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December 18, 2015

There is no defined syllabus for MAT. In past examinations MAT mainly comes from following disciplines

Intelligence and Critical  Reasoning – Reasoning Tests and Logic Tests

In the Intelligence and Critical Reasoning , questions are normally seen from the various reasoning tests  like direction sense, blood relations, coding and decoding, data arrangement,  sequences and  series etc and logic tests such as statement assumptions, statement arguments and statement conclusions

Mathematical Ability (Arithmetic, Commercial Maths, Mensuration etc)

The questions from Number, HCF and LCM, Systems, Ratio Proportion, Averages, simplification, ages, boats and streams etc and from commercial maths interest, profit loss, percentages and discounts etc

Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

The Data Interpretation and Sufficiency area contains sets of questions on Tables, Bar / Line graphs, Pie chart and Data Sufficiency

English Usage (Grammar, Vocabulary, Proficiency and Usage Errors)

Questions on reading comprehension, antonyms,synonyms, analogies, sentence correction, sentence completion, para jumbles, fill in the blanks etc

Indian and Global Environment – GK, General Studies, Current Events



The exam pattern for MAT 2015


Exam Type


Question Type Multiple choice with four options. Choose one correct option
Subjects  No. of Questions  Marks
Language Comprehension 40 40
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency 40 40
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 40
Indian and Global Environment 40 40
Total Questions 200
Maximum Marks 200
Marks for each Correct Answer 1
Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Marks for questions not attempted Nil
Total Time for Exam (in minutes) 150


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CMAT Syllabus for sections like Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language comprehension, and General Awareness. Although, the syllabus mentioned here is not exhaustive but, only indicative, based upon analysis of Previous year exam paper of CMAT.

Language Comprehension :

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para Jumbled
  • Sentence correction
  • paragraph completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • English Usage Errors
  • English Grammar
  • One Word Subsitution
  • Sentence Improvement

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation:

  • Number Systems
  • Fraction and Decimals
  • Geometry
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • In-equations
  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Algebra
  • Profit and Loss
  • Averages
  • Partnership
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Work and time
  • Mensuration
  • Alligation& Mixtures
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Probability
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Tabulation ,Pie chart ,Bar Chart,Line Graph(DI)

Logical Reasoning:

  • Analytical reasoning
  • Statements Assumptions
  • Non Verbal Tests (Visual reasoning)
  • Analogy Test
  • Inferences
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Statements Arguments
  • Cause and effects
  • Statements and conclusion
  • Ranking Tests
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Blood relationship test
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Symbol based problems
  • Sequencing, coding and decoding problem
  • Number series
  • Dirction and Distance test                                                                                         

General Awareness :

  • Current Affairs of National ,International,Economic etc.
  • Personalities in News
  • Sports News
  • Trade Awareness (Corporate news)
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Politics
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • Literature
  • Science in every day life