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BUMAT 2017 Exam Pattern

The BUMAT 2017 examination is to be held on June 5, 2017. The applicants appearing in and qualifying this examination is allowed to take admission to BBA/BCA course in the various colleges listed under BVDU. The BUMAT 2017 pattern should be carefully examined before preparing for BUMAT. It usually contains 200 multiple choice questions divided into 4 sections. The BUMAT 2017 examination will be conducted offline. The conducting body (BVDU) evaluates the candidate’s ability to apply his/her prior knowledge to critically analyze and solve various problems through this examination. Further the candidates of the BUMAT examination are assessed for their problem solving skills within a definite time of 2 & ½ hours.

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Important highlights of BUMAT 2017 examination pattern

There are various important features of BUMAT 2017 examination pattern that an applicant should keep in mind. The table below details a summary of BUMAT 2017 examination.

Number of sections in BUMAT 2017 question paper4
Types of sections in BUMAT 2017 question paperNumerical aptitude Logical aptitude Verbal reasoning Reading comprehension.
Total time for BUMAT 2017 examination2 hours 30 minutes
Sectional duration37 minutes 5 seconds (approx)
Time for each question1 minute 33 seconds (approx)
Type of questionsMultiple choice questions (MCQs)
Is there any negative marking?No
Mode of BUMAT 2017 examinationOffline(pen-paper)

BUMAT 2017 Syllabus and Preparation tips

The BUMAT 2017 syllabus usually pertains to 10+2 level. In addition it might also include similar questions asked in other competitive examinations like SSC or SSLC. Following the BUMAT 2017 examination pattern, the syllabus for BUMAT-2017 can be divided into four subdivisions. Each subdivision concentrates in assessing different abilities of the applicant.

1. Numerical aptitude

It determines the mathematical ability of the candidate and tests various aspects such as:

1. His/her ability to work out the basic numerical problems and simple statistical numerical.

2. Carry out various problems on ratio and proportion.

3. Assess the candidate’s knowledge of fundamental mathematical formulas.

4. Test their speed and accuracy.

5. Ability to interpret -graphs and charts and other forms of data interpretation etc.

Level of study: 10+2/SSC/SSLC

Preparation tip: The students can refer to books on numerical aptitude available for other management examinations such as SSC, CAT and MAT. They are advised to go through 10+2 mathematics books.

2. Logical/reasoning aptitude

This test is designed to obtain an insight to the student’s ability to think and solve various problems logically and analytically. It tests the candidate’s capability of structured thinking and solving the given questions.

The questions basically comprises:

  1. Coding -decoding
  2. symbols and notations,
  3. Number and letter patterns and series
  4. Number and Letter analogies
  5. Analytical puzzles
  6. Cubes, clock, calendars, logical sequence, logical matching, etc.

Preparation tip: For this the student should be habitual of practicing and solving various books on logical and abstract reasoning available for SSC, CAT.

3. Verbal ability

This section is devised to estimate the student’s command over the English language.

It usually contains miscellaneous questions about:

  1. Grammar (Tenses, Voice, Speech etc.)
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Synonyms(Similar meanings) and antonyms(opposite meanings)
  4. Sentence correction and completion
  5. Homonyms
  6. Use of appropriate words
  7. Idioms and phrases
  8. Prepositions
  9. Use of articles etc.

Preparation tip: The students can refer to various books on vocabulary and usage and grammar books like Wren and Martin.

4. Reading comprehension

This portion analyses how effectively a candidate can read a given passage, analyze and apprehend the content in it. It aims to test the ability of the candidates to derive and express the meaning of the content given in the passage.

To attempt this section a student should make the habit of solving questions based on comprehension to increase their words read per minute (w.p.m.) speed and the speed of comprehending a passage.

BUMAT 2017 Exam Pattern

The BUMAT 2017 pattern comprises of 200 questions categorized into four sections. The student is provided 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the examination. The pattern of BUMAT 2017 examination includes multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question will carry 1 mark. There is no negative marking for wrong answer. The number of questions assigned to each section in BUMAT 2017 pattern are as follows:


Approximate time to solve each question: 1 minute and 33 seconds.

Various instructions to follow on the day of BUMAT 2017 examination

The students are required to abide by certain instructions on the day of the BUMAT 2017 examination i.e. June 5, 2017.

  1. Reporting time: The students should arrive at their respective test center mentioned in their admit card 30 minutes before the commencement of examination.
  2. The students should take the seat in the examination hall stating their respective Roll No mentioned in their admit card 10 minutes before the commencement of examination.
  3. No candidate is allowed to enter the examination hall 30 minutes after the commencement of examination.

Instructions for filling the answer sheet/OMR sheet of BUMAT 2017

While filling the OMR sheet the students should follow the instructions mentioned in the question booklet and accordingly fill the details. Any misappropriation of OMR sheet will lead to rejection of the student from the BUMAT examination.

  1. Each multiple choice question has 4 options. In the OMR sheet, the student should darken the circle corresponding to the most appropriate or the correct answer.
  2. The students should use a HB pencil or a Blue or Black Ball Point pen
  3. If the students is using a HB pencil, he/she can change the answer by properly erasing the previous answer. Otherwise, if the student is using ball point pen marking two answers will invalidate the question.
  4. The answers being marked with tick marks will also be considered invalid.
  5. The students must correctly fill his Roll No, Test booklet No, Name and go through the instructions given at the top of the OMR sheet.




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