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NMIMS NPAT 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - May 14, 2017

NPAT 2017(NMIMS Programs After Twelfth) is the official entrance test for admissions to Undergraduate Degree and Integrated Degree Programs (Academic session 2017-18) .being offered by constituent schools of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of UGC act 1956) at Mumbai, Shirpur, Bengaluru, Indore and Navi Mumbai Campuses. NPAT (MAY  13-14) 2017 exam will be conducted in two shifts  1st shift on May 13,2017 and 2nd shift on May 14, 2017 as mentioned in the official notification.

Students who have appeared for the NPAT MAY 2017 EXAM and are sitting tight waiting for Results can check the accompanying reference Answer Key for correct solution. Students who showed up in NPAT can download the NMIMS NPAT Answer Key and check their answers here.

NPAT Answer Key 2017

The NPAT MAY 2017 Answer Key is a compilation of correct answers to all the questions asked in the examination. Sequence of the appropriate responses in the key will be similar or you can say exactly same as of the questions asked in the exam set wise. NMIMS officially release the answer key for NPAT exam on its website. The students searching down for the appropriate answer keys after giving the NPAT 2017 MBA Exam can download the informal NPAT MAY 2017 Answer Key from the link, mentioned below

  • The NPAT 2017 answer key will be made available in online mode only.
  • Using the answer key, the candidates can draw an idea about their score and chances of seeking admission into NPAT colleges.
  • However, for  NPAT  exam which was held online. It was practically impossible to draft the exact questions asked, so that is entirely based on memorised-based question. But the key doesn’t enlist the questions which were actually not asked in the exam.

NPAT Question Paper 2017

Duration of NPAT MAY 2017 EXAM was 120 minutes where 120 multiple choice questions were asked by the students. All the questions carried equal marks, 1 mark for each correctly marked answer and there was a penalty of 1/4th mark for each wrong answer marked i.e. 0.25 mark for every wrongly marked alternative:

Paper 1

Section Detail No. of QuestionsTime in Minutes
Quantitative & Numerical ability4045
Reasoning & General Intelligence4045
Proficiency in English Language4030

 Paper 2

Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills2030
Observation & Problem Solving2030
General Awareness & Design Sensibility2030

Know About NPAT 2017 Results

NPAT Paper Analysis 2017

As far as difficulty level of NPAT 2016 is concerned, the test takers found the test to be moderately difficult. The students found the quantitative section to be a bit tough as compared to other sections. 

According to the analysis by students review and coaching institutes, English was the easiest section. Quantitative & Numerical Ability or the Maths section was tricky and time consuming. The Logical Reasoning was the balanced section with moderate difficulty level questions. The section wise topics are mentioned below:

Quantitative Ability & Numerical Ability – The difficulty level of this section ranges from difficult to moderate. The questions asked were from the topics like Arithmetic, Mensuration, Geometry and Algebra, Data Interpretation. The questions on Data Interpretation were calculation extensive and time consuming, whereas in arithmetic questions were from the topics of Number Systems, Profit and Loss, Average, Median, Standard Deviation, Time-Speed-Distance, Work/Time, Mixture & Solution/Allegations and Simple/Compound interest. This section also covered topics like Coordinate Geometry and Probability. Data Interpretation questions can be calculation extensive and time consuming. A score of about 27-30 will be considered as a good score in this section.

Proficiency in English Language – The difficulty level of this section was moderate to easy. The questions were divided among Reading Comprehension and English Usage. The other topics from which questions were asked are Para jumbles, Error Spotting, Cloze Test and Fill in the Blanks. A score of about 40-45 will be considered as a good score in this section.

Reasoning and General Intelligence – The difficulty level of this section was moderate. This section had questions from Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning areas. The section included questions on-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Input-Output and Comparison, Critical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Course of Action, Arrangements, Blood Relations, Coding etc. 

The candidates who took the exam felt quantitive ability &numerical ability  tricky in comparison to the other sections.

Here is the NPAT question paper analysis and bifurcation in tabular form for each section described precisely:

Section 1 : Proficiency in English Language40 M
ConstructSub construct 
Error RecognitionRecognising grammatical structure and usage.5
Applied GrammarUsing prepositions, determiners, connectives, tenses appropriately.8
VocabularyGrasping the meaning of underlined words in sentences4
Contextual UsageUsing appropriate words in the given context4
Sequencing of IdeasPutting ideas into logical sequence by putting jumbled sentences in the correct order4
Reading Comprehension (3 in  Passages of 400-500 words with 5 Questions per Passage)Locating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of passage, inferring , getting the central theme, evaluating15
Section 2: Quantitative and Numerical Ability40 M
ConstructSub construct 
Number SystemFractions, Surds and Decimals, Number Series4
ArithmeticPercentages, Profit & Loss, Discount, Compound Interest & Annuities, Ratio & Proportions, Time, Work & Distance, 2 D & 3D Figures- Areas & Volumes16
AlgebraBasic Algebraic Identities, Equations - Linear & Quadratic sequence and Series (AP, GP)8
Sets and FunctionsSets, Operation on Sets and their Applications, using Venn Diagrams, functions4
Elementary Statistics & ProbabilityMean, Mode, and Median, Measures of Dispersion4
TrigonometryTrigonometric Rations, identities, Height and Distances4
Section 3: Reasoning & General Intelligence40 M
ConstructSub construct 
Critical ThinkingDecision Making (Take into cognizance various rules/ conditions and take decisions based upon those rules / conditions) Problem Solving (To analyse the given information and condense all the information in a suitable form and answer the questions asked)10
Verbal-logical reasoningDerive conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on statement of facts5
Data sufficiencyJudge if the information given is sufficient to answer the question or some additional information is required5
Numerical ReasoningVenn Diagram (Identify the class-sub class relationship among given group of items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities6
Data InterpretationBe able to use the information given in graphs and charts to answer questions10
Spatial ReasoningFigure Analogy (Choosing the figure from the alternatives that match with relationship specified by a given figural pair) Figure Matching / Classification (Notice the common quality in figures to be able to match figures or find the odd one out) Figure Series (To discover a pattern in the formation of figures in a sequence to be able to complete the series / identify the missing figures)4

NPAT Cut off 2017

The Cut-off of NPAT 2017 is the minimum marks on the basis of which students can take admission to their preferred participating institutes. The NPAT 2017 Cut-off will be announced by the officials, NMIMS University after the announcement of result.


  • Total number of students who appeared for the test.
  • No. of correct answers marked
  • No. of wrong answer marked
  • The reservation policy of the Institute.
  • The level of difficulty of the exam.
  • Previous year’s cut-off scores/percentile.



NPAT Result 2017

Candidates can check the NMIMS NPAT 2017 result  on the official website. As  the result for different courses will be declared on different dates. The exam conducting authority will be publishing  the result through online mode. On the basis of the performance of the candidate in the entrance exam, the NMIMS NMAT Merit List will be made. Candidates will be called in for the counselling on the basis of merit list.



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