CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis by IMS – Know Expected Cut-off, Difficulty Level

CMAT 2021 exam has been conducted by on 31st March in morning slot. Find out the CMAT exam analysis and know the exam difficulty level and expected cutoff. 

Created On: Mar 31, 2021 16:10 IST
CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis Slot 1
CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis Slot 1

National Testing Agency has conducted the CMAT 2021 (Slot 1) on March 31, 2021 between 9 am and 12:30 pm at various test centers in India. Aspirants can check the overall CMAT Exam Analysis 2021 as shared by the experts at IMS Learning Resource. Carefully read the types of questions being asked in the exam along with the exam difficulty level. Candidates will also find the CMAT 2021 expected cutoff score along with the CMAT exam analysis.

Read CMAT 2021 detailed exam analysis as mentioned under:-

CMAT Exam Analysis 2021 by IMS

CMAT added a new section to the test making it a three and a half hour test form the earlier three hour test. The new section, Innovation and Entrepreneurship was optional and carried 25 questions. The candidates who opted for the additional section received 30 minutes extra.

TEST OVERVIEW

The structure of the test and estimates of good attempts are as follows:

Section

No Of Questions

Marks per Question

Maximum Marks

Good Attempts

Overall LOD

Quantitative Techniques and

25

4

100

18-20

Moderate

Data Interpretation

 

 

 

 

 

Logical Reasoning

25

4

100

21-23

Easy -Moderate

Language Comprehension

 

25

4

100

17-19

Easy

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Awareness

25

4

100

9-11

Difficult

Total

100

4

400

65-70

Moderate

  • The test had no sectional
  • 4 marks for a correct response .Each Incorrect response invited negative (-) 1 mark

VERDICT 

  • Overall, the test was slightly tougher than CMAT
  • As is the case generally with CMAT, this year in slot 1 too, time was not a constraining
  • General Awareness Section was challenging and will become the decisive section and impact the overall

Based on the feedback received from IMS candidates and experts, we expect the following percentiles against scores for CMAT 2021 (based on Slot 1)

Score

Percentile

300 +

99.95+

265-270

99

220-225

95

190-195

90

OVERVIEW OF THE SECTIONS 

Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation

  • Like is generally the case in CMATs (2020 being an exception with one DI set of 3 questions), it had all single questions and no set-based
  • The Quant Section was slightly tougher compared to the Quant section of CMAT 2020
  • Students reported that the section had a lot of easy questions or sitters that required implementation of simple basic
  • As normally is the case, this section was dominated by Arithmetic based
  • The rest of the questions were distributed in the areas of Algebra, Numbers, Modern Math and
  • This time both Data Interpretation questions were singular

Break-up of the questions was as follows

Area

No of Questions.

Specifics /Topics

Arithmetic

10

Percentages, Time-speed-distance, Time-work, Ratio- Proportion, SI-CI, Mixtures & Allegations, Work Pipes & Cisterns,

Algebra

3

Quadratic equations, Linear Equations

Geometry

1

Triangles

Modern Math

4

Function, Probability , Permutation - Combination, Venn Diagram

Numbers

5

Properties of Numbers, Surds & Indices, HCF LCM

Data Interpretation

2

Table, Pie-Chart

This year they have introduced two new types of questions.

  • Two statements with two questions were In this, one needs to find true statement/s among the given statements. Here, one needs to solve 2 questions instead of one question.
  • Another type was ‘Match the columns’.

Logical Reasoning

  • The Logical Reasoning section was quite doable and easier compared to the LR section of CMAT
  • There were 25 logical reasoning questions out of which 3 were
  • All the questions were stand-alone. The questions were not lengthy and many questions were straight forward and very easy to
  • According to students, the section had questions on Coding-decoding, Series, Analogies, Blood Relations, Circular Arrangement, Matrix Arrangement, Counting number of figures, Syllogisms, Visual Reasoning

Break-up of the questions was as follows

Area

 

 

Verbal Reasoning

No of Questions.

 

 

3

Specifics /Topics

 

 

Critical Reasoning

Non Verbal Reasoning

22

Coding-decoding, Relations, Series, Analogies,Blood Relations, Arrangements(Circular & Matrix), Visual Reasoning, Directions, Counting number of figures etc.

 

Language Comprehension

  • The Language Comprehension Section consisted of 14 Reading Comprehension questions and 11 Non-RC
  • This year there were four Reading Comprehension passages with 14 The lengths of the passages varied from 80 words to 400 words. The questions on the two short passages (about 80 words each) were of a higher difficulty level compared to those on the longer passages (400 to 500 words each).
  • The non-RC questions were easy to

Break-up of the questions was as follows

Area

No of Questions.

Specifics /Topics

Reading Comprehension

 

(4 passages)

14

(approx. 80 to 500 words)

Vocabulary

3

Synonyms, Fill in the Blanks

Grammar

8

Sentence Correction/Improvement

 General Awareness

  • Out of the 25 General Awareness questions, 17 were based on Static 8 questions were on Current Affairs.
  • Around 15 questions were based on Indian events, 7 were on international ones and the remaining 3 were miscellaneous

Break-up of the questions was as follows

 

Area

No of Questions.

Specifics /Topics

Static GK

17

Indian Context 15 questions International 7 questions

Miscellaneous 3 questions

Current Affairs

8

 

Comment ()

Post Comment

3 + 4 =
Post

Comments