Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the first national level test conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admission to all management programs in AICTE approved institutions. The test was introduced in 2012 and the first test was conducted from 20th February 2012 to 28th February 2012. It is a computer based test. The test is taken twice a year. After February the test was again conducted from 27th September 2012 to 1st October 2012. Overall the paper was of easy-moderate level. The test has in all 100 questions to be solved in a time span of 180 minutes. The breakup of the paper is given as follows:
|Time allotted||180 minutes|
|Total no. of questions||100|
|Marking Scheme||Correct Answer: +4|
|Number of choices||4|
|Expected cut-offs*||A score of 220+was appropriate to clear the cut off|
|Sr. No.||Sections||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|1.||Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||25||Easy-Moderate|
Evaluation:This section covered entirely every topic of mathematics. Overall the section was easy to moderate. Questions in this section were from the topics like Number system, Linear equation, Pipes & Cisterns, Profit & Loss, Averages, Mixture & Alligations, Co-ordinate Geometry, Mensuration, Probability, and Permutation & Combination. 2 to 3 sets were on Data Interpretation with 1 question each that involved simple calculations like addition & percentages. And 1 question was on data Sufficiency.
Evaluation:Overall this section was very easy. A student having basic knowledge of grammar could have excelled in this section. The section included questions on logical completion of idea, Critical Reasoning, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, etc. Major emphasis was on Critical reasoning questions. With decent amount of vocabulary and analytical ability, one can approach these questions.
Evaluation:The level of this section was easy to moderate. The only problem was that the section was time consuming. The section involved basic logical reasoning sets that included topics on Data arrangement, Syllogisms and set theory, Blood relations, Linear arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Alphabet series, Direction based questions, Calenders, etc.
Evaluation:In this section questions were asked on various areas of general awareness like sports, arts & culture, geography, history, politics, business, etc. A consistent reading of newspapers and magazines would enable a candidate to do well in this section.
*Disclaimer:All the above given information is based on personal opinion of hitbullseye Expert faculty. Several factors have been considered before giving these cut-offs. However, it has nothing to do with original cut-offs.