Common Management Admission test (CMAT) is conducted by AICTE twice in a year. In this article, we will share the tips to crack the first section from CMAT which is Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation.
This section is taken as the toughest. It will have 25 questions in it. Lets first see what all topics are covered under these:
Qunatitative Techniques: Number System, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Averages, Simple and Compound Interest. Allegations and Mixtures, Complex Numbers, Inequalities, Permutation and Combination, Sets and Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, Ratio and proportion, Mensuration, Geometry.
Data Interpretation: Other than interpretating data, it also has questions on Data Sufficiency. The main difference among the two is, that Data Interpretation tests the ability to interpret a given data and solve a question on that basis while in Data Sufficiency one needs to only validate whether the given data is sufficient to answer the question. Therefore, strategy should be very different in solving these questions.
Tips for better performance
1. Understanding the Concept: Before beginning the practice, aspirants should go through the concept. For instance, If one wants to solve questions on Trigonometry they should first understand what is a right angled triangle and what are the basic hieghts and distance formulas used in solving such questions.
2. Formulas: It is good to have the formulas on finger tips. Good way to memorize them is to make your own tricks.
3. Clear your Doubts: Instead of keeping your doubts for the Examination Hall, have them solved beforehand. Discuss your doubts with your peers and teachers. If you think you have understood the concept then, explain the same to others, it will increase your confidence.
4. Practice: Quantitative Techniques can be understood and solved easily if one does a lot of practice. It is advisable to practice with sample papers, model papers and previous year papers. Click here to practice with CMAT Papers
5. Analysis: Analyze your strengths and weaknesses through practice papers. This will help in managing time in the main examination paper. For example if you are strong in Data Sufficiency questions, make it a point to do them first and do them all.
6. Go through Expert Analysis: It is a wise step to go through the previous year paper analyis 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.
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