CMAT 2022 Exam Analysis

CMAT is a management entrance test conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) once a year. It is usually held in the month of January and taken by almost 60,000 candidates. CMAT scores are accepted by more than 1500 MBA colleges across India. The test is easier compared to entrance exams like CAT, XAT, etc.
CMAT is an online test that evaluates the candidate’s proficiency in quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, verbal ability, and general knowledge. It is a speed-based exam with questions of easy to moderate difficulty level. CMAT 2022 is likely to be scheduled for the last week of January and the result will be out in February. Soon after the exam, the aspirants are curious to learn about their performance and approximate score. So, here we present a detailed analysis of CMAT 2022:
CMAT 2022: Overall Analysis
The overall difficulty of CMAT was slightly more than the previous year exam. The new section ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship’ added in 2021 continued for this year too. As before, the section was optional in nature and the students were provided additional 30 minutes for the same. The remaining sections had similar type of questions as in CMAT 2021. Given below are the important characteristics of CMAT 2022:
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Main Features:
  • Total Duration: 3 hrs (for mandatory sections) + 30 minutes (optional section)
  • 4 marks awarded for each correct answer
  • 1 mark deducted for each incorrect response
  • Optional section only qualifying in nature, not considered in the final score
  • No sectional time limit
Illustrated below is a complete sectional break-up of CMAT 2022:
CMAT 2022: Exam Structure & Pattern
Section Name
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & DI
Logical Reasoning
Language Comprehension
General Awareness
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional)
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CMAT 2022 Exam Analysis
CMAT 2022 was a mix of easy and tricky questions. While the quant and verbal sections were easy to moderate, GK and LR sections were considered a bit challenging. Explained below is the sectionwise analysis of CMAT 2022:
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation Analysis
Quant section was mostly moderate in difficulty level, with simple questions of arithmetic and a little time-consuming DI sets. There were also a few questions of algebra, modern math, and geometry. DI sets were based on tables and pie-charts. On the whole, the section could be tackled well with smart time management and good knowledge of basic concepts.
An attempt of 18-19 questions with high accuracy is sufficient to ace the section.
Logical Reasoning Analysis
LR section is generally regarded easy and scoring in CMAT. However, since some questions had similar answer choices, the section needed to be handled diligently. Barring 3-5 questions on verbal reasoning, the rest of LR section focussed on non-verbal reasoning topics such as Series, Coding-decoding, Blood Relations, Arrangements, Syllogisms, Odd One Out, Visual Reasoning, etc. Verbal reasoning mainly comprised questions of logical consistency and critical reasoning.
An attempt of 20-22questions with good accuracy is sure to fetch a high score in the section.
Language Comprehension Analysis
Another easy section of CMAT, Language comprehension featured 2-4 RC passages with 3-5 questions each. The remaining questions dwelled upon vocabulary and grammar usage. These were mostly in form of ‘Fill in the blanks’ and were quite straightforward. Other questions related to sentence corrections or improvements.
An attempt of 17-18 questions with high accuracy can help you crack the section well.
General Awareness Analysis
GK section was considered complicated by majority of the test-takers. The section emphasised more onthe Static GK than the Current Affairs. While the Static GK questions dwelled upon history, sports, awards, science, civics, and books, the Current Affairs were from national and international events.
An attempt of 10+ questions with 100% accuracy will get you a great score in the section.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Analysis
Relatively a newer section, Innovation & Entrepreneurshipwas moderate in difficulty level.The section assesses the candidate’s knowledge of business, management, and entrepreneurship. Apart from a RC passage on entrepreneurship, there were questions related to popular business personalities and their innovations.
If you opt for this section, an attempt of 15+ questions is enough for qualifying the section well.
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NOTE: A comprehensive analysis of CMAT 2022 curated by our experts will be available here on the day of the exam.
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