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NMAT Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) by GMAC exam is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time.

  • The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections is predetermined and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered.

  • Candidates have a choice of selecting the order/sequence of the test sections.

  • The NMAT by GMAC exam has three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.

  • The three sections of the NMAT by GMAC are individually timed.

  • Test takers must answer questions and review answers of each section within the allotted time.

  • Test takers must review their answers before moving to another section of the exam, as once the candidate closest out of a section, all answers are final.





Language Skills

32 questions

22 minutes

Quantitative Skills

48 questions

60 minutes

Logical Reasoning

40 questions

38 minutes


120 questions

120 minutes

Test duration- 120 minutes

Total Question- 120 questions

Total Marks- 360

Marking System-  For currect answer there is 3 marks Awarded. 


Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 3
No. Of Unit 4
No. Of Chapter 90
  1. Analogy test
  2. Classification test
  3. Number and Series Test
  4. Statements Assumption
  5. Statements Conclusion
  6. Statements Arguments
  7. Statements Action
  8. Binary Logic
  9. Blood Relation
  10. Calender
  11. Clock
  12. Cubes
  13. Logical Matching
  14. Number and letter series
  15. Sitting Arrangement
  16. Syllogism
  17. Course of Action
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  1. Basic knowledge of vocabularies
  2. Grammar
  3. Nouns
  4. Pronouns
  5. Adjective
  6. Adverbs
  7. Prepositions
  8. Conjunctions
  9. Articles
  10. Verbs
  11. Modals
  12. Determiners
  13. Vocabulary
  14. One word Substitution
  15. Common errors in sentence construction
  16. Common errors in choice of vocabulary
  17. Sentence Improvement
  18. Narration
  19. Change the voice
  20. Sentence-Jumble
  1. Quadratic equations
  2. Algebra and Functions
  3. Number System
  4. Geometry 
  5. Co-ordinate Geometry
  6. Arithmetic sequence
  7. Mixtures
  8. Probability 
  9. Tables Chart
  10. Multiple Graph
  11. Profit, Loss and Discount
  12. Statistics 
  13. Directions 
  14. Interest 
  15. Percentage 
  16. Trigonometry 
  17. LCM and HCF
  18. Averages
  19. Age
  20. Speed and Distance
  21. Time, Speed and Distance
  22. Permutation and Combination
  23. Height and Distance
  24. Race and Game
  25. Area Surface and Volume
  26. Partnership
  27. Stock and Share
  28. Logarithm
  29. Alligation and Mixture
  30. Ratio and proportion
  31. Bankers Discount
  32. Problem on trains
  33. Series Missing Numbers
  34. Pipes and Cisterns
  35. Data Sufficiency
  36. Charts
  37. Fraction
  38. Simplification

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

NMAT exam’s main objective to test speed and accuracy. Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80 seconds. Selection is crucial here.

Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in NMAT exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on CAT quant syllabus. Here are some core topics that you can expect:

Candidates can safely ignore Trigonometry & Statistics. This topic has a maximum of one to two questions, which are generally easy. Questions related to Data Sufficiency has not been observed so far.

Logical reasoning is comparatively easier than Quant and Data Interpretation in NMAT exam. We can expect a similar pattern in NMAT exam 2016. Questions in LR can range from Decision Making to Verbal Logic.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.

Finally, practicing past years' NMAT question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation. It provides opportunity to plug the loopholes in the preparation of NMAT entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.

Tips –

NMAT is 120 minutes CBT test the most important thing is that one should ensure SPEED & ACCURACY

Starts from N.C.E.R.T books and clear your basics.

Do as much practice as you can by solving practice papers, sample papers etc.

Find out your weak areas and work upon them.

Duration : 120 Minutes