Highlights of CMAT Exam Format are given below:
All sections in CMAT carry the same number of questions- 25. These questions are objective in nature. Also, each section carries equal marks. The section-wise details of the paper are given below:
|Section||Number of questions||Total marks|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100|
Arithmetic operations and Modern Math forms an important part of the section.
Aspirants are advised to have good proficiency in solving the problems from topics such as Time and Distance, Geometry, Numbers, Profit and Loss, Simple equations and Time and Work.
For this section, aspirants must work on their speed and efficiency. The calculation is an important factor when it comes to responding questions from this section.
Questions in this section are usually single and are not based on sets.
Read more about CMAT QA/DI Section
In this section, most of the questions are generally from topics such as Puzzles, Statements and conclusions, Cause and effect, assumptions and conclusions and missing term in the figure.
Topics from arrangements (linear, seating, sequencing and arranging with conditions) are also generally asked.
Read more about CMAT Logical Reasoning Section
Read more about CMAT Verbal Ability Section
A Trial Test is available on the official website of CMAT 2018. This is to help aspirants get accustomed to the online test and navigation functionality. Aspirants are advised to go via CMAT Mock Test so as to acquaint themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.
Trial tests are very helpful and form an important part of aspirant’s preparation for the exam. It allows an aspirant to form a better understanding of the test.
Some of the benefits of taking a Trial test are:
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||Logical Reasoning||General Awareness||Language Comprehension|
|Number Systems||Analytical Reasoning||Present Affairs of National and International Economy||Jumbled Paragraphs|
|Fraction and Decimals||Statements Assumptions||Individualities in News||Reading Comprehension|
|Geometry & Averages||Analogy Test||Sports news||Paragraph Completion|
|Quadratic and linear equations||Inferences||Trade Awareness||Sentence Correction|
|Ratios and Proportion||Statements Arguments||History||Synonyms and Antonyms|
|Percentages & In-equations||Non Verbal Reasoning||Culture||Idioms and Phrases|
|Partnership||Cause and Effects||Politics||English Grammar|
|Time-Speed-Distance||Statements and Conclusion||Geography||English Usage Mistakes|
|Algebra||Blood Relationship Tests||Economics||Sentence Improvement|
|Profit and Loss||Symbol Based Problems||Sports||One-word Substitution|
Books are the most important aspect of preparation for an exam. Some of the books that aspirants may refer to for the preparation of CMAT 2018 exam are given below. These are most advisable by the students and experts.
|Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||RS Agarwal|
|Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency||Ananta Ashisha|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency||Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan|
|Logical Reasoning||A modern approach to logical reasoning||RS Agarwal|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT||Nishit Sinha|
|Language Comprehension||The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability||Sujit Kumar|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension?||Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension||Gautam Puri|
|General Awareness||General Knowledge||Disha Experts|
|Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2016)||BS Sijwali|