"NMAT was more calculation intensive this year. DI-LR both have been a bit on the longer side to suit the students' comfort. A student who keeps calm and sticks to the solving mode and doesn't look at one liner solutions to DI-LR will come out a winner. You must maintain speed, but do not necessarily expect direct one step solution. Notably, arithmetic, Data sufficiency and basic Number system will be there to help you build speed. In verbal - all Fill in the blanks, antonyms, synonyms and analogies can help you run through with speed. Enjoy the exam - but treat different question types on merit with respect to speed expectations." - Rahul Sir, Co-Founder - B-Factory.
"NMAT, this year, was similar to the last year in terms of exam pattern with 3 sections and no negative marking. I could choose the sequence of sections. I chose VA, then LR and QA. VA was easy with 2 RC passages, PJs, synonyms and antonyms, FiB. LR was a bit lengthy with more of critical reasoning and argument based type. QA was the most difficult section with a tough level DI. Overall, I found the paper was moderate." - said a student who had appeared for the exam last year as well.
Paper break up:
1: Language Skills: 32 questions: 22 minutes
2: Quantitative Skill: 48 questions: 60 minutes
3: Logical Reasoning: 40 questions: 38 minutes
Total number of questions: 120. Exam duration: 120 minutes
One DI set had a mix pie plus bar graph while another one had a mix of bar plus line. Both these sets were not easy. Apart from DI, the quantitative section was easy to tackle.
LR section had all NMAT familiar topics: Coding...matrix...missing term...input output were the dominant ones, said a student who just gave the exam today, 14th October.
Enjoy the exam season fellas!
All the best!