How to Prepare CMAT 2019? Check CMAT Syllabus, CMAT Exam Pattern, CMAT Preparation Strategy, CMAT 2019 Imp dates, CMAT 2019 Syllabus
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How to Prepare CMAT 2019? Check CMAT Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Preparation Strategy

CMAT, the popular Management Entrance examination among MBA aspirants, will be conducted on January 28, 2019, by National Testing Agency (NTA) unlike the all the previous years it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It is high time to Prepare CMAT 2019, as only 4 months are remaining for the final show. Students should know the CMAT 2019 Exam pattern, Registration process, Syllabus, Important Dates, Preparation strategy and the study plan for the remaining exam period.

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CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) is a national level entrance examination for entry into management programmes. This year due to the instructions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, CMAT 2019 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Before 2017, CMAT used to be conducted 2 times per year but since 2017 only it is just a single day online Test which will be conducted on January 28, 2019.


The CMAT is a three-hour online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative TechniqueLogical ReasoningLanguage Comprehension and General Awareness.

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This test facilitates Institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs (PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management), MBA (Masters in Business Administration), PGCM (Post Graduate Course in Management), Executive PGDM, etc.). The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

CMAT 2019 Eligibility

  • No age limit
  • The applicant can be a final year graduation student or undergraduate.
  • 50% marks for general and 45% marks for ST/SCs at graduation level.
  • Must be an Indian Citizen

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CMAT 2019 Important Dates

Events Dates
Registration beginning date 1 November 2018
registration Ends 30 November 2018
Admit cards available 7 January 2019
CMAT 2019 TEST DAY 28 January 2019
CMAT 2019 Result 10 February 2019

CMAT 2019 Application Fee

Category Application fee
General/OBC Rs. 1400
SC/ST/Pwd/Female Rs. 700

CMAT 2019 Registration Procedure

  1. CMAT Online Registration
  2. Fill up the application form
  3. Fill examination form requisite information
  4. Fill the 3 cities as exam center preferences
  5. Payment of CMAT application fee through Cash deposit at SBI Bank, Debit/ Credit Card, Net-banking.
  6. Successful entering the required information, submit the Online form. Success message with application number will be displayed and mailed to your email id.

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CMAT 2019 Exam Centers

  • Agartala
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Gulbarga
  • Kanpur
  • Nagpur
  • Srinagar
  • Ahmedabad
  • Bhuj
  • Gurgaon
  • Kochi
  • Nasik
  • Surat
  • Ahmednagar
  • Chandigarh
  • Guwahati
  • Kolhapur
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Trivandrum
  • Allahabad
  • Chennai
  • Gwalior
  • Kolkata
  • Noida
  • Udaipur
  • Mohali
  • Coimbatore
  • Ghaziabad
  • Faridabad
  • Nande
  • Vadodara
  • Amravati
  • Dhule
  • Hyderabad
  • Kozhikode
  • Panaji
  • Varanasi
  • Amritsar
  • Davangere
  • Indore
  • Lucknow
  • Patna
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Aurangabad
  • Dehradun
  • Jabalpur
  • Ludhiana
  • Pune
  • Bhilai-Durg
  • Thane
  • Solapur
  • Solan
  • Kadi
  • Ponda
  • Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Mangalore
  • Rajkot
  • Bareilly
  • Dhanbad
  • Jammu
  • Meerut
  • Raipur
  • Bhavnagar
  • Dharwad
  • Jamshedpur
  • Mumbai
  • Ranchi
  • Bhopal
  • Durgapur
  • Jodhpur
  • Mysore

CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam CMAT 2019
Mode Online
Language English
Test Marks 400
Total No. of questions 100
Sections Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness
Total time duration 3hours/180 minutes
Exam paper type Objective

AICT E prescribes the paper pattern of CMAT 2019. CMAT 2019 is an online test of 3 hours duration. It comprises of a total 100 question divided among Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The questions are approximately divided in the following manner:

Sections No.  of Questions Total Marks
Language Comprehension 25 100
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400

The exam paper would only be having a single medium i.e. English. All the sections have equal weightage. For each correct answer, 4 marks would be rewarded and for each incorrect answer, 1 mark would be deducted. For an unattempted question, there is neither negative nor positive markings.

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CMAT 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus for CMAT is similar to the other MBA entrance examinations, mostly covering the basics of Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Language comprehension along with General Awareness.

Take a look at the detailed syllabus to prepare CMAT 2019:

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Tabulation, Partnership, Geometry, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Ti’me-Speed-Distance, Probability, Allegation & Mixtures, Profit and Loss, Permutations & Combinations, Percentages, Work and Time, In-equations, Quadratic and linear equations, Mensuration, Algebra, Graph, Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Line, Pie Chart, Bar Chart.

Logical Reasoning

Analogy Test, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Blood Relations, Cause and Effects, Clocks and Calendars, Coding-Decoding, Comparisons, Deductions, Directions, Family tree problem, Input & Output, Identifying probably true probably false, Linear word formation, Matrix Arrangements, Ranking Tests, Seating Arrangements, Selections, Series & Analysis, Statements and conclusions, Symbol Based problems.

Reading Comprehension

Analogy, Contextual Usage, Fact Inference and Judgement, Figures of speech, Fill in the blanks, Foreign language words used in English, Grammar, Matching word meanings, Odd word out, Paragraph formation questions, Phrases, Prepositions, Spellings, Syllogisms, Synonyms & Antonyms.

General Awareness

Current Events & Happenings, including international affairs, History, Geography, Polity, Science, Sports, Art & Culture, Books & Authors, Awards

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Tips to Prepare CMAT 2019

  1. Keep Yourself Updated

General awareness is an important part of the CMAT 2019 which can only be prepared by regularly reading newspapers and current affairs magazines. Candidate must try to keep in touch with all the affairs occuring worldwide in all aspects say sports, politics, events etc.

  1. Prepare Short Notes

Candidate will have to learn many formulas in order to prepare for quantitative ability and data interpretation, so maintaining a good formula book would be great. So that all the formulas can be aggregated in a single book which reduces the wastage of time during revision.

  1. Explicit Tricks

Inorder to prepare for logical reasoning  and quantitative ability, learning tricks to solve questions is not a good option. Instead of learning, one must try to create their own tricka and shortcuts.

  1. Revision is MUST

There would be hundreds of tricks and concepts you would need to solve questions, and revision will help you to make the best of your hard work on your previous topics. During planning for a Schedule always make time for revisions.

  1. Time Management

The syllabus for any test is never ending, so managing your time among all the sections equally is really important. Try to cover all the important topics first and practice them for a longer time. Try to spend more time on the revision to make a great command on fundamentals.

  1. Mock Tests and Previous Year Papers

To prepare for any test efficiently, solving mock tests and previous papers is must,  they give a clear picture of how you need to prepare, what you need to prepare and what are the topics you are lagging at. They help you see the bigger picture of the test.

Sectionwise Preparation strategy

Quantitative Ability: Try to invest 50-60 minutes daily on this section. QUANT section always has easier questions, based on fundamental concepts. Try to solve maximum questions on topics which are frequently asked and make formula book to write their short notes.

Logical Reasoning: It requires more focus and presence of mind, Try to invest 1-1.30 hours daily on the Logical part. It requires the maximum practice of questions, as many questions you would practice as faster you are likely to understand the concept.

Language Comprehension: It includes 2–3 Reading Comprehension’s covering around 12 questions, Vocab based questions and also some Grammar questions and that much is okay for a single day, but make sure all the questions are distinct. Devote approximately 50 minutes to Language Comprehension would be enough.

General Awareness: CMAT 2019 GK syllabus is vast. It even includes a few Pictorial questions which have famous entities from Indian sportsperson to Chinese philosophers. Preparing GK would be a little difficult because there is no such particular book for that, it requires reading a newspaper and watching the news on a daily basis.

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Here you got the details about CMAT 2019 MBA entrance exam. If someone is aiming for CMAT 2019, this is the high time that they should start taking it seriously and start practising for the same so that they can make the best of their attempt. All the other updates related to CMAT 2019 will be posted by us.

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