CMAT Exam 2022: Syllabus, Exam Pattern, & Eligibility

CMAT Exam 2022

The Common Management Admission Test or the CMAT Exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the MBA/PGDM courses across the top Bschools in India.

The exam date for the CMAT 2022 exam is likely to be announced soon. The CMAT exam will be conducted in April 2022. Around 70,000 aspirants appear for the exam every year. The scores are accepted by top Bschools like JBIMS and SIMSREE.

Most importantly, there is no minimum graduation percentage for the CMAT exam.

There are many top Bschools that accept your CMAT score. Check the top Bschools accepting the CMAT score here.

Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The CMAT Exam consists of 100 questions from various sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The CMAT exam is conducted out of a total of 400 marks. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. It is a Computer Based Test (CBT). There will be 5 sections and 20 questions will be asked from each of the five sections. There is no sectional time limit. Candidates can attempt any question from any section within the time limit of 3 hours.

Exam NameCommon Management Admission Test
Last Date to Register17th March 2022
CMAT Exam Date16th April 2022 (tentative)
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline (Computer based test)
Duration of the Exam3 hours
Syllabus>Quantitative Aptitude
>Data Interpretation
>Logical Reasoning
>Language Comprehension
>General Awareness
>Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Number of Applicants Approximately 70,000
Official WebsiteClick Here

Sections (5)>Quantitative Aptitude
>Data Interpretation
>Logical Reasoning
>Language Comprehension
>General Awareness
>Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Number of Questions100
Total Marks400
Marks Per Question4
Negative Marking-1
Sectional time-limitNot Applicable
Difficulty levelEasy to moderate. Speed more important.

CMAT Score vs Percentile

CMAT ScorePercentile
Below 116Below 51

Since the CMAT exam is part of the ecosystem of MBA exams, you might not exclusively be preparing for it, this is why iQuanta has prepared a detailed strategy if you are preparing for all MBA exams simultaneously. You can refer to the strategy to guide your preparation strategy.

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