NMAT 2019 Analysis

Time Period - 2.5 months (October 4 - December 17, 2019)
Time Duration - 120 min i.e. 2 hours
Test Mode - Online
Marking Scheme - 3 marks for each question, No negative marking
Conducted by - GMAC ™
The following table shows the exam pattern of NMAT 2019:
Section
Number of Questions
Duration in Minutes
Language Skills
32
22
Quantitative Skills
48
60
Logical Reasoning
40
38
Overall
120
120
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Exam Analysis:
Date of exam: 4th October 2019
Exam slot: 11 am (Morning Slot):
Before the exam starts:
Students need to bring a printout of their NMAT admit card and exam confirmation email as well as one ID proof. Digital photograph and signature are taken before students are provided a computer desk.
Please Note: Students cannot carry anything to the exam hall including pens, rough work material etc. Once the test begins, students are provided a ten-minute tutorial offering an overview of the test window regarding navigation, review options, and post that, students get the option of choosing the order of attempting the sections.
Section wise Analysis
Language Skills (Verbal Ability): Language Skills (Verbal Ability): This section consisted of 32 questions which were to be solved within 22 minutes. There were four para jumble questions ,all of them were easy and were very less time consuming.The  preposition based Fill-in-the-blank questions were not very challenging either .The direct vocabulary questions (synonyms and antonyms) were very easy. The sentence correction and part error questions were based on subject verb agreement and on the basic understanding of parts of speech and were easily attemptible.
There were 4 questions on Analogy, which required good level of vocabulary but were doable. The cloze test question with 4 blanks was a little more difficult than all other vocabulary based questions as the choices were very close. The third and, arguably the most important topic of this section was Reading Comprehension. There were two RC passages which were of moderate level. Most of the questions were idea based. The passages were not very  tough to understand. But due to time constraints required speed-reading and very good comprehension skills.
Overall, this section was easy. An attempt of 26 + with around 80-85% accuracy was achievable.
Quantitative Skills: The Quant section had 48 questions which were to be attempted in one hour. The section consisted of questions from both Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude. The areas of Quant that were asked in the exam included Number System, Algebra (AP, GP along with Linear & Quadratic Equations), Percentage, Profit & Loss, Geometry & Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, SI & CI, Venn Diagram, Ratio & Partnership and Alligation & Mixtures. Overall the level of Quant questions was moderate.
The 5 DS questions were from diverse topics such as Numbers, Algebra etc. These questions were also of moderate level. A learned student could have solved these questions by using the basic concepts of DS.
There were 5 sets of DI which included Tables, Pie - Chart, Line Graphs and Mixed Graphs each containing 4 questions. Three of these sets were calculation intensive. The remaining two sets were manageable and less calculative. 34 – 38 attempts were certainly possible.
Logical Reasoning: The Logical Reasoning section consisted of 40 questions that were required to be solved within 38 minutes. The questions in this area came from various topics which include Series, Coding – Decoding, Odd man out, Syllogisms, Family Based Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Relationships & Directions. Majority of the LR sets were easy and manageable. One set of Input/ Output was also manageable. Questions on blood relations were moderate.
There were around 15 questions from Verbal Reasoning. There were 8 - 9 questions on Critical Reasoning of moderate level to difficulty level. The students, with basic understanding of the fundamentals of Verbal Reasoning, could have attempted these questions correctly.
Overall, this section was easy. An attempt of 26 - 29 with around 95% accuracy was achievable.
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