NMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam Pattern

Zemima Khan Updated On: 31 Jul, 2019 16:44 IST

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NMAT by GMAC 2019 Exam Pattern

NMAT by GMAC 2019 exam pattern is prescribed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The entrance exam is conducted in online mode for a duration of 2 hours. In the examination, each candidate gets a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time. Regardless of when and where the exam is administered, the number of questions, difficulty level of the paper, and the sectional time limit is predetermined, and it remains the same.

The NMAT by GMAC exam has three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning (detailed NMAT by GMAC syllabus here). Each section is timed individually and test takers have to attempt questions of each section within the allotted time for the section. One cannot return to the previous section if he/she chooses to move to the next section or if the time runs out. However, an advantage that candidates get during the exam is that they can select the order/sequence of the test sections.

Section-wise NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern

The following table shows the section-wise NMAT by GMAC exam pattern:

Sections No. of Questions Duration
Language Skills 32 questions 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 questions 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 questions 38 minutes
Total 120 questions 120 minutes

Advantage of 75-Day Test Window

  • NMAT by GMAC offers a 75-day testing window that enables candidates to give their best performance and reduce the stress associated with a single sitting test or test offered in a short time window.
  • The longer test window allows one to take the test when he/she is best prepared.
  • It offers candidates the opportunity to retake the test with a maximum of 3 attempts, including "No Show", in case candidates feel that their performance is not up to their expectation.

Highlights of NMAT By GMAC Exam Pattern 2019

Through the table given below, candidates appearing for NMAT By GMAC 2019 will know about the exam pattern details of the entrance exam.

Features

Exam Pattern Details

Exam Duration

120 minutes (2 Hours)

Total Questions

120 

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Based Questions

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test mode

Test Medium

English

Total Marks

360 marks

Detailed NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2019

Total Number of Attempts Allowed:

In NMAT by GMAC 2019, a total of 3 attempts are allowed. Candidates can appear for the entrance at least three times in a given admissions cycle. One of the biggest benefits of this is that candidates are given the opportunity to improve their score.

NMAT by GMAC Choice of Self-Scheduling:

NMAT by GMAC is an entrance exam which provides the facility to the test-takers to choose the test appointment date, time and test centre location as per their own convenience.

Uniform Marking Scheme:

As per the exam pattern of NMAT by GMAC 2019, there is a uniform marking scheme. There is no negative marking in the entrance examination. 

Individually Timed Sections: 

In NMAT by GMAC 2019 each of the three sections is individually timed and test-takers are required to attempt the questions in the respective section within the stipulated sectional time limit.

Guidelines for Appearing in NMAT by GMAC 2019

On the day of the entrance exam, arrive at the test centre at least 45 minutes prior to your exam time.

  • It is important for the candidates to follow all the important instructions while appearing for the examination.

  • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the barred items to the exam venue  Any candidates found in possession of these items will not be allowed entry in the examination centre.

  • Candidates are required to carry at least one valid Photo ID and another Signature ID (in original) such as Passport, PAN Card, Driving License, Voter's ID, Aadhaar Card etc

  • Any candidate found possessing a fake identity shall be debarred from giving the examination.

  • Candidates must carry the NMAT by GMAC 2019 admit card to the test centre and get it signed by the test administrator at the designated place on the day of the test.

  • Candidates must check whether their printed photograph on the admit card is clearly visible or not. 

  • Candidates will have to keep their duly signed admit card of NMAT by GMAC 2019 until the admission process has been completed.

NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern - Key Features

For appearing in NMAT By GMAC 2019, candidates can choose a date, time and location of the exam as per their convenience.

  • The marks allotted for each section of the exam is different. The total marks include the overall marks scored by the candidate in all the three sections of the entrance exam.

  • There is a specific time allotted to all the three sections Therefore, candidates can answer and review the responses within the stipulated time.

  • Candidates can review their answers at the end of each section in order to revise the answers attempted in the question paper.  

NMAT By GMAC Marking Scheme 2019

It is important for the candidates to know the marking scheme of NMAT By GMAC 2019 before appearing for the entrance exam. All the details regarding NMAT By GMAC 2019 marking scheme has been provided in the table given below:

  • For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded three marks.

  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

  • No marks are awarded or deducted for the unattempted questions

Type of Answer

Marks 

For Correct answer

+3 

For Incorrect answer

No Negative Marking 

NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2019 V/s CAT Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of NMAT By GMAC 2019 and CAT 2019 are almost on similar lines, however, there are few differences as compared to Common Admission Test (CAT). In the table given below, we have provided the similarities and differences between the two exam pattern.

Features 

NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2019

CAT Exam Pattern 2019

Type of Questions

All MCQs

72-75 questions are MCQs, rest Non-MCQs

Total Questions

120 

100

Overall time limit to attempt the exam

2 hours

3 hours

Answer options for MCQs

5

4

Negative marking

No negative marking

MCQs with 1/3 negative marking; No negative marking for Non-MCQs

Marks awarded for each correct answer

1

3

Number of sections

3

3

Exam difficulty level

Moderate

Comparatively high

Individual Sectional time limit

Yes, varying time limit of 22 minutes to 60 minute

Each section with 1 hour time limit

Name of Section-1 with a number of questions

Language Skills-32

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- 34

Name of Section-2 with a number of questions

Logical Reasoning-40

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning -32

Name of Section-3 with a number of questions

Quantitative Skills-48

Quantitative Ability-34

Facility to choose order of sections

Yes

No

NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2019 V/s XAT Exam Pattern 2019

In the table given below, candidates can take a look at the similarities and differences between the exam patterns of NMAT by GMAC and XAT:

Features 

NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2019

XAT Exam Pattern 2019

Type of questions

All MCQs

97 (1 is essay writing test)

Total questions

120

100

Overall time limit to attempt the exam

2 hours

3.5 hours

Answer options for MCQs

5

5

Negative marking

No negative marking

72 MCQs with 1/4 negative marking; No negative marking for 25 MCQs and Essay writing test

Marks awarded for each correct answer

1

1

Number of sections

3

3 (Main sections)

2 (GK & Essay score not counted)

Exam difficulty level

Moderate

High

Individual Sectional time limit

Yes

No

Name of Section-1 with a number of questions

Language Skills-32

English Language & Logical Reasoning- 24

Name of Section-2 with a number of questions

Logical Reasoning-40

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation- 27

Name of Section-3 with a number of questions

Quantitative Skills-48

Decision Making-21Yes

Facility to choose a order of sections

Yes

Any question from any section within the the overall time limit

FAQs

A test taker is supposed to bring the confirmation E-mail printout along with him/her on the day of the test. What is the confirmation E-mail and how does a test taker get it?

A confirmation E-mail is a communication that the test taker receives on the E-mail ID mentioned on the registration application after a test taker has scheduled the test. It contains details of the test, i.e. day, time and test center name and address.

When should a test taker report to the test center?

Test takers must report to their allocated test center forty-five (45) minutes prior to the scheduled time mentioned in their confirmation E-mail.

If a test taker needs to make calculations or make notes during the test; does he/she need to carry a rough sheet with him/her?

Test takers are not required to carry anything with them other than the confirmation e-mail print out, admit card and two IDs for the test. Required stationery will be provided to the test taker by the invigilator at the test center.

Are there any breaks during the test?

There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, test takers can take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. If a test taker chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the test. No extra time will be given to complete the test.

Can a test taker review questions or sections in the entrance exam?

Within the allotted section, the test taker can review the sections of the exam. However, once a test taker has moved ahead from one section to the next section, he/she will not be able to return to the previous section. Therefore, test takers should complete answering and reviewing each sections in their respective allotted time.

Will a test taker be allowed to access his/her personal belongings during the unscheduled breaks that he/she takes?

Test takers will not be allowed to access any personal belonging including study material and mobile phone during the breaks they take. Test takers will only be allowed to access food or medicines if required.

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