NMAT Exam Analysis 2018 - Exam Highlights, Language & Quantitative Skills Section

Result: 3rd week of January 2020

NMAT Exam Analysis 2018

NMAT 2018 Exam Highlights

  1. NMAT 2018 exam was conducted over 75 days split into five windows.
  2. The window breakup was:

NMAT 2018 Exam Window

Start Date

End Date

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 1

4th Oct

18th Oct

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 2

19th Oct

2nd Nov

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 3

3rd Nov

17th Nov

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 4

18th Nov

2nd Dec

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 5

3rd Dec

17th Dec

  1. The overall pattern of the NMAT 2018 exam was on expected lines. The exam pattern and ideal attempts and score were:

NMAT 2018 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 2018 exam.
  4. NMAT 2018 exam was designed to be a speed-based test.
  5. The overall difficulty level of the NMAT 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Windows

 

Window 1

Window 2

Window 3

Window 4

Window 5

4th Oct 2018

20th Oct 2018

3rd Nov 2018

17th Nov 2018

3rd Dec 2018

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 2018 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 2018 Windows

 

Window 1

Window 2

Window 3

Window 4

Window 5

4th Oct 2018

20th Oct 2018

3rd Nov 2018

17th Nov 2018

3rd Dec 2018

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 2018 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 2018 Windows

 

Window 1

Window 2

Window 3

Window 4

Window 5

4th Oct 2018

20th Oct 2018

3rd Nov 2018

17th Nov 2018

3rd Dec 2018

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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