Core areas to focus on to crack NMAT 2015

Core areas to focus on to crack NMAT 2015

Core areas to focus on to crack NMAT 2015

NMIMS Selection process consists of two stages  and has three components. Based on the performance in the NMAT examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Duration of the NMAT written Test will be 120 Minutes and comprises of questions from following sections. Given below is the section-wise breakup of the NMAT paper along with the individual cut-offs of the respective sections:

Sr . No. Sections Number of Questions Time Duration Cut-off
1 Language Skills 32 22 Minutes 55
2 Quantitative Skills 48 60 Minutes 61
3 Logical Reasoning 40 38 Minutes 74
  Total 120 120 209


Important 5 Points to be remembered by the students:

  • Students need to clear sectional as well as overall cut-off to qualify for GD/PI.
  • No negative marking is there
  • NMAT is more of a speed-based test rather than a test of knowledge. Candidates need to attempt 120 questions in 120 minutes. Each section is timed (Details given in the table above)
  • Each question carries three marks.
  • Work experience in executive/management capacity will be preferred while shortlisting of candidates for GD/PI.


Here’s a detailed section-wise areas to focus on for NMAT 2015

[Based on the 2014 NMAT paper]

Quantitative Aptitude + Data Interpretation

Difficulty level: Moderate
Important areas: Geometry, Arithmetic and DI

The section had at least one question from each topic under QA and DI.  The topics covered include algebra, arithmetic, averages, coordinate geometry, geometry, modern maths, number system, percentage, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, time and distance, time and work. Apart from it, there was a good balance of questions between Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. Overall, NMAT is a predictable paper. A correct attempt of 30 to 35 questions can be termed a good score.


Verbal Ability + Reading Comprehension

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Important areas: Vocab, Fill in the blanks and Speed in RC.

This section bordered between easy to moderate and will  be quite similar to NMAT last year paper pattern. Speed is important in Verbal section. There were a total of four Parajumbles, two to three Reading Comprehensions of 350 word each with four questions. A correct attempt of 25 – 28 questions can be termed a good score.


Logical & Analytical Reasoning

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Important areas: Verbal Reasoning, Logical Analytical Puzzles and Coding decoding.

This section too had questions from almost every possible topic– arrangements, assumption based questions, blood relations, coding decoding, direction sense, puzzles, sequences & series, strengthening & weakening.

The section was easy but due to the range of questions, it is better to rate it as moderate. Around 30 to 32 attempts with 90 % accuracy is a good score.

Core areas to focus on to crack NMAT 2015

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