CMAT 2019 Analysis and Expected Cutoff
Ranjini Basu, 29 Jan 2019, #CMAT
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CMAT 2019 Analysis - CMAT, the national level management entrance exam has been conducted on Monday, January 28, 2019; around 70,000 candidates are expected to have appeared for CMAT 2019 in 73 cities across India. The exam was held in two slots (Slot 1- 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Slot 2 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM). After the exam, before NTA releases the official answer key, experts from different coaching institutes have published the CMAT 2019 analysis. According to the CMAT 2019 analysis, the exam was quite easy as compared to other management entrance examinations like CAT, XAT, IIFT exams. Most of them solved around 75- 90 per cent questions within a span of 120 -150 minutes. As per the exam analysis, the exam pattern of CMAT remained unaltered and the overall difficulty level CMAT exam was easy to moderate. Language Comprehension was the easiest section while candidates found General Awareness section to be quite easy. Careers360, in this article, brings forth the CMAT 2019 analysis based on expert and test takers' feedback after the completion of the examination for both the CMAT time slots. The article would include CMAT Analysis 2019 (slot 1 and slot 2) sectional and overall difficulty level, question topics, number of questions and expected cutoff scores.

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CMAT 2019 Exam PatternThe total duration of CMAT 2019 is three hours. Each question will carry four (4) marks and for each incorrect answer, there will be a negative marking of one (1) mark.
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CMAT Exam Pattern 2019 - Number of Sections and Total Score

Sections

Number of questions

Total marks

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

100

General Awareness

25

100

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Language Comprehension

25

100

Total

100

400

CMAT 2019 Analysis – Sectional Analysis

In terms of sectional analysis, all the sections ranged from easy to moderate difficulty level except General Awareness. This section was the trickiest and most of the candidates found it difficult to solve the questions. Let us take a look at the individual analysis of CMAT 2019.

CMAT 2019 Analysis – Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

The overall difficulty level of this section was of moderate difficulty level. There was no set based questions in this section. This section had a dominance of Arithmetic and Geometry areas. The other questions were from Algebra and Modern Maths. There were two Data Interpretation questions, which were singular and not set based.  

CMAT analysis - Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation Topics

Topics

No of Qs.

Area

Functions, linear equations

8

Algebra

Time-Speed-Distance, Time works, Clocks, Averages 

12

Arithmetic

Mensuration, Triangles, Trigonometry

7

Geometry

Pie-Chart, Table

2

Data Interpretation

Probability, Permutation & Combination

4

Modern Math

Six Sigma, Numbers2 Miscellaneous 

According to the experts of IMS, a coaching institute of repute, around 23-25 attempts with 90 per cent accuracy in 50-55 minutes would be good for this section to fetch a seat in a renowned management school. 

CMAT 2019 Analysis – General Awareness

The questions were divided between static and current affairs. This year the overall level of difficulty in General Knowledge was moderate to tough as several questions were based on current affairs. The one who is not aware of daily news may face difficulty in solving the questions. On the other hand, the number of static affair questions was more in the second slot. As many as 12 questions were based on Static GK and 13 were on Current Affairs. Around 16 questions were based on Indian events, five were on international and four were miscellaneous. Questions from History, Geography, Mythology, Banking, Politics International Business, Sports and Economy were designated in the General Awareness section.

Based on IMS Expert Analysis of CMAT 2018, yet another coaching institute,13-15 questions with 80 per cent accuracy in around 15 minutes would be fine for this section to obtain a good score.  

CMAT 2019 Analysis – Logical Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. According to experts, this section was easier compared to that of last year. The questions were on coding-decoding, relations, series, visual reasoning, analogy, arrangements, directions, syllogism etc. There were no set-based questions.

CMAT analysis - Logical Reasoning Topics

No. of Qs.

Area

3

Coding-Decoding

3

Blood Relations

2

Series Completion

1

Logic based

1

Ranking

1

Counting number of squares in given figure

1

Square Arrangement

1Directions
1Miscellaneous 
2Visual Reasoning
4Verbal Reasoning
2Analogy
3Odd one out

IMS experts state that around 23-25 attempts with 90 per cent accuracy in 50-55 minutes look good for this section to obtain a good score to get admission into a reputed management institute.

CMAT 2018 Analysis - Language Comprehension

The Language Comprehension section carried questions from Reading Comprehension and English Usage. The difficulty level was easy to moderate. There were 15 RC questions and 10 Verbal Ability questions.  There were four RC passages, three were short whereas one was lengthy. The short passages had three questions each whereas the fourth passage had six questions. The Verbal Ability segment consisted of seven to eight medium difficulty level questions.  

CMAT analysis - Language Comprehension Topics

Area

No. of Qs.

RC

15

Part with error

1

Synonyms/Antonyms

2

FIB 

1

Idiom-based

1

Word analogy

1

Para Jumble1
Meaning of phrase1
Meaning of underlined words1
Grammatically correct sentence1

According to the experts of IMS, around 20-22 attempts with 85-90 per cent accuracy would be good.

CMAT 2019 Expected Cutoff 

As per the students’ feedback so far, it’s estimated that around 72 to 75 questions with 85-90 percent accuracy would be good a score to get GD-PI calls from colleges like GIM, KJSOM (PGDBM program) etc. CMAT 2019 cutoff refers to the minimum marks or percentile required to get shortlisted by participating institutes. CMAT cutoff will depend on the difficulty level of the exam, the number of test takers and other factors. Careers360 will update the detailed information on the expected CMAT cutoff 2018 as and when it is released by experts. 

CMAT Cutoff for Top B-schools (Expected)

CMAT 2019 result will be declared on February 8, 2019. The CMAT 2019 result or scorecard download link will be sent to the registered email address by the officials for test takers to download. Based on the cutoff, CMAT participating institutes 2019 will release shortlist of candidates the next rounds of CMAT selection procedure 2019.

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