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NMAT 2018 Preparation Tips

By: Sakshi Awasthi on September 14, 2018

The NMAT Score is accepted for admissions in full-time postgraduate management programmes offered by NMIMS Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. NMAT Score is also accepted by other B-schools such as Alliance University, Amity University, ICFAI University, Thapar University and many others.

The candidate can take the examination 3 times during an academic year but there should be a gap of 15 days between two attempts. If the candidate is not satisfied with his/her performance in the first attempt, then he can appear for other attempts by following the guidelines mentioned by the institute. 

Both General Preparation Tips and Section wise preparation tips of NMAT has been mentioned for the ease of the student- 

Section- Wise Preparation Tips

  1. Language Proficiency:

    The NMAT Language Proficiency features Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Vocabulary and Para Jumbles in an almost equal proportion. In Verbal Ability, the questions are direct and knowledge-based, rather than being inference-based. So, the Vocabulary part and other direct questions assume importance here. Normal Lewis's Word Power Made Easy is strongly advised for those keen on the improvement of their vocabulary. For grammar, the classic High School Grammar by Wren and Martin is a tried and tested companion. 
  2. Quantitative Ability:

    One can start with Class 5-10 NCERT books, Arun Sharma's Quant book can be really helpful.
  3. Logical ReaReasoning:

    Aggarwal's books on Logical Reasoning. In the NMAT exam pattern, Data Interpretation may be heavy on calculations but is quite easy.

General Preparation Tips:

Analyze Your Strengths And Weaknesses

In order to start the thorough preparation, one must be aware of the areas where they need to work really hard. Analysing the strong as well as the weak areas is very important. They also give you a perspective of how well you are prepared.

Steps to begin with

After identifying the areas you need to work hard on, one can start the preparations as soon as possible. One may start targeting the topics by:

  • Begin with the solved examples in the book, then move on to the unsolved questions
  • Refer to different books and solve all the questions, even if they are repetitive
  • Take mock tests. They are easily available online.
  • Don't forget to resort to previous year's NMAT papers

Revise your Fundamentals

Candidates must be thorough with the fundamentals and must revise all the basic concepts. This enables them to consolidate the preparations for the exam.

Time Management

Even if the sections are time bounded or not, time management is very important. Completing any particular portion of a subject or topic in an assigned time period is necessary. Try to manage the manage even when you are practicing for the exam.

NMAT 2018 Syllabus

NMAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:







  • Number System
  • HCF
  • LCM
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Age Calculation
  • Time & Work
  • Distances
  • Theory of Equations
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Sequence & Series
  • Angles
  • Lines
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Areas and Volumes – Rectangles
  • Squares
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Cubes
  • Cones
  • Spheres
  • Pipes and Cistern
  • Maxima and Minima
  • Function
  • Trigonometric Ratios
  • Heights and Distances

NMAT Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Language Skills Syllabus:

NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The NMAT Exam Pattern is prescribed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The NMAT Exam Pattern will enable the candidate to understand the type of questions asked, number of questions asked, marking scheme, time duration and many other aspects of the examNMAT examination is a computer-based examination and the time duration of the same is 120 minutes. The question paper will be carrying 120 questions and the candidate must answer each question within a minute to complete the NMAT examination according to the prescribed time. 

NMAT is a 2-hour test containing multiple choice questions. There are three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Each section is individually timed. 

NMAT Exam pattern is as follows:

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