NMAT by GMAC Exam Analysis 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 08 Oct, 2019 00:27 IST

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NMAT Exam Analysis 2019

Being one of the most popular entrance examinations, NMAT by GMAC is a national level entrance examination through which candidates are offered admission in various management programmes. NMAT by GMAC 2019 is held from October 04, 2019 to December 17, 2019, and candidates can take a look at the NMAT by GMAC 2019 exam analysis available here. The exam analysis of NMAT by GMAC 2019 is a good indicator for the candidates who wish to improve their scores of NMAT and know about the exact details about the examination.

By going through the NMAT by GMAC 2019 analysis, candidates can know exactly the nature and type of questions and the overall difficulty level of the entrance examination. NMAT by GMAC 2019 was conducted in Computer-Based (online) mode that consisted of 3 sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical Skills. The medium of the entrance examination was English only and all the candidates who have appeared for the examination had to answer a total of 120 questions within 2-hour duration. There was no negative marking in the entrance examination. According to the previous year's trends of the examination, the difficulty level of the entrance examination was moderate to difficult. 

The structural pattern of NMAT by GMAC 2019 was as usual. In the online mode of examination, candidates had a choice of deciding the sequence of the sections. As per the analysis, the Quantitative Skills was the easiest section that had extremely straightforward and easy to solve questions, however, the one major change was in the level of difficulty of the Language Skills section. 

Detailed Section-Wise Exam Analysis of NMAT by GMAC 2019

Logical Reasoning:

  • Logical Reasoning section in NMAT by GMAC 2019 had a mix of verbal and critical reasoning as well as decision making questions.

  • This particular section had 25 questions based on analytical and logical reasoning while the remaining 15 questions were asked from the verbal reasoning section.

  • The questions in this section were asked from various topics such as decision-making, statement-assumption, statement-inference, syllogism, coding, blood relation, statement and argument, statement conclusion, missing number & visual reasoning, direction and singlets.

  • Considering the overall analysis of the Logical Reasoning section in NMAT by GMAC,  the section is of easy to moderate level of difficulty.

To know the exact details about the Logical Reasoning Section, candidates can take a look at the table given below:

Topics 

Level of Difficulty

Number of Questions 

Analogies

Medium to Difficult

6

Cloze Passage

Easy

4

Single FIB

Easy

1

Meaning of phrase/Synonyms Antonyms

Medium

2

Reading Comprehension 

(2 passages with 4 questions each)

Easy

8

Paragraph Jumbles

(4 sentences)

Easy to Medium

4

Fill in the blanks with 3 Prepositions

Easy

2

Spot the error in the underlined parts

Easy-Medium

3

Fill in the Blanks 

(2 blanks – combination of grammar and vocab)

Easy

2

Quantitative Skills

  • The questions asked from the Quantitative Skills section of NMAT by GMAC 2019  were of moderate difficulty, while the questions asked from time & work topics were easy in nature.

  • According to the candidates, most of the questions that were asked in NMAT by GMAC 2019 were from Arithmetic, Numbers and Modern Mathematics.

  • This section also had questions from ratio & proportion, SI & CI, averages, work & time, number system, profit & loss, percentages, progression, logarithms, geometry, permutation combination, probability, data sufficiency, and data interpretation. However, the questions on Geometry and Algebra were very few. 

To know the exact details about the Quantitative Skills section, candidates can take a look at the table given below:

Topics 

Level of Difficulty

Number of Questions

Probability

Easy to Difficult

3

Permutation & Combination

Medium to Difficult

2

Logarithms

Easy to Medium

2

Arithmetic Progression

Medium to Difficult

2

Time Speed Distance

Medium

1

Percentages

Easy to difficult

3

Time and Work

Medium

1

Triangles

Medium

1

Mensuration

Easy & Difficult

2

Ratio-Proportion

Medium to Difficult

2

Partnership

Easy

1

Functions

Medium

1

Modulus

Medium

1

Indices

Medium

1

Two pie charts

Easy

4

Bar Chart + Pie chart

Difficult

4

Multiple Bar Chart

Medium

4

Table

Medium

4

Table

Difficult

4

Data Sufficiency

Easy to Medium Level

5

Language Skills

  • According to most of the test -takers, the Language Skills section was the toughest of all. This section had questions from prepositions, common confusables, vocabulary, synonyms & antonyms, para jumble, error spotting, analogy and cloze test.  

  • In the examination, the Cloze test questions were difficult to solve, as words used were not easy. 

  • The two Reading Comprehension passages were also difficult for many candidates. However, the para-jumble and preposition based fill in the blanks questions were comparatively easy. 

To know the exact details about the Language Skills section, candidates can take a look at the table given below:

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Topics 

Level of Difficulty

Number of Questions

Sequential Output

Medium

8

Grouping & Conditionalities

Medium

4

Family Tree ( Symbol Based Questions)

Medium & Difficult

2

Alphabet- Numbers Series (Missing Term)

Easy

1

Venn Diagram

Easy & Difficult

2

Logical Puzzle

Medium

1

Grid-based series

Medium

1

Family Tree ( Symbol Based Questions)

Medium & Difficult

2

Alphabet- Numbers Series (Missing Term)

Easy

1

Ranking in Queue

Medium

1

Circular Arrangement

Easy

1

Verbal Reasoning

Topics 

Level of Difficulty

Number of Questions

Strong argument/ Weak argument (1 paragraph - 3 arguments)

Easy-Medium

2

Course of Action (1 paragraph - 3 courses of action)

Easy

1

Critical Reasoning Strengthen/Weaken Inference/Conclusion

Easy-Medium

8

Decision Making

Easy-Medium

2

Syllogisms (2 data statements/ 4 conclusions)

Easy

1

Implicit Statements

Easy-Medium

2 (Conclusion 1, Assumption 1) 

NMAT Exam Analysis 2018

For the benefit of the candidates who wish to appear in NMAT, we have provided the exam analysis of the previous year i.e NMAT 2018 in the table below:

Sections

Time to solve the section (in minutes)

Number of sections

Level of Difficulty

Type of Questions

Quantitative Skills

60

48

Moderate

MCQ

Language Skills

22

32

Moderate

MCQ

Logical Reasoning

38

40

Moderate

MCQ

Total

120

120

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NMAT Section-wise Exam Analysis

The syllabus of NMAT can be classified into three major sections i.e Logical Reasoning, Language Skills and quantitative skills. We have provided the section-wise analysis for the various sections of NMAT below.

Logical Reasoning

This section is a mixture of critical and verbal reasoning. It also consists of decision making questions. The questions asked in this section are asked from topics such as syllogism, direction sense, numerical grid, family tree, direction sense, arrangements etc. Candidates get a total time of 40 minutes to answer 38 questions in this section. The average difficulty level of the comparatively easy. 

Language Skills

The questions in this section are based on core grammar topics like that of tenses, parts of speech, modifiers, conditionals etc. This section has 32 questions which has to be solved by the candidates in 22 minutes. The difficulty level of this section is moderate. This section also consists of two reading comprehensions of around 600 words which can be considered to be doable for the candidates appearing in the examination.

Quantitative Skills

Apart from comprising of questions on Quant, this section also tests the expertise of the candidates on data sufficiency and data interpretation. It consists of 48 questions which have to be attempted by the candidates in 60 minutes. Candidates generally have to face both difficult and moderate questions in this section.

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