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Trend Analysis of CMAT Exam

Last Updated - April 01, 2017

CMAT is a computer based test for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE, New Delhi. It will be held on January 21, 2016. In CMAT 2016 Exam Pattern, there will be four sections and 25 questions in each section. The duration of exam will be 180 minutes. There will be negative marking in CMAT exam. For each  correct answer there will be awarded 4 marks and for each incorrect answer 1 mark shall be deducted. The CMAT 2016 registration process has been started from November 03, 2015 and it will be closed on December 10, 2015.

CMAT Overview

The candidates, who are appearing in CMAT 2016 on coming January 21, 2016 must note the following expert trend analysis:

CMAT Section- wise Breakup

Sections 

No. of Questions

 Max Marks 

 Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

100

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Easy to Moderate

Language Comprehension

25

100

 Moderate

General Awareness

25

100

Moderate

 

CMAT Exam Analysis

Sections

No. of Questions

Time Suggested

Ideal Attempts

Ideal Score

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

50 min

20+

65+

Logical Reasoning

25

60 min

16+

54+

Language Comprehension

25

60 min

16+

46+

General Awareness

25

10 min

15+

50+

 

Section Wise analysis of last year exam

Section I: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Topics covered under Quantitative Techniques were:

  • Number Systems
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Menstruation
  • Probability and
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages
  • Mixtures and Alligation
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Linear equations
  • Pipes and cisterns

The Questions were almost asked on all the above topics and could be easily solved easily using given options. The Questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level.

Topics covered under Data Interpretation were:

There was one table and one bar graph contains one question each in Data Interpretation. These involved simple calculations like percentage and addition. A Single question was regarding Data Sufficiency as well.

CMAT Questions Attempts

Section II : Logical Reasoning

 The Questions were mostly based on:

  • Data arrangement
  • Alphabet Series
  • Direction based questions
  • Blood Relations
  • Linear arrangements
  • Syllogism and set theory
  • Coding Decoding
  • Calendars

Most of the questions were asked from conditionality  and grouping. A lot of information was given in these questions followed by only one question based on it. This made the questions time consuming but manageable. Questions on critical & analytical reasoning dominated the section and were slightly tricky.

Section III: Language Comprehension

A person can attempt and score very well in the section with reasonable linguistic skills. Most of the questions were based on critical reasoning based on the information given in short passages. Few questions were from the areas like fill in the blanks, idioms and Para-jumbles. What is required is the ability to read quickly & meticulously, the text along with hidden messages and implicit connotations. Plus decent amount of vocabulary and analytical ability would have helped.

Section IV: General Awareness

The Questions were asked on various areas of general awareness like history, politics, sports, arts and culture, geography, business and so on. To prepare this section, the candidate can read newspapers/journals consistently, as also keeping track of the current affairs  would enable a candidate to do well in this section.

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