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CMAT 2018 exam Analysis: Cut-off expected to increase; exam was easy than last year

Jan 23, 2018 15:07 IST
    CMAT 2018 Exam Analysis
    CMAT 2018 Exam Analysis

    All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) successfully organized CMAT examination on 20th January 2018. Lakhs of MBA aspirants appeared for the MBA entrance exam that was held across India. The three hour long exam got over at 12.30pm and was conducted in a single session. Aspirants had mixed reviews about CMAT 2018. Some of them mentioned that although the exam was conducted on anticipated lines but GK section was tough to solve and logical reasoning section was tricky. Others mentioned that the paper was easy compared to previous year. So here is the sectional analysis of CMAT 2018 exam that will throw light upon the level of difficulty faced by the exam takers.

    CMAT Logical Reasoning Section

    To begin with the analysis, let us first discuss the topics and type of questions asked in Logical Reasoning section. Lot of aspirants said that the LR section was tricky and time consuming. The LR section comprised of 25 questions wherein 4 marks were allotted for choosing the correct option and a negative marking of 1 mark as assigned against choosing wrong choice. Question from Family Tree, Puzzles, Series, Directions, Syllogisms were asked from the aspirants.

    Here is the topic-wise bifurcation of the questions in LR section of CMAT 2018:

    No. of Qs.





    Puzzles /Arrangements


    Groups and Conditionalities


    Family Tree/ Blood Relations


    Missing terms




    Routes and Networks



     Source: IMSIndia.com

    In all an aspirant who attempted 21-23 questions with accuracy can expect a good percentile in LR section.

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    CMAT Language Comprehension Section

    In this section, questions from reading comprehension and verbal ability are asked from the candidates. They are required to answer 25 questions as against the marking scheme mentioned in the previous section. Aspirants faced difficulty in solving Language Comprehension section because the options were closely associated. This created confusion and doubt in choosing the correct option.

    Here is topic-wise bifurcation of the questions in CMAT 2018:


    No. of Questions











    Word analogy


    Meaning of phrase




    Source: IMSIndia.com

    Overall a decent attempt of 22 questions with accuracy can help CMAT exam takers fetch good percentile in CMAT 2018.

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    CMAT Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation Section

    The QT section was dominated by Arithmetic-based questions. Overall this section was moderately difficult with merely 2-3 questions putting skills of candidate to test. The DI section was easy to handle. It didn’t carry any set based question this time. Candidates who attempted 23-25 attempts in this section with accuracy can expect a wonderful percentile in the exam.

    Here is topic-wise classification of questions being asked in CMAT 2018:


    No of Qs.

    Simultaneous Equation


    Number series and basic properties


    Time Speed & Distance, Profit & Loss, Ratios, Averages, Mixtures, Time and Work, SI & CI


    Mensuration, Circles


    Table-based individual questions


    Probability and HCF-LCM


    Source: IMSIndia.com

    GK section of CMAT Exam

    Like all other section, even GK section had 25 questions to check the general aptitude of candidates. Out of 25 questions, seven were from current affairs and rest 18 were asked from static GK. This section has a high difficulty level. GK section had 5 easy, 8 medium and 12 difficult questions. Questions from genres such as social issues, polity, sports and famous personality were asked. An attempt of around 10 to 13 questions with accuracy can fetch a good score in exam.

    Overall Analysis of CMAT 2018

    CMAT exam takers who have attempted 75 to 78 questions in the exam with accuracy can expect a call in GD and PI round. This year, a score of 220-230 marks in CMAT 2018 has the potential to get 99 percentile in the exam.

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