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NMAT Preparation Tips by Simran Parmar

Last Updated - September 17, 2016

Simran appeared for NMAT in 2013, she secured 92 rank in it. She is pursuing her studies from Shobhaben Pratap Bhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management. She says, solving previous years’ papers helps in performing well in exam. She further added, practicing on the daily basis is the only way in developing skills.

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Ques. The Institutes that offered you Admission? 

Ans. While filling the NMAT application form, we had to specify which college we want to get into. So as SPPSPTM (Shobhaben Pratap Bhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management) was the only school I applied to get into, I received an admission letter from it.

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Ques. How would you rate the following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

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Ques. How did you manage your NMAT preparation along with your Graduation studies/working hours?  

Ans. The NMAT exam included subjects like Mathematics, English and logical Aptitude. My NMAT exam was scheduled on May 12, which was a few days after my board exams got over. I studied the entire year for my exams but whenever I got time I used to solve papers of other management colleges that included questions from these subjects. After my graduation got over I studied for NMAT on a regular basis. So it wasn’t that difficult.

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Ques. What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?   

Ans. I am pretty strong in English, so studying for that was not a problem. Mathematics is a subject where I had to work really hard for. So I practiced basic mathematics problems regularly and took help from few of my friends. Logic was a subject where I came across for the first time. So I looked at solved problems and then tried to solve similar problems to understand the concept.

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Ques. What is your Five Point Rule to excel NMAT 2016?

Ans. My five point rule to excel at NMAT are-

1. Focus

2. Know what you want

3. Practice as much as you can

4. Work on your weakness

5. Have faith in yourself

Ques. What Mock Papers did you take?

Ans. I just practiced using the NMAT sample papers available online and I also prepared from the TIME institute question papers that I borrowed from a friend. All these things helped me a lot.

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Ques. Websites you followed regularly for practicing sample papers and get updates

Ans. I just tried the 2-3 sample papers available online at the NMIMS website.

Ques. Language Skills: Discuss the Strategy and Books you followed for this section.   

Ans. I used the ISC English language book to practice language questions such as active passive sentences, phrase usages, Comprehensive passages etc.

Ques. Quantitative Skills: Discuss the Strategy and Books you followed for this section.   

Ans. The booklets available from the TIME institute classes. I just practiced different types of numericals a lot so that I could attempt all sorts of questions. Practicing on a daily basis was the only way to succeed in building such skills.

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Ques. Logical Reasoning: Discuss the Strategy and Books you followed for this section.   

Ans. Logical reasoning was a topic on which I didn’t work ever. So it was something completely new for me. I used the questions available from TIME institute for logical reasoning and a few other commerce books. These books really helped me understand the different types of questions that can be asked. A few videos on YouTube also helped to understand the various types of problems.

Ques. Share your thoughts on the Strategy for the aspirant who is starting two months before the exam.

Ans. First of all it’s not a big deal starting just 2 months before the exams. You can still do as well or probably even better than the others. Just keep working on your weakness and keep practicing sums and questions from different books so that you are well aware about the sort of questions that can be asked to you. Stay focused.

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