# NMAT 2010 Analysis

## NMAT 2010 Analysis

Overall exam pattern:

The first online NMAT was conducted in 2010.The Difficulty level was easy to moderate. There was no negative markings. The No. of questions were reduced from 150 to 120 questions to be solved in 120 minutes.

Candidates with good speed could have attempted 90 to 110 questions in given allotted time frame.

 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, Synonyms ,Grammar, ParaJumbles, Analogy, Fill in the blanks, Reading comprehension, C Logical reasoning Team formation, Statement conclusion, Blood relation, Arrangement, Assertion, Matrix.

Detailed Sectional Analysis:

Logical Reasoning

 COVERAGE NO. OF QUESTIONS DIFFICULTY LEVEL Set theory 6 Easy Input output 2 Moderate Blood relations 2 Easy Coding decoding 2 Easy Data sufficiency (comparison) 5 Moderate Analogy 2 Easy Ratio-proportion 2 Easy Statement assumption 1 Easy Statement argument 1 Moderate Statement-course of action 2 Moderate Statement assertion 2 Moderate Statement conclusion (syllogism) 4 Moderate Caselets 9 Easy to moderate TOTAL 40

LR section consisted of 40 questions which could be solved in 30-35 minutes as this section was easy to solve but few questions made it time consuming. The cut off for this section could be 28-30 questions with 90% accuracy.

Verbal ability:-

 COVERAGE NO. OF QUESTIONS DIFFICULTY LEVEL Passage I (on Secondary school counseling) 4 Moderate Passage II (Divergent and creative thinking) 4 Moderate Par Jumble 4 Moderate and time consuming Analogy 1 Easy Fill in the blanks (Preposition based 4 Moderate and confusing Antonym/synonym 6 Easy to moderate Fill in the blank (grammar based) 3 Moderate Word usage 4 moderate Miscellaneous 2 Easy TOTAL 40

The VA section consisted of 40 questions which could be solved in 35-40 min. The Difficulty level was easy to moderate. The RC passages was quite easy & short. Fill in the blanks based on preposition were bit tricky. There were synonyms and antonyms of words like petulant, admonition, emphasis etc. An overall attempt of 22-24 questions with 90% accuracy could be an ideal attempt to score a decent percentile.

Quantitative Ability

 COVERAGE NO. OF QUESTIONS DIFFICULTY LEVEL Number theory 6 Easy to moderate Profit and loss 2 Easy Pipes and cistern 1 Moderate Simple interest 1 Moderate Quadratic equation 1 Easy Geometry (triangles, circles, quadrilaterals) 5 Moderate Speed, time and distance 1 Easy Upstream/downstream 1 Easy Work and time 1 Easy Arithmetic 4 Moderate Ratio proportion 2 Easy Average and Allegation 1 Moderate Data interpretation (table, bar graph, line graph, pie chart) 16 (4 each) Moderate and calculation based Data sufficiency 6 moderate TOTAL 48

Unexpectedly the questions from number were tricky whereas questions from Data sufficiency were easy but time consuming. The questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level. This section consisted of 48 questions to be solved in 38 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 KEY TO SOLVE QUESTIONS Speed