CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 (Out): Shift 1 & 2 Difficulty Level

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - May 16, 2024

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 has been released after the exam has been conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) on the official website i.e, cmat.nta.nic.in. CMAT 2024 exam analysis allows students to understand the question type, question paper pattern, difficulty level and previous year trends.

CMAT exam date 2024 was May 15, 2024. The first slot was held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and the second slot washeld from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

CMAT exam difficulty level was moderate for bothn the shifts. CMAT 2024 analysis for shift 1 and shift 2 has been posted here on May 15, 2024. The exam analysis provides the CMAT difficulty level, a breakdown of sections and topics, and the number of good attempts.

CMAT 2024 paper analysis by specialists will include a full evaluation of the exam's difficulty level, topic-specific questions asked, number of excellent tries, and projected CMAT cut off 2024. It will assist candidates to evaluate their performance and estimate their CMAT 2024 scores.

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CMAT Exam Analysis 2024

According to the CMAT 2024 exam analysis, the exam was of moderate difficulty level. The full CMAT exam analysis 2024 includes an in-depth evaluation of questions, subjects, sectional difficulty level, number of excellent tries, and projected cut offs.

CMAT exam analysis 2024 has been updated after the exam was concluded by NTA (National Testing Agency) on the official website i.e, cmat.nta.nic.in. Students can know the detailed difficulty level of the paper, weight per section, important topics to study, marking scheme per question etc.

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024 Links
CMAT Paper Analysis 2024 for Shift 1 View Here
CMAT Analysis 2024 for Shift 2 View Here

CMAT 2024 Exam Analysis Highlights

CMAT exam analysis 2024 and question paper will include five sections, each with 20 questions. Check out the estimated difficulty levels and CMAT 2024 exam analysis for each area of CMAT 2024.

  • The difficulty level of CMAT exam analysis 2024 will range from easy to moderate.
  • CMAT 2024 shift 1 was mild. Only the Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation portion contained some challenging questions.
  • The Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and GK parts were simple.
  • According to the CMAT 2024 research, a total of 70-75 accurate tries are considered good in CMAT 2024. 
  • Compared to other MBA admission examinations, CMAT is simple, and candidates can score high.

CMAT Exam Analysis 2023

CMAT 2023 exam was conducted on May 4, 2023, in two different shifts. Shift 1 was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM, while shift 2 is set to be held from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The exam is held for 3 hours (180 minutes). Candidates will have to answer 100 questions from 5 sections. 

Candidates can find the detailed CMAT exam analysis 2023 for shifts 1 and 2 in the article below. In addition, topics with more weightage and section-wise exam analysis will also be provided. 

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CMAT 2022 Exam Paper Analysis

Candidates were allotted 180 minutes to solve all the questions. The candidates were tested in aptitude and knowledge in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. The new change in CMAT 2023 is the mandatory Innovation and Entrepreneurship section, unlike last year when it was an optional section. Nonetheless, the quantitative techniques and data interpretation questions were more difficult than last year. 

Each section comprised 20 multiple-choice questions. For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 4 marks. For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score. In case a question is not attempted, no marks will be given.

CMAT 2022 Analysis: Sectional Distribution and Difficulty Level

The difficulty level according to the various section areas mentioned in the table below. However, the analysis shared below is wholly based on candidates’ and other experts’ opinions.  

CMAT 2022 Exam Paper Analysis
Sections Maximum Marks Level of Difficulty
General Awareness 80 Moderate
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 80 Easy to Moderate
Language Comprehension 80 Easy 
Logical Reasoning 80 Easy to Moderate
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 80 Moderate
Total 400 Moderate

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CMAT Previous Years' Exam Paper Analysis

CMAT paper analysis for the previous years is discussed in detail below. Candidates can check them and get an idea about the exam paper. 

CMAT 2021 Exam Paper Analysis: Shift-I

The overall difficulty level of CMAT exam 2021 was moderate like every year and about 80-85 questions with 90 per cent accuracy can fetch a good score. Check the break-up of CMAT 2021 question paper Shift 1.

CMAT 2021 Exam Paper Analysis: Shift-I
Section Good Attempts Level of Difficulty
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 18-20 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 21-23 Easy to Moderate
Language Comprehension 17-19 Easy
General Awareness 9-11 Difficult
Total 65-70 Moderate

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CMAT 2021 Exam Paper Analysis: Shift - II

The overall difficulty level of CMAT exam 2021 was moderate like every year and about 80-85 questions with 90 per cent accuracy can fetch a good score. Check the break-up of CMAT 2021 question paper Shift 2.

CMAT 2021 Exam Paper Analysis: Shift - II
Section Good Attempts Overall Level of Difficulty
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 18-20 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 21-23 Easy-Moderate
Language Comprehension 17-19 Easy
General Awareness 9-11 Difficult
Total 65-70 Moderate

CMAT 2020 Exam Paper Analysis

The candidates were given 180 minutes to solve all the questions. The question paper tested the candidate's aptitude and knowledge in Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. Each section comprised 25 multiple-choice questions.

Out of the four domains named above, the Quants section was found to be the trickiest by the candidates, and Logical Reasoning was the simplest. The overall difficulty level of the question paper ranged from moderate to difficult.

CMAT 2020 Analysis Highlights
Section Difficulty Level
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Difficult
Logical Reasoning Easy
Reading Comprehension Moderate
General Awareness Moderate

The section-wise analysis for CMAT 2020 exam is as follows:

CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Analysis

  • This section of CMAT comprised 25 questions covering the basic quantitative aptitude syllabus.
  • The difficulty of the section was between moderate and difficult, mostly leaning towards the difficult side.
  • There were a higher number of questions from the arithmetic topics of the syllabus.
  • Ratio, Proportion, Interest, Time, and Work had a few questions in this paper.
  • Data Interpretation had one set of 4 questions instead of the usual pattern of having individual questions.
  • As stated, this section was reported to be a little tricky.

CMAT Logical Reasoning Analysis

  • The logical reasoning section in CMAT 2020 was said to be the easiest of the lot.
  • This section contained 7 verbal questions.
  • There were 4 questions from Blood Relations in CMAT 2020 question paper.
  • Many other questions were individual and not in a set, as compared to previous papers.
  • Other topics covered in the questions in this paper were Coding-Decoding, Relations, Series, Visual Reasoning, Analogy, Directions, Symbol Based Logic, Number Grid, etc.

CMAT Language Comprehension Analysis

  • The language comprehension section of CMAT 2020 was of a moderate level of difficulty.
  • There was one reading comprehension that was followed by 6 questions.
  • The other questions were mostly based on verbal ability.
  • These included questions from topics such as antonyms, the odd one out, grammar-based questions, and jumbled paragraphs.
  • Some questions were one-word substitution-based.

CMAT General Awareness

  • The general awareness section of this paper was reported to be of a moderate level of difficulty.
  • This paper had a lot of questions that were based on static general knowledge.
  • There were 11 questions on Indian Events, 9 questions about International Events, and 5 questions about Miscellaneous Events.
  • The questions related to India comprised topics such as the Constitution of India, Recent Acts in the Parliament, and other related events.

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CMAT 2019 Exam Paper Analysis

CMAT 2019 was conducted in two sessions, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The question difficulty was of moderate level, and candidates good at the selection and rejecting options did well in the exam.

CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Analysis

Most of the questions present in this section were based on conventional areas. This section had a moderate difficulty level. There were two data interpretation questions; three from speed, time, and distance, and two from algebra. Permutation and Combination topics contributed to four questions. Being able to attempt 21-23 questions led to a good rank in the exam.

CMAT Logical Reasoning Analysis

This section was having a difficulty range of easy to moderate. There were three questions from Verbal Reasoning, two from Analogy, and one from Analytical Reasoning. The questions were also from topics such as coding/decoding, number sequences, and blood relations. Being about to attempt 20-22 questions could be considered a good attempt.

CMAT Language Comprehension Analysis

There were a total of four passages in this section. Three of these were short passages with 3 questions each, which were about Endangered Languages (Greek and Latin), the World Trade Organization, responsible for deciding the status of the developing countries. There was another long passage on the topic - Parenting and Culture-related value system. They were all composed of factual questions with one inference question. These were relatively easy. The overall the difficulty level was moderate to difficult.

CMAT General Awareness

This section of General Awareness had around 8 questions about current affairs. If the candidate has a habit of reading newspapers and a good knowledge of what's going on in the world, he/she could have attempted around 6 questions with ease. Most questions were from Static GK, based on Awards, Science, Politics, etc. 18 out of 20 would be considered a good score considering the level of questions.

FAQs

When will CMAT paper analysis 2024 will be released?

CMAT paper analysis 2024 will be released after the exam is conducted and concluded in the CMAT exam centres on a specific date. Students will be able to see their rxam dates after the notifications are released on the official website.

What will CMAT 2024 paper analysis consists?

CMAT paper analysis will consists of students reactions, difficulty level, exam type, important topics etc. Further, it will also consists of weightage pre section, marks distribution etc.

How much is the language comprehension section level difficult in CMAT 2022 paper?

There were 80 good attempts in Language comprehension section in CMAT 2022 paper. As per the CMAT 2022 paper analysis, students must acknowledge that this section was easy.

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