How to Prepare for CMAT 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 06 Feb, 2019 19:31 IST

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How to Prepare for CMAT 2019

Are you planning to register for one of the most popular and recommended management entrance exam CMAT? If yes, then you must know that the examination requires a lot of hard work and dedication with full concentration. Clearing Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019, will help you pave a path for AICTE approved management institutions of India. Therefore, in order to score good marks, you will have to plan your preparation well and then appear for the examination. The first step towards a good preparation is to know the CMAT 2019 syllabus well. If you are aware of what you have to study, then planning a strategic preparation programme will become easy and smooth for you.

The exam has been scheduled to take place on 28th January 2019, at the specified CMAT examination centers through online mode. Preparing for CMAT is all about adopting the right preparation strategy at the right time. Experts suggest that regular revision and rigorous practice are the keys to score good in CMAT 2019. Apart from this, experts also advise to go through the CMAT exam pattern in order to know the sectional distribution of marks and subjects which in return will help in preparing with an ease. Therefore, it is important that you prepare for the examination keeping in mind the sectional distribution and few tips and tricks to enrich your preparation. Mentioned below are Section-Wise tips along with the General tips to help you in your preparation.

Section-Wise CMAT Preparation Tips

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  • In this section, the total no. of questions asked is 25 and for each correct answer, a candidate is rewarded with 4 marks for every correct answer.

  • Ideally, the time taken to solve the questions in this section should be 45 mints. But the candidates are advised to complete the section in a time span of 40 minutes. So that, they have time for revision.

  • It is a section that requires fast calculation techniques which can be skilled with regular practice.

  • Know all the formulas well so that you may boost your preparation for this section.

  • Write, read and repeat, this should be the trick for you to memorize all the formulas

  • Taking online free mock tests can be really helpful for this section of CMAT.

  • For those who are afraid of numbers, brushing up mathematical skills by solving previous year paper can do the trick.

Logical Reasoning

  • 45 mints maximum should be devoted to the Logical Reasoning Section of CMAT 2019.

  • This section is very tricky and one must be very attentive while answering the questions of this protion.

  • It’s all about applying logic with the right technique and angel. You must first understand the logic being applied for every question you go through.

  • Read good Logical Reasoning books suggested by your mentors and seniors. This will help in understanding the basic concept of Logical Reasoning which will help you in solving the questions.

  • You can also refer to the CMAT previous years’ question papers to check the probable questions and the ratio of tricky and easy questions.

  • Solve these previous years’ question papers to improve your understanding and speed of solving the questions.

Language Comprehension

  • You must not take more than 35 minutes to solve the questions of Language Comprehension Section.

  • The section consists of pure English grammar knowledge as you will have to solve questions based on idioms, phrases, synonyms and antonyms, jumbled para, finding errors, fill in the blanks, etc.

  • Questions based on reading comprehension and paragraph completion, can be mastered by following good English newspapers, journals and good English practice books.

  • While attempting the composition question, go through the questions before the paragraph. This will be helpful when you're marking your answers as you read.

General Awareness

  • To complete this section, you can take as much as 35 minutes out of the total 180 minutes.

  • Reading newspapers and magazines daily can help you to enhance your general knowledge.

  • Watching news regularly on television so that you be aware of the current affairs and latest developments.

  • Discussion with fellow CMAT aspirants to grasp more information related to a particular topic or issue.

  • Reading good journals and general knowledge books will also help you for this section of CMAT 2019.

General CMAT Preparation Tips & Tricks

Familiarity with CMAT Exam Pattern

Preparing for CMAT means you should first become familiar with the exam pattern of CMAT. This way, you will be able to come up with a sound preparation plan. CMAT exam has four sections including:

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness

Go Through the Entire Syllabus

Apart from understanding the exam pattern, you should know the CMAT syllabus completely. This will also help you focus on all the topics from which the questions are asked in the exam. Most of the questions asked in the paper are based on the basic concepts, and there are also some tricky questions that may require logical thinking. So, focusing on all the topics is vital during CMAT preparation.

Regular Study is the Key

It's important to set a fixed study routine for the CMAT exam as it will help you stay connected with the exam all the time. This way, you will also become more disciplined as far as exam preparation is concerned. You can also plan what topics you should study daily as part of your preparation plan.

Preparing Short Notes

No matter how much study material you gather, there is just no replacement for making your own notes. Get into the habit of making short notes. It also helps at the time of revision.

Time Management

Time management skills are vital when it comes to preparing for entrance exams. You must set a certain time limit when you set a goal to solve a certain amount of questions. Gradually, you will get better at solving questions and your speed will also increase.

Last Minute Tips for CMAT 2019

  • Collect all your relevant things that might be required at the exam center.

  • Don’t forget to keep your CMAT 2019 Admit Card along with a valid ID Proof.

  • Check on your test center, understand the location well and plan how you will commute. Google your test center and note the time of travelling, so that, you may leave your home on time.

  • This is the time when you need to revise all that you have studied. Take a look at the short notes that you made and the formulas that confuse you the most.

  • Sleep well a night before the examination, so that, you remain fresh on the day of examination.

  • Take good care of your health and eat your meals on time.

  • The first and most important thing test takers must do is to be calm and complacent. Take deep breaths and avoid nervousness.

  • Self-confidence is what you will need at the last moment before the exam begins. Have faith in yourself and maintain the trust within you. Keep telling yourself that yes you can do it and you have studied everything.

  • At the test center do as said by the examiner and do not indulge yourself in any kind of quarrel and fights.

  • Reach the CMAT examination center an hour before the allotted time.

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