NMAT 2011 Analysis

NMAT 2011 Analysis

Overall exam pattern :

The Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test 2011 tests a candidate’s ability in four areas namely: Quantitative Analysis, Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning. The NMAT exam commenced on October 31, 2011. There was NO negative marking in the test and hence it was compulsory to attempt all the 120 questions. The average attempt should have been 75-80 questions and there were 4 options for every question.

Total no. of questions120
Time allotted2 Hrs.
Number of Choices4
Negative MarkingNot Applicable
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +3
Expected Cutt-offs215+ score.

Detailed Sectional Analysis:

 Language Skills.


The Language Skills or (Verbal Ability) section of the NMAT test allotted 22 minutes to solve 32 questions. The difficulty level was easy- moderate. This section was said to be the most scoring. The average attempt of this section should have been 20-24 questions.

Quantitative Skills.


This section was of moderate to difficult level. The average attempt would have been 24-28 questions. There was more emphasis on geometry in this section.

Logical reasoning:


The difficulty level was easy- moderate. Major topics included were Assertion & Reason, Syllogisms, Implication, Judgment etc. average attempt would have been 20-40 questions.


The NMAT 2011 test had a disadvantage for students as they could “REVIEW” screen only from last question. NMAT 2011 offered a maximum choice of 3 attempts to the candidates to assess the candidate’s best performance. The test was conducted in 18 cities. There was no negative marking. Overall the paper was easy to moderate.

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