CMAT Pattern – Check the Updated CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern Here in Details

CMAT Pattern: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the CMAT 2021 pattern on the official website of CMAT. The candidate must go through the exam pattern before starting the preparation. All the questions ate Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). The medium of the Question Paper is in English only. Each question carries 4 marks each. For more information about CMAT Pattern, keep reading this article.

CMAT Pattern

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CMAT Pattern

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to management programs in the country. The CMAT is a three hours Computer Based Online Test. It has various segments like Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. Details of the CMAT 2021 exam pattern are given below paragraph.

Important Links
All Details of CMAT Click Here
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Syllabus Click Here
Old Question Paper Click Here
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Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
  • For each correct response, the candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
  • For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • No marks for Un-answered/un-attempted.
  • To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as the correct option.
  • However, after the process of Challenges of the Answer Key, in case there are multiple correct options or change in key, only those candidates who have attempted it correctly as per the revised answer key will be awarded marks.
  • In case a Question is dropped due to some technical error, full marks shall be given to all the candidates who have attempted it.
Type of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400

Special Note: The existing schedule, pattern, policy, and guidelines are for ready reference only but in no way, they are or are ought to be treated as representative or acknowledgment of the fact that NTA/AICTE is bound to follow the same in the future.

AICTE has now proposed a change in the examination pattern having an additional (optional) section for the Entrance Examination to be held in 2021 for candidates interested in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The details of the new section added are as follows:

Section Name No. Of Questions Additional Time
Innovation & Entrepreneurship 25 30 Minutes


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