NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test) is an online computer-based exam that helps aspirants to choose one of the best B-schools, not only in India but in South Africa, the Philippines, and Nigeria as well. Since it is conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), it is known as NMAT by GMAC. The students can target colleges like NMIMS (NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies), XUB, SPJIMR (For PGMPW), etc. NMAT gives you three attempts between October and December in one exam cycle per year. So an aspirant can apply three times for NMAT by GMAC with a minimum of 15 days gap between two consecutive attempts to get admission in MBA or other graduate management degrees from prominent B-schools. NMAT 2020 scores are valid for one academic year. NMAT application form link https://www.nmat.org.
NMAT comprises three sections namely Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Before the exam starts, the candidates get a chance to choose the order in which they want to attempt the sections. There are MCQ type questions in NMAT. Every question has five choices and a candidate needs to choose one option per question. Till last year i.e. NMAT by GMAC 2019, the exam pattern was as follows:
For every right answer, the candidate is awarded +3 marks. There is no negative marking, so ideally all the questions should be attempted.
Your task of clearing a competitive exam like NMAT with flying colors becomes easy if you know the important sections on which you have to focus the most. In this section, we will be discussing the 5 most important sections/ chapters that you should not miss while preparing for NMAT.
Out of 28 questions (DI excluded), 50% were from Arithematic in 2019 whereas it was 28% and 39% in 2018 & 2017 respectively. This shows that you can expect a good number of questions from this section and hence preparing the topics covered in this section is very important.
Even though the number of questions is less as compared to vocabulary, but the knowledge of grammar rules helps in the elimination of options in RC questions as well as para jumbles.
As the numbers suggest, candidates need to attempt 27%-37% critical reasoning questions in the logical reasoning section. The level of difficulty varies from easy-moderate.
In this article, we have seen the most important parts of the NMAT exam. A good strategy helps an aspirant to prepare well and then perform well in the main exams. Practicing the important questions, again and again, helps a lot in the exam in terms of time-saving and high scores.
Some of the preparation tips: