CMAT 2012 AnalysisAnisha Mukhija
Overall exam pattern:
Common management admission test (CMAT) is conducted twice in a year. It was conducted by AITCE. There was no glitches in the paper. It consisted of 4 sections which were Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, General Awareness. It consisted of 100 questions to be solved in 100 min.
|A||Quantitative ability & Data interpretation||Time & work, permutation, P & L, Number theory, Probability, Geometry, Mensuration.|
|B||Verbal ability||Vocabulary, Synonyms, ParaJumbles, Antonyms, Reading comprehension, Error in usage.|
|C||Logical reasoning||Syllogisms, Analogies, Directions & Arrangement, Logical Puzzles, Number Logic, Decision making, codes.|
|D||General awareness||Political & Economic events on international level.|
Detailed Sectional Analysis:
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation :
There were 25 questions in QA section. Most of the questions were based on linear equations which could be solved easily using options. The difficulty level was easy to moderate. In DI there were 3 questions which included two tables & one pie chart which were quite easy to solve. An overall attempt could be 20 questions. The questions could be solved within 60 min.
Logical reasoning :
Decision making questions appeared first time in CMAT. Majority of questions were from set theory & coding-decoding. The questions were easy & direct. The only obstacle was some data was incomplete. Overall attempt would 18-20 questions. The questions could be solved within 60 min.
Major questions were on critical reasoning. Questions on vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, para-jumbles could be solved easily by students those who had adequate base of reading & vocabulary & analytical ability. An average attempt would be 20 questions which could be solved within 50 min.
General Awareness :
Questions were asked on variety of areas like sports, history, geography, arts & culture, business & so on. A student with consistent reading habit of newspaper & knowing about goings on in world would have quite well in this section. An overall good attempt would be 12-13 questions within 10 min.
BIRD’S EYE VIEW:
|TOTAL NO OF QUESTIONS||100|
|NO. OF SECTIONS||4|
|NO. OF OPTIONS||4|
|SECTIONAL TIME LIMIT||Applicable|
|DIFFICULTY LEVEL||Easy to Difficult|