Cmat 2014 sept analysis
Overall CMAT feb 2014 paper
Overall cutoffs for AI / OMS Seats:
Everyone got different questions in the paper so good for students that tomm paper will not be different.. but similar..
- Quant medium with 7 difficult questions
- Verbal 2-4 critical reasoning but mix of squat n long Rc sets with 3-4 ques each.
- Logical reasoning 8 puzzles.. section lengthy with no surprises
- Gk was surprisingly different.. with more day to day gk which normally we ignore.. like sahara company was in legal trouble for which reason..
No major surprises but small changes. Paper similar to earlier cmat. If you have taken cetking books n workshops.. you will be able to sail through.Time management was the key in this paper.
Quant medium but few tricky questions which are going to decide the cutoff. Arithmetic and modern maths ruled the rooster with few questions on coordinate, set theory and probability. Important areas:
- time speed distance
- Calendars and clocks
Verbal Usual suspects.. lengthy, boring and time taking.. paper dominated by RCs. One set and 3 ques based on that. Important areas:
- Squat RC
- Vocab fill in blanks
Logic No set question types which dominate the paper except LR. Little bit of everything included.. Important areas:
- Lengthy puzzles
- Traditional logic
Gk Loads of indirect questions which student normally ignore.. like instead of asking which country president died question was which of the following country is part of opec.. Answer: che > president of Venezuela > south america > only oil producing opec member in americas. Important areas:
- Current affairs indirect
- Static gk
- Business gkquestions
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|Symbols and Notations||1|
|Events & Locations||3|
|Books & Authors|
_______________________________________ First cut analysis of CMAT Feb 2013 actual paper.. Quant easy but little calculation intensive in some ques attempts 22-24 Verbal easier than last year not at all lengthy with 16 squat RC and critical reasoning attempt 20 Logic lengthy esp puzzles but rest easy.. Attempt 21 -22 Gk easy with around 12 ques managable… Quant overview: Arithmetic 9 Modern maths 6 DI 1 Numbers 3 Equations 2 Logic overview Puzzles 9 Data sufficiency 3 Direction 2 Critical 2 Cube 1 Input output 1 Verbal overview: Squat RC 12 Critical reasoning 4 Vocab 3 Sentence correction 2 Idiom 1 Fij 1 Sentence completion 1 Analogies 1 Gk Politics 5 Organisations 3 India based 3 Largest Smallest – 2 Awards 2 Science 3 Sports 2 Books 2 Locations – 1 Q/A with Rav Singh.. Post ur questions here in comments below and Rav sir will answer them now… Post ur ques below
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- More number of people taking the test. (1.45Lakh students gave CMAT(Feb) as opposed to a mere 60,000 in September)
- CMAT (Feb) being the only exam left after most of the results were out.
- CMAT (Sep) being the first exam of the season.
- Increased awareness in General Awareness. (GA is the difference maker for most of the aspirants)
Let us look at the impact of the same on admissions. As most of the aspirants would be targeting JBIMS, let us analyze the case with JBIMS. Before we proceed further, let us compare the milestone cutoffs for Sep and Feb CMATs.
|Rank||CMAT(Sep) marks||CMAT(Feb) marks|
This table clearly shows the huge increase in the cut offs. If we observe, 10th rank in CMAT-Sep is equal to 200th rank in Feb CMAT. JBIMS has 120 seats out of which the break up is as follows:
|Category||No of Seats|
|H.U – Open||35|
|H.U – Reserved||35|
|O.H.U – Open||9|
|O.H.U – Reserved||9|
Consider HU Open category. JBIMS generally maintains a ratio of 1:3 as seats to calls ratio. So, about 105 HU Open students should be called for the interview. It has been observed that there are 4 students from Mumbai in the top 10. Assuming the same ratio of 40% Mumbaikars, cut off rank for HU Open would be about 250 for JBIMS. To be on the conservative side, let us assume that the cut off is 200. As explained above, 10th rank in Sep CMAT is equal to 200th rank in Feb CMAT. So, when both the lists are merged, we find 200 out of 210 rankers from Feb CMAT. As the cut off is 200, there would be approximately 190 people from Feb’s CMAT and only 10 people from September’s CMAT, leaving behind the duplicates. This shows the immense importance of February’s CMAT this year and also in the coming years. (This is the first time CMAT has come up with a Sep-Feb model. We shall park the discussion about May-CMAT as of now). So, the cut off would be around 205. But this is the border case. As JBIMS gives a huge weightage to the written exam (5/6th or 83% weightage), it would be extremely difficult for border cases to have realistic chances. So let us assume rank 100(Half of rank 200) as the safe rank. The cut off for the same would be 316. So, for HU Open category, a safe score should be something above 315. Last year, the cut off through CMAT was less than 300. Same should be the case with other categories too. So to conclude, CMAT-Feb must have opened the eyes of many coaching institutes, must have broken the hearts of many JBIMS aspirants and has definitely set a new bench mark for the future CMATs.
|CMAT Sept 2012||CMAT Feb 2012|
|Rank 1: Aniruddh Batra – Delhi Score: 330 Rank 2: Ratul Banerjee – Chennai Rank 3: Gopal Bawal – Mumbai||Rank 1: Vijay Rawat – Delhi Score: 327 Rank 2: Sujit Kumar Cetking student – 322 Rank 3: Score : 321|
Score of 285 will give decent chance for JBIMS. As there is not much difference between the topper’s score. Hence cutoffs for JBIMS will be almost similar to last year. Last year last rank thro CMAT was 50 thro OMS (outside Maharashtra student). This year as CET is scrapped CMAT Rank converting JBIMS will be as low as 150 – 180! Lets see this years toppers.. Rank 1 and Rank 2 are from outside mumbai so their chances in JBIMS will be from OMS category not through Mumbai univ category. So we can assume that every one in three students will be from Mumbai as the cutoffs for JBIMS on an avg is rank 56 hence we can assume 56×3 = 168 will be last rank converting JBIMS.
|Range||Students above this rank|
|290 – 300||45|
|280 – 290||96|
|270 – 280||201|
|260 – 270||397|
|250 – 260||683|
|240 – 250||1130|
|230 – 240||1772|
|220 – 230||2520|
|210 – 220||3455|
|200 – 210||4588|
|190 – 200||5842|
|180 – 190||7299|
|170 – 180||8781|
But because this year CMAT is conducted twice a year and JBIMS accepts might accepts both scores: Case 1: JBIMS accepts both CMAT scores Now in this case JBIMS seats will get equally divided into 2 (sept n feb CMAT) hence the last rank will be 168 / 2 = 84… Rounding it off… Rank of 100 will make it good chance for JBIMS for Mumbai students and 50 for OMS. Case 2: JBIMS accepts CMAT Feb only. In this case JBIMS’s all 120 seats will be filled by CMAT feb 2013 hence rank required will be approx 168 or round off 200 rank holder will good chance for JBIMS and rank 80 for OMS… However I have not considered GDPI scores here.. Adding GDPI into the game the cutoffs will obviously fall further.. as its cut throat competition in GDPI stage… So the cutoffs will further fall. by almost 50 ranks Case 1: JBIMS accepts both CMAT scores cutoffs rank 150 and OMS around 50 rank Case 2: JBIMS accepts Feb CMAT 2013 scores only cutoffs rank 250 and OMS rank 80.
|KJ Som MMS||265||266||99.45%|
|Top 10 Mumbai||1922||227||96.00%|
|Top 20 mumbai||4700||198||90.00%|
|Welingkar PG *||2402||221||95.00%|
|Welingkar PG **||7202||180||85.00%|
|KJ Som PG||4700||198||90.00%|
* = For freshers, ** = With workex and profile based Note: These ranks considers good GDPI scores. However many stalwarts have not taken this CMAT so numbers will drastically change after feb CMAT results.
First 25 questions QA/DI:
I personally wanted start with QA/DI section and fortunately got the first 25 questions based on Quant. Quant section was very similar to CET papers. Around 10+ questions were directly based on the books and study material you have. Brushing up the formulas will definitely help. The questions were evenly distributed among all sections. Loads of questions were directly based on CETking handouts. Around 10 of the questions more logic based not a direct application of the formulas similar to CAT but still easier to solve. If you have done the quant thoroughly with proper understanding of the topics then solving these questions will not be a problem. There were 3 calculations based but straight forward Data Interpretation questions. DI was much easier than expected. If you have attended my workshops then solving DI without won’t be a problem for you. Quant Verdict: Ideal attempt: 16 – 18 with good accuracy JBIMS: 18+ questions Top 4 colleges: 15+ questions Top 10 colleges: 12+ questions Quant: Easy with some tricky questions! DI: Easy with easy calculation Final tips: Don’t leave any type of questions do basics of all questions including geometry, logarithms, etc Do solved examples of all type of questions Concentrate on arithmetic
Important topics to cover: Equations AP GP series Pipes and cistern Mixtures Averages Clocks and calendars Production Ratios Ages mandays Inequalities Probability Statistics Maxima Minima Venn diagram P&C Tables Pie chart Series LCM HCF Area Second 25 questions Logical Ability: Logic was the total shock was expecting a little difficult set but was surprised to see easy single questions. CMAT have tried to cover every topic in CET paper pattern. Will be uploading a similar paper pattern based paper soon on www.cetking.com Right from series to coding decoding. Deductions to visual reasoning everthing was covered. Puzzles were quite simple with only one question per set.
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||
Detailed topics to be done (Sample) Symbols Liar, truth Leap year Coding decoding Series Alphabetical cubes Blood relations Direction Sense Verbal reasoning – Strong weak Argument Verbal reasoning – Strengthening Argument Puzzles – Linear Arrangement Puzzles – Circular Puzzles – Matrix based Puzzles – Mathemetical Puzzles – Venn diagram Deductions – Multiple statements Deductions – 2 statements Deductions – 3 statements Third 25 questions Verbal Ability: Verbal section was quite surprising as there was no traditional RCs. It was replaced with single statement based RCs. Which could have been easily solved using our G strategy (taught in CETking workshops). There were very few questions which had confusing or close options. Single paragraph RCs were typical, mix of science, philosophy, politics and culture based which were quite tricky to solve. There were loads of Critical reasoning questions in verbal section which will help reduce the cutoffs. Verbal Verdict: Ideal attempt: 16 – 18 with good accuracy JBIMS: 16+ questions Top 4 colleges: 14+ questions Top 10 colleges: 12+ questions Verbal ability: Easy with some tricky questions! RC: Easy with some tricky questions! Verbal Reasoning: Moderate to tough Final tips: Don’t leave any type of questions do basics of all questions including geometry, logarithms, etc. Concentrate on verbal reasoning.
|Verbal Section||Short RCs / Critical Reasoning||
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Important topics to cover: Short RCs / Critical Reasoning – Meaning of the word Short RCs / Critical Reasoning – Inference based Short RCs / Critical Reasoning – Which of the following supports the argument Short RCs / Critical Reasoning – Conclusion Fill in the blanks – 1 statement Fill in the blanks – Multiple statements Fill in the blanks – 2 statements Sentence Correction Symonyms Parajumbled Idioms Final 25 questions General Knowledge: GK was quite easy as compared to other exams. Most of the questions were based on current affairs on the year 2012, 2011 and 2010! There were quite a few questions on personalities and their line of expertise. Solve GK questions given on www.cmat2012.in all last years MAT and bank PO questions are loaded here.
|GK Section||Current Affairs||
|Quant/DI Section||Arithmetic||AP GP series||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Arithmetic||Pipes and cistern||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Arithmetic||Mixtures Averages||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Arithmetic||Clocks and calendars||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Modern maths||Inequalities||3|
|Quant/DI Section||Modern maths||Probability||2|
|Quant/DI Section||Modern maths||Statistics||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Modern maths||Maxima Minima||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Modern maths||Venn diagram||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Modern maths||P&C||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Data Interpretation||Tables||2|
|Quant/DI Section||Data Interpretation||Pie chart||1|
|Quant/DI Section||Numbers||LCM HCF||1|
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||Symbols||2|
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||Liar, truth||1|
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||Leap year||1|
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||Coding decoding||1|
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||Series Alphabetical||1|
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||cubes||1|
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||Blood relations||1|
|Logic Section||Logical reasoning||Direction Sense||1|
|Logic Section||Verbal Reasoning||Strong weak Argument||3|
|Logic Section||Verbal Reasoning||Strengthening Argument||2|
|Logic Section||Puzzles||Linear Arrangement||2|
|Logic Section||Puzzles||Matrix based||1|
|Logic Section||Deductions||Venn diagram||1|
|Logic Section||Deductions||Multiple statements||1|
|Logic Section||Deductions||2 statements||1|
|Logic Section||Deductions||3 statements||1|
|Logic Section||Coding decoding||Coding decoding||1|
|Logic Section||Visual Reasoning||Visual Reasoning||1|
|Verbal Section||Short RCs / Critical Reasoning||Meaning of the word||5|
|Verbal Section||Short RCs / Critical Reasoning||Inference based||5|
|Verbal Section||Short RCs / Critical Reasoning||Supports the argument||4|
|Verbal Section||Short RCs / Critical Reasoning||Conclusion||2|
|Verbal Section||Fill in the blanks||1 statement||2|
|Verbal Section||Fill in the blanks||Multiple statements||1|
|Verbal Section||Fill in the blanks||2 statements||1|
|Verbal Section||Grammar usage||Sentence Correction||2|
|GK Section||Current Affairs||Current Affairs||7|
Overall: Paper was quite simple and in line with CET. So students who were not serious about CMAT should take it as a very good mock paper for CET. Overall cutoffs for top colleges: 250 – 270 marks.