CMAT 2020 Exam Syllabus

CMAT Syllabus 2020 comprises 4 sections. However, the CMAT exam syllabus has not been strictly pre-defined by AICTE or the NTA. If we go by the past trends and CMAT exam structure over the years, the CMAT syllabus comprises all the relevant topics on which questions are framed in each section.

Key features of CMAT 2020 Syllabus:

CMAT Syllabus is divided into four sections – Language Comprehension; Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation; Logical Reasoning; General Awareness. Each of the four sections in CMAT syllabus has equal weightage of 25% with 25 questions.

The CMAT exam syllabus reflects that CMAT is not of high difficulty level exam, the topics in CMAT syllabus on which Questions are asked are simple and straight and are not twisted.
CMAT Exam 2020: Moderate Difficulty Level Exam
CMAT exam syllabus in spite of covering all the relevent topics has a moderate difficulty level. There are 4 sections in CMAT exam 2020 with key changes in the topics and question contents.
How to Cover Complete CMAT 2020 Syllabus
The right path is to go through the previous CMAT exam papers and attempt Mock tests.

CMAT Syllabus: Composition

CMAT 2020 exam Syllabus shared below is based on refurbished and updated Syllabus of CMAT Exam, the composition of which has consistently remained the same for last few years.

Sectional Sub-division of CMAT 2020 Syllabus

CMAT syllabus 2020 is further subdivided, the section-1 in CMAT exam on Language Comprehension is distributed into two parts – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; Section-2 on Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation also consists of 2 parts with Mathematics and Data Interpretation questions; section-3 consists of Logical Reasoning having questions on various topics of Logical Reasoning. Section-4 is the General Awareness (GK) Section.

All the sections have similar number of questions. The CMAT exam syllabus for Quantitative Ability section is also very wide and covers each and every topic in Mathematics with higher emphasis on Arithmetic.

Section Wise CMAT Syllabus

Section-1: Language Comprehension

It covers all grammar, tenses, vocabulary, jumbled paragraphs and reading comprehension.

Key topics in CMAT Syllabus are

  1. Usage of Articles
  2. Non-finites
  3. Dangling Modifier
  4. Jumbled paragraphs
  5. RC Passages

Section-2: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Questions in this section are generally single and not based on sets. Major topics are:

  1. Quantitative Techniques
  2. Number properties
  3. Probability
  4. Counting principles
  5. Geometry
  6. Algebra
  7. Derivatives ( Maxima-Minima)
  8. Data Interpretation

Section-3: Logical Reasoning

The major topics in the Logical Reasoning section are:

  1. Statement-conclusion
  2. Logical puzzle
  3. Numerical puzzle
  4. Venn Diagram
  5. True/false statements
  6. Visual Reasoning

Section-4: General awareness

This section is divided into three parts and each part has to be given due weightage.

  1. Conventional GK-available in books
  2. Current GK- based on current reading of newspapers and periodicals
  3. Business & Economics GK -for example changes in Fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, Repo Rate
  4. Devaluation and up valuation of Rupee.
  5. Business, National and International events
  6. Who’s who
  7. Constitutional of India
  8. Currency and Capitals of the countries
  9. States of India
  10. International Organization
  11. Monetary and fiscal tool
  12. Emblem
  13. Identification of personalities, companies among others.

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