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CMAT Exam Pattern 2018

CMAT Exam Pattern 2018 is officially released by All India Council for Technical Education for the CMAT Exam which is scheduled to be conducted on 21 January 2018. Common Management Admission Test CMAT 2018 will be the key to unlock the admissions to the best management colleges of India that are approved by AICTE. The application process will start on 21 October 2017 and will end on 15 December 2017. Interested candidates can register for the CMAT by following the link given below and already registered candidates can go through the CMAT Exam Pattern 2018 given in detail on this page.

CMAT Registration Form 2018


CMAT 2018 Exam Schedule




CMAT Registration begin

21 October 2017
(10:00 PM onwards)

The last date to register for CMAT

15 December 2017

CMAT Admit Card

January 2018

CMAT Exam Date

21 January 2018

CMAT Result 2018

First week of February 2018


CMAT Exam Pattern 2018 - Brief Introduction

CMAT Exam 2018
will be an online exam conducted across 62 cities in India. Students have the time limit of 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes to complete their test on time, In the limited time duration they have to complete the set of 100 questions subdivided into 4 sections with each of the question carrying 4 marks, total maximum marks a candidate can score is 400.


3 Hours

Total Questions

100 Questions

Marks per Question

4 marks

Maximum Marks

400 Marks


4 Sections

Questions per Section

25 Questions

Negative Marking

-1/4 Marks

Unanswered question

0 Marks

There will be 4 sections in CMAT Exam, namely;

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

CMAT Exam Pattern 2018 - Section wise Marks Distribution



Total Number of Questions

Maximum Marks in each section

Quantitative Techniques &
Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



Language Comprehension



General Awareness





100 Questions

400 Marks


CMAT Exam 2018 Negative Marking

Students must know that there will be a strict negative marking scheme in the CMAT Exam 2018 which may directly affect their all India ranking. If a question is answered correctly applicants will get full marks for that i.e. 4 Marks and if he/she marks the incorrect choice then their 1 mark will be deducted from the total marks secured by them.

  • Correct Answer: 4 Marks
  • Incorrect Answer: -1 Marks
  • Unattempted Answer: 0 Marks

 CMAT Exam 2018 – Instructions

  • Applicants have to reach their respective test centres 1 hour 30 minutes prior to the examination.
  • At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations.
  • 1 hour extra will be granted to visually impaired or cerebral palsy candidates.
  • No candidate would be allowed to carry mobile phones, calculator, digital watch or any gadget inside the examination hall.
  • No candidates would be allowed to talk or discuss in the examination, any candidates found doing so will be dealt with as per the norms of the university.
  • The candidates are not permitted to write anything on the question paper.

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