MBA Entrance Exams / #CMAT

November 30, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

November 30, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

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CMAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern

CMAT is national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is to be held on January 20, 2018. The Exam is Computer based online entrance exam of 3 hours duration. The syllabus can be divided into four parts - Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. The no. of questions falling under each section are same i.e. 25. There is negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.

Exam Pattern 2018

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation   25 questions     100 marks
Logical reasoning                                                             25 questions     100 marks
Language comprehension                                              25 questions     100 marks
General Awareness                                                          25 questions     100 marks

Quantitative Techniques: This section consists of Mathematics questions. The topics are percentages, speed, distance and time, averages, allegations & mixtures, inequalities, sets & functions, number system, profit & loss, time & work, simple & compound interest and many more.  To ace this section students must highly focus on basic fundamentals and rigorous practice schedule to complete the questions in minimum amount of time for good score.

Data Interpretation: Questions in data interpretation also includes data sufficiency problems. In data interpretation, questions are given in the form of graphs, charts, tables etc. Students need to have clarity of all the concepts and their application. Strong ability to understand the type of question interpret it and come out with a solution for the same. Data sufficiency questions are logical puzzles, which can be best tackled with tricks.

Logical Reasoning: The questions in this section are based on:  Logical sequence, Blood Relations, Logical Sequence, Assumption, Binary Logic, Inference, Judgment, Calendars, Clocks, Analogy. The questions on Logical Reasoning can be individual or can be in the form of sets. Candidates need to sharpen their logical and critical skills to master this section.

Language comprehension: This section is to test students writing abilities. To score good in this section, a candidate must form a habit of reading more newspapers, quality magazines, novels etc. Reading helps in improving vocabulary. Try writing abstracts to get a better grasp at writing skills. It will help to express ideas, facts, thoughts more clearly and easily. Candidates who try to replicate the information in their own words have an added advantage.

This section is classified into 2 categories:

1) Vocabulary Usage: Tests your vocabulary skills with questions on synonyms, antonyms or multiple usages of words etc.

2) English Usage or Grammar: This section includes questions from sentence correction or completion, para-jumbles, fill in the blanks, odd one out, comprehension passages etc.

General Awareness: The General Knowledge syllabus mostly consists of Current Issues, Sports, National and International issues, Economics, Current affairs, Literature, latest inventions etc. Students need to do intensive reading and retain the information. Try reading quality articles and blogs. The more knowledge candidates can get, better the results. It will also help in Group Discussions at the time of selection process.

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