CMAT September 2013 Analysis: The CMAT September 2013 Day 1 got over on Thursday, September 26, 2013. As per the CMAT September 2013 Analysis, the exam was similar to the past CMAT exams and no surprises were thrown. This article of Careers360 will give you a detailed CMAT September 2013 Paper Analysis.

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First let us have a detailed look at the exam pattern and the sectional and overall difficulty level.


Number of Questions

Marks Allotted

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning



Moderate to Tough

Language Comprehension



Moderate to Tough

General Awareness









There was ¼ negative marking involved for each wrong answer. Now we will analyze each of the sections in detail as part of the CMAT September 2013 Analysis.

CMAT September 2013 Analysis - Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

The topics of this section included the following:

  • Number System

  • Linear Equation

  • Inequalities

  • Profit & Loss and Discounts

  • EMIs

  • Average

  • Mixture and Alligations

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Calendars

  • Progressions

  • Ratio & Proportion

The questions of the above mentioned topics were of easy to moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions were very easy to solve as the options were easy too.

The Data Interpretation section consisted questions on tables and bar charts. The questions were slightly tricky in nature as they were calculation intensive. Data Sufficiency questions were not there.


CMAT September 2013 Analysis - Logical Reasoning

Majority of the questions were on Data Arrangement. The other topics from which the questions arrived were as follows:

  • Blood Relations

  • Family Relations

  • Linear Arrangements

  • Coding Decoding

  • Visual Reasoning

  • Direction based

According the CMAT September 2013 Analysis by PT Education, majority of the questions was from grouping and conditionality and data arrangement. Though some questions appeared unsolvable initially but they were actually manageable.

CMAT September 2013 Analysis - Language Comprehension

This section was a bit tough compared to the other sections and CMAT’s general difficulty level. Candidates with reasonable linguistic skills would be able to solve the questions easily. As usual, the section was divided into Reading Comprehension and Verbal Usage areas.

In the Verbal or English Usage area, several questions were asked on the Verbal Reasoning area such as Fact Inference Judgment, LCI and parajumbles. The other questions were on grammar; fill in the blanks with appropriate word and vocabulary.

There were 5 Reading Comprehension passages with 3 questions from each passage. The difficulty level of the questions was moderate. The test takers required analytical and vocabulary skills.

CMAT September 2013 Analysis – General Awareness

The questions in this section came from banking, sports, arts and culture, geography, history, politics, business etc. The questions were of moderate difficulty level. A candidate who is a regular reader of newspaper can easily answer the questions.

The overall cut off score is expected to be around 215 for the midrung and top B-schools accepting CMAT scores.

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whats think different in a CMAT and a cat

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020


Although both the exams are for getting into Bschools in India for post graduation but there is a huge difference between the two:

  • Cat is common admission test and cmat is common management admission test
  • Cat is one of the most popular exam in india for management given by around 2 lakhs of people and cmat is given by a lesser candidates around 50k-60k.
  • Most of the bschools & iim accept cat score and around only 400+ colleges in india iccepts cmat score.
  • Cat has a higher difficulty level and cmat is a bit on the easier side.
  • Both exams are online but the exam pattern is different. Apart from quantitative ability, verbal ability and logical reasoning that are there in both the exams, cmat also an additional section for gk & current affairs.
  • There are very few top colleges through cmat and many top colleges through cat that you can target.
  • I hope this helps.

my score in cmat 32 which college is better its ghaziabad or srm ncr

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020


ITS ghaziabad: Offers mba with fees 3.25 lacs (seats 240) & pgdm with fees 5.94 lacs (seats 180). The avg package you get is 6-7 lacs & highest went till 12-13 lacs.

SRM NCR: Offers mba with fees around 4 lacs. The avg package you can get is 4.5 lacs and highest goes till 12.5 lacs.

Its ghaziabad is better option as the ROi is better and the reviews of students are inclined towards this college.

I hope this helps.


hello. I got 91.6 percentile in CMAT exam. is there any chance to get admission in MNIT Jaipur for MBA?

Aman Raj Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020

Hello Anjali

If you consider last year cutoffs then yes you can get a call for GDPI. Getting admission is fully dependent on how to perform in your GDPI.

Last to last year the last cutoffs was around 87 so i think there is a chance for you.

All the best for your GDPI.


is there any good college in bhopal or indore for doing mba by cmat score....

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Following is list of few management colleges accepting CMAT score in Bhopal/Indore:

  • Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
  • Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore.
  • Institute of Business Management and Research, IPS Academy, Indore.
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore.
  • IES College of Technology
  • People's Institute of Management and Research
  • Sagar Institute of Research and Technology

Visit following link for more details:


I got 85% in CMAT. I m from Rajasthan and completed graduation from gujarat. Is their any chance of FMS or MSU Baroda.

Shiksha 24th Mar, 2020


Yes, there are chances to get fms or msu baroda for pursuing mba. The cut off as per past years are 85 and above for cmat. Fms or msu is a government college and has a less no. of seats so cut off is high for cmat. But you have decent chances to convert.

I hope this helps.

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