NMAT 2008 Analysis

NMAT 2008 Analysis

Overall exam pattern:

The NMAT 2008 boosted the spirit of test takers as it was similar as NMAT 2007.The Difficulty level was easy to moderate.  Negative markings was 25% of marks allotted to questions. The No. of questions were 150 to be solved in 120 min.

There was no surprise elements in 2008 as it consisted of same 3 sections.

SR.NOSUBJECTTOPICS COVERED
AQuantitative abilityAlgebra, Number system, Data sufficiency, Geometry, Arithmetic, Modern Maths, Bar graphs, Average, Time & work.
BVerbal abilityVocabulary, Grammar correction, Analogy, Fill in the blanks, Reading comprehension, Para-Jumbles.
CLogical reasoningTeam formation, Statement conclusion, Blood relation, Arrangement, Assertion, Matrix.

Detailed Sectional Analysis:

 Logical Reasoning

COVERAGENO. OF QUESTIONSDIFFICULTY LEVEL
Decision-making5Easy
AR(2 sets )10Easy
Coding decoding5Easy
Data sufficiency (comparison)5Easy
Family Tree4Easy
Sequence series based16Easy
Statement conclusion (syllogism)4Moderate
TOTAL50

LR section consisted of 50 questions which could be solved in 40minutes as this section was easy to solve but few questions like syllogism was time consuming. The cut off for this section could be 35-40 questions with 28+.

Verbal ability:-

COVERAGENO. OF QUESTIONSDIFFICULTY LEVEL
Reading comprehension15Moderate
Par Jumble5Moderate
Fill in the blanks10Easy to Moderate
Vocabulary5Easy
Grammar correction5Easy
TOTAL40

 The VA section consisted of 40 questions which could be solved in 30 min. The Difficulty level was easy to moderate. The RC passages was quite easy & short. Fill in the blanks, contextual usage, sentence correction were easy while para-jumbles were bit tricky. students could attempt 30-35 questions with score of 25+.

Quantitative Ability   

COVERAGENO. OF QUESTIONSDIFFICULTY LEVEL
Simplification25Easy to moderate
Series5Easy
             Arithmetic5Easy
Di tables10Easy
Bar diagram             5Easy
Case-let5Moderate
Data sufficiency5Easy
TOTAL60

Unexpectedly the questions from Data sufficiency were easy but time consuming. The questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level. This section consisted of 60 questions to be solved in 50 minutes.

BIRD’S EYE VIEW:

TOTAL NO OF QUESTIONS120
DURATION120 Minutes
NO. OF SECTIONS3
TOTAL MARKS360
NO. OF OPTIONS5
SECTIONAL TIME LIMITApplicable
DIFFICULTY LEVELEasy to Moderate
NEGATIVE MARKING1/4th

 

 

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