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CMAT 2012 Exam Analysis

Aug 21, 2018 17:50 IST
    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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