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CMAT 2019 Exam Analysis

CMAT exam is a national MBA entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) every year. CMAT score is accepted by many top B- schools in India like JBIMS Mumbai, SIMSREE, GIM, KJ Somaiya, Welingkar etc. for MBA/PGDM admissions. The CMAT 2019 exam was conducted in 2 slots each with duration of 3-hours. It consisted of 100 questions from 4 sections namely Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation and General Awareness. For every correct answer candidate scored +4 and for every wrong answer 1 mark was deducted.

In this article, we have analysed CMAT 2019 paper in depth. MBA aspirants preparing for CMAT should definitely read this article to gain insights and to better understand the CMAT exam pattern. This analysis provides an estimate the overall and sectional level of difficulty, CMAT syllabus, topic wise distribution of questions, expected score for percentiles and do ability of questions.

 

CMAT 2019 Exam Analysis:

The section wise questions pattern and difficulty in CMAT 2019 is as follows:

Language Comprehension Analysis

CMAT 2019 Analysis : This section in CMAT 2019 comprised of 4 reading comprehensions and other verbal questions included synonyms/ antonyms, fill in the blanks, idiom based, analogies, error correction etc. The level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. Candidate attempting 23-24 questions with around 80-90% accuracy in this section could score well.

TopicNo Of QuestionsDoable QuestionsDifficulty Level
RC – 4 passages1511-12Moderate
Part with error11Easy
Synonyms / Antonyms21Easy
FIB11Easy
Idiom-based11Easy
Word Analogy11Easy
PJ11Easy
Meaning of phrase11Easy
Meaning of underlined word11Easy
Grammatically Correct Sentence11Easy

Quantitative Techniques And Data Interpretation Analysis

CMAT 2019 Analysis : This section in CMAT 2019 was mainly dominated by questions from Geometry and Arithmetic followed by Algebra and Modern Math. 2 Data Interpretation questions were also asked. The difficulty level of questions mostly ranged from easy to moderate with only 2-3 difficult questions. A candidate attempting 24-25 questions with 90% accuracy is expected to score well in this section.

TopicNo Of QuestionsDoable QuestionsDifficulty Level
Algebra42-3Moderate
Arithmetic64Moderate
Geometry76Easy
Data- Interpretation21Difficult
Modern Math43Easy
Miscellaneous22Easy

Logical Reasoning Analysis

CMAT 2019 Analysis : This section in CMAT 2019 comprised of questions from both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. There were 4 questions from Verbal ability and rest of the questions were based on series, blood relations, direction sense, ranking etc. The level of difficulty for this section was also easy to moderate. Candidate with 24-25 attempts with 90% accuracy could score good.

TopicNo Of QuestionsDoable QuestionsDifficulty Level
Coding-Decoding32Moderate
Blood Relations33Easy
Series Completion22Easy
Logic-Based11Easy
Ranking11Easy
Counting Number Of Squares
In A Given Figure
11Easy
Square Arrangement11Easy
Directions11Easy
Miscellaneous11Easy
Visual Reading21Moderate
Verbal Reasoning43Easy
Analogy22Easy
Odd One Out33Easy

General Awareness Analysis:

CMAT 2019 Analysis : This section in CMAT 2019 exam was mainly dominated by static GK questions and had only 8 current affairs questions. You must be thorough with the GK facts to answer the questions. Anyone attempting 12-15 questions with 80-85% accuracy is expected to score well in this section.

TopicNo Of QuestionsDoable QuestionsDifficulty Level
Current Affairs86-7Easy
Science41Difficult
Awards21Difficult
Politics75Moderate
Sports43-4Moderate

Overall Analysis Of CMAT 2019:

The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy. Verbal Ability was a little difficult, Data Interpretation was time- consuming and GK too was a little twisted. 

A candidate should get around a 99 percentile for attempting around 85 to 87 questions with 90% accuracy, which would give the candidate a score of 305-310.

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