CMAT 2019 Analysis & Expected Cut-offs

CMAT will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), on 28th January 2019, for admission into the management courses of all AICTE approved Universities, Colleges, and affiliated institutes. The exam is conducted once every year in 2 slots. The paper pattern comprises 4 sections: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

This section consists of 25 questions and is majorly dominated by Arithmetic and Number System. More than 50% questions last year appeared from Arithmetic and Number System. The remaining questions were from Algebra Geometry and Modern Math. The number of DI questions appearing is significantly low. Last year, only 2-3 questions were from DI out of the given 25 questions. In order to score well in this section, one needs to be proficient in Arithmetic and Number System. Overall, the level of difficulty in this section is easy to moderate.

Logical Reasoning

This section consists of 25 questions combining Analytical Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning. Most of the questions in this section appear from Analytical Reasoning. The usual break up of questions is 21 questions from Analytical Reasoning and 4 questions from Verbal Reasoning respectively. The Analytical questions appear from an array of topics viz. grouping, distribution, arrangement, comparison, coding/decoding, clock and calendar, cube, sequence etc. Overall, the level of difficulty in this section is easy to moderate.

Language Comprehension

The section consists of Reading Comprehension passages and Verbal Ability questions. There are around 4-5 RC passages. One of the passages is usually a long passage with 6 questions while the other are short passages with 3 questions each. The remaining questions are from Verbal Ability. The areas covered under Verbal Ability include para jumble, idiom/phrase, FIJ (fact, inference and judgment), antonym and synonym and cloze test. There are total 25 questions in this section. Overall, the difficulty level of this section is moderate to difficult.

General Awareness

It is considered the most difficult section of this exam. It comprises questions both from current affairs and static GK. The section is dominated by static GK with questions appearing from a variety of topics like Indian Constitution, Politics, Famous Personalities etc. As per previous years’ 6-7 questions appear from Current Affairs and the remaining appear from Static GK. Overall, the difficulty level of this section is moderate to difficult.

CMAT Colleges and Expected Cut-offs

B - School CMAT Percentile
JBIMS 99.9+
SIMSREE 99+
GOA Institute of Management 95-99
KJ Somaiya 95-99
Great Lakes Institute of Management 95-99
PUMBA 95-99
Dept. Of Mgmt Sciences, University of Pune 95-99
IPE Hyderabad 90-95
Welingkar Institute Of Management, Mumbai 85
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management 85
IFIM 85
IFMR 85
NIBM Pune 85
NL Dalmiya Institute of Management 85
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida 85
XISS Ranchi HR 80
IMT Nagpur 80
IMT Hyderabad 80
ITM Navi Mumbai 80
Welingkar Institute Of Management, Bangalore 80