CMAT 2013 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

CMAT 2013 Syllabus- Previous Question Papers-Model Papers

CMAT 2013 computer based test syllabus will have four sections for 400 marks and100 questions . There will be 25 questions in each section. The four sections will be English Language, Quantitative Techniques & Data interpretation, General Awareness and Logical Reasoning . Download the Section wise Syllabus in pdf format.

CMAT 2013 Exam Pattern 


There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted Duration of exam will be 180 minutes. A Trial test will be available from 10th Aug. onwards for the candidates to have  a feel of the online test and navigation functionality. Candidates are advised to go though them carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.

At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. No breaks will be given during the test. 

CMAT 2013 Exam Syllabus

English Language/Verbal Ability:

  • Reading Comprehension Passages
  • Jumbled sentences
  • Sentence correction and paragraph completion
  • Idiomatic Usage
  • Subject and Verb agreement and related questions
  • Pronounce Errors
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Modifiers and Parallelism

Quantitative Ability:

  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages and Ages
  • Partnership
  • SI & CI
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Time,Speed and Distance-Taine/Boats problems
  • Work and time
  • Alligation & Mixtures
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Mensuration
  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Probability
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry

Logical Reasoning :

  • Critical reasoning
  • Assumption premise conclusion
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Identifying valid inferences
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Identifying strong arguments and weak arguments
  • Cause and effects
  • Statements and conclusion
  • Identifying true and false statement
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Family tree problem
  • Symbol based problems
  • Sequences and series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Number series, Letter series and word series etc

General Awareness:

  • National and International Current affairs
  • Persons in the News
  • Sports News
  • Politics
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • Literature
  • News about Power Sector in India
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Science & Research etc.

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