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NMAT Exam Acing your NMAT 2024 Score with 220 and Above – A Section-wise Approach

The NMAT Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test is a computer based MBA entrance exam for admissions to top B-Schools in India.

NMAT is conducted by GMAC Graduate Management Admission Council.  The NMAT by GMAC™ stands out as the most candidate-friendly MBA entrance exam, providing the convenience and flexibility to select exam dates. Moreover, candidates have the opportunity to improve their scores with up to 3 attempts in a single testing cycle.

To Score 220+ in NMAT candidates have to strategize the preparations. MBARendezvous will provide some important tips to prepare well for the NMAT 2024 Exam.  

How to Crack NMAT – Preparation Strategies to score 220+ in NMAT Exam.

  • Importance of Writing Mocks 

Writing mock exams is emphasized as crucial for understanding the unique strategy required for NMAT, which differs from other exams. Mocks help in identifying the best approach tailored to individual needs.

  • Importance of practicing previous year question papers

Practicing previous year question papers plays an important part in NMAT 2024 exam preparation. Daily you must practice 2-3 previous year practice papers. With Practice papers you will be able to identify the weakness and the strength. 

  • Breakdown of Question Types

The logical reasoning questions constitute a significant portion of NMAT, with around 16 to 19 questions in this category. Understanding question types like inference, strengthening, weakening, and assumption is essential for success.

  • Quantitative Skills Section Strategies - NMAT 2024

In the quant section the major questions are from algebra, arithmetic, geometry and modern mathematics.

  1. Question Breakup:NMAT Quantitative Skill
  2. The breakup of the Math section is as follows:

    Math Topics

    No. Of Questions

    Important Topics to Focus



    1. Definitely there is 1 question each from – R&P, %ages, Profit Loss, SI/CI, TSD, Mixtures and Time & Work
    2. You may get something from Clocks, Calendars and Log/Exponents which are mostly easy
    3. A question from Number System is 90% there and would be HCF,LCM and Remainder Theorem

    Geometry & Mensuration


    1. 1-2 questions are definitely from Triangle and Circle.
    2. Pick the easy ones such as finding angles in a given figure etc.



    1. These are the harder topics like Equations- liner, quadratic, inequalities. If it is taking more than 2 minutes to solve it, mark and move ahead. Time is of essence so do not waste on it.

    Modern Math


    1. Definitely a question is from P&C, Probability and AP/GP. Focus on those areas and attempt those questions.
  3. There are 5 sets with 4 questions each in the DI section. Attempt at least 2-2.5 sets.
    Most times 2 out of 5 sets are easy. Avoid sets with 2 or more graphs. Those are the trickier ones.
  4. Attempt at least 4-5 out of the 6 questions in DS section. Most topics are Arithmetic based and easy.
  • Logical Reasoning Section Strategies - NMAT 2024

The logic section in NMAT includes puzzles, input-output, Venn diagrams, syllogism, and intersecting diagrams. It is recommended to practice these question types to enhance familiarity and speed in solving them.

  1. Question Breakup:NMAT Logical Reasoning
  2. Choose and answer smaller questions and skip the lengthier ones.
  3. Verbal Reasoning:
    1. The questions are based on:
      1. Critical Reasoning- Arguments, Assumptions and Inferences
      2. Decision Making
    2. It is a balance of easy (2-3 lines) and hard (4+ lines) questions.
    3. You can mark the hard ones and use guess work.
  4. Analytical Reasoning:
    1. The questions are based on – Seating Arrangements, Codes, Series, Symbols, Relationships, Syllogism, Input/output and Symbols.
    2. The topics from which you will definitely the questions are – Syllogism, Blood Relations, Series, Directions, Coding/Decoding and Input/output.  Make sure you prepare them well and attempt all questions out of these areas.
    3. A question on seating arrangement – linear and/or circular – is also there. But choose it wisely.

In general, it is advised to use guess work and not leave any question un-attempted since there is no negative marking. To know more on how to guess read here.

  • Language Skills Section Strategies - NMAT 2024

In the language skills section the major questions are from vocabulary, Para Jumbles, RC passages and grammar.

  1. Question Breakup:NMAT Language Skills
  2. Attempt the vocabulary based questions first.
  3. Attempt at least 3-4 Para-jumble questions.
  4. Mostly there are 2 RC passages, but some papers may have 3. Make sure you attempt
    questions of at least 1.5 or 2 passages.
  5. Attempt a minimum of 8-9 Grammar questions (prepositions, sentence correction).
  • Exam Strategy Tips

You should allocate specific time frames for each question type to optimize performance. Prioritize questions based on marks per minute to maximize efficiency. Additionally, strategic guessing is encouraged for questions with lower potential marks.

What is the NMAT 2024 Exam Pattern?

The NMAT 2024 Exam Pattern is:


Number of Question

Time Allotted for each sec

Language Skills



Quantitative skills



Logical Reasoning






What are the best NMAT Preparation Materials?

The Best NMAT Preparation Material are the NMAT 2024 preparation books.

NMAT by GMAC offers the best NMAT Official Guide for NMAT 2024 preparation.

The Best books for logical reasoning in NMAT 2024 exam are:

NMAT Exam Book Name


A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning

Dr. R.S. Aggarwal


Dr. R.S. Aggarwal

How To Prepare For Logical Reasoning for CAT and other entrance exams

Arun Sharma

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT, 7e

Nishit K Sinha

Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests

Peeyush Bhardwaj by Arihant Publications

Abstract Reasoning Tests

McMunn Richard

The Best books for quantitative skills in NMAT 2024 exam are:

NMAT Exam Book Name


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations | 7e

Abhijit Guha

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Dr. R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude for CAT, 5e

Nishit K Sinha

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

Sarvesh K Verma

Quantitative Aptitude for CAT, XAT & other MBA Entrance Exams 5th Edition

Deepak Agarwal

The Best books for Language skills in NMAT 2024 exam are:

NMAT Exam Book Name


Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Ajay Singh

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

30 Days To More Powerful Vocabulary

Norman Lewis & Dr. Wilfred Funk

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical

BS Sijwalii & Indu Sijwali

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Nishit K Sinha

Is 250+ a good score in NMAT?

Yes, a 250+ score in NMAT 2024 is a good score. You can get into the best MBA college with NMAT 2024 score.

Stay informed, Stay ahead and Stay inspired with MBA Rendezvous.