National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 today, on March 31, 2021. Following the conclusion of the exam, MBA coaching institute IMS released its exam analysis.
As per IMS, the section “Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation” was moderately difficulty. “Logical Reasoning” section was easy to moderate. However “Language Comprehension” was touted to be easy. Whereas “General Awareness” was said to be difficult.
In these sections, in the same order, the number of good attempts as per IMS are 18-20, 21-23, 17-19, and 9-11 respectively. So a candidate who made 65-70 attempts did well.
CMAT 2021 was seen to be tougher as compared to last year. Though time was not a limiting factor; the questions were tough.
Unanimously, GK or general awareness section threw a few googlies at the candidates. It will go on to become the deciding factor in the exam.
As per the preliminary analysis of the exam, IMS says that a score of 300+ out of 400 could be needed for 99.95+ percentile. Likewise a score above 265 can fetch a percentile above 99. Score above 220 may lead to 95 percentile up. And those who get marks above 190 will probably get 90 percentile plus.
Coming to the section wise analysis, IMS is quick to point out that like every year, CQuant section had all singular questions and no set based ones. The only exception to this was the year 2020, when there was one DI set of 3 questions.
Quant section was also tougher than last year. However most required implementation of basic concepts. Around 40% of this section was taken up by questions from arithmetic, 20% from numbers. Rest, there questions on modern math, algebra, data interpretation, and geometry.
Match the columns was a new question type in quant. And in the same section, there was another new type of qs where there were two statements with two questions, followed by true false.
Logical reasoning section was easy. 3 Question in it were on verbal reasoning, and rest were on non-verbal, including analogies, blood relations, circular arrangement, coding-decoding, counting, matrix, relation, series, syllogism, visual reasoning.
The language comprehension section had 14 RC based questions, and 11 non-RC based. There were 4 reading passages. Two passages were short, and rest were long. Passage lengths were 80 to 400 words.
Toughest section today was GK, with 17 questions from static GK, and 8 on current affairs. Here, 60% questions were on an Indian context, 28% in international, and rest were miscellaneous. You can read the complete analysis at imsindia.com.
Next, NTA will release CMAT 2021 answer key. This is expected to happen tomorrow, or day after. And then, results will be announced.
CMAT forms the gateway for admission to a plethora of B-schools in the country. Last year, around 60000 candidates had appeared in the exam.