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CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is an aptitude entrance examination conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) for admission to some of the into some of the Top MBA/PGDM colleges across India. CMAT Exam was held on 24th January 2020. CMAT 2020 had 4 sections i.e., Language Skills, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation and General Awareness. The overall marks of CMAT 2020 Exam consists of 400 marks and the duration of the exam was 3 hours.

CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis Paper Pattern are as follows:

The section wise analysis for CMAT 2020 Slot 1 is as follows:


Number of QuestionsMaximum
Language Skills25100
Techniques and Data
Total Sections100400

Each question carried 4 marks for every correct answer and there was a negative marking of – 1 mark for every incorrect answer.  

CMAT 2020 Analysis Section-wise in-depth analysis:

Language Skills:

CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis for Language Skills Section was easy to moderate in terms of the difficulty level. There were total 3 Reading Comprehension passages asked in the exam. The passages were lengthy but easily comprehendible. The Verbal Ability and Grammar had easy questions. Overall 18-21 questions were considered to be good attempts with high accuracy.

Topics asked for Language Skills Section are as follows:

• Reading Comprehension (3 short passages of about 15 questions in total)

• Para-Jumbles

• Vocabulary

• Usage of Articles

• Non-finites

• Dangling Modifiers

• Usage on Words, etc.

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation:

CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Section was moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level as it included more calculations to solve the questions. Overall about 18-20 questions was considered to be good attempts. 

Topics asked for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Section are as follows:

• Arithmetic-Ratio, Mixtures & Allegations, Time & Work, Averages, Percentages, Time, speed & Distance, Profit and loss, Interest, etc.

• Number System

• Probability

• Geometry

• Algebra

• Table and pie chart

• Bar diagrams and graphs

• Charts, etc.

Logical Reasoning:

CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis for Logical Reasoning had mix variety of questions asked such as arrangement, sequencing, linear and arrangement of coding with conditions. Overall it was Easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level and about 21-23 questions with high accuracy was considered to be good attempt. 

Topics asked for Logical Reasoning Section are as follows:

• Statement & conclusion

• Seating Arrangements

• Logical puzzle

• Coding & Decoding

• Numerical puzzle

• Venn diagram

• True/false statements

• Visual Reasoning, etc

General Awareness:

CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis for General Awareness section was moderate to difficult in terms of the difficulty level. It had both type of questions based on current affairs and also static GK. Overall 8-11 questions with high accuracy was considered good attempts.

Topics asked for General Awareness Section are as follows:

• Current Affairs

• Static GK

• Currency and Capitals of countries

• States of India

• International Organizations

• Monetary and fiscal tools

• Emblem

• Identification of personalities, etc. 

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