CMAT 2020 Syllabus

Exam Date : January 28, 2020
Result Date : February 7, 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) has not changed the CMAT syllabus or its sectional composition after taking over the CMAT exam from AICTE. CMAT 2020 Exam is a single paper exam with different sections. Before appearing for CMAT exam candidates need to check eligibility criteria of CMAT 2020. The three sections specified in the framed syllabus are:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning

CMAT candidates can download the Subject wise Syllabus on the website. Here are some updates related to CMAT 2020 syllabus which will help you to understand syllabus and topics to study for CMAT exam.

CMAT Syllabus 2020 PDF is divided into four sections – Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. Although few topics are similar to CAT exam the candidates can check the difference between CMAT and CAT to find the exam which is suitable for them. Sections involved in CMAT Syllabus 2020 are as follows: 

  • Each of four sections in CMAT syllabus has an equal weight of 25% with 25 questions.
  • Topics in CMAT syllabus on which Questions are asked are simple and straight and are not twisted  but there is a negative marking in CMAT exam.
CMAT 2020 Syllabus at a glance
S.No Topics
1 Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques
2 Logical Reasoning
3 Language Comprehension
4 General Awareness

General Awareness 

Aspirants of CMAT Entrance Exam are Suggested to read News Papers and to watch news channels that keep you updated in the field of current affairs. General Awareness Syllabus pattern of CMAT 2020 is given below:

CMAT 2020 General awareness Syllabus
S.No Topics
1 Personalities
2 Geography
3 Science in daily life
4 Sports
5 Business, National and International events
6 Politics
7 Indian constitution
8 History
9 Literature
10 Culture
11 Economy

Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques 

Questions usually in this section are single and not based on sets. Major topics involved in this section are prescribed as below:

Quantitative Techniques

Topics covered under Quantitative Techniques are highlighted as below:

  • Arithmetic-Ratio, mixtures, work, average, percentage, Time & Speed, Profit and loss, interest, basic statistics
  • Number properties
  • Probability
  • Counting principles
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Derivatives ( Maxima-Minima)

Data Interpretation

  • Table and pie chart
  • Bar diagrams and graphs
  • Charts

Highlights of the syllabus for Data Interpretation and Quantitative technique are tabulated below:

CMAT 2020 Syllabus (Data Interpretation and Quantitative technique)
S.No Topics
1 Time-Speed-Distance
2 Allegations and mixtures
3 Tabulation
4 Linear equations
5 Geometry
6 Quadratic equations
7 Inequations ratio and proportion
8 Percentage
9 Partnership
10 Averages
11 Fractions
12 Profit and Loss
13 Algebra
14 Pipes and cisterns
15 Decimals
16 Simple and compound interties
17 Menstruation
18 Work and time
19 Permutation and combination
20 Line
21 Bar Chart
22 Pie Chart
23 Graph
24 Number Systems

Logical Reasoning

This section is a mix of topics from arrangements like linear, seating, sequencing and arranging with conditions to coding. Topics involved in Logical Reasoning are tabulated below:

CMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Syllabus
S.No Topics
1 Causes and effects
2 Symbols
3 Number series
4 Inferences
5 Non-verbal reasoning
6 Analogy
7 Statement arguments
8 Coding and decoding
9 Ranking
10 Statements assumptions
11 Sequencing
12 Matrix arrangement
13 Linear awareness
14 Blood relationships
15 Analytic reasoning

Language Comprehension Syllabus

Verbal Ability section in CMAT defined as Language Comprehension. It covers a comprehensive English test which includes the test of grammar, tenses, vocabulary, jumbled paragraphs and reading comprehension. Key topics in Language Comprehension Syllabus are as follows:

  • Usage of Articles
  • Non-finite
  • Dangling Modifiers
  • Usage on Nouns & Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions –regular and followed, Verbs, Syntax, Subject-verb Agreement, Simple, continuous, Perfect tenses, and Conditional-unreal past.
  • Jumbled paragraphs

CMAT gives shorter comprehension passages with 500-600 words and not too difficult passages. There is no fixed rule on framing questions based on Reading comprehension passage, which is followed by at least 4-5 questions each. Questions could be any of the following types:

  • Questions based on an inference drawn
  • Questions based on Central idea of the passage
  • Candidates need to answer questions based on phrases, idioms
  • Applicants need to answer questions related to expression in the passage.

Highlights of Topics involved in Language Comprehension Syllabus is tabulated below:

CMAT 2020 Syllabus (Language Comprehension)
1 Sentence correction
2 One-word substitutes
3 Paragraph completion
4 Reading comprehension (RC)
5 Sentence improvements
6 Synonyms and antonyms
7 Grammar
8 Usage errors
9 Jumbled paragraphs
10 Idioms and phrases

Exam Pattern

Students must have good knowledge about CMAT exam pattern and syllabus to prepare and strategize for the exam. Candidates can have a look at this table below for reference and know how to crack CMAT.

Section Name Number of Questions Marks Allotted
Logical Reasoning 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
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Language Comprehension syllabus

What is the CMAT syllabus for Language comprehension?

Asked By: Sanchita N,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The CMAT syllabus for Language Comprehension are given below:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Paragraph completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Usage errors
  • One-word substitutes
  • Sentence improvements

CMAT General Awareness Syllabus

What is the CMAT 2017 syllabus for General Awareness?

Asked By: Ranveer P,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

CMAT 2017 syllabus for General Awareness is given below:

  • Current affairs
  • History
  • Economy
  • Sports
  • Personalities
  • Politics
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Literature
  • Economics
  • Indian constitution
  • Science in daily life