How to Prepare for NMAT by GMAC 2018

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 09 Oct, 2018 11:15 IST

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How to Prepare for NMAT by GMAC 2018

To crack any MBA entrance exam, you must know how to prepare for that exam. If you are one of those preparing for NMAT by GMAC this year, then, you will have to study in a smart and effective way. NMAT by GMAC 2018 is scheduled to be held from 4th October to 17th December 2018 in online mode for the candidates who wish to take admission in MBA and PGDM courses offered by various NMAT by GMAC Participating Institutes.

One of the best ways to boost your level of preparation is to make a proper strategy and make a time schedule for yourself to achieve a good score/percentile in the entrance exam. To help you create a preparation strategy to make it to any of the top 10 colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC score, CollegeDekho brings to you some important tips and tricks that you may use to make your life simpler. Keeping in mind the time and the difficulty level of the exams, we hope that the tips guide you on the path to success.

Manage Your Time:

You have to try to attempt 120 questions in 120 minutes in the examination. This means that you have only one minute for each question. Thus, you need to learn smart shortcuts to crack the exam. You can refer to the shortcuts provided by your coaching institutes. You can also find shortcuts online at various websites.

Work on Weak Areas and Strengthen Strong Areas:

You must strive to work on your weak areas and strengthen strong areas. To do this, you must understand and practice the solved examples, then, practice unsolved exercises and afterward proceed to NMAT by GMAC mock test.

Practice Subjects in An Alternative Way:

While preparing for the exam, try to practice subjects in an alternative way. Study the Quantitative section on one day and the Verbal section on the second day. This will help you maintain your practice mood. For example, devote Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning section and devote Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Quantitative skills.

Self- Assess Yourself:

For effective exam preparation, you must evaluate your performance from time-to-time. When you evaluate and analyze your performance on a regular basis, you will know where you are lack and you will be able to improve on your mistakes.

Revision is the Key:

Revision in the last few days should be on top of your mind. The more you are clear your basic concepts, the more you are confident of attempting the paper. Try to revise the basics of all the chapters so that you can get high marks.

NMAT Section-Wise Preparation Tips

NMAT by GMAC Is conducted to test a candidate’s Language skills, Quantitative skills and Logical reasoning skills.

Preparation Tips for Language Skills

In this section, you will have 32 questions which have to be completed within 22 minutes. This section requires your speed and accuracy to attempt questions. You must have strong grammar skills and a good vocabulary to ace this section. One of a good way to attempt reading comprehension is mark the important phrases, words and other sentences with relevant information and data.

Preparation Tips for Quantitative Skills

In this section, you will have 48 questions which have to be answered in 60 minutes. For this section, you must learn the shortcuts and tricks to solve the questions and learn the art of time management. Questions in this sections are mostly based on data interpretation and your key concepts. Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation are most important in this section. To score well in this section, one must solve NMAT by GMAC previous year question papers, take mock tests and practice sample papers.

Preparation Tips for Logical Reasoning

In this section, you will have 40 questions and 38 minutes to answer them. Practice is the key to success for this section. If you practice the questions of this section regularly, then, you can identify and attempt the questions that will take less time. To sharp your logical skills, you must practice as many questions as you can. Some of the important topics of this section are Decision Making, Arrangements, Series, Numerical Grid, Family tree, and Verbal Reasoning.

Important Instructions for Exam

  • On the day of the exam, candidates must arrive at the test center at least 45 minutes prior to the test appointment.

  • The candidate who comes without a valid admit card will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

  • A test taker is supposed to bring the confirmation e-mail printout along with him/her on the day of the test.

  • One valid photo ID and another signature ID in original form must be brought to the test center.

  • Unfair means and practices during the examination is not entertained and a strict legal action can be taken. Any textual material (written or printed), (including bits of paper or any unwanted material) is not permitted inside the examination hall.

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the exam hall. Also, tea, coffee, snacks or cold drinks are not allowed inside.

  • Electronic gadgets like calculators, digital watches, cell phones, geometry box, log tables, slide rules etc. are not permitted in the examination hall. Therefore, the candidates are advised not to carry any of these devices to the examination center.


1. What are some tips for attempting Reading Comprehension?

Reading Comprehension requires excellence in working memory, inferences and language. You must read all passages twice to get the theme of comprehension part. Additionally, you should know how to interpret results and conclusions from the information given in the passage.

2. What is the time duration for attempting Logical Reasoning section?

In this section, test-takers have 38 minutes to answer the 40 questions in the exam.

3. What should the test taker carry on the day of the exam?

Test takers are required to carry the admit card, confirmation E-mail, two valid (non – expired and in original) IDs – one photo ID and another signature ID on the day of the entrance exam.

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