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NPAT exam 2021 was held in an online platform and it is a CBT (Computer Based Test), where a candidate has to attempt 3 sections in an average time of 100 minutes.  Details of the NMIMS entrance exam is available on the official site of NPAT. Students seeking admission in under graduation courses such as BBA, B. Tech and B. Sc can appear for NPAT. i.e.

Speaking of the previous year’s NMIMS NPAT paper, the level of difficulty has been observed to be moderate. However, due to Covid 19, there were some changes observed in the NPAT previous year papers, it was held in a remote proctored manner meaning students had to attempt the paper from their home. The overall level of difficulty was moderate, with the Quantitative and Numerical Ability on the difficult side, there was a major emphasis on progressions and functions making this section relatively trickier to attempt. Candidates could not switch between sections and they had to attempt the NPAT paper in a format, namely English Section, Reasoning, and Quantitative towards the end. Other than the Quantitative section, the difficulty level in other sections was set at moderate. The level of difficulty for the NPAT engineering paper was set moderately difficult.

NPAT exam pattern of 2021 had a moderate level of difficulty, with the Quantitative and Numerical section being tricky, emphasis on this section of NPAT paper was mainly on Arithmetic, Progressions, Trigonometry, Number Systems, and Functions. The Reasoning section saw many questions based on Spatial Reasoning and Syllogisms. The Verbal section saw many questions on Para-Jumbles and Syllogisms. 

NPAT paper pattern is tabulated below. One should chart their NPAT exam syllabus based on the pattern of NMIMS exam pattern.

NMIMS NPAT 2021 Paper Pattern

Section-wise paper pattern and time allotted is shown below:


SectionNo. of questionsTime allotted (mins)
Quantitative & Numerical Ability40
Reasoning and General Intelligence40
Proficiency in the English language40

Section 1: English Language Analysis

NPAT Exam Analysis 2021 : Question in this section were typically easy and an ideal attempt of 35-38 questions is a good attempt with 90% accuracy. Questions from reading comprehension were easy and the RC topics were from day-to-day life.


TopicNumber of Questions
3 Reading Comprehensions15
(5 questions in each set)
Fill in the blanks based on Prepositions, Tenses, Conjunctions, Vocabulary, etc.10
Para jumbles4
Sentence Correction5
Idioms and Phrases6

Section 2: Logical Reasoning Analysis

NPAT Exam Analysis 2021 : The questions were easy to moderate to solve. A few questions were tricky but doable with a little effort. Attempting 31-34 questions with 90% accuracy is considered good.


TopicNumber of Questions
DI case lets10Pie Chart – 4 Questions
Tables – 4 Questions
Line Graphs – 2 Questions
Venn Diagram5
Mathematical Operations4
Data Sufficiency3
Visual Reasoning3
Statement Argument, Statement Assumption3
Selection Criteria2
Logical Inequalities2
Family Tree2
Circular Arrangement1

Section 3: Quantitative Analysis

NPAT Exam Analysis 2021 : Questions were lengthy and time -consuming. And, the questions were moderate – difficult to solve. Attempting 22-25 questions with 90% accuracy is considered good.

Topic Number of Questions
Statistics 5
Quadratic Equations 3
AP – GP 2
Number applications 2
Venn Diagram 1
Time, Speed and Distance 1
Percentages 2
Set Theory 3
Functions 4
Trigonometry 5
Probability 2
Profit & loss 2
Linear Equations 2
Total 40

The above paper pattern does not include a few topics from NPAT syllabus. Hence it is expected from students to be thorough with the exam syllabus. 

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