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CMAT 2024 Analysis Shift 1 & 2 (Available): Check Difficulty Level, Experts Reviews

CMAT 2024 Analysis Shift 1 & 2 (Available): Check Difficulty Level, Experts Reviews

Edited By Himanshu Shekhar | Updated on May 16, 2024 09:38 AM IST | #CMAT

CMAT analysis 2024 for shift 1 and 2 is available now. As per the CMAT 2024 exam analysis shift 1 and 2, in the general awareness section, most of the questions were based on static general knowledge. The difficulty level of the CMAT exam shift 2 appeared to be easy to moderate while the shift 1 was moderate. 2 questions asked from the Language Comprehension and 3 from the data interpretation sessions. The Quant, Innovation and Entrepreneurship section were quite easy. Based on this CMAT analysis, candidates can calculate their raw score. The CMAT exam 2024 was conducted on May 15, 2024. Around 50,000 to 60,000 candidates appeared for the CMAT exam. Check detailed CMAT exam analysis 2024, CMAT exam review, CMAT score vs percentile and expected cut-off on this page.

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 Shift 2:Highlights

The CMAT exam analysis of shift 2 is highlighted here. The overall and sectional wise analysis of CMAT exam 2024 will help the students calculate their CMAT raw score.

  • The overall difficulty level of the CMAT exam 2024 shift 2 was moderate.
  • Questions from language comprehension and logical reasoning topics were easier to solve.
  • The quantitative section of CMAT exam 2024 shift 2 was easy. The majority of the questions were asked from the arithmetic.
  • Questions from data interpretation involved only simple calculations.

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 (Shift 2) - Section Wise

CMAT exam 2024 shift 2 question paper comprises of questions from the following topics.

Section

Topics

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Pie Chart, Mixtures, Area, Probability, LCM, HCF, Mensuration, Time and Work, Geometry

Logical Reasoning

Direction and distance, Alphabet and numbers pattern recognition, Sitting Arrangement (Circular and Linear), Wrong number series, Blood Relation, Statement, Assumptions, Syllogism

Language Comprehension

English, Passage, Synonyms Antonyms, Passive Active Voice, Odd one out, Idioms, Fill in the blank, Rearrange sentence

General Awareness

Based on national and international events, awards, History

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Qualities of Entrepreneur, Pitchdeck, Business Model, Idea Generation, Customer Related

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CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 Shift 1: Highlights

Some of the main highlights regarding the CMAT Exam 2024 Shift 1 are mentioned here as per the reviews received from the students who attended the CMAT shift 1 exam.

  • Initially, the overall CMAT exam 2024 paper for shift 1 was moderate.
  • The general awareness section was difficult. Candidates with solid knowledge regarding current affairs can easily score in this section.
  • The Innovation and Entrepreneurship section appeared to be moderate, following the same pattern as per the previous year's CMAT exam pattern.
  • Around 3 questions only asked from the data interpretation session.
  • The verbal ability section was moderate and asked direct grammar questions.
  • Finally, the difficulty level of the quantitative techniques in the CMAT 2024 exam appeared to be easy to moderate.
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CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 (Shift 1) - Section Wise

The sectional-wise CMAT exam analysis 2024 shift 1 are listed in the table below.

Section

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Easy to moderate

Logical Reasoning

Moderate

Language Comprehension

Easy

General Awareness

Moderate

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Easy

Total

Moderate

CMAT 2024: Overview of Exam Analysis

CMAT Exam 2024 Structure

CMAT Exam Details

CMAT 2024 official websiteexams.nta.ac.in/CMAT/

Number of sections in CMAT

5 sections

  • Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • General Awareness
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

CMAT exam duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

CMAT total number of questions

100 questions

CMAT total marks

400 marks

CMAT Marking scheme

  • +4 marks for every correct answer
  • -1 mark for every incorrect answer
CMAT 2024 difficulty levelModerate

Language of CMAT paper

English

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CMAT 2024 Analysis and Solutions by Coaching Institutes (Live Today)

Those candidates who are appearing for CMAT 2024 exam today can check the detailed CMAT exam analysis through the table below. By checking memory based CMAT answer key and exam analysis candidates can estimate their raw CMAT score.

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CMAT Analysis 2024: Live Updates

Check out the latest updates on the CMAT exam analysis 2024. The latest reviews on the CMAT 2024 exam shift 1 and 2 will be posted here.

07:00 PM

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 Shift 2

As per the initial reports from the students, the difficulty level of the CMAT exam 2024 shift 2 was moderate. The detailed CMAT exam 2024 analysis will be updated here soon.

06:03 PM

CMAT Exam 2024 Shift 2 Concluded

The CMAT exam 2024 shift 2 completed at 6 pm. As per the CMAT exam analysis shift 1, the shift 2 is expected to be easy to moderate.


05:50 PM

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 Shift 2

The CMAT exam 2024 shift 2 will be end at 6 pm. The latest reviews and sectional-wise CMAT analysis 2024 shift 2 will be updated on this page.


04:36 PM

CMAT Exam 2024 Shift 1: Overall Analysis

The CMAT exam 2024 shift 1 was moderate in overall. The general knowledge section appeared to be some difficult. The questions asked from the language comprehension and Innovation and Entrepreneurship was easy to answer.


03:00 PM

CMAT Exam 2024 Shift 2 Begins

The CMAT exam 2024 afternoon session has begun. The CMAT Shift 2 exam will conclude at 6 pm. The latest CMAT exam analysis shift 2 will be updated here after the conclusion of the exam.


12:00 PM

CMAT exam 2024 Shift 1 conducted

The CMAT exam 2024 shift 1, has concluded. Shift 2 will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm today.


11:51 AM

Is CMAT exam analysis shift 1 out?

The CMAT analysis 2024 of shift 1 will be available soon here. The analysis is done based on the reviews from the students who attend the CMAT exam morning session. Based on the CMAT analysis 2024 shift 1, candidates going to appear in the CMAT exam shift 2 will get an idea about the CMAT exam pattern 2024.


11:30 AM

CMAT Exam Analysis Shift 1

The CMAT 2024 exam shift 1 will end soon. The CMAT exam shift 1 analysis will be updated here after the conclusion of the CMAT exam.


11:15 AM

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024: CMAT Score vs Percentile

The expected CMAT score vs percentile comparison after the CMAT score normalisation process of two shifts is given below.

CMAT Score Range out of 400 Maximum Marks

CMAT Percentile Range after score Normalisation

345-350

100

281-340

90-99.99

201-280

81-89

171-200

71-80

141-170

61-70

116-140

51-60

Below 116

Below 51


11:05 AM

What is the CMAT exam time duration?

The CMAT exam 2024 is a 3 hours (180-minutes) computer-based exam. The CMAT exam is conducted in 2 shifts, morning and evening, respectively.

  • CMAT Exam 2024 (Shift 1): 9 am to 12 pm
  • CMAT Exam 2024 (Shift 2): 3 pm to 6 pm

10:57 AM

Does CMAT exam have negative marking?

Yes, for each wrong answer, one mark will be reduced as per the CMAT exam 2024 marking scheme and there is no negative marking for the unanswered questions.


10:52 AM

Top B-schools accepting CMAT 2024 scores

Some of the top MBA colleges accepting CMAT 2024 are listed in the table below, along with their courses, fees, and average salary packages offered.

Top MBA Colleges

Courses

Fees

Average Salary Packages offered

Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

PGDM

PGP

MMS

Rs. 7 lakhs to Rs. 13 lakhs

Rs. 12.94 lakhs

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

PGDM

PGPM

PGXPM

Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 17 lakhs

Rs. 18 lakhs

IIHMR University, Jaipur

MBA

MPH

Rs. 5 lakhs to Rs. 10 lakhs

Rs. 7.2 lakhs

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

PGDM

Rs. 5.00 Lakhs to Rs. 18.31 Lakhs

Rs. 15 lakhs

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

MBA

Executive MBA

Rs. 10 Lakhs to Rs. 20 Lakhs

Rs. 17 lakhs

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow

PGDM

Rs. 13.5 lakhs

Rs. 18 lakhs

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

PGDM

-

Rs. 9 lakhs


10:08 AM

Is CMAT difficult?

Compared to the CAT exam, CMAT is easier, and the exam tests the logical reasoning, language comprehension, quantitative techniques, and data interpretation skills of the candidates. As per the previous year's CMAT exam analysis, the difficulty level of the exam ranges from moderate to difficult.


09:58 AM

Does CMAT repeat questions?

As per the CMAT syllabus and exam pattern 2024, the repetition of the questions does not appear in the CMAT exam.


09:38 AM

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Shift 1

The CMAT 2024 exam analysis of shift 1 will be posted here after the conclusion of the CMAT exam. The CMAT exam shift 1 will conclude at 12 pm.


09:29 AM

CMAT Exam Previous Year's Analysis : Shift 1

As per the previous CMAT exam analysis, the overall difficulty level of the CMAT exam shift 1 was easy to moderate. While considering the sectional-wise analysis, the CMAT exam appeared to be easy in all sections.


09:19 AM

How to get the CMAT admit card 2024?

The CMAT admit card 2024 can be downloaded from the official website - exams.nta.ac.in/CMAT. Candidates without the CMAT admit card is not be allowed to enter the exam hall.


09:11 AM

CMAT Analysis 2024: CMAT GK Questions

As per the CMAT exam pattern 2024, there will be around 20 questions in the general awareness section. The difficulty level of the section will be expected to be moderate as per the previous year's CMAT analysis.


09:00 AM

CMAT Analysis 2024: Shift 1 Begins

The CMAT exam 2024 morning session has begun. The CMAT Shift 1 exam will conclude at 12 pm.


08:15 AM

CMAT Exam 2024 today

The CMAT exam 2024 will be held today, May 15, 2024, from 9 am to 12 pm (shift 1) and 3 pm to 6 pm (shift 2) in Computer-based mode at 110 exam centres across India. The latest CMAT exam analysis 2024 will be updated here.


04:10 PM

What is a decent CMAT score?

Candidates with a valid score of 90 to 99 percentiles are considered to have the best score in the CMAT exam 2024. A CMAT score of 90 to 99 percentile offers a chance for the students to apply for the courses offered by PUMBA, K J Somaiya, Great Lakes, GIM Goa, BIMTECH and many more.


02:23 PM

CMAT exam 2024: Reporting time

The candidates who registered for the CMAT exam must reach the exam centres at 8.30 am for shift 1 and 2.30 pm for shift 2 on May 15, 2024. The exam takers must arrive half an hour before the exam time.


11:35 AM

What is the CMAT cutoff for KJ Somaiya?

The expected CMAT cutoff score to apply for KJ Somaiya MBA admission is around 246. The KJ Somaiya CMAT cutoff can also vary after the declaration of CMAT results 2024.


10:05 AM

Link to download the CMAT admit card 2024

The candidates registered for the CMAT exam 2024 must download the CMAT admit card 2024 from the official website - exams.nta.ac.in/CMAT/ by entering their CMAT login credentials.


09:40 AM

What is the time duration of the CMAT exam 2024?

The CMAT exam is conducted on tomorrow, May 15, 2024. The test is conducted in two shifts, morning and evening. Shift 1 will be held from 9 am to 12 pm and shift 2 starts at 2.30 pm and ends at 5.30 pm.


2:25 PM

How many students registered for CMAT 2024 exam?

As per the latest reports, around 70,000 candidates were registered for the CMAT 2024 exam.


12:30 PM

What is a good attempt in CMAT exam?

Each section of CMAT exam contains 20 questions each. Answering 14 to 18 questions with 80 per cent correctness can ensure a good percentile in the CMAT exam 2024.


10:40 AM

When is the CMAT exam 2024?

The National Testing Agency will conduct the CMAT exam on May 15, 2024, in the morning and afternoon respectively.

CMAT Analysis 2024 Shift 1- Sectional Break-up

CMAT 2024 question paper will have a total of five sections and having equal number of questions. Check out the section-wise difficulty level of CMAT 2024.

CMAT 2024 sectionsNumber of questionsDifficulty levelGood Attempts
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation20Easy16-17
Logical Reasoning20Easy15-16
Language Comprehension20Easy15-16
General Awareness20Moderate10-11
Innovation & Entrepreneurship20Moderate11-12

Section-wise CMAT 2024 Analysis Shift 1

The CMAT exam 2024 was moderate. The sectional-wise CMAT exam analysis 2024 is explained below. Based on the CMAT exam 2024 analysis, candidates can calculate the expected CMAT scores.

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Go through the below table to understand the questions asked from the various topics of the Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation section. Answering 16-17 questions correctly is considered a good score in this section.

AreaNumber of QuestionsTopics

Arithmetic

6

Time-speed-distance, Ratio-Proportion, Profit & Loss, SICI, Time & Work

Modern math

3

Probability,Permutation & Combination,

Geomtry

2

Mensuration

Numbers

4

Surds, Properties of numbers

Algebra

2

Quad equations, Quad inequality

Data Interpretation

3

Caselet (Set of 3 questions)

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Logical and Verbal Reasoning

Answering 15-16 questions with 80 percent accuracy will pass the logical reasoning section.

AreaNumber of Questions

Directions

2

Cubes

1

Counting the number of triangles

1

Coding

4

Clocks

2

Numerical Puzzle

3

Verbal Reasoning9

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Language Comprehension

Two questions were only asked in the reading comprehension section, and the rest of the questions were asked from the non-RC section.

AreaNumber of Questions

Reading comprehension

2

Match the idioms with their meanings

5

Grammar (Assertion reasoning and True/False statements)

4

Antonyms, One word substitution, Odd one out, Replace underlined phrase, Passive voice

9

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: General awareness

Answering 10 to 11 questions with 80% correctness is a good attempt to get a decent score in the general knowledge section. The CMAT exam 2024 GK question analysis is given in the table below. Questions were asked about sports, constitution, history, books and authors, geography, and national and international events.

Area

Number of Questions

Static GK

15

Current affairs

5

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The difficulty level of this section was moderate. 11 to 12 attempts with 80% accuracy is good attempt to clear the CMAT exam Innovation and Entrepreneurship section.

Area

Number of Questions

Business and Entrepreneurship concepts

16

Business GK

4

CMAT Analysis 2024 Shift 2 - Sectional Break-up

CMAT 2024 question paper shift 2 also contains five sections with an equal number of questions. The section-wise difficulty level of CMAT 2024 shift 2 is mentioned in the table below.

CMAT 2024 sectionsNumber of questionsDifficulty levelGood Attempts
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation20Easy16-17
Logical Reasoning20Easy16-17
Language Comprehension20Easy16-17
General Awareness20Moderate11-12
Innovation & Entrepreneurship20Moderate11-12

Section-wise CMAT 2024 Analysis Shift 2

The overall difficulty level of shift 2 of the CMAT exam was similar to Shift 1 CMAT 2024 exam. The CMAT exam 2024 was moderate. Based on the feedbacks received from students, the general awareness and Innovation and Entrepreneurship sections were tricky and more challenging. The detailed sectional-wise CMAT analysis shift 2 is explained here.

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Answering 16-17 questions with 80% accuracy can get you a good score in the quantitative and data interpretation section of the CMAT exam. Only 3 questions were asked from the data interpretation and rest of the 17 questions asked from the quantitative side.

AreaNumber of QuestionsTopics

Arithmetic

7

Percentages, Mixtures, Time & Work, Ratio-Proportion, Profit & Loss

Modern math

3

Probability, Permutation, Combination

Geomtry

4

Mensuration, Circles, Triangles

Numbers

2

Surds

Algebra

1

Linear equations

Data Interpretation

3

Pie charts and Table

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Logical and Verbal Reasoning

Out of 20 questions, 14 were asked from the non-verbal reasoning and 6 from the verbal reasoning. All the questions asked in the logical and verbal reasoning sections are stand alone questions. The 16-17 good attempts with 80% accuracy is a good attempt to score marks in this section. The questions on Verbal Reasoning included questions such as assertion-reason, analogy, odd one, strong/weak arguments, Syllogisms etc. The verbal reasoning questions were not lengthy and very easy to solve.

AreaNumber of Questions

Directions

2

Series Completion

2

Counting the number of squares

1

Coding

1

Calendars1
Counting of numbers2
Family tree1
Arrangements2

Clocks

1

Visual reasoning

1

Verbal Reasoning6

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Language Comprehension

Two questions were only asked in the reading comprehension section, as in CMAT exam 2024 shift 1, and the rest of the questions were asked in the non-RC section. Most of the LC questions were easy to solve. 16-17 attempts with 80% accuracy would be a good one.

AreaNumber of Questions

Reading comprehension

2

Vocabulary - (idioms, synonym, antonym, FIBs, match the following)

7

Grammar - (Identify the correct statement, direct/indirect speech, classify the sentence)

7

Verbal reasoning (4 statements)

4

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: General awareness

Answering 10 to 11 questions with 80% correctness is a good attempt to get a decent marks in the GK section. Questions were asked about sports, constitution, books and authors, historical events, and national and international events.

Area

Number of Questions

Static GK

18

Current affairs

2

CMAT Exam 2024 Analysis: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult. 10 to 11 attempts with 80% accuracy is a good attempt to clear the CMAT exam shift 2 Innovation and Entrepreneurship section.

Area

Number of Questions

Business and Entrepreneurship concepts

15

Business GK

5

Previous year CMAT Analysis

  • The Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, 15 questions from the QA section, and 5 questions from DI section
  • In DI section questions were from Piecharts and Tables, partnership, geometry,
  • In Verabal logic questions were from statement assumptions, analogies, statement assertion, arguments, odd one out
  • In Logical Reasoning section questions were from, directions, blood relations, syllogism, number series, accounting figures, finding missing numbers. coding decoding, counting figures, letter series, mathematical order, linear arrangements
  • Language Comprehension was dominated by vocabulary
  • QA section was dominated by Arithmetic, 2-3 were from algebra, 1 question on probability, questions were on numbers, factors, puzzles, profit and loss, ratio, Time Speed and Distance, surds and indices, partnership, SICI, average, HCF and LCM
  • In General Awareness section questions were from Chemistry, COnstitutional India, Static History, dance form and state, author & books, national parks, country and capital, GDP, currency notes, commonwealth games, geography, rivers, inventions and inventors, chief of naval staff
  • In Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I & E) section, questions were asked from Angel Investor, Atal Innovation MIssion, Low-end disruptive innovations, FIIB venture capitals, business goals, urbanization, family business and startup, types of entrepreneur etc.
  • Some of the questions in Quant were tricky, and GK was easy
  • There were 5 DI sets in CMAT 2023 quants section and all the questions were easy
  • As per students, the overall difficulty level of CMAT 2023 exam shift 1 was on the easier side
  • In GK section most of the questions were on the static side
  • As per students' reaction, candidates who appeared in CMAT shift 1 and targeted JBIMS then they have to score more than 330 to get a call from there
  • 1 question was wrong in QA and a few questions were wrong in LR

CMAT Analysis 2023- Section wise (Shift-1)

Section

Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Maximum Marks

Overall LOD

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

20

4

80

Easy to moderate(QA- 15 and DI-5)

Logical Reasoning

20

4

80

Easy
(14 questions and VL 6 question)

Language Comprehension

20

4

80

Easy

General Awareness

20

4

80

Easy
Innovation and Entrepreneurship20480Easy

Total

100

4

400

Easy

CMAT Analysis 2023- Section wise (Shift-2)

SectionNumber of CMAT questionsMarks per questionMaximum marksOverall difficulty level
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation20480Easy
Logical Reasoning20480Moderate to Difficult
Language Comprehension20480Moderate
General Awareness20480Tough
Innovation and Entrepreneurship20480Easy
Total1004400Moderate

CMAT Exam Analysis 2023- CMAT score vs percentile 2023

CMAT PercentileCMAT score 2023CMAT score 2022CMAT score 2021CMAT score 2020CMAT score 2019
99.5305303325320315
99295293318313310
95262260300250282
90245240282232264
80215211200203234
70195180170180210

CMAT Colleges Cutoff 2024

College accepting CMAT scoreCutoff
JBIMS 2024 CMAT cutoff99.99
SIMSREE CMAT cutoff99.95+
University of Pune- Department of Management Science CMAT cutoff99+
KJ Somaiya CMAT 2024 cutoff99.94
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai CMAT cutoff95-99
Goa Institute of Management CMAT cutoff95-99
Xavier Institute of Social Science, Ranchi CMAT exam cutoff95

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 by coaching institutes

CMAT exam 2024 shiftsShift 1- May 15CMAT 2024 exam analysis pdfShift 2- May 15
CMAT 2024 exam time9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
3 PM to 6 PM
Release of CMAT exam analysisMay 15, 2 pm
May 15, 7 pm
CMAT exam analysis by IMS Learning
Click here

CMAT Exam 2023 Analysis by IMS Learning

CMAT Analysis 2024: As per IMS Learning, the overall difficulty level of slot 1 of CMAT 2024 was similar to that of CMAT 2023 (single slot). Time was not a constraining factor for CMAT exam 2023. Some of the questions in the five sections were sitters. However, some questions in both General Awareness and Innovation and Entrepreneurship sections were challenging. They could become the decisive questions and impact the overall percentile.

CMAT Section-wise analysis 2023 by IMS Learning

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

20

80

15

Moderate

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QT & DI)

20

80

15

Easy

Logical Reasoning (LR)

20

80

15

Easy

Language Comprehension (LC)

20

80

15

Easy

General Awareness (GA)

20

80

10

Moderate

Colleges accepting CMAT scores from 50+

CMAT Exam Analysis 2023: Highlights

Duration of the exam

3 hours

Total Questions

100 questions

Total questions in each section

20 questions

Marking scheme

4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and there is a negative marking too

Total marks

400

CMAT Analysis and Expected Cutoff

Candidates can check the previous year's CMAT analysis to get an idea of the difficulty level of questions, and CMAT test pattern, and build the strategy accordingly. In accordance with the candidates who appeared in the exam and the experts, the last year's CMAT exam analysis has been provided here. The experts have analyzed the last year's CMAT exam and provided the sectional and overall difficulty level of the exam.

As per the previous year's CMAT paper analysis, candidates termed the CMAT exam as easy to moderate difficulty level. Most of the candidates who appeared for CMAT defined the General Knowledge section to be a bit difficult. The overall difficulty level of the last year's CMAT exam was easy to moderate. In the quant section, algebra, permutation & combination questions, etc were asked.

CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Section

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Quantitative Techniques & DI

20
80

Logical Reasoning

20
80

Language Comprehension

20
80

General Awareness

20
80

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

20
80

CMAT Exam Analysis (Previous year)

CMAT exam 2022 was held in a single shift from 3 PM to 6 PM on April 9. Based on CMAT 2022 analysis by experts, the difficulty level of the CMAT entrance exam 2022 has been comprehended in this article. Careers360 has provided the CMAT 2022 exam analysis below. The expert analysis of the CMAT 2022 exam as well as the sectional and overall difficulty level of the exam is provided as well.

CMAT Analysis 2022: Key Points

  • The overall difficulty level of the CMAT 2022 was between easy to moderate.
  • The General Awareness section was on the difficult side.
  • The quantitative Aptitude Section involved more Algebra questions and was easily doable
  • As per some candidates, the Logical Reasoning section had one question which was incorrect. However, overall, the LR section was of easy level.

CMAT Analysis 2022: CMAT Exam Pattern

  • The overall difficulty level of the CMAT exam was easy as compared to last year as per the CMAT exam analysis received from students and experts.
  • General Awareness (GK) was tough with more questions on Static GK, the Education system, the New Education policy, and others.
  • A quant section had more questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, P&C, Probability, Functions, Geometry, and Mensuration.
  • As per the CMAT exam analysis 2022, Logical Reasoning was easier.
  • Questions in the new section, Innovation & Entrepreneurship were asked about recent innovations, initiatives taken by the government to boost Entrepreneurship
  • CMAT 2022 question paper had 20 questions each from 5 sections - Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional).
  • CMAT 2022 exam has a negative marking of -1 for every incorrect answer.

CMAT 2022 Analysis: Sectional Distribution and Difficulty Level

Section

Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Maximum Marks

Good Attempts

Overall LOD

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

20

4

80

16-17

Easy

Logical Reasoning

20

4

80

16-17

Easy

Language Comprehension

20

4

80

16-17

Easy

General Awareness

20

4

80

8-10

Difficult
Innovation and Entrepreneurship204807-9Difficult

Total

100

4

400

63-70


CMAT Exam 2021 Analysis by Career Launcher

As per the exam analysis of CMAT by Career Launcher, an attempt of 19-23 questions in the Quantitative section is a good attempt. There was a total of 8 questions from the verbal reasoning section out of the total 25 questions. The questions were fairly easy and direct. There were 16 math-based reasoning questions. There was a set on blood relations consisting of 4 questions. Questions appeared from areas like Code decoding, Venn diagram, Rank, Analogy, number series, and direction.

The RC questions were mainly fact-based and the passage was easy to comprehend. Furthermore, the replacement of underlined para and sentence completion questions tested the basic grammar knowledge of the candidate. There was one error correction asked. Overall, all the questions could have been attempted in the time period of 35 to 45 minutes. The broad topics covered in Static GK were Indian Polity, Business & Economics, and International Affairs.

Type of QuestionsNumber of questionsMaximum MarksDifficulty Level
Quantitative25100Easy-Moderate
Techniques &
Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning25100Easy-Moderate
Language25100Easy
Comprehension
General Awareness25100Moderate

CMAT Analysis 2021: Details by IMS

CMAT 2021 added a new section to the test making it a three-and-a-half-hour test from the earlier three-hour test. The new section, "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" was optional and carried 25 questions with 100 marks. The students who opted for the additional section received 30 minutes of extra time. They would complete the exam by 12:30 PM (Shift 1) and 6:30 PM (Shift 2).

Test Overview:

The structure of the test and estimates of good attempts are as follows:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsGood AttemptsOverall LOD
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation2518-20Moderate
Logical Reasoning2521-23Easy-Moderate
Language Comprehension2517-19Easy
General Awareness259-11Difficult
Total10065-70Moderate

Verdict

  • Overall, the test was slightly tougher than CMAT 2020.
  • As is the case generally with CMAT 2021, this year in shift 1 too, time was not a constraining factor.
  • General Awareness (GK) Section was challenging and will become the decisive section and impact the overall CMAT percentile.

Based on the feedback received from IMS candidates and experts, they expect the following percentiles against scores for CMAT 2021 (based on Slot 1 & 2):

Expected CMAT 2021 percentile

Score

Percentile

300 +

99.95+

265-270

99

220-225

95

190-195

90

CMAT Exam Pattern 2021

Check the CMAT 2021 exam pattern in the following table.

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

25

100

Easy

General Awareness

25

100

Difficult

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Moderately Difficult

Language Comprehension

25

100

Easy

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)25100Moderate

Total

125

500

Easy-Moderate

CMAT 2021 Marking Scheme

Candidates should know the marking scheme of CMAT 2021. Check below to know the same.

  • For every correct answer, four marks will be awarded
  • For every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted
  • If more than one option is found correct, in that case:

    • Multiple corrections will be given four marks

    • An incorrect option will be given a -1 mark

    • Unattempted questions will be given no marks

CMAT 2021 Section-Wise Analysis

Check the section-wise analysis of CMAT 2021 in the tables given below.

Section 1 - CMAT 2021 Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Analysis

Area

Specifics

Number of Questions

Arithmetic

Time, Work, Speed, Distance, and Average

4 - 5

Data Interpretation

Table, Pie chart

3

Algebra

Linear equations, Functions

3 - 4

Geometry

Triangles, Mensuration, and Trigonometry

0

Section 2 - CMAT 2021 Logical Reasoning Analysis

  • In this section, a total of 25 questions from Analytical reasoning and Verbal reasoning will be asked.
  • In the previous year, there were 4 questions from Verbal reasoning and the remaining were from Analytical reasoning.
  • All the analytical questions are from various topics such as grouping, distribution, arrangement, comparison, coding/decoding, blood relations, directions, cube, sequence, clock, calendar, etc. and the Verbal reasoning portion covers- statement conclusion, reasoning & assertion, word relationship, and statement argument.

CMAT 2021 Logical Reasoning Analysis

Topic

Number of Questions

Verbal Reasoning - Statement Argument, Word Relationship, Statement Conclusion, and Assertion Reason

4 - 5

Blood relation

3

Coding-decoding

4 - 5

Series completion

-

Odd one out

-

Analogy

2 - 3

Logic-based

-

Counting the number of squares

0

Directions

2

Visual reasoning

-

Miscellaneous

4 - 5

Square arrangement

-

Venn Diagram

1

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Section 3 - Language Comprehension Analysis

  • This section will cover all the questions from the Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension passages.
  • Reading comprehension will cover a total of 6 questions and the rest will be from verbal ability.
  • Verbal Ability questions cover the areas like - para jumble, idiom/ phrase, antonym, and synonym, identifying correct sentence, FIJ (fact, inference, and judgment), word analogy, identifying part with error, fill in the blanks, etc.

CMAT 2021 Language Comprehension Analysis

Topics

Number of Questions

Reading comprehension passage

6

Antonyms/ Synonyms

6

Part with error

-

Idiom

1

Para jumble

2-3

FIB

-

Word analogy

2

Meaning of phrase

-

Grammatically correct sentence

-

Section 4 - General Awareness Analysis

  • This section consists of questions from both: current affairs and Static GK.
  • General awareness is thought to be the most difficult section.
  • In the previous year, around 6 - 7 questions were from current affairs and the rest of the questions are from Static GK.
  • General awareness is dominated by Static GK due to a variety of topics like the Indian Constitution, Politics, Famous personalities, etc.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is CMAT Analysis?

By checking the CMAT exam analysis, candidates will get to know the overall and sectional difficulty levels of the CMAT exam. 

2. How many sections are there in the exam as per CMAT Analysis?

As per CMAT 2023 shift 1 exam analysis there were a total of five sections namely- Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

3. What is the difficulty level of CMAT exam?

As per CMAT 2023 exam analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy.

4. What is the duration of CMAT exam?

The total time duration of the CMAT exam is 3 hours (180 minutes). 

5. Is CMAT very tough?

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is not that hard but it has mediocre difficulties. The CMAT entrance exam is more accessible than CAT, XAT, and GMAT but slightly more complex than CET.

6. What is CMAT used for?

By clearing the CMAT entrance test, candidates will be eligible for MBA admission at participating institutes.

7. What is good score in CMAT?

CMAT scores between 200 to 345 can secure the CMAT percentile between 80 to 100 percentile.  

8. Is 90 percentile good in CMAT?

Securing the 90 percentile is good in CMAT, having that much percentile can give options to pursue MBA program from many renowned MBA colleges that accepts CMAT Scorecard. 

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The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level Entrance Examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in India. It is an Online computer-based test held annually for admission to various Management programs offered by AICTE - approved institutions and university departments in india.

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