NMAT Analysis

The NMAT 2019 question paper was of moderate difficulty and about 79-85 questions (across the sections) could be easily solved in 120 minutes. The remaining questions could be solved with intelligent selection of options and smart guesswork as there is no negative marking in this exam. The overall difficulty level of th exam has gone up slightly due to a difficult Language Skills section.

If the question paper of Day 1 is taken as a good indicator of this year’s NMAT exam, the cut-off is likely to remain in the same range (208-210 for NMIMS, Mumbai Campus) as that of last year.

Logical Reasoning:

This section had 25 questions on analytical and logical reasoning while the remaining 15 were from verbal reasoning. The questions were from coding, blood relation, statement and argument, statement conclusion, decision-making, statement-assumption, statement-inference, syllogism, input/output (2 sets), missing number & visual reasoning, direction and singlets. Overall, the section was of easy to moderate level of difficulty.

An attempt of 25-27 with 90% accuracy was achievable.

Quantitative Skills:

In this section of NMAT 2019, most of the questions asked were from arithmetic, numbers and modern maths. Questions on geometry and algebra were very few. The section has questions from profit & loss, percentages, ratio & proportion, SI & CI, averages, work & time, number system, progression, logarithms, geometry, permutation combination, probability, data sufficiency and data interpretation. The maximum number of questions were from data interpretation (20), followed by number system (9) and data sufficiency (5). Rest of the topics had questions ranging from 1-3 in number.

Questions from modern maths were of moderate difficulty, while time & work questions were easy.

A good attempt of 30 – 32 question was achievable.

Language Skills:

As mentioned above, this section was the toughest of all. It had para jumble, error spotting, prepositions, common confusables, vocabulary, synonyms & antonyms, analogy and cloze test. Cloze test questions were difficult to solve, as words used were not easy. In spotting the error questions, the errors were not just grammatical but more nuanced; like spotting error in placing of apostrophe, etc. The two Reading Comprehension passages, made the section difficult further. The first passage was on Zeus while the second one was on the difference between influence and manipulation. The para-jumble and preposition based fill in the blanks questions were however easy.

An overall attempt of 22-24 with 90% accuracy was achievable.

NMAT 2018 Analysis

NMAT by GMAC 2018 or Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study Management Aptitude Test is conducted for admissions to the post graduate management programs offered by GMAC. Each section in NMAT 2018 is individually timed.

Sectional Cut-offsScore
Quantitative Skills75
Language Skills

56
Logical Reasoning60

Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

Language Skills

This section consisted of 32 questions which were to be solved within 22 minutes. The proposition based Fill- in – the – blank questions were relatively easy. The correct sentence questions were also easy and out of the total three questions, two were based on subject-verb agreement errors. There were 4 questions on Analogy, which were relatively simple. Overall, the vocabulary based questions were easy. Also, the cloze test question was easy where three blanks were simple to answer. The third and, arguably the most important topic of this section was Reading Comprehension. There were two RC passages which were of moderate level. Most of the questions were idea based. There were four para-jumble questions, most of them were easy.

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Quantitative Skills

Out of 48 questions in the Quantitative Skills section, 23 were on Problem on Solving, 16 on Data Interpretation and 5 on Data Sufficiency. Surprisingly, the remaining 4 questions in the Quantitative Skills section were on Grouping and Conditionalities set typically asked in the Logical Reasoning. The areas of Quant that were covered included Number System, Algebra (AP, GP), Profit and Loss, Permutation and Combination, SI & CI, Venn Diagram and Ratio and Partnership. The 5 DS questions were from diverse topics such as Numbers, Percentages, Average, etc. These questions were of moderate to difficult level as they were quite lengthy. However, one could have solved these by using the basic concepts of DS. There were 5 sets of DI which included Tables, Pie – Chart, Line Graphs, and Mixed Graphs each containing 4 questions.

Logical Reasoning

There were 25 questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning (as compared to 28 over the previous years) and 15 questions on Verbal Reasoning (as compared to 12 over the previous years). The section also had one set on Binary Reasoning that was not tested in NMAT in the recent period. The Non-Verbal Reasoning questions consisted of set based questions as well as standalone questions. One question in Non-Verbal Reasoning also tested the concept of a Venn Diagram in Mathematics. The questions in this area came from Coding-Decoding, Syllogisms, Family Based Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, and Directions. There were two LR sets which were easy. One set of Input/ Output was there which was manageable. Questions on blood relation questions were easy. Questions based on coding-decoding were on a different pattern but were not difficult.

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NMAT 2017 Analysis

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a gateway to one of the reputed MBA colleges in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. It is an online test, which is conducted in several Indian cities. The exam consists of three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

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Time period – 2.5 months (5th October- 18th December)
Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

Language Skills

Out of 32 questions in the Language skills section, there were two RC passages with four questions each. The passages had about 600-700 words.Ideally, one should have left the RC passages till the end as 4 questions out of 8 were challenging. Moreover, 3 out of 4 questions in both RCs were summary type of questions which required students to be familiar with the entire passage.The questions consisted from Grammar (fill in the blank question on propositions), Vocabulary (Correct word usage, Analogies, and synonym/antonym type questions). The difficulty-level of grammar questions was easy to moderate, whereas the Vocabulary questions were from moderate-to-high difficulty levels.

Quantitative Skills

The quant section offered 48 questions with the time limit of one hour. The section consisted of questions from both Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude. The areas that were covered were Profit and Loss, Permutation and Combination, Compound Interest, Venn Diagram, Number System, Algebra, and Ratios. There were a couple of questions from the area of Clocks and Calendars as well.3 DI sets out of the 5 were highly calculation intensive. It required some effort to make sense of the data before the set could be attempted. The other two DI sets were relatively straightforward. The key to attempting this section was not to spend too much time on really calculation intensive sets and attempt the straightforward questions before more time-consuming DI sets.

Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning section consisted of 40 questions that needed to be solved within 38 minutes. The questions in this area came from Coding-Decoding, Syllogisms, Family Based Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Input / Output and Directions.A genuine attempt of about 28 questions with about 90% accuracy will be considered good.

NMAT 2016 Analysis

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a gateway to one of the reputed MBA colleges in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. It is an online test, which is conducted in several Indian cities. The exam consists of three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

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Time period – 2.5 months (7th October- 20th December)
Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

Quantitative Skills

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.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.As expected slightly more questions from arithmetic & 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.

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 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 lenghty Analytical Puzzles that once done bag you around 10-12 questions.

Language Skills

An overall moderate section,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’s.

NMAT 2015 Analysis

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a gateway to one of the reputed MBA colleges in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. It is an online test, which is conducted in several Indian cities. The exam consists of three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

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Time period – 2.5 months (6th October- 19th December)
Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

Quantitative Skills

Difficulty level of the questions ranged from easy to moderate. As usual, Quant section in NMAT is easy as compared to CAT/XAT. A total of 48 questions in 60 mins would be a great attempt. Although geometry and numbers were in majority, the absence of Algebra made it a level game for non-engineers as well. Some students got only one question in Geometry along with an increased amount of Arithmetic questions. DI sets had some lengthy calculations. The trick would have been to identify the ones that have short calculations and less complex data sets.

 Language Skills

The information on the right gives a brief idea about the break-up of questions in this section. The exact number of questions would vary from one set to another. Some questions were based directly on vocabulary. With at least 2 lengthy RCs, finishing the 32 questions in this section, in 22 minutes is not an easy task. A student would have had to get at least 18-20 questions right to clear the cut-off.

Logical Reasoning

As you can see, most of the types were covered in this section. The trick was to find the sitters and get them over with. 40 questions in 38 minutes is quite a challenge considering that students could get stuck at certain questions. At least 20 correct questions would have been necessary to clear the cut-offs. The trick would have been to not get stuck on a set for too long and move on to the next question.

NMAT 2014 Analysis

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a gateway to one of the reputed MBA colleges in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. It is an online test, which is conducted in several Indian cities. The exam consists of three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Attention: The internal data of table “127” is corrupted!

Time period – 2.5 months (5th October- 18th December)
Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

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 as except RC all other questions were independent. The average attempt of this section should have been 20-24 questions.Considering the large number of vocabulary questions in the section (synonym, antonym, fill in the blanks and analogies), it can be safely said that the section could have been managed within the time limit, but only if you were well prepared with vocab.The exam also featured a number of questions on the correct usage of prepositions this year. There were also a couple of Reading Comprehensions, which were of easy to moderate level, featuring mainly direct questions.

Quantitative Skills.

 

This section was quite surprising as it included a combination of Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation. DI & DS questions were quite time consuming. There were 60 minutes allotted to solve 48 questions. The average attempt should have been 27- 30 right questions.a few unique questions made an appearance, but these were far and few in between. In general, the exam featured a uniform mix of questions from Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic, P&C and Probability.The exam also featured three Data Interpretation sets. These sets required a fair amount of calculation work. Also, the paper had a fair number of Data Sufficiency questions (based uniformly on various QA topics).

Logical reasoning:

 

The reasoning section in NMAT was a mix of Logical Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning. The section had 40 questions that have to be solved in 38 minutes. Overall, the level of questions in this section was easy to moderate.The logical reasoning portion of the exam featured questions on logical sets, Venn diagrams, blood relations and series identification. The non-verbal reasoning portion of the exam featured questions on input-output, signs and symbols, coding-decoding and syllogisms. In verbal reasoning, there were questions on critical reasoning, assumptions, courses of action, arguments and cause and effect – based reasoning. The average attempt should have been 22-24 questions. Overall the difficulty level was easy- moderate.

NMAT 2013 Analysis

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a gateway to one of the reputed MBA colleges in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. It is an online test, which is conducted in several Indian cities. The exam consists of three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Attention: The internal data of table “127” is corrupted!

Time period – 2.5 months (5th October- 17th December)
Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

Quantitative Ability

DI was quite tougher than QA as questions were based on data sufficiency. Most of the questions were based on bar, line graph as well as multiple graphs. The difficulty level of questions were of easy to moderate. As this sections was time consuming the calculations were intensive. It consisted of 48 questions in 60 min.This year it has remained similar in all the slots with all the slots having 22 questions of Quantitative Aptitude, 6 questions of Data Sufficiency and 20 questions.

Logical reasoning 

The Difficulty level was moderate. It included a mix of usual mix of strengthening, weakening, assumption questions on critical reasoning. The LR section was time consuming. It consisted of 40 questions to be attempted in 60 min.Also attempt the syllogisms, statement conclusion and strong/weak argument questions. There are 2-3 questions of each of these types and most of them are easy to score in. Mathematical reasoning questions in NMAT are easy except for the series/pattern questions, which are really tough. There are a couple of input /output questions which can be tedious and are best left for later. So you should attempt Data Arrangement, Blood relations questions first and series-based questions later.

Verbal ability

The questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level. This section consisted of 32 questions to be solved in 22 minutes.This section was easy, if taken as a whole.This year this particular section just required a proper knowledge of English Grammar to do well and score high. The various topics covered under this section were:Para jumbles ,Cloze tests,Fill in the blanks,Synonyms,Antonyms,English usage,Analogies. Besides there were 2 reading comprehension passages.

NMAT 2012 Analysis

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a gateway to one of the reputed MBA colleges in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. It is an online test, which is conducted in several Indian cities. The exam consists of three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Attention: The internal data of table “127” is corrupted!

Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

Language Skills

Any candidate having a basic knowledge of grammar could have excelled this section as it was quite easy. The reading comprehension passages were of moderate level.The section included questions on Para jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, English usage, Synonyms, Antonyms, and 2 Reading comprehension passages that were of moderate level. A good attempt would have been of 32 questions in the given time.

Quantitative Skills

This section entirely consisted of topics of mathematics. The difficulty level was easy to moderate. Average attempt would have been 48 questions in the time allotted of 60 minutes.The topics that were included in this section were Data Interpretation, AP, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Data Sufficiency, Linear and quadratic equations, Time & work, Time speed and distance, Menstruation, Co-ordinate geometry, Number system, etc. A student could have attempted 48 questions in the given time.

Logical reasoning

The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. The average attempt should have been 22-24 questions. Overall the difficulty level was easy- moderate.The section involved basic logical reasoning sets that included topics on Set theory, Blood Relations, Coding Decoding, Series, Data Input/output, Statement assumptions, Statement argument, Statement conclusion, passage inference, etc. One could easily attempt 40 questions in the given time.

NMAT 2011 Analysis

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a gateway to one of the reputed MBA colleges in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. It is an online test, which is conducted in several Indian cities. The exam consists of three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Attention: The internal data of table “127” is corrupted!

Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

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.A student having basic knowledge of grammar could have excelled in this section. The section included questions on Grammar, Reading Comprehension and English Usage. A good attempt would have been of 32 questions in the given time. 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.More weight age was given to co-ordinate geometry. It also included Data interpretation. Questions on DI were based on various graphs like Bar Graph, Tables, and Venn Diagram. Level was a bit difficult and tricky. A student could have attempted 48 questions in the given time.

Logical reasoning

 

The difficulty level was easy- moderate. The section involved basic logical reasoning sets that included topics on Assertion & Reason, Syllogisms, Implication, Judgment, etc. One could easily attempt 40 questions in the given time.

NMAT 2010 Analysis

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a gateway to one of the reputed MBA colleges in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. It is an online test, which is conducted in several Indian cities. The exam consists of three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Attention: The internal data of table “127” is corrupted!

Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Time Allocated: 2 Hours

Logical Reasoning

LR section consisted of 40 questions which could be solved in 30-35 minutes as this section was easy to solve but few questions made it time consuming. The cut off for this section could be 28-30 questions with 90% accuracy.It involved basic logical reasoning sets that included topics on blood relation, syllogism, input/output, direction, decoding, action, assertion, assumption, conclusion, matrix, Venn diagram, sitting arrangement, critical reasoning, odd man out, etc.

Verbal ability

The VA section consisted of 40 questions which could be solved in 35-40 min. The Difficulty level was easy to moderate. The RC passages was quite easy & short. Fill in the blanks based on preposition were bit tricky. There were synonyms and antonyms of words like petulant, admonition, emphasis etc. An overall attempt of 22-24 questions with 90% accuracy could be an ideal attempt to score a decent percentile.

Quantitative Ability   

Unexpectedly the questions from number were tricky whereas questions from Data sufficiency were easy but time consuming.The level of this section was moderate. There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation including questions on Line graphs, Pie chart & Bar graphs questions were on data sufficiency. Rest were on averages, mixture, percentages, profit & loss, time & work, Speed Distance time, simple and compound interest, quadratic equation, geometry, etc. The questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level. This section consisted of 48 questions to be solved in 38 minutes.