NMAT 2012 Analysis

Analysis: NMAT 2012
NMAT 2012 on a whole has been pretty much like the previous year. The only new element in this exam this year was couple of questions on decision making that appeared in logical reasoning section. 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 questions200
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +1
Number of choices4
Negative MarkingWrong Answer: -1/4
Expected cut-offs*A score of 215+was appropriate to clear the cut off
Overview of Different Sections
Sr. No.SectionsTime AllottedNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
1.Quantitative Ability60 Minutes48Easy-Moderate
2.Verbal Ability22 Minutes32Easy
3.Logical Reasoning38 Minutes40Easy-Moderate
SECTION I: Quantitative Ability
Evaluation: This section covered entirely every topic of mathematics. Overall the section was easy to moderate. The topics that were included in this section were Data Interpretation, AP, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Data Sufficiency, Linear and quadratic equations, Time & work, Time speed and distance, Menstruation, Co-ordinate geometry, Number system, etc. A student could have attempted 48 questions in the given time.
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, English usage, Synonyms, Antonyms, and 2 Reading comprehension passages that were of moderate level. A good attempt would have been of 32 questions in the given time.
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 Set theory, Blood Relations, Coding Decoding, Series, Data Input/output, Statement assumptions, Statement argument, Statement conclusion, passage inference, etc. One could easily attempt 40 questions in the given time.