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NMAT 2019 Paper Analysis

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on September 03, 2019

NMAT Exam Analysis helps students understand the pattern of the question paper and the type of questions asked in the examination. Previous years' question papers were stuck to a predictable pattern and there were no changes made in the pattern. It helped students gather motivation and appear in the examination with confidence.

NMAT 2019 Examination is scheduled to be conducted from 4th October 2019 to 17th December 2019 and the registration window closes on 3rd October 2019

Sections

No. of Questions

Allotted Time (in minutes)

Difficulty Level

Language Skills

32

22

Moderate

Quantitative Skills

48

60

Easy-Moderate

Logical Reasoning

40

38

Easy Moderate

Total

120

120

Easy-Moderate

Paper Analysis of NMAT 2018

Students who appeared in NMAT 2018 did not witness any huge changes in NMAT Exam Pattern. The question paper fulfilled students' expectations of difficulty level. The questions were moderately difficult, and the questions asked in the examination were predicted.

Analysis of Logical Reasoning Section

This section is assumed as one of the easy topics and it helps students score well throughout the examination. Though the questions are of easy-moderate type, solving them becomes a tough nut to crack.

The section comprises of 40 questions with the allotted time of 22 minutes.

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Analytical and Logical Reasoning

There were total 25 questions asked from Analytical and Logical Reasoning Area, and the questions asked in the section were comparatively predictable. A brief summary of what type of questions were asked during the examination is given below:

  • There were two LR sets that were of easy level.
  • Questions based on machine input and output.
  • Questions based on Blood Relation.
  • Coding and Decoding Questions.

Verbal Logic

There were 15 question asked from this area out of which seven questions came under critical reasoning type.

  • Short and Easy Paragraphs
  • Two decision making paragraphs

Area of Questions

No. of Questions

Venn Diagrams, Set Theory, and Series based

3

Mathematical Puzzles

2

Missing Number and Visual Reasoning

3

Input/output

4

Arrangement and Puzzle

8

Syllogism

1

Statement-Assumption

1

Course of Action/Decision Making

2

Statement Conclusion

2

Statement-Argument

2

Critical Reasoning

7

Blood Relation

2

Coding

3

Total

40

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Analysis of Quantitative Skills Section

The section comprises of 48 questions and while we look into the pattern of NMAT 2018, the questions were of easy-moderate level. There were more questions from Arithmetic and lesser from the other parts.

One other topic named Number Systems made it clearly difficult by just being present in the question paper.

  • Data Sufficiency comprised of questions mainly from Number System, Profit and Loss, and Average.
  • Time and Work questions were easy.
  • Arithmetic Progression questions consumed more time than the expected.
  • 5 Data Interpretation Sets included Pie Chart, Line Graph, Mixed Graphs, and Tables.

Area of Questions

No. of Questions

Data Interpretation

20 (5 sets and 4 questions from each)

Data Sufficiency

5

Permutation and Combination

2

Probability

2

Mensuration

1

Geometry

1

Logarithm

2

Progression

2

Number System

3

Percentage

1

Averages

1

Profit and Loss

3

Ration and Proportion

2

Time and Work

1

Simple Interest and Compound Interest

2

Total

48

Analysis of Language Skills Section

The Language Skills Section comprises of 32 questions in total and it analyzes candidates' knowledge of English language. Its tests their knowledge of English Grammar, Understanding of usage of punctuation, and Vocabulary.

Reading Comprehension portion analyzes students' ability to read the entire passage in the given time and infer the hidden meaning of it.

Following is the list of number and type of questions asked during the examination:

Area of Questions

No. of Questions

Cloze Test

4

Analogy

4

Antonym

2

Synonym

1

Vocabulary

1 (2 Fill in the Blanks each)

Common Confusable

2 (2 Fill in the Blanks each)

Preposition Based

1 (2 Fill in the Blanks each)

Prepositions

2 (1 Blank each- 3 Sentences)

Error Spotting

3

Para Jumbles

4 (4 Sentences

Reading Comprehension Passages

8 (2 Passages, 4 questions from each)

Total

32

 

  • The questions asked in this section were of moderately difficult level.
  • The no. of analogy questions increased from 1 to 4 as compared to NMAT 2017.
  • Two Reading Comprehensions somehow made it difficult to complete the section in allotted time due to their lengthy paragraphs.
  • One of the passages was based on cloud computing and the other was about Dinosaurs.
  • Four para jumbled questions showed easy level of difficulty.
  • The remaining other questions were based on English Grammar.

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