CMAT Syllabus 2024: Check Detailed Syllabus

Vandana Thakur
Vandana Thakur

Updated on - Nov 13, 2023

CMAT syllabus 2024 has been released on the official website i.e, cmat.nta.nic.in by the NTA authorities. There were total four sections in the CMAT 2024 syllabus namely Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. Each section will consists of 20 questions in the exam and will carry 80 marks each.

The exam officials have added a new section called Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This section has 20 questions, just like the other sections. Each question carried 4 marks. Candidates who opted for this section will be given 30 minutes extra to attempt the entire question paper.

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CMAT 2024 Syllabus

CMAT syllabus 2024 was earlier divided into four sections: Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. From the year 2024, the conducting authorities have also introduced a new subject called Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Candidates should go through the complete syllabus prior to starting the preparation. The highlights of the sections involved in the CMAT exam syllabus are as follows:

  • Each of the 5 sections has 20 questions.
  • Questions are simple and straightforward.
  • Negative marking is applicable.
CMAT 2024 Syllabus 
Sections No. of Questions
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques 20
Logical Reasoning 20
Language Comprehension 20
General Awareness 20
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional) 20

Topic Wise CMAT Syllabus 2024

It is very necessary that the candidates go through the CMAT 2024 Syllabus topic wise in order to be aware of the topics and concepts for preparation. The topics and necessary concepts to be studied are based on previous years' analysis. The number of questions that are being asked in each section is equal, and the total marks allotted for each section are also the same. The CMAT subjects is given below in detail.

CMAT General Awareness Syllabus 2024

Aspirants for CMAT exam are suggested to read newspapers and watch news channels that keep them updated on current affairs. CMAT General Awareness Syllabus is given in the table below:

CMAT Syllabus 2024 - General Awareness
Topics
Personalities Indian constitution
Geography History
Science in daily life Literature
Sports Culture
Business, National and International events Economy
Politics National and International Economy - Current Affairs

CMAT Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques Syllabus 2024

The Quantitative Aptitude questions are simple. The major topics involved in this section are as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics covered under the CMAT exam syllabus 2024 for Quantitative Aptitude 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

The types of questions which will be a part of the Data Interpretation section are given below.

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

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

CMAT 2024 Syllabus for Data Interpretation and Quantitative technique
Topics
Time-Speed-Distance Algebra
Allegations and mixtures Pipes and cisterns
Tabulation Decimals
Linear equations Simple and compound interties
Geometry Menstruation
Quadratic equations Work and time
Inequations ratio and proportion Permutation and combination
Percentage Line
Partnership Bar Chart
Averages Pie Chart
Fractions Graph
Profit and Loss Number Systems

CMAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus 2024

This section is a mix of topics from arrangements like linear, seating, sequencing, and arranging with conditions to coding. The logical Reasoning section is mainly to test the Reasoning abilities and the skills of the candidates regarding the logical aspects. Candidates should be well prepared and should develop their logical reasoning skills and abilities by going through the important topics associated with the CMAT Syllabus 2024 of this section.

The most important types of questions that can be asked from the Logical Reasoning CMAT Syllabus 2024 for the Exam are given below.

  • Questions based on Reasoning Abilities
  • Statements oriented questions
  • Questions related to different kinds of Series
  • Diagrammatic questions

Topics involved in the CMAT Syllabus 2024 for Logical Reasoning are tabulated below:

CMAT 2024 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning
Topics
Causes and effects Statements assumptions
Symbols Sequencing
Number series Matrix arrangement
Inferences Linear awareness
Non-verbal reasoning Blood relationships
Analogy Analytic reasoning
Statement arguments Direction and Distance Test
Coding and decoding Venn Diagram
Ranking -

CMAT Language Comprehension Syllabus 2024

The Verbal Ability section in CMAT 2024 Syllabus is defined as Language Comprehension. It covers a comprehensive English test that includes the test of grammar, tenses, vocabulary, jumbled paragraphs, and reading comprehension. This section is also commonly referred to as the English syllabus. Key topics in Language Comprehension CMAT 2024 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

This section 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 passages, which is followed by at least 4-5 questions each. Questions from the CMAT 2024 Syllabus could be any of the following types:

  • Questions based on an inference drawn
  • Questions based on a 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 CMAT 2024 Syllabus are tabulated below:

CMAT Syllabus for Language Comprehension
Topics
Sentence correction
Synonyms and antonyms
One-word substitutes Grammar
Paragraph completion Usage errors
Reading comprehension (RC)
Jumbled paragraphs
Sentence improvements
Idioms and phrases

CMAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Syllabus 2024 (Optional Subject)

This is a newly added subject to the CMAT syllabus. If the candidates wish to attempt this section, they will have to specify it while filling their application forms. The section will have 25 questions. just like all the other sections. The candidates will have to prepare the following topics to attempt this section:

CMAT Syllabus 2024 for Innovation

  • Concepts of innovation management terminology
  • The innovation adoption of the life cycle at the individual level
  • Creativity and its stimulation
  • Three types of idea management systems
  • Product Portfolio
  • A short note on innovation strategy
  • Management of innovation projects

CMAT Syllabus 2024 for Entrepreneurship

The 2024 Syllabus for Entrepreneurship in CMAT exam includes the following mentioned topics.

The Entrepreneurial Development

  • Evolution of the concept of entrepreneur
  • Concepts of entrepreneurship development
  • Entrepreneurial culture
  • Entrepreneur vs intrapreneur/ manager/ entrepreneurship
  • Attributes and characteristics of a successful entrepreneur
  • Role of entrepreneurs in the Indian economy and developing economies

Creating Entrepreneurial Venture

  • The procedure of business planning
  • Identifying problems and opportunities
  • Environmental analysis - searching and scanning
  • Basic government procedures to be complied with
  • Describing business idea

Project Management

  • Estimating and financing funds requirement - schemes offered by various financial institutions like IDBI, SIDBI, ICICI, SFCs, and commercial banks.
  • Venture capital funding
  • Technical, personnel, financial, marketing, and management feasibility

Entrepreneurship Development and Government

  • Role of state government and central government in promoting entrepreneurship
  • Role of other agencies in the entrepreneurship development

Best Books for CMAT Syllabus 2024 Preparation

Along with knowing the CMAT Syllabus 2024, it is also very important for the candidates to prepare for the exam with the help of certain reference books and materials, specified for all the topics.

Preparation with the help of reference materials and books, along with knowing the CMAT Entrance Exam syllabus, help the candidates get to know more about the topics and they will be accordingly able to score high in the exam.

Best Books for CMAT Language Comprehension Syllabus

The best reference materials and books listed for Language Comprehension CMAT Syllabus 2024 is given below in the form of a table. Candidates can make a note of the same.

Best Books for Language Comprehension as per CMAT 2024 Syllabus
Name of the Book Author
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT Nishit K Sinha
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Dr R S Aggarwal
Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations TIME

Best Books for CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The best reference materials and books list for covering the CMAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus is given below in the form of a table. Candidates can make a note of the same, for the preparation.

Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude
Name of the Book Author
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education)
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission Into IIMs Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant)
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)
Quantitative Aptitude Dr RS Aggarwal
NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10 NCERT

Best Books for CMAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus

The best reference materials and books listed for covering CMAT Reasoning Syllabus is given below in the form of a table. Candidates can make a note of the same.

Best Books for Logical Reasoning
Name of the Book Author
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

Candidates should go through the above-given reference books and prepare in accordance with the CMAT Syllabus for good results.

Best Books for CMAT General Awareness Syllabus

Candidates should go through the above-given reference books and prepare in accordance with the CMAT Syllabus 2024 for good results. The list of best reference materials and books for preparing the CMAT General Awareness Syllabus 2024 is given below in the form of a table.

Best Books for General Awareness
Name of the Book Author
Business Today Business World
Economic Times The Financial Times
The Hindu Financial Express
Wall Street Journal Hindu Business Line
Management Compass Career Launcher Competition Success Review

Read More: CMAT Books 2024

CMAT 2024 Exam Pattern

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

CMAT 2024 Exam Pattern
Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
General Awareness 20 80
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20 80
Language Comprehension 20 80
Logical Reasoning 20 80
Innovation and Entreprenuership 20 80
Total 100 400

Since all the individual sections are given an equal weighting of marks, candidates should make sure to give equal importance while preparing for all the subjects under the CMAT 2024 Syllabus.

Read More: CMAT Exam Pattern 2024

FAQs

What are the sections in CMAT syallbus 2024?

There are five sections in CMAT 2024 syllabus namely Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness & Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Each section will consists of 20 questions in the exam.

What are the topics to be studied in the Language Comprehension in the CMAT syllabus 2024?

In the CMAT syllabus 2024 Language comprehension section, students must study Usage of Articles, Non-finite, Dangling Modifiers, Jumbled paragraphs. Further, candidates must also go through Usage on Nouns & Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions –regular and followed, Verbs, Syntax, Subject-verb Agreement, Simple, continuous etc.

What are the topics to be studied in the Quantitative Techniques in the CMAT syllabus 2024?

In the CMAT 2024 syallbus for Quantitative Techniques, aspirants must study Arithmetic-Ratio, mixtures, work, average percentage, Time & Speed, Profit and loss, interest, basic statistics. Besides, they should also practice Number properties, Probability, Counting principles, Geometry, Algebra & Derivatives (Maxima-Minima) for the exam.

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