CMAT Syllabus 2021
CMAT Syllabus 2021
CMAT consists of the 4 sections – Quantitative Techniques, English Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. The broad topics covered under the sections are as follows –
Quantitative Techniques: Number Systems, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Pipes & Cistern, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Quadratic & Linear Equation, Line graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, and Partnership.
Logical Reasoning: Linear Arrangements, Statements Arguments & Assumptions, Sequencing, Matrix Arrangements, Number Series, Analogy Test, Blood Relations, Coding and Decoding, Inferences, Statements and Conclusion, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Symbol Based Problems, Direction, Distance, and Ranking.
English: Vocabulary, Para Jumble, Paragraph Completion, Error finding, One- word Substitution, Synonyms & Antonyms, and Reading Comprehensions.
General Awareness: General awareness is a very vast section. Basically, it focuses on the current affairs. Keep yourself up to date with the latest news and events.
National Testing Agency (NTI), India conducts the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) which is the national level admission test for facilitating institutions to select the suitable students for the admission in all management programmes. The difficulty level of this exam is considered from low to moderate; question paper consists of multiple-choice questions and duration of exam is 180 minutes. It is a Computer based test with four sections namely quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, English and general awareness.
The basic pattern of the CMAT exam is as follows:
|CMAT Exam Sections||Number of questions||Maximum marks|
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||25||100|
Aspirants planning to apply for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) should know the syllabus for the exam. Although, it has been observed that the best way to prepare for the exam is to solve the previous year’s papers.
Candidates can find the most important topics for each section as below:
|Language Skills||Section is designed to assess the command over the English language and reading comprehension ability|
|Quantitative Skills||Section is designed to assess Numerical aptitude and basic mathematical ability.
Also, to assess the rate of problem-solving capability.
Pie charts and graphs
|Logical Reasoning||Section is designed to evaluate the candidate’s ability to solve various problems logically and analytically.|
|General Awareness||Section is designed to assess the current affairs and the static GK of the candidate|
The detailed syllabus of each section is given below:
The topics for the Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation are
|Geometry||(Lines, Cube, angles, Triangles, rectangles Spheres, Cone etc.)||Ratio and Proportion|
|Percentages||In-Equations Quadratic and linear equations||Algebra|
|Profit and loss||Averages||Partnership (Accounts)|
|Time-Speed-Distance||Work and time||Number System|
|HCF and LCM||Harmonic Mean||Median|
|Mode||Number base system||BODMAS|
|Mensuration||Allegations and Mixtures||Venn Diagram|
The topics for the Logical Reasoning are as follows:
|Critical reasoning||Visual reasoning||Seating arrangement|
|Assumption-Premise-Conclusion||Assertion and reasons||Clocks and Calendars|
|Analogy Test||Cause and Effects||Ranking Tests|
|Statements and assumptions||Identifying valid inferences||Identifying arguments|
|Statements and conclusions||Non-verbal reasoning||Matrix Arrangements|
The topics for Language Comprehension are as follows:
|Verbal Reasoning||Syllogisms||Contextual usage|
|Fill in the Blanks|
|Jumbled paragraphs||Sentence completion||Sentence correction|
|Odd one out||Idioms||One word substitution|
|Different usage of same word||Fact interference and judgement||Foreign Language words used in English|
The topics for the General Awareness are as follows:
|Current Affairs||Business||Punch line of companies|
|Top officials of Big Companies||Everyday Life||Famous award and prizes|
|World records||Books and authors||Science|
|Important Quotations||Social Issues||Sports|
|Politics||Major Corporate Events||
It is essential that the candidates should start the preparation as early as possible to cover numerous topics included in each section.
Candidates should prepare from the following books for the development:
- For Language Comprehension section
One of the best books is Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT written by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay as it includes expert tips, sample questions, solved examples and strategy to challenge several types of RC & Verbal Ability questions.
Similarly, the next most recommended book is Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension written by Ajay Singh
Also, some good books build the vocabulary, and they are Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis and Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
- For Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
One of the oldest and most helpful books for this section is the Quantitative Aptitude written by RS Aggarwal. It covers all the significant topics of quant and solved questions more than 5000
One of the books which include the previous papers as well is How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT written by Arun Sharma
- For the Logical Reasoning Section, the book How to prepare for logical reasoning for CAT which is written by Arun Sharma aims to provide with a simple approach to handle complex topics.
- For General Awareness section candidate should regularly read newspapers as it is a very vast section. But for the static topics like history, geography, politics and so on then candidates can refer to the Manorama Year Book or India Year Book.
Apart from the above books, there are some other books which candidates can refer for the successful preparation which are as follows:
- Mission MBA guide by B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal written by Arihant
- The Pearson MAT super course with CD written by Pearson
- Study package for MAT written by Arun Sharma
- 10 challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MAT written by Dharmendra Mittal
- Barron’s guide for MAT written by Eugene D. Jaffe
- MAT Entrance guide by Deepak Aggarwal