When to Begin CMAT Preparation?

When to Begin CMAT Preparation?


CMAT is the most sought after business entrance exam in India. It has become mandatory for admission to all management colleges in India and also for many top ranked MBA colleges abroad. While preparing for CMAT 2020, you need to know that there are many factors that may affect your performance during the exam and one of them is time factor. The only way to get good percentile on CMAT 2020 is by preparing well in advance because this will help you get an idea about what types of questions are likely to appear on your test paper and how well you can solve them if they come up during your exam day itself

1. Start with the syllabus.

The syllabus is the first thing you should focus on. It contains all the topics, subtopics and their weightage. This can be accessed through various websites like CMRPG and CMAT portal which provide information about your course as well as the list of books that will be used in it.

Having this information will help you decide what kind of preparation would be best suited for your needs at present time. If there are several options available then choose one based on its cost and whether or not it suits your schedule better than others

2. Prepare for tougher subjects.

Prepare for tougher subjects.

The second most important thing you can do is to focus on your weakest areas, which may be quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning, or verbal ability and verbal reasoning. If you are weak in any of these three subjects, then it’s time to study them more seriously than the rest of your preparation material.

3. Make a routine.

Make a schedule of your study plan.

Ensure you have enough time to prepare.

Don’t over-stress yourself, or become too confident in your preparation that you end up underperforming on the test day.

There is no point in rushing through the first few weeks or months of preparation if it means missing out on important information later on in the process (i.e., timing).

4. Preparation for Quantitative Aptitude.

The Quantitative Aptitude section of the CMAT is an important one. It tests your speed and accuracy in solving numerical problems, which are a must for most jobs.

The questions are based on Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation, so you will need to practice these concepts extensively before appearing for this section. You can also try out some previous year’s question papers from past exams or online mock tests such as ACT Mock Tests, etc., before starting your preparation for Quantitative Aptitude section of the test itself!

5. Preparation for Logical Reasoning Section.

Logical Reasoning questions are mostly based on syllogism. A syllogism is a logical argument that uses two premises to arrive at a conclusion. It has two premises and one conclusion. Syllogisms are deductive reasoning, which means they follow certain rules that help you determine the truth of your statement or theorem (in this case, whether or not there's any validity in the argument).

A typical example of a syllogistic question would be: "If P then Q; Q; therefore P". The first part of this statement says exactly what we're looking for: if A is true, then B must also be true; since B is true (which means A was also), then both A and B are definitely true!

Another way to think about how logical reasoning works can be found here:

6. Preparation for Verbal Ability Section.

The Verbal Ability Section is the most important section of CMAT 2020. This is because your percentile will be determined by how well you perform in this section and if you master it well, then your percentile can go up by a large margin.

The Verbal Ability Section includes Reading Comprehension and Sentence Arrangement as well as Para Jumble. Here's an overview of each question type:

7. Take mock tests regularly and analyse them well.

Mock tests are important because they help you to identify your weak areas. You should take mock tests at least once a week, preferably in the last month before the exam date. The best way to do this is by taking several mock tests under exam conditions (at least in the last month before the exam date). This will give you an idea of what type of questions can be expected from various topics and how well prepared you are for these types of questions.

8. Go through previous year question papers of CMAT frequently and solve them at least once a month before the exam date.

It is advisable to solve previous year question papers of CMAT frequently and at least once a month before the exam date. This will help you immensely in your preparation as well as preparing for future examinations by keeping the sample questions fresh in your mind. You can always go through them again if you want to strengthen your knowledge about certain topics or concepts that are not clear from what has been taught earlier during class lectures or workshops. Make sure that you have time available before exams, else it may be difficult for you to do so because of time constraints!

9. While taking mock tests, keep the 3-hour time cap in mind and take care of your stamina, especially if you are preparing during the summer season or in a warmer region in India.

One of the most important things that you should keep in mind while preparing for CMAT is to make sure you have enough time. It is important to be punctual and start your preparation hours before the exam date.

When preparing for a mock test, it’s also important to keep in mind that the 3-hour time cap will help you gauge how much content knowledge and problem solving skills are necessary for success on this section of exams. If there are any questions left unanswered after completing all three sections (i.e., quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning), then further practice should be done until all questions are solved successfully before moving onto another section such as logical reasoning or writing ability tests etcetera

You should start preparing at least 10 months before CMAT 2020 to get a good percentile, especially if you have not appeared in any other MBA entrance exam, such as CAT<

You should start preparing at least 10 months before CMAT 2020 to get a good percentile, especially if you have not appeared in any other MBA entrance exam, such as CAT<

In this case, it is recommended that candidates start preparation six months before the actual date of appearing for the test.


It is very important that you start preparing for CMAT well in advance. This exam is a tough one and if you don’t prepare well, your chances of scoring high will be limited.

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