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Mistakes to Avoid on CMAT 2021 Exam Day

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaPublished On: February 15, 2021 | CMAT

CMAT 2021 will be conducted in the last week of March or early April. Candidates who are appearing for the CMAT examination are advised to check the following mistakes that should be avoided on the exam day.

Mistakes to Avoid on CMAT 2021 Exam Day

CMAT is a common management entrance exam conducted every year for admission to many top B-Schools of India. CMAT 2021 will be conducted in the last week of March or early April. Around 100 questions will be asked in the exam and candidates will have to complete the exam within 3 hours. Candidates who are appearing for the exam are advised to solve the previous year’ papers as well as the mock test papers of CMAT to get an idea about the exam pattern. They should also check the important instructions provided on the CMAT admit card before going to the exam centre. In this article, we have provided a list of some of the common mistakes that the candidates must avoid on CMAT 2021 exam day.

Common Mistakes to Avoid on CMAT 2021 Exam Day

Here are some of the mistakes that should be avoided on CMAT exam day.

Mistake #1: Not Keeping Your Admit Card and Other Documents Ready

One of the common mistakes that the candidate makes on the exam day is not keeping a hard copy of the CMAT admit card and other documents ready. You should avoid this mistake by keeping the print out of admit card and other documents ready a day before the exam. You should note that you will have to carry one ID proof (Aadhar Card, Voter Card or Driving licence) on exam day.

Mistake #2: Reaching Late to the Exam Centre

Reaching the exam centre late is another common mistake made by the candidates. You are advised to reach the exam centre at least one hour before the exam in order to avoid this mistake. You can check the exam timings and your exam centre from the CMAT admit card. You can also check the address of your allotted exam centre from the admit card.

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Mistake #3: Not having an Exam Strategy

You are advised to have an idea about the total number of questions you are going to target. You should ensure that answering those number of questions will surely guarantee a good percentile in the exam. Besides this, you can also prepare a section-wise strategy for the exam. If you are good at Logical Reasoning then you should try to answer the maximum number of questions from this section but if you are well-versed with some other section then you should attempt the maximum number of questions from that section.

Mistake #4: Learning New Concepts on Exam Day

You should avoid learning new concepts or topics on the exam day. You should only revise the notes prepared earlier on the exam day. You are advised to prepare a list of important formulas during your preparation so that you can go through them before taking the exam.

Mistake #5: Not Keeping an Eye on the Clock

You should note that the total duration of the exam is 180 minutes i.e 3 hours. No extra time will be provided to any candidate. You are thus advised to manage your time well keeping in mind that you have to devote adequate time to each section of the exam.

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Mistake #6: Not Reading the Question Carefully

You are advised to read the questions carefully before answering. Sometimes, candidates miss an important part of the question and that results in a wrong answer. Hence it is important to go through all the statements and statistical data provided in the question carefully before answering it. If you are unable to understand the question, you should read it again. 

Mistake #7: Not Reading the Instructions Provided on the Question Paper

You should read the important instructions provided on the question paper carefully. Those instructions will help you know about the marking scheme, exam pattern and total marks. Besides this, it will also help you know how to answer the questions in the CMAT question paper.

Mistake #8: Carrying Any Prohibited Items in the Exam Hall

Some of the items such as watches, electronic gadgets, mobile phones, bluetooth devices, camera, calculator are prohibited inside the exam centre. You are advised not to carry any prohibited items inside the exam centre. If you have to carry your phone to the exam centre, make sure that the exam centre has a storage facility or you can leave it in your vehicle.

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Mistake #9: Attempting Doubtful Questions

You should note that there will be a negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer hence you should avoid attempting questions about which you are not sure. 

Mistake #10: Not Following the Instructions Provided by Invigilator

You are advised to follow the instructions provided by the Invigilator since you might get disqualified if you do not follow the invigilator's instructions. Some of the important instructions that you should keep in mind are not roaming inside the examination hall unnecessarily, talking to other candidates during the examination, leaving the seat allotted to you and reading the question aloud.

You can check the exam guidelines of CMAT 2021 to know some last-minute tips for the CMAT 2021 examination. Apart from this, if you have more doubts related to the CMAT 2021 exam, you can ask questions through the Collegedekho QnA zone. For any help regarding admission to the MBA colleges in India, make sure you fill the Common Application Form (CAF)

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