NMAT 2019 Window 1 has started. In this article we bring to you NMAT 2019 Window 1 Analysis and Expected Cutoff. Paper was similar to mock 8 to mock 12 of NMAT Test Series. Overall difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate, with verbal as relatively the toughest and quant as the easiest section of the exam.

NMAT 2019 Window 1 Analysis

Pattern of the paper is as below: 

Section Questions Difficulty Level Ideal Attempts Expected Cutoff
Language Skills 32 Difficult 20-22 54
Quantitative Skills 48 Easy-Moderate 30-32 64
Logical Reasoning 40 Easy-Moderate 25-27 57
Total 120 Moderate 77-83 208-210

Language Skills

Overall, the section was difficult keeping in mind the difficulty of words in the time constraint. An overall attempt of 22-24 with 90% accuracy is realistic. The other questions could have been educated guesswork.

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension Passages 8 (2 passages of 4 questions each)
Para Jumble 2 (4 sentences each), 2 (5 sentences each)
Error Spotting 2 to 3
FIBs (Prepositions) 2 (1 blank each – 3 sentences)
FIBs (Vocabulary) 2
Synonyms & Antonyms 3
Analogy 6
Cloze Test 4
Total 32

Quantitative Skills

This was the easiest of the 3 sections, with as expected and provided in NMAT Mock Test Series, section was dominated by Arithmetic and DI.

Topic No. of Questions
Profit & Loss 2
Percentages 2
Ratio & Mixture, Proportion 2
SI & CI 0
Averages 2
Work & Time 2
Number System (HCF/LCM and units digit based) 3
Progression 2
Logarithm 2
Polygon 0
Geometry 1
Permutation and Combination 2
Probability 3
Data Sufficiency  5
DI 20 (5 sets, 4 questions each)
Total 48

Logical Reasoning

Overall level of the section was easy to moderate. 

Topic No. of Questions
Coding Decoding 5
Blood Relation 2
Statement-Argument 3
Statement Conclusion 3
Course of Action / Decision making 3
Statement-Assumption 3
Statement – Inference 3
Syllogism 2
Input/output 4
Missing number and Visual reasoning 5
Direction 2
Singlets (Contained Visual Reasoning and Set theory-based diagram) 3
Miscellaneous 2
Total 40

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