CMAT 2023 Exam Analysis

CMAT 2023 is expected to be held in March/ April 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:
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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
The following table shows the complete sectional break-up of CMAT 2023:
CMAT 2023: Exam Structure
Section
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & DI
20
80
Logical Reasoning
20
80
Language Comprehension
20
80
General Awareness
20
80
Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
20
80
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CMAT 2023 Exam Analysis
CMAT 2023 had easy as well as moderately difficult questions. As usual, the verbal and quant sections were quite manageable, whereas the reasoning and GK sections were perceived as a bit complex. Given below is the detailed analysis of CMAT 2023, as per the different sections:
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
This section had most questions from arithmetic, algebra and DI. There were also a few questions from modern maths. DI sets were based on data given in tabular and graphical format. A few of the DI questions were lengthy and calculation-intensive. So, the candidates with a good grasp of basic concepts and speed-solving skills can ace the section.
An attempt of 16+ questions with decent accuracy is sufficient to ace the section.
Logical Reasoning
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LR had questions from verbal and non-verbal reasoning, with a majority of questions from Arrangements, Series, Blood Relations, etc. Questions from verbal reasoning were drawn from Assertion, Reason & Assumption.
An attempt of 17+ questions with good accuracy is sure to fetch an excellent score.
Language Comprehension
As expected, this section featured one Reading Comprehension passage, followed by four questions. The remaining questions were based on the concepts of vocabulary, such as synonyms, antonyms, idioms, spellings, etc. A few questions were from grammatical usage and related topics.
An attempt of 16+ questions with accuracy can lead to a great performance in the section.
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General Awareness
Like the last year's exam, this time also GK section was dominated by the static part. There were a few questions from current affairs. Most of the questions were related to history, awards, polity, science, and sports. Questions from the latest happenings were mainly on the national and international events. This section was considered slightly tough by the test-takers.
An attempt of 10+ questions with accuracy is sure to fetch a high score.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
This section focussed on a mix of static and current GK questions. The questions were based on policies regarding the economy, business, and entrepreneurship. Some questions were on the business personalities in the news and the new developments/ innovations in the sector.
An attempt of 12+ questions serves well for a good score here.
After CMAT result is out, the candidates are called for further selection rounds. However, you must check the exact selection criteria of the particular B-schools before preparing for these rounds.
NOTE: A complete analysis of CMAT 2023done by our experts will be available here on the exam day.
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