CMAT Pattern & Syllabus

CMAT 2019 Exam pattern

CMAT 2019 Exam will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in a single session as computer based test. It will be the first CMAT exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of AICTE. From now on the NTA, an autonomous testing organization created by Government of India will conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.


CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern: Key Components
For CMAT 2019, the NTA has announced to keep the exam on past pattern without any substantial changes. Accordingly, CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern will have following components:


CMAT 2019 Test Components
Key Details
CMAT 2019 Exam Date
January 27, 2018
CMAT 2019 Test Conducting Authority
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total Questions in CMAT 2019 Exam
CMAT 2019 Exam Duration
3 Hours (9.30AM to 12.30PM)
Type of Questions
Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
Mode of CMAT 2019 Exam
Online Computer Based Test
Scoring Pattern
+4 Mark for each correct answer
Total Maximum Marks
Negative Marking
-1 Mark for Each Wrong Answer


CMAT 2019 Sectional Composition
The four Sections of CMAT 2019 with number of questions and maximum scoring chances are as below:


CMAT 2019 Test Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension  
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
General Awareness
Total: Sections-4


Important Guidelines

  1. NTA will release CMAT Mock Test one month before the CMAT 2019 exam date on CMAT exam website.
  2. Go through the CMAT 2019 trial test to have a feel of the online test carefully and should familiarize yourself with the screens, layout, and navigation.
  3. At the CMAT 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.
  4. After the CMAT exam is over, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk.
  5. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the CMAT testing room. No breaks will be given during the test.
  6. No candidate in CMAT 2019 will be disqualified even if they score very low. The objective of the test is not to eliminate the candidates from the process of seeking admission in the AICTE approved management programmes, rather to facilitate the institutions to select the suitable candidates as per their merit.