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What to Expect from CMAT 2023: CMAT 2023 exam will be conducted on May 4, 2023, at multiple test centers in 124 cities in India. Meanwhile, candidates preparing for the CMAT exam can go through the Previous Year's Question Paper. The scores of the CMAT are expected by some of the top B-schools in India including JBIMS, Great Lakes Institute of Management, KJ Somaiya, Mumbai, etc.
Check out the exam pattern for CMAT 2023 and the syllabus before preparation. Candidates must also focus on practicing mock tests and sample papers. CMAT 2023 admit card is expected to be out by April 30 or May 1, 2023. Students are advised to regularly visit the official website to stay updated with all the latest happenings related to the exam. Candidates in this article will find the detailed exam pattern, expected difficulty level, and section-wise distribution of marks for the CMAT 2023 exam. Candidates can also gain some tips and strategies to plan their preparation to ace the exam.
Also Read: CMAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines
CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern Highlights
The exam question paper is expected to be divided into five sections. The exam is expected to have separate section-wise questions. All the questions will carry equal marks (+4 for correct answers and -1 for negative answers). Take a look at the exam pattern mentioned below:
3 hours or 180 minutes
Moderate to Difficult (Expected)
Expected Question Paper & Difficulty Level of CMAT 2023
Based on the Previous Years Question Paper, the CMAT 2023 question paper is expected to be moderate to difficult. According to the trends of the previous years, the Logical Reasoning section has always been regarded as the difficult section. Candidates aspiring to appear for the exam can collect a gist of what to expect in the upcoming question paper by taking a look at the expected list section-wise and the difficulty level:
Number of Questions
Considerably Good Attempt
Expected Difficulty Level
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Also Read: CMAT 2023 Preparation Tips for Language Comprehension
Preparation Tips to Ace CMAT 2023 Exam
The difficulty level of the exam is always considered to be Moderate. Hence, there are high possibility to score exceedingly well in the CMAT exam in comparison to other MBA Entrance Exams. However, that does not mean that candidates can crack the exam without preparation. With dedication, good preparation, and a well-planned strategy, it becomes easier to ace the exam. Here are some tips to follow to ace the exams:
It is recommended that candidates follow a proper CMAT preparation strategy to complete the preparation.
Candidates should start their preparation six months before the examination to ensure the completion of the preparation plan for the exam.
The first step, while preparing should be to complete the entire syllabus for the exam. Candidates must refer to the best books for CMAT 2023 to prepare for the exams.
All the sections of the exam should be prepared individually. Avoid skipping any difficult or easy topics, out of pressure or confidence. Make sure to touch on all the topics during the preparation.
Memorize all the formulae, theorems, and concepts ahead of time, and revise them daily.
Candidates must practice the Mock Tests and check out the previous year's question paper for reference. The marking scheme and question format will remain the same, hence, it will help the candidates to take references from.
The question paper can be tricky and may consist of decision-making questions. Hence, candidates should prepare well for such situations.
Finally, make it a habit to revise the entire syllabus before the exam day, and avoid starting any new topics.
Check out the last-minute tips and CMAT 2023 exam guidelines before the exam day to ace the exam.
Also Read: Tips on How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning Section for CMAT 2023
Colleges Accepting CMAT 2023 Score and Expected Cutoff
Candidates can check out the participating colleges and their expected cutoff for CMAT 2023 after the CMAT 2023 Results are declared. Prepare well in advance to secure seats in your desired colleges and institutes accordingly.
Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores
Expected CMAT 2023 Cutoffs
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management
Also Read: Top 10 Colleges that Accept CMAT Scores In India
Candidates must prepare well for the upcoming exam. Aspirants are advised to reach allocated test centres two hours before the exam and follow all the instructions stated by the exam authorities. Take a printout of the admit card for the exam day and carry any one of the documents such as an Aadhar card, PAN card, Voter ID card, Passport, Driver’s license, and College/University ID card. Prepare well in advance for the exams and get excellent results to get admission to your preferred college/institute.
For any queries related to CMAT 2023, fill out the Common Application Form (CAF) or write through the Q and A zone. Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates on CMAT 2023!
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