CMAT Exam Analysis- Detailed Paper Analysis by Experts

Jun 28, 2021 | Management


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, 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 the CMAT 2020 exam is as follows:

CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Analysis

  • This section of the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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, 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.

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 topic 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, 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), World Trade Organization, responsible for deciding the status of the developing countries. There was another long passage with the topic - Parenting and Culture-related value system. They were all composed of factual questions with one inference question. These were relatively easy.

Overall the difficulty level was moderate to difficult.

CMAT General Awareness

This section of General Awareness had around 8 questions from 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.


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