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CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis Section-wise

CMAT Exam Date: 4th May 2023

CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis Section-wise

The CMAT 2020 Exam was conducted successfully on 28th January 2020 for 74486 registered candidates at 245 centers in 104 Cities of 30 States/UTs. The CMAT 2020 morning shift  was from 9:30 pm to 12:30 pm. The exam was conducted smoothly. NTA officials took extra care to ensure that: 

  1. Control Room was opened at NTA HQ. 19 Regional Coordinators, 2 National Coordinators, 105 City Coordinators and 250 Observers were positioned.
  2. Third-party audit of the examination centers was completed successfully
  3. Live CCTV Surveillance was held in all examination centers to curb malpractices in the examinations.
  4. NTA also made arrangements for live viewing at remote location and recording CCTVs Systems of all examination centers at Control Room situated in the NTA.
  5. A total of 2933 cameras and 3640 jammers were installed

The detail section-wise analysis of CMAT 2020 exam is given below

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CMAT 2020 Exam Key Highlights

  1. The CMAT 2020 exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in a single different slot.
  2. There should be no technical glitches reported at any of the 109 NTA CMAT 2020 exam city centers
  3. The CMAT 2020 exam should be on predictable lines
  4. The overall difficulty of CMAT 2020 exam should be on similar lines to CMAT 2019 exam
  5. There will be 25 questions in each of the four sections
  6. The total number of questions are 100, and the maximum marks are 400
  7. There is negative marking of -1 mark for every incorrect answer and +4 for every correct answer.

CMAT 2020 Exam: Previous Year Key Highlights

  1. CMAT 2019 exam was conducted across 2 slots – morning (9:30 am to 12:30 pm) and evening (2:30 pm to 5:30 pm).
  2. The logical reasoning and GK section during CMAT 2019 exam were slightly tricky.
  3. The language comprehension and quant section were scoring and on expected lines.
  4. CMAT 2019 was conducted online for the first time by National Testing Agency.
  5. Due to heavy snowfall and landslide the CMAT 2019 exam for 187 students from Kashmir region was rescheduled to 29th January 2019, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  6. The overall composition of questions in the four sections was similar in both slot-1 and slot-2 of CMAT 2019 exam.

CMAT 2020 Expected Cut Off, CMAT 2020 Score vs. Percentile


Let us go through the detailed section-wise analysis of the CMAT 2020 exam

CMAT 2020 Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation

Total Questions: 25

Ideal Time: 50 minutes

Good Attempts: 20 to 22

Accuracy: 85 to 90%

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Sectional Breakup

Questions are expected from following areas:


Ratio & Proportion, Time, Speed & Distance, Time & Work, and Clocks.

Linear Equation and Inequalities

Triangles, Mensuration and Trigonometry

Permutation & Combination, Probability & Number system


DI – Table and Pie Chart


  • Most questions should be quick and easy to solve
  • Expect around 10 to 12 percent questions to be tough and time consuming
  • The DI questions could be not set-based like previous year

CMAT 2020 Language Comprehension

Total Questions: 25

Ideal Time: 45 minutes

Good Attempts: 18 to 20

Accuracy: 85 to 90%

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Sectional Breakup

Questions are expected from following areas:


4 RC Passages

Para Jumbles



Fill in the Blank

Error Detection

  • There will be 4 RC passages for sure.
  • The passages will cater to all types of difficulty level.
  • Around 40 percent questions will be based on verbal reasoning.

CMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning

Total Questions: 25

Ideal Time: 60 minutes

Good Attempts: 21 to 22

Accuracy: 85 to 90%

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Sectional Breakup


Questions are expected from following areas:



Verbal Reasoning


Blood Relations


Odd one Out



  • All the questions in the LR section will be single questions and not set-based
  • The questions ideally are not time consuming but can be tricky.

CMAT 2020 General Awareness

Total Questions: 25

Ideal Time: 10 minutes

Good Attempts: 12 to 15

Accuracy: 85 to 90%

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Sectional Breakup

Questions are expected from following areas:



Static Affairs

Current Affairs


  • There is more stress on static affairs questions.
  • The current affairs questions will mostly be from last two years.

CMAT 2020 Attempts vs Score vs Percentile

Number of Attempts

CMAT 2020 Score

CMAT 2020 Percentile


220 to 230

84 to 85


240 to 250+

95 to 97



99 to 100


CMAT 2020 Exam Day Essentials

  1. NTA released an important advisory for the candidates appearing for CMAT 2020 exam.
  2. Candidates must check CMAT 2020 date, CMAT 2020 shift time, Course and CMAT 2020 exam venue on the CMAT 2020 Admit Card.
  3. Candidates must get the following documents to the exam center:
    1. Copy of CMAT 2020 admit card downloaded from NTA website on an A4 size paper.
    2. One passport size photograph same as used in the CMAT 2020 application.
    3. A valid photo-id original proof
    4. PwD certificate (if applicable)
  4. Candidates must not carry instrument box, pens, pencil, paper, handbag, textual material (printed or written material), eatables and water, mobile phone, ear phone, microphone, pager, calculator, DocuPen, slide rules, log tables, camera, tape recorder, or possess any kind of watch in the Examination Hall/Room
  5. Candidates must report at the venue as per the reporting time mentioned in the CMAT 2020 admit card.

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