CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern - Check CMAT Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Dates, Syllabus Here

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern - The NTA has prescribed the new CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern for students aspiring to appear for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). For candidates involved in creativity and entrepreneurship, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has added an additional optional segment to the Common Management Admission Test, CMAT 2021. The CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern includes a total of four sections, namely, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, and Language Comprehension, according to the CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern. CMAT registration starts again and can be done by February 25, 2021. This article clearly explains the important dates of CMAT, CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern, and syllabus.

B Hari Aditya | Updated: Mar 17, 2021, 09:39 IST

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern - Check CMAT Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Dates, Syllabus Here

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern - Check CMAT Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Dates, Syllabus Here

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New Update on 17-03-2021: CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern - The National Testing Agency (NTA) has introduced an additional optional section for the Common Management Admission Test, CMAT 2021, for candidates interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted in the last week of March or early April 2021, according to the NTA. The new CMAT 2021 exam date will be announced on the NTA website shortly.

Check - CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CMAT 2021: Exam pattern

As per the new exam pattern of CMAT 2021 defined by NTA, the paper will have multiple-choice questions (MCQs), wherein students have to opt for the right answer among the four options that will be given.


Number of questions


Quantitative techniques and data interpretation



General awareness



Logical reasoning



Language comprehension



Details of the new section added are as follows:


Number of questions


Innovation and entrepreneurship (optional)



CMAT 2021 Exam Dates

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern Events

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern Dates

Start date to fill CMAT 2021 application form

December 23, 2021

Last date to apply for CMAT application form 2021

February 25, 2021

Last date for payment of fees for CMAT 2021

February 26, 2021

Availability of CMAT 2021 admit card

To be announced

CMAT exam date 2021

Last week of March 2021

Availability of CMAT question paper and response sheet

To be announced

CMAT 2021 result declaration date

To be announced

What is the CMAT 2021 Marking Scheme?

As per the CMAT marking scheme of CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern:

  • For every correct answer, the candidate will be given four marks

  • For every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted

  • In case a question has multiple correct answers in such a situation:

  • Multiple correct options will be given four marks

  • Incorrect answers will lead to a deduction of one mark.

  • Unattempted questions will not be marked.

  • In a case that the question is ignored or dropped then all students will get four marks irrespective if the question is attempted or not.

What should one do before referring CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern?

Candidates should know the importance of the CMAT exam pattern. Referring to the question paper pattern before the online test will guide you to go in the right direction. Before that, aspirants should apply for CMAT before the last date. Start your exam preparation right after you submit the application form. The following steps explain the things to do before understanding CMAT exam pattern 

  1. At first, candidates should download CMAT Notification 2019
  2. Read the instructions given in the notification carefully
  3. If you meet the eligibility conditions of CMAT, apply for the same before the last date.
  4. Make sure that you have uploaded all the necessary documents and the photograph, signature of you in the provided dimensions, size, and format.
  5. Pay the mentioned application fee via any mode of payment available.
  6. Understand the CMAT question paper pattern and marking scheme
  7. Prepare a study plan by referring to the CMAT exam pattern
  8. Refer CMAT model question papers and attend the mock test

CMAT Syllabus 2021 Topics Wise



Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  • Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph

  • Probability

  • Quadratic and linear equations

  • Graph

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Percentages

  • Averages

  • Geometry

  • Profit and Loss

  • Mensuration

  • Ratios and Proportion

  • Fraction and Decimals

  • Work and Time

  • Time-Speed-Distance

  • Number Systems

  • In-equations

  • Allegation & Mixtures

  • Partnership

  • Algebra

  • Permutations & Combinations

  • Pipes and Cisterns

General Awareness

  • Literature

  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy

  • History

  • Sports News

  • Science in everyday life

  • Politics

  • Geography

  • Culture

  • Economics

  • Trade Awareness

  • Personalities in News

  • Indian Constitution

Logical Reasoning

  • Direction and Distance Test

  • Blood Relationship Tests

  • Statements Arguments

  • Symbol Based Problems

  • Analogy Test

  • Linear Arrangements

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Cause and Effects

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Sequencing

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Ranking Tests

  • Matrix Arrangements

  • Inferences

  • Statements Assumptions

  • Number Series

  • Statements and Conclusion

Language Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • English Usage Errors

  • Sentence Improvement

  • Paragraph Completion

  • English Grammar

  • Sentence Correction

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Jumbled Para

  • One-word Substitution

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

How to download CMAT Admit Card?

Candidates who will be attending CMAT exam should have their CMAT admit card. The exam conducting authority will release the admit card before the commencement of exam. CMAT admit card 2019 will be available online. CMAT exam takers can download their admit card by logging into the website using their email id and password. Below is the procedure to download CMAT admit card,

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the CMAT admit card link.
  • Enter your registered email id and password.
  • A PDF file will open.
  • Cross-check the details mentioned over there.
  • Download the PDF file to your desktop or laptop.

By following the above-mentioned steps, one can easily download CMAT Admit card. Hope, you have understood the CMAT exam pattern and syllabus through this article. All the best for your exam.

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CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern 2021 - FAQ

1. Is CMAT conducted online or offline?

CMAT exams are carried out online. Candidates are expected to punch in their answers using the given computer system's keypad and mouse.

2. How many times is CMAT exam held in a year?

The CMAT takes place during the month of January once a year. The test is performed at different exam centers across 75 Indian cities. Depending on your preference you could choose the test place.

3. How many times can I attempt CMAT?

You can attempt CMAT exam any number of times. However, score of the last CMAT exam will be taken into account at the time of admission.

4. Is there sectional time-limit in CMAT?  

No, there is no sectional time-limit in CMAT. Candidates can allot time to each section according to their convenience.

5. Which section of CMAT exam has maximum weightage?  

All the sections of CMAT exam have equal weightage (25 questions each). Each section carries 100 marks.

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