Strategies to Crack NMAT 2017 ExaminationRahul Singh
An Overview of NMAT
NMAT is an entrance examination conducted by NMIMS and is a national level entrance examination. This examination is managed by the Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC). NMAT is a postgraduate level examination that’s organized to get admission in Master in Business Administration or alternative graduate management degree programs. These programs are offered by varied faculties like the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study (NMIMS) and other colleges.
Do’s and Dont’s of NMAT –
According to the NMAT Exam Pattern, it has no negative markings so the first rule every candidate should follow is to attempt all the questions in the exam.
NMAT tests your speed in the examination. The candidate should be thorough with the basics. Time Management plays a major role in this exam.In order to achieve a score of around 210–220, the candidates have to attempt around 70–75 questions correctly.
- Candidates have the opportunity to select the desired section.
- Don’t get stuck on one question. This causes loss of time and the candidates may miss out on the easy questions.
- Always start off with your stronger section. Attempt all those questions which you are extremely confident about. Starting the test with your strongest session helps to boost your confidence and creates a positive impact on other sections of the examination.
- Try and attempt all the questions if possible. Even if you are not confident about an answer, make sure you attempt it. Given that there is no negative marking, it will hardly be to your disadvantage.
- Candidate should attempt the weakest section in the end.
- Give all the sections equal amount of time.
- The candidate should make sure they are not stuck on one section and there is no time left for other sections.
- Attempt as many Mocks possible. NMAT tests your time management skills along with your basic concepts.
- Practicing NMAT Mocks will help the candidates to get an idea of the actual NMAT and to finalize and improve their strategy on the D-day.
Books to refer for NMAT 2017-
- NMAT Official Guide will help to understand the type of questions asked in NMAT.
- The official guide will consist of past NMAT questions which will give the candidate an idea of the type of questions asked in the past exams.
- For Language Section candidate can go through various articles, newspapers and can also refer Norman Lewis-Word Power made easy.
Deep Analysis of all the three sections of NMAT 2017 –
- Quantitative Skills –This section will have questions from Algebra, Arithmetic, Numbers, and Geometry. The questions will be a mixture of moderate and tricky one which will make the difficult level of the test moderate. Basic Vedic Maths concepts should be clear. Candidates should be thorough with multiplication tables, squares, cubes, common fractions and their percentage equivalents. Questions of DI will be time-consuming and will have questions from bar charts, pie charts, caselets, and tables.
- Logical Reasoning– This section will test the candidates on two areas of Reasoning – Verbal and Analytical. The questions will be asked from statement-conclusion, critical reasoning, strong & weak arguments, statement-assumption, the course of action etc. Rest of the questions will be on the logical ability like input output, arrangements, family tree, numerical grid, coding, series, alphanumeric series, symbol based logic etc. Try to solve the questions by making suitable diagrams, especially in arrangement questions, or as a Venn diagram in syllogism questions.
- Language Skills– This section will test you in three areas of English – vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. There will be a couple of passages and questions asked about finding the error (in a sentence), fill in the blanks (double, cloze, prepositions-based), jumbled paragraphs, analogies and antonyms, and synonyms. Antonyms and Synonyms will require a decent level of vocabulary so try building that by reading a lot. To improve both vocabulary and comprehension, pay special attention to the Editorial section of newspapers. This will help you to appreciate the contextual usage of words and also improve your comprehension skills.