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CMAT 2021 Analysis : CMAT 2021 Shift 1 was hung on March 31 from 9 am-12 pm and CMAT 2021 Shift 2 was led from 3 pm to 6 pm. A point by point investigation of the CMAT 2021 question paper dependent on understudy reports from the test communities has been refreshed here for Shift 1 and Shift 2.


SectionNo Of
MarksDifficulty LevelGood AttemptTime Allotted
Quantitative Techniques and
Data Interpretation
25100Moderate2 to 22
3 Hours
Logical Reasoning25100Easy to Moderate18-20
Language Comprehension25100Moderate22-24
General Awareness25100Moderate to
Innovation &
(Optional Section)
25100Moderate18-2230 min
Total125500 94-1063 Hours 30min

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

CMAT 2021 Analysis : The CMAT difficulty level of quantitative section was somewhat harder contrasted with the Quant part of CMAT 2020 paper.

In the two openings, understudies revealed that the segment had a great deal of simple inquiries or sitters that necessary execution of straightforward essential ideas. 

As ordinarily is the situation, this part in the two spaces was overwhelmed by Arithmetic based inquiries. Also, there were 3-4 from probability and P&C among CMAT quant questions.

Logical Reasoning

CMAT 2021 Analysis : The Logical Reasoning segment of Shift 1 of CMAT 2021 question paper was simple having 22 non verbal thinking questions and 3 verbal thinking questions. 

The inquiries in this segment were independent, straight forward and simple to tackle.


AreaNo Of QuestionsSpecific Topics
Verbal Reasoning3Critical Reasoning
Non Verbal Reasoning19Coding-decoding, Relations, Series, Analogies,
Blood Relations, Arrangements (Circular & Matrix),
Visual Reasoning, Directions, Counting number of figures,
Odd One Out, Sequential output


AreaNo Of QuestionsSpecific Topics
Verbal Reasoning6Critical Reasoning
Non Verbal Reasoning22Sequential Output,
Verbal Reasoning

CMAT General Awareness

CMAT 2021 Analysis : The General Awareness part of Shift 1 of CMAT 2021 paper was of higher trouble level. The segment was overwhelmed by inquiries of Indian setting. The part was trying in both the spaces.


AreaNo Of QuestionsSpecific Topic
Static GK17
Mix of Indian Context,
International and Miscellaneous questions
Current Affairs8

Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional Section)

CMAT 2021 Analysis : The Innovation and Entrepreneurship area was presented for this present year without precedent for CMAT. This part was the discretionary segment of CMAT 2021 inquiry paper and 30 minutes extra was given to up-and-comers who settled on this segment. The trouble level of this part can be thought about simple to direct.

AreaNo Of QuestionsSpecific Topic
Reading Comprehension9A passage on entrepreneurship of
ethnic minorities and minority institutions
Entrepreneurship /
5-8management side of entrepreneurship
Business Awareness8-12entrepreneurs – personalities, biographies

CMAT analysis presented above will help students to formulate study plan. CMAT previous year question paper is a reference material providing the outline of the exam. We hope that CMAT 2021 exam pattern and its analysis help you in acing CMAT 2022.

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