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BUMAT 2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Updated On - March 21st 2018 by SHIVANSHI RATHAUR

BUMAT is a pen paper based test that evaluates a candidate’s quantitative, verbal/reading, data interpretation and reasoning skills. The paper has 200 objective type questions that are to be completed in 150 minutes

BUMAT 2018 Syllabys is based on the fundamentals of 10+2 curriculum. As per the Marking Scheme, 1 marks are awarded for a correct answer and there is no negative marking for an incorrect answer.

BUMAT 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

BUMAT exam pattern

Candidates must go through the highlights of BUMAT 2018 carefully. The list of important details about BUMAT 2018 has been given below:

Exam Pattern Highlights
Date of BUMAT ExamFirst week of June 2018
Conducting bodyBharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
Mode of BUMAT 2018Offline (pen-paper based)
Number of questions200
Maximum marks200
Duration of exam2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)
Sections in exam4 sections- Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning/ Logical Aptitude, Verbal Ability Reading Comprehension
Medium of languageEnglish

BUMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

BUMAT 2018 PatternNo. of questions and marks assigned to each sectionTiming
Numerical aptitude60Time for each section: 37 minutes 5 seconds
Time for each question: 1 min 33 seconds
Logical reasoning60
Verbal reasoning60
Reading comprehension20

BUMAT 2018 Marking Scheme

The exam will be conducted in offline mode. Aspirants will have to mark their responses on an OMR sheet.

  • Candidates must choose the most appropriate option which he feels is the right answer.
  • Each correct response will fetch 1 mark and there will be no negative marking.
  • Each question is followed by 4 options, choose the correct option among the given

The 4 sections on which questions of BUMAT 2018 will be based are given below:

SectionNumber of Questions
Test of Numerical Aptitude60
Test of Reasoning/Logical Aptitude60
Test of Verbal Ability60
Test of Reading Comprehension20

BUMAT 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of BUMAT usually pertains to Mathematics of 12th standard and is similar to the syllabus of other major aptitute tests.

Numerical Aptitude Syllabus

Numerical Aptitude Topics
Number SystemsRatio and ProportionPermutation and Combination
LCM and HCFLinear EquationsProbability
PercentagesQuadratic EquationsFunctions
Profit, Loss and DiscountComplex NumbersSet Theory
Simple/ Compound InterestLogarithmMixtures and Alligations
Speed, Time & DistanceSequences and SeriesGeometry
Time and WorkBinomial TheoremCo- Ordinate Geometry
Problems on AgesSurds and IndicesTrigonometry

Logical Reasoning Syllabus

Logical Reasoning Topics
Number and Letter SeriesSyllogism
CalendarsBlood Relations
ClocksBar Graph
CubesLine Graph
Venn DiagramsPie Chart
Binary Logic Seating ArrangementCombination of Graphs Data Sufficiency
Logical SequenceVenn Diagram
Logical MatchingLogical Connectives

Verbal Ability Syllabus

Verbal Ability Topics
Sentence CorrectionFact Inference Judgment
Word usageAnalogies
Fill in the blanksIdioms
Para JumbleSynonyms
Para completionAntonyms
Jumbled ParagraphFill in the blanks
Meaning-Usage MatchCloze Passage
Summary QuestionsAnalogies or Reverse Analogies
Verbal Reasoning-

Reading Comprehension

The Reading Comprehension section analyzes how effectively a candidate reads a given passage. The objective of this section is to test the ability of the candidates to express the meaning of the content in the comprehension. Here are the ideas about how to prepare for this section as mentioned below:

  • What is Reading Comprehension
  • The Four Modes of Reading
  • Pre-Reading Techniques
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Types of Reading Material

To attempt this section a student should make the habit of solving questions based on comprehension to increase their words read per minute speed and the speed of comprehending a passage.

Recommended Books

Selecting the right books is very important for sure success in any exam. It reduces the efforts. Selecting the best books simplify your learning process and enhances your chances of doing best in the Exam.

Books for Numerical Aptitude

SubjectBook NameAuthor
Numerical AptitudeQuantitative AptitudeR.S.Aggarwal
Numerical AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude TestN.K.Singh
Numerical AptitudeThe Complete Success Package – Bank POArihant Publications

Books for English Language

SubjectBook NameAuthor
EnglishEssential English GrammarMurphy
EnglishGeneral EnglishR.S. Aggarwal

Books for Reasoning

SubjectBook NameAuthor
ReasoningVerbal- Non Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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