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UPMCAT - UPTU Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The UPMCAT Test consists of multiple choice objective type questions to test the Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical & Abstract Reasoning and Knowledge of Current Affairs. The test is divided into four sections.

There will be four sections in the exam:

Part A: Test of proficiency in English Language

Part B: Test of Numerical Aptitude

Part C: Test of Speed and Accuracy of Thinking and decisions making

Part D: Knowledge of current affairs

The test consist of 100 objective type questions and exam duration: 2 hours.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 4
No. Of Unit 11
No. Of Chapter 108
Chapters
  1. Critical Reasoning
Chapters
  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
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
Chapters
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
Chapters
  1. Reading Comprehension
Chapters
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
Chapters
  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverbs
  5. Prepositions
  6. Tense
  7. Articles
  8. Verbs
  9. Modifiers
  10. Sentence Improvement
  11. Subject Verb Agreement
  12. Parallelism
Chapters
  1. Sentence completion
  2. Word Usage
  3. Synoymns
  4. Idioms and Pharses
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Antonym
  7. Analogy
  8. Homophones
  9. Confusables
  10. Migratory Words
  11. Phrasal Verbs
Chapters
  1. Politics
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Institutions of India
  6. Defence & Space
  7. Indian Judiciary
  8. Awards & Honours
  9. Literature
  10. Economics
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. International Relations
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Movies
  15. Who's who
  16. Indian Industries
  17. Indian Agriculture
  18. Current Affairs
  19. History
  20. Geography
Chapters
  1. Data interpretations
  2. Data Sufficiency
Chapters
  1. Profit, Loss and Discount
  2. Percentage 
  3. Pipes and Cisterns
  4. Partnership
  5. Time and Work
  6. Time, Speed and Distance
  7. Averages
  8. Age
  9. Alligation and Mixture
  10. Ratio and proportion
  11. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  12. Compound interest
  13. Relative speed
  14. Simple Intrest
Chapters
  1. Angles, lines
  2. Properties of Circles
  3. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  4. BODMAS/Simplification
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Number System
  7. Probability 
  8. LCM and HCF
  9. Permutation and Combination
  10. Height and Distance
  11. Logarithm
  12. Linear Equation
  13. Indices
  14. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  15. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  16. Geometry and Mensuration
  17. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  18. Properties of Triangles

How to prepare

EXAM SYLLABUS

Section A: Test of proficiency in English Language. The questions cover grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, relationship between words and phrases and comprehension of passages. 

Section B: Test of Numerical Aptitude based on general mathematics, numerical calculation, arithmetic, simple algebra and geometry. This also tests the ability to interpret common graphs charts and tables. 

Section C: Speed And Accuracy Of Thinking and decisions making. The test is based on assessment of figures, diagrams, unfamiliar relationships and verbal reasoning. 

Section D: Knowledge of current affairs related to trade, industry, economy, sports and culture.

Strategy:The UPMCAT exam’s main objective to test speed and accuracy. Speed will be also very critical in the exam. 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 uncomfortable 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. Focus on quant syllabus and revise your class IX and X maths.

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: Number Systems Fraction and Decimals Geometry Ratios and Proportion Percentages In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra Profit and Loss Averages Partnership Time-Speed-Distance Work and time Mensuration Alligation & Mixtures Pipes and Cisterns Simple Interest and Compound Interest Probability Permutations & Combinations Tabulation, Pie chart ,Bar Chart, Line Graph(DI)  

Language Comprehension (Verbal ability): Reading Comprehension Para Jumbled Sentence correction paragraph completion Idioms and Phrases Synonyms and Antonyms English Usage Errors English Grammar One Word Substitution Sentence Improvement.  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.

Logical Reasoning: Analytical reasoning Statements Assumptions Non Verbal Tests (Visual reasoning) Analogy Test Inferences Statements and assumptions Statements Arguments Cause and effects Statements and conclusion Ranking Tests Linear arrangements Matrix arrangements Blood relationship test Matrix arrangements Symbol based problems Sequencing, coding and decoding problem Number series Direction and Distance test General Awareness:  Current Affairs of National, International, Economic etc. Personalities in News Sports News Trade Awareness (Corporate news) History Culture Geography Economy Politics Indian Constitution Sports Literature Science in everyday life

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.

While revising GK/Current Awareness, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on General Awareness Questions and static topics. Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of the UPMCAT exam get well covered with a good preparation for MAT/CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources: Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions.

In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters. Who is who, What is what, Science, scan Human body, Computers, Landmarks of history, The Universe etc.

While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events, World Bodies, and Foreign Trade related information. Finally, practicing past years' 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 the entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.

Duration : 2 Hours