Paper Pattern for National Aptitude Test

Published On: 18 May 2012

 | Last Updated On: 18 May 2012

NAT (National Aptitude Test) is the gate way exam for the candidates who want to take admission to various UG and PG courses offered by the various SRDE's association of higher education institutions (SAHEI). However several more Institutes accept NAT scores which have not registered with SAHEI. NAT is an all India level common entrance test being conducted every year by the SRDE, New Delhi.

The NAT will be conducts at two levels such as NAT UG and NAT PG. The NAT-UG and NAT-PG test is conducted every year in 23 cities across India. Each Participating Institution has different weight-age for NAT score for different programs.

Paper Pattern for NAT 2012

The NAT 2012 is an objective type multiple-choice answer tests.

For NAT-UG:

  • The question paper consists of a total 170 objective type questions. The question paper is divided into 5 sections as English Comprehension and Language (30 Question), Numerical Ability (30), Non Verbal & Verbal reasoning (30), General Knowledge (30), Socio Economic Environment (40).
  • Each questions carrying one mark.
  • The duration of the exam is 150 minutes.
  • For every correct answer one mark is awarded.
  • For no answer- zero mark is awarded.
  • For wrong answer- 1/4 th of a mark is deducted from the gross score.

For NAT-PG:

  • The question paper consists of a total 200 objective type questions. The question paper is divided into 5 sections as English Comprehension and Language (30 Question), Socio Economic Environment (40), Quantitative Skills (40), Intelligence and Critical Reasoning (40), Data Analysis (40).
  • Each questions carrying one mark.
  • The duration of the exam is 150 minutes.
  • For every correct answer one mark is awarded.
  • For no answer- zero mark is awarded.
  • For wrong answer- 1/4 th of a mark is deducted from the gross score.

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