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CMAT 2014 Exam Analysis

Aug 30, 2018 17:24 IST
    CMAT 2014 Exam Analysis
    CMAT 2014 Exam Analysis

    CMAT 2014 Exam Analysis – CMAT 2014 exam was held twice a year: February and September. CMAT September 2014 exam was held from September 25 to 29, 2014. The entrance test was conducted smoothly without any technical glitches. CMAT 2014 exam Analysis was done after the exam was held. As per various experts and their CMAT exam analysis 2014, the overall difficulty level of the test was easy to moderate. The CMAT 2014 exam was conducted as per the expectations of experts.

    In this article, we bring to you the analysis of CMAT exam that will help test takers assess their performance in the exam.

    About CMAT Exam

    Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is one of the most popular management entrance tests after CAT. Until 2018 the CMAT exam was administered and held by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) . From 2019 onwards, the CMAT will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). AICTE is no longer responsible for CMAT exam. The CMAT exam a gateway to MBA and PGDM programmes across B-schools in India. It is a national level entrance test conducted in online mode.

    Before we move onto the analysis of CMAT exam, let us first take you through the exam pattern of CMAT 2014 exam.

    CMAT 2014 Exam Pattern

    S No.


           Maximum marks



    Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation     




    Logical Reasoning




      Language Comprehension     




    General Awareness



    As per the marking scheme of CMAT 2014 exam, each correct answer was awarded with4 marks, while for each incorrect answer 1 mark was deducted. Unattempted questions received 0 mark. 

    CMAT 2014 Exam Analysis

    As per candidates feedbacks, the General Awareness section was on tougher side while the Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation section was on the easiest side. The other two sections namely, Logical Reasoning and Language Comprehension sections were of moderate difficulty level.

    CMAT 2014 Exam Analysis: Overview

    Difficulty Level

    Easy to Moderate

    Total No. of Questions


    Time Frame

    180 minutes

    Marking Scheme

    Correct Answer = 4

    Incorrect Answer = -1

    Total Sections


    Let us now take a look at section-wise analysis of CMAT exam:

    CMAT Exam Analysis 2014: Sectional Overview

    SECTION-I: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation:

    This section basically covered the following topics from Mathematics in the range of Easy to Moderate Level of difficulty:-

    1. Number system
    2. Linear Equation
    3. Inequalities
    4. Pipes & Cisterns
    5. Averages
    6. Profit & Loss
    7. Ratio & Percentages
    8. Probability
    9. Permutation & Combination
    10. Mensuration
    11. Co-ordinate Geometry
    12. Mixture & Alligation

    Sets on D.I (Data Interpretation) accounted for simple and basic calculations like addition, percentages etc.

    CMA 2014 Exam Analysis: SECTION-II

    Verbal Ability

    This section comprised of moderate level questions with a domination of Reading Comprehension. There were a total of 5 Reading Comprehension Passages with 3 questions per passages. It covered the essential Grammatical portions like: Para-jumbles, Fill in the blanks, vocabulary, Critical Reasoning, Idioms, Usage of Adjectives etc. Those candidates having basic Grammatical knowledge would have found this particular section to be somewhat easy.


    Analytical Reasoning

    This particular section consisted of questions whose difficulty level can be catered from Moderate to Difficult. The basic level of Logical & Analytical Reasoning sets was the framework of this section. Besides, proper time allocation and selecting questions was key to attempt this section aptly. The topics covered were :

    1. Blood relations
    2. Linear Arrangement
    3. Data Arrangement
    4. Sitting Arrangement
    5. Direction based Questions
    6. Coding-Decoding
    7. Alphabet Series


    General Awareness

    One of those sections that always tease the candidates is General Awareness or G.A. The difficulty level was tough in this section, about 30% of the questions were from current Affairs. The other topics that this section covered were:

    1. Geography
    2. Banking
    3. Sports
    4. Arts & Culture
    5. History
    6. Politics & elections
    7. Business
    8. Current Affairs

    That was all about the CMAT 2014 exam analysis. For more exam analysis and information, visit www.jagranjosh.com

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