Tips to crack General Awareness Section in CMAT

CMAT Exam Notification: February, 2022

CMAT 2022 CMAT Exam, General Awareness section, GA section

The General Awareness section in the CMAT 2022 Exam is a critical section. A consistent and streamlined approach can help you crack this section easily. The GK Syllabus for CMAT 2022 exam covers topics on history, geography, current affairs – economic, business, awards, sports, corporate events, etc. Other topics related to entertainment, politics, environment are also asked. There are various books for CMAT 2022 preparation available in the market. Some popular ones are Study Package for CMAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay.


CMAT Previous Year GK questions >>

 

The CMAT 2022 exam pattern will have 4  sections(1 optional making it 5 sections).

CMAT 2022 Exam Sections

No. Of Questions

CMAT 2022 Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

25

+4

-1

Logical Reasoning

25

+4

-1

Language Comprehension

25

+4

-1

General Awareness

25

+4

-1

Innovation and Entrepreneurship(Optional) 25 +4 -1

Total

100 or 125

400 or 500

In this article, we focus solely on the General Awareness section. Unlike other exams, the GK section in CMAT 2022 has negative marking. Here is all you need to know about it.

 

CMAT General Awareness Sample Question Paper >>

  

What is the General Awareness Section?

CMAT 2022 General Awareness deals with current affairs of domestic and international events.

  1. It has 25 questions
  2. Every correct answer is +4 marks
  3. Every incorrect answer is -1 mark

 

What are the topics expected in General Awareness?

The general awareness topics can be divided into two parts:

 

Area

Percentage Breakup

Topics

Static General Awareness Questions

20% to 30%

1. Indian History

2. Geography

3. Economy

4. Companies and Brands

5. Books and authors

Current Affairs Related Questions

70% to 80%

  1. Economics current affairs
  2. Understanding on government schemes in areas of economy
  3. Environmental issues
  4. News related to Sports
  5. Social issues, Business, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics  
  6. Major corporate events
  7. Current year award and prizes
  8. World Records
  9. International News- Global Events

You can expect questions from below areas:

  • Areas of current affairs and economics
  • Understanding on government schemes in areas of economy
  • Environmental issues
  • News related to Sports
  • Social issues, Business, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics  
  • Major corporate events, Famous award and prizes
  • World Records, Books and authors
  • International News- Global Events

What are the tips to strengthen your general awareness level?

  1. Read General Awareness topics  
  2. Keep yourself up to date with the latest that is happening in India and around the world in politics, sports, economy, books, awards, titles, etc
  3. Read good English dailies and magazines like The Hindu, Economic Times, Competition Success Review etc
  4. Go through the previous year CMAT papers and mock tests and note the questions asked in the areas of awards, books, ministers, capitals and governors of Indian states and Indian history etc.
  5. As the CMAT 2022 is approaching keep a tab of the news and latest that is happening
  6. Dedicate your free time to reading and collating facts around the latest that is happening in the world.

Why is GK Section Critical in CMAT 2022?

In CMAT 2022 exam, general awareness section is a critical aspect. Here are some of the reasons why we say so:

  1. Unlike other MBA entrance exams that have a GK section, the general awareness section in CMAT 2022 has equal weightage as the other three sections. Thus, it is equally important
  2. The GK section can help you save a lot of time as it’s a black and white section – either you know the answer or no.
  3. Since there is no sectional time limit you can quickly answer the questions objectively and utilize the time to solve questions of other sections like QA, DI, and LR
  4. The difficulty level of the questions in GK section in CMAT 2022 exam is not very tough. It is comparatively easier to score.

MBA Rendezvous presents General Awareness Sample Question Paper for your practice.

  1. Who wrote the book “The Paradoxical Prime Minister”?
  1. Khushwant Singh
  2. Shashi Tharoor
  3. Arundhati Roy
  4. Vikram Seth

Answer: B

  1. VAIO is the product of which company?
  1. Dell
  2. Verizon Associates
  3. Sony
  4. HP

Answer: C

  1. How many overs were allowed persidein the inaugural 1975 Cricket World Cup ?
  1. 60
  2. 50
  3. 25
  4. 40

Answer: A

  1. Who is the founding member of Muslim League?
  1. Md.Ali Jinnah
  2. Aga Khan
  3. Shaukat Ali
  4. Nawab Khwaja Salimullah

Answer: A

  1. In India, how many banks were nationalised during Second Round of Nationalization in 1980?
  1. 7 Banks
  2. 6 Banks
  3. 8 Banks
  4. 5 Banks

Answer: B

  1. EXIM Policy of India is prepared by ..........
  1. SEBI
  2. Ministry of Finance
  3. Ministry of Commerce
  4. RBI

Answer: C

  1. Which Indian has become the first woman in the world to be awarded with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) award for Exceptional Bravery at sea ?
  1. P.V. Sindhu
  2. Radhika Menon
  3. Bhawana Kanth
  4. Avani Chaturvedi

Answer: B

  1. What do you call the study of inscriptions?
  1. Palaeography
  2. Archaeology
  3. Numismatics
  4. Epigraphy

Answer: D

  1. ‘Grapevine’ is the term used in relation to ..........
  1. E-mail Communication
  2. Group Communication
  3. Formal Communication
  4. Informal Communication

Answer: D

  1. Birla Industrial and Technological Museum is located in the state ........
  1. Maharashtra
  2. West-Bengal
  3. Bihar
  4. Karnataka

Answer: B

  1. The length of the longest railway platform in India is ..........
  1. 4483 ft.
  2. 4412 ft.
  3. 4496 ft.
  4. 4432 ft.

Answer: C

  1. MDMK is Political Party, what does it stand for?
  1. Makkal Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  2. Munnetra Dravida Marumalarchi Kazhagam
  3. Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  4. Madras Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Answer: C

  1. Which city houses the headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ organisation set-up in 1957 within the United Nations family?
  1. Vienna (Austria)
  2. NewYork (USA)
  3. Tokyo (Japan)
  4. Geneva (Switzerland)

Answer: A

  1. The country which is also known as Persia is ......
  1. Iran
  2. Iraq
  3. Qatar
  4. Kuwait

Answer: A

  1. Which is the oldest Veda?
  1. Atharveda
  2. Samveda
  3. Rigveda
  4. Yajurveda

Answer: C

  1. Who is the only batsman to score five centuries in a single edition of ICC World Cup?
  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Hardik Pandya
  3. Clive Loyd
  4. Virat Kohli

Answer: A

  1. To which field of literature is the ‘Booker Prize’ awarded every year?
  1. Fiction
  2. Autobiography
  3. Religion
  4. Philosophy

Answer: A

  1. The bank which merged with Capital First was ........
  1. IDBI
  2. ICICI
  3. IDFC
  4. SBI

Answer: B

  1. Which city is known for its ‘Chicken embroidery’?
  1. Surat
  2. Pune
  3. Indore
  4. Lucknow

Answer: D

  1. ......... is gained when a bullet is fired upwards vertically.
  1. Synergy
  2. Kinetic Energy
  3. Energy
  4. Potential Energy

Answer: B

  1. The famous hill station ‘Kodaikanal’ is in .........
  1. Nilgiri Hills
  2. Palani Hills
  3. Javadi Hills
  4. Cardomom Hills

Answer: B

  1. What strait divides Moracco and Spain?
  1. Strait of Malacca
  2. Strait of Hormuz
  3. Strait of Bosporus
  4. Strait of Gibraltar

Answer: D

  1. Who won the Miss Universe Australia title in 2019?
  1. Sushmitha Rao
  2. Preethi Lamba
  3. Priya Serrao
  4. Kalpana Chawla

Answer: C

  1. The longest circle which can be drawn on the Earth’s surface passes through....
  1. Tropic of Capricorn
  2. Tropic of Cancer
  3. Arctic Circle
  4. Equator

Answer: D

  1. Siamese Fighting Fish’is the national aquatic animal of which country?
  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand
  3. Thailand
  4. Singapore

Answer: C