NMAT 2020: Avoid these 5 mistakesAnisha Mukhija
NMAT 2020: Avoid these 5 mistakes
The NMAT 2020 exam is arguably the most important exam in India for students wanting to secure the coveted MBA seats in NMIMS Mumbai – one of the top management institutes of the country. This is obvious from the high level of competition with more than 60,000 candidates competing for seats in various MBA programs such as Finance, Marketing, Operations, etc.
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In such a competitive scenario, it is very important to create a well structured NMAT preparation strategy as a single mistake can hamper your chances of success! But there are some stupid mistakes that a lot of candidates make when they’re seriously preparing to crack the NMAT exam. So this article deals with these mistakes which can be easily avoided with some effort…In other words “What to not do while preparing for the NMAT Exam?”
1. Don’t skip any part of the syllabus thinking it’s easy
NMAT 2020 has three sections namely Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, and Logical Reasoning. With each of them having almost equal stakes in the exam. But some candidates foolishly focus only on Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability thinking that only these are tough while the rest of the topics are a piece of cake! They believe that there is no need to separately study Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation as these can be understood only by giving mock tests.
So don’t make this error and provides equal importance to all or any of the topics within the NMAT exam. Of course, you should focus more on the topics that are your weaknesses and plan your study schedule accordingly but that doesn’t mean you neglect certain topics at all!!
2. Not planning out your schedule
Many aspirants forget to appear for NMAT mocks. And that is certainly true within the case of NMAT preparation. You should plan a strict study schedule which has both long term and short term plans for your study preparation and the most important thing is…you should stick to this schedule! This will provide you with a clear path to follow that is uniquely suited to your strengths and weaknesses.
However, having said that, it’s also important to schedule touch leisure in your preparation otherwise you’ll burnout!
3. Not analyzing the results of NMAT mock-tests
Mock-tests are an integral part of your NMAT preparation but just giving them is not enough. They are essential tools to analyze your preparation level and understand your strengths and weaknesses so that you can prepare accordingly from thereon. In such a scenario, it is very stupid to just give the tests and not analyze their results.
In fact, it is best that you give a full-length NMAT mock test even before you start any NMAT preparation so that you can obtain a general idea of what to focus on in your preparation. This will also help you in creating a customized study schedule.
4. Only just focusing on formulae and not the conceptual clarity
It is vital to find out all the specified formulae for NMAT preparation as they’re necessary for solving questions. But this does not mean you can ace the NMAT exam by just learning all the formulae and knowing the various tips and tricks.
In fact, the key to acing NMAT is actually conceptual clarity. You should have a deep knowledge of all the NMAT topics with an understanding of all the applicable laws and principles. These take a while to find out in fact and just in case you’ve got any doubts, you ought to consult the varied resources available. This is the sole thanks to really achieve success during this hyper-competitive exam.
5. Focusing on the quantity but the quality of your preparation
And this is often certainly true even for the NMAT exam. Some students measure their preparation on the basis of a number of hours studied or even the number of mock tests attempted. Well, quantity is certainly no measure of success during this case.
Rather you ought to specialize in covering all the topics and clarifying all the concepts within the NMAT syllabus no matter the time it takes you (Less or more!). As they say in this case, working smarter not harder is the better option.
6. Revise everything that you study
It is very important that you understand the concepts and formulae you learn during NMAT preparation. However, it’s equally as important that you simply revise them regularly in order that you’ll remember them long-term. A common mistake that NMAT aspirants make is not leaving space in their study schedule for regular revision sessions.
So don’t make that mistake and revise the concepts and formulae you learn weekly and monthly. In fact, it’s best to organize a formula sheet while learning the formulae and refer this sheet daily in order that you’ll remember all the formulae long-term.