NMAT – 1st Cut Analysis

NMAT – 1st Cut Analysis

What was the Overview of NMAT ?

According to the students, exam paper was moderate and went smoothly.The Experts have analyzed that the paper was a more speed-based test than a knowledge-based test similar to the last year. The test starts with a short
demo, give this seriously to familiarize yourself with the actual look and feel.

nmat overview

Below is the deep analysis of each section-

Quantitative Ability- 

Overall this was a moderate section with DI being calculative intensive. This section consisted of Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency (a handful of questions) and Quantitative Aptitude questions. Almost 20 -25 of the questions were Quantitative maths split across the major chapters.

What’s new in this section and its difficulty level?

Questions on QA varied between ‘easy’ and ‘moderate’. And few were tricky.Something new this time was to have one question on True and False. TTFF for a set of 4 statements.

Which chapter holds the highest Weightage?

As expected slightly more questions from arithmetic and numbers.

  • DI was Calculative intensive and hence time-consuming. “Rejection  Strategy” plays a crucial role here.
  • 3 DI sets had four questions each and were based on bar charts, case lets, pie charts, and tables. Some questions on DI had a tinge of Logical Reasoning while some others also required knowledge of concepts of mathematics.
  • Inspired by GMAT we did see an increase in the number of GMAT type DS questions (6-9) which were based on numbers, algebra, modern math, geometry, and arithmetic.
  • Ensure to do the Official Guide to help you secure your spot!
  • As the average time available to solve each question is quite less, you should not get stuck on questions and instead try to attempt the easier questions first to maximize your score.
  • Considering the difficulty level of this slot, an attempt of around 36-38 questions would be good for this section.
  • If the DI sets seem calculation intensive, we advise attempting DI sets after attempting the standalone QA
    questions.

How to Prepare for NMAT Quant Section?

  1. Revise your core formulas and concepts  DI do the shortcuts.
  2. DI do the shortcuts.
  3. Practice Data Sufficiency.

An Overview of Quantitative Ability Section-

quant nmat

Logical Reasoning-

This was on the higher difficulty level as compared to Quants. Almost 30% of the questions were on verbal reasoning (statement-conclusion, critical reasoning, strong & weak arguments, statement-assumption, course of action etc.) Many students reported having had no decision making questions in this section. Which reduces your panic points! The remaining Logical Reasoning questions were from a sequential output, arrangements, family tree, numerical grid, coding, series, alphanumeric series, symbol-based logic etc. On the whole, this section seemed on par with last year’s, with 3 lengthy. Analytical Puzzles that once done bag you around 10-12 questions.

What’s the difficulty level of Logical Reasoning?

Considering the difficulty level of this slot, an attempt of around 25-28 questions would be good for this section.

How to Prepare?

  • Practice Critical Reasoning and Course of action type of verbal
    reasoning questions.
  • Puzzles still dominate the paper so revise your strategies for the same.
  • Calmness is the key to success.

An Overview of Logical Reasoning-

lr nmat

Verbal Ability-

Again, considering the limited time, one should leave the RC passages to the end as at least one of them is expected to be moderately challenging.Having a good vocabulary set, from Norman Lewis and the Official Guide would help score high here. On the whole, about 7-8 questions were a bit challenging. This section was quite on par as compared to last year.

Expected from students to get 22 to 25 questions correct

How to Prepare?
1. Revisit the Norman Lewis Vocabulary
2. Review the NMAT word list shared by us
3. Practice with the Clock to Save Time Issue

An Overview of Verbal Ability-

verbal ability nmat

NMAT Expected Cutt-Off-

nmat expected cut off

Overall the paper is moderate and can be cracked easily. The key to crack the paper is Time-Management and the candidate needs to be calm.

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