CMAT

About CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The CMAT is a three-hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. This test facilitates institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all management programs. The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

Important Dates for CMAT 2019

Registration Start Date 1st November, 2019

CMAT Test Dates 24th January, 2020

Last Date of Registration 30th November, 2019

CMAT Results aicte-cmat.in

CMAT 2019 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

Duration of the test is 180 minutes (3 hours).

There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.

A trial test was available from 15 December, 2016 onwards for the candidates to have a feel of the online test and navigation functionality. Candidates were advised to go through them carefully to familiarise themselves with the screens, layout and navigation.
At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. No breaks will be given during the test.

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CMAT 2019 Exam Analysis

 

CMAT 2019 was conducted on January 28 in two slots. The morning slot was from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The afternoon slot was from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

The sections were:

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation – 25 questions

Logical Reasoning – 25 questions

Language Comprehension – 25 questions

General Awareness – 25 questions

Overall, based on the feedback received from students, the test was marginally easier than CMAT 2018. The test has remained on predictable lines with moderate changes in the difficulty level. Few surprises were part of Reasoning and Quantitative Ability Section, whereas Verbal Ability and General Knowledge were fairly as anticipated.

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation (25 Questions)

Data Interpretation had a mere presence of 2 questions (Table, Pie Chart) and remaining 23 questions were from Quantitative Aptitude. Arithmetic had a share of 6 questions with a variety of questions from Ratio & Proportion, Time, Speed & Distance, Time & Work and Clocks. Algebra had a share of approximately 2 questions from Linear Equation and Inequalities. There were 7 questions from Geometry i.e. Triangles, Mensuration and Trigonometry. Permutation & Combination, Probability & Number system had a share of 2 questions each. Question from Area under a portion of normal curve topic of Statistic was a surprising factor of the paper.

There was no presence of Profit & loss, Set theory, Logarithm, Defined Function, Simple Interest & Compound Interest and Data Sufficiency.

Overall, the section was easy to moderate. With Approximately 18-20 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 22 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.

Unlike past trend, in this year’s AR, very few questions from Arrangement and Puzzles. Verbal Reasoning had Statement Argument, Statement Conclusion, Cause & Effect and Assertion & Reasoning with 1 question each. Almost all the other topics had weightage of approx. 2 questions each.

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

However, as compared to the other sections, this section still was the most time consuming one.

Overall, the questions from this section were moderate. With Approximately 17-19 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 20-22 can be termed good with a suggested time of 60 minutes.

 Language Comprehension (25 Questions)

This section can be divided in two parts: Reading Comprehension based questions (15 Qs) and Verbal Ability based questions (10 Qs)

The section tested reading skills of the aspirants with 4 RCs, out of which one had 6 Questions and the other three had 3 questions each. 3 RC passages of three questions each were based on topics like Endangered Language, Parenting, Developed and Developing countries were easy to moderate. 1 RC passage of six questions based on Steve Jobs was relatively difficult, had inference based questions and had options that were very close.

The Verbal Ability comprised of 1 Para jumble, 3 questions on idioms and phrases, 3 questions on grammar and 3 questions on vocabulary. Vocabulary was tested directly in form on 1 synonym, 1 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 Verbal Ability a little less time consuming as compared to the past trend, an attempt of 18-20 can be termed good with a suggested time of 40-45 minutes.

General Awareness (25 Questions)

This year General Awareness section added a small relief to test takers by not testing on abstract topics like that of last year. General Awareness this year was a blend of static general knowledge and current affairs. This section had a spread of questions ranging from Planning Commission, GST, Banking and Finance, Sports, Science and Technology, Authors, Business and economy. A few questions that were tested were based on planning commission of India; who heads GST Council; Credit rating agency of India; NPCI full form; Member countries of SAARC; mode of online transfer; Indus Waters Treaty; full form of CRR.

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

Overall Score vs Percentile Prediction

CMAT Score out of 400 Expected Percentile
280+ 99+
250+ 97+
235+ 95+
170+ 80+

 

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CMAT 2019 Video Analysis

 

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Foundation

 

Clearing the concepts and building the basics

  • 34 hrs Classroom Learning
  • 8+ Paper Tests
  • 75+ Online Tests
  • 2 Value Sessions

 

Phase 2

Fundamentals

 

Developing core test areas, identifying improvement areas and fortifying the strengths

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  • 150 Paper Tests
  • 100 Online Tests
  • 5 Knowledge Workshops

 

Phase 3

Endeavor

 

Focus on building speed and accuracy through testing and regular mentoring

  • 2 One-to-One Mentoring Sessions
  • 50+ Sectionals
  • 34 Mock CATS
Phase 4

Cruise Control

 

Working on developing personality for final challenge

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  • 75+ Online Tests
  • 2 Value Sessions
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Fundamentals

 

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  • 100 Online Tests
  • 5 Knowledge Workshops
Phase 3

Endeavor

 

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