CMAT 2023 Exam Analysis

The CMAT 2023 exam was conducted in two slots on 4 May 2023.
CMAT is an MBA entrance test conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). Around 70,000 candidates appear for it every year. CMAT scores are used as a shortlisting criterion by over 1400 management institutes of India. Its difficulty level is less compared to other popular entrance tests like CAT, XAT, etc.
CMAT is a computer-based test designed to check the candidate’s awareness of aptitude, reasoning, verbal, and general knowledge. After the exam, the candidates are eager to learn about their performance and compute their prospects of getting into a good B-school. So, here we present a detailed analysis of CMAT 2023, done by our experts:
CMAT 2023: Overall Analysis
The difficulty of CMAT 2023 was nearly the same as that of the previous year's exam. It consisted of five sections, with a total of 100 questions. Listed below are the key features of CMAT 2023:
  • Total Duration: 3 hrs
  • Marks for every correct answer: 4
  • Mark deducted for each incorrect answer: 1
  • No sectional time limit
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
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CMAT 2023 Exam Analysis is available here for each shift. The total number of questions is 100 MCQs with 20 questions asked from each section of the paper.
CMAT Exam Shift
Shift 1 (9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
Shift 2 (2:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
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CMAT 2023 Shift 1 Paper Analysis Section-wise
Name of the Section
Total No. of Questions
Total Marks
Good Attempt
Difficulty Level
High Weightage Topics
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
20
80
16-18
Moderate and Tricky
Arithmetic, Number System, Correct Statements, 5 DI questions
General Awareness
20
80
12-14
Easy to Moderate
Static GK- 18 questions, Current Affairs- 2 questions
Logical Reasoning
20
80
17-18
Moderate and Lengthy
Blood relations- 2 questions, Coding/ decoding- 2 questions, Syllogisms- 2 questions, Number of squares &trianges- 2 questions
Language Comprehension
20
80
16-18
Easy to Moderate
RC passages- 2 with 3 questions each, Vocabulary-based questions
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
20
80
15-18
Easy to Moderate
Direct theory-based questions, 2-3 questions on current news related to startups
Total
100
400
75-80
Moderate
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MET
CMAT 2023 Shift 2 Paper Analysis Section-wise
Name of the Section
Total No. of Questions
Total Marks
Good Attempt
Difficulty Level
High Weightage Topics
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
20
80
15-17
Moderate
Arithmetic and DI questions
General Awareness
20
80
11-13
Moderate to Difficult
Static GK
Logical Reasoning
20
80
17-18
Easy to Moderate
Critical reasoning
Language Comprehension
20
80
15-17
Easy to Moderate
RC passages, Error detection, Vocabulary-based questions
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
20
80
14-17
Moderate
To be updated
Total
100
400
73-78
Moderate
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