# 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.NO SUBJECT TOPICS COVERED A Quantitative ability Algebra, Number system, Data sufficiency, Geometry, Arithmetic, Modern Maths, Bar graphs, Average, Time & work. B Verbal ability Vocabulary, Grammar correction, Analogy, Fill in the blanks, Reading comprehension, Para-Jumbles. C Logical reasoning Team formation, Statement conclusion, Blood relation, Arrangement, Assertion, Matrix.

Detailed Sectional Analysis:

Logical Reasoning

 COVERAGE NO. OF QUESTIONS DIFFICULTY LEVEL Decision-making 5 Easy AR(2 sets ) 10 Easy Coding decoding 5 Easy Data sufficiency (comparison) 5 Easy Family Tree 4 Easy Sequence series based 16 Easy Statement conclusion (syllogism) 4 Moderate TOTAL 50

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:-

 COVERAGE NO. OF QUESTIONS DIFFICULTY LEVEL Reading comprehension 15 Moderate Par Jumble 5 Moderate Fill in the blanks 10 Easy to Moderate Vocabulary 5 Easy Grammar correction 5 Easy TOTAL 40

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

 COVERAGE NO. OF QUESTIONS DIFFICULTY LEVEL Simplification 25 Easy to moderate Series 5 Easy Arithmetic 5 Easy Di tables 10 Easy Bar diagram 5 Easy Case-let 5 Moderate Data sufficiency 5 Easy TOTAL 60

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 QUESTIONS 120 DURATION 120 Minutes NO. OF SECTIONS 3 TOTAL MARKS 360 NO. OF OPTIONS 5 SECTIONAL TIME LIMIT Applicable DIFFICULTY LEVEL Easy to Moderate NEGATIVE MARKING 1/4th