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NMAT Exam Pattern 2017

NMAT Exam Pattern describes the complete paper pattern, marking scheme, total marks, and distribution of marks. This year, the exam pattern for NMAT will not observe any major changes. NMAT is a national level entrance examination which is conducted under the guidance of GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). It is a gateway for admission into PG management programs offered by NMIMS and other institutes accepting NMAT score. 

Here are some key points about NMAT Exam Pattern:

  • NMAT is an online exam where all questions are objective in nature.
  • There are 3 main sections in NMAT viz. Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Skills.
  • The total duration of NMAT exam is 2 hours
  • The total number of questions in NMAT is 120.  
  • Candidates will be given 20 additional minutes before the exam begins, in order to complete the formalities.
  • As for NMAT Marking Scheme, each question carries 1 mark and there is no provision for negative marking.

NMAT 2017 is scheduled between October- December 2017. We suggest all appearing candidates be thorough with NMAT Syllabus, as it will apprise you about all the important chapters and topics. 

Last year, The difficulty level of the exam was observed to be moderate. Owing to the absence of negative marking scheme, NMAT 2017 was more of a speed than the test of one’s accuracy. If a candidate managed to attempt 80 questions withing 120 minutes, it will be considered as a good attempt. Check complete  NMAT Paper Analysis

Must know about NMAT Exam Pattern: 
  • Candidates can choose the order of sections for attempting the exam.
  • If a candidate has completed all the questions of a given section before the allotted time, then he can move to the next section. However, the time left will not be transferred to the next section. 
  • Marks will be calculated for each section separately. Total marks will include overall marks obtained by the candidate in NMAT.

NMAT Exam Pattern for Language Skills

  • Chronologically, the Language Skills section will come first in the series.
  • There will be 32 questions and the applicant has to complete it in a duration of 22 minutes.
  • All questions will be objective in nature.
  • This section is designed to test the language skills of the applicant and questions such as sentence formation, re- arrangement of words will appear in the exam.
  • Questions to test the vocabulary are sure to come in NMAT.
  • The comprehension questions will come and test the ability to comprehend the meaning from a given passage.
  • Questions about the language usage and their rules are also expected to appear in the exam. Testing the understanding of basic grammar is also part of the exam.

Read More About  Language Skills Section in NMAT 2017

NMAT Syllabus for Language Skills

NMAT Syllabus for Language Skills
Language usage and their rulesPara Jumble
Syntax and correct grammarVocabulary
Fill in the blanksIdioms
Reading comprehensionAnonyms  and Synonyms

NMAT Books for Language Skills

NMAT ENGLISH BOOK
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
The Official Guide for NMAT by GMAC Review 2017 GMAC
High School English Grammar and Composition Book (Regular Edition) D,V,Prasada,Rao N 
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis

NMAT Exam Pattern for Quantitative Skills

  • The quantitative section will include 12 questions from Verbal reasoning and 28 questions from logical reasoning.
  • The total time devoted to this section is 60 minutes.
  • The section includes questions on DI (Data Interpretation) and DS (Data Sufficiency).
  • The section involves testing of the basic mathematical ability.
  • Essentially questions will be asked from the mathematics syllabus up to 10th Standard.

Read More  Top NMAT Coaching Centers

NMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Skills

NMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Skills
Data interpretationProblem-solving
Data sufficiencyArithmetic
GeometryModern Mathematics
Number systemsAlgebra

Read More  How to Prepare Quantitative Ability in NMAT 2017?

NMAT Books for Quantitative Skills

NMAT QUANTITATIVE BOOKS
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
MBA-NMAT Narsee Monjee Team of Experts
Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance TestsPeeyush Bhardwaj
Study Notes Material On NMAT (NARSEE MONJEE) Management Aptitude Testsourav sir's classes

NMAT Exam Pattern for Logical Skills

  • The logical reasoning section will account for 40 questions.
  • These questions must be completed in 38 minutes.
  • This section is designed to test the understanding of patterns in the given data.
  • Questions will be asked to test the understanding of code in the given set. They also test the visualization power of the examinee.

Read More About  Logical Reasoning Section in NMAT 2017

NMAT Syllabus for Logical Skills

NMAT Syllabus for Logical Skills
Family treeArrangement
Numeric gridCoding and series
SyllogismsStrong arguments and weak arguments
Venn DiagramStatement-conclusion

NMAT Books for Logical Skills

NMAT LOGICAL BOOKS
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
The Official Guide for NMAT by GMAC Review 2016 GMAC
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal 
MBA (XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP, CMAT) Gautam Puri 

Here is the NMAT exam day tutorial to familiarize yourself about the exam before you start your exam at the test center.


NMAT 2017 Paper Analysis

NMAT 2017 was conducted between October 7- December 20, 2017. The difficulty level of exam was observed to be moderate. Owing to the absence of negative marking scheme, NMAT 2017 was more of a speed test than test of one’s accuracy. If a candidate managed to attempt 80 questions withing 120 minutes, it will be considered as a good attempt. 

NMAT 2017 Overall Difficulty Level

Candidates can refer to the below table to learn about the different section, their no. of questions, duration, difficulty level and possible attempts.

SectionNumber of QuestionsDuration in MinutesDifficulty LevelPossible Attempts
Language Skills3222Moderate25+
Quantitative Skills4860Easy to Moderate28+
Quant26
Data Sufficiency6
Data Interpretation16Moderate to Difficult
Logical Reasoning4038Moderate to Difficult22+
Total120120Moderate80+

Check complete  NMAT Paper Analysis


NMAT Sample Papers 2017

NMAT Sample Papers help give a fair idea about how the actual exam can be expected to be. All candidates appearing forNMAT between October – December, must practice NMAT Question papers as much as possible. It is advisable to get thorough with these beforehand, so that candidates do not get surprised in the actual exam. 

By solving the NMAT Sample Papers, candidates can get familiar with the exam pattern and difficulty level of the actual test. The model papers provided for download are the previous years’ papers. These will help students have better understanding of the exam pattern, before they sit for the exam.

The exam will take place in different slots on different days. The total time duration of NMAT 2017 is 2 hours. As for the NMAT marking scheme, one mark will be awarded for each correct answer option, while there is no negative marking.

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