Common Management Admission Test Exam

CMAT Examination Pattern

The CMAT 2022 is a computer-based test and it is likely to be scheduled on April 09, 2022, 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 2022 Exam Pattern: (Tentative)

CMAT 2022 Test Components Key Details
Exam Date April 09, 2022
Test Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total Questions 100
Exam Duration 3 Hrs (9:30 AM to 12:00 / 03:00 PM to 06:00 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

Scheme / Pattern of Examination

The CMAT 2022 will consist of four sections with the number of questions and maximum scoring as mentioned below:


Type of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 20 80
Logical Reasoning 20 80
Language Comprehension 20 80
General Awareness 20 80
Innovation & Enterpreneurship 20 80
Total 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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