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

 

 

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