CMAT will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), on 24th January, 2020, for admission into the management courses of all AICTE approved Universities, Colleges, and affiliated institutes. CMAT 2020 is a three hour computer based test. The exam is conducted once every year in 2 slots. The first slot is in the morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second slot is in the afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No changes have been announced in the paper pattern so far and is likely to remain the same. The paper pattern comprises 4 sections: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks/Question||Maximum Marks|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||4||100|
There are a total of 25 questions in this section and the dominating areas keep rotating. In CMAT 2018, the dominating areas were Arithmetic and Number system. While in CMAT 2019, the dominating areas were Arithmetic and Geometry. Therefore in order to score well in this section you need to be proficient in the following areas: Arithmetic, Algebra, Number System, and Geometry.
DI plays a trivial role in the section. The number of DI questions that have been appearing in the last few years is significantly low. Last year, only 2 questions were from DI out of the given 25 questions. Overall, by focusing on Quantitative alone you can perform well in this section.
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, blood relations, directions, clock and calendar, cube, sequence etc. The verbal reasoning portion covers: statement conclusion, statement argument, reasoning & assertion, and word relationships. The overall level of difficulty of this section is easy to moderate.
This section covers Reading Comprehension passages and Verbal Ability questions. There are around 4-5 RC passages out of which one of the passages is usually lengthy. The lengthy passage contains 6 questions and the short passages contain 3 questions each. In total, roughly 15 questions are from Reading Comprehension.
For Verbal Ability, the areas that are covered in the paper include: para jumble, idiom/phrase, FIJ (fact, inference and judgment), antonym and synonym, identify part with error, identify correct sentence, FIBs (Fill in the Blanks), word analogy, vocabulary, and cloze test. Overall, the difficulty level of this section is moderate to difficult.
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.
|B - School||CMAT Percentile|
|GOA Institute of Management||95-99|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management||95-99|
|Dept. Of Mgmt Sciences, University of Pune||95-99|
|Welingkar Institute Of Management, Mumbai||85|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management||85|
|NL Dalmiya Institute of Management||85|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida||85|
|XISS Ranchi HR||80|
|ITM Navi Mumbai||80|
|Welingkar Institute Of Management, Bangalore||80|