CMAT 2014 Analysis

CMAT 2014 Analysis

Overall exam pattern :

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level test conducted for admission to all the management programs. It commenced on 20 September 2014 and it is conducted twice a year. The test has 100 questions to be solved in a time span of 180 minutes. Overall the paper was of moderate to difficult level.


SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation25100
Logical Reasoning25100
Language Comprehension25100
General Awareness25100

 Detailed Sectional Analysis:

 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation.

                           TOPICS      NO. OF QUESTIONS
       Venn Diagrams   2
       Numerical/word series   3
       Permutation and Combination   3
        Alligations   4
        Time and Distance   3
        Geometry and Mensuration  3
        Ratios and Proportions  3
        Percentages  3
        Probability  1
        Total 25

This section was little tough but time consuming. Overall difficulty level was moderate. Average attempt would have been 17-19 questions.

Logical Reasoning.

AreaNo of Qs
Analytical Reasoning5
Blood Relations5
Input /Output5
Visual Reasoning5
Alpha-Numeric Series5

Though easy this section was slightly time consuming . The difficulty level was easy to moderate. Average attempt could have been around 18-20 questions out of the 30.

Language Comprehension.

Here much emphasis was given on vocabulary. Questions on Grammar, Para- Jumbles, Para completion, verbal reasoning, Fill in the blanks etc were asked. RC passages were of moderate length and quite tricky. Average attempt of 15-20 questions would have been good.

General awareness.

As usual this section was tough for the candidates, there was a plethora of questions on Constitution, Fiscal system, Sports, World affairs, General Science, Taxation, Politics, Arts & Culture etc. Average attempt would have been 16-19 questions.


Total no. of Questions100
Duration180 minutes
Total no. of sections4
Number of choices4
Marking schemeCorrect answer: +4
Negative marking-1
Expected cut-offs230+


Related Links:

CMAT 2012 Analysis | CMAT – Verbal & LR | CMAT 2013 Analysis
CMAT – Strategy for Quant, Verbal, GK | CMAT – Strategy to crack Language Comprehension & LR


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