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NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Preparation For Verbal and Non Verbal Sections, Best Books, Solved Questions

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On -Jun 15, 2021

NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning consists of 36 questions which candidates must solve in 40 minutes. This difficulty level of this section is moderate. Similar to other sections of this paper such as Quantitative Aptitude and Language Skills, there is no negative marking for NMAT LR.

  • Last year there were 24 questions from non-verbal reasoning 16 questions from verbal reasoning. 
  • Maximum number of questions from non verbal reasoning in 2019 were set based. See NMAT Paper Analysis
  • All questions were a mix of easy, moderate, and difficult.

Syllabus

NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Syllabus

NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning section shall consist of –

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal/Analytical Reasoning

Topic wise distribution of logical reasoning section-

Section Topic Number of Questions
Arrangements, selections 8-10 (2 to 3 sets)
Critical Reasoning 5-6
Family tree, Blood relations, Directions 4-5
Coding, Decoding, Input-Output 3-4
Statement Assumption Conclusion, course of action 3-4
Set Theory, Puzzles and visual reasoning 7-8

Also Check NMAT 2020 Syllabus and Topic Wise Weightage


LR Prep Strategy

NMAT 2020 Preparation Strategy For Logical/Critical Reasoning

  • For Critical Reasoning questions, the candidates first need to comprehend the meaning of the term “inference” or what the question requires of them in order to attempt the same correctly.
  • Try and identify the conclusion, the conclusion may not always come at the end of the text it may come somewhere in the middle, end or even the beginning.
  • Read the content/sentences correctly identify the clues or hint which logically follows one statement to the next.
  • Always learn to ascertain as to what exactly the question asks and read the question first before going through the material on which it is based; you should not assume that you know what will be asked about an argument. For example- an argument may have some prominent flaws but you may not be asked to detect them but instead choose the argument which does not have a flaw in it.
  • Read all the options carefully and repeatedly in case of confusion. Do not assume that a given choice is best suited as an answer without looking through all the options, as the options are at times deceptive resembling an answer but may not actually be the correct answer.
  • Focus on the pictorial representation of data. Look through the patterns/designs carefully when it comes to solving puzzles, visuals etc.
  • Improve your own prediction analysis with the help of practise questions, mocks and tutorials.
  • Start timing yourself, make sure to always practise Logical Reasoning with proper timing. Each time you practise with the time you will learn to pick up a pace and will accurately be able to solve all the questions within the limited time.
  • Practise every day; as it will help you familiarise yourself with the type of questions that are expected to come in the examination.
  • Pay special attention to words like “all”, “some”, “none” when you come across facts in the question. Also be attentive to words like “only, “other than” and “unless” that specify facts and help candidates to draw conclusions.
  • Try to eliminate the deceiving options and choose the one you would eventually arrive to- that should be the main goal when it comes to MCQs.

Must Read: NMAT Preparation Tips for All 3 Sections


NVB Prep Strategy

NMAT 2020 Preparation Strategy Some Tips For Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Revise the topics you are confident it is as those will help you achieve good marks.
  • Visualize the problem in your head, make a mind map, draw a rough diagram, table or arrangement to get a clear idea of the question.
  • In Data Analysis questions, it is useful to try and eliminate the choices which do not seem like a possible answer to gradually arrive upon the answer.
  • Read the entire question properly with time as sometimes in a hurry you may miss out the important hints the question offers.
  • You should focus on one topic at a time as these are most conceptual and should be solved using a certain technique; even though there may seem to be an overlapping of topics the candidate should go through the topics one by one.

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Tips And Tricks

NMAT 2020 Preparation Tips And Tricks

  • As already mentioned above, there will be a total of 36 questions which need to be answered in 40 minutes, which almost comes down to one question per minute. Therefore, proper practise and time management is the key to success in this section.
  • Leave any set or question that you don’t understand or cannot attempt in first 30 seconds. There is no point in wasting time on only one set or one question. Especially in questions of pattern matching and number series where one gets the answer immediately or it doesn’t strike at all.
  • An attempt of about 26 to 29 questions with 95% accuracy will be considered good. The candidates need to master critical/logical reasoning to obtain a high score. In previous years the cut-off for the same ranged from between 59 to 61.
  • This section is mainly given so that the students learn to devise a strategy so as to attempt questions from all the sections as this is a scoring section.
  • Time Management is extremely crucial as the NMAT is a speed driven exam and therefore the candidates must place prime importance on managing their time effectively.

Recommended Books/div>

Books For NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • 50 Plus Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Ajay Singh
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)

Also See: Recommended Books for NMAT Preparation by Toppers


Expected Cut-Off

Expected Cut-Off For NMAT 2020

Topic Difficulty Level Expected Cut-off
Language Skills Easy to Moderate 62-65
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Easy to Moderate 65-70
Logical Reasoning Moderate 58-60
Total Easy to Moderate 208- 210

Sample Questions

NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Questions

Ques. Pointing towards a person, Sita told her son that the person was the only son of his maternal grandmother. Who is that person to Sita’s husband?

  1. Father-in-law;
  2. Brother-in-law;
  3. Brother;
  4. Father;
  5. Uncle

Ans. The correct answer is option B.

Ques. If ‘WEDDING’ is numbered as 32 16 30, ‘BELONGS’ is numbered as 19 225 40. Then how will ‘STRANGE’ be coded in the same language?

  1. 47 16 26;
  2. 39 19 24;
  3. 57 1 26;
  4. 57 1 24;
  5. 47 2 26;

Ans. The correct answer is option C.

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Frequently Asked Questions

NMAT Logical Reasoning Preparation FAQs

Ques. What are the best books for NMAT Logical Reasoning section?

Ans. Best books for NMAT Logical Reasoning section are A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal, 50 Plus Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Ajay Singh, Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson), and How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
 

Ques. What is the difficulty level for NMAT Logical Reasoning section?

Ans. This difficulty level of NMAT Logical Reasoning section is moderate.

Ques. What is the ideal attempt for NMAT Logical Reasoning?

Ans. An attempt of about 26 to 29 questions with 95% accuracy will be considered good. In previous years, cut-off for the same ranged from between 59 to 61.

Ques. What topics are covered under NMAT Logical Reasoning Current affairs?

Ans. NMAT Loagical Reasoning sections consists of the topics which are given below:

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Family tree, Blood relations, Directions
  • Coding, Decoding, Input-Output
  • Statement Assumption Conclusion, course of action

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

NMAT 2021 : 5 answered questions

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Ques. I got 222 in my NMAT exam, what is my conversion chance for NMIMS Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Ria Dhar on 28 May 21

Ans. One of my friends also opted for conversion. According to him, in recent year's cut-offs, chances of anyone to be shortlisted would be possible if you manage to score around 207-209.  This goes for sectional cut-offs too, like-  Sections Cut off Logical Reasoning 60-61 QA 72-74 Verbal 55-56 If I assume that you have already managed to clear these cut-offs (sectional or non-sectional) and have a good score of 222, chances of converting your call are really, really high.  Read the following points to understand how your NMAT score would not be an exclusive aspect if you really want to pursue a course at NMIMS.  The entire admission process encompasses various factors. Like your academic background, work experience, case discussion, and eventually a personal interview round.  The selection aspect includes the NMAT score. But students with a low score have not managed to make it.  This also proves how you have to have a good Case Discussion and Personal Interview (CDPI) score to eventually make it.  There have been instances where the students have managed to score pretty well. But since they didn't perform well in their CDPI, they could not convert the call. Although, in 2020 the NMAT Exam Pattern has changed itself a bit. The time limit is just the same. The number of questions has been lessened. Expect the NMAT cut-off to surge. There also have been speculations that the number of questions would be unknown making the NMAT exam cut-off pointless to assume already.Read more
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Ques. How difficult is the post-NMAT process at NMIMS Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Anisha Basu on 15 May 21

Ans. Post NMAT process at NMIMS Mumbai includes Writing SOP, CD and PI. The following points are based on my sister’s experience at the institute: CD: Case Discussion is like a group discussion but very different from it.  A structured analysis of a particular circumstance is given as a case.  To clear, the CD makes sure the student makes 2-3 meaningful entries in 15 mins. If the case is long and you are in between the first two persons to speak, make sure to crisply present the problem.  You will be needed to give a clear direction and structure to the problem. SOP & PI: The panel will have your Statement of Purpose. SOP is a representation of the best qualities, journey and achievements with importance on why you yearn to pursue an MBA in NMIMS.  The SOP should be well structured and best described.  You need to make your stories fall in place.  Questions relevant to work experience, previous projects, or internships are usually asked in PI.  Apart from that, some interviewees might end up asking random abstract questions just to check the presence of mind and thought process. A standard interview serves for about 20 to 25 minutes but it depends on the Panel.Read more
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Ques. Can I get a call from ximb with 192 NMAT?

● Top Answer By Nitin Ghosal on 20 Apr 21

Ans. Since the cut-offs range around and over 190+, there is a vivid chance of you getting the admission call from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar (XIMB). If you in any chance put your target for the XIMB-HR department, then you should definitely make sure to obtain a good scoring in the LS section of NMAT, which is basically the Language Section.  Revised in 2020 by GMAC, NMAT is supposed to be centered around having 12 questions less when compared to 2019.  As also mentioned by a friend who appeared in NMAT, is to prepare thoroughly for the GD-PI section which certainly can fetch you XIMB. It is because your score is just above the cutoff, and an additional good GD-PI is supposed to affect your score on the upper side of the hill.  The scoring rate and other relative factors are subjected to vary as per guidelines, and the year date. The NMAT score for XIMB from the past year was estimated at a different rate. The outlook of which is mentioned beneath: Look at the various cut-off ranges, that similarly are subject to change each year, as per criterion. The following data is: HRM - 87 percentile, or 190–200 RM - 70 percentile, or 150–170 Although, the high chance of getting a seat in the institution somewhat depends on the GD-PI, and interview.Read more
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Ques. Is the difficulty level of exams like the NMAT, Snap, and the CMAT the same?

● Top Answer By Sneha on 02 Feb 21

Ans. NMAT, SNAP, and CMAT are some of the Management entrance aptitude tests conducted by different exam bodies in India. All these exams have a set of colleges that accepts these scores. All three exams are computer-based and follow Objective Type Questions (MCQ) question format. These three exams have varying difficulty levels. SNAP conducted by Symbiosis University is tough compared to the other two exams NMAT and CMAT. NMAT and SNAP have a similar level of difficulty but SNAP has a tough choice of questions compared to NMAT. CMAT is the least difficult exam among all the three exams. The pattern differences between the exam are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT NMAT SNAP Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs (120 minutes) 1 Hr (60 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 3 sections 3 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 120 Marks 60 marks Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Mark + 1 Mark Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. No negative marking for incorrect answers and unattempted questions. -0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt. Sectional Time Limits: CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. Whereas NMAT has sectional time limits. Language Skills (22 mins), Quantitative Aptitude (60 mins), Logical Reasoning (38 mins). SNAP exam does not have sectional time limits. The exam comprises 3 exams namely No sectional time limits. General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Section selection: Candidates can answer from any section of their choice in CMAT.  In NMAT candidates can choose the order of sections of their choice. The questions will appear in the order chosen by the candidates. In short, if the exams are to be arranged based on difficulty then SNAP> NMAT> CMAT. SNAP is the most difficult followed by NMAT and then CMAT.Read more
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Ques. What is the difference between the CMAT and the NMAT?

● Top Answer By Toshali Chatterjee on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT and NMAT are some of the management aptitude exams that are conducted for admission in B-Schools in India. Both the exams have Objective Type Questions (MCQ) question format. CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) is a Computer Based Test conducted by the National test Agency (NTA) once a year. NMAT ((Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test) is also a Computer Based Test conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). In this exam, the candidates can retake the examination within the stipulated exam date. The major differences in the pattern of the CMAT and the NMAT tests are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT NMAT Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs (120 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 3 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 120 Marks Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Marks Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. No negative marking for incorrect answers and unattempted questions. Sectional Time Limits: CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. Whereas NMAT has sectional time limits. Language Skills (22 mins), Quantitative Aptitude (60 mins), Logical Reasoning (38 mins). Section selection: Candidates can answer from any section of their choice in CMAT. In NMAT too candidates can choose the order of sections of their choice. The questions will appear in the order chosen by the candidates. Some of the top colleges accepting CMAT scores are JBIMS, SIMSREE, KJSIMSR, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, Goa Institute of Management, SIES College of Management Studies, Christ University Bangalore, etc. More than 35 colleges accept NMAT scores for the admission process. Some of the top institutes NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, etc.Read more
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Comments


8 Comments
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jatin sharma
Will the questions be only MCQ or descriptive as well?
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common admission test

Hii Jatin, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, NMAT is an online computer based test consisting of 108 MCQ type questions divided into 3 sections. For more details Click Here

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dharshini rajendran
In which colleges can I take admission after clearing NMAT?
S
surendra

HI Dharshini

NMAT is the gateway to many MBA colleges. You can get admission in many MBA colleges who accept the NMAT score. For more information on which colleges accepts NMAT score visit on our official website of NMAT Cutoff.

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vipasha
Will I get choices in the logical reasoning portion?
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kapila.gandrola

Hello Vipasha,

Every question in the logical reasoning section will have 5 options wherein you will have to select the correct answer or the most appropriate answer. However, you will not be provided with any overall choice in the section. For more details, visit- NMAT Exam Pattern.

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rohan bharti
Which topic is important in this section?
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surendra

Hi Rohan

You can visit on our official website of NMAT Syllabus and Pattern to check the whole exam sybbalus and the important sections which you need to study. You will also get the practice paper.

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sadim ansari
How many questions are asked on logical reasoning?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, There will be 36 questions in the Logical Reasoning section on the NMAT by GMAC exam. For more information, please refer, NMAT Paper.

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muheshraaj
What is the weightage of logical reasoning?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, There will be 36 questions in the Logical Reasoning section on the NMAT by GMAC exam. You need to attempt them in 40 minutes, so you have about 1 minute to solve each question.

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kunal thakrar
Do I need to prepare from specific book or anywhere online?
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kapila.gandrola

Hello Kunal,

There is no specific for NMAT. You can refer to QA and LRDI by Arun Sharma which is one of the best books available or else you can use any study material which you find is sufficient for you. Apart from this, give as many mocks as possible. You can find mocks free on a lot of websites online. 

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md hussain ansari
Which book is best for preparation of logical reasoning?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, The best books to prepare for the Logical Reasoning section in NMAT include Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal, How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma and Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit K. Sinha.


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