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.|
|Number of Options||4 per question|
|Sections/Sectional Time Limit||4 sections, no limits|
|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
- Mixtures and Alligation
- Coordinate Geometry
- 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
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.
Important Links for Your Preparation
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.