CMAT 2019 Student Reactions
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The National Testing Agency (NTA) has conducted the CMAT 2019 entrance exam on January 28, 2019, and approximately 70,000 MBA aspirants across India appeared for the exam. The exam is conducted in two slots. The first shift was conducted from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM and the second shift is scheduled from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. CMAT is a national level entrance test held for admission to MBA and PGDM programme in respective B-schools. It is also a screening test for the management institutes who sieve students based on their admission cutoff scores. The entrance exam is conducted every year as per the directions of MHRD, Government of India. 

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CMAT 2019 is a computer-based test of three hours duration and is held in one day; two slots format across 73 cities in the country. The result of CMAT 2018 will be announced on February 4, 2019. Careers360 brings to you the CMAT 2018 Student Reactions to get better insights of the test paper.

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The first slot of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019 has been successfully conducted from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The second slot will commence at 2:30 PM and continued till 5:30 PM. The exam pattern of CMAT 2019 remained unchanged and as per the students who appeared for the exam, the difficulty level was easy to moderate. Careers360 reporters spoke to the CMAT 2018 test takers and bring to you the student reactions of CMAT 2018 test paper. The overall difficulty level of slot 1 was easy to moderate. Most of the candidates found the Quantitative section to be the toughest followed by Logical Reasoning. Verbal ability was easy for most of the test takers. General Awareness questions were focused on current affair topics and the level of difficulty was moderate.

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CMAT 2019 Student Reactions (First Shift)

Priyesh - The overall exam was quite easy. Almost 85-90 questions were easy whereas few GK questions were out of the box, such as a question on Post Office. I was not expecting such type of questions. The static GK questions were a bit tough. I attempted 86 questions. There were no wrong questions or technical glitches. 

Chahat - The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy. All the sections, including Quant, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability sections were very easy. However, General Awareness section was tough. The questions were mostly based on current affairs. There was a question about Sigma which was out of the box. I have attempted more than 50 questions accurately. 

Vaishali - The exam was very easy. I have attempted more than 81 questions. I found the sections on the moderate to easy lines. I did not find any particularly tough or easy section or question. 

Abhinav - For me, the difficulty level of CMAT 2019 was moderate. The questions were not too easy, nor too tough. I could manage my time well, hence three hours was sufficient for me. According to me, Quantitative Techniques was the toughest sections. Rest of the sections were quite easy. In the GK section, most of the questions were on current affairs. I attempted around 80 questions. 

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i have done Diploma+BE and not 12th+BE. am i eligible to fill CMAT 2020? Please clarify!

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


yes you are eligible to apply. Graduate with 15 years of minimum education in any discipline from Recognized University/Institute. as it mention that minimum of 15 years of education. so as you have total 16 years of education you are also eligible to apply.

hope it would help.


Which option is I supposed to select for graduation details in CMAT 2020 form, If Im pursuing ? option is not showing in the list but B.comLL is showing. So, whether I select B.comLL or Other (then write manually "") ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


see (// ll is not the course you are pursuing now. so It would be better if you choose the other option and manually write (// .

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Agri business management best college that accepts cmat score

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


List of top colleges under cmat for agri business management is given below:-

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Doon Business School, Dehradun
  • Global Business School and Research Centre, Pune
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
  • Ch Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Jaipur


Hello! I have to do CMAT 2020 exam. so from now on its only one and half month remaining , I want to know that if I will start preparation now ;so is it sufficient time for being well prepared?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019

It depends on the quality of your preparation. There are people who do not burn the midnight oil but still emerge toppers and some students who put their heart and soul for preparation, panic on the D-day. So it totally depends on the quality of time and dedication you put in for your preparation. Please check CMAT syllabus at: . With 45 days for CMAT, you need to remember that you do not have time on your side. So you need to :

  • Manage time as efficiently as possible. You do not have time for distractions of whatsoever nature.
  • Believe in yourself that you can do it.
  • Practise a lot and revise equally.
  • Attempt as many mock tests as you can.
  • In the examination hall, read the question twice because there are chances of misreading a question.
  • Spend as much as 2-3 hours on Current affairs as this is an important section

Tips for QTDI:

QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics. Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

Logical Reasoning:

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Language Comprehension:

The ultimate key to improve your verbal ability is to read extensively and to read books from different genres. This ensures that when the time for reading comprehension comes you are well acquainted with different writing styles and topics. Reading extensively also improves your reading speeding over a period of time. There are no shortcuts here.


sir I m doing pharmacy 3 rd yr .. I want to do mba what should I do for or cmat or baat

Pranav Mishra 15th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

There are several exams for getting admission to management courses starting from CAT in November to MAH-CET in March. So, you have ample opportunity for getting admission to any management college by scoring good marks in any of the management exams. The most popular management exams are CAT,XAT and CMAT since most of good colleges accept the scores of these exam. By seeing your graduation degree I would suggest you to go healthcare management because your graduation has a link with this course,you can also easily justify why you have taken this course Other than this the healthcare management course also has a bright future and there is no scope of recession in this course. This is my opinion for rest what you wish. But start preparing for management exams join any reputed coaching like TIME,IMS etc and start working hard.

I hope the above information is beneficial to you.

All the Best.

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