Common Management Admission Test Exam

CMAT Examination Pattern

The CMAT 2020 is a computer-based test and it is likely to be scheduled on January 27, 2020 (Tentative), in a single session. Earlier, CMAT exam has conducted AICTE, but now the exam is going to be conducted by the NTA. National Testing Agency (NTA) is an autonomous testing organisation created by the Govt. of India.

CMAT 2020 Exam Pattern: (Tentative)

CMAT 2020 Test Components Key Details
Exam Date January 28, 2020
Test Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total Questions 100
Exam Duration 3 Hrs (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
Type of Questions Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
Mode of Exam Online Computer Based Test
Scoring Pattern +4 Marks for Each Correct Answer
Maximum Marks 100
Negative Marking -1 Mark for Each Incorrect Answer

The CMAT 2019 will consist of four sections with the number of questions and maximum scoring as mentioned below:

Sl.No Exam Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Language Comprehension 25 100
2 Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation  25 100
3 Logical Reasoning 25 100
4 General Awareness 25 100
Total 4 100 400


  • There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each incorrect answer 1 mark shall be deducted. Duration of exam will be 180 minutes
  • NTA will release the CMAT Mock Test on the official website before one month of commencement of the examination
  • Candidates are advised to go through 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, the 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

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