The analysis is based on the slot 1 exam which took place on 4th October 2019. The exam pattern remained the same and predictable. To score good marks, an attempt of 7585 questions in two hours needed.
Section 
Questions 
Sectional Time 
Level of Difficulty 
Language 
32 
22 
EasyModerate 
Quantitative 
48 
60 
Easy 
Logical 
40 
38 
EasyModerate 
Total 
120 
120 
Moderate 
Language Skills: The section remained moderately difficult and an attempt at 2426 questions could fetch good marks. Vocabulary words were easy. RC’s were easy, parajumbles were moderately easy. The rest of the paper was grammarbased. The fill in the blanks was based on preposition and LOD was moderate.
Language Skills 

Topic 
Number of Questions 
Reading Comprehension Passages 
8 (2 passages of 4 questions each) 
Para Jumble 
2 (4 sentences each), 2 (5 sentences each) 
Error Spotting 
3 
FIBs (Prepositions) 
2 (1 blank each – 3 sentences) 
FIBs (Common Confusables) 
2 
FIBs (Vocabulary) 
3 
Synonyms & Antonyms 
4 
Analogy 
4 
Cloze Test 
4 
Total 
32 
Quantitative Skills: Arithmetic, number system, and modern math dominated the section. P&C and probability questions were moderately difficult. Out of 5 DI sets, 34 were easy and less calculative. Overall, the section was easy and 3235 attempts could fetch high scores.
Quantitative Skills 

Topic 
Number of Questions 
Profit & Loss 
5 
Percentages 
2 
Ratio & Mixture, 
2 
SI & CI 
2 
Averages 
1 
Work & Time 
2 
Number System (HCF/LCM) 
4 
Progression 
2 
Logarithm 
2 
Polygon 
1 
Geometry 
1 
Permutation and Combination 
2 
Probability 
2 
DI 
20 
Total 
48 
Logical Reasoning: There were 25 questions on analytical and logical reasoning and 15 verbal logic questions. The questions varied from easy to moderate difficulty level. A good attempt to 2325 with 90% accuracy was achievable.
Logical Reasoning 

Topic 
No. of Questions 
Coding 
5 
Blood
Relation 
2 
StatementArgument 
3 
Statement
Conclusion 
3 
Course
of Action / Decision making 
2 
StatementAssumption 
4 
Statement
– Inference 
3 
Syllogism 
2 
Input/output 
8 (2 sets, 4 Qs each) 
Missing
number and Visual reasoning 
3 (1 set) 
Singlets
(Contained Set theorybased diagram) 
5 
Total 
40 
Section  Questions  Sectional Time  Level of Difficulty 
Language  32  22  Moderate 
Quantitative  48  60  EasyModerate 
Logical  40  38  Easy 
Total  120  120  EasyModerate 
Language Skills: The pattern remained predictable. An attempt to 2628 questions with an accuracy of 95% was realistic. The vocabularybased questions were easy as the words were simple. 5 out of 8 RC questions were ideabased. Parajumbles were easy with only one question slightly confusing. The other questions were grammarbased. The section was moderately difficult.
Language Skills  
Topic  No. of Questions 
Reading  8 (2 passages of 4 questions each) 
Para  4 (4 sentences) 
Error  3 
FIBs  2 (1 blank each – 3 sentences) 
FIB  1 (2 blanks each) 
FIBs  2 (2 blanks each) 
FIBs  1 (2 blanks each) 
Synonyms  1 
Antonym  2 
Analogy  4 
Cloze  4 
Total  32 
Quantitative Analysis: In this section, arithmetic dominated. The data sufficiency questions were lengthy and from ratio, percentages, and average. 2 out of 5 DI sets were calculation intensive and others were easy and less calculative. Good preparation and 3538 proper attempts were possible.
Quantitative Skills  
Topic  No. of Questions 
Profit  3 
Percentages  1 
Ratio  1 
SI  1 
Averages  1 
Work  1 
Number  4 
Progression  3 
Logarithm  2 
Polygon  2 
Geometry  2 
Permutation  2 
Probability  2 
Data  3 
DI  20 (5 sets, 4 questions each) 
Total  48 
Logical reasoning: There were 25 questions on Analytical and logical reasoning. The rest 15 were from verbal logic. Not much variation in the types of questions as compared to the last year. Overall the section was easy and 2932 attempts with 90% accuracy were achievable.
Logical Reasoning  
Topic  No. of Questions 
Coding  3 
Blood  2 
Critical  8 
StatementArgument  1 
Statement  1 
Course  3 
StatementAssumption  1 
Syllogism  1 
Logical  8 (2 sets, 4 questions each) 
Input/output  4 
Missing  3 
Mathematical  2 
Singlets  3 
Total  40 
The analysis of the slot 1 paper scheduled on 5th October 2017 is given below. As compared to the last year, the language skills section was slightly tougher whereas the logical reasoning section was easier. The quantitative skills section was similar in terms of LOD. Candidates should have solved 8594 questions in 120 minutes.
Section  Questions  Sectional Time  Level of Difficulty 
Language  32  22  Moderate 
Quantitative  48  60  ModerateDifficult 
Logical  40  38  Easy 
Total  120  120  EasyModerate 
Language Skills: RC’s were challenging as 7 out of 8 questions were ideabased. The passages were easy to read but questions were tricky. Vocabulary questions, parajumbles, the cloze test, and fill in the blanks were easy and predictable. It was a moderately difficult section and 2427 attempts with 95% accuracy were feasible.
Language Skills  
Topic  Number of Questions 
Reading  8 (2 passages of 4 questions each) 
Para  4 (34 sentences, 15 sentences each) 
Error  3 
FIBs  3 (3 blanks each) 
FIBs  3 (2 blanks each) 
Synonyms  6 
Analogy  1 
Cloze  4 
Total  32 
Quantitative Skills: Arithmetic and number system dominated the section. The data sufficiency questions were lengthy, difficult, and from numbers, geometry, and algebra. 2 DI sets were very calculation whereas the other 2 were easy. 3236 good attempts were certainly possible.
Quantitative Skills  
Topic  Number of Questions 
Profit & Loss  1 
Percentages  2 
Ratio & Mixture,  3 
SI & CI  2 
Time, Speed & Distance  1 
Work & Time  2 
Number System  6 
Progression  2 
Logarithm  1 
Polygon  1 
Geometry  1 
Mensuration  1 
Permutation and Combination  1 
Probability  1 
Set theory  2 
Data Sufficiency  5 
DI  16 
Total  48 
Logical Reasoning: There were 25 questions from analytical reasoning and 13 from verbal logic. The questions ranged from moderate to easy but the overall section was easier than the last year. An attempt to 2932 questions with 90% accuracy was achievable.
Logical Reasoning  
Topic  No. of Questions 
Coding  3 
Blood  2 
Critical  5 
StatementArgument  1 
Statement  1 
Course  3 
StatementAssumption  1 
Syllogism  2 
Arrangement  8 (2 sets, 4 Qs each) 
Input/  4 
Find  2 
Mathematical  3 
Singlets  5 
Total  40 
Usually, a scaled score of 230240 is equivalent to 99 percentile in the NMAT exam.