CMAT Paper Analysis 2024, Shift-wise Analysis, Difficulty Level

by Girish Sharma Thu 16 May 2024 03:31 PM 950
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CMAT Paper Analysis 2024 is now live. The CMAT exam 2024 shifts 1 and 2, were conducted from 9 am to 12 pm and 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm respectively, on May 15, 2024. CMAT exam analysis is prepared based on experts' reviews. In this article, we will share the CMAT 2024 paper analysis  of both shifts, shift-wise analysis, which includes an in-depth discussion of the test structure, its difficulty level, good attempts, and the expected cutoffs etc.

CMAT Paper Analysis 2024

Check out the important specifications of CMAT 2024:

Particular Details
Total Number of Questions 100 Questions
Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 400
Marks Per Correct Question 4 Marks
Marks Per Incorrect Question 1 Mark

Also Check, CMAT Answer Key 2024

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024: Question Paper Pattern

The CMAT 2024 test had five sections, with 20 questions in each part for a total of 80 marks. You can see how hard each part of the CMAT exam was.

CMAT Section Number Of Questions Maximum Mark
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QT & DI) 20

80

Logical Reasoning (LR) 20

80

Language Comprehension (LC) 20

80

Language Comprehension (LC) 20

80

Innovation & Entrepreneurship 20

80

CMAT Exam Analysis 2024: Shift-Wise Difficulty Level

Each section in the CMAT section has a different difficulty level to have a balanced paper overall. It is also done to test the right skill of the candidate. Check out the section-wise difficulty level of both shifts below:

CMAT Shift 1 Paper Analysis 2024

The CMAT 2024 exam has five sections with 20 questions each: Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The total time given to attempt all 100 questions is 180 minutes (3 hours).

CMAT sections CMAT 2024 Shift 1 Difficulty Level No.Of Questions
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QT & DI) Easy - Moderate 20
Logical Reasoning (LR) Easy - Moderate 20
Language Comprehension (LC) Moderate 20
General Awareness (GA) Moderate 20
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Moderate 20
Overall Slightly easier than last year. Easier Quant and LR increase importance of other 3 sections

CMAT Shift 2 Paper Analysis 2024

The NTA held the CMAT Shift 2 Exam Analysis 2024 in a computer-based test mode, with 100 questions across 5 sections and a 3-hour time limit. The exam's difficulty level has been updated based on expert and student reviews. Check complete CMAT shift 2 paper analysis on below table:-

CMAT sections CMAT 2024 Shift 2 Difficulty Level No.Of Questions
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QT & DI) Easy - Moderate 20
Logical Reasoning (LR) Easy - Moderate 20
Language Comprehension (LC) Moderate 20
General Awareness (GA) Moderate 20
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Moderate 20
Overall Quant, LR same difficult as last year, Language comprehension slightly harder than last year, GK was tough, entreprenuship was slightly easier than last year

Also Check, CMAT Score Calculator 2024

CMAT Previous Year Paper Analysis

In the past, candidates found the Quant and DI sections of the CMAT exam to be challenging. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship section had moderate difficulty with a focus on current affairs. Language Comprehension was considered easy with more questions on antonyms-synonyms and para jumbles.

Candidates can check the CMAT Previous Year Paper analysis (2023-2017) provided here to get an idea about the expected difficulty level for CMAT 2024 exam

CMAT Paper Analysis 2023

The CMAT 2023 exam had a moderate difficulty level in the morning session and was relatively easier in the afternoon. The Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation section was more challenging than the other sections. A detailed analysis of both sessions, No Of questions, Marks per question, Good Attempts, Difficulty level can be found below.

Section No Of questions Marks per question Maximum Marks

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 20 4 80 Easy
Logical Reasoning 20 4 80 Easy
Language Comprehension 20 4 80 Easy
General Awareness 20 4 80 Medium
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 20 4 80 Medium
Total 100 400

CMAT Paper Analysis 2022

The CMAT 2022 exam had 100 multiple choice questions in 5 sections with a negative marking of 25%. It was a 3-hour exam worth 400 marks. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship section was moderately difficult, Language Comprehension and Logical Reasoning were easier than last year, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation were tougher than last year, and General Awareness was less focused on current affairs and of moderate difficulty.

Section

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Difficulty Level

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

20

80

Easy

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

20

80

Easy-Moderate

Logical Reasoning

20

80

Easy-Moderate

Language Comprehension

20

80

Easy

General Awareness

20

80

Moderate

CMAT Paper Analysis 2021

The CMAT 2021 exam was held on March 31 in two slots, with an optional section given an extra half hour. The computer-based exam lasted for three hours with five sections of 25 multiple-choice questions each. Correct answers were given four marks and a penalty of one mark for every wrong answer. There was no sectional time limit, and candidates could move freely across sections throughout the exam duration.

Section

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

25

100

Moderate

General Awareness

25

100

Moderate-Difficult

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Easy-Moderate

Language Comprehension

25

100

Moderate

Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional)

25

100

Moderate

Total

100+25

400+100

Moderate

CMAT Paper Analysis 2020

The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of the exam had easy to moderate level questions, with six questions on reading comprehension and the rest on verbal ability. The general awareness section was considered difficult by candidates, with some ambiguous questions on topics such as the Indian Constitution and recent acts of Parliament.

Section

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Analysis

25

100

Easy

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Moderately Difficult

Language Comprehension

25

100

Easy

General Awareness

25

100

Difficult

Total

100

400

Moderate

CMAT Paper Analysis 2019

The CMAT 2019 Shift-2 exam was moderately difficult with a focus on current affairs and static facts in the GK section. The cut offs are expected to be low and the exam was rescheduled in Srinagar for January 29, 2019. This is the first CMAT conducted by NTA.

Section

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Difficulty Level

Language Comprehension

25

100

Moderate to difficult

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

25

100

Quant Moderate, DI difficult

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Moderate

General Awareness

25

100

Moderate to difficult

CMAT Exam Analysis 2018

The CMAT 2018 was not surprising and had a moderate difficulty level, but Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness were slightly harder. Students found half of the Data Interpretation and the General Awareness section to be difficult, but hoped to do well in the Quant and Language Comprehension sections as they were easier to understand.

Section

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

25

100

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Moderate to Difficult

Language Comprehension

25

100

Moderate

General Awareness

25

100

Moderate to Difficult

CMAT Exam Analysis 2017

The General Awareness section of an exam covered topics such as economic developments, government policies, and initiatives like Demonetization and Digital India. Arithmetic had the most questions, with other topics like Algebra, Geometry, and Modern Math also included. The reading comprehension section had four passages, with three being short and one being lengthy. The Logical Reasoning section had independent questions rather than set-based ones.

Section

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Difficulty Level

Language Comprehension

25

100

Easy

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

25

100

Easy

Logical Reasoning

25

100

Moderate

General Awareness

25

100

Tough

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