CMAT 2020: Tips to crack General Awareness Section like a pro

Crack the general awareness section of CMAT 2020 using these expert tips and score high percentile in the exam. Read on to find interesting tips and crack the GK section in the exam like a pro.

Nidhi Gupta
Jan 24, 2020, 17:13 IST
CMAT 2020 General Awareness Section
CMAT 2020 General Awareness Section

Common Management Admission test (CMAT) is one of the most sought after MBA entrance exams among the MBA aspirants pan India. The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) once a year, and this year it is scheduled to be held on 28th January 2020. As per the CMAT exam pattern, there are 4 sections in the exam comprising of 25 questions each. However, where candidates spend quite a few hours to prepare for the 3 sections dedicated to quantitative aptitude, verbal ability, and logical reasoning, general awareness is one section which is often sidelined due to the time invested in preparing for the rest.

However, it should be noted that to prepare for the CMAT general awareness section, candidates need not spare extra hours and rather start focusing on all the sections with equal attention. As a matter of fact, the CMAT exam does not differentiates any section on the basis of number of questions that are asked to test the candidates of MBA aspirants. Every year CMAT presents the test takers with 4 sections comprising of 25 questions each. The exam is expected to be completed in a time span of three hour in computer based mode only. While you will be busy in enhancing your speed to solve the questions from quantitative aptitude section and reading comprehensions, we recommend that it would be of great help that you devote little time to general awareness section also on regular basis.

The pressure to perform exceedingly well in all the sections is demanding on the part of the candidates, hence, we have come up with an easy and practical plan which can streamline the preparation strategy to score high percentile in the CMAT general awareness section. So here are a few tips that will help you crack the CMAT 2020 General Awareness like a pro. Like the previous years, this year also the general awareness section of CMAT exam will comprise of 25 questions. And the old age formula for clicking on this section is reading newspapers and watching Television News. But if you find this task tedious and time consuming then do not forget to follow the tips given below and make your preparation a cakewalk.

Before we begin the task of preparing for the GK section, let us understand what all topics are covered under this:

The General Awareness section does have questions from all parts of the current affairs in India and Abroad. It covers the following topics: National, International, Science and Technology, corporate, Economy, Sports, Awards, Books and Authors, Environment, Personality, Abbreviations etc.

Tips to crack CMAT GK Section

1. Keep yourself updated: You should try and keep yourself updated on all the latest news. It helps not only in answering objective questions but also in subjective questions. Although CMAT exam doesn’t offers subjective questions in the GK section, but in the essay writing it will surely give you an added edge.

2. Sources to rely upon: The best source of being updated on current news and current affairs is 8oing through the English newspaper on a regular basis. Not only it will keep you updated, but will also help you enhance your speed for solving the Reading comprehensions. It Is also a good practice to go through the Forum discussions, read editorials and watch television discussions on important issues.

3. Practice earnestly: Aspirants should practice with sample papers, model papers and previous year papers. You can even download the readily available GK apps in your mobile to maintain the pace with preparation.

4. Read the Analysis: Analyze your strengths and weaknesses through practice papers. This will help in managing time in the main examination paper. Try and attempt practice quizzes on various General Awareness topics.

General Awareness for CMAT

5. Go through Expert Analysis: It is a wise step to go through the previous year paper analysis done by Experts so that you get a clear picture of the level of questions. It may happen that you take certain question as difficult but in reality it is moderate or easy. This clearly means that you need to work a little harder.

A few tips of followed earnestly can make you a top ranker in CMAT 2020 exam. Do not ignore the relevance of GK section in enhancing your overall percentile. It might seems to be the toughest section in the whole exam to master, but keeping a regular track of all the information on daily basis by sparing half an hour on the go, can let to emerge as a winner in your preparation. 

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