CMAT, strategy to crack Quants, DI & GK

CMAT, strategy to crack Quants, DI & GK

CMAT is a national level test, which is conducted by AICTE and it would  positively the last exam of the admission cycle and holds immense importance to apply in all AICTE approved MBA institutes at all India level.

The exam is a computer based online entrance test with a duration of 180 minutes and 100 multiple choice questions with max marks of 400 spread across the following four sections. Incorrect answers will carry a penalty of 1 mark.
· Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation with 25 questions with max. marks of 100.
· Logical Reasoning with 25 questions with max. marks of 100.
· Language Comprehension with 25 questions with max. marks of 100.
· General awareness with 25 questions with max. marks of 100.

A quick strategy analysis to crack Quantitative and Data Interpretation:
Most of the questions from Quantitative analysis are reported from the topics like percentages, speed, distance and time, averages, allegations & mixtures, inequalities, sets & functions, number system, profit & loss, time & work, simple & compound interest, complex numbers, ratio & proportion, permutation & combination, geometry, coordinate geometry, mensuration and trigonometry.
Candidates are to be familiar of the boarder concept on the above mentioned topics. Routine practice on these areas with required formulas and speed calculation tricks would improve your strengths. Try to solve as many mock test, online test, sample papers, previous year question papers. Spend at least 2-3 hours in solving problems related to the above mentioned topics.
· Candidates required to be aware of their strengths and weaknesses in different topics.
· Stay away from tricky questions that would slow down.
· Play for accuracy than speed as it plays a pivotal role to determine final score, speed with follow naturally.
· To memorize all the formulas regularly, sticky notes shall be used as quite number of direct formulas-substitution kinda questions are expected.
· Keep faith in your mental strength while attempting the paper is what makes all the difference
· Strongly believe that the exam hall is not a ground to do R&D; so, stay safe to  attempt those question types that you are familiar with and maximize your chances.
· Quick skim of the question paper would be helpful to identify Angels and Demons. Angels are typically easy questions which should not be missed while Demons are pretty touch questions which should not be touched.
· Sometimes options helps us to decide the answers by substitution, elimination of choices and the level of calculation techniques. So always have a look of them.
· Shortcuts always ethical practice to save time and easy way to solve some tricky questions.
Most of the questions from Data interpretation would be from Pie Chart/Graph/Bar Chart/Tables.
· Questions on percentage change are very frequent which can be solved on the basis of appropriation techniques rather to find exact solution which may eat up the time.
· Use the facts and figures that are given in the questions. Never assume any such information, which is not provided.
General Awareness includes static General Knowledge, Current Affairs on National and International issues, Sports, Awards & Recognitions, Books & Authors, Technology, Corporates, Business Affairs, Economics, Share Markets, Sports, Brands, History & Constitution of India etc. The best way is to get in touch with great national dailies like The Hindu, Times of India, etc and use sticky notes for questions which you feel to be concentrated much. Static GK can be covered by simple go through of Manorama Year Books and candidates must be at-least aware of the last 90 days current affairs. None will be a master for GK in a single day, it must be a continuous effort and must be aware of things happening around the world.
Happy Cracking.!!


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