CMAT 2020: Expert Trend Analysis of the Exam

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Expert Trend Analysis of CMAT Exam

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2020) is national level entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency since 2019. The CMAT 2020 Exam will be held on Tuesday, 28th January 2020 between 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The CMAT 2020 Exam is computer based online entrance exam of 3 hours duration.

CMAT 2020: About

Total Number of Questions

100

Total Duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

CMAT 2020 Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: +4

Incorrect Answer: -1

Total Marks

400

Number of Options

4 per question

Sections/Sectional Time Limit

4 sections, No time limit

CMAT 2020: Difficulty Level

Sections

No. of questions

Max Marks 

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

100

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Easy to Moderate

Language Comprehension

25

100

Moderate

General Awareness

25

100

Easy to Moderate

CMAT 2020: Section-wise Analysis

Section I: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation


Topics Covered: The topics covered under this section are:
  1. Quantitative Techniques
    • Number Systems
    • Linear equations
    • Profit & Loss
    • Averages
    • Mixtures and Alligation
    • Coordinate Geometry
    • Menstruation
    • Probability
    • Venn Diagram
    • Time Speed & Distance
  2. Data Interpretation
    • Tables
    • Bar Graph
    • Pie Charts
    • Line Graphs

Previous Year Trend: According to previous year exam patterns, it is observed that:

  1. The overall difficulty of the QADI section is moderate only
  2. Maximum questions are based out of geometry and arithmetic topics like TSD, TWD, etc.
  3. Few questions are on modern math and algebra also.
  4. If your arithmetic, geometry and mensuration are strong areas, this section will be a cakewalk.
  5. Usually 2 or 3 questions are related to DI.
  6. The DI questions are mostly calculation intensive and lengthy.

Section II: Logical Reasoning

Topics Covered: The topics covered under this section are:

  1. Fact-based inference
  2. Data Sufficiency
  3. Family tree
  4. Linear arrangements
  5. Coding Decoding
  6. Alphabet Series
  7. Direction based questions
  8. Calendars
  9. Verbal Reasoning

 

Previous Year Trend: According to previous year exam patterns, it is observed that:

  1. The LR section is a scoring area in CMAT.
  2. The difficulty level is moderate.
  3. Maximum questions are based on verbal reasoning, coding decoding, blood relations, odd one out and series completion.
  4. Puzzle-solving is an important aspect.
  5. The questions are mostly basic and can be 75% of this can be easily attempted.

Section III: Language Comprehension

Topics Covered: The topics covered in this section are:
  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Error Correction
  3. Fill in the Blank
  4. Idioms
  5. Antonyms & Synonyms
  6. Para Jumbles
  7. Grammar
  8. Vocabulary
  9. Analogy
  10. Fact Inference and Judgement
  11. Figures of speech
  12. Foreign language words used in English
  13. Phrases
  14. Prepositions
  15. Spellings
  16. Syllogisms
 

Previous Year Trend: According to previous year exam patterns, it is observed that:

  1. Most questions are based on critical reasoning from the given information in short passages.
  2. Someone with reasonable linguistic skills can attempt and score very well in the section.
  3. The difficulty level of this section is moderate.
  4. Someone with the ability to read quickly & meticulously can easily perform well in this section
  5. A good vocabulary and analytical ability will help.
  6. There are 4 RC passages with 15 questions out of 25.
  7. This is a scoring section.

Section IV: General Awareness

Topics Covered: The topics covered in this section are:
  1. Automobiles
  2. Awards & Awardees
  3. Banking
  4. Business & Economics
  5. Films
  6. Finance
  7. Geography & History
  8. Important Quotes
  9. International Affairs
  10. Literature
  11. Major Corporate Events
  12. Politics & Society
  13. Punch Line of Companies
  14. Social Issues
  15. Science
  16. Sports
  17. Top Officials of Big Company
  18. World Records 

 

Previous Year Trend: According to previous year exam patterns, it is observed that:

  1. Maximum questions are based on static GK.
  2. Basic financial definitions are mostly asked in this section.
  3. Current affairs of last 2 years are asked.
  4. Students should also focus on learning about famous personalities who have been in the news in the last two years.
  5. Those who are consistent in reading newspapers/journals can easily crack this section.

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