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    BUMAT 2020 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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    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.

    The syllabus 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. Theexam  aims to assess an applicant’s ability to understand the subject critically and apply prior knowledge to solve the problems.

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    BUMAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Candidates must go through the highlights of BUMAT 2020 carefully. The list of important details about BUMAT 2020 has been given below:

    Exam Pattern Highlights
    Conducting bodyBharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
    Mode of BUMAT 2020Offline (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 2020 Exam Pattern

    BUMAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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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