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NPAT 2019 Syllabus, Pattern and Important Books

Updated On - February 11th 2019 by JAINAB ALVI

NPAT Syllabus- NPAT 2019 is scheduled for May 11 & 12, 2019. Candidates appearing for NPAT 2019 should be aware of NPAT 2019 Syllabus and practice accordingly. It is important to know about the NPAT Exam Pattern before discussing the NPAT Syllabus.

There are 2 papers conducted in NPAT- NPAT Paper 1 (Common) and NPAT Paper 2 (Design). Each paper is further divided into 3 sections. In NPAT 2019 Paper 1, candidates will be tested based on their Proficiency in the English Language, Logical Reasoning & General Intelligence and Quantitative & Numerical Ability. NPAT Paper 2 is held to test candidates’ ability in Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills, Observation & Problem Solving and General Awareness & Design Sensibility. 

NPAT Exam PatternNPAT Paper 2NPAT Result

NMIMS Programs After Twelfth or NPAT is conducted by constituent schools of SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. The exam is conducted for students seeking admission to various Undergraduate and Integrated Degree Programs offered by NMIMS at Mumbai, Shirpur, Indore, Navi Mumbai and Bengaluru Campuses. 

NPAT Paper 1 in Detail

Check Paper 1 section wise syllabus, books and preparation tips:

NPAT Syllabus for Proficiency in the English Language

This section will test candidates’ proficiency in grammar and comprehension. The questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Cloze test (fill in the blanks)
  • Para- Jumble
  • Spot the error/Sentence completion
ConstructSub-constructNo. of Questions
Error RecognitionRecognising grammatical structure and usage.5
Applied GrammarUsing prepositions, determiners, connectives, tenses appropriately.8
VocabularyGrasping the meaning of underlined words in sentences4
Contextual UsageUsing appropriate words in the given context4
Sequencing of IdeasPutting ideas into logical sequence by putting jumbled sentences in the correct order4
Reading Comprehension (3 Passages of 400-500 words with 5 Questions per Passage)Locating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of passage, inferring , getting the central theme, evaluating15

NPAT Preparation Books for English Language

  • Word Power Made Easy By NORMAN LEWIS (ISBN-10: 0143424688)
  • OBJECTIVE GENERAL ENGLISH 01 Edition By R. S. Aggarwal (ISBN-10: 8121915317)

Preparation Tips

  • Candidate should get into the habit of regular reading of a newspaper and any magazine which covers the contemporary events well. This will help in building a good vocabulary and also help with the General Knowledge section.
  • Brush up the basics of grammar to tackle the error detection questions and sentence correction.
  • Identify the words you are not familiar with and try to understand their meaning and usage.
  • Listen to speeches or watch movies and/or documentaries with subtitles. This will increase the knowledge of spoken English and might come in use while attempting sentence completion and para jumble questions.
  • Candidates should talk to people in English. They may feel sluggish and shy at first and will make lots of mistakes but soon they will discover that with more talking, their confidence, as well as their accuracy, is increasing.

NPAT Syllabus for Quantitative & Numerical Ability

This section carries 40 questions out of 120 of 1 marks each. Questions will be asked from the following topics in Quantitative & Numerical Ability:

  • Number System
  • Set Theory
  • Percentages
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Ratio
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry & Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
ConstructSub-constructNo. of Questions
Number SystemFractions, Surds and Decimals, Number Series4
ArithmeticPercentages, Profit & Loss, Discount, Compound Interest & Annuities, Ratio & Proportions, Time, Work & Distance, 2 D & 3D Figures- Areas & Volumes16
AlgebraBasic Algebraic Identities, Equations - Linear & Quadratic sequence and Series (AP, GP)8
Sets and FunctionsSets, Operation on Sets and their Applications, using Venn Diagrams, functions4
Elementary Statistics & ProbabilityMean, Mode, and Median, Measures of Dispersion4
TrigonometryTrigonometric Rations, identities, Height and Distances4

NPAT Preparation Books for Quantitative and Numerical Ability

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal (ISBN-10: 8121924987)
  • Magical Book on Quicker Maths by Tyra (ISBN-10: 8190458922)
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha (ISBN-10: 9351343553)

Preparation Tips

  • Candidate should brush up the basics to get a grip on the fundamental topics.
  • Practice is the key to Mathematics, so candidates must practice as many mock tests as possible.

NPAT Syllabus for Reasoning & General Intelligence

This section test candidate’s ability to identify patterns, understanding of logical links. Questions will be based on the following topics:

  • Analytical reasoning
  • Series & sequences
  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Table Chart)
  • Blood relation
  • Analogy
  • Syllogisms
  • Visual Reasoning
ConstructSub-constructNo. of Questions
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)10
Verbal-logical reasoningDerive conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on statement of facts5
Data sufficiencyJudge if the information given is sufficient to answer the question or some additional information is required5
Numerical ReasoningVenn Diagram (Identify the class-sub class relationship among given group of items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities6
Data InterpretationBe able to use the information given in graphs and charts to answer questions10
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)4

NPAT Preparation Books for Reasoning & General Intelligence

  • Model Approach to Logical Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal (ISBN-10: 8121919053)
  • Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey (ISBN-10: 8190458914)

Preparation Tips

  • Spend some seconds over a question and study each question carefully. A brief explanation of why each choice is correct or incorrect should go into candidates’ mind.
  • Candidates should never assume or use any information which is not given in the question. Observe only the information given in each question when choosing among the alternative responses.
  • Read both the factual passage and the sentence completion instruction carefully. Both must be considered in making your choice.
  • Be sure to read all the response choices carefully before eliminating or choosing one of them.
  • Candidate can solve most of these questions by following certain tricks and shortcut methods. Therefore, a practice of previous year papers and chapter wise questions is important.
  • Candidate should solve questions regularly to get a good grip of it as ample practice should be there.
  • Candidate can also prepare for this section is by regularly solving crossword puzzles, Sudoku, riddles etc.

NPAT Paper 2 – Design

NPAT 2019NPAT Paper 2 is held to test candidates’ ability in Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills, Observation & Problem Solving and General Awareness & Design Sensibility. NPAT Syllabus for Design Paper is as follows:

NPAT Syllabus for Spatial Ability and Visualization

The total time allotted to this section is 30 minutes. This section consists of 20 MCQs which should be completed in a duration of 20 minutes. NPAT Syllabus for Spatial Ability and Visualization is represented in the following table:

ConstructSub-constructNo. of Questions
Principle of perception and visual designGestalt Principles of Perception - Proximity, Similarity, Continuation and Closure1
Huxley-Lester Model: Sight and thought perception1
Cognitive Perception involves a myriad of mental processes: interpretation, memory, comparison, salience, association, inventory, analysis and recognition1
Principles of Design: Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, Contrast, Pattern, Movement, Emphasis and Unity2
Semiotics (Science of signs and symbols): Iconic, Symbolic, Indexical1
Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Graphics Design1
Spatial relationships assessmentInterpretation of Space- Light and Scale (Spatial Properties)2
Constructivism—visual blueprinting (relating a pattern of shapes or visually arranging series of planes together)2
Orthographic representations1
Isometric representations1
Knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific conceptsKnowledge of form and material, usability, and emotional impact (day-to-day objects)2
Basic Mechanics2
Concept of Patterns in data2

NPAT Syllabus for Observation and Problem Solving

The total time allotted to this section is 30 minutes. This section consists of 20 MCQs which should be completed in a duration of 20 minutes. NPAT Syllabus for Observation and Problem Solving is represented in the following table:

ConstructSub-constructNo. of Questions
Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them.Ability to detect complexity/problems related to ease-of-use of modern/day-to-day devices4
Ability to understand spatial relations among 2D and 3D objects2
Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting.Creative Problem Solving Techniques (Preparation,
Bottom to top and top to down approaches2
Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.Knowledge of spatial composition, lighting, Golden Ratio, Rule of Thirds, Balance, Colour preference (Hue, Saturation, lightness)3
Using these to solve problemsUse of fonts as element for communication or merely font awareness2
Use of design elements, design and perception principles, spatial properties, cultural preferences and structured design process3

NPAT Syllabus for General Awareness and Design

The total time allotted to this section is 30 minutes. This section consists of 20 MCQs which should be completed in a duration of 20 minutes. NPAT Syllabus for General Awareness and Design is represented in the following table:

ConstructSub-constructNo. of Questions
General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment.Design for Environment to achieve sustainability- Green Design3
Process changes and Product changes (focus on intangible products)3
Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses.Designing for social and cultural sustainability- Inclusive Design4
Principles of Inclusive design: Responsive, Flexible, Convenient, Accommodating, Welcoming and Realistic3
Visual culture-> Culture expressed in visual images.3
History of art, sculpture and literatureArt Movements/Periods- Basic Info2
Renowned Historical Artists and their paintings, sculptures.2

*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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