NMAT 2010 Analysis

Analysis: NMAT 2010
NMAT 2010 was conducted in a window of 3 months. The pattern of the paper was same as that of the previous year having same number of questions. It was a computer based test. Overall the paper was of easy-moderate level. There is no negative marking. Candidates have the option to appear more than once (maximum of 3 attempts). NMAT will consider the best score of the candidate.
Overview of the NMAT Paper
Time allotted2Hrs.
Total no. of questions120
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +3
Number of choices5
Negative MarkingNo negative marking
Expected cut-offs*A score of 195+was appropriate to clear the cut off
Overview of Different Sections
Sr. No.SectionsTime AllottedNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
1Quantitative Ability60 Minutes48Easy-Moderate
2Verbal Ability22 Minutes32Easy
3Logical Reasoning38 Minutes40Easy-Moderate
SECTION I: Quantitative Ability
Evaluation: The level of this section was moderate. There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation including questions on Line graphs, Pie chart & Bar graphs questions were on data sufficiency. Rest were on averages, mixture, percentages, profit & loss, time & work, Speed Distance time, simple and compound interest, quadratic equation, geometry, etc.
SECTION II: Verbal Ability
Evaluation: Overall this section was very easy. A student having basic knowledge of grammar could have excelled in this section. The section included questions on Para jumbles, fill in the blanks, Cloze test, Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, English usage, etc. It also included 2 reading comprehension passages with 4 questions each.
SECTION III: Logical Reasoning
Evaluation: The level of this section was easy to moderate. The section involved basic logical reasoning sets that included topics on blood relation, syllogism, input/output, direction, decoding, action, assertion, assumption, conclusion, matrix, Venn diagram, sitting arrangement, critical reasoning, odd man out, etc.