NMAT 2014 AnalysisRahul Singh
Overall exam pattern :
The Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test 2014 was conducted on October 7. There were 3 sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning, and the overall score of all the 3 sections was considered. The total duration allotted for the test was 120 minutes. There was NO negative marking in this test and hence it was mandatory to attempt all the 120 questions. The average attempt should have been 75-80 questions and there were 5 options for every question.
|SR.NO||TOPICS COVERED||NO. OF QUESTIONS||DURATION||DIFFICULTY LEVEL||AVERAGE ATTEMPTS|
|2||Quantitative Skills||48||60||Moderate- Difficult||25-28|
Detailed Sectional Analysis:
The Language Skills or (Verbal Ability) section of the NMAT test allotted 22 minutes to solve 32 questions. The difficulty level was easy- moderate. This section was said to be the most scoring as except RC all other questions were independent. The average attempt of this section should have been 20-24 questions.
This section was quite surprising as it included a combination of Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation. DI & DS questions were quite time consuming. There were 60 minutes allotted to solve 48 questions. The average attempt should have been 27- 30 right questions.
The Reasoning section had a mixture of verbal, analytical and critical questions. Some errors were observed in the questions of this section which made it impossible to reach to a conclusion. The average attempt should have been 22-24 questions. Overall the difficulty level was easy- moderate.
BIRD’S EYE VIEW:
Overall the NMAT 2014 was a paper of moderate difficulty level. The questions in NMAT paper had appeared in a sequence so there was no option for the candidate to skip to other section directly. This year the test was essentially conducted to check the candidate’s problem solving skills and decision making skills within a specified time limit.