CMAT Syllabus 2022: Check Section Wise Syllabus, Marking Scheme

CMAT Syllabus 2022: Check Section Wise Syllabus, Marking Scheme

CMAT Syllabus 2022 - National Testing Agency (NTA) does not provide the official syllabus of CMAT 2022. However, based on previous year trends Careers360 brings you the compiled CMAT 2022 syllabus, which helps candidates to know the topics that are likely to be covered in the CMAT 2022 exam.According to the exam pattern, the CMAT syllabus 2022 is divided into five sections namely, Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Candidates aspiring to give CMAT are advised to familiarize themselves with the syllabus of CMAT 2022 to kick start their preparation. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the exam pattern, CMAT syllabus 2022, and CMAT sample papers.Also Read -CMAT 2022 Preparation Tips

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CMAT Syllabus 2022 Highlights

About the Exam


CMAT 2022 Exam Date

Last week of January 2022

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam Duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

  • Additional 30 Minutes for a new section

Total No. of Questions

125 questions

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Examination Sections for CMAT 2022

  1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  2. Logical Reasoning

  3. Language Comprehension

  4. General Awareness

  5. Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Marking Scheme of CMAT 2022

(+) 4 Marks for every correct answer

Negative Marking

Yes (-1)

TITA Questions


CMAT Syllabus 2022 - Section Wise



Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

  • Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Graph

  • Probability

  • Quadratic and linear equations

  • Graph

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Percentages

  • Averages

  • Geometry

  • Profit and Loss

  • Mensuration

  • Ratios and Proportion

  • Fraction and Decimals

  • Work and Time

  • Time-Speed-Distance

  • Number Systems

  • In-equations

  • Allegation & Mixtures

  • Partnership

  • Algebra

  • Permutations & Combinations

  • Pipes and Cisterns

Logical Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Cause and Effects

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Linear Arrangements

  • Analogy Test

  • Symbol Based Problems

  • Statements Arguments

  • Blood Relationship Tests

  • Direction and Distance Test

  • Statements and Conclusion

  • Number Series

  • Statements Assumptions

  • Inferences

  • Matrix Arrangements

  • Ranking Tests

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Sequencing

Language Comprehension

  • English Grammar

  • Paragraph Completion

  • Sentence Improvement

  • English Usage Errors

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Reading Comprehension

  • One-word Substitution

  • Jumbled Para

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Sentence Correction

General Awareness

  • Literature

  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy

  • History

  • Sports News

  • Science in everyday life

  • Politics

  • Geography

  • Culture

  • Economics

  • Trade Awareness

  • Personalities in News

  • Indian Constitution

CMAT Exam Pattern 2022

As per the exam pattern of CMAT 2022, the paper will be conducted in an online medium, and the medium of the question paper has English only. Check the table below to know the CMAT 2022 exam pattern:

Section Wise CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness



Innovation & Entrepreneurship25100



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Marking scheme

As per the marking scheme of CMAT 2022

  • For every correct answer, a candidate will be rewarded +4 marks

  • For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

  • No marks will be given for unanswered/unattempted questions.

  • In case a question is ignored or dropped all students will be given +4 for that question, irrespective of whether the candidate has attempted the question or not.

Best Books for CMAT Preparation 2022

Since the CMAT syllabus is equivalent to the CAT exam, the latter recommended books are also good study material for the former. The best books for CMAT are listed below.

Best Books for CMAT Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the CMAT Preparation BooksAuthor Name/ Publisher
Quantitative AptitudeDr RS Aggarwal
NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10NCERT
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education)
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission Into IIMsSarvesh K Verma (Arihant)
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

Best Books for CMAT Logical Reasoning

Name of the CMAT Preparation BooksAuthor Name/ Publisher
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha (Pearson)
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CATArun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

Best Books for CMAT Language Comprehension

Name of the CMAT Preparation BooksAuthor Name/ Publisher
Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA ExaminationsTIME
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningDr R S Aggarwal
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CATNishit K Sinha
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CATArun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education

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Apart from these books, you should read the complete reference manual for CMAT by SK Sinha, S Satyanarayan, and JS Rana. This book is for CMAT preparation only.

Listed below are other useful books that one can read to improve the vocabulary and grammar for the CMAT exam:

  • A Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Wren & Martin English Grammar
  • Business English and Communication by John O E Clark
  • The Students’ Companion by Wilfred D Best
  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Norman Lewis

Best Books for CMAT General Awareness

Current affairs (CA) and general knowledge (GK) aspirants should subscribe to the following newspapers and magazines to strengthen:

Newspapers and Journals
Competition Success ReviewThe Hindu
Financial ExpressManagement Compass Career Launcher
Business WorldBusiness Today
Hindu Business LineWall Street Journal
The Financial TimesEconomic Times

Best Books for CMAT Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This section is newly added from the last year onwards.

Name of the CMAT Preparation BooksAuthor Name/ Publisher
The Innovator's DilemmaClayton M. Christensen
Reinventing OrganizationsFrederic Laloux & Ken Wilber
How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale Carnegie

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CMAT Sample Papers 2022

Before appearing for CMAT 2022, it is important for candidates to analyze their preparation levels. To know one’s level of preparation, students must go through the sample paper of CMAT 2022. Aspirants can download the CMAT sample paper 2022 through the links provided in the table below:

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Sample Papers of CMAT 2022


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It is important for aspirants to practice through the CMAT 2022 sample paper because it gives an idea about the marking scheme and the types of questions that might be asked. In addition to that, it also helps students to gain speed and accuracy and lastly increases self-confidence.

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