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# How to prepare for CMAT Feb 2013

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The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi conducts Second Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) computer based test form Feb 21 to 25, 2013 for admission to Management programmes approved by AICTE. CMAT Feb 2013 test will be conducted in two sections.

Section 1 will be conducted at 9.30 AM. Candidates are advised to come as early as at 8 AM for security checks, Valid ID verification and check in. Section2 will be conducted at 2.30 PM.

AICTE decided to conduct CMAT test twice a year. The candidates who have already appeared in CMAT (First Test) may also appear for Second Test and better of two scores will be used for admission for 2013-14.

CMAT is the official entrance exam for admission into MBA management programmes in 12 states including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Haryana and Karnataka. The state governments officially announced CMAT is their official test. In addition, many b-schools offering PGDM programmes will also be using CMAT scores.

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How to prepare:
Candidates are advised to check the each of the CMAT sections and prepare for each of the topics covered in each section:

Quantitative Aptitude & Date Interpretation:
Questions in this sections are single and not based on sets. The question which are selected from the topics for this section are like, Arithmetic operations, number properties, probability and counting principles with an odd question in geometry and derivatives. Question on date interpretation will require basic calculation skills.

Logical Reasoning:
This section contains topics from arrangements (liner, seating, sequencing & arranging with conditions) to coding. The other questions qre based on statement conclusion, logical puzzle, numerical puzzle, Venn Diagram, tru or false statements, Visual reasoning, etc.

Language Comprehension:
There are short parajumbles (comprising four-five sentences), Expression based (A statement/idiomatic expression is given and the right meaning of the same is to be selected from the followed options) as well as English language passage based questions in this section. The reading comprehension passages are not very long followed by multiple choice questions. It also contains questions from words, phrases, the vocabulary questions come from synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks, idioms, etc.

General Awareness:
This section mainly contains current affairs. Candidates need to be updated well for this section. Candidates have to updated on current affairs like, science, biology, political history, political geography and arts & culture.