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Exam Pattern

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern- Points to Remember

  • Students can switch between different sections anytime they want.
  • For every wrong answer, there is negative marking whereas, for an unanswered question, there is no negative marking.
  • Students will be provided a rough paper along with a computer terminal.
  • Students will not be allowed to carry the scratch paper outside the examination hall.
  • No breaks will be provided during the examination

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern Overview



Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam duration

180 minutes/ 3 hours

Number of questions in each section

25 questions

Total number of questions

100 questions

Marks allotted for every correct answer

4 marks

Negative Marking


Total marks


Sectional time limit


CMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates can check the table that is given below to know about the exam pattern of CMAT 2020 as it includes the total number of questions that are asked in each section and the marks allotted.


Number of questions


Quantitative techniques and data interpretation



General awareness



Logical reasoning



Language comprehension







CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2020- Academic Details

The following educational qualifications are laid down under the eligibility criteria of CMAT 2020,  

  • Students must hold a graduate degree

  • Those students who are in the final year of graduation can also apply for CMAT 2020 

Nationality and Age Criteria for CMAT 2020

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

  • There is no age limit to apply for CMAT 2020

Eligibility Criteria of CMAT 2020 - Course Wise

Course name 


Executive PGDM

Graduation degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.

Students belonging to SC or ST category must obtain graduate degree with a minimum of 45 % marks.

experience of minimum five years


Graduate in any discipline


Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks for general and OBC categories.

Students under SC and ST categories must obtain a minimum of 45% marks.

CMAT 2020 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy is also mentioned in CMAT eligibility criteria 2020. Private participating institutes of CMAT 2020 have different reservation policy. However, institutes which are run by the central government, their reservation policy is mentioned in the table below.

Reservation Criteria for different Categories



Scheduled Caste 


Scheduled Tribe


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)



  • Each category would constitute 5% reservation for Persons with Disabilities.

  • Candidates who don't fall under OBC-NCL category must choose General. 

  • Categories of disabilities (should not be less than 40%) are as follows :

    • Deaf and hard of hearing

    • Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness

    • Blindness and low vision

    • Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy

    • Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses 

CMAT 2020 Syllabus

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