CMAT Exam Pattern 2022: Latest and New Paper Pattern

CMAT Exam Pattern 2022: Latest and New Paper Pattern

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: May 12, 2021CMAT 2021 Result announced. Check all the important details about CMAT 2021 official notification here including dates, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation strategy and more. 
CMAT 2021 Result announced. Check all the important details about CMAT 2021 official notification here including dates, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation strategy and more. 
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CMAT Exam Pattern 2022

NTA has introduced an additional (optional) section Innovation and Entrepreneurship for candidates who wish to pursue the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme from 2021 exam. This section is totally optional and carries 25 questions. The interested candidates can attempt this section. If the candidate attempts this section, then he/she shall be given extra time of about 30 minutes (3 hours + 30 minutes). Candidates must throughly check the CMAT Exam pattern 2022 and ensure that they prepare accordingly for CMAT 2022.

Candidates must understand all the details about the CMAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Section such as the syllabus, sample questions, topics to be covered and more. 

Detailed CMAT Exam Pattern 2022

CMAT is conducted once a year in an online mode. The duration of the exam is 3 hours, you will get 30 minutes extra if you opt for Innovation and Entrepreneurship optional subject. The CMAT question paper comprises 100 questions for all candidates, from sectional divisions: - Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QT & DI), Logical Reasoning (LR), Language Comprehension (LC), General Awareness (GA) and 25 extra questions for optional Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

CMAT 2022

CMAT Paper Pattern Overview

Mode of the exam

Computer-Based Test (Online)



Number of Sections



  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QT & DI)
  • Logical Reasoning (LR)
  • Language Comprehension (LC)
  • General Awareness (GA)
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional)

Number of Questions

100+25 (optional)

Number of answer choices


Total Marks


Marking Scheme 

For every correct answer- four marks will be awarded

For every incorrect answer- one mark will be deducted

Negative Marking


Duration of the test

3 hours (180 minutes)+ 30 minutes

Test type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)




CMAT 2022 Sectional Devision

CMAT 2022 Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks 

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QT & DI)



Logical Reasoning (LR)



Language Comprehension (LC)



General Awareness (GA)



Innovation & Entrepreneurship (optional)






NOTE: It is expected that the Innovation & Entrepreneurship section would have about 25 questions and each question would carry 4 marks. Since this section has newly been introduced, therefore, we expect the pattern mentioned above. We will update the changes if any in the notification.

CMAT Marking Scheme 2022

In the CMAT 2022 exam, four marks are allotted for every correct answer whereas one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. There will be no deduction of marks for unanswered questions. 

Status of answer


Right answer


Wrong answer


Blank question

No deduction

Be relax and prepare for CMAT 2022 with the stress-free mind. Stay updated with the latest pattern of CMAT and the kind of questions generally asked in the exam. 

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  • The CMAT exam has 5 sections. The QT & DI, LR, LC, and GA are compulsary for all, where as Innovation & Enterprenauship is optional. 

  • A total to 125 questions are asked in CMAT exam. Here 100 questions are compulsary, where as 25 questions are optional.

  • The total marks for the CMAT exam is 500. The 400 marks sections are compulsary for all. The innovation & Enterpreneurship section of 100 marks is optional. 

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 1 marks for each wrong answer.

  • No, there will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.