CMAT September 2013 Analysis

CMAT AnalysisCMAT September 2013 Analysis: The CMAT September 2013 Day 1 got over on Thursday, September 26, 2013. As per the CMAT September 2013 Analysis, the exam was similar to the past CMAT exams and no surprises were thrown. This article of Careers360 will give you a detailed CMAT September 2013 Paper Analysis.

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First let us have a detailed look at the exam pattern and the sectional and overall difficulty level.

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Number of Questions

Marks Allotted

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation



Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning



Moderate to Tough

Language Comprehension



Moderate to Tough

General Awareness









There was ¼ negative marking involved for each wrong answer. Now we will analyze each of the sections in detail as part of the CMAT September 2013 Analysis.

CMAT September 2013 Analysis - Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

The topics of this section included the following:

  • Number System

  • Linear Equation

  • Inequalities

  • Profit & Loss and Discounts

  • EMIs

  • Average

  • Mixture and Alligations

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Calendars

  • Progressions

  • Ratio & Proportion

The questions of the above mentioned topics were of easy to moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions were very easy to solve as the options were easy too.

The Data Interpretation section consisted questions on tables and bar charts. The questions were slightly tricky in nature as they were calculation intensive. Data Sufficiency questions were not there.


CMAT September 2013 Analysis - Logical Reasoning

Majority of the questions were on Data Arrangement. The other topics from which the questions arrived were as follows:

  • Blood Relations

  • Family Relations

  • Linear Arrangements

  • Coding Decoding

  • Visual Reasoning

  • Direction based

According the CMAT September 2013 Analysis by PT Education, majority of the questions was from grouping and conditionality and data arrangement. Though some questions appeared unsolvable initially but they were actually manageable.

CMAT September 2013 Analysis - Language Comprehension

This section was a bit tough compared to the other sections and CMAT’s general difficulty level. Candidates with reasonable linguistic skills would be able to solve the questions easily. As usual, the section was divided into Reading Comprehension and Verbal Usage areas.

In the Verbal or English Usage area, several questions were asked on the Verbal Reasoning area such as Fact Inference Judgment, LCI and parajumbles. The other questions were on grammar; fill in the blanks with appropriate word and vocabulary.

There were 5 Reading Comprehension passages with 3 questions from each passage. The difficulty level of the questions was moderate. The test takers required analytical and vocabulary skills.

CMAT September 2013 Analysis – General Awareness

The questions in this section came from banking, sports, arts and culture, geography, history, politics, business etc. The questions were of moderate difficulty level. A candidate who is a regular reader of newspaper can easily answer the questions.

The overall cut off score is expected to be around 215 for the midrung and top B-schools accepting CMAT scores.

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