NMAT BY GMAC 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
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NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern- GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) has released the official exam pattern of NMAT 2018 at its official website. NMAT is a popular management exam, held for admission to MBA/ PGDM courses in top B-schools in India.
NMAT 2018 is scheduled between October- December in multiple windows. However, NMAT Exam Pattern remains same for all slots, as given below:
NMAT by GMAC is segregated into 3 sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Skills. Each section has to be solved within a stipulated period of time. Examinees can proceed to the next section if they finish a section beforehand but the remaining time cannot be used for other sections.
The maximum marks a candidate can score in NMAT are 360. Aspirants must choose the most appropriate answer out of 5 alternative options. The section-wise NMAT Paper Pattern is given below:
|Section||No. of Questions||Score Range||Time in Minutes|
This section has questions from English language and grammar. It tests a candidate’s language and comprehension skills. The comprehension questions test the ability to comprehend the meaning from a given passage. Questions about the language usage and their rules are also expected to appear in the exam. testing the understanding of basic grammar is also part of the exam. The main topics of this section are:
|NMAT Syllabus 2018|
|Dictionary meanings of different words||Language usage and their rules|
|Syntax and correct grammar||Synonyms|
|Antonyms||Make the error|
|Idioms and Phrases||Fill in the blanks|
NMAT Preparation Books
|Book Name||Author Name/Publisher|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT||Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant|
|30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback||Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT||Sharma and Upadhyay|
This section assesses the basic mathematical ability of students. It is considered to be relatively a scoring section and the time limit is 60 minutes. The difficulty level for this section is 10+2 level. Speed, accuracy, and precision are the key players here.
The important topics along with some major sub-topics for NMAT by GMAC syllabus for the section are as follows:
|Arithmetic||Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Simplification, Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time and Work and Distances|
|Algebra||Theory of Equations, Quadratic Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Sequence and Series|
|Geometry||Angles, Lines, Triangles, and Circles|
|Trigonometry||Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances|
|Mensuration||Area and volume of cones, spheres, cubes and cuboids|
|2D and 3D geometry||distance between 2 points, distance between a point and a plane, distance between a line and a plane|
NMAT Reference Books:
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Abhijit Guha||Abhijit Guha|
|How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT||Arun Sharma|
The logical skills section is designed to evaluate the understanding of patterns from the data given and to test the visualization power of aspirants. It questions a candidate’s logical thinking and its application to everyday problems.
The important topics of this section are as stated below:
|NMAT 2018 Syllabus|
|Multi-dimensional arrangements||Seating Arrangement|
|Coding and decoding||Clocks and Calendars|
|Series and Sets||Puzzles|
|Family tree||Data Arrangement|
|Critical reasoning and Assumption||Venn Diagram|
NMAT Reference Books:
|A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT||Nishit Sinha|
Applicants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance exam. There has been no change in the marking scheme of NMAT by GMAC and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. The marking scheme is stated as follows:
Qualifying marks for NMAT by GMAC are decided by the organizing body as well the college. Candidates should note that they must qualify both, section-wise and total cut-off marks to be eligible for admission to various management programs. Those applicants who do not score the minimum stipulated marks will not qualify and hence will not be short-listed for the Case Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.
Given below is last year’s NMAT Cutoff to help you understnad better about the section and course-wise qulaifying marks:
|COURSE||LANGUAGE SKILLS (96)||QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES (144)||LOGICAL REASONING (120)||OVERALL CUT OFF (360)|
|MBA Program/ MBA Banking/ MBA Capital Market/ MBA HR||55||74||61||208|
|MBA Pharmaceutical Management||50||50||50||169|
Hope this article helped you gain sufficient insights on NMAT Exam Pattern 2018. The exam will begin in October. Good luck!
*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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