SMAT Syllabus 2023: Subject and Topic Wise Syllabus, Weightage

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Nov 29, 2023

SMAT Syllabus 2023 includes three major sections: Quantitative Analysis, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. SMAT 2023 syllabus is prescribed by Shiv Nadar University for MBA admission.

The sectional weightage for the SMAT syllabus is different for each subject. SMAT 2023 will consist of 80 questions altogether for 80 marks. Besides the three main subjects, the SMAT syllabus 2023 includes Sports Awareness topics.

Also Read: SMAT Exam Pattern 2023

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SMAT Syllabus 2023

Shiv Nadar University conducts the SMAT 2023 exam to provide admission to eligible candidates to the undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the university in the Sports Management department. The SMAT syllabus 2023 for the entrance exam comprises the following sections.

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension
  • Sports Awareness.

SMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

The important topics included in the SMAT exam syllabus 2023 for the Quantitative Aptitude/Analysis section are listed below. Twelve questions will be asked based on the SMAT 2023 syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude.

  • Numbers
  • Averages and Percentages
  • Roots, Indices, Surds
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Algebraic Formulae
  • Linear and Quadratic Equations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Time, Speed, and Distance
  • Work-Related Problems
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Geometry: Lines, Angles, Triangles, Polygons
  • Circles and Mensuration
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Probability
  • Determinants
  • Vectors
  • Integration and Differentiation.

SMAT 2023 for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

SMAT syllabus 2023 for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning sections is as follows. Twelve questions will be asked in each section for 24 marks.

  • Coding and Decoding
  • Symbol Based Logic
  • Family Tree and Directions
  • Arrangements: Linear, Circular, Matrix Arrangements
  • Groups and Conditionality
  • Logical Series
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sequential O/P Tracing
  • Analogies, Odd One Out
  • Logical Puzzles
  • Calendar
  • Syllogism.

SMAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Twenty questions will be asked based on the SMAT 2023 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension syllabus. The important topics included in the SMAT 2023 syllabus for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section are as follows.

  • Etymology & Roots
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms-Synonyms
  • Foreign Words Noun & Pronoun Errors
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Prepositions and Conjunctions
  • Tenses, Modifiers, and Parallelism
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Inference-Based Passages¬†
  • Syllogisms
  • Logical Consistency
  • Deductive Reasoning.

SMAT 2023 Syllabus: Exam Pattern

The SMAT exam pattern 2023 for the undergraduate and postgraduate programs is tabulated below. Candidates must review the SMAT 2023 syllabus and exam pattern before preparing to get an overall idea about the entrance exam.

Particulars Details
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 80 Minutes
Sections 5
Number of Questions 80
Type of Questions
  • UG: Essay & Objective Type
  • PG: Caselets & Objective Type
Total Marks 80
Language English
SMAT Marking Scheme
  • +1 Mark for Correct Answer
  • No Negative Marks for Incorrect Answers
Selection Process
  • UG: Essay, SMAT & Personal Interview
  • PG: Caselets, SMAT & Personal Interview

SMAT Syllabus 2023: Sectional Weightage

The section-wise number of questions and marks distribution for the topics in the SMAT 2023 syllabus are tabulated below. The sectional weightage for SMAT 2023 syllabus varies based on the relevance of the subjects.

Subject Number of Questions Marks Allotted
Quantitative Analysis 12 12
Data Interpretation 12 12
Logical Reasoning 12 12
Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning & Reading Comprehension 20 20
Sports Awareness 24 24
Total 80 80

SMAT Syllabus 2023 Books

The reference books recommended by the exam experts for each section included in the SMAT syllabus 2023 are tabulated below.

Subject Book Title Author/Publisher
Quantitative Analysis Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Arihant
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R S Aggarwal
Data Interpretation Data Interpretation: Magical Book Series K Kundan
Logical Reasoning Multidimensional Reasoning Mishra and Kumar Dr. Lal
Logical and Analytical Reasoning AK Gupta
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Compendium General English B B Jain
Verbal Reasoning A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal
Shortcuts in Reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal, Analytical & Critical) for Competitive Exams Disha Experts
Sports Awareness Sports General Knowledge Questions & Answers Harshit Patel


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