NMAT, conducted by NMIMS is a national level entrance examination. NMAT powered by GMAC is a postgraduate level examination through which a student can get admission in MBA or alternative graduate management degree programs. These programs are offered by varied faculties like the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study (NMIMS) and other colleges. There in this article, we’ll talk about paper pattern, syllabus and NMAT Preparation.

## NMAT 2018 Test Pattern

Sections –
(a) Language Skills : No of questions – 32, Time allotted – 22 minutes

(b) Quantitative Skills : No of questions – 48, Time allotted – 60 minutes

(c) Logical Reasoning : No of questions – 40, Time allotted – 38 minutes

Total questions – 120, Total Time – 120 minutes

## Important Points to keep in mind – NMAT Preparation

Candidates can select the desired section to start the paper.

• As there is no negative marking, a candidate should attempt all the questions in the exam.
• The candidate should be thorough with the basics as speed is very important for NMAT Tests.
• Candidate should not waste too much time on the same question to make sure easy questions are not missed.
• To score around 210–220, the candidates must attempt around 70–75 questions correctly. It is important to manage time efficiently during the exam.
• Attempt questions of those topics in which you are confident. Star the test with strongest section.
• Weakest section should be attempted in the end.
• Do not get stuck in one section, make sure you give equal amount of time to each section.

#### Must-Do for NMAT

• As managing time is very important for NMAT Tests, it is important that a student attempts as many mocks as possible. NMAT Mocks will help the candidates improve their strategy.

Sections of NMAT 2018 –

1. Quantitative Skills –It consists questions from Algebra, Arithmetic, Numbers, and Geometry. Questions of DI will be time-consuming and will have questions from bar charts, pie charts, caselets, and tables. Basic Vedic Maths concepts should be very well understood. As a part of NMAT preparation, candidates should be good with multiplication tables, squares, cubes, common fractions and their percentage equivalents.
1. Logical Reasoning– The questions will be from statement-conclusion, critical reasoning, strong & weak arguments, statement-assumption, the course of action etc. Other questions will be on the logical ability like input output, arrangements, family tree, numerical grid, coding, series, alphanumeric series, symbol based logic etc. This section will test the candidates on two areas of Reasoning – Verbal and Analytical.
1. Language Skills– It has three areas of English – vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. There will be a couple of passages and questions asked about finding the error (in a sentence), fill in the blanks, jumbled paragraphs, analogies and antonyms, and synonyms. To improve both vocabulary and comprehension, pay attention to the Editorial section of newspapers.

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