Pattern 2020

CMAT Exam Pattern 2020: Key Highlights

Students can get a clear understanding of the CMAT exam pattern 2020 by writing the mock exam as well. The detail breakup of the CMAT paper pattern for 2020 is explained below:

CMAT Exam 2020 Sections No. of Questions CMAT Exam 2020 Marking Scheme CMAT Exam 2020 Difficulty Level
Marks per Correct Question Negative Marking Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 4 1 100 Easy to Moderate
Logical Reasoning 25 4 1 100 Moderate to Difficult
Language Comprehension 25 4 1 100 Moderate to Difficult
General Awareness 25 4 1 100 Moderate to Difficult
Total 100 400

CMAT Exam Pattern 2020: Key Highlights

1.   Candidates who are in the final year of the Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3) Programmes or who have appeared in the final year examination from a recognized institution or university can appear in the test.

2.    Candidates can move back and forth between the 4 sections and answer in any order of their choice.

3.    There is no negative marking for leaving a question unanswered.

4.   At the CMAT exam centre, each candidate will be given a desk with a computer terminal along with a scratch paper for rough calculations.

5.   Candidates cannot do the rough work on any other paper or sheet apart from the scratch paper. Except the CMAT 2020 admit card nothing is allowed inside the CMAT exam room.

6.   Candidates must leave the scratch paper at the desk once they are done with the CMAT exam and leave the centre.

7.    Candidates are not allowed to take any breaks during the test.

8.    The overall difficulty level of the CMAT 2020 exam is not very high. However sometimes the choices are close enough and this makes the questions tricky. Such questions can confuse students.

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