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CMAT 2012 Exam Analysis

From 2018 onwards, CMAT will be administered and conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Earlier the management entrance test was conducted by AICTE. The CMAT exam was conceptualised in 2012 and since then there was no looking back. CMAT is one of most popular management entrance tests in India. CMAT 2012 exam was conducted in online mode. The exam was conducted twice a year- February and September.

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CMAT 2012 Exam Analysis
CMAT 2012 Exam Analysis

CMAT 2012 Exam Analysis - From 2018 onwards, CMAT will be administered and conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Earlier the management entrance test was conducted by AICTE. The CMAT exam was conceptualised in 2012 and since then there was no looking back. CMAT is one of most popular management entrance tests in India. CMAT 2012 exam was conducted in online mode. The exam was conducted twice a year- February and September. The main objective behind CMAT exam analysis is to provide detailed overview of the exam. This enables future CMAT test takers to understand the exam pattern and prepare accordingly.

CMAT was started with a purpose to screen eligible candidates in postgraduate management programs such as MBA, PGDM and PGDBM among others in institutes approved by AICTE.

CMAT Exam Analysis 2012

According the analysis of CMAT exam, the first phase of the exam was conducted from 20th February to 28th February 2012. It was then decided that the C-MAT Test would be conducted twice a year so as students get a fair bit of chance for getting admissions to reputed B-Schools. So the next phase of the test had begun from 27th September to 1st October 2012.

 

CMAT 2012 Exam Analysis: PAPER OVERVIEW

TOTAL NO. OF QUESTIONS ASKED

100

COMPOSITE TIME-FRAME

180 Minutes (3 hours)

TOTAL SECTIONS

4

MARKING STATUS

CORRECT: +4 & INCORRECT: -1

NO. OF ALTERNATIVES PER QUESTION

4

CUT-OFF MARKS (EXPECTED)

220+ [EXPECTED]

LEVEL OF THE PAPER

Easy to Moderate.

MODE OF TEST

Online [Non-Paper Based]

CMAT Exam Analysis 2012- SECTION-WISE OVERVIEW

SL.No.

NAME OF THE SECTION

LEVEL

TOTAL NO. OF QUESTIONS

1.

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Easy to Moderate

25

2.

Language Comprehension

Moderate type

25

3.

Logical Reasoning

Easy to Moderate

25

4.

General Aptitude & Awareness

Moderate type

25

SECTION-WISE DETAILED ANALYSIS

Below we bring to you section wise analysis of CMAT exam:

SECTION-I: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

This section basically covered the following topics from Mathematics in the range of Easy to Moderate Level. Especially 2-3 sets of questions were on Data Interpretation that required simple mathematical calculations and operations like addition and percentges. Besides the major topics covered were:-

a. Number system
b. Linear Equation
c. Inequalities 
d. Pipes & Cisterns
e. Averages
f. Profit & Loss
g. Ratio & Percentages
h. Probability
i. Permutation & Combination
j. Mensuration.
k. Co-ordinate Geometry
l. Mixture & Alligation

SECTION-II : Verbal Ability

This section, if seen as a whole, was easy. It covered the essential grammatical portions like: Para-jumbles, Completion of Ideas, vocabulary, Critical Reasoning, Idioms, Usage of Adjectives etc. Those candidates having basic grammatical knowledge would have really liked the paper and excelled while fetching marks. Major emphasis was given to the Critical Reasoning part.

SECTION-III: Logical Reasoning

This particular section consisted of questions from easy to moderate level as far as difficulty level is concerned. But most of the students faced the same problem in this and that was of time. The paper was time consuming. Listed below are the topics covered :

a) Blood relations
b) Linear Arrangement
c) Data Arrangement
d) Direction based Questions
e) Coding-Decoding
f) Alphabet Series
g) Calenders
h) Syllogism and Set-Theory

SECTION-IV: General Awareness

This section was catered well by those candidates who read newspapers and magazines on a regular basis. This was of moderate level in which following topics were covered:

a. Geography 
b. Banking
c. Sports
d. Arts & Culture
e. History
f. Politics & elections
g. Business

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