MBA-entrance training : CAT & GD-PI

CMAT

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About CMAT

A.    BACKDROP

        1.     CMAT-2020/21

                   i.       Examination date
                           
31
st March, AD 2021
                           

                   ii.      Conducted by
                           
National Testing Agency (NTA)                     

                   iii.     Computer-based Test

                   iv.     Test Pattern

SECTION

QUESTIONS

MARKS / QUESTION

TOTAL MARKS

Quantitative Techniques  and Data Interpretation

25

4

100

Logical Reasoning

25

4

100

Language Comprehension

25

4

100

General Awareness

25

4

100

Total

100

4

400

OPTIONAL SECTION

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

25

4

100

                   v.      Test Duration

                            a.      180 minutes for the first 4 sections
                            b.      Additional 30 minutes for the optional section
            
                  
vi.     Test Type

                            Open Test

                   vii.    Negative Marking

                            One-fourth

                   viii.  Topic Coverage

                            a.      Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

TOPIC

QUESTIONS

AVERAGE COMPLEXITY

Number System

5 / 3

Moderate

Arithmetic

10

Moderate

Geometry Family

2

Moderate

Basic Algebra

4 / 3

Moderate

Otherwise

2

Moderate

Data Interpretation

2 / 4

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

0 / 1

Moderate

 

There were many questions which were quite easy.

                            b.      Logical Reasoning

TOPIC

QUESTIONS

AVERAGE COMPLEXITY

Logical Reasoning

19

Easy

Verbal Reasoning 

3 / 6

Moderate

Critical Reasoning

3 / 0

Moderate

 

It was standard fare with coverage of most types.

Majority of the questions were individual questions.

                            c.      Language Comprehension

TOPIC

QUESTIONS

AVERAGE COMPLEXITY

Reading Comprehension

14 / 6

Moderate

Grammar

8 / 3

Easy

Vocabulary & Usage

3 / 16

Easy

 

Reading Comprehension had a mix of lengthy and short passages.

Vocabulary and Usage had direct questions.

                            d.      General Awareness

TOPIC

QUESTIONS

AVERAGE COMPLEXITY

Static

17 / 12

Moderate

Current Affairs 

8 / 13

Moderate

 

Wide coverage.

Could easily answer nearly all the ‘Static’ questions thanks to Planet K.

Could easily answer all the ‘Current Affairs’ questions thanks to Mental Gymnasium, Planet K and GK Tests.

This section would be one of the game changers for TCC Children as is true for all examinations having a GK section.

                            e.      Innovation and Entrepreneurship

TOPIC

QUESTIONS

AVERAGE COMPLEXITY

Reading Comprehension

9 / 9

Easy

Management

5 / 8

Moderate

Corporate Affairs

11 / 8

Moderate

 

The second and the third sub-areas were corporate and business world driven.

There was only one passage in Reading Comprehension which was also based on the business world.

        2.     Cut-Offs

PERCENTILE

MARKS

 

CMAT-2018/19

CMAT-2019/20

CMAT-2020/21

99

263

308

272

 

CMAT-2020/21

PERCENTILE

MARKS

99.9

304

99

272

95

226

90

193

 

B.    CMAT-2021/22

        1.     Examination Date

                   To be announced.

        2.     Conducted by

                   National Testing Agency (NTA)      

        3.     Computer-based Test

        4.     Test Pattern

SECTION

QUESTIONS

MARKS / QUESTION

TOTAL MARKS

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

20

4

80

Logical Reasoning

20

4

80

Language Comprehension

20

4

80

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

20

4

80

General Awareness

20

4

80

Total

100

4

400