CMAT 2017 Analysis

In-depth, comprehensive analysis of CMAT 2017 exam by our experts.

Common Management Admission Test, usually known as CMAT is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year. It is a three-hour computer based online test which is held in a single session to check the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. This test helps institutions to select suitable graduate candidates for admission in all management programs. All AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges accept CMAT score.
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CMAT 2017 Exam Pattern
Following is the exam pattern of CMAT 2017:
Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Techniques &
25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
25 100
General Awareness 25 100
CMAT 2017 Exam Analysis
CMAT 2017 was conducted on January 28, 2017, in a single slot from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. The exam featured easy to moderate level questions, and a candidate who is quick in selecting and rejecting answer options can score fairly well in it.
CMAT Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation Analysis
More than 50% questions were asked from these two topics. There were 3 to 4 questions from Geometry and Mensuration, and the rest Quantitative Technique questions were from Algebra. There was one Data Interpretation question based on Pie Chart. The level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. A candidate who attempted around 21-23 questions in this section can expect a good score.
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CMAT Logical Reasoning Analysis
The level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate with questions from Verbal as well as Analytical Reasoning. Analytical Reasoning dominated the section along with four questions from Verbal Reasoning. Analytical questions were from topics like grouping, distribution, arrangement, comparison, coding/decoding, clock and calendar, cube, sequence, etc. A candidate who attempted around 20-22 questions in this section would expect to score well.
CMAT Language Comprehension Analysis
This section had four passages - one passage had six questions, and the rest had three three questions each. These were easy to read and comprehend, except one or two questions. Most of the questions were straightforward and could be answered easily. Verbal ability questions were from areas such as para jumble, idiom/phrase, FIJ, antonym and synonym, and cloze. A candidate who attempted around 21-23 questions would be expected to score well.
CMAT General Awareness Analysis
Around  6-7 questions were from current affairs and if one reads the newspaper or has a good knowledge of what’s going on in the world could have attempted 3-4 questions quite easily. Static GK questions were from Science, Awards, Politics, etc. A candidate who attempted around 18-20 questions could expect to score well.
Basically, a candidate who attempted around 85-88 questions with decent accuracy can expect to fetch a good score.
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