NMAT 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

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-

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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-

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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-

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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.

Which is the easier one NMAT / MAH-CET ?

An Overview of CET
MAH CET 2018 is the state level entrance exam for taking admission in Top B-School . It is conducted by Maharashtra’s Directorate of Technical Education (DTE).
The Common Entrance Test is a competitive exam conducted for the students who wants to take admissions in Top B-Schools. CET exam is in the month of March..To study in one of most revered b-school Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies(JBIMS) it is necessary to crack CET CET needs time management skill because you have to crack 200 questions in 150 minutes. MAH CET 2018 has no chnages in marking scheme and the candidates will score one mark for every correct answer. There is no negative marking.

The student had the advantage of switching from one section to the other. There are five options to each question, and the student have to select the correct from the options provided.










Strategies to Crack NMAT 2017 Examination

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.

NMATSuccess Mantra-

  • 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.



NMAT BOOKSBooks 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.

NMATDeep Analysis of all the three sections of NMAT 2017 – 

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.