NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT):

NMAT is the MBA entrance exam for admissions to Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Mumbai. The NMAT is designed on a multiple-choice question format that includes Language Skills; Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning. Candidates will get admission if they meet the required standards of a two-stage selection process. All eligible candidates are required to appear for the computer based NMAT to be conducted across the country. Short listed candidates will have to appear for group discussion and personal interview which will be held in Mumbai only.

The NMAT is valid for entry into the following programs

  • MBA full time
    1. MBA(Core)
    2. MBA(Actuarial Science)
    3. MBA(Banking Management)
    4. MBA(Capital Markets)
    5. MBA(Pharmaceutical Management)
    6. MBA(HR)
  • EPGDM (15 Months)(Bangalore Campus)
  • PGDM (Bangalore Campus)
  • PGDM (Hyderabad Campus)

Generally NMAT application process starts in the month of September and continues till mid October. And its online exam is conducted from October to mid November.

How is NMAT Designed?

The NMAT is of 120 minutes and will consist of multiple choice questions where the candidate needs to select one of the correct answers. The sections in the NMAT-2011 are Language Skills; Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency; and Logical Reasoning.

NMAT Exam Pattern

Along with the release of the notification, the exam pattern of NMAT 2018 has been released. Just like any other MBA entrance examination, the questions are distributed into sections. As mentioned above, there will be 120 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) distributed into 3 sections. Each section will have their own time duration and the number of questions will differ from each other. Candidate’s problem-solving skills and basic knowledge along with their command over the English language will be tested in NMAT 2018.

To understand the NMAT exam pattern 2018 better, check table provided below –

S.No. Section No. of questions Marks Time-limit (minutes)
1. Quantitative Skills 48 144 60
2. Language Skills 32 96 22
3. Logical Reasoning Skills 40 120 38
Total 120 360 120

NMAT Exam Pattern 2018 – Sectional Details

To understand the different sections candidates can check the NMAT syllabus 2018. It is important for the candidates to understand the structure of the sections and get familiar with the topics and sub-topics. The various sections of NMAT 2018 are provided below –

  • Quantitative Skills: This section check how much a candidate is comfortable with numbers. To solve this particular section, candidates will be provided 60 minutes and there will be a total of 48 questions. A candidate can score a maximum of 144 marks in this section. Most of the questions will require quick oral calculations and mathematical skills. To solve the questions in this section, candidates must familiar with the concepts and formula of Business Mathematics, Arithmetic and Geometry.
  • Language Skills: The questions in this section will be checking the candidate’s command over English vocabulary and grammar. There will be a total of 32 questions and the time provided to complete this section is 22 minutes.
  • Logical Reasoning Skills: In this section, most of the questions will be based on topics like Data Arrangements, Series & Sequences, Direction Sense and Input/Output analysis, etc. For this section, aspirants are required to practice the topics regularly and understand the basics. There will be a total of 40 questions and total time allotted for this section is 38 minutes.

NMAT Exam Pattern 2018 – Structure & Features

Some of the important features of NMAT 2018 that will define the structure of the test pattern are –

  • The total duration of the test is 120 minutes.
  • There will be a total of 120 Multiple Choice Questions distributed among 3 sections.
  • Each question will carry 3 marks. There is no negative marking, thus, candidates can make guesses in case they are unable to solve any question.
  • Candidates can start with any of the section. Each of the section will have their own individual time limit. Here, the test takers are required to complete the questions of the particular section within the time-period.
  • If a candidate completes solving the questions within the required time-limit, then they can either choose to revise their answers or move to next section. However, it must be noted that the balanced timing cannot be added to the section’s timing.
  • It must be noted that, if any candidate moves out of a section, then they won’t be able to return to review or attempt any question.

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