NPAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
NPAT 2018 Exam Pattern will vary with the question paper sets for the exam to be held in 2 shifts; shift 1 on May 12, 2018 and shift 2 on May 13, 2018. 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).
NPAT (National test for Programmes after Twelfth) is a common entrance exam conducted and managed by Mumbai campus of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Admission to under graduate and integrated degree Program in all campuses of the university is given.
NPAT 2018 Exam will be online exam to be conducted in 2 shifts in 2 days. Each Shift consists of 2 papers; one is common for all candidates and another is for applicants applying for B.Des. Program. All questions are objective type multiple choice questions and total marks for Paper-1 are 120 marks and for Paper-1, it is 60 marks.
Exam pattern table is being given below for reference:
|Exam Pattern Highlights|
|NPAT 2018 Exam Mode||Online Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Number of papers in NPAT 2018||2 Paper Paper-1 (Common for all Applicants) Paper-2 (for B.Des Applicants)|
|Number of sections||Paper-1, 3 Sections|
Paper-2, 3 Sections
|Question Paper Type||Objective Type, Multiple Choice|
|NPAT 2018 Total Marks||Paper 1- 120;|
Paper 2- 60
|NPAT 2018 Exam duration||Paper-1: 120 minutes|
Paper-2: 90 minutes
|NPAT 2018 Exam language||English|
NPAT 2018 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 NPAT 2018 exam. When the timer reaches zero, NPAT 2018 exam will over by itself. Applicant will not be required to end or submit NPAT 2018 examination.
Paper 1 is common for all applicants. It consists of Multiple Choice Questions and there is no negative marking.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Max. Marks||Time Limit (Minutes)|
|Quantitative & Numerical ability||40||40||45|
|Reasoning & General Intelligence||40||40||45|
|Proficiency in English Language||40||40||30|
Paper 2 is only for B.Des applicants. It consists of Multiple Choice Questions and no marks is deducted for incorrect response.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Max. Marks||Time Limit|
|Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills||20||20||30|
|Observation & Problem Solving||20||20||30|
|General Awareness & Design Sensibility||20||20||30|
Topics under each subject and their weightage:
NPAT 2018 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 NPAT 2018 is as follows:
|Number System||Fractions, Surds and Decimals, Number Series|
|Arithmetic||Percentages, Profit & Loss, Discount, Compound Interest & Annuities, Ratio & Proportions, Time, Work & Distance, 2 D & 3D Figures- Areas & Volumes|
|Algebra||Basic Algebraic Identities, Equations - Linear & Quadratic sequence and Series (AP, GP)|
|Sets and Functions||Sets, Operation on Sets and their Applications, using Venn Diagrams, functions|
|Elementary Statistics & Probability||Mean, Mode, and Median, Measures of Dispersion|
|Trigonometry||Trigonometric Rations, identities, Height and Distances|
|Critical Thinking||Decision 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 reasoning||Derive conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on statement of facts|
|Data sufficiency||Judge if the information given is sufficient to answer the question or some additional information is required|
|Numerical Reasoning||Venn Diagram (Identify the class-sub class relationship among given group of items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities|
|Data Interpretation||Be able to use the information given in graphs and charts to answer questions|
|Spatial Reasoning||Figure 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)|
|Error Recognition||Recognising grammatical structure and usage.|
|Applied Grammar||Using prepositions, determiners, connectives, tenses appropriately.|
|Vocabulary||Grasping the meaning of underlined words in sentences|
|Contextual Usage||Using appropriate words in the given context|
|Sequencing of Ideas||Putting 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 Passage||Locating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating|
|Principle of perception and visual design||Principles 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 assessment||Explanation of Space- Light and Scale (Spatial Properties)|
|Constructivism— visual blueprinting (relating a pattern of shapes or arranging series of planes together visually)|
|Knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts||Knowledge of form and material, usability, and emotional impact (day-to-day objects)|
|Concept of Patterns in data|
|Ability to reveal hidden attributes in situations, people, and normal things, events, and creating critical view||Skill 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, classifying||Creative 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 problems||Fonts 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|
|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 literature||Art Movements / Periods- Basic Info|
|Renowned sculptures, historical artists and their paintings.|
As the topics of 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.
|Quantitative and Numerical Ability||Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability - 1276: Numerical Ability (Fully Solved) 7000 + Objective Questions||Kiran Prakashan (Author), Pratiyogita Kiran (Author)||ASIN: B00U241N14|
|Reasoning and Gen. Intelligence||General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning 2016||S Chand Experts||ISBN-10: 9325994151 ISBN-13: 978-932599415|
|English Language||Objective General English (Old Edition) Paperback – 2011||R.S. Aggarwal||ISBN-10: 8121915317 ISBN-13: 978-812191531|
|Design Sensibility and Awareness||UCEED Design Environment & Social Awareness In Design Perspective Combined With Mental & Verbal Aptitude||Institute of Creative Sciences||ASIN: B01MY2M6Z6|
|Observation and Problem Solving||The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition Kindle Edition||by Don Norman||ASIN: B06XCCZJ4L|
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