Last-minute Tips For CMAT 2023

Last-minute Tips For CMAT 2023
Last-minute Tips For CMAT 2023

Last-minute Tips And Exam Strategy for the CMAT 2023

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2023 will be held on May 4th 2023. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the CMAT-2023 exam. The CMAT score is accepted by all the AICTE- Approved Institutions / University Departments / Constituent Colleges / Affiliated Colleges. The exam will be conducted in 2 shifts (Shift 1: 09:00 A.M. to 12 Noon and Shift 2: 02:30 P.M. to 05:30 P.M). In this article, we will provide some last-minute tips for candidates to crack the CMAT 2023 exam.

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Important Dates

Event Date
CMAT 2023 Registration Starts February 13, 2023
CMAT 2023 Registration last date March 13, 2023
Admit Card release date To be announced
CMAT 2023 Exam date May 4, 2023

(Shift 1: 09:00 A.M. to 12 Noon

Shift 2: 02:30 P.M. to 05:30 P.M)

Results To be announced

CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretations 20 80
Logical Reasoning 20 80
Language Comprehension 20 80
General Awareness 20 80
Innovation & Entrepreneurship 20 80
Total 100 400

The duration of the examination is 180 minutes, i.e., 3 hours, and this year the examination is going to be conducted in two shifts. And the timings of the examination are (Shift 1: 09:00 A.M. to 12 Noon and Shift 2: 02:30 P.M. to 05:30 P.M).

Last-minute tips

  • Revise essential concepts: With the exam just a few days away, it’s crucial for candidates to revise essential concepts and review mistakes made in mock tests. Prioritize revising your strong areas and avoid spending time on learning new concepts, as this could be time-consuming and increase stress levels, ultimately causing a loss of confidence.
  • If you have covered the syllabus, focus on revising important concepts, reviewing previous exam papers, and taking CMAT mock tests in the remaining days. On the other hand, if you haven’t completed the syllabus, it’s crucial not to panic, as maintaining composure can make a significant difference in the exam.

  • We’ve created these revision videos specifically for the quantitative section. Be sure to view these outstanding videos as they serve as a valuable resource for revision. In addition, solving previous year’s exam papers can provide a better understanding of the types of questions that may be asked. Furthermore, it’s highly essential to take mock tests and carefully analyze the results for effective exam preparation.

  • “Taking mock tests and conducting a comprehensive analysis of the results is crucial. Our website offers a CMAT free mock test that you can use. Reviewing your mistakes during the mock tests and revising the necessary concepts can help in developing an effective strategy. It’s important to prioritize time management during the mock tests and use the experience to develop a strategy for managing time during the actual exam.”

  • Typically, MBA colleges that accept CMAT scores do not impose sectional cutoffs. However, if you aim to achieve a 99th percentile score, it’s essential to perform well in all sections. It’s worth noting that some colleges may have sectional cutoffs, so candidates are advised to verify with the individual institutions and devise their exam strategies accordingly.

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Section-wise Tips

Language Comprehension

This section primarily covers topics such as reading comprehension, para jumbles, antonyms/synonyms, sentence completion, idioms and phrases, grammar-based questions, and more. The questions in this section are moderately difficult.

Having a strong grasp of reading comprehension passages is beneficial. It’s advisable to take mock tests, analyze the scores, and develop a strategy accordingly. In the days leading up to the exam, focus on practicing language ability questions that cover grammar, vocabulary, antonyms/synonyms, sentence completion, and other relevant topics.

Quantitative Techniques

This section comprises primarily arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and other fundamental topics such as basic principles of counting and probability. The questions in this section are moderately challenging, but one can achieve a good score with clear fundamental knowledge. It’s recommended to thoroughly review essential formulas in the days leading up to the exam. Practising and revising basic speed math calculations is also beneficial, along with memorizing tables up to 25, squares up to 50, and cubes up to 30.

The DI Topics in this section include simple caselets, tables, charts etc. The trick here is to represent the data in an organised manner, which saves time during the calculation.

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Logical Reasoning

“This section covers topics such as statement and argument, statement and conclusion, statement and assumptions, arrangements, blood relation, coding-decoding, number series, analogies, and more. The questions in this section are relatively easy to moderately challenging.

It’s a high-scoring section of the exam, so it’s essential not to overlook it. To become familiar with this section, solving a variety of problems during practice is recommended. It’s also advisable to revise key concepts, take mock tests, and practice from previous year’s papers. Practising around 15-20 questions from a variety of topics that appear in the exam daily can be beneficial.”

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General Awareness section

This section covers a wide range of topics, including static GK and current affairs. The exam may include questions related to recent government schemes, international affairs, history, geography, sports, politics, awards, books and authors, arts and culture, and more. The questions in this section are moderately challenging.

This section is a critical component of the exam, and therefore, it cannot be overlooked. Candidates who regularly read newspaper editorials such as The Hindu and Indian Express and keep up with current affairs will likely perform well in this section. Utilizing CMAT preparation materials in PDF format can be highly beneficial during the exam preparation process.

Additionally, the Top 1000 GK Questions video is an excellent resource. These questions cover a diverse range of topics from static GK and current affairs and are taken from various essential topics.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship section

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship section is a newly added compulsory section in the CMAT 2023 exam. The questions in this section are based on three broad categories:

  • Business GK / Awareness (latest business news, famous personalities in this field, M&A’s, Govt. Schemes and Policies related to business & startups, etc.)
  • Terminology related to Innovation & Entrepreneurship (startups, unicorns, angel investing, bootstrapping etc.).
  • A passage based on Innovation & Entrepreneurship was given, and questions were asked based on that.

To score well in this section, it’s important to stay updated with the latest events in the business and startup world and familiarize yourself with the key terms related to Innovation & Entrepreneurship. You can take a Free CMAT Mock in the latest CMAT pattern to get accustomed to this new pattern. Although there is no particular syllabus for this section, we recommend going through important key terms related to Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Check out this excellent live video by Sayali Mam to cover all the topics in this section.

Strategy During the Exam

  • Developing an effective exam-taking strategy is crucial for time management. It helps in determining which section to attempt first, which questions to focus on, and how to manage time effectively during the exam. It is recommended to analyze previous mock tests and observe the time taken for each question to plan your strategy.
  • For the CMAT exam, it is suggested, to begin with the GK section as it is easier to determine which questions to attempt. Start with the easier and familiar questions first, and then move on to moderate difficulty level questions. However, guessing the answers should be avoided as there is negative marking in the exam.
  • Maintaining a balance between speed and accuracy is essential. Attempting more questions inaccurately can lead to negative markings and ultimately result in a lower score. Therefore, it is important to focus on answering accurately and at a steady pace.
  • Lastly, it is essential not to panic and remain calm during the exam. Concentration tends to be at a peak during the final days before the exam, so make the most of these days. Stressing out due to exam pressure should be avoided.

By following these last-minute tips for the CMAT exam and taking the exam with a composed mind, success can be achieved.

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