CMAT 2020 NEWS
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NTA released the CMAT 2020 Response Sheet and Question Paper on the CMAT portal on January 29, 2020. Candidates who have taken the exam will be able to check the same by visiting the official website i.e. cmat.nta.nic.in by using their application number and DOB / password. CMAT 2020 Final Answer and Merit List were released on February 4, 2020 alongside the result.
Latest: CMAT 2020 Final Answer Key has been released by NTA on cmat.nta.nic.in – Download PDF
Candidates used the response sheet and question paper to calculate their probable CMAT score and analyzed their chances of getting shortlisted for the next round of admission. Candidates could challenge the answer key until 5 pm on February 2, 2020. All answer key objections were processed prior to the release of the result on February 4, 2020. The applicant had to pay a non-refundable fee of INR 1000 on every question that they challenge. Check CMAT 2020 Merit List
|CMAT Exam Date||January 28, 2020|
|CMAT Response Sheet and Question Paper Release||January 29, 2020|
|CMAT Answer Key Release||January 30, 2020|
|CMAT Result||February 4, 2020|
CMAT 2020 was successfully conducted on January 28, 2020 in 104 cities through CBT mode. The examination witnessed participation on a grand scale as more than 74,486 candidates registered for the exam.Candidates can utilize the CMAT 2020 Rank Predictor and compare their response sheets to the official CMAT answer key to predict their rank. The selection process consists of two stages namely- Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Some institutions also include a written ability test (WAT) round in their selection process. The final selection is done on the basis of overall performance of the candidate. CMAT Counselling is generally an individualized process conducted by each institution on the basis of their own criteria or the CMAT Merit List.
Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps to download their CMAT answer key:
Candidates can keep the answer key of CMAT 2020 safe for future reference.
Before we proceed to CMAT Paper Analysis, it is important to understand the paper pattern and structure. CMAT Exam has 100 objective questions from 4 section. Their break-up is given below: Check CMAT Exam Pattern
|Question Paper Sections||Questions||Marks|
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||25||100|
Unlike CMAT 2019, there was only one slot for CMAT 2020, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The general review was that the overall exam was easier compared to CMAT 2019. Candidates reported facing the most difficulty in the General Awareness section as the students claimed that it included a lot of ambiguity. Candidates were able to attempt questions according to their preferences as there was no sectional time limit present during the examination.
|Section||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Difficulty Level|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||25||100||Moderate|
The language comprehension section only included 1 Reading Comprehension passage which included 6 questions. In total there were 19 verbal ability questions based on synonyms, antonyms, phrases, fill in the blanks, parajumble, error spotting and correct spelling. The section was situated on the easy-moderate range of difficulty. A good attempt would lead to 20-21 questions being answered.
|Topics||No. of Ques|
|Synonyms / Antonyms||1|
|Fill in the Blank||3|
|Meaning of Phrase||1|
CMAT 2020 included quantitative questions from a wide variety of topics. Candidates did not have to spend all of their time on questions that involved a lot of calculations. There were questions from Numbers, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Geometry, Probability, Sets and Venn Diagrams, Mensuration, P&C, and Algebra. A good attempt would lead to 21-22 questions being answered.
|Topics||No. of Ques|
|P&C / Probability||4|
|Geometry and Mensuration||2|
There was only one family tree set that included 4 questions within its purview. The questions were mainly derived from coding-decoding, series, cubes, venn diagrams, visual diagrams, analogies, odd man out, and syllogism. Verbal reasoning included 4 questions in total. A good attempt would lead to 20-22 questions being answered.
|Topics||No. of Ques|
|Blood Relation||4 (set)|
|Odd one out||1|
|Distance & Directions||1|
Out of the 25 questions present in this section, 24 of them were based on Static GK. 14 out of the 25 questions were termed as easy, while 4 were deemed moderate and 7 difficult. A good attempt would lead to 14-16 questions being answered.
|Topics||Number of Questions|
CMAT 2019 was conducted in two slots between 9:30 to 12:30 pm and again from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The exam was labelled moderate on the range of difficulty as all the questions derived from the given syllabus. More than 64,000 candidates sat for the exam and had the opportunity to apply to all AICTE approved MBA/PGDM programs across the country.
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
The difficulty level for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation section was Moderate. Questions were asked from Arithmetic, Numbers, Geometry, Modern Math, Algebra and Data Interpretation.
Logical Reasoning section comprised of 25 questions of moderate difficulty level with some complex questions. Questions were from Data Sufficiency, Analogy, statement assumptions, Blood relations, family tree, Deductive Logic, Venn diagrams, statement assumptions, analogy, Syllogisms.
Comprehension has been a bit complex to answer. Tasks included reading Comprehension paragraphs and answer questions.
This section has been very difficult for the candidates as compared to CMAT Previous Year Question Papers. Questions ranged from different aspects of covering Indian polity, Current Affairs, etc.
NTA doesn’t release an official CMAT Cut off. However, it can be obtained from other sources like coaching institutes, colleges, etc.
More than 1000 colleges declare their individual course and category wise CMAT cutoff. You can check it below:
|College Name||CMAT 2020 Expected Cutoff (Percentile)||CMAT 2019 cutoff (Marks/ Percentile)|
|Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai||99+||285/99.92 percentile|
|Goa Institute of Management, Goa||98+||260/99.85 percentile|
|K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai||95-99||246/99.20 percentile|
|We School Mumbai||95-99||244/99.06 percentile|
|MET Institute of Management, Mumbai||218/97.27 percentile|
|Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS)||96-99||210/96.42 percentile|
|XISS Ranchi||96||199/95 percentile|
|Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore||92-94||180/90 percentile|
|Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi||86-90||180/85 percentile|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida||85||170/82 percentile|
|Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi||75-80||160/75 percentile|
|Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management, Pune||75-80||160/75 percentile|
*Candidates clearing CMAT Cutoff will be called for Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) by the colleges. Check CMAT Selection Procedure
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