All about CMAT 2013 exam

 

JBIMS cutoffs

category … Mumbai … Maharashtra …. OMS
open ……….. 38 ……….. 9 …………….. 18
sc …………… 11 ……….. 2 …………….. 0
st ……………. 6 ………… 1 …………….. 0
obc …………. 16 ……….. 3 …………….. 0
vj ……………. 2 ………… 1 …………….. 0
ntb ………….. 2 ………… 0 …………….. 0
ntc ………….. 3 ………… 1 …………….. 0
ntd ………….. 2 ………… 1 …………….. 0
ph1 …………. 1 ………… 0 …………….. 0
ph2 …………. 1 ………… 0 …………….. 0
ph3 …………. 1 ………… 0 …………….. 0
phc …………. 1 ………… 0 …………….. 0
TOTAL……… 84 ……… 18 ……………. 18 ======= 120 seats ======

Cut-offs Ranks 2012 (The Most Tough Exam)

category .. Mumbai …. Maharashtra …. OMS
open ……….. 54 ……………. 56 ………. 19
sc …………… 821 ………….. 933 ……… –
st …………… 3934 ………… 2915 …….. –
obc …………. 498 …………. 105 ………. –
vj …………… 1046 ………… 253 ……… –
ntb …………. 1126 ………… – …………. –
ntc …………. 1016 ………… 426 ……… –
ntd …………. 468 ………….. 679 …….. –
ph1 ………… 7121 …………. – ………… –
ph2 ………… 2490 …………. – ………… –
ph3 ………… 1580 …………. – ………… –
phc …………. 1754 ………… – ………… –

Cut-offs Ranks 2011

category .. Mumbai….. Maharashtra…..OMS
open ……….. 49 ……………. 50 ………. 20
sc …………… 895 ………….. 332 ……… –
st …………… 3567 …………. 818 ……… –
obc …………. 409 ………….. 120 ……… –
vj …………… 629 …………… 2073 ……. –
ntb …………. 729 …………… – …………. –
ntc …………. 755 …………… 1036 …….. –
ntd …………. 467 …………… 564 ………. –
ph1 ………… 1356 ………….. – …………. –
ph2 ………… 927 ……………. – …………. –
ph3 ………… 1580 ………….. – …………. –
phc …………. 1281 ………….. – ………… –

Cut-offs Ranks 2009 (The Most Easy Exam)

category … Mumbai ….. Maharashtra ….. OMS
open ………… 44 ……………. 83 ……….. 18
sc ……………. 825 ………….. 984 ………. –
st ……………. 6864 ………… 3845 ……… –
obc ………….. 349 …………. 213 ……….. –
vj ……………. 832 ………….. 404 ………. –
ntb ………….. 881 ………….. – ………….. –
ntc ………….. 1407 ………… 1249 ……… –
ntd ………….. 933 ………….. 407 ………. –
ph …………… 1180 ………….. – …………. –

CMAT Health check strategy video

CMAT 2013 DTE GDPI tentative process for Maharashtra based colleges.

Key features:
1. Total marks is 480 as compared to 240 last year ie everything becomes double
2. GDPI will be now more important as 80 marks are based on that.
3.  Workex marks are now incremental ie 1 for 1 year, 2 for 2 years.

CMAT 2013 Overall breakup:

Head
Marks
Entrance Test (CMAT/CAT)
400
Group Discussion (GD)
34
Personal Interview (PI)
34
Past Academic Record (PAR)
8
Work Experience (WE)
4
Total
480

The Past Academic Record (PAR) of a candidate will be evaluated as shown below:

Percentage SSCE Marks
80% and above marks at SSCE or equivalent examination 4
75% and above marks at SSCE or equivalent examination 3
70% and above marks at SSCE or equivalent examination 2
60% and above marks at SSCE or equivalent examination 1
Less than 60% marks at SSCE or equivalent examination 0
Percentage HSCE Marks
80% and above marks at HSCE or equivalent examination 4
75% and above marks at HSCE or equivalent examination 3
70% and above marks at HSCE or equivalent examination 2
60% and above marks at HSCE or equivalent examination 1
Less than 60% marks at HSCE or equivalent examination 0

 

Work Experience Breakup

Workex Marks
Marks
1 year workex
1
2 year workex
2
3 year workex
3
4 year workex 4

Target Scores for JBIMS
CMAT Rank 1 & CMAT Rank 2 scorecards for references.
 

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Explaining CMAT 2013 application process for Maharashtra Students… most complicated process in the world :)

Step 1 Take CMAT
CMAT process 1
Step 2 Apply to DTE’s Centralized process
cmat PROCESS 2
Step 3 Confusing CAP rounds!
cmat PROCESS 3
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CMAT Interview: Coffee with serial topper with Rav Singh on CMAT 2013…

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“Rav is serial topper..
3 times CAT & CET topper!
MBA from JBIMS

and worked with a consulting company
based in UK. His passion for CAT & CMAT is infectous.
we got a chance to talk to him on CMAT…
and here are the excerpts”.

Cetking: Is JBIMS taking CMAT sept scores?

Rav Singh: JBIMS is not in the list of colleges by AICTE. Infact none of the Mumbai based college is there in the list. Yes u can see kj som, SIES in the list but for their pg program not mms.. !

Well JBIMS never accepts any scores let it be CAT, CMAT or CET. Students never ever apply to JBIMS directly.. Have you ever seen any advt from JBIMS in newspaper for applications? No. JBIMS comes under Maharashtra govt DTE and have centralized process for application.  Therefore JBIMS and other Mumbai based bschools which has a MMS program will go as per what DTE say.

So JBIMS name will not list on the AICTE site. But AICTE said that Maharashtra state exam will be conducted through CMAT. So the ambiguity is gone why JBIMS is not listed in the AICTE is site. Moreover AICTE has told colleges will be accepting best of the two scores. So crack on with the exam sept and feb both have equal chances..

Now DTE has told that they will accept CMAT scores so there is no contention of any kind that JBIMS will take cmat scores or not. But there is a bottleneck here. Earlier DTE used to take MAT and CET scores for JBIMS admission so students had 4 chances for cracking JBIMS. But later on they said DTE will only accept MAT feb scores. So this year also they can play spoilsport and say we accept only CMAT scores. But I will hold AICTE comments that you can take best of the two scores.

So work hard for sept cmat and crack on! Get a good rank and you don’t need to sit for any more exams :)

Cetking: How to get my id attested?

 

CMAT admit card needs to be attested unlike other exams like CAT.
One identity proof – licence, passport or PAN card
Carry attested copy of admit card like below by a gazetted officer

Cetking: 2013 will be CMAT or CET?

Rav Singh: It has been declared that CMAT will be replacing CET for the year 2013. For Maharashtra based students nothing will chance except the name of the entrance test from CET to CMAT.
Most of the students will not be taking CMAT sept 2012 as they will be concentrating on CAT without realising that most of the institutes will be taking CMAT this year including SPJain, FMS (not confirmed yet) etc etc… So preparing for CMAT make an equal sense as CAT.


Cetking: So JBIMS will take feb 2013 CMAT scores or sept 2012 CMAT?

Rav Singh: As of now its not clear there can be 2 different cases:
1. Only feb CMAT scores are accepted.. from last few years JBIMS is accepting on CAT, CET scores but also used to accept feb MAT scores. So this year the tradition should be followed.
2. Few years ago JBIMS used to take best of the 4 MAT scores. If that happens then good thing for students that they have to score 99.9%ile plus in any of the exam for JBIMS.
According to AICTE website colleges will be taking best of the two CMAT exams this means second option will be happening this year.

Cetking: Importance of Sept CMAT for students?
Rav Singh: Yes, Sept will happen to accommodate more colleges which have admission process starting in January. Colleges like SP Jain cannot wait for feb CMAT scores so CMAT should be organised in sept to make other Bschools accept its scores. It will be equally important for students.

Cetking: What will be cutoffs for JBIMS through CMAT?
Rav Singh: Last year cutoffs for JBIMS on the safe side was 99.90%ile so this year CMAT is twice a year, Cutoffs will be it will be little higher ie appoximately 99.92%ile. In simple terms students with 99.90%ile have great chance for JBIMS.
From Rank point of view this year JBIMS cutoff was around 300/400 marks in CMAT so this year also cutoffs is going to be little higher around 310/400 marks. Top 4 will end at 280/400 in CMAT.

Cetking: How are you going to prepare students for CMAT considering its new?
Rav Singh: Yes, CMAT is new for most of the students and coaching classes but we have already gained expertise in that. This year we have got 3 people with 99.99%ile CET and  3 with 99.99%ile in CMAT with more than 27 ranks in top 100 in CMAT. Extra edge for CMAT is GK which we have covered with GK session every week in class.

Cetking: Will there be new GDPI for CMAT or same like last year?
Rav Singh: GDPI process is done by DTE not CMAT so should remain same last every year. A centralized GDPI rather than individual GDPI by each college. How ever the total marks allocated for GDPI will change.
Earlier CET used to be 200 written test and 40 GDPI total = 240
Now CMAT 400 written test and 40 GDPI total = 440 or they will make it 80 marks for GDPI to keep percentage allocation same.

Cetking: What is CMAT?

Rav Singh: In this interview I will talk about CMAT from the perspective of Maharashtra based colleges. Common Management Admissions Test (CMAT) is conducted by All India council for Technical Education (AICTE) as a one stop for all MBA aspirants. As of now it will be happening in Feb 2013 but there is a strong probability that CMAT will happen in the month of Sept 2012 as well. Future objective is to merge all the entrance exams across India into one single exam to release pressure off students. Most of the colleges who take MAT and ATMA scores (admission to 4,000 colleges that offer MBA and 500 colleges which run PG programs) will be accepting CMAT scores.

CETking: What are the sections in CMAT?

Rav Singh: The CMAT consists of the following main sections

1. Verbal
2. Logical Reasoning
3. Quantitative aptitude
4. General Knowledge

Q. Is it mandatory to have work experience to apply for the course?

Rav Singh: No, its not mandatory for a candidate to have work experience to apply for the MBA/MMS course. However there are additional points for candidates with work experience which are awarded during the GD/PI rounds for work experience.

 

CETking: How many seats are available in JBIMS?

Rav Singh: Total of 120 seats are available in JBIMS for the MMS course. All the seats in JBIMS are available only through DTE’s centralized process.

 

CETking: What’s the split of the seats?

Rav Singh: The split is:

CETking: Only 18 seats for OMS candidates.. Its hard?

Rav Singh: Yes, there are only 18 seats in JBIMS for OMS but why are you worried about that? you just need only 1 seat… let others fight for remaining 17 :). Target 300/400 and you will never have any problem getting into JBIMS.

CETking: I am from reserved category what is the cutoffs for me, I know its lower than 300/400?

Rav Singh: If you are from reserved category.. DONT relax, If for reserved category students the score required is low then the number of seats are also lower. CET 2009 topper was a SC student… You have to start thinking that you are from open seat and target 99.9%ile in CMAT.. we will talk about your category after your written test… Trust me this will hamper your performance in CMAT..
In CET 2012 highest score by OBC was 99.92%ile.

CETking: What are the cutoffs for JBIMS

Rav Singh: After today if you are preparing for CMAT dont think about the cutoffs for JBIMS or other top 4 colleges…

Dont think like a pick pocketer (cutoffs etc)… Think yourself as Bank Robber… and target JBIMS or a rank in CMAT… any one can do it…
I have done it 3 times :P lolz

I will recommend same thing i tell to all my students:
Target for JBIMS: 300 / 400
Top 4: 290 / 400
Top 10: 260 / 400

So for next few months you have to think only 300 plus outta 400… I am here to support in every step of preparation but hard work have to be done by you..

 

CETking: Is MBA that important in life?
Rav Singh: Dont leave any stone unturned for MBA this yr…

Trust me this is the biggest jump you are going to get in your career ever.. there was no opportunity till date and there will be not be any after MBA to increase your salary many fold and have your dream profile.

If you take my example… I was a typical IT engineer before MBA.. earning 3.5 lacs per year… I did my MBA in operations (strategy) from JB as I wanted to be a management consultant.. In top colleges you can choose to become what you want to become.. I joined JB for finance but soon moved to consulting…

My starting salary after JBIMS was 12 lacs and went to UK within few months.. Recovered all my investment in MBA within my first month of my salary in UK….

As a consultant I was an merger and acquisitions expert in UK and done consulting in 16 countries..

If I want to do something now.. there no more opportunities which can double my salary…

So dont think twice and go for a kill… Next 4 months are going to change your life.. Thats why I say go for maximum target…
Target JBIMS
Target 300/400
Target solving 50 mocks

This is your aim.. atleast if u get 270/200 you will be in top 4 colleges.. If u target only 250 then end up lower rank college…

Dont know about others but I am a hard working guy and want my students to be hard working same… being a consultant by heart i am strict beliver of having your plans and strategy in place as they matter!!

trust me JBIMS formula is simple:
Plan + Practice + Strategies = JBIMS

CETking: Will CMAT 2013 different and difficult than 2012?

Rav Singh: We no one knows about that as of now.. but yes the level of difficulty should increase as competition is expected to increase as well.
CMAT 2012 was taken by 66,000 students
CMAT 2013 will be taken by 150,000 students.

How to prepare for GK section?

General Awareness section has been the stumbling block for many students across competitive examinations. CMAT 2012 will have 25 questions for GK and a potential high scoring section for students in the examination. Detailed article on CMAT GK

 

What about students with weak quant? how to study?
Most of the students, even most of the coaching institutes are obsessed with quant… almost half of the time spent by students and lectures are on quant.. reason is that student see an easy success in quant.. invest 2 hours and you are done with one chapter..

but problem is unlike other exams CMAT contains only 20% quant! CAT contains 33%.. so why the obsession.. Dont solve more and more questions on each chapter of quant.. you will be wasting your time.. GK is more important than quant.

Best book for quant is Cetking’s Study package. Run through solved examples and solve 30 – 50 questions of different types.. try to innovate yourself… try different shortcuts and strategies in that..

Homework: (sorry guys that the problem in me.. I love to give homework.. and also like to keep a check on the progress :) hehehe

Those who are weak in quant try this for one week and tell me how you feel…

Find out your weakest chapter in quant..
Day 1 spend 1 hour and do basics formulas and solved examples
Day 2 spend 1 hour on easy questions.. ignore tough ones and only solve easy east ones..
Day 3 do little complicated questions and exercises
Day 4 try to innovate using shortcuts and strategies..
Day 5 – hands off – try to solve every question without using pen and doing all calculations in your mind..
try this for one week.. and you will feel the difference..

CETking: Scores of which exams are applicable?

Rav Singh: For Maharashtra Seats (Home University and Other Home University seats) scores of only CMAT are applicable. For OMS scores of CAT are also applicable.

How much I should prepare for CMAT every day?

Working professionals:

One line answer: I need 1 hour from you every day till last 2 months remaining for the exam

2 hours for the second last month of the exam

4 hours everyday during last one month of exams

Non working / Students:

One line answer: I need 2 hour from you every day till last 2 months remaining for the exam

3 hours for the second last month of the exam

6 hours everyday during last one month of exams

How are CAT, CMAT converted into equivalent score for DTE?

There is no conversion formula to convert CAT, its converted into equivalent CMAT score. So 99.99 percentile in CAT = 99.99 percentile in CMAT . So it’s better to apply with CMAT scores instead of CAT scores.

I am Maharashtra State candidate and have not appeared for the All India entrance exams [CAT/XAT /MAT]. Is it necessary for me to appear at CMAT?

Yes, it is necessary. You have to register and appear for CMAT.

I have appeared for one of the All India entrance exams [CAT/XAT /MAT]. Is it necessary for me to appear at CMAT?

Every university has its own rules. For OMS students. No, it is not necessary to appear at CMAT if you have appeared for one of the All India entrance exams. For example for Maharashtra based colleges:

• Your score of All India Entrance will be valid for the admission to OMS, provided the score is more than the cut-off.

• However you have to register both for CMAT as well as for GD&PI.

• Further it is mandatory to appear for the GD&PI conducted by Competent Authority of State of Maharashtra for seeking admission through CAP.

But if you are Maharashtra candidate and wish to apply for OH or OUH seats than you need to give CMAT.

Do I need to buy different forms to get into any college?

No every state and college have their own criteria. For example best part of Maharashtra based colleges CMAT and the reason for its popularity is that GDPI is centralized process, so you do not have to buy different forms for different colleges. Only one fees for 140 colleges.. Including GD/PI are centralized.

I am an OMS candidate. I have appeared for CAT and CMAT. In which merit list will my name appear?

If you have scores in both CMAT and All India Entrance test then best of the two scores shall be considered for deciding the merit for all India Seats subject to the fulfillment of condition of the cut-off marks.

Do I need to buy different forms to get into any college?

No every state and college have their own criteria. For example in Maharashtra DTE is centralized process, so you do not have to buy different forms for different colleges. Same holds true for JBIMS even GD/PI are centralized.

 

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