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Strategy to get top CMAT results in Language Comprehension & LR
May 16 2024
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admissions for over 10000 dream b-schools all over India conducted by the National Test Agency(NTA), for admissions to MBA & other Post Graduate Diploma courses in Management. Every year 50,000 aspirants take this computer-based online exam from different parts of the country . The CMAT exam is conducted every year in January. CMAT results are accepted by various B-schools, all over the country. So, it is time to start planning for the preparation of the CMAT exam.

CMAT Exam pattern

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a computer-based online entrance test used for admission to management programs in India. It's crucial to stay informed about the revised CMAT 2024 exam pattern, given the consistent alterations made by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to the CMAT pattern in recent years.
The CMAT 2024 assessment will consist of five sections, each containing 20 questions, with all questions carrying equal weight in terms of scoring. This makes for a total of 100 questions across all sections, and the cumulative maximum score for all five sections amounts to 400 marks. Due to this evolving exam pattern, effective CMAT preparation necessitates a meticulously crafted study plan tailored to the specific details of the exam.
A breakup of the sections is given below:
Section Name
Number of questions
Level of difficulty
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20 Moderate (3-4 questions are difficult)
Logical Reasoning 20 DI more difficult; Quant –moderate
Language Comprehension
Moderate to difficult
 General Awareness 20 Easy to moderate
Innovation & Entrepreneurship 20 Moderate

CMAT 2024 Exam Highlights: Language Comprehension

  • The Language Comprehension section of CMAT exam 2024 will have 20 questions in MCQ format.
  • Each question will carry four marks for the right attempt and minus one mark for the wrong attempt.
  • The difficulty level of questions in this section of the CMAT exam is usually easy to moderate.
  • Questions on Rearranging Sentences, Vocabulary, Antonyms /Synonyms, Grammar, and Sentence Correction dominate this section.
  • There is only one Reading Comprehension passage in CMAT of about 300 words and is usually easy to understand.

CMAT Syllabus: Language Comprehension

The syllabus of the Language Comprehension section of the CMAT exam comprises topics common to all MBA entrance exams. Listed below in the table are topics included in CMAT syllabus 2024 for Language Comprehension:

CMAT Syllabus for Language Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

English Usage Errors


English Grammar

Paragraph Completion


Jumbled Para

One-Word Substitution

Rearranging Sentences

Sentence Correction




Best Books for CMAT Preparation: Language Comprehension

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma
  • The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr R S Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Highschool English Grammar and Composition By Wren & Martin

Quick Tips and Tricks to get top CMAT results

1) Past Papers:

  • This is the first step that you should take while preparing to score high CMAT results. Solving previous years’ papers will give you an idea about how the actual paper is going to be. You will be introduced to all types of questions, ranging from the simple ones to the complex.
  • Once you take this step, you will get a good idea about the pattern, difficulty level, and distribution of the different questions. You can then use this for prioritizing all the different topics in your prep schedule.

2) Schedule:

  • Make a proper schedule for your studies and follow it. This will ensure that your progress in your studies is steady.
  • However, do not forget to relax once in a while. Be a bit flexible in your schedule. Take breaks, and if you relax too much, compensate for it by putting in extra time. You do not want to study rigorously for months and burn yourself out before the exam.

3) Speed:

  • Make sure to keep increasing your solving speed, while preparing for CMAT. To do this, set a timer while solving questions. It’ll give you a fair idea of the time taken to solve each type of question. You can then gauge and improve your speed respectively.
  • The above tips will help you to develop a proper strategy for the exam. Follow these tips and increase your scores.

  Happy Prep.!!

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