CMAT 2021 was conducted on March 31, 2021 in two slots from 9 am to 12 noon and from 3 pm to 6 pm. An extra half an hour was given to those candidates who opted for the newly introduced optional section – Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Surprisingly, GK was the most difficult section in the exam. It had a lot of questions based on static GK and History.

### CMAT 2021 Paper Pattern

 Type Of Questions No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100 Logical Reasoning 25 100 Language Comprehension 25 100 General Awareness 25 100 Total 100 Innovation and Entrepreneurship* 25 30

#### CMAT 2021 Exam Time Limit:

The duration of the test is 180 minutes / 210 minutes*

#### CMAT 2021 Exam Marking Scheme

• +4 for each correct answer
• -1 for each incorrect answer

## CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis Slot 1

### The sectional, in-depth CMAT 2021 analysis is as follows:

#### Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation (25 Questions)

Presence of Data Interpretation was limited to 2 questions (i.e. Pie and Table based). And the remaining 23 questions were from Quantitative Aptitude. Arithmetic had a share of 11 questions with a variety of questions from Ratio & Proportion, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Averages, Partnership, Alligation & Mixture, Time, Speed & Distance and Time & Work. There were 2 questions from Geometry. Permutation & Combination, Probability & Number system had a total share of 8 questions.

Two questions with two statements were given. In this, one needs to evaluate both the statements and ‘Match the columns’ type questions are the surprises in this section.

Overall, the section was easy to moderate. Approximately 18-20 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 21 can be termed good with a suggested time of 60 to 70 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.

There were four questions on Verbal Reasoning (Analogy, Strong-Weak Arguments, etc.) and one set (blood relationship) comprising four 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 of Decision making and cubes & dices.

Overall, the questions in this section were easy. Approximately 19 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 22-23 can be termed good with a suggested time of 50 minutes.

#### Language Comprehension (25 Questions)

There were four Reading Comprehension passages with a total of 14 questions. The Verbal Ability segment had 11 questions. These included questions on Synonyms/Antonyms, Error spotting, fill in the Blanks, Meanings of words and their usage in sentences, grammatically correct sentence.

Overall, the questions from this section were easy to moderate; it had predominantly grammar questions instead of Vocabulary. The FIB questions were a mix of Vocab and Grammar. Attempt of 19-20 can be termed good with a suggested time of 45-50 minutes.

#### General Awareness (25 Questions)

General Awareness this year was a blend of static general knowledge (17 Questions) and current affairs (8 Questions). This section had a spread of questions ranging from History, Government ministry, Budget, International Organization, Banking and Finance, Sports, Science and Technology, Authors, Business and economy.

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

### CMAT 2021 Slot 1 Overall Score vs. Percentile Prediction

 CMAT Score out of 400 Expected Percentile 262+ 99+ 256+ 98+ 230+ 95+ 184+ 80+

## CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis Slot 2

### The sectional, in-depth CMAT 2021 analysis is as follows:

#### Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation (25 Questions)

Data Interpretation was back to 4 questions (i.e. Pie based) in this slot. And the remaining 21 questions were from Quantitative Aptitude. Arithmetic had a share of 10 questions with a variety of questions from Ratio & Proportion, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Averages, Partnership, Alligation & Mixture, Time, Speed & Distance and Time & Work. There were 2 questions from Geometry (Mensuration and Triangle). Permutation & Combination, Probability and Functions had a total share of 3 questions. Data sufficiency (on Number system) had 1 question.

Overall, the section was easy to moderate. Approximately 20-21 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 22 can be termed good with a suggested time of 60 to 70 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.

There were six questions on Verbal Reasoning (Analogy, logical, implicit statement etc.) and Input-Output comprising of three questions. Almost all the other topics such as Coding & Decoding, Directions, Visual Reasoning, and Mathematical Operations had a weight age of approx. 2 questions each.

Verbal Reasoning had 6 questions and 19 questions from non verbal reasoning.

Overall, the questions in this section were easy. Approximately 19 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 22-23 can be termed good with a suggested time of 50 minutes.

#### Language Comprehension (25 Questions)

Similar to 2019 paper, there were 2 Reading Comprehension passages with a total of 5 questions. The Verbal Ability segment had 20 questions. These included questions on Synonyms/Antonyms, Error spotting, fill in the Blanks, Meanings of words and their usage in sentences, grammatically correct sentence. There were 12 FIB questions.

Overall, the questions from this section were easy to moderate; it had predominantly grammar questions instead of Vocabulary. Attempt of 18-19 can be termed well with a suggested time of 45 – 50 minutes.

#### General Awareness (25 Questions)

General Awareness this year was a blend of static general knowledge (12 Questions) and current affairs (13 Questions). This section had a spread of questions ranging from History, Government ministry, Budget, International Organization, Banking and Finance, Sports, Science and Technology, Authors, Business and economy.

Overall, 12-13 attempts can be termed as good attempts in a suggested time of 10 minutes.

### CMAT 2021 Slot 2 Overall Score vs. Percentile Prediction

 CMAT Score out of 400 Expected Percentile 262+ 99+ 256+ 98+ 230+ 95+ 184+ 80+