NMAT by GMAC 2019 Syllabus

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 31 Jul, 2019 11:37 IST

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NMAT by GMAC 2019 Syllabus

Before beginning the NMAT 2019 exam preparation, candidates must follow the NMAT syllabus 2019. The syllabus of NMAT by GMAC is divided into three sections that test candidates Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. By going through the syllabus and exam pattern of NMAT, candidates will have proper knowledge and understanding of the important chapters, topics and their weightage in the entrance exam. Therefore, candidates going to appear in NMAT 2019 have to study the topics mentioned in the NMAT 2019 syllabus thoroughly to crack the entrance exam. In case you wish to draw a comparison between NMAT by GMAC and other MBA entrance exams, read here.

The questions in the language skills section test the verbal ability, language skills and candidate’s command over the language. The quantitative ability section is designed to assess quantitative and calculative skills of the candidate and logical reasoning section evaluates the analytical and data interpretation skills of the candidate.

The detailed syllabus of NMAT by GMAC is mentioned below.

Language Skills

This section examines the language structure skills, verbal ability, reading comprehension and understanding of a candidate. Candidates get 22 minutes to answer 32 questions. The important topics covered in this section are listed below:

Section Name


NMAT by GMAC 2019 Syllabus 

Language Skills 


  • Para Jumbles

  • Reading Comprehensions


  • Choosing the Correct Preposition

  • Error Identification


  • Antonyms

  • Synonyms

  • Fill in the Blanks

  • Analogies

  • Cloze Test

Logical Reasoning

This section evaluates the reasoning and analytical abilities of candidates. For this section, candidates have 38 minutes to provide answers to 40 questions. The important topics covered in this section are listed below:

Section Name Topics NMAT by GMAC 2019 Syllabus

Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning

  • Classification

  • Linear & Circular Arrangements

  • Blood Relation Questions

  • Syllogisms

  • Series Questions

  • Coding Questions

  • Alphabet Test Questions

  • Direction Questions

  • Matrix Type Questions

  • Input-Output Questions

  • Other Reasoning Questions

  • Symbol Based Questions

Verbal Reasoning

  • Statement & Assumption Questions

  • Statement & Argument Questions

  • Decision Making and Course of Action

  • Statement and Inference Questions

  • Critical Reasoning

Quantitative Skills

This section examines the quantitative ability of a candidate. Candidates have 60 minutes to answer 48 questions. The important topics covered in this section are listed below:

Section Name Topics    NMAT by GMAC 2019 Syllabus

Quantitative Skills


  • Inequalities

  • Equations

  • Linear Equations

  • Log

  • Quadratic Equations


  • Logarithm

  • Absolute value

  • Other Questions on Algebra


  • Simple & Compound Interest

  • Time & Work

  • Percentages

  • Ratio Proportions

  • Other questions on Arithmetic

  • Numbers


Data Interpretation

  • Bar Chart

  • Tables

  • Line Graphs

  • Pie Chart

Geometry & Mensuration

  • Triangles 

  • Lines

  • Polygons

  • Angles

  • Square & Rectangles

  • Circumference, Circle-Radius, Chord, Diameter, Tangent, Arc etc

  • 3-D Figures

  • Cubes

  • Base Angle Theorem

  • Pythagoras Theorem

  • Quadrilaterals

  • Longest Side Theorem

  • Rhombus

  • Parallelograms

  • Cuboid

  • Trapezium

  • Cone

  • Cylinder

  • Sphere

Modern Math

  • Probability

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Set Theory

  • Progression-Arithmetic, Geometric, Harmonic, Relationship

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Venn Diagrams

FAQs on NMAT by GMAC Syllabus 2019

1. What is Computer-Based Testing (CBT) and what are the skills needed to take tests via CBT?

Computer-Based Testing (CBT) is one of a method wherein the responses are electronically recorded, assessed or both. CBT is administered at a pre-determined testing location. For Computer-Based Testing, test takers do not need to have prior computer experience to use it. Before starting the exam, test takers will receive a brief introductory tutorial that will instruct them on how to use the computer to answer questions and review responses and no typing skills are needed as such for this.

2. Does computerized test take more time to complete the exam as compared to the paper version?

The computerized test usually takes less time to complete the exam as there are no test booklets and answer sheets to manage and no need to transfer answers manually to an answer sheet in the computer-based test.

3. What are all topics covered in the Logical Reasoning section of NMAT by GMAC?

The logical reasoning section of NMAT by GMAC tests candidates reasoning and analytical abilities. Questions from this section are based on Syllogisms, Venn Diagram, Clocks and calendars, Coding and series etc.

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