Common Management Aptitude Test or CMAT is a national-level test conducted for admission in management courses in AICTE approved institutions. Like other management entrance exams, the CMAT question paper is divided into different sections to analyze the various abilities of the students. These sections are Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.
To crack this exam, it is important to observe and analyse the pattern and understand how to use it to your benefit. In this article, we will analyse the CMAT exam and see some of it’s patterns.
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Nature of Questions||Objective Type (MCQ’s) i.e. each question will have four choices out of which only one choice will be the correct choice|
|Marking Scheme||Each answer is scored out of 4 marks. 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.|
|Number of Questions||100 questions in total, 25 questions in each section|
|Sections||Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness|
|Exam Difficulty Level||Easy to moderate|
|Required Percentile for MBA Admission in Top Colleges||90+|
|Importance of Taking the Exam||Top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, GIM Goa, PUMBA, among others, accept CMAT exam score|
To check the eligibility for the exam in detail, read CMAT Eligibility here.
Preparing for CMAT is fairly similar to the other management exams. There are a few things every student should consider while preparing for CMAT.
|Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education), Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant), Abhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education), NCERT, Dr RS Aggarwal|
|Logical Reasoning||Arun Sharma (McGraw Hill Education), Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)|
|Language Comprehension||Arun Sharma (McGraw Hill Education, Nishit K Sinha, Dr R S Aggarwal, TIME|
|Vocabulary and grammar||Wren & Martin English Grammar, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, Business English and Communication by John O E Clark|
|General Awareness||The Financial Times, Hindu Business Line, Business World, Competitive Success Review|
Over the years, the CMAT exam pattern and syllabus has not changed. So the exam preparation is also not very difficult. Reading good preparation books, practicing with sample papers and previous year papers are good ways to prepare effectively for the exam.
Though any of the sections of CMAT may seem lengthy, language and comprehension is considered to be the lengthiest portion of CMAT, especially since it includes unseen passage.
Score above 90% is considered to be a good score and will qualify you for taking admission in all the top colleges.
Yes, CMAT can be given any number of times. However, a repeated attempt can only be made next year as the exam takes place just once every year.
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