CMAT 2022 Preparation Tips and Section-wise Strategies

CMAT 2022 Preparation Tips: CMAT is one of the popular management entrance exams after CAT and XAT. It serves as a getaway to admission to more than 1300 MBA colleges across India. Every year around 70000 candidates appear for this exam. CMAT is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). In the year 2022, CMAT is going to be conducted on 9th April 2022 across 124 cities in India.

The most important thing to know before starting preparation for any competitive exam is the exam pattern and syllabus. As CMAT is a management entrance exam the exam pattern and syllabus will be matching with most of the other entrance exams like CAT, NMAT and SNAP.

In this blog, we will be discussing the exam pattern and the preparation tips and strategies for CMAT 2022.

CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Test SectionsNumber of questionsMarksExpected Level of difficulty
Language Comprehension2080Moderate
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 2080DI -difficult;
Quant – moderate
Logical Reasoning2080Moderate to difficult
General awareness2080Easy to moderate
Innovation & Entrepreneurship  2080Moderate
Total100 questions400 marksModerate

Note: Test Duration will be 180 minutes or 3 hours and for each incorrect answer there is a 25% negative marking.

Preparation Tips and Section Wise Strategy for CMAT 2022

In this section, we will be sharing the preparation tips and section-wise strategies for the best CMAT exam preparation.

CMAT 2022 Preparation Tips

  • Make yourself familiar with the exam pattern of the CMAT 2022 exam
  • In addition to the exam pattern, aspirants need to pay attention to the syllabus of the exam and make it a point to cover all the topics included in the syllabus.
  • Make short notes which will be helpful in your revision
  • Take as many mock tests as possible. It will help you understand your strong and weak areas. In addition to that, it will also help in time management during the real exam.
  • Do not try to attempt questions by guessing the answer as it can lead to more inaccurate attempts and negative marking.
  • Try to answer at least 50-60% of the total questions with 100 % accuracy. It will ensure that you will get a good percentile score.

CMAT Section-Wise Preparation Strategy

CMAT consists of 5 sections Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The section-wise strategy is as follows:

Language Comprehension

The language comprehension section consists of reading comprehension in the form of passages, vocabulary based questions and other patterns such as para jumbles, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, synonym antonym etc.

To score well in this section, the candidate needs to focus more on reading editorials of English newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India etc. It will help improve vocabulary as well as reading comprehension.

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

The quant section of CMAT is going to consist of questions from the topics such as time and work, train problems, mensuration, age, number systems, profit and loss, simple and compound interest etc.

The best preparation strategy would be to memorise square roots, cube roots, multiplication tables up to 20 for faster calculation. Take sectional mock tests to assess your preparation level and to determine the strong and weak areas.

Logical Reasoning

The logical reasoning section comprises various types of questions such as direction, classification, seating arrangement, syllogism, blood relations, coding-decoding etc that will test your analytical and reasoning skills.

The best way to score more marks in this section is to practice a good number of mock tests for each topic as well as combined tests for the reasoning section. The questions can be of a moderate level. Therefore, guessing answers will not be beneficial for aspirants.

General Awareness

The general awareness section will be mostly involved with current affairs and the latest news concerning sports, awards and honours, books and authors, Indian and world events, the economy etc. The aspirants must focus more on static GK as difficult questions can be expected from this topic.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This section will be dealing with questions mostly based on basic concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship such as how to run a business, types of business, start-ups, different policies of government related to business, market and capital, types of entrepreneurs etc.

Aspirants can check the previous year’s question paper for getting an idea about the kind of questions that have been asked.


That was all about the CMAT 2022 preparation tips and section-wise strategies. We hope that candidates will be benefitted from these tips. For more updates, stay connected to Oliveboard.