CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis

CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis

Overall, CMAT 2020 Exam was similar to CMAT 2019 difficulty wise. Few surprises were located in the Quantitative Technique and Language Comprehension Section, whereas Logical Reasoning and General Awareness were fairly in sync with last year.

Section-wise Analysis of CMAT 2020 Exam:

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation (25 Questions)

Presence of Data Interpretation has been increased to 4 questions (Table based) from mere 2 questions in last year CMAT. And the remaining 21 questions were from Quantitative Aptitude. Arithmetic had a share of 6 questions with a variety of questions from Ratio & Proportion, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Averages, Time, Speed & Distance and Time & Work. There were 2 questions from Geometry i.e. Triangles and Menstruation. Permutation & Combination, Probability & Number system had a total share of 8 questions.

There was no presence of Linear equations, Quadratic Equation, Logarithm, Defined Function, and Data Sufficiency.

Overall, the section was easy to moderate. With Approximately 18-20 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 23 can be termed good with a suggested time of 45 to 50 minutes.

Logical Reasoning (25 Questions)

The questions in this section varied from Visual Reasoning, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Series, Analogy, Odd one out, Arrangement to Verbal Reasoning.

In this year’s LR, Puzzles had a share of 4 questions. Verbal Reasoning had Statement Argument, Statement Conclusion, Analogies & Odd on out with a total of 7 questions. Almost all the other topics such as Coding & Decoding, Directions, Visual Reasoning, and Mathematical Operations had a weightage of approx. 2 questions each.

There was no presence of questions from Data Structure and Decision making.

Overall, the questions in this section were moderate. With Approximately 17 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 20-22 can be termed good with a suggested time of 50 minutes.

 Language Comprehension (25 Questions)

Unlike past trends, in this year’s Verbal, there was only 1 Reading Comprehension (Based on the lifestyle of Lokmanya Tilak) with 6 questions out of which 5 were direct questions, 1 inference based question which had options that were very close.

And rest of the 19 questions were from Verbal Ability comprised of 2 Para jumble, 3 questions on idioms and phrases, 1 question on grammar and 8 questions on vocabulary. The vocabulary was tested directly in the form of synonym, antonym and a word usage. Grammar remained traditional in asking questions in the form of Error Detection, Sentence Completion and Fill in the blank. Critical Reasoning and Strengthen/Weaken the Argument remained absent like last year.

Overall, the questions from this section were easy to moderate. With the presence of only 1 Reading comprehension, this section was a little less time consuming as compared to the past trend, an attempt of 20-22 can be termed good with a suggested time of 40-45 minutes.

General Awareness (25 Questions)

General Awareness this year was a blend of static general knowledge (16 Questions) and current affairs (9 Questions). This section had a spread of questions ranging from History, Geography, Banking and Finance, Sports, Science and Technology, Authors, Business and economy. A few questions that were tested were based on headquarter of IAEA, a founding member of the Muslim league and study of inscription.

Overall, 12-14 attempts can be termed as good attempts in a suggested time of 10 minutes.

Overall CMAT 2020 Score vs. CMAT 2020 Percentile Prediction

CMAT Score out of 400 Expected Percentile
305+ 99+
290+ 97+
272+ 95+
210+ 80+

View our CMAT 2020 Video Analysis below:

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