CMAT Analysis and Expected Cutoff by T.I.M.E
Aditi Garg, 30 Jan 2019, #CMAT
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CMAT 2019 Analysis and Expected Cutoff by T.I.M.E - The National Testing Agency, better known as NTA has conducted CMAT 2019 on Monday, January 28, 2019. The first slot was conducted between 9:30 am - 12.30 p.m. and the second slot was conducted from 2:30 pm to 5.30 pm. Post the CMAT examination, test takers are obviously eager to find out the CMAT 2019 analysis. The experts at the renowned T.I.M.E training institute have released the complete analysis of CMAT 2019 for the benefit of the test takers and other prospective candidates. Careers360, in this article, will bring the CMAT 2019 analysis and expected cutoff by T.I.M.E.

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CMAT is a national-level MBA entrance exam for admission to more than 500 B-schools in the country. The experts reveal the difficulty level of the exam, types of questions asked in the exam, expected cutoff and other relevant details. The T.I.M.E. experts have released the analysis for both forenoon and afternoon slots of CMAT 2019 exam. Both the slots have been conducted successfully with no glitches reported. The exam was of easy to moderate difficulty level. There were no changes observed in the exam pattern. In fact, it was quite smoothly conducted by the new conducting body, NTA. Until last year, AICTE was responsible for conducting CMAT. Candidates appearing for the exam can check the complete CMAT analysis 2019 by T.I.M.E. in this article. 

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As per the exam analysis of CMAT 2019, the overall difficulty level of CMAT exam was easy to moderate. Candidates could freely move across the sections throughout the exam duration of 3 hours. Language Comprehension was the easiest section while the GK part was found to be slightly out-of-the-box by the test takers of the first slot of CMAT 2019.

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CMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CMAT 2019 was conducted for a total of three hours. Each question will carry four marks and for each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one mark. The total number of questions covering four sections is 100, with each section having 25 questions. The total marks obtainable for CMAT 2019 is 400. Candidates can check the distribution of questions across sections below:

CMAT Exam Pattern 2019

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 

The experts from T.I.M.E. coaching institute have shared the CMAT analysis 2019 of both first slot and the second slot. Additionally, CMAT 2019 analysis by T.I.M.E will also include the expected cutoff based on the difficulty level of CMAT 2019. The experts have also shared the ideal number of attempts to be made by candidates in order to secure a good score. Besides, the number of questions from each topic under each section of CMAT 2019 along with their difficulty level has also been explained by the experts in this CMAT analysis by T.I.M.E. 2019. 


Students who reported at the center venues after the Gate Closure time (which was 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam) were not allowed to enter the exam center. This time, CMAT was conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) and not by AICTE.

Students were permitted to take breaks during the exam but not in the first 30 minutes and in the last 30 minutes of the exam. However, candidates were not allowed to move out of the exam hall with their hall tickets even if they ended their test ahead of the stipulated time.

The hall tickets of the candidates and the rough sheets taken by the candidate were collected after everybody ended their tests. This time, there was an additional procedural step of pasting one's photograph on the attendance sheet during the exam.

CMAT 2019 analysis – Sectional

The order of the sections is as follows:

  1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  2. Logical Reasoning

  3. English Language and Comprehension

  4. General Awareness

Candidates could switch between sections as there is no sectional duration. 

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

As compared to the paper pattern two years back, there were fewer number of calculation-intensive questions. The questions were spread across a wide range of topics viz., Numbers, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Linear Equations, Functions, Inequalities, Geometry, Mensuration, P&C, Probability, Sets & Venn Diagrams, etc. There was one question on Six Sigma, which came unexpectedly.

There were two questions based on Data Interpretation which were time consuming. One question was a pie chart related to market share and the other was a table of subjects and marks scored by a number of students.

Good number of attempts- A well-prepared student could have attempted 21-22 questions in the section.

Logical Reasoning

All LR questions were individual questions and there were no set-based questions. Unlike last year, most questions in this section were on the easy to moderate side. Questions included coding-decoding, direction sense, alpha-numeric-symbolic series, cubes, Venn diagrams, visual diagrams, family tree, matrix arrangements (distributions), comparisons, series based, analogies and odd one out. There were 4 questions on Verbal Reasoning (Statement Assertions and conclusions, Strong-Weak Arguments etc).

Good number of attempts-  21-22 questions were considered to be a decent number of attempts to score good marks in this section.


Language Comprehension

There were four Reading Comprehension passages in this section. There were a total of 15 RC questions. Three of the RC passages had just two paragraphs with three questions each. The topics included Comparison of Developed & Developing countries; Endangered Languages; Parenting; and the questions were of moderate difficulty. The fourth passage was about Steve Jobs and was relatively longer. It had six inference-based questions. 


The Verbal Ability segment had ten questions. These included questions on Synonyms, Antonyms, Error spotting, Fill in the Blanks, One word substitution, Parajumbles, Figures of Speech, Meanings of words and their usage in sentences, Grammatically correct sentence etc.


Good number of attempts- A serious test taker should have been able to answer 20-21 questions.


General Awareness

This section was moderate in difficulty level. About half the number of questions were based on Static GK and the remaining half was based on Current GK. The section had questions on:

  • Indian Constitution, Civics and Civic Bodies, Commissions etc
  • General Science,
  • Politics,
  • Banking,
  • Quotation by a famous personality,
  • Sports, and
  • Current events.

Good number of attempts - A good student would have been able to answer around 15 questions.


The overall cut offs are expected to increase as CMAT 2019 was found to be easier than last year.

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CMAT Result 2019

CMAT 2019 result will be announced on February 8, 2019. Based on the cutoff score, CMAT participating institutes 2019 will release shortlist of candidates for the next rounds of CMAT 2019 selection procedure.

CMAT 2019 cutoff is the minimum score that candidates need to obtain in order to be eligible for admission in the CMAT 2019 participating institutes. Each individual institute will release its own cutoff after which candidates will be invited for selection rounds such as GD, PI and WAT. The selection process and methodology of admission process will differ from institute

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