NMAT 2017 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) will release the notification and exam pattern forNMAT 2018 on its official website www.nmat.org.in. The information brochure along with NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern will be released in the month of July 2018.
NMAT by GMAC will comprise of multiple choice questions (MCQs) i.e. objective type questions. NMAT 2018 is a computer based test i.e. mode of exam is online.
NMAT 2018 is a national level entrance exam. The standard of the entrance test will be that of Higher Secondary (10+2 or equivalent exam).
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is conducted by GMAC for admission into the first year of various PG Management courses in NMIMS and various participating institutes across India for the academic year 2018-2019.
NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern will give applicants an idea about what to expect in the exam. The details about various aspects related to the entrance exam like the mode of the test, time duration of the exam, type of questions that will be asked in the test, marking scheme, total number of questions, etc. are given in the following table:
|Exam Mode||Online (computer based test)|
|Question Paper type||Objective (MCQs)|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Total no. of questions||120|
|Marks awarded for correct answer||+3|
|Exam duration||2 hours|
|Medium of language||English|
NMAT 2018 will be a computer based test (CBT). The question paper will be available in English only. It will comprise of 120 objective questions to be solved within 120 minutes.
The question paper will be segregated into 3 sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Skills. Each section will have to be solved within a stipulated period of time. The students can proceed to the next section if they finish a section beforehand but the remaining time cannot be used for other sections. Aspirants can choose the order of attempting the sections at the beginning of the exam. The maximum marks a candidate can score in NMAT 2018 are 120. Aspirants must choose the most appropriate answer out of 5 alternative options.
This section will test the aspirant’s knowledge in English language. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 32. This section has to be solved within 22 minutes.
This section will assess the basic mathematical ability of students. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 48. This section is considered to be relatively a scoring section and the time limit is 60 minutes. The difficulty level for this section is 10+2 level.
The logical skills section is designed to evaluate the understanding of patterns from the data given and to test the visualization power of aspirants. This section will comprise of 40 questions to be answered within 38 minutes.
|Sr. No||Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Time in Minutes|
Applicants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance exam. There has been no change in the marking scheme of NMAT 2018 and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. The marking scheme is stated as follows:
The qualifying marks for NMAT 2018 will be decided by the organizing body, NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies). Candidates should note that they must qualify both, section wise and total cut-off marks to be eligible for admission to various management programs. Those applicants who do not score the minimum stipulated marks will not qualify and hence will not be short-listed for the Case Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.
The syllabus for NMAT 2018 is based English, Mathematics and Logic of Higher Secondary or 10+2 level knowledge. It will be as decided by GMAC for every section. Applicants must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam. The section wise syllabus is given as follows:
Aspirants must have a good command over the English language and communication skills in order to acquire admission in the MBA or the PGDM programs. The language skills section assesses an aspirant’s command over the language and grammar skills. It will also consist of 2 to 4 passages based on which the students must answer the questions that follow. NMAT 2018 is designed to evaluate the comprehension and grammar skills of the candidate. It is deemed to be a difficult section as the time limit of 22 minutes requires fast and accurate answers. The main topics of this section are:
|Language Skills||Objective General English 10,000+ questions||R.S. Aggarwal|
NMAT 2018 is a time bound computer based test and it tests the candidate’s speed and accuracy in the Quantitative Skills section. This section assesses the student’s ability to apply mathematical concepts to solve real time problems. It is the most scoring section of the exam. The difficulty level for this section is of 10+2 level. The important topics along with some major sub-topics for NMAT 2018 syllabus for the section are as follows:
|Quantitative Skills||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha||-|
The logical reasoning section of NMAT 2018 assesses the aspirant’s ability to analyze basic logical questions which require a reasoning aptitude to understand and solve. Questions are designed so as to measure the ability of drawing logical conclusions based on arguments or statements and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of those arguments. This section consists of abstract, diagrammatic, inductive reasoning questions and shape sequences and logical patterns. The important topics of this section are as stated below:
|Logical Skills||A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
Aspirants must ensure that they follow some rules and regulations to maintain the decorum of the exam hall and to ensure that the examination proceeds properly.
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