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CMAT Sept 2012 Analysis

TestFunda ,  28-Jun-16
The second edition of CMAT i.e. the one conducted in September had the same pattern, style of questions and difficulty level as compared to the CMAT conducted in February 2012.

The structure of the paper was as follows:

 Summary Sections Number of Questions Marks per Question Negative Marking Total Marks Quantitative Aptitude 25 4 1 100 Logical Reasoning 25 4 1 100 Verbal Ability 25 4 1 100 General Awareness 25 4 1 100 Total 100 400

1. Quantitative Aptitude:

While most questions in this section were simple across slots, there were a few moderately difficult questions as well. Nearly all concepts were covered, thereby making the focus on one concept that much more difficult. The test in each slot had 4-5 single DI based questions as well. the questions in this section across the slots were simple, there were very few moderately difficult questions. It evenly covered all the topics in each paper with no preference to a particular topic. 4- 5 questions on graphs and diagrams and tables were consistent across the slots. A well-prepared student could have easily attempted 20 questions correctly.

Some of the concepts covered were:
• Number Theory
• Profit, Loss and Discount
• Time & Distance
• Time & Work
• Permutations & Combinations
• Probability
• Inequalities
• Basics of Geometry
• Mensuration
• Calculation Techniques
• Charts and Diagrams
2. Logical Reasoning:

The LR section had a lot of questions similar to those found in erstwhile MHCET exams. Decision making questions appeared for the first time in CMAT. 18-20 questions would have been a good attempt in this section.

Some of the concepts covered were:
• Series and Analogies
• Codes
• Directions and Arrangements
• Decision making
• Logical Puzzles
• Numerical Logic
• Syllogisms

3. Verbal Ability:

The Verbal Ability section in CMAT 2012 verbal section was more or less similar to the first CMAT, except that this season also saw the stray FIJ question in some slots. The overall pattern and level of difficulty remained the same as the previous exam. Nearly half the section comprised critical reasoning questions. At least 20 questions would have been a good attempt for this section.
The commonly asked question types include:
• Strong/Weak Arguments
• Synonyms and Antonyms
• Word usage - Idioms
• Paragraph Summary
• Jumbled Sentences
• Errors in Usage
4. General Awareness:

Like the February CMAT, this section had the most challenging questions. For GK, knowledge of current affairs over the last 12 -1 8 months would have been very handy. This would have enabled a student to attempt 9 – 11 questions. There were also a number of questions on political and economic events at an international level. A good attempt for this section would have been around 12 – 13.

Overall, CMAT was similar to its February counterpart.  65+ correct attempts or a score of 250 + would be a safe score for the top 10 colleges under CMAT.

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