NMAT Exam Analysis 2021 - Exam Highlights, Language & Quantitative Skills Section

NMAT Exam Notification: August, 2021

NMAT Exam Analysis 2021

NMAT 2020 Exam Highlights

  1. NMAT 2020 exam was conducted over 75 days split into five windows.

2. The overall pattern of the NMAT 2020 exam was on expected lines. The exam pattern and ideal attempts and score were:

NMAT 2020 Exam Section

Maximum Questions

Allotted Time

Ideal No. of Attempts

Ideal Score

Language Skills

32

22

27 to 29

70+

Quantitative Skills

48

60

38 to 40

75+

Logical Reasoning

40

38

29 to 31

65+

Total

120

120

94 to 102

210+

 

  1. Each question carried three marks. There was NO negative marking.
  2. The candidates were provided with a choice to choose the sequence of sections.
  3. There were no technical glitches experienced during the NMAT 2020 exam.
  4. NMAT 2020 exam was designed to be a speed-based test.
  5. The overall difficulty level of the NMAT 2020 exam was moderately difficult with each section getting its due in terms of testing the student’s aptitude, accuracy, and speed.
  6. There were a few surprises in each section (details mentioned below).
  7. A score of 210+ was an ideal score to crack a college like NMIMS Mumbai.

As the NMAT 2020 exam was conducted over 75 days, analysis of each day is not feasible. However, one can gauge the pattern by analyzing the NMAT exam pattern on the first few days of each window. We have done a detailed analysis, break up and highlights of each section. This will help you get a fair idea for the NMAT 2019 exam and how to prepare for it.

NMAT 2020 Exam Language Skills Section

  1. The overall difficulty level of the Language Skills section was easy to moderate.
  2. There were a few surprises in terms of the topics from which the questions were asked. For example, a question on idioms & phrases was not common to all windows and days
  3. The overall break-up of the questions for each window is:

 

 NMAT 2020 Windows

 

Window 1

Window 2

Window 3

Window 4

Window 5

4th Oct 2020

20th Oct 2020

3rd Nov 2020

17th Nov 2020

3rd Dec 2020

Reading Comprehensions (2 sets)

8

8

8

8

8

Analogy

4

4-5

4

4

4

Cloze Test

4

4-5

4

4

4

Error Spotting

2-3

2-3

1-2

1-2

1

Para Jumbles

4-5

4-5

4

4-5

4-6

Prepositions and Grammar

10

8-9

8-9

9-10

8

Vocabulary

4-5

3-4

2-3

3-4

3-4

 

NMAT 2020 Exam Quantitative Skills Section

  1. The overall difficulty level of the Quantitative Skills was moderate to tough.
  2. This section has questions into three (unmarked) parts:
    1. Quantitative Aptitude
    2. Data Interpretation (DI)
    3. Data Sufficiency (DS)
  3. This year saw sudden stress on topics of modern math – Logarithms, Permutation & Combination (PnC), Progressions (AP, GP. HP), and Probability. The difficulty of the questions was not high, but they were constant in each paper.
  4. Algebra was not a constant topic in all windows.
  5. There were a standard number of sets in DI and topics were similar.
  6. The difficulty level of the questions in DS was comfortable.
  7. The overall difficulty of Arithmetic questions was moderate to tough.
  8. The overall break-up of the questions for each window is:

 NMAT 2020 Windows

 

Window 1

Window 2

Window 3

Window 4

Window 5

4th Oct 2020

20th Oct 2020

3rd Nov 2020

17th Nov 2020

3rd Dec 2020

Ratio & Proportion

1-2

1-2

1-2

1-2

0-1

Averages

1-2

0-1

1-2

0-1

1

Percentages

1-2

1-2

0-1

0-1

1

Mixtures

1-2

0-1

0-1

0-1

0-1

Simple & Compound Interest

0-1

0-1

0-1

0-1

2

Profit & Loss

0-3

2-3

2-3

0-1

3-4

Time Speed & Distance

1

1-2

 

0-1

1

Time & Work

1-2

1-2

1-2

1-2

1

Numbers

4

3-4

3-4

2

4

Geometry & Mensuration

4-6

2-4

1

1

1

Logarithms

1-3

2-3

2-3

3

2-3

PnC

1-4

2-3

2-3

2-4

2-3

Progressions

2-3

2-3

2-3

3-6

2-3

Probability

2-3

2-3

2-3

3

2-3

Data Interpretation

20

20

20

16-20

20

Data Sufficiency

5-6

4-5

5

5

6

 

NMAT 2020 Exam Logical Reasoning Section

  1. The overall difficulty level of the Logical Reasoning section was moderate to tough.
  2. The level of questions was equivalent to CAT exam questions.
  3. The questions were a mix of set-based and single questions.
  4. Critical Reasoning questions dominated the logical reasoning section.
  5. The overall break-up of the questions for each window is:

  NMAT 2020 Windows

 

Window 1

Window 2

Window 3

Window 4

Window 5

4th Oct 2020

20th Oct 2020

3rd Nov 2020

17th Nov 2020

3rd Dec 2020

Critical Reasoning

10-12

13-14

14-15

10

12-14

Arrangements

8-9

2-3

8

8-10

8

Syllogism

1-3

1-2

2-3

2-3

1-2

Input Output

4-5

4-6

4

8

4-8

Missing Numbers

3-4

1-2

1-2

1-2

2-3

Coding

2-3

2-3

2-3

1-2

2-3

Blood Relations

2-3

2-3

2-3

1-2

2-3

Distance Puzzles

2-3

1-3

1-2

1-2

1-2

 

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