NMIMS NPAT 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    NMIMS NPAT 2020 Exam Pattern will vary with the question paper sets for the exam to be held in 2 shifts. There will be 2 Papers in each shift. Paper 1 is common test and Paper 2 is especially for design subject (only for B.Des Program). NMIMS NPAT 2020 will be conducted from June 26 – ​28, 2020 through computer-based mode.

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    • Duration of Paper-1 is 2 hours which is divided into 3 parts for 3 sections i.e. 40 questions in each section. Each section has 40 minutes. Total marks for Paper-1 are 120 marks and no negative marking scheme for both Engineering and Non – Engineering.
    • Paper-2 has objective type multiple choice 60 questions equally divided into 3 sections i.e. 20 questions in each section. Each section has 30 minutes. Maximum marks are 60 marks for Paper-2.
    • Paper-1 is common for all candidates and covers 3 subjects: Quantitative & Numerical Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence and Proficiency in English Language and Paper 2 is to be taken by candidates applying for B.Des Program. This test will be started after 10 minutes of completion of Paper-1.

    NMIMS NPAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Exam pattern table is being given below for reference:

    Exam Pattern Highlights
    Exam ModeOnline Computer Based Test (CBT)
    Number of papers2 Paper {Paper-1 (Common for all Applicants) Paper-2 (for B.Des Applicants)}
    Number of sectionsPaper-1, 3 Sections
    Paper-2, 3 Sections
    Question Paper TypeObjective Type, Multiple Choice
    Total MarksPaper 1- 120;
    Paper 2- 60
    Exam durationPaper-1: 120 minutes
    Paper-2: 90 minutes
    Exam language English

    NMIMS NPAT 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

    The exam pattern of NMIMS NPAT exam varies for Engineering and Non-Engineering courses. 

    For Non-Engineering Programs

    NMIMS NPAT 2020 Exam Pattern is conducted to test reasoning, analytical, general intelligence and command over English Language. Weightage is given to questions topic-wise under each subject.

    For every section, a specific time limit is set which will be indicated by a clock on computer test screen. The clock will be set at the server and countdown timer in the top right corner of screen will display the remaining time available for completing NMIMS NPAT 2020 exam. When the timer reaches zero, NMIMS NPAT 2020 exam will over by itself. Applicant will not be required to end or submit NMIMS NPAT 2020 examination.

    Paper 1

    Paper 1 is common for all applicants. It consists of Multiple Choice Questions and there is no negative marking.

    SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime Limit (Minutes)
    Quantitative & Numerical ability404045
    Reasoning & General Intelligence404045
    Proficiency in English Language404030

    Paper 2

    Paper 2 is only for B.Des applicants. It consists of Multiple Choice Questions and no marks are deducted for an incorrect response.

    SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime Limit
    Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills202030
    Observation & Problem Solving202030
    General Awareness & Design Sensibility202030

    For Engineering Programs

    The exam pattern of engineering courses is as follows: 

    SectionNo. of QuestionsDuration (in Minutes)Marks
    Logical Intelligence202020
    Language Proficiency101010

    Topics under each subject and their weightage:

    1. Quantitative & Numerical ability
    • Number System (4 Marks)
    • Arithmetic (16 Marks)
    • Algebra (8 Marks)
    • Sets and Functions (4 Marks)
    • Elementary Statistics & Probability (4 Marks)
    • Trigonometry (4 Marks)
    1. Reasoning & General Intelligence
    • Critical Thinking (10 Marks)
    • Verbal-logical  reasoning (5 Marks)
    • Data sufficiency (5 Marks)
    • Numerical Reasoning (6 Marks)
    • Data Interpretation (10 Marks)
    • Spatial Reasoning (4 Marks)
    1. Proficiency in English Language
    • Error Recognition (5 Marks)
    • Applied Grammar (8 Marks)
    • Vocabulary (4 Marks)
    • Contextual Usage (4 Marks)
    • Sequencing of Ideas (4 Marks)
    • Reading Comprehension (15 Marks)
    1. Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills
    • Principle of perception and visual design (7 Marks)
    • Spatial relationships assessment (7 Marks)
    • Knowledge of practical and everyday (6 Marks)
    1. Observation & Problem Solving
    • Ability to detect concealed properties (6 Marks)
    • Applying attention to certain details (6 Marks)
    • Ability to discern subtle differences (3 Marks)
    • Using these to solve problems (5 Marks)
    1. General Awareness & Design Sensibility
    • General awareness of environmental factors (6 Marks)
    • Awareness of social and cultural connection (10 Marks)
    • History of art, sculpture and literature (4 Marks)

    NMIMS NPAT 2020 Syllabus

    NMIMS NPAT 2020 Syllabus is based on 10+2 standard. Considering different backgrounds of applicants, syllabus is constructed involving subjects and topics which are widely and commonly understandable and approachable with common sense and general intelligence.

    Subject topic wise details of Syllabus for NMIMS NPAT 2020 is as follows:

    Paper 1

    1. Quantitative and Numerical Ability
    Number SystemFractions, Surds and Decimals, Number Series
    ArithmeticPercentages, Profit & Loss, Discount, Compound Interest & Annuities, Ratio & Proportions, Time, Work & Distance, 2 D & 3D Figures- Areas & Volumes
    AlgebraBasic Algebraic Identities, Equations - Linear & Quadratic sequence and Series (AP, GP)
    Sets and FunctionsSets, Operation on Sets and their Applications, using Venn Diagrams, functions
    Elementary Statistics & ProbabilityMean, Mode, and Median, Measures of Dispersion
    TrigonometryTrigonometric Rations, identities, Height and Distances
    1. Reasoning & General Intelligence
    Critical ThinkingDecision Making (Take into cognizance various rules/conditions and take decisions based upon those rules/conditions) Problem Solving (To analyse the given information and condense all the information in a suitable form and answer the questions asked)
    Verbal-logical reasoningDerive conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on statement of facts
    Data sufficiencyJudge if the information given is sufficient to answer the question or some additional information is required
    Numerical ReasoningVenn Diagram (Identify the class-sub class relationship among given group of items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities
    Data InterpretationBe able to use the information given in graphs and charts to answer questions
    Spatial ReasoningFigure Analogy (Choosing the figure from the alternatives that match with relationship specified by a given figural pair) Figure Matching / Classification (Notice the common quality in figures to be able to match figures or find the odd one out) Figure Series (To discover a pattern in the formation of figures in a sequence to be able to complete the series / identify the missing figures)
    1. Proficiency in English Language
    Error RecognitionRecognising grammatical structure and usage.
    Applied GrammarUsing prepositions, determiners, connectives, tenses appropriately.
    VocabularyGrasping the meaning of underlined words in sentences
    Contextual UsageUsing appropriate words in the given context
    Sequencing of IdeasPutting ideas into logical sequence by putting jumbled sentences in the correct order
    Reading Comprehension Total 3 Passages; 400-500 words in each passage & 5 Questions will be per PassageLocating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating

    Paper 2

    1. Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills
    Principle of perception and visual designPrinciples of Perception - Continuation and Closure, Similarity, Proximity by Gestalt
    Sight and thought perception according to Huxley-Lester Model
    Cognitive Perception involving a multitude of mental processes: analysis and recognition, interpretation, comparison, memory, salience, association and inventory,
    Principles of Design: Emphasis and Unity, Pattern, Balance, Rhythm, Contrast, Movement and Proportion,
    Semiotics (Science of signs and symbols): Indexical, Iconic and Symbolic,
    Pragmatics of Graphics Design with its Syntax, Semantics
    Spatial relationships assessmentExplanation of Space- Light and Scale (Spatial Properties)
    Constructivism— visual blueprinting (relating a pattern of shapes or arranging series of planes together visually)
    Orthographic representations
    Isometric representations
    Knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific conceptsKnowledge of form and material, usability, and emotional impact (day-to-day objects)
    Basic Mechanics
    Concept of Patterns in data
    1. Observation & Problem Solving
    Ability to reveal hidden attributes in situations, people, and normal things, events, and creating critical viewSkill to detect complications / problems related to ease-of-use of modern / routinely used devices
    Ability to understand and analyse relations between 2D and 3D objects
    Implementing awareness to certain details, inferring and predicting. analysing, reasoning, classifyingCreative Problem Solving Techniques (Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, and Verification)
    Bottom to top and top to down approaches
    Skill to differentiate devious differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.Knowledge of spatial composition, lighting, Golden Ratio, Rule of Thirds, Balance, Colour preference (Hue, Saturation, lightness)
    Using these to solve problemsFonts and symbols usage as part of communication or awareness of fonts
    Understanding the principles of design and its perception, Usage of design component, & spatial properties, cultural tendency and structured design proces
    1. General Awareness & Design Sensibility
    General awareness of environmental factors i.e. natural resource, water, weather, climate, population, pollution, vegetation etc., and their suggestions on the product design, various images, wide infrastructure and changing environment.Environmental Design to gain sustainability- Green Design
    Changes in Process and Products ( focus on subtle products)
    Awareness of social and cultural relation with design, historical artefact, and social responsibility and environmentally sustainable design responses.Designing for social and cultural sustainability- Inclusive Design
    Principles of Inclusive design: Responsiveness, Flexibility, Convenience, Accommodation, Welcoming and Real
    Visual culture- Expression of Culture through visual images.
    History of art, sculpture and literatureArt Movements / Periods- Basic Info
    Renowned sculptures, historical artists and their paintings.

    NMIMS NPAT 2020 Preparation Books

    As the topics of NMIMS NPAT Exam are common and more or less similar to other entrance and competitive exams so there are several options available in the books market.

    SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
    Quantitative and Numerical AbilityQuantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability - 1276: Numerical Ability (Fully Solved) 7000 + Objective QuestionsKiran Prakashan (Author), Pratiyogita Kiran (Author)ASIN: B00U241N14
    Reasoning and Gen. IntelligenceGeneral Intelligence and Test of Reasoning 2016S Chand ExpertsISBN-10: 9325994151 ISBN-13: 978-932599415
    English LanguageObjective General English (Old Edition) Paperback – 2011R.S. AggarwalISBN-10: 8121915317 ISBN-13: 978-812191531
    Design Sensibility and AwarenessUCEED Design Environment & Social Awareness In Design Perspective Combined With Mental & Verbal AptitudeInstitute of Creative SciencesASIN: B01MY2M6Z6
    Observation and Problem SolvingThe Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition Kindle Editionby Don NormanASIN: B06XCCZJ4L

    Exam Day Instructions

    Please read the instructions carefully regarding Question & Answering System

    General Instructions:

    • The questions quantity level is displayed on the right side of webpage that shows the status of each question using one of the following symbols:

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    • The Marked for Review status for a question simply indicates that you would like to look at that question again.
    • Click on the ">" symbol that appears to the left of question palette to fall down the question palette and maximize the question window. For having a review of the question palette, click on "<" that exists on the right side of question window.

    Navigating to a Question:

    • To answer a question, do the following:
      1. For navigating fast to one to another question, click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of webpage screen to reach particular question. Answer to the existing questions will not be saved if navigates to another question.
      2. For saving answer click on Save & Next current question will be saved and nest question will appear on the webpage screen.
      3. If review is required then click on Mark for Review & Next to save your answer for the existing question, mark it for review, and then go to the next question.

    Answering a Question:

    • How to make answer correctly to a multiple-choice type question:
      1. Click on the button (Radio or Check Button) shown with the options, this will show either DOT or Check Mark in it. Answer is done this way
      2. If need to deselect selected option for answer, again either click on the button of the chosen option or can click on Clear Response button for deselecting the option
      3. For changing selected option for answer, click on the button of other option you like
      4. For saving answer, click on Save & Next button
      5. If review of the option of answer is required then click on Mark for Review & Next button.
      6. For changing the saved answer, select that question for changing the answer and then act as per the guidance for changing answer option of the saved answer.

    Navigating through sections:

    • Shortcuts are available for having information rapidly about the sections in the paper. Look at the top bar of the computer test screen there are some shortcuts of section. Clicking on it one can have required information.
    • Next section will automatically be opened with as the Save & Next Button is entered for saving last question of the existing section.
    • When Save & Next button on the last question for a section is clicked, first question of the next section automatically opened.
    • Navigating form one section to another is facilitated for the convenience so any question in any section can be attended easily.

    Instruction Regarding NMIMS NPAT 2020

    As per the regulations for NMIMS NPAT 2020 exam some instructions regarding the conduction of NMIMS NPAT 2020 for maintaining discipline, transparency and smooth operations of all activities of exam. Candidate must follow all the instructions.

    • Keep valid admit card issued for NMIMS NPAT 2020 during exam
    • No request will be entertained for attempting NMIMS NPAT 2020 exam without admit card whatsoever is the reason.
    • Keep one original photo ID proof along with NMIMS NPAT Admit Card.
    • Any document other than admit card and ID proof, any size and type of paper, mobile phone, analog watch, any communication device, calculator and electronic devices and gadgets are not allowed in NMIMS NPAT exam hall.
    • Don’t leave exam hall without the permission of invigilator
    • Produce admit card and ID proof twice or thrice, whenever is asked to by the authorities, don’t be irritated
    • Any food or beverage is not allowed to have during exam. Only water can be taken with prior permission of invigilator or as per the instructions
    • Conversation or discussion with any other candidate is not allowed. Such act is deemed to be punishable act.
    • If there is some problem with sitting facility or anything else that is creating disturbance, don’t try to handle it by your own. Bring this in the notice of invigilator and let him resolve the problem.
    • If somebody comes with candidate, he or she will not be allowed to enter in NMIMS NPAT examination center. Don’t expect exam center authorities to provide any facility as they are not instructed for the same so please don’t create any argument with any of staff persons.
    • Misbehaviour in any manner or creating undisciplined environment in NMIMS NPAT Examination Hall or troubling or not assisting in the process of the verification or checking in the exam with invigilator, officials and assisting staff deployed for the conduction of the examination will not be tolerated in any case and severe punitive action will be taken under the rules and regulation of the examination.

    *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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    29 Aug, 2018 13:33
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    How much is cutoff for bba entrance in npat

    07 Apr, 2018 16:52
    Priya Sharma

    Hi Yatin, please check the official website.

    29 May, 2018 16:35
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    Am I allowed a calculator for NPAT?

    11 Apr, 2017 00:20

    Hi Niharika, the calculator is not allowed in NPAT exam center.

    11 Apr, 2017 16:23
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    05 Apr, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Anuja, You can use this link to get sample papers and previous question papers. NPAT  preperation.

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