CMAT( Common Management Admission Test)

CMAT is a computer-based online entrance exam for admission into AICTE approved B-schools.


Highlights of CMAT Exam Pattern

  • CMAT  will be held in a single session and will comprise four sections.
  • The total number of questions will be 100, with each section having 25 questions.
  • There will be four options for each question from which the candidate will have to pick 1 option.
  • The time duration of the entrance exam will be 180 minutes.
  • While there is no time limit for any section, it will be a safe bet to spend an hour on each section.

The table given sums up the CMAT 2018 exam pattern:

CMAT Exam Pattern

Sections Number of questions Total marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
Total 100 400

Marking Scheme


The marking scheme of CMAT 2018 is convenient as each correct answer will be awarded +4 marks. Also, there will be a negative marking of -1 for each incorrect answer.

e are 25 questions in each section. Each correct answer will give you four marks and each wrong answer will give you one negative mark (negative marking).