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Common Management Admission Test 2021

Form Date: 01 Nov - 28 Nov 2020

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 01 Nov - 28 Nov 2020

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern: Question Paper Pattern, Marks Distribution

Updated On - July 10 2020 by Latika Kalra

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern contains information about the exam such as mode of examination, marking scheme, number of questions and more. CMAT 2021 or Common Management Aptitude Test 2021 is a National level entrance examination for entry into management programs. It is organized by the National Test Agency (NTA). CMAT was previously conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). CMAT score will be accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the given below information regarding CMAT 2021 exam pattern so that candidates have an idea about the paper structure for better preparation:

  • Exam Mode: Entrance exam will be conducted on online mode (Computer Based Test) in the single session.
  • The medium of Paper: The examination paper will be English language only.
  • Period of Paper: Candidates have 180 Minutes (3 Hours) to complete the examination paper.
  • Type of Paper: Question paper consists of Objective type questions from the various section.
  • Total Number of Questions: Question paper contains a total of 100 questions.
  • Total Marks: Total marks of the question paper is 400.
  • Section:  Question paper divide into four different sections.

Check the below-given data to know the marking scheme of CMAT examination:

CMAT Entrance Marking Scheme
Correct answer+4 Marks for each correct answer
Wrong answer-1 Marks for each wrong answer

CMAT 2021 Exam Questions Distribution

Candidates can check the subject wise number of question distribution from the given mention table:

Number of Question Distribution in CMAT 2021 Exam
SubjectNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation and Quantitative techniques25
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension25
Logical Reasoning25
General Awareness25

Marks Distribution in CMAT Exam 2021

Candidates can check the subject wise marks distribution from the given mention table:

CMAT Question Paper Marks Distribution
Data Interpretation and Quantitative techniques100
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension100
Logical Reasoning100
General Awareness100

CMAT 2021 Preparation Tips

CMAT 2021 Preparation Tips are mentioned below for all the candidates who will be appearing for CMAT 2021 Examination and are looking for guidance on how to go on CMAT exam preparation:

  • Candidates must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Once the preparation chart is ready, start with the preparation which will include studying all the important topics in-depth, not so important topics in brief but do not miss on any topic as this exam tests the ability.
  • If the candidates are taking any coaching classes or external help, their guidance and all that candidates learn over there helps but the same is the number of efforts they need to put in every day on their own.
  • An ample amount of sleep is a must.
  • Solving questions will give a reality check of the preparation and scope of improvement as well, apart from which candidates must solve one CMAT previous year papers as it will give an idea of the exam pattern.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to the speed, accuracy, and refinement in answering questions.
  • Write 2-3 mock tests every day and try writing a full-length paper at the time candidates will be writing the final CMAT Test 2021 Examination.

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Form Start Date:

01 Nov 2020

Form End Date:

28 Nov 2020

The forms will open on 01 Nov 2020



Examination Date (Online):

28 Jan 2020

Application Fees:

₹ 1,600

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