Tips to Prepare for CMAT

  • Before initiating the CMAT preparations, candidates must check the exam pattern of CMAT 2018 and do the preparation accordingly.

    • CMAT 2018 will be held in online mode.
    • In the exam, 100 objective type questions will be asked from 4 sections.
    • Duration of CMAT 2018 will be 180 minutes (3 hours).

    S. No.


    No. of Questions

    Maximum Marks


    Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation




    Logical Reasoning




    Language Comprehension




    General Awareness




    100 questions

    400 marks

    There are 25 questions in each of the four sections of CMAT. Each question carries four marks for a correct answer, and one mark is deducted for a wrong answer. The sections include quantitative techniques and data interpretation; logical reasoning; language comprehension and general awareness

    Here is how candidates can prepare for CMAT

    Quantitative Techniques: To prepare for quantitative techniques, break up your preparation into the following topics: Number systems, progressions, set theory, averages, percentages, applications of percentages — profit and loss, applications of percentages  - interests, ratio and proportion , time and work, time speed and distance, geometry, mensuration, functions, inequalities and quadratic equations.

    Logical Reasoning: The question types you would need to prepare for this section include sequences and series, blood relations, direction tests, ages, statement — assumptions, statement — conclusions, assertions, courses of action, mathematical operations, puzzles based on arrangements, team formations, rankings and quantitative reasoning, coding-decoding, etc.

    Language Comprehension: This section has a mix of questions from verbal ability and reading comprehension. Question types include critical reasoning, fill in the blanks, analogies, the odd man out, antonyms synonyms, paragraph jumbles, reading comprehension, etc. One would not expect the questions to be too tough.

    General Awareness: General Awareness is perhaps one of the decisive sections of the test. Focus on developing your business knowledge, read the business news over the past four years from across the world. General awareness questions can also come from the areas of science and technology, geography, politics and sports.

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