CMAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines and Strategies to Crack the test
CMAT 2020 exam day guidelines and strategies to crack the test - CMAT exam was conducted on January 28, 2020. While some experts say that it is best to stay away from books one day before the exam, others say that a little revision will not do any harm. What are the things to expect on the exam day? This article provided the guidelines for the CMAT exam day and strategies to ace the test. Apart from taking the exam for three hours, you have to undergo a series of checks before you reach your exam desk such as checking of admit card, photo identity card etc. As you must be very well aware of the CMAT exam pattern, we bring to you the tips on how to prepare yourself for the eve of the exam day.
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CMAT 2020 exam day guidelines and strategies to crack the test
Let's start with the practical tips for CMAT 2020 which you must follow for the exam day.
Check your test centre
Check your CMAT 2020 exam centre location a couple of days prior to your CMAT schedule. If possible visit your test centre a day prior to your exam to get an estimate of the distance and time it will take you to reach the venue on time. Make the necessary travel arrangements to avoid last muinute hassle.
Arrange your documents
Before assigning you the exam desk, your documents will be checked in order to prove your candidature. The documents which you must carry at the CMAT exam centre are as follows:
A print out of CMAT Admit Card 2020 with your scanned passport size photo on it.
At least one original and valid photo identification which includes Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.
Physically disabled candidates have to bring the valid Disability certificate in Original and an ATTESTED photocopy. Attestation can be done by institute head also.
Do not bring any material which is not allowed to carry in the test centre including but not limited to wrist watch, calculator, cell phone etc.
What To carry Along with the CMAT Admit Card 2020
Along with the admit card of CMAT 2020, candidates are required to carry with them a valid identity proof. such as:
- Original PAN card
- Driving License
- Voter ID
- Passport with Photograph
- Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E- Aadhaar/Ration Card/ Bank Passbook with Photograph)
What Not To Carry To The Test Centre of CMAT 2020
- Candidates are not allowed to carry with them any of the following stationery, electronic and items with them:
- Geometry Box
- Pencil box
- Any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material)
- Eatables and Water (loose or packed)
- Mobile Phone
- Ear Phone
- Slide Rules
- Log Tables
- Tape Recorder
wear/carry any type of watch including Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator
Any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices i
Reach the test centre on time
You need to report at your test centre one hour prior to the test schedule.
You must also ensure that the name which appears on your Admit Card should match with that on your photo identity card. AICTE mentions, “If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the relevant document mentioned below and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme. Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change Document.”
Now we will share with you the exam taking strategies.
Read questions carefully
As soon as the test starts, skim through the questions. Mentally mark the questions which you are comfortable to attempt. Make sure that you have divided a good number of questions in each section in order to maintain a section wise balance and meet the cut off score.
Start with your comfortable section
Start with a section which you are comfortable in dealing with among the total number of four sections. Starting the exam with questions from your section of strength will instil confidence in you. If you start well, you will take the entire exam confidently. Also, since there is no compulsory section to start with, you can leverage the opportunity and take your pick.
Manage your time well
The total duration of the exam is three hours. The total number of questions is 100. According to experts, an attempt of over 15 questions in each section will fetch you a good score. Hence you need to allot time to each question carefully so that you don’t run out of time or attempt less number of questions than you had planned.
Don’t get stuck in a question
At times the question which seemed easily solvable turn out to be a tricky one. It might take longer than usual to get the idea on which direction to move towards. In such cases, leave the question and select another question instead. “Do not waste your time in solving one question. Generally, you will get a brain wave within two minutes of reading the question. If you don’t get any idea on which direction to take, the question is not meant for you to be solved,” says Vinayak Kudva, Product Head, IMS Learning.
Utilize your scratch sheet
You will get scratch sheets for your rough calculation. Make proper use of it by showing your step by step method of calculation. The examiners will check your scratch sheet to ensure that you have answered a question correctly on the basis of your calculation method itself. Don’t forget to keep it neat and presentable so that your work is decipherable by the examiners. Also, do not forget to mention your name or roll number on each page of the scratch sheet, as would be instructed by the invigilators.
When in doubt, leave it out
It is not uncommon to receive a wrong question in your CMAT paper. None of the answer options would match with the answer which you have derived after spending a good number of minutes working it out. Either the question is incorrect or your method is wrong. In any which way, it is better to leave it out.
If you finish before three hours, revise your answers as well as the scratch sheet. Ensure that there is no silly mistake in the exam which can mar your score. While taking the test, manage your time in such a way so that you are left with a considerable amount of time for revision.
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Questions related to CMAT
hello Sir, I have scored 241 in cmat 2020 and I belong to Maharashtra. can i get pumba on this score?
Going by previous years' analysis, the minimum percentile or the cutoff percentile in CMAT for Pune University Department of Management Sciences, was 96.42 percentile or Minimum 262 marks. Now we don't know what will be the cutoff this year. It can go low or high as depends on various factors. As you got 241 marks in CMAT, you can understand, you have very slight chances.
when will the admissions open for mca? And i havent given CMAT exam,so fo I have chances for getting admissions?
see mca stands for master in computer application, where cmat stands for common management aptitude test, cmat score is needed to admission in mba or pgdm or other management related course, however mca admission is based on entrance score by the respective college or based on graduation marks criteria, some top mca entrance test are as follows,
Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test (MAH MCA CET)
Birla Institute of Technology (BIT MCA)
Jawaharlal Nehru University MCA (JNU MCA)
Delhi University MCA (DU MCA)
West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam for Computer Applications(WB JECA)
Can i get mba or mms program in indira college pune through cmat score
Yes you can get admission in Indira Institute of management Pune through CMAT score after you secure minimum cut off score or more. Candidates securing Non-Zero Positive marks/score in CMAT (Conducted by AICTE)/Association CET/Any other equivalent CET will be eligible to get admission to MBA course in the State of Maharashtra. Please click the below link to know more.
Can i get admission in indira college pune through cmat exam?
IIMP is one of the recognised MBA college in Pune. Indira institute of Pune accept CMAT score for PGDM. It also accepts other scores like CAT, XAT, MAT
For MMS, it accepts Mah MBA CET score
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best cmat exam books in gujarat
- Quantative Ability by Arun sharma
- NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10 for Quantitative Aptitude
- RS Aggarwal's Quantitative Aptitude
- How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
- Newspapers and Journals for General Awareness
- The Pearson Complete Guide to the CMAT by Showick Thorpe
- RS Aggarwal's A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning