CMAT 2012 Analysis

CMAT 2012 Analysis

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.

 

SR.NOSUBJECTTOPICS COVERED
AQuantitative ability & Data interpretationTime & work, permutation, P & L, Number theory, Probability, Geometry, Mensuration.
BVerbal abilityVocabulary, Synonyms, ParaJumbles, Antonyms, Reading comprehension, Error in usage.
CLogical reasoningSyllogisms, Analogies, Directions & Arrangement, Logical Puzzles, Number Logic, Decision making, codes.
DGeneral awarenessPolitical & 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.

Verbal Ability

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 QUESTIONS100
DURATION180Minutes
NO. OF SECTIONS4
TOTAL MARKS400
NO. OF OPTIONS4
SECTIONAL TIME LIMITApplicable
DIFFICULTY LEVELEasy to Difficult
NEGATIVE MARKING1

 

Related Links:

CMAT 2013 Analysis | CMAT – Verbal & LR | CMAT 2014 Analysis
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