NMAT has three sections with defined time limits for each section. In this article, we will discuss the strategy you should follow to perform well in the Quant and Logical Reasoning section of NMAT. NMAT is a unique exam in the sense that it has different time limit and number of questions in each section. The Quant section has 48 questions, which are to be attempted in 60 minutes. The section on Logical Reasoning has 40 questions, to be completed in 38 minutes. The questions are generally of easy to medium difficulty level .Thus, NMAT more of a speed driven test, rather than a test of knowledge.
Following are the section wise syllabus and tips for both these sections:
The major topics from which questions are asked in NMAT Quant section are:
The first step towards your preparation is to revise the basics of these areas as they are important and have been a part of the exam for the past few years.
In addition to these, some more points to be kept in mind are:
Take a look at a question that appeared last year:
Question: How much tea selling at Rs. 10.40 per kg should be mixed with tea selling at Rs. 8.80 per kg to get a resulting mixture of 15 kg for Rs. 146.40?
A) 6 kg
B) 7 kg
C) 8 kg
D) 9 kg
E) 10 kg
Solution: Let the quantity of Tea costing 10.40 in the mixture be x
Then the quantity of tea costing 8.80= 15-x
According to the question,
10.40 x + 8.80(15-x) = 146.40
Or, 10.40x + 132 – 8.80x = 146.40
Or, 1.6x = 14.40
Or, x = 14.40/1.6 = 9kg
Thus, the correct answer is option D.
The questions in this section comprise of Non- Verbal as well as Verbal Reasoning. Following are the major areas from which questions are asked:
Non Verbal Reasoning:
For the Logical Reasoning section, the following tips and tricks will help you in improving your score in NMAT Logical Reasoning Section:
Take a look at two questions that appeared last year in NMAT Reasoning Section:
Question: Pointing towards a person, Sita told her son that the person was the only son of his maternal grandmother. Who is that person to Sita’s husband?
B) Brother -in- law
Answer: The maternal grandmother has to be Sita’s Mother, which makes the person Sita’s Brother. Thus, he will be Sita’s husband’s Brother -in-law. The correct answer is option B.
Question: If ‘WEDDING’ is coded as 32 16 30, ‘BELONGS’ is coded as 19 225 40, then how is ‘STRANGE’ coded in the same code language?
A) 47 16 26
B) 39 19 24
C) 57 1 26
D) 57 1 24
E) 47 2 26
Answer: The code is such that, A, B, C……Z are represented by numbers 1, 2, 3……26.
The code has 3 numbers- first number is obtained by adding no. of first 3 alphabets, and third term is obtained by adding no. of last 3 alphabets, and second term is obtained by squaring the number of middle alphabet.
By using this logic we get STRANGE as (S+T+R) (Square of 1) (N+G+E) = 57 1 26
The correct answer is option C.