CMAT is conducted for admissions into various AICTE approved B-schools. Prominent institutes that have accepted CMAT scores in the past include, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research and Goa Institute of Management (GIM). CMAT has 4 sections, namely, Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning,Language Comprehension and General Awareness. In this article, we will formulate an effective strategy to crack CMAT GK section on the basis of past year trends.
The GK section in CMAT is relatively of lower level of difficulty as compared to XAT and IIFT. CMAT generally focuses more on Static GK questions from areas like Geography, Economy, Polity, Science & Technology, Corporate & Business GK, etc. Within these broad areas, World Geography, Indian Economy and Business, Science and Technology are some of the favorites of CMAT examiners.
As far as Current GK is concerned, popular areas are Economy, Business and Corporate GK, Technology, etc. Also, there are a large number of questions asked in CMAT GK that cannot be clearly classified under any of the above categories like those based on Art and Culture, International Days, Awards and honors, etc.
The GK section in CMAT 2015 (Feb) had 25 questions, out of which only 5-6 questions were from Current GK. A few of the questions have been given below:
Q. 1. Who was recently appointed as the 14th Attorney General of India?
Q. 2. The new state of Seemandhra does not share borders with which of the following states?
Static GK formed the bulk of the questions asked in CMAT 2015 held in February. To give you an idea of the nature of questions asked, a few of them have been given below:
Q. 1. The river Mahanadi originates from which of the following states?
Q. 2. The Forward Markets Commission is the chief regulator of:
Q. 3. Abraham is considered to be the founder of
Q. 4. Numismatics is the study of
Overall, the level of difficulty of the section varies between easy to moderate. The questions asked were generally from everyday topics, which find frequent mention in the newspapers. So, applicants who regularly read newspapers would have found the CMAT 2015 GK section to be a cakewalk! Any attempt over 17 questions would be considered a good one.
Static GK broadly consists of areas that do not change over time. You may expect questions from the following sub-topics in Static GK:
In Current GK, you may expect questions from these broad areas:
Ideally, you should not devote more than 8-10 minutes on the CMAT GK section. This will allow you to allocate more time for other time-consuming sections. Further, we advice you to follow a 2-cycle method of attempting this section:Cycle 1
In the second cycle, mark the answers of maximum possible questions that you have identified in Step (2) of Cycle 1 through intelligent guessing or by using option elimination.