NPAT 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies conducts the ‘NMIMS Programs after Twelfth’ (NPAT) examination for entrance to various Undergraduate Degree and Integrated Degree Programs every year annually. The registration for the examination for the year 2017-2017 would begin from **March 10, 2017** and the last date of registration is **May 3, 2017.** The written test will be held on **May 14 & 15, 2017.**

The **NPAT 2017** exam will consist of objective type questions divided into 3 sections. There is negative marking on every incorrect answer. The duration for the NPAT 2017 exam is 2 hours.

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The NMIMS NPAT exam consists of objective type multiple choice questions. No descriptive type of questions is asked in the exam. The composite time for the entire test is 120 minutes (2 hours). There will be a total of **150** questions which will be divided equally in the 3 parts/ sections. These sections are:

- Proficiency in English Language,
- Quantitative & Numerical Ability,
- Reasoning & General Intelligence.

Each of the question in the exam carries 1 mark. The correct marked answer will be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong answer ¼ mark will be deducted. Given below table shows the number of questions asked from each section and the time allotted to the **NPAT 2017 exam**.

Subject | No. of Questions | Time in Minutes |
---|---|---|

Proficiency in English Language | 50 | 120 minutes (2 hours) for the entire test |

Quantitative & Numerical Ability | 50 | |

Reasoning & General Intelligence | 50 | |

Total | 150 |

As the questions in **NPAT 2017** are based on the reasoning and qualitative skills, therefore, candidates can prepare for the **NPAT 2017** easily by going through its syllabus. Given below is the NPAT 2017 Syllabus in brief according to the sections.

**Language Skills-**Reading Comprehension, Passages, Poems, Synonyms, Antonyms, Dictionary meaning of different words, Syntax & correct grammar and Language usage & their rules.**Quantitative & Numerical Ability-**Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, 2D and 3D Geometry and Statistics, Line Graph, Bar Graph, Tables and Pie Chart.**Reasoning & General Intelligence-**Coding and Decoding, Strong arguments & Weak arguments, Series, Family tree, Multi-dimensional arrangements and Puzzles.

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The NPAT Exam in the year 2015 was a 2 hour paper comprising of **150 questions,** spread over 3 sections – Proficiency in English Language, Quantitative & Numerical Ability and Reasoning & General Intelligence. Each question was followed by 5 options, out of which only 1 is correct. Each correct attempt would fetch 1 mark while each incorrect attempt would reduce the score by 0.25 marks.

It was suggested that the English section was fairly easy. The reasoning section was marked average on the scale of difficulty level of the exam. The Mathematics section was quite difficult and lengthy too. The overall difficulty level of the exam was predicted as moderate.

It was predicted that most of the candidates could not finish the **NPAT exam** on time as the overall paper was very lengthy. Only few candidates could attempt more than **130** questions. The average number of questions attempted by the candidates were in the range of **80-120.**

The break-up of the paper is given in the following table:

Section | Number of Questions | Suggested Time (in minutes) |
---|---|---|

Proficiency in English Language | 50 | 30 – 35 |

Quantitative and numerical ability | 50 | 40 – 45 |

Reasoning & General Intelligence | 50 | 35 – 40 |

Total | 150 | 120 |

This section can be placed at easy– moderate on the scale of difficulty level. The section consisted of 50 questions which could be attempted within 30 minutes. A score of about 38-42 in this section was considered a good score. The question wise distribution of the number of questions asked in this section and the difficulty level is given in the following table.

Topic | Number of Questions | Difficulty Level |
---|---|---|

Reading Comprehension | 10 | Easy to Average |

Fill in the Blanks: in form of a passage | 5 | |

English Grammar - general questions | 10 | |

Sentence Correction | 10 | |

Jumbled Sentences | 5 | |

Synonyms / Antonyms | 10 |

This section can be described in two words: difficult and lengthy. The questions in this section were asked on the topics- Profit and Loss, Mean, Median & Mode, Standard Deviation, Time, Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixture & Solution, Allegations, Simple & Compound interest, Mensuration, Geometry, Algebra (Linear & Quadratic Equation), Coordinate Geometry, Probability. The questions on Data Interpretation were calculation intensive and as a result, a little time-consuming.

A score of about 40-43 in this section was considered a good score. Question wise distribution of the number of questions asked in this section and the difficulty level is given in the following table:

Topic | No. of Questions | Difficulty level |
---|---|---|

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph on Exports & Imports) | 4 (1 Set) | Difficult |

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart + Table) | 4 (1 Set) | |

Data Interpretation (Table) | 5 (1 Set) | |

Mensuration | 3 | |

Geometry | 5 | |

Coordinate Geometry | 2 | |

Algebra (Quadratic Equations) | 4 | |

Algebra (Linear Equations) | 4 | |

Algebra (Functions and Inequalities) | 3 | |

Arithmetic and Geometric Progression | 2 | |

Arithmetic | 5 | |

Simplification | 2 | |

Mean, Median and Mode | 5 | |

Permutation & Combination and Probability | 2 |

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The level of difficulty of this section was marked moderate. There were mixed questions on Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning. A score of about 33-37 in this section was considered a good score. The question wise distribution of the number of questions asked in this section and the level of difficulty is given in the following table-

Topic | No. of Questions | Difficulty level |
---|---|---|

Mathematical Inequalities | 6 | Medium to Difficult |

Course of Action | 1 | |

Decision Making | 3 | |

Syllogism | 6 | |

Critical Reasoning | 4 | |

Data Sufficiency | 5 | |

Input Output | 6 | |

Linear Arrangement | 6 (1 Set) | |

Circular Arrangement | 6 (1 Set) | |

Analytical Reasoning | 5 (1 Set) | |

Statement Inference/Reasoning | 2 |

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- NPAT 2017 exam consists the questions based on Reasoning and English proficiency. These 2 sections form the major part of
**NPAT 2017 exam**syllabus. There are plenty of good books available in the market. Candidates can plan their study from any good preparatory books proficient in English Language, Quantitative & Numerical Ability and Reasoning & General Intelligence. - To begin with, the applicants can brush up their formulae and fundamentals of Mathematics from their class 10
^{th}and 12^{th}books. To prepare well for English section, applicants can prefer books like ‘Wren and Martin’. - Usually the Mathematics Section is seen lengthy and difficult one, therefore candidates must increase the speed by solving more and more question papers or sample papers of any entrance exam.
- Some candidates compare the
**NPAT exam**with**CAT**. They believe that the faster they can reason and solve the questions; it would reflect their accuracy in solving questions and may result in increase their score. - The difficulty level of NPAT exam is equivalent to SAT, which generally varies from easy to moderate, with few difficult questions.
- Therefore, to clear the NPAT 2017 exam successfully and get a decent rank, candidates must be able to solve the questions quickly and correctly. This can be done by solving mock test, so that the candidates can get accustomed to the NPAT 2017 paper pattern and the level of difficulty.
- Candidates can spend 2-3 minutes in analysing the question paper as it prepares the candidates to come up with the strategy to solve the question paper efficiently.

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