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Common Management Admission Test 2024 ( CMAT )

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CMAT books hold the key to smart preparation. Aspirants must choose only the best books for CMAT preparation having topic-wise explanations as well as sample questions of various difficulty levels for practice. Although the CMAT syllabus is similar to other MBA entrance exams, the type of questions asked are different. Thus, aspirants must make sure to study from the books that are specially recommended for CMAT exam 2024

CMAT books are available in the market and can be purchased online as well as offline. So those preparing for CMAT 2024 exam, must get hold of the best books for CMAT. The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT by SK Sinha, S Satyanarayan and JS Rana is considered the best book for CMAT preparation. Apart from this book, you should also study from the CMAT books listed below.

Q:   Is CMAT easier than CAT?

A:

Yes, CMAT is much easier that CAT exam. Despite the fact that CMAT and CAT syllabus are same and that CMAT has two more sections than CAT the former is much easier than the latter. The CAT exam is usually of moderate to high difficulty level, whereas the CMAT exam is of easy to moderate difficulty level.

There are key differences between CMAT and CAT which make the former easier. There is no sectional time limit in CMAT so candidates do not face the pressure of completing a given section within certain time limit. In CAT there are 4-5 Reading Comprehension passages which are 500-600 words, and 12-14 question.

In CMAT there is usually, only one Reading Comprehension passage, having 4 questions. The Quantitative Aptitude questions of CMAT are also easier than CAT and so are Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation questions. It is easier to score high percentile in CMAT as the number of applicants is more than one Lacs less in CAT.

 

Q:   What is the latest CMAT exam pattern?

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The latest CMAT exam pattern as prescribed by the National Testing Agency NTA is as follows: The question paper carries 100 question. The format of questions is multiple choice type where for each question, four options are given to choose the correct answer from. The 100 questions are divided equally between five sections, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Each of the five sections carry 20 questions. Earlier, there were only four sections in CMAT and each section has 25 questions. In 2021, Innovation and Entrepreneurship was added as the fifth section. The time limit for CMAT is 180 minutes without sectional time limit or break. As per the latest marking scheme, for every correct option 4 marks are awarded and for every incorrect option, one mark is deducted. There is no negative marking for unanswered questions.
 

Q:   How can I prepare for CMAT to secure 100 percentile?

A:

Common Management Admission Test is an online computer based test conducted by the National Testing Agency, India. It is a national-level admission test for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE. According to the exam pattern, the CMAT syllabus for MBA admission is divided into five sections namely, Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. If you plan to prepare for CMAT exam, then you have to at least put in four to six hours daily into studying. 345 to 350 marks are expected to secure the 100 percentile and those securing in the range of 285 to 340 marks will obtain 99 to 99.99 percentile. CMAT merit list will include names of all the aspirants scoring CMAT score vs percentile from 0.005 to 100 percentile. Speed is not an issue at all as you have ample time available. Solving 100 questions in 3 hours is quite easy; hence time is not as important as accuracy is. I have slept for 20 to 40 minutes after completing test every year! The range of topics covered has become very important.

 

Q:   Can I prepare for CMAT from CAT books?

A:
Yes, CMAT candidates can refer to the books recommended for CAT exam preparation as the syllabus is same for both exams, but they must also solve mock tests and sample questions specific to CMAT to get the hang of it. The CMAT exam is easier than CAT but if you don't know the nature of CMAT questions, you may find it difficult to crack. Candidates can refer to these books for studying the concepts: 1. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma (McGraw Hill Education) 2. Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into Iims by Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant) 3. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha (McGraw Hill Education) 4. NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10 5. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Dr RS Aggarwal To know more similarities between CAT and CMAT read this article: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/is-cmat-easier-than-cat-know-the-differences-and-similarities-blogId-58019.
 

CMAT Books for Preparation: Syllabus to Cover

Before checking the list of best books for CMAT exam preparation 2024, check out the section-wise exam syllabus:

CMAT Syllabus CMAT Important Topics

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Algebra, Time-Speed-Distance, Mensuration, Allegation & Mixtures, Geometry, Graph, Quadratic and Linear Equations, etc.

Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Venn Diagram, Blood Relationship Tests, etc.

Language Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Grammar, English Usage Errors, Parajumbles, etc.

General Awareness

Economy, Business, World, Politics, Sports, Culture, Society

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Optional paper having questions related to innovation, entrepreneurship and start up business

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Q:   Is CMAT syllabus the same as that of CAT?

A:
Yes, the syllabus of CMAT is the same as CAT for Quantitative Aptitude Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability sections. The topics included in both CAT and CMAT syllabi are same as listed below: 1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: Mensuration Number System Algebra Time-Speed-Distance, Allegation and Mixtures, Geometry, Graph, Quadratic and Linear Equations, etc. 2. Logical Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, etc. 3. Language Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, Grammar, English Usage Errors, Para jumbles, etc. However, CMAT has two extra sections - General Knowledge and Innovation and Entrepreneurship, topics of which are mentioned below: 4. General Awareness: Economy, Business, World, Politics, Sports, Culture, Society, Arts, Awards, Inventions 5. Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Questions related to innovation, entrepreneurship and start up business, models of entrepreneurship, Emerging Trends in Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Society, Rural Entrepreneurship, etc.
 

Q:   How many mock tests to attempt to score 99 percentile in CMAT?

A:
There is no particular number of CMAT mock test that you should target to solve during your preparation phase but on an average it has been seen that about 30-40 CMAT mock tests are good enough to score 99 percentile. Candidates must start solving CMAT mock tests after completing the syllabus as it will help them gauge which are the topics that they have understood well and which are the topics that require more work. 30-34 CMAT mock tests are recommended as, CMAT exam is all about speed and accuracy. The more questions you'll solve in an exam environment, the better you'll get at understanding, choosing and solving questions faster and correctly. Important point to note about practicing CMAT mock test is that one should analyse every mock test to understand the gaps and fissures and what to do to fill them. Another aspect to keep in mind is not to overdo it. When you start to score 98-99 percentile in CMAT mock tests consistently then you should stop and focus on revision, etc.
 

Q:   What is the benefit of solving official CMAT question papers?

A:
Solving previous year CMAT question papers is very important for optimising your performance in the exam. There are several benefits of practicing the official CMAT question paper but one of the most important benefits is that the candidate will know the latest exam pattern and difficulty level. The CMA question papers are set by the examination authority on the basis of questions asked in last 10 years or so. Thus, if you practice CMAT previous year papers, you will be familiar with all types of questions asked in the exam in the last few years. Since, MBA entrance exams are all about speed and accuracy, it is very important to be familiar with the types of questions. CMAT question papers help you in time management skills as well as the skill to choose the right questions to ask. Candidates must solve CAT question papers of at least last five years for best results.
 

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Best Books for CMAT Preparation: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation section is moderately difficult. Check the table below for CMAT books for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation preparation:

CMAT Books

Author Name/Publisher

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission Into IIMs

Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant)

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education)

NCERT Mathematics Books for Class 8, 9 and 10

NCERT

Quantitative Aptitude

Dr RS Aggarwal

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams

Pearson

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Q:   Can I prepare for CMAT in 6 months?

A:

Yes, 6 months are a decent time duration to prepare for CMAT exam, if one does it with dedication and discipline. Candidates who have appeared for CMAT or any other MBA entrance exam before, will find 6 months more than enough to prepare for the exam. Those, who are appearing in CMAT for the first time, can also prepare in 6 months but they will have to give extra time to it. If you plan a CMAT preparation in six months, make a three stage plan. In the first stage, which will be of 3 months, complete the CMAT syllabus, in the second phase, which will be of 2 months, practice sample papers and mock tests. In the third stage, which will be of 1 months, do revision of important topics and gain control over all that you have studied before. Keep in mind to solve enough number of CMAT mock tests (30-35) for better preparation in short time. Read More: CMAT preparation in 6 months

 

 

Q:   Which section of CMAT question paper has the maximum weightage?

A:
All the five sections of CMAT question paper has equal weightage of 20 questions. Each question carries four marks for correct attempt. One mark is deducted per incorrect entry. There is no marks deduction for unanswered question. Therefore, each section of CMAT will have equal weightage of 80 marks. Given below is the sectional weightage of CMAT exam. 1. English Comprehension: 20 questions, 80 marks 2. General Knowledge: 20 questions, 80 marks 3. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: 20 questions, 80 marks 4. Data Interpretation and Reasoning: 20 questions, 80 marks 5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 20 questions, 80 marks Since, all the sections of CMAT have same weightage, it is important for candidates to prepare for each section well. If you will score equally will in every section, only then will your overall score will be good. Also, many colleges consider sectional scores as well for admission shortlist so it is important to perform equally well in all sections of CMAT.
 

Q:   Which is the lengthiest section in CMAT?

A:
Since the Language Comprehension section of CMAT includes reading comprehension passages, it can be considered a lengthy section. However, there is a possibility of any other section to be lengthier. For example, Logical Reasoning questions or Data Interpretation questions can also be lengthy, due to multiple levels of calculations. The weightage of each section is same in CMAT I. e. 20 questions and 80 marks, so it doesn't really matter which section is lengthy as candidates have to meet sectional cut offs to be able to get a good overall score. It is not mandatory to solve all 100 questions in CMAT so candidates have the choice of dropping lengthy questions and solving easier questions. So, the best option is to skip the lengthy questions and solve other questions correctly. Doing so will ensure that the candidate doesn't fall short of time as well as good questions to solve.
 

Best Books for CMAT Preparation: Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning questions of CMAT are easy to moderate. However, practice is important for scoring well. Check the table below for recommended CMAT books for Analytical and Logical Reasoning preparation:

CMAT Books

Author Name/Publisher

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT

Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)

Also Read: CMAT Preparation 2024: Cracking Logical Reasoning

Q:   How can I master Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation topics of CMAT?

A:
Cracking Logical Reasoning section of CMAT is all about how well and how quickly you understand the puzzles and patterns. To master this section of CMAT exam, sample questions for practice and sectional mock tests for CMAT are the best resource. You should start practicing Logical Reasoning questions early on in the preparation cycle. Pay attention to the topics from which Logical Reasoning questions are asked in CMAT. Prepare for those type of questions only. For Data Interpretation section of CMAT. You should be well versed with reading tables, graphs and charts correctly. For quick calculation, you should strengthen basic mathematical calculations like multiplication, division, square, square roots, cube, cube roots, etc. This section is all about observation and ability to break down information into pieces, so you need to practice a wide range of data interpretation questions.
 

Q:   How many mock tests to attempt to score 99 percentile in CMAT?

A:
There is no particular number of CMAT mock test that you should target to solve during your preparation phase but on an average it has been seen that about 30-40 CMAT mock tests are good enough to score 99 percentile. Candidates must start solving CMAT mock tests after completing the syllabus as it will help them gauge which are the topics that they have understood well and which are the topics that require more work. 30-34 CMAT mock tests are recommended as, CMAT exam is all about speed and accuracy. The more questions you'll solve in an exam environment, the better you'll get at understanding, choosing and solving questions faster and correctly. Important point to note about practicing CMAT mock test is that one should analyse every mock test to understand the gaps and fissures and what to do to fill them. Another aspect to keep in mind is not to overdo it. When you start to score 98-99 percentile in CMAT mock tests consistently then you should stop and focus on revision, etc.
 

Q:   Does NTA provide CMAT mock test?

A:
Yes, the NTA provides CMAT mock test. The official CMAT mock test is free and can be accessed by any candidate who has the NTA login. Candidate must practice the official CMAT mock test at least once to know the latest exam pattern. It will help them immensely in navigating the test on the CMAT exam day. Given below is the process to access NTA-CMAT mock tests: 1. Go to NTA website 2. Click on 'student' option 3. Click on 'Mock Test' 4. Select the exam 5. Enter username and password 6. Click on 'login' to start the mock test The best time to practice the NTA-CMAT mock test is in the last few days before the exam. Candidates prepare for the exam with various study material but the official mock test, help the understand how and when to use their knowledge viz. The actual exam.
 

Best Books for CMAT Preparation: Language Comprehension

Language Comprehenshion section of CMAT is similar to CAT but has less number of RC passages. Check the table below for CMAT books for Language Comprehension preparation:

CMAT Books

Author Name/Publisher

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT

Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT

 Nishit K Sinha

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Dr RS Aggarwal

Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations

TIME

For strengthening English Grammar and Vocabulary, the candidates must refer to the following books:

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Wren & Martin English Grammar
  • Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
  • The Students’ Companion by Wilfred D Best
  • Business English and Communication by John O E Clark
  • A Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik

Also Read: CMAT Preparation: Cracking Language Comprehension

Q:   What is the section wise weightage in CMAT?

A:
CMAT has five sections. Every section of the CMAT exam has 20 questions. Each question of the five sections carries four marks for correct answer and one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. Therefore, the total marks of each section is 80 and the total marks of the CMAT exam is 400. The CMAT percentile is calculated on the basis of marks scored by candidates on 400. Given below is the sectional break up of CMAT exam: 1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: 20 questions of 4 marks each 2. Logical Reasoning: 20 questions of 4 marks each 3. Language Comprehension: 20 questions of 4 marks each 4. General Awareness: 20 questions of 4 marks each 5. Innovation & Entrepreneurship: 20 questions of 4 marks each.
 

Q:   How to score well in CMAT? What should be the preparation strategy?

A:
To score well in CMAT you need to be accurate. Speed is not an issue at all as you have ample time available. Solving 100 questions in 3 hours is quite easy; hence time is not as important as accuracy is. CMAT preparation plan essentially includes building conceptual clarity, followed by adequate practice. Steps to crack CMAT with a good score are :- 1. Understand the CMAT exam pattern. 2. Develop a strong conceptual clarity of important topics of CMAT syllabus. 3. Practice previous years' papers, sample papers and mock tests of CMAT. 4. Decide an exam-taking strategy based on your strengths, work around your weak areas and revise key formulas.
 

Q:   Which is the lengthiest section in CMAT?

A:
Since the Language Comprehension section of CMAT includes reading comprehension passages, it can be considered a lengthy section. However, there is a possibility of any other section to be lengthier. For example, Logical Reasoning questions or Data Interpretation questions can also be lengthy, due to multiple levels of calculations. The weightage of each section is same in CMAT I. e. 20 questions and 80 marks, so it doesn't really matter which section is lengthy as candidates have to meet sectional cut offs to be able to get a good overall score. It is not mandatory to solve all 100 questions in CMAT so candidates have the choice of dropping lengthy questions and solving easier questions. So, the best option is to skip the lengthy questions and solve other questions correctly. Doing so will ensure that the candidate doesn't fall short of time as well as good questions to solve.
 

Best Books for CMAT Preparation: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Given below are some of the books that will help you to prepare for CMAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship section which was introduced in 2021. 

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management by R Gopal
  • Entrepreneurship - Robert D. Hisrich
  • Manorama Year Book - Mammen Mathew

Also Read: CMAT Preparation 2024: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Q:   Which are the most important topics to focus for CMAT preparation?

A:
CMAT exam pattern has five main sections: quant, data interpretation, logical reasoning, verbal ability and general knowledge. CMAT syllabus revolves around Basic Mathematics (mostly arithmetic from standard 1 to 10), Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. Mathematics First prepare topics related to basic school arithmetic. Then move on to advanced topics like: Permutation Combination Probability Trigonometry Geometry Progressions Logarithms English Pay attention to the following topics while preparing for CMAT exam: Reading comprehensions Vocabulary building Grammatical concepts Fill in the blanks Jumbled sentences General Knowledge Students are advised to follow the leading newspapers to stay updated on current affairs. A daily habit of spending 30 to 40 minutes on newspapers is a good long-term investment. For static General Knowledge, students can use any good reading material and memorise as much as possible. You can refer to this link for more information about CMAT exam: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/exams/cmat All the best.
 

Q:   What is the CMAT Innovation and entrepreneurship syllabus? Which books to study?

A:
The syllabus of CMAT Innovation and entrepreneurship section includes Concepts of Entrepreneurship, Overview of Entrepreneurship, Evolution of Entrepreneurship in India, Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development, Theories and Models of Entrepreneurship, Framework of Entrepreneurship Theories, Models of Entrepreneurship, Emerging Models of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Dimensions of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Society, Entrepreneurial Culture, Rural Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, Emerging Trends in Social Entrepreneurship, Principles of Business Organisation, Motivation, Communication and Leadership To study these topics candidates should refer to books like: 1. Innovation & Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker 2. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management by R Goal 3. Entrepreneurship - Robert D. Hisrich 4. Manorama Year Book - Mammen Mathew Apart from these books, candidates must solve last two years' CMAT question papers to know the type of questions asked in this section and their difficulty level. These questions will give you an insight into CMAT Innovation and entrepreneurship.
 

Q:   What are the important topics of CMAT syllabus?

A:
CMAT has five sections - Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Important topics of CMAT across all the five sections are listed below: 1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: Time-speed-distance, Ratio-Proportion, Profit and Loss, SICI, Average, Partnership, Triangles Probability Surds, HCF-LCM, Quad equations, Quad inequality, Graphs, Tables, Bar, Pie Chart 2. Logical Reasoning: Family Tree, Analytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, Coding-Decoding, etc. 3. Language Comprehension: Synonym, Antonym, Fill in the Blanks, Idioms, Match the Following, Reading Comprehension, Identify the Correct Statement, Direct/Indirect Speech, Classify the Sentence, Question Tag, Parajumble 4. General Awareness: Economy, Business, World, Politics, Sports, Culture, Society 5. Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Concepts of Entrepreneurship, Overview of Entrepreneurship, Evolution of Entrepreneurship in India, Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development, Theories and Models of Entrepreneurship, Framework of Entrepreneurship Theories, Models of Entrepreneurship, Emerging Models of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Dimensions of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Society, Entrepreneurial Culture, Rural Entrepreneurship, etc.
 

Best Books for CMAT Preparation: General Awareness

To prepare for General Awareness section of CMAT exam, candidates must refer to GK Year Books. Apart from that, candidates must also read newspapers and current affairs magazines regularly. This will give them the exposure to current affairs and business news. Some of the magazines and journals recommended for CMAT 2024 preparation are: 

  • Economic Times
  • Business Today
  • The Financial Times
  • Hindu Business Line
  • Financial Express
  • Business World

Q:   How many questions are asked in GK section of CMAT?

A:
There are 20 questions from General Knowledge in CMAT. All the questions are in MCQ format. Four options are given for each question to choose the right answer from. The General Knowledge section of CMAT is usually of a higher difficulty level but as it is a memory based section, it can be completed in maximum 15 minutes. The questions pertain to static GK and Current Affairs. Topics included in CMAT GK section are business, politics, awards, inventions, Science and technology, sports, society, world, advertising, trade, books and authors, arts, entertainment, history, geography and politics. Candidates should attempt the GK section in the end as the main criteria for MBA are English Quantitative Aptitude Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. The candidate's main focus should be on getting maximum questions correct in these three sessions. GK can be handled at the end.
 

Q:   How to prepare for GK section of CMAT?

A:

Hi, Below mentioned are some tips, which you can follow for CMAT General Awareness preparation: 

  • You can read general awareness topics
  • For Static GK, read Manorama Year Book and other such GK books for competitive exams
  • Read up about latest happenings around the world
  • Take note of every event of politics, sports, economy, books, awards, titles, etc.
  • To know the latest happenings, you should read English newspapers daily.
  •  Also, you can participate in similar group discussions along with some good news channels to keep yourself updated.
  • GK is a memory based subject so you should start preparing for it towards the end of your CMAT preparation
  • Start studying GK year books in the last one month before the CMAT exam to have ll the facts and figures fresh in memory.

Good luck.

 

Additional CMAT Study Material

Apart from CMAT books, candidates should prepare for the exam through sample papers and mock test series. Given below are key benefits of practicing CMAT mock tests:

  • Since CMAT is a speed-based test, candidates need to be capable of applying concepts and formulae to questions within a few seconds for solving them. This can be learnt only by solving sample papers and practicing CMAT mock test series.
  • CAT mock tests are a replica of the actual exam. Practicing the CMAT mock test helps the candidate in not only developing speed of solving the question within a certain time limit, but also helps them in developing the skill of solving the questions with maximum accuracy.
  • Practising CAT mock tests is also necessary to develop the skill of choosing the right questions in the exam. Candidates can judge their strong and weak areas by solving CMAT mock tests. They can assess which topics of the CMAT syllabus are easy to handle in the exam and which are not. This knowledge will help them in choosing only those questions which they can solve accurately, there by reducing the risk of negative marking.
  • CMAT is an online test. The technology may slow down the first timers. If a candidate does not have a prior experience of a Computer-Based Test, they may end up wasting time in understanding the exam flow. But if they shall have practiced online CMAT mock tests before they will be able to navigate through the actual exam easily.
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Q:   What is the CMAT Innovation and entrepreneurship syllabus? Which books to study?

A:
The syllabus of CMAT Innovation and entrepreneurship section includes Concepts of Entrepreneurship, Overview of Entrepreneurship, Evolution of Entrepreneurship in India, Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development, Theories and Models of Entrepreneurship, Framework of Entrepreneurship Theories, Models of Entrepreneurship, Emerging Models of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Dimensions of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Society, Entrepreneurial Culture, Rural Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, Emerging Trends in Social Entrepreneurship, Principles of Business Organisation, Motivation, Communication and Leadership To study these topics candidates should refer to books like: 1. Innovation & Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker 2. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management by R Goal 3. Entrepreneurship - Robert D. Hisrich 4. Manorama Year Book - Mammen Mathew Apart from these books, candidates must solve last two years' CMAT question papers to know the type of questions asked in this section and their difficulty level. These questions will give you an insight into CMAT Innovation and entrepreneurship.
 

Q:   Which are the best books for CMAT Quantitative Aptitude preparation?

A:
The Quantitative Aptitude section of CMAT has questions from Arithmetic, Geometry, Modern Math, Numbers, Algebra and Data Interpretation. The questions are of moderate difficulty level and one can prepare for it with the help of best books for CMAT recommended by experts and toppers. We have listed down some of the popular CMAT books that candidates usually refer: 1. NCERT Mathematics Books for Class 8, 9 and 10 2. The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams 3. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education) 4. Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into Iims by Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant) 5. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education) 6. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal.
 

Q:   Which are the best books for CMAT Logical Reasoning preparation?

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CMAT Logical Reasoning topics are similar to CAT so the preparation is also to be done in a similar manner. The Logical Reasoning questions of CMAT are not very difficult. One can crack it with some practice and revision. If you are planning to appear for CMAT exam, prepare for the Logical Reasoning section from the following books. 1. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha 2. How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma 3. A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal 4. Concepts of LR - Logical Reasoning for CAT and Other MBA Exams by Gajendra Kumar Apart from these books, you must practice previous year CMAT question papers to be familiar with the latest type of Logical Reasoning questions asked.
 

Q:   Can you suggest best books for CMAT preparation?

A:
Hi Best books for CMAT Quantitative Aptitude include Arun Sharma's How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Sarvesh K Verma's Quantitative Aptitude Quantum, Dr RS Aggarwal's by Quantitative Aptitude and NCERT Maths books for Class 8, 9 and 10. Best Books for CMAT Preparation: Language Comprehension Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis. Wren & Martin English Grammar. Barron's Pocket Guide to Vocabulary. The Students' Companion by Wilfred D Best. Business English and Communication by John O E Clark. How to start CMAT preparation at home Go through the revised CMAT exam pattern. Read thoroughly the CMAT syllabus 2023. Pick out your strong and weak areas in all the four sections. Gather the best books and preparation material for CMAT preparation. Improve on your weak areas and monitor the improvement regularly.
 

Q:   How many questions should I solve to get a good score in CMAT?

A:
Since every section of CMAT has 20 questions in total, solving 15-18 questions in each section with 80 per cent accuracy is considered a good attempt in CMAT and it can ensure good percentile in the exam. In GK section, about 10-12 correct attempts will be enough. Out of 100 questions, candidates must try to solve about 70-75 questions to get 99 percentile. However, candidates must aim to solve higher number of questions with maximum accuracy and minimise on negative marking. To be able to achieve this target, candidates need to prepare for the CMAT in a dedicated and disciplined manner. The candidate must keep minimum three months aside for completing the CMAT syllabus as they have to study five subjects and their numerous topics. If they have appeared for CAT XAT and IIFT exam then they can complete the CMAT syllabus in one month too. However, it is advised that candidates spend at least three months on the CMAT syllabus for complete preparation.
 

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Answered 2 days ago

 it is mentioned that the college accepts CMAT scores for admission to the MBA program. The search results also mention that the college has a minimum eligibility requirement of 60% aggregate marks in the degree final examination from a recognised university for admission to the MBA program.

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Priyanshi Gupta

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Answered 2 days ago

Hey Sivani,

Admission to management programs (MBA, PGDM, PGCM, Executive PGDM, etc.) at AICTE-approved colleges throughout India is handled through the CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) 2024. For admission, candidates may use their CMAT 2024 results if they wish to pursue management education i

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Sannan

Contributor-Level 6

Answered 6 days ago

Sure, there are number of colleges that accepts CMAT for admission with a fees ranging from INR 1 Lacs to 5 Lakhs. Some of those are as follows:

  • SIMSREE Mumbai
  • PUMBA
  • AIMIT Bangalore
  • GGSIPU
  • MNIT Jaipur
  • BIT Mesra
  • Galgotias University
  • Jamia Hamdard
  • Prestige Institute of Management and Research

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Saanya Kalra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 weeks ago

If you missed filling out the form for JBIMS through CMAT, you can still apply for direct admission after your results. The process for direct admission involves being shortlisted based on your profile and CAT/MH-CET scores. Shortlisted candidates are then called for an in-person assessment, which i

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Pulkit Gautam

Contributor-Level 8

Answered 3 weeks ago

Yes, you can join Atmiya University for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme without CMAT. Admission to the MBA course at Atmiya University requires a Bachelor's degree from any stream with good academic standing, as recognised by the UGC.

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Jyoti Debsarma

Beginner-Level 5

Answered a month ago

IMI Bhubaneswar considers various factors for admission, including CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT scores, academic record, and other criteria. Shortlisted candidates undergo further evaluation through essay writing, personal interview, and potentially IMI Bhubaneswar Research Aptitude Test. Therefore, while CMAT

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abhishek gaurav

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Yes, entrance to Saurashtra University's MBA programme requires passing the CMAT. MBA candidates are required, to taken the CMAT exam administered by NTA and have received at least a 50% (45% for SC/ST/SEBC/EWS) on the qualifying exam.

Indeed, all universities require the CMAT in order to qualify for

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MOHANAPRIYA M

Contributor-Level 7

Answered a month ago

Indeed, passing the CMAT is a requirement for admission to Saurashtra University's MBA program. Candidates for MBA programs must have passed the NTA-administered CMAT test and scored at least 50% (45% for SC/ST/SEBC/EWS) on the qualifying exam.

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MOHANAPRIYA M

Contributor-Level 7

Answered a month ago

Candidates who have a valid score of CAT and CMAT need not appear for VMOU MET. They can apply for admission basis their CAT or CMAT score. However, the CAT or CMAT score should not be more than one-year old. For example, if you plan to pursue VMOU MBA in 2024, you should have passed CAT or CMAT in

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Vipra Shrivastava

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Hi, to determine the worth of joining an MBA colleges that accept CMAT score in India, you should go through its Return on Investment. Listed below are some of the top MBA colleges in India that accept CMAT score along with their total tuition fees and average placement package:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Annual Average Package

Amity University, Noida MBA

INR 6 lakh- 13 lakh

INR 6 LPA

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai MBA

INR 9 lakh- INR 11 lakh

INR 11 LPA

LPU MBA

INR 8 lakh- INR 10 lakh

INR 6 LPA

 GIM MBA

INR 18 lakh

INR 11 LPA - INR 15 LPA

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

1403 Institutes accepting CMAT

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 20.54 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM)
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    4.0

    Infrastructure

    4.6

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 11.20 Lakh
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MBA in Agriculture and Food Business
  • Total Fees: ₹ 6.00 Lakh
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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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    Infrastructure

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    Faculty & Course Curriculum

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    Crowd & Campus Life

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    Value for Money

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    Learning Experience

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    Course Support

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 8.00 Lakh
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