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, 2018

CMAT Test Dates 28th January, 2019

Last Date of Registration 30th November, 2018

CMAT Results 10th February, 2019aicte-cmat.in

CMAT 2018 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 2018 Exam Analysis

Structure of CMAT 2018 was as per the CMAT standards with 25 questions in each of the four sections. Aspirants had 3 hours to attempt the test paper.

Section wise analysis is as follows:

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation (25 Questions):

Except 2 question from Data Interpretation (Table, Pie Chart), all the questions were from Quantitative Aptitude. There was a significant share of 8 questions from Ratio and its Application. These questions varied from Ratio, Alligation and Mixture, Time and Work and Time, Speed and Distance. Among them, Time and Work had an unusual weightage of 3 questions (2 easy, 1 moderate). Algebra had a share of approximately 5 questions from Linear Equation, basic factorization and Inequalities. Unlike last year’s CMAT, where Inequality had no presence, this year, it had a share of 3 questions (2 easy, 1 moderate). There were two questions from Percentage and its Application: one from Simple Interest and the other from Profit and Loss. Geometry had a share of only 3 questions unlike last year’s CMAT which had 5/6 questions from Geometry. One question from Trigonometry again made its presence this year. Permutation and Combination, Probability, Set theory and Progression had a share of 1 question each. There was no presence of Numbers, Logarithm, Function and Data Sufficiency.

Overall, the questions from this section were easy to moderate. With Approximately 14-15 questions easy to solve, an attempt count of 20 can be termed good with a suggested time of 45 to 50 minutes.

Logical Reasoning (25 Questions):

The questions in this section varied from Syllogisms, Cubes, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Series to classic questions on Arrangements and Puzzles.

Unlike past trend, in this year’s AR, no question was very time consuming. Arrangement and Puzzles, despite having its usual presence of 13 to 15 questions, and among them 6-7 questions of 5*5 or 4*5 information, wasn’t time consuming as the options were easy to eliminate. Rest all the other topics (enlisted above) had weightage of approx. 2 questions each.

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

Overall, the questions from this section were easy to 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. The topics covered were: Philosophy, Science and Technology, Management (Sales), Restaurant Review.  8 to 9 of these 15 questions were easy to solve. There was a presence of questions asking: Profession of Author, Tone of Author, Author’s Attitude towards certain topic (mentioned in RC) and around 3/4 inference based questions.

The Verbal Ability comprised of 2 FIJs, 1 Fill-in-the-blank, 2 /3 Synonym, 2 Antonym, 1 Analogy and 1 Word Usage. Surprisingly, There was no presence of Critical Reasoning, Parajumbles, Strengthen/Weaken Argument, Grammar, Statement Assumption and Statement Conclusion.

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 22 can be termed good with a suggested time of 50 minutes.

General Awareness (25 Questions):

This section had questions ranging from Government Schemes, Indian Constitution, Laws and Rights to Science and Technology and Arts. Each of them had a presence of atleast two questions.

Overall, 14-15 attempts can be termed good in a suggested time of 10 minutes.

Overall Percentile Score:

An overall score in range of 255 to 260 can be called equivalent to 98%  and a score in range of 220-230 can be called equivalent to 94% for morning slot of CMAT 2018.

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