NMAT 2022 Analysis

NMAT 2022 is scheduled from October to December 2022.
NMAT is a national-level entrance test held by GMAC over a window of nearly 70 days. It is used for MBA admissions at reputed B-schools like NMIMS, KJSIMR, SPJIMR, etc. Almost 90,000 candidates take the exam annually. Considering the convenience and flexibility extended for NMAT exam dates, an increasing number of MBA aspirants are choosing the exam.
The difficulty level of NMAT is relatively less than the popular entrances such as CAT, XAT, GRE, etc. Yet, the competition remains on the higher side, due to the limited admission seats in top-rated colleges. So, after the exam, the test-takers are keen to learn about their performance and predict the expected B-school calls.
Here is the detailed analysis of NMAT 2022, done by experts:
NMAT 2022: Overall Analysis
NMAT is a computer-adaptive test conducted at test-centres and online-proctored remote mode. It is made up of three sections, based on Reasoning, Quant, and Language Skills. The overall level of NMAT 2022 remained moderate. The candidates can opt for NMAT for a maximum of three times in one testing session. Given below were the key features of NMAT 2022:
  • Total duration: 2 hours
  • Number of Questions: 108
  • Sectional Time Limits: Variable
  • Marks per correct answer: 3
  • Negative Marking: Nil
  • Score Range per section: 12-120
  • Order of the sections: Open to test-taker’s choice
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Note that the test-taker cannot skip any question or go back to the previously completed section. The following table gives an overview of the sectional break-up of NMAT 2022:
NMAT 2022: Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Duration (minutes)
Language Skills
Quantitative Skills
Logical Reasoning
NMAT 2022 Exam Analysis
NMAT 2022 exam was on the similar lines as that of the previous year. Of all the sections, Reasoning section seemed the easiest. And the other two sections were of medium difficulty level. Given below is the section-wise analysis of NMAT 2022:
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Language Skills
As usual, this section included three reading comprehension passages, with three questions each. The remaining questions were from para jumbles, fill-in-the-blanks, analogy, cloze test, and similar other grammar or vocabulary-based topics. RC-related questions were moderate in difficulty, while the rest of the section was mostly easy.
An attempt of 24+ questions with accuracy counts for a good score in this section.
Quantitative Skills
This part had most questions from the key areas of quantitative aptitude, followed by Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. These include topics like Time and Work, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Percentage, Ratio and Mixture, permutation & combination, probability, progressions, etc. DI sets were based on tables, charts, and line graphs. There were 3-4 sets of DI in this section.
An attempt of 22+ questions with accuracy results in an excellent score.
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Logical Reasoning
This section had a nearly equal number of questions from verbal and non-verbal reasoning. These questions featured in the form of standalone as well as set formats. Non-verbal reasoning had questions from input-output, arrangements, ranking, and puzzles. Verbal reasoning part included questions from Critical reasoning, course of action, assumption-conclusion, strong/weak arguments, etc.
An attempt of 22+ questions with good accuracy leads to a great performance in this section.
NMAT scorecard is released within 48 hours of the exam. Based on the scores and institute cut-off, the candidates are called for the next screening rounds during admission season.
NOTE: An actual analysis of NMAT 2022 done by our experts will be available here on the first day of the exam.
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