The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to Management Programme(s) in the country. It is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). It is usually conducted in the months of Feb-March. It is a Computer-Based Test (CBT) of three hours having 100 questions. It consists of five sections:
- Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: This section assesses candidates’ mathematical and problem-solving skills, including topics such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data interpretation.
- Language Comprehension: This section tests candidates’ language skills, including reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and verbal reasoning.
- Logical Reasoning: This section evaluates candidates’ ability to analyze and solve logical problems, including deductive and inductive reasoning, coding-decoding, puzzles, and series.
- General Awareness: This section assesses candidates’ knowledge of current affairs, general knowledge, and business awareness.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship: IT consists of questions on Business & Economy, the Latest Who’s Who, and Comprehension passages among other topics
There is no sectional time limit in CMAT. For every correct answer, 4 marks are awarded, and for every incorrect option, 1 mark is deducted. There is no negative marking for unanswered questions. About 70,000 candidates appear for the CMAT every year.
A bachelor’s degree in any discipline (10+2+3/4 years) from a recognized university is required. Final-year graduate students whose results are expected to be released before the start of the following academic year can also apply for the CMAT exam.
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