CMAT Feb 2016 Analysis
CMAT Feb 2016 was similar to earlier CMAT exams in terms of the overall paper pattern as well as difficulty level. In general, the paper was a replica of earlier CMATs. Like every year, GK is expected to be the game changer.
Overall cut-offs for the colleges under CMAT are expected to be as under:
A preliminary analysis of each section is as under:
1) Quantitative Aptitude:
- This was by far the simplest of all four sections. Like every year the focus was on Arithmetic and to some extent, Modern Maths. Roughly 16 questions out of 25 could be said to be from Arithmetic. Arithmetic had questions from Averages, Percentages, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time and Work.
- Modern Maths was also moderately represented with questions from P & C, Probability, Sequences and Venn Diagrams.
- There were 3-4 individual DI questions but these were reasonably easy.
- A well-prepared student could have been able to attempt 21-22 questions in this section.
2) Logical Reasoning:
- Like every year, the focus was on arrangements – linear, circular, complex etc. Nearlyb 17-18 questions were from this area.
- Apart from these, there were a few questions on relationships, directions, syllogisms etc.
- 22-23 questions in 45-50 minutes would have been a good attempt.
3) Verbal Ability
- Verbal Ability was slightly more difficult this year due to one relatively tough VA passage. As usual, there was one passage of 6 questions and 3 passages of 3 questions each. 3 out of 4 passages were doable.
- Apart from this, there was greater focus on idioms with 3-4 questions from this area.
- There were also 3-4 questions on correct and incorrect sentences, apart from the standard types likes fill in the blanks, vocabulary, etc.
- Overall, 18-19 attempts would be a good attempt.
4) General Knowledge
- Like each year, this section was completely dominated by trivia and static GK.
- There were 4 pictorial GK questions. There were a lot of questions from Indian culture, geography etc.
- 12-13 attempts would be considered a good performance.