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 75-85 questions in two hours needed.

Section | Questions | Sectional Time | Level of Difficulty |

Language Skills | 32 | 22 | Easy-Moderate |

Quantitative Skills | 48 | 60 | Easy |

Logical Reasoning | 40 | 38 | Easy-Moderate |

Total | 120 | 120 | Moderate |

**Language Skills: **

The section remained moderately difficult and an attempt at 24-26 questions could fetch good marks. Vocabulary words were easy. RC’s were easy, para-jumbles were moderately easy. The rest of the paper was grammar-based. 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 | |

Topic | Number of Questions |

Profit & Loss | 5 |

Percentages | 2 |

Ratio & Mixture, Proportion | 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 (5 sets, 4 questions each) |

Total | 48 |

Logical Reasoning | |

Topic | No. of Questions |

Coding | 5 |

Blood Relation | 2 |

Statement-Argument | 3 |

Statement Conclusion | 3 |

Course of Action / Decision making | 2 |

Statement-Assumption | 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 theory-based diagram) | 5 |

Total | 40 |

Section | Questions | Sectional Time | Level of Difficulty |

Language skills | 32 | 22 | Moderate |

Quantitative skills | 48 | 60 | Easy-Moderate |

Logical Reasoning | 40 | 38 | Easy |

Total | 120 | 120 | Easy-Moderate |

Language Skills | |

Topic | No. of Questions |

Reading Comprehension Passages | 8 (2 passages of 4 questions each) |

Para Jumble | 4 (4 sentences) |

Error Spotting | 3 |

FIBs (Prepositions) | 2 (1 blank each – 3 sentences) |

FIB (Preposition based) | 1 (2 blanks each) |

FIBs (Common Confusables) | 2 (2 blanks each) |

FIBs (Vocabulary) | 1 (2 blanks each) |

Synonyms | 1 |

Antonym | 2 |

Analogy | 4 |

Cloze Test | 4 |

Total | 32 |

Quantitative Skills | |

Topic | No. of Questions |

Profit & Loss | 3 |

Percentages | 1 |

Ratio & Mixture, Proportion | 1 |

SI & CI | 1 |

Averages | 1 |

Work & Time | 1 |

Number System( HCF/LCM and units digit based) | 4 |

Progression | 3 |

Logarithm | 2 |

Polygon | 2 |

Geometry | 2 |

Permutation and Combination | 2 |

Probability | 2 |

Data Sufficiency | 3 |

DI | 20 (5 sets, 4 questions each) |

Total | 48 |

Logical Reasoning | |

Topic | No. of Questions |

Coding | 3 |

Blood Relation | 2 |

Critical Reasoning | 8 |

Statement-Argument | 1 |

Statement Conclusion | 1 |

Course of Action / Decision making | 3 |

Statement-Assumption | 1 |

Syllogism | 1 |

Logical Reasoning(arrangement and ranking) | 8 (2 sets, 4 questions each) |

Input/output | 4 |

Missing number and visual reasoning | 3 |

Mathematical Puzzles & Direction | 2 |

Singlets (Contained Visual Reasoning and Set theory based diagram) | 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 85-94 questions in 120 minutes.

Section | Questions | Sectional Time | Level of Difficulty |

Language skills | 32 | 22 | Moderate |

Quantitative skills | 48 | 60 | Moderate-Difficult |

Logical Reasoning | 40 | 38 | Easy |

Total | 120 | 120 | Easy-Moderate |

**Language Skills:** RC’s were challenging as 7 out of 8 questions were idea-based. The passages were easy to read but questions were tricky. Vocabulary questions, para-jumbles, the cloze test, and fill in the blanks were easy and predictable. It was a moderately difficult section and 24-27 attempts with 95% accuracy were feasible.

Language Skills | |

Topic | Number of Questions |

Reading Comprehension Passages | 8 (2 passages of 4 questions each) |

Para Jumble | 4 (3-4 sentences, 1-5 sentences each) |

Error Spotting | 3 |

FIBs (Prepositions) | 3 (3 blanks each) |

FIBs (Vocabulary) | 3 (2 blanks each) |

Synonyms & Antonyms | 6 |

Analogy | 1 |

Cloze Test | 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. 32-36 good attempts were certainly possible.

Quantitative Skills | |

Topic | Number of Questions |

Profit & Loss | 1 |

Percentages | 2 |

Ratio & Mixture, Proportion | 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 (4 sets, 4 questions each) |

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 29-32 questions with 90% accuracy was achievable.

Logical Reasoning | |

Topic | No. of Questions |

Coding | 3 |

Blood Relation | 2 |

Critical Reasoning | 5 |

Statement-Argument | 1 |

Statement Conclusion | 1 |

Course of Action / Decision making | 3 |

Statement-Assumption | 1 |

Syllogism | 2 |

Arrangement and Ranking | 8 (2 sets, 4 Qs each) |

Input/ Output | 4 |

Find the missing number | 2 |

Mathematical Puzzle and Direction | 3 |

Singlets (Contained Set theory-based diagram) | 5 |

Total | 40 |

Usually, a scaled score of 230-240 is equivalent to 99 percentile in the NMAT exam.

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