Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is going to start from next week (September 25, 2014 to September 29, 2014). Candidates are preparing in full zest to crack CMAT 2014. Here are some last minute tips to nail CMAT 2014: Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later

Logical Reasoning: Critical reasoning covers the major test area comprised with different levels of difficulty. Candidates should revise the concepts, especially questions based on identifying argument structure and argument elements, and inference-based questions. The other areas of reasoning, include number series, coding and decoding, symbols and notations, blood relations, direction sense, input-output, calendars and clocks should also be prepared. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour

English Language: Candidates should revise concepts for reading comprehension, sentence correction, and vocabulary-based questions. Questions in these areas have been easy and thorough revision can help candidates score higher in these questions. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation: For the section on quantitative techniques and data interpretation, a thorough preparation on basic concepts would help. Candidates should revise formulas, tables, cubes and cube roots.

General Awareness: For preparation on general awareness candidates should to go through general knowledge yearbooks.

Vijay Kalyan Jha, senior vice president (academics), Career Launcher Educate Ltd, says “Time is not much of a constraint in CMAT. You do not require more than 15 minutes to attempt 25 questions on general awareness and hence you are left with more than 165 minutes for the 75 questions of the remaining three sections. In the quantitative techniques and data interpretation section, almost 80% of the questions are from arithmetic. Not more than three questions in this section are from data interpretation. In the language comprehension section, you get a lot of questions on critical reasoning. Reading comprehension passsages are very short and you do not get more than one question on any passage. In the general awareness section, most of the questions are on static facts and, hence, they check on how much have you read in the last 15 years.”

Candidates should look at the following break-up to score 300 out of 400 marks: quantitative techniques and data interpretation section (above 90), logical reasoning (above 90), language comprehension (above 70), general awareness (above 50).

About CMAT:

CMAT is conducted by All India Counsel for Technical Education (AICTE) twice a year with the motive of facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE.

All India Counsel for Technical Education is also conducting CMAT in foreign countries for eligible NRIs, PIOs and foreign nationals who seek admission in institutions in India. The notification has already been issued to announce the schedule for conducting first test of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission for academic year 2015-16. Candidates graduate in any discipline or final year students (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for 2015 can appear for CMAT.

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