MBA Entrance Exams / #CMAT

June 16, 2018

June 16, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

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Expert Trend Analysis of the Exam

CMAT is national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is to be held on January 2019. The Exam is Computer based online entrance exam of 3 hours duration.


Total Number of Questions 100
Total Time 180 minutes (3 hours)
The Marking Scheme The Marking Scheme Four marks for each correct answer and Minus one marks for each incorrect answer.
Total Marks 400
Number of Options 4 per question
Sections/Sectional Time Limit 4 sections, no limits

Likely 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 Easy to Moderate
General Awareness 25 100 Easy to Moderate

Section wise analysis of Exam

Section I: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

Topics covered under Quantitative Techniques were:

  • Number Systems
  • Linear equations
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages
  • Mixtures and Alligation
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Menstruation
  • Probability
  • Venn Diagram
  • Time Speed & Distance

Questions were based on almost all the topics and could be solved easily using options. Difficulty level easy to moderate.
Topics covered under Data Interpretation were:
In Data Interpretation, there was one table and one bar graph contains one question each. These involved simple calculations like addition & percentages with Pie Chart and Line Graph. 
Section II  : Logical Reasoning
• Fact-based inference
• Data Sufficiency
• Family tree
• Linear arrangements
• Coding Decoding
• Alphabet Series
• Direction based questions
• Calendars

Section III : Language Comprehension
A person with reasonable linguistic skills can attempt and score very well in the section. Most of the questions were based on critical reasoning from the given information in short passages. Few questions were from the areas like Para-jumbles, idioms and fill in the blanks. 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
Questions were asked on various areas of general awareness like sports, arts and indian culture, geography, history, politics, business and so on. A consistent reading of newspapers/journals, as also keeping track of the current affairs would enable a candidate to do well in this section.

Read 500+ general awareness topics

Important Links for Your Preparation

CMAT Mock Test

100 Questions on QA

100 Mock Questions on QA & DI

Top 100 Q & A on LR

500+ GK Topics

Top 10 RCs

All the above information is based upon the feedbacks taken from several students who appeared for the examination hence, you must ensure to assume above as feedback only. 


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