Can you tell me something about CMAT examination ?
Can you name a few good B-Schools which accept CMAT score ?
- KJ Somaiya-Mumbai
- Goa Institute of Management-Goa
- Great Lakes Institute of Management- Chennai
- MISB Bocconni-Mumbai
- IMT Nagpur
How good are the above mentioned B-Schools ?
When does the registration process begin and what is the last date to register for CMAT?
When is it conducted ? Is it an online exam ?
What is the eligibility criteria for taking CMAT?
Applicant must be a citizen of India.
- Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.
- Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2018-19 can also apply for CMAT online exam.
Is there any age restriction for taking CMAT?
What will be pattern of CMAT 2018 question paper?
- Duration - 180 minutes
- Type of Examination - Objective type
- Marking scheme- For each correct answer 4 marks are awarded, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.
Can you provide me with CMAT's helpdesk details?
Can you give me some suggestions on how to prepare for CMAT Entrance Test ?
- Central idea and the supporting ideas in the given paragraph
- Tone of the author
- Recognising phrases, idioms,and figures of speech in reading practice.
- Summarising/ restating the paragraph/drawing conclusions
- Identifying missing data/ interpreting indirect information
- Seeing from the author's perspective
- Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits).
In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK.
- Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.
- Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions
- In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.
- Who is who
- What is what
- Science scan
- Human body
- Landmarks of history
- The Universe
CMAT is a computer-based test (CBT) which is conducted once a year in the month of January. This year CMAT exam is being conducted on Jan 21, 2018.
The following is list of some of the good B-Schools that accept CMAT score for admission into their Post-graduate program in Management:
per T.I.M.E. B-school categorization, JBIMS is rated as one of the Top 10 B-Schools of India; Sydenham is rated among "AA" grade B-schools, GLIM Chennai, MISB Bocconni and KJ Somaiya are counted among “A” category, IFMR, GIM, Welingkar-Mumbai and LIBA are rated among "BBB+" category B-schools, IMT Nagpur is graded among the "BB” grade B-Schools
The registration starts from October 20, 2017 and the last date to apply for CMAT 2018 is December 15, 2017.
CMAT is a computer-based test (CBT) , this year it will be conducted on Jan 21, 2018.
The following is eligibility criteria for CMAT 2018 Examination
No, there is no age restriction for taking CMAT.
CMAT 2018 Pattern
|Section||Number of Questions|
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||25|
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The section on language comprehension,comprises 25 questions, most of which have a bend towards Critical Reasoning,at varying levels of difficulty. So, it is best advised to revise concepts pertaining to Critical Reasoning(especially on identifying argument structure and argument elements, and inference based questions). The Critical Reasoning questions have been part of the course for the CAT students. They can revise these concepts by working out questions from CRHO 1001801 to 805. Additional practice can be had from CRPE1001801. The various elements of Reasoning like Strengthening ( or Weakening ) the Argument , Inferences , Conclusions, Flaws in an argument, Paradox, etc will need to be understood thoroughly to help the student tackle Logical reasoning questions (especially for identifying argument structure and argument elements, and for cracking inference-based questions).For the rest of the English Language part, it would be advisable for students to revise concepts pertaining to RC, Sentence correction, and Vocab based questions. Questions in these areas have been very doable, and effective revision would help students cash in on these questions. The RC passages in CMAT have been short (a paragraph usually)and quite easy to read. Students have time to read carefully and analyze the content, and must do so, since the choices are, sometimes, close.
There are approximately 9-10 passages,drawn from varied subjects such as social sciences,business, arts and humanities and current issues.
The student should focus on the following with respect to RC:
What is primarily required is an active participation in the reading of the text, which does not stop with just reading and understanding, but goes beyond the peripherals, and asks /answers questions that are related to the text . The student should be wary of underestimating the passage due to its short length or simple language,as the options, as mentioned earlier, are quite close.
For the section on Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, a good preparation for CAT should be more than sufficient, though it would be advisable for a student to focus more on areas like Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry (Basically Heights & Distances), Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Progresions, Permutations & Combinations, Probability and Number System apart from topics mentioned in the basic study material. .
For the section on logical reasoning one has to prepare on all the reasoning topics like linear arrangement, circular arrangement, selections , distribution puzzles, comparisons, binary logic, cubes, Venn diagrams, deductions, and connectives.The question pattern is slightly different from the CAT pattern. Unlike CAT here one would find individual questions on all the above topics. Sometimes data may not be sufficient to figure out the complete solution, but would be sufficient to answer the given question.
The other areas of reasoning including number series, coding and decoding, symbols and notations, blood relations, direction sense, input-output, calendars and clocks should also be prepared.
All these topics have been discussed in LRHO 1001801 to 11. Students are advised to refer to the relevant exercises in SM 1001805 and 07.
SM 1001815 has two exercises on CMAT pattern.
For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:
Finally, OMETs for CMAT are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actual CMAT entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.