CAT Vs CMAT Vs MAT: Differences, Pros and Cons

CAT Vs CMAT vs MAT : Differences between CAT, CMAT and MAT.

CAT Vs CMAT Vs MAT: Differences, Pros and Cons

CAT Vs CMAT VS MAT: A look at CAT, CAT is the toughest management exam and CAT scores are accepted by top B-Schools. CAT is far more challenging than MAT

CAT is the toughest management exam and CAT scores are accepted by top B-Schools. CAT is far more challenging than MAT. CAT is one of the toughest exams to get into any of the the reputed Indian Institute of Management spread across the country. Cracking CAT is hard and its even harder to get into IIM’s and meant for a chosen few.

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The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India.

It is necessary to take CAT or the Common Aptitude Test if you have MBA dreams and want to get into IIM’s or any of the top 100 B-Schools. Getting into IIM’s takes both brains and brawns – which means its a combination of both hardwork and intelligence and certainly not for everyone. Students need more 99 to 100 percentile to get into any of the IIM’s spread across the country.

Over 2 lakh students compete in CAT Exam every year, so the examination is both tough and competitive.

Examination Paper Pattern of CAT 2017:

S. No.

Section

Number of Questions

Duration in minutes

1

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

34

60

2

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

32

60

3

Quantitative Ability

34

60

Total

100

180

CMAT : Things to Know about CMAT (CAT Vs CMAT VS MAT)

CMAT or Common Management Admission Test is a national level examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education under Ministry of HRD. The CMAT is a three hour computer based online test conducted in a single session to evaluate the ability of the candidate in subjects like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The CMAT score is accepted by AICTE approved institutions and universities.

Examination Paper Pattern for CMAT 2018: 

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100 3 hours of 180 minutes
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Total 100 400

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Courses for which CMAT 2018 Registration is applicable: CAT Vs CMAT VS MAT

Candidates will be eligible for PGDM, MBA and similar, PGCM and Executive PGDM programmes.

Programmes Duration Eligibility
Management (PGDM, MBA and similar) 2 Yrs Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Yrs duration Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination
Management (PGCM) More than 1 Yrs but less than 2 Yrs Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Yrs duration
Management (Executive PGDM) 15 month Any recognized Bachelors degree of minimum 3 years duration and a minimum of 5 years relevant managerial / supervisory experience. Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination

MAT:  (CAT Vs CMAT VS MAT)

In comparison to CAT, MAT is a much easier exam and is taken by lesser number of people but a lot of institutes and colleges accept MAT.

S. No.

Section

Number of Questions

Duration in minutes

1

Language Comprehension

40

150 minutes

2

 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

40

3

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

40

4

Mathematical Skills

40

5

 Indian and Global Environment

40

Total

200

Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each question and will lost 0.25 marks.

MAT or Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA, PGDM and allied management programmes. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT exam scores. MAT is held four times a year. Graduates of any discipline can apply take the exam and final year graduation students can also apply. MAT has not age limit. Candidates can take online MAT test in more than 100 cities across India.

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Final Verdict on CAT Vs MAT Vs CMAT :

CAT is the king of all management exams. Therefore, CAT is what most people aspire to take owing to the craze of joining IIMs. Its a fancy to join IIMs and this remains the most preferred for the academically bright students who have had a terrific academic record.

CMAT is abbreviation for Common Management Admission Test. It remains less popular than CAT. However, most students still take this exam as it is the second most popular exam after CAT.

MAT is the abbreviation of Management Aptitude Test. It is less popular than CMAT and CAT. It is less popular these days and most people still prefer CAT and CMAT over MAT.

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