First CMAT for admission session 2015-16 is scheduled to be conducted in a five day test window from September 25 to 29, 2014.
Test Pattern of CMAT September 2014:
• Type of Questions: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.
• There will be 25 Questions of maximum 100 marks in each category.
• There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.
• Duration of exam will be 180 minutes.
In all there are 100 questions divided in 25 questions for each section and carrying 4 marks per question. CMAT doesnt give scores in form of percentile, the score is awarded in raw form and if you are able to score around 250+ you may get a good B school.
Language comprehension in CMAT September 2014:
Preparation of topics on Language comprehension is required. CMAT aspirants may confront various types of questions to correct the error in sentences, paragraphs, other questions on Language comprehension; If they have a good grasp on fundamentals choosing the right answer option wouldnt pose much problem.
Revis Tenses. Usage of Articles, Non-finites, dangling modifiers, Nouns, Pronouns (Especially relative Pronouns), adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, spellings of the words, usage of punctuation, verbs, Syntax, Subject-verb Agreement, Simple, continuous, Perfect tenses and Conditional-unreal past should be properly understood and practiced.
General Awareness in CMAT September 2014:
Approximately 5 days can be devoted to regular updating of General Knowledge in Business and Finance, Past related to present, Recent changes “National and international events. GK preparation is equally important.
Quantitative Techniques in CMAT September 2014:
Questions are expected from number system, time speed distance, geometry, permutation combination and probability. We can also expect questions from indices surds, logs, progression, averages and profit loss. Level of questions is from easy to moderate.
Reasoning in CMAT September 2014:
Its good to prepare on different topics of Logical Reasoning as topics are important and questions can be based on any of them. More practice topics on LR are seating arrangements; sets, blood relations, direction, assumption, premise “conclusion, team formation.