“Proper preparation prevents poor performance” said a wise man. And the first step to success in any Exam, believe me is not starting the preparations for the Exam. The first step is knowing the pattern of the Exam that you are targetting. If you are an MBA aspirant, targetting various MBA entrance examination and determined to get admission to a B school, this blog is for you. In this blog, we will take you through the Exam Pattern of MBA Entrance Exams. Read the blog in its entirety to understand the Exam Pattern for MBA Entrance Exams so that you can kick-start your preparations.
- Exam Pattern for MBA Entrance Exams
Exam Pattern for MBA Entrance Exams
CAT (Common Admission Test) Exam Pattern
CAT 2019 will be conducted in online mode. Candidates will be given 180 minutes to answer the questions. There will be sectional time limit which means candidates will get 60 minutes each for each section.
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)||34||60 minutes|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)||32||60 minutes|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)||34||60 minutes|
- Score awarded for each correct answer: 3 marks
- Negative marking (Applicable for wrong answers in MCQs): -1 mark
CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) Exam Pattern
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time(minutes)|
|Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation||25||100||180 minutes|
CMAT Exam is an online Exam and the scoring pattern is as follows:
- There is +1 score for a correct answer
- These is a -1 negative marking for every wrong answer
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) Exam Pattern
|Section in XAT 2019 Exam Pattern||Number of questions||Overall Time Duration|
|Part-1||74 Total MCQs||165 Minutes|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26|
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||27|
|Part-2||25 Total MCQs||15 Minutes|
|Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)||99|
XAT 2019 test takers will also be imposed with the penalty of deduction of 0.10 mark per question if more than 8 questions are left unattempted in XAT 2019 question paper.
MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Exam Pattern
|Section Name||Number of Questions||Time (Minutes)|
|Language Comprehension||40||150 minutes|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40|
|Indian and Global Environment||40|
Each correct answer is awarded +1 Mark. Each wrong answer is penalized with -0.25 negative mark.
SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)
|Section||Normal Questions (MCQ Type)||Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability||30||5||35||40|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||30||5||35||40|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||30||5||35||40|
Marking Pattern – +1 for each correct answer for MCQs and +2 for each correct answer for Non-MCQs.
Negative Marking – Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.
Sectional Cut off – There is no individual sectional cutoff.
NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test)
|Section Name||Number of questions||Allotted time in minutes|
- This is an online Computer Based Test
- Multiple Choice type (MCQs).
- No Negative Marking
IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Exam
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks per question||Total Marks||Negative Marks/question|
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