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CMAT Exam Syllabus 2021 with Exam Pattern, Courses

Exam Date : 31 March 2021

CMAT Syllabus 2021

The CMAT 2021 exam is a national level entrance examination which will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Till 2018 it was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The CMAT result 2021 will be accepted by 1000 AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. 
The difficulty level of the questions is between low to moderate. The best way to familiarize with the CMAT 2020 exam syllabus and pattern is to go through the mock tests and previous year CMAT sample papers

CMAT Syllabus 2021 : Download Free PDF of Latest CMAT Syllabus

The complete syllabus of CMAT follows in the article:

CMAT 2021: Important Dates

CMAT 2021 registration reopens

10-Feb-2021

Registration ends

01-Mar-2021 (5:00 PM)

Last date for payment of fees

02-Mar-2021 (11:50 PM)

Admit card download begins

To be announced

CMAT 2021 exam

Last week of March or first week of April 2021

CMAT 2021 result declaration

To be announced

CMAT 2021:Syllabus and Pattern

There are 5 sections with 25 questions each. Each question is worth 4 marks; however there is negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

CMAT Exam 2020 Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional) 25(Optional) 100 (Optional)
Total 100 400

CMAT Syllabus 2021: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  • The QTDI section is designed to test the candidate on the following areas-
    • Basic Math skills
    • Numerical skills
    • Mental Math skills 
    • Problem Solving skills
    • Statistical skills
  • The candidates need to be quick in calculations.
  • The candidates must work on their accuracy while answering questions.

CMAT : Tips for Data Interpretation Section

The CMAT Syllabus 2020 exam for this section will cover the following:

1.    Allegation & Mixtures
2.    Algebra
3.    Averages
4.    Bar Graphs
5.    Caselets
6.    Co-ordinate geometry
7.    Clocks & Calendars
8.    Geometry
9.    HCF & LCM
10.    In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
11.    Installment Payments
12.    Logarithms
13.    Line Graph
14.    Mean – Arithmetic, harmonic
15.    Menstruation
16.    Number Base System 
17.    Partnership (Accounts)
18.    Permutation & Combination
19.    Pie Chart
20.    Pipes and Cisterns
21.    Probability
22.    Profit & Loss
23.    Progressions – Arithmetic, Geometric, Maxima & Minima
24.    Ratio & Proportions
25.    Simple & Compound Interest
26.    Tables
27.    Time, Distance, Weights & Heights
28.    Venn Diagram

Logical Reasoning

The LR section tests the candidates on the following areas:

a.    Critical reasoning
b.    Analytical abilities
c.    Logical abilities 
d.    Visual reasoning 
e.    Non verbal reasoning

The CMAT 2020 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:

1.    Analogy Test
2.    Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
3.    Blood Relations
4.    Cause and Effect
5.    Clocks and Calendars
6.    Coding-Decoding
7.    Comparisons
8.    Deductions
9.    Directions
10.    Family tree problem
11.    Input & Output
12.    Identifying probably true probably false
13.    Linear word formation
14.    Matrix Arrangements
15.    Ranking Tests
16.    Seating Arrangements
17.    Selections
18.    Series & Analysis
19.    Statements and conclusions
20.    Symbol Based problems

CMAT Syllabus 2021: Language Comprehension

The LC section tests the candidates on the following areas:

  • English language
  • Reading Comprehension

The CMAT 2021 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:

1.    Analogy
2.    Contextual Usage
3.    Fact Inference and Judgement
4.    Figures of speech
5.    Fill in the blanks
6.    Foreign language words used in English
7.    Grammar
8.    Matching word meanings
9.    Odd word out
10.    Paragraph formation questions
11.    Phrases
12.    Prepositions
13.    Spellings
14.    Syllogisms
15.    Synonyms & Antonyms

CMAT Syllabus 2021: General Awareness

The GA section tests the candidates on the following areas:

  • Current Affairs
  • Static Affairs

Tips to crack General Awareness Section in CMAT

The CMAT 2020 exam syllabus for this section will cover the following:

1.    Automobiles 
2.    Awards & Awardees
3.    Banking, Business & Economics
4.    Films
5.    Finance
6.    Geography & History
7.    Important Quotes 
8.    International Affairs
9.    Literature
10.    Major Corporate Events
11.    Politics & Society
12.    Punch Line of Companies
13.    Social Issues
14.    Science
15.    Sports
16.    Top Officials of Big Company
17.    World Records

CMAT 2021 Syllabus: Innovation & Entrepreneuship (Optional)

The Entrepreneurial Development Perspective

  1. Concepts of Entrepreneurship Development
  2. Evolution of the concept of Entrepreneur
  3. Entrepreneur Vs. Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur Vs. Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur Vs. Manager
  4. Attributes and Characteristics of a successful Entrepreneur
  5. Role of Entrepreneur in Indian economy and developing economies with reference to Self-Employment Development
  6. Entrepreneurial Culture

II. Creating Entrepreneurial Venture

  1. Business Planning Process
  2. Environmental Analysis – Search and Scanning
  3. Identifying problems and opportunities
  4. Defining Business Idea
  5. Basic Government Procedures to be complied with

III. Project Management

  1. Technical, Financial, Marketing, Personnel and Management Feasibility
  2. Estimating and Financing funds requirement – Schemes offered by various commercial banks and financial institutions like IDBI, ICICI, SIDBI, SFCs
  3. Venture Capital Funding

IV. Entrepreneurship Development and Government

  1. Role of Central Government and State Government in promoting Entrepreneurship
  2. Role of other agencies in the Entrepreneurship Development