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CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis | Section-wise detailed analysis | Expected cut-off

NTA successfully conducted CMAT MBA entrance exam on 28th January 2020. Here is the detailed analysis of CMAT 2020 exam. Find out the CMAT expected cut-off of each section and overall exam here.

Jan 29, 2020 17:20 IST
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CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis
CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) exam was conducted online on January 28, 2020 by National Testing Agency (NTA) in a single session window from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Aspirants had to appear for 4 sections namely logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, language comprehension, and general awareness with 25 questions each. Candidates who appeared for the exam have shared with Jagranjosh.com that the MBA entrance exam was overall of moderate difficulty level with a tricky quant section. On one hand where reasoning section was easy than expected, quantitative aptitude section was toughest section. GK and verbal ability were of moderate difficulty level.

CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis

Find out section-wise detailed CMAT 2020 exam analysis:  

The table mentioned below provided an overview of the good attempts that you should have attempted to cleat the sectional-cut off and overall cut-off in the exam:

Section

Total No. of Questions

Good Attempts

Logical Reasoning

25

23-24

Quantitative Ability

25

21-22

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

25

20-21

General Awareness

25

16-17

CMAT 2020 - Sectional Analysis

Here is a list of topics that were asked in the CMAT 2020 exam

Section

Topics Asked

Level of Difficulty

Logical Reasoning

Syllogism, Coding, Series, Visual, Critical reasoning, Analogy, Blood Relation,  Distance and directions, odd one out

Easy

Quantitative Ability

Data Interpretation, Geometry, Mensuration, algebra, arithmetic, probability, permutations & combinations

Difficult

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension, analogy, idiom, para jumble, antonym and synonym, miscellaneous

Moderate

General Awareness

Sports, geography, economy, history, awards, science and technology, books and authors, personalities, miscellaneous

Moderate

CMAT 2020 Overall Analysis

Compared to previous year, this year the exam was easy. However, the quant section was time consuming and difficult to solve for the aspirants. Maximum question in the quant section were asked from Arithmetic followed by algebra and other areas.

CMAT 2020: Section-wise detailed analysis

Here is the detailed analysis of each section and the no. of questions asked from each topic. Take a look and find out how many Questions did you get right in the exam today:

Quantitative Aptitude Section

Topics

No. of Ques

Arithmetic

7

Number System

7

P&C/Probability

4

Table DI

4

Geometry & Mensuration

2

Algebra

1

General Awareness Section

Topics

No. of Ques

Geography

4

Economy

3

Sports

2

Science & Tech

2

Books & Authors

2

Awards

2

History

1

Miscellaneous

8

Logical Reasoning

Topics

No. of Ques

Series

4

Analogy

3

Visual

3

Blood relation

4 (set)

Syllogism

2

Critical Reasoning

2

Odd one out

1

Coding

1

Distance & Directions

1

Misc.

4

Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability

Topics

No. of Ques

Reading Comprehension - 1

6

Synonym/Antonym

8

Meaning of Phrases

4

Fill in the blanks

3

Para Jumble

2

Error Spotting

1

Correct Spelling

1

You can also take a look at the CMAT exam analysis shared by expert at TIME institute, Mr Ramnath Kanakadandi (National CAT Course Director). 

CMAT 2020 - Exam Analysis by TIME 

Students who reported at the center venues after the Gate Closure time (which was 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam) were not allowed to enter. Like last year, this year also CMAT exam was conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

Students were permitted to take breaks during the exam but not in the first 30 minutes and in the last 30 minutes of the exam. However, candidates were NOT allowed to move out of the exam hall with their hall tickets even if they ended their test ahead of the stipulated time.

The hall tickets of the candidates and the rough sheets taken by the candidate were collected after everybody ended their tests. This time, there was an additional procedural step of pasting one's photograph on the attendance sheet during the exam.

Given below is a summary of the CMAT test based on students' observations and reactions post the exam:

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation (QTDI):

As compared to the paper pattern two years back, there were fewer number of calculation-intensive questions. The questions were spread across a wide range of topics viz., Numbers, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Geometry, Mensuration, P&C, Probability, Sets & Venn Diagrams, etc.

There were four questions based on Data Interpretation which was actually easy to solve. The set was a table comprising the strength of boys and girls of five schools in 6 years.

A well-prepared student could have attempted 21-22 questions in the section.

Logical Reasoning (LR): There was one set (family tree) comprising four questions. Similar to last year, most questions in this section were on the easy to moderate side. Questions included coding-decoding, direction sense, alpha-numeric-symbolic series, cubes, Venn diagrams, visual diagrams, comparisons, series based, analogies and odd man out.

There were four questions on Verbal Reasoning (Analogy, Strong-Weak Arguments, etc.). A good student could have answered 21-22 questions.

Language Comprehension (LC): There was only one Reading Comprehension passage in the third section with five questions. A good student could have attempted 4 out of the 5 questions easily.

The Verbal Ability segment had 20 questions. These included questions on Synonyms, Antonyms, Error spotting, Fill in the Blanks, One-word substitution, Para jumbles, Meanings of words and their usage in sentences, Grammatically correct sentence etc.

The section was easy to moderate, and a serious test taker should have been able to answer 20-21 questions.

General Awareness (GA): This section was moderate in difficulty level. Most of the questions were based on Static GK. The section had questions on:

  • Geography,
  • Literature,
  • Religion,
  • Government Ministries,
  • Booker prize, Awards and Honors,
  • General Science,
  • Politics,
  • Banking,
  • International organizations,
  • Sports and Games,
  • Current Affairs & General Knowledge.

A good student would be able to answer around 16 questions in this section.

The overall cut offs are expected to increase as CMAT 2020 is easier as compared to last year’s paper.

 

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