NMAT 2022 Analysis

Overview
NMAT is now a computer adaptive test. It implies that level of next question will depend on the accuracy of the previous question attempted by the candidate i.e. whether the previous question was attempted correct or incorrect. In this pattern, the difficult questions are given more weightage in terms of marks in comparison to easy questions. Another feature is that the candidate cannot skip the questions while taking the test. Also, it was mentioned that leaving cloze test questions unattempted will invite penalty. In order to increase the score, it is advisable to be extra careful about the accuracy in first 10-12 questions in every section. Also students could select the order of the sections to be attempted in the exam. Overall, this kind of test requires strong fundamentals and enough practice of moderate to difficult questions to score well. However, the distribution of questions can change in different slots on different days.
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In-depth section wise analysis of NMAT 2022-23 by experts
Time Period – 75 days (October 10, 2022– December 19, 2022)
Time Duration - 120 min i.e., 2 hours
Test Mode - Online
Marking Scheme - 3 marks for each question, no negative marking
Conducted by - GMAC ™
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The following table shows the exam pattern of NMAT 2022:
Section
Number of Questions
Duration in Minutes
Language Skills
36
28
Quantitative Skills
36
52
Logical Reasoning
36
40
Total
108
120
Score Range
Language Skills – 12 - 120
Quantitative Skills – 12 - 120
Logical Reasoning- 12 - 120
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Section wise Analysis
Language Skills (Verbal Ability)
This section consisted of 36 questions which were to be solved within 28 minutes. There were four para jumble questions, all of them were easy as the sentences were not lengthy. The 11-12sentence completion questions based on preposition and vocabulary. Most of the sentence completion questions were easy except 2-3 questions as the options were tough. The 6-7grammar-based questions were based on the knowledge of grammar& sentence correction fundamentals. There were 5-6 questions on Analogy, which required slightly above average level of vocabulary. The 3 cloze test-based questions with 3 blanks were a little tricky but with eliminating choices would have helped. The third and, arguably the most important topic of this section was Reading Comprehension. There were two RC passages with 4 questions each. Most of the questions were direct except one or two reasoning based questions.  The passages were not very tough to understand and were based on sociology and science & technology. To score well one should have good reading speed and level of comfort with the language. Overall, this section was easy to moderate.
Quantitative Skills (Quantitative Aptitude)
The Quant section had 36 questions which were to be attempted in 52 minutes. The section consisted of questions from Quantitative Aptitude (24 questions), Data Interpretation (8 q) and Data Sufficiency (4 q). The areas of Quant were dominated by Arithmetic(around 10 questions), followed by modern math’s (7 questions) 3 questions on numbers. In arithmetic the questions were on time and work, SI CI, percentage, ratio and mixture. In modern maths, the questions were on permutation, probability, sets and progression.  It is advisable to be at least comfortable with probability and P & C fundamentals. In DI there were 4 questions each of table, Line Graph and combination of Bar and Pie. The questions in DI were not so calculation intensive but based on understanding the given information in relevant context. In data sufficiency questions were from different topics. The feel of this section was moderate.
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Logical Reasoning
The Logical Reasoning section consisted of36 questions that were required to be solved within 40 minutes. The section had fair share of verbal reasoning questions (18) & questions based on conventional reasoning918).
In conventional reasoning the questions were on Input output (4 questions), linear arrangement (4 questions), AR set (4 questions) and rest of questions were on ranking, figure based numerical reasoning, set theory etc.
In verbal reasoning out of 18 questions 2 were on Critical reasoning, 2 syllogisms, 2 on course of action/ decision making,12 on conclusion, assumption and weak argument, Overall, this section was moderate and required knowledge of fundamentals of reasoning & tricks to solve questions based on these topics.
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