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CMAT Syllabus 2022

NTA (National Testing Agency), which has positioned itself as a prominent and self-sustaining testing body, has pre-defined the syllabus for CMAT 2022. The CMAT 2022 syllabus is broken down into sections so that applicants can cover all of the topics without missing any. Applicants should be familiar with the contents of all five areas of the CMAT 2022 syllabus. Applicants wishing to take the CMAT in 2022 should study all of the relevant topics in these areas, as well as the test structure. The exam pattern for 2022 will be similar to that of the previous year, and even the CMAT 2022 syllabus is unlikely to change significantly. Let's look at the CMAT syllabus in-depth and other crucial data about the exam.

CMAT 2022 Syllabus

CMAT syllabus consists of 5 different sections which are as follows:

CMAT 2022 Syllabus: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

The Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation portion of the CMAT syllabus evaluates an applicant's numerical aptitude and fundamental mathematical competence. There will be 20 multiple-choice questions in this portion of the CMAT 2022 exam. For fast computations, it is recommended that you begin your preparation by understanding the basics. The CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation syllabus can be broken down into two sections:

Quantitative Techniques: This part has 10-12 questions about algebra, numbers, and arithmetic. Mensuration, permutation and combination, probability, and geometry are all important topics from which problems are framed.

Geometry & MensurationTriangles, Parallelograms, Circles, Mensuration – 2D and 3D, Polygons
AlgebraFunctions, Polynomial expressions,  Inequalities, Quadratic Equations, Surds and Indices
Arithmetic Profit Loss & Discount, SI/CI, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixtures & Alligation, Percentage & Ratios
NumbersHCF, LCM, Number Series, Comparison of Numbers, Number of Zeros, Remainder Theorem, Unit's digit 
Modern MathProbability, Permutation & Combination

Data Interpretation: Data interpretation entails comprehending data presented in various statistical forms such as bar graphs, charts, and the like, as well as answering questions depending on the interpreted data.    

  • Bar Graphs
  • Caselets
  • Combination Graphs/ Charts       
  • Line/ Trend Graphs         
  • Missing Data
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabular Data
  • Tabular Data Chart/ Graph

CMAT 2022 Syllabus: Logical Reasoning 

The CMAT Logical Reasoning portion is designed to assess a student's ability to solve a puzzle or problem using logical reasoning and analytical skills. The Logical Reasoning Syllabus is extensive, and it requires a well-thought-out strategy to prepare successfully. There will be 20 multiple-choice questions on logic-based topics. It is critical to understand the fundamental ideas before attempting these questions, as there is no set technique for solving riddles, blood ties, arrangements, and other types of problems. The key to doing well in this area is to practise questions of varying levels of difficulty.

  • Analogy Test
  • Blood Relations
  • Cause and Effect              
  • Cause and Effects            
  • Clocks and Calendars      
  • Critical reasoning             
  • Direction              
  • Identifying arguments   
  • Identifying Valid Inferences
  • Matrix Arrangements    
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Ranking Tests
  • Seating Arrangement     
  • Sequencing        
  • Statements and assumptions      
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Symbol Based Problems
  • True and False
  • Visual reasoning

CMAT 2022 Syllabus: Language Comprehension

The Language Comprehension component of the CMAT syllabus assesses a student's verbal thinking and comprehension abilities. This part will include 20 objective-type questions. This portion's verbal reasoning segment covers questions on themes such as para jumbles, error detection, phrase improvement, and so on. Basic Comprehension questions will assess the applicant's ability to understand the meaning of a passage. The list of topics are as follows:

  • Analogies
  • Antonyms and Synonyms             
  • Contextual usage             
  • Different usage of the same word             
  • English Usage Errors
  • Fact Inference and Judgement (FIJ)
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Foreign language words used in English  
  • Idioms and Phrases         
  • Jumbled paragraphs       
  • Odd one out
  • One-word substitution
  • Paragraph Completion   
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Improvement 
  • Syllogisms
  • Syllogisms
  • Verbal Reasoning             
  • Verbal Reasoning           

CMAT 2022 Syllabus: General Awareness

  • Books and authors
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs of International Economy               
  • Current Affairs of National Economy        
  • Economics           
  • Famous awards and prizes
  • Finance
  • Geography         
  • History
  • Important quotations     
  • Indian Constitution         
  • International organisations
  • Major corporate events 
  • Personalities in News
  • Politics  Science in Everyday Life
  • Sports News       
  • Trade Awareness
  • World Records  

CMAT 2022 Syllabus: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Creativity & StimulationEntrepreneurial Development: Concepts & Characteristics of entrepreneurs, Intrapreneur, Entrepreneurship
Innovation Management Terms & ConceptsRole of Entrepreneurs in the development of the Indian Economy
3 Types of Idea Management SystemsProject Management: Feasibility Studies (technical, social, environmental, economic), Cost-Benefit Analysis
Innovation StrategyVenture Capital Investments & Funds
Product PortfolioBusiness Idea: Development, procedural requirements, Identification of problems in the implementation of a business idea
Innovation Project ManagementRole of Indian Government in Promoting Entrepreneurship & Skill development
Innovation Adoption of Life CycleBanking and Financing, financial institutions and their role in entrepreneurship promotion

To ace this portion, students should focus on preparing the following resources for current affairs linked to Innovation & entrepreneurship in addition to the syllabus listed above:

  • Economic Survey & Union Budget
  • Skill Development, Government Schemes for Innovation, and Entrepreneurship promotion
  • Manorama Year Book or India 2021 Yearbook
  • Newspapers with a special focus on business & economy-related news and affairs
  • Weekly & monthly magazines like India Today, Frontline, Business Line, etc.

CMAT 2022 Exam Pattern 

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation2080
Logical Reasoning2080
Language Comprehension2080
General Awareness2080
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (optional)2080

With the addition of a new section to the CMAT syllabus, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the exam pattern has changed slightly. The CMAT exam will consist of 100 questions, each worth four marks. In addition, the duration of the event will be 180 minutes.


The CMAT 2022 syllabus is always centred on the NTA standards and the current CMAT exam pattern. The syllabus is similar to those of other management exams. The syllabus is divided into sub-sections and is based on current trends in MBA entrance exams. The questions do not repeat themselves in any way. Now that you know the general structure of the CMAT course, it's time to plan your preparation approach to ace the exam. You can organise the entire procedure and devote your time to revising previous topics and giving mocks as possible to improve your time management and problem-solving skills.


When is the CMAT Exam 2022 Notification released?

CMAT notification was released on 16th February 2022.

What is the start and end date for CMAT 2022 registration? +

CMAT 2022 registration started from 16th Feb 2022 and the last date for registration is 17th March 2022.

What is the application fee for the CMAT 2022 Exam? +

The application fee for the CMAT exam is as follows:
Rs. 2000 for General and OBC Males
Rs.1000 for General ( Female), OBC ( Female), EWS/OBC NCL/PwD, SC, ST

What is the minimum percentage required to apply for CMAT 2022? +

There is no minimum percentage criteria in graduation for applying to CMAT 2022.

What is the exam date for CMAT 2022? +

CMAT 2022 is expected to be conducted in April 2022.

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