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.NOSUBJECTTOPICS COVERED
AQuantitative abilityAlgebra, Number system, Data sufficiency, Geometry, Arithmetic, Modern Maths, Bar graphs, Average, Time & work.
BVerbal abilityVocabulary, Synonyms ,Grammar, Para

Jumbles, Analogy, Fill in the blanks, Reading comprehension,

CLogical reasoningTeam formation, Statement conclusion, Blood relation, Arrangement, Assertion, Matrix.

Detailed Sectional Analysis:

 Logical Reasoning

COVERAGENO. OF QUESTIONSDIFFICULTY LEVEL
Set theory6Easy
Input output2Moderate
Blood relations2Easy
Coding decoding2Easy
Data sufficiency (comparison)5Moderate
Analogy2Easy
Ratio-proportion2Easy
Statement assumption1Easy
Statement argument1Moderate
Statement-course of action2Moderate
Statement assertion2Moderate
Statement conclusion (syllogism)4Moderate
Caselets9Easy to moderate
TOTAL40

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:-

COVERAGENO. OF QUESTIONSDIFFICULTY LEVEL
Passage I (on Secondary school counseling)4Moderate
Passage II (Divergent and creative thinking)4Moderate
Par Jumble4Moderate and time consuming
Analogy1Easy
Fill in the blanks (Preposition based4Moderate and confusing
Antonym/synonym6Easy to moderate
Fill in the blank (grammar based)3Moderate
Word usage4moderate
Miscellaneous2Easy
TOTAL40

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   

COVERAGENO. OF QUESTIONSDIFFICULTY LEVEL
Number theory6Easy to moderate
Profit and loss2Easy
Pipes and cistern1Moderate
Simple interest1Moderate
Quadratic equation1Easy
Geometry (triangles, circles, quadrilaterals)5Moderate
Speed, time and distance1Easy
Upstream/downstream1Easy
Work and time1Easy
Arithmetic4Moderate
Ratio proportion2Easy
Average and Allegation1Moderate
Data interpretation (table, bar graph, line graph, pie chart)16 (4 each)Moderate and calculation based
Data sufficiency6moderate
TOTAL48

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 QUESTIONS120
DURATION120 Minutes
NO. OF SECTIONS3
TOTAL MARKS360
NO. OF OPTIONS5
SECTIONAL TIME LIMITApplicable
DIFFICULTY LEVELEasy to Moderate
KEY TO SOLVE QUESTIONSSpeed

 

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