How to Prepare for CMAT 2021?
How to Prepare for CMAT 2021? - In order to secure good marks and get admission in good B-School, one of the most accepted entrance exams after CAT/XAT is CMAT. One of the challenging questions faced by candidates is how to prepare for CMAT 2021? All planning for preparation should be done keeping in mind the paper pattern of CMAT. Experts suggest that to secure a good position, six months of habituated preparation is fair enough. CMAT is considered to be a National level test through which admission in more than 800 B-Schools other than IIMs can be taken. CMAT 2021 is scheduled to be held in the last week of January 2021 by the National Testing Agency. In this article of how to prepare for CMAT 2021, Careers360 will highlight the information related to exam dates, pattern of paper, major topics to be covered along with the strategies to be applied.
Latest CMAT Update: CMAT 2021 application form available now; apply till January 22, 2021.
CMAT Exam Dates 2021
Details related to start and end of registration, issuance of admit card, exam date, result are provided under exam dates of CMAT 2021. The schedule of CMAT 2021 exam dates given below is tentative and will be updated as per official notification.
Exam Dates of CMAT 2021:
Commencement of Registration
December 23, 2020
Last Date of CMAT 2021 Application Form
January 22, 2021
Availability of Admit Card
To be notified
February 22 and 27, 2021
Declaration of CMAT Result 2021
Second week of March 2021
CMAT Exam Pattern 2021
To begin the preparation of any MBA entrance exam in India (in this case CMAT), candidates must go through the exam pattern of CMAT 2021 on a prior basis. Details pertaining to the mode of exam, conducting body, type and number of questions, marking scheme, duration etcetera is provided under CMAT 2021 exam pattern. The official CMAT syllabus will be notified soon. Till then for preparation purposes, candidates can check out the given pattern which is based on previous years' exam.
Exam Pattern of CMAT 2021:
180 minutes i.e. 3 hours
Type of questions
Number of Sections
Sectional Time Limit
Major Topics To Be Covered: Section Wise
Since NTA will not provide any official syllabus of CMAT 2021, candidates can check the given below major topics and find their answer of how to prepare for CMAT 2021? These topics provided here are based on previous year question papers and expert analysis.
CMAT 2021 Major Topics
Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation
Strategies to be Followed to on How to Prepare for CMAT 2021
Divide Time For Each Section On a Daily Basis - Since a total of 100 questions are to be answered in three hours, hence candidates must know how to manage their time in such a way that answers are marked accurately.
Divide four sections in initial two months and make a plan of weekly basis
Keep one hour for each subject daily along with breaks of 10-15 minutes in between
Look for some of the best books for CMAT 2021 preparation. The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT (Arihant) is one of the popular and highly recommended books for CMAT
Join online study groups (paid or unpaid both can work out) to know tricks and tips of solving questions or get answers related to your queries, get expert / toppers guidance
Clarity of Concepts through CMAT Syllabus 2021 (For 2 Months - July to August) - Good amount of time can be / should be devoted to Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation section as preparing for this section is time consuming and requires good concept clarity. Make sure to keep two hours on a daily basis (From July to August) just for clearing your base. For the Logical Reasoning section, since it is a practice based section, 1 hour of daily practice is enough to score good. Whereas for the remaining two sections i.e. Language Comprehension and General Awareness consistent practice and updation is required. Try to solve 5-10 RC’s on a daily basis and have a hold onto daily newspapers/journals for general awareness.
Practising Sample Paper / Question Sets (For September - October) - Once concept clarity is done, the next stage of prepartion of CMAT 2021 begins. Yes, one of the best answers to question on how to prepare for CMAT 2021 would be to solve sample papers or question papers of CMAT. This is one of the best ways of extracting the information that candidates do not know and thus chances of improvement lie in the question / sample sets. Try to solve one question paper of CMAT or sample set on a daily basis. NTA will also provide the facility of CMAT 2021 mock test to make candidates understand the actual exam day scenario. By solving question sets within the time duration will also help in improving efficiency, speed and accuracy. Candidates will be able to gauge their performance and will be able to make changes in the preparation strategy if required.
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Start Revision (In November - Until day of exam) - Now that all precautionary measures of detecting the areas of improvements have been taken by candidates. The next strategy on how to prepare for CMAT 2021 would be to start the revision. Do not worry about what all topics are left out, simply start your revision with what is already covered. On a daily basis practice two sections per day alternatively. For example - if on monday you are doing section 1 and 3, then practice section 2 and 4 on tuesday and repeat this cycle for November. When moving to December start giving mocks and relax your mind.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to Prepare for CMAT 2021?
Question: Who will conduct CMAT 2021?
CMAT 2021 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency.
Question: How and when will CMAT 2021 be conducted?
As per the exam pattern of CMAT 2021, the exam will be conducted in the last week of January, 2021 in online mode.
Question: How many B-Schools accept the CMAT scores?
Check the list of Top B-schools Accepting CMAT Scores.
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Questions related to CMAT
I need a question pappers before years
The below link provides you the previous year question papers of CMAT .just go the link and download the pdfs.refer to: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cmat-question-paper
hope this helps.
Is it that only outside Mah students can get PUMBA through CMAT/ATMA etc and mah students need to give MH CET only?
yes, as per the information available on the official website of PUMBa, Pune , Maharashtra candidates can appy through MH-CET exam and for outside Mahrashtra students, candidates can apply through CMAT/CAT/MH-CET. However, outside Mahrashtra candidates will have a large cutoff for admission than inside Maharashtra candidates. To know more, visit here:
IF WE ARE APPLYING FOR CMAT THEN DO WE NEED TO FILL THE COLLEGE FORM SEPRATELY ALSO. IF, YES THEN WHEN BEFORE EXAM OR AFTER EXAM OF CMAT
Yes, you'll have to fill colleges form separately which accept CMAT scores. The application form release date varies for each college. So you'll have to fill forms according before or after CMAT. following are top colleges accepting cmat score:
- K J Somaiya,
- GIM Goa,
- Great Lakes,
- N L Dalmiya,
- Welingkar ,
How will I get admission in mba through upsee and what is the role of cmat,will aktu cancel upsee and take admission on the basis of cmat?
UPSEE exam was conducted for admission into mba colleges of uttar pradesh under AKTU. However, NTA has announced that Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 score will be taken into account for shortlisting of candidates for the MBA programme which is offered by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) affiliated colleges/institutes across Uttar Pradesh for the academic year 2021-22 instead of UPSEE exam. The application for CMAT can be filled online till 22 january 2021.
cMat exam form is coming or jot
Hello student ,
National Testing Agency (NTA) started CMAT registration in an online mode from December 23 at NTA CMAT official website - cmat.nta.nic.in. The last date of CMAT registration is January 22, 2021.
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Hope it helps !