CMAT 2022: All You Need to Know About the 2022 Exam

What is CMAT?

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2022 will be conducted by the National Test Agency (NTA). The CMAT entrance exam was conducted by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) till 2018. The NTA has been conducting the CMAT exam from the year 2019 onwards. CMAT is a national-level exam. The CMAT exam score is accepted by all AICTE approved institutions, universities and colleges. CMAT 2022 will be a 3-hour paper consisting of a total of 100 questions (MCQs). CMAT 2022 exam would be conducted across 124 cities in India. CMAT Exam 2022 Notification was released on the CMAT official website on 16th February 2022. The last date for the online submission of the Application form of CMAT 2022 is 17th March 2022. The date of the CMAT exam 2022 is yet to be announced. Candidates can check the details on the official website of CMAT.

In this article we have discussed:

CMAT 2022 has five sections: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

The section on Innovation and Entrepreneurship was introduced in CMAT 2021 as an optional section. CMAT 2022 has seen the changes with the number of questions in each section being reduced to 20 than the earlier 25 and thereby, the number of marks in each section getting reduced from the earlier 100 (25*4) as seen in CMAT 2021 to 80 (20*4) in CMAT 2022.

Important Highlights of CMAT 2022 Exam

  • CMAT Exam 2022 is a Computer -Based Exam
  • The duration of CMAT 2022 is 180 minutes (3 hours)
  • CMAT 2022 will be conducted in 2 shifts

– Shift 1-09:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

– Shift 2-03:00 P.M. to 06:00 P.M.

  • CMAT Exam consists of a total of 100 questions equally divided among 5 sections (20 questions each section)

CMAT 2022 Key Changes

As per the notification released by NTA, CMAT 2022 has witnessed few changes. Though, Innovation and Entrepreneurship was introduced in CMAT 2021, it was an optional section. However, CMAT 2022 consists of five sections – Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. CMAT 2021 consisted of 25 questions section-wise. But CMAT 2022 will consist of 20 questions per section

CMAT 2022 Important Dates

As per the notification released by NTA, CMAT 2022 online application process has started from 16th February 2022. Candidates can fill the online form till 17th March 2022. Candidates are required to pay the online fees by 18th March 2022.

The table below gives the complete CMAT exam details with the dates:

Event- CMAT 2022

Important Date

Online Application Starts

16th February 2022

Last date for submitting Online Application Form

17th March 2022 (11:50 PM)

Last date of fee submission

18th March 2022 (11:50 PM)

Correction Window

19th March 2022 to 21st March 2022

Downloading of Admit Cards

TBA

CMAT 2022 Exam

TBA

Candidates should note that the CMAT exam application fees once submitted will not be refunded or carried forwarded. Candidates need to fill the online application form through the CMAT 2022 official website.

CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

CMAT exam 2022 is a Computer-Based exam. CMAT 2022 will consist of 100 MCQ questions spread across five sections. Each section will have 20 questions. Each question carries 4 marks. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect response. The total mark for CMAT 2022 is 400. CMAT 2022 will be conducted in 2 shifts across 124 cities.

The detailed CMAT 2022 exam pattern is given below:

Sections

No.of Questions

Marks

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

20

80

Logical Reasoning

20

80

Language Comprehension

20

80

General Awareness

20

80

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

20

80

Total

100

400

Candidates have 180 minutes to complete the CMAT exam. The medium of the exam will be English. Unattempted questions will not be given any marks. In case a question is dropped due to a technical error, all the candidates will get full marks irrespective of whether they had attempted it or not. CMAT 2021 had 25 questions in each section which has been reduced to 20 questions in each section in CMAT 2022 and the Innovation & Entrepreneurship section which was optional in CMAT 2021 is now a compulsory section in CMAT 2022.

CMAT 2022 Syllabus

The CMAT Exam Syllabus is not prescribed on the CMAT official website. However, based on the previous year’s question papers BYJU’S Experts have curated the list of the topics from which the questions have been asked in the past years. It is important to note that the section Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been added in the year 2021 as an optional section. However, CMAT 2022 also consists of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship section. The CMAT syllabus section-wise is discussed below:

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

This section will consist of 20 questions in CMAT 2022 exam. However, earlier in CMAT 2021 this section had a total of 25 questions. The level of difficulty of this section is Moderate. Based on CMAT 2021 it was seen that this section was dominated with questions from Arithmetic (9-10 questions).

The following table gives an overview of the Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation syllabus:

Arithmetic

Algebra

Geometry & Mensuration

Number System

Modern Math

Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Progression

2-D and 3-D Mensuration

Indices and surds

Set Theory

Time and Work

Quadratic Equations

Lines and Angles

HCF and LCM

Permutation and Combination

Percentages

Linear Equations

Triangles

Remainders

Probability

Ratios and Proportion

Inequalities

Circles

Last Digit

Others

Speed, Time and Distance

Logarithms

Polygons

Mixtures and Allegations

Trigonometry

Profit, Loss, and Discount

Coordinate Geometry

Unitary Method

Logical Reasoning

This section consists of 20 questions. However, till CMAT 2021 this section had 25 questions. All questions will be MCQ-based and each correct response will get +4 marks. The level of difficulty of this section is Moderate. The Logical reasoning section consists of 3 parts i.e. Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The following table gives an overview of the topics under the Logical Reasoning section.

Cause and Effects

Analogy

Analytical Reasoning

Statement Assumption

Statement Argument

Sequencing, Coding, and Decoding

Inferences

Blood Relations

Direction and Distance Tests

Number Series

Visual Reasoning (Series Based)

Others

Language Comprehension

This section consists of 20 questions. This section tests the candidate’s language skills, vocabulary, and grammar. This section also consists of RC passages. The overview of the Language Comprehension section is given below:

Reading Comprehension

Paragraph Completion/Sentence Completion

Synonyms and Antonyms

Error Spotting

Grammar/Vocabulary based fill in the blanks

English Usage Errors

Para Jumbles

One-word substitution

Sentence Correction

General Awareness

This section consists of 20 questions. Candidates should expect questions from any topic under this section. This section comprises both Static GK and Current Affairs. The table below gives an overview of the expected topics:

Business & Economics

Indian Polity

Books and Authors

Awards and Honours

Science and Technology

International Organizations

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship section was added to CMAT in the year 2021. However, in CMAT 2021 this section was optional and consisted of 25 questions. Candidates who attempted this section were given additional 30 minutes. However, CMAT 2022 will consist of 20 questions in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship section. The questions asked in this section in CMAT 2021 were mostly GK-based.

CMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates appearing for the CMAT exam must be aware of the eligibility criteria before registering for the CMAT entrance exam. It is important for candidates writing the CMAT exam to check the CMAT Eligibility Criteria. The CMAT eligibility criteria include the educational qualification criteria, age criteria, and the eligibility criteria in terms of nationality. The following are the CMAT eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can also apply
  • There is a restriction on the basis of age
  • Candidates need to be an Indian Citizen

CMAT Registration Process

The CMAT 2022 Registration process has commenced on 16th February 2022. The last date of the online CMAT application form 2022 is till 17th March 2022. The CMAT 2022 Application form window will close on 17th March 2022 at 11:50 PM. CMAT 2022 exam dates are yet to be notified. Candidates need to pay the CMAT exam fees 2022 by 18th March 2022 (11:50 PM).

Candidates need to follow the steps given below for CMAT Registration:

  1. Candidates need to register for the CMAT 2022 exam using their valid email id and phone number
  2. Candidates need to fill in their personal details, educational qualification, contact number and other basic information asked at the time of registration
  3. Candidates need to then upload their picture and signature
  4. Once the candidate has uploaded and provided all the necessary information, they are then required to make the payment of the application form

CMAT Application Fees:

The last day of submitting the CMAT 2022 Application fees is 18th March 2022. Candidates can register themselves for the CMAT exam 2022 by paying the following application fee:

Category

Fee

General (UR)

Male- ₹ 2000/-

Female- ₹ 1000/-

Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL)

Male- ₹ 1000/-

Female- ₹ 1000/-

Third Gender

₹ 1000/-

Candidates can submit the CMAT 2022 Application fees through Netbanking, Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI or Paytm Services. The Processing and GST charges will be charged in addition to the CMAT exam fees by the Bank/ Payment Integrator.

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