SRMCAT Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 13 2018

SRMCAT Exam Pattern 2018

SRMCAT 2018 exam is organizeed in an online method (Computer Based Test) every year. The total number of questions in SRMCAT 2018 Exam is 100 to be done in 150 minutes. The type of question paper is objective type of 300 marks.

  • Wrong response leads to the deduction of 1 mark.
  • Every accurate response is honoured 3 marks.
  • The question paper will only appear in English language only.
  • The exam consists of 5 section having questions of general knowledge, quantitative, logical reasoning, English and data interpretation.

SRMCAT 2018 is organizeed by SRM University every year for the candidates want admission in Master of Business Program.

Exam Format Highlights Table of SRMCAT 2018

Given below are the important highlights of exam format of SRMCAT 2018. The question paper will be organizeed in the English language in online method only.

Exam Format Highlight
Exam ModeComputer-based Test (Online)
Number of papers 1
Number of questions 100 questions
Number of partsFive
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
NIMCET Total marks300
Exam duration150 minutes
Exam language English
Marking Scheme3 marks per question
Negative Marking1 mark

Exam Format of SRMCAT 2018

SRMCAT is organizeed in online mode. The type of the question paper is objective type. There is also a negative marking of 1/3rd i.e. every wrong response will result in the deduction of 1 mark. The question paper will only available in the English language. Every accurate response is honoured 3 marks. There are a total number of 100 questions to be done in 150 minutes.

SRMCAT 2018 Exam consists of five parts having questions on various subjects. The clear paper is of 300 marks. There are a total number of 20 questions in each part. The questions were based on data interpretation, quantitative, reasoning, GK/ CA/ BA and English.

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Data Interpretation2060
GK/ CA/ BA2060

Marking scheme

SRMCAT 2018 Exam consists of 300 marks. Each question carries equal marks in the question paper. For every accurate response, aspirants will be honoured 3 marks. There is one-third negative marking in the question paper. There is a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong response.

Given below is the marking scheme of SRMCAT 2018:

Every single accurate response will get3 marks
Every single wrong response result in deduction of1 mark

Syllabus of SRMCAT 2018

For the aspirants, to score well in the exam it is important to know the SRMCAT 2018 syllabus. The detailed section-wise syllabus for SRMCAT 2018 is given below:

Data Interpretation

The section of data interpretation checks the aspirant’s ability to pick out critically the data and apply the data to business judgements from given typical business situations. Given below is the syllabus for Data Interpretation aspirants should check for the better understanding of the subject.

  1. Data Interpretation based on text
  2. Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables
  • Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram, etc.

Quantitative Section

This section of quantitative checks the aspirant’s skill in solving mathematical problems of graduate level, plus two or equivalent level. Given below is the syllabus for quantitative aspirants should check for the ample knowledge and to score well in the exam.

Quantitative Syllabus
Ratios and ProportionRatios
 Percentages Inequations
Algebra and Profit & LossAverages
Percentages Partnership & Time – Speed – Distance
 Work and time Probability
 Permutations & Combinations --

Reasoning Section

This section of reasoning checks the aspirant’s skill in solving logical reasoning. Given below is the syllabus for reasoning:

Reasoning Syllabus
PuzzlesIdentifying valid inferences
SyllogismsIdentifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments
 FunctionsStatements and Conclusions
 Family tree – identifying relationship among group of peopleCause and Effect
Symbol Based problemsIdentifying Probably true
Coding and decodingProbably false
SequencingDefinitely true
Identifying next number in seriesDefinitely false kind of statement
Critical reasoningLinear arrangements
Visual reasoningMatrix arrangements
Assumption – Premise – ConclusionStatements and assumptions
Assertion and reasons--

English Section

The section of English checks the aspirants understanding of English language and grammar. Given below is the syllabus of English aspirants should check.

English Syllabus
Comprehension of passageVerbal Reasoning
Fill in the BlanksJumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences
Sentence CorrectionSentence completion
Sentence CorrectionOdd man out
IdiomsOne-word substitution
 Various usage of the same word etc.--

GK/ CA/ BA Section

This section checks the aspirant’s knowledge on Business Affairs, present affairs and General knowledge. Aspirants can check the syllabus given below for GK.

General Knowledge Syllabus
Present AffairsBusiness
Punchline of companiesTop officials of big companies
Major corporate eventsPopular award and prizes
GeographyInternational organizations
Social issuesSports

Advisable Books of SRMCAT 2018

Books play an important part in the life of aspirants preparing for the entrance exam. Given below are some of the important books which would be helpful in the preparation of SRMCAT 2018 exam.

Quantitative Section

Book NameAuthor
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission TestsSarvesh K. Verma

Data Interpretation

Book NameAuthor
How to prepare for data interpretationArun Sharma
CAT 2017 Data Interpretation Gautam Puri
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency for CAT Dinesh K Sinha


Book NameAuthor
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Gautam Puri
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma

Reasoning Section

Book NameAuthor
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CATArun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S Aggarwal

GK/ CA / BA Section

Book NameAuthor
Present Affairs & General Knowledge for Competitive ExamsDisha Experts

Exam Day Instructions of SRMCAT 2018

Given below are the important instructions for SRMCAT 2018 aspirants should follow:

  • Failure to follow instruction written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • It is mandatory to bring hall ticket, without the hall ticket entry would be debarred.
  • The aspirant should access the exam centre 1 hour prior than the exam.

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