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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|