The NMIMS Management Aptitude Test 2015 (NMAT 2015) started on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. It is an online test. There were no surprise elements on the first day of NMAT 2015, which was conducted in a smooth fashion. Day 1 saw a low turnout. As per experts, it is more a speed-based than a knowledge-based test.
NMAT 2015 consists of the following sections - Language Skills (32 questions in 22 minutes), Quantitative Skills (48 questions in 60 minutes) and Logical Reasoning (40 questions in 38 minutes). Overall, 120 questions need to be answered in 120 minutes. There is no negative marking.
Day 1 of the test had 120 objective type multiple-choice questions. Although some of the questions in all the three sections were difficult, overall the paper was moderate.
A section-wise detailed analysis of Day 1 of NMAT 2015, as per test-takers and academic experts, is provided below.
Language Skills: The section had questions on core grammar such as usage on Parts of Speech, Conditionals, Tenses, Modifiers, etc. There were two to three Reading Comprehension (RC) passages, which were short (around 350 words each) and moderate. The passages were followed by four questions. Moreover, there were questions on Synonyms-Antonyms, Jumbled Paragraphs, etc. There were four Parajumbles. Overall, the paper was easy to moderate.
Quantitative Skills: The questions in this section covered Quant, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, etc. Most of the questions were moderate, with few offbeat questions which were more time-consuming than difficult. The questions were based on Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Averages, Arithmetic, Permutation-Combination, Profit & Loss, Modern Mathematics, Number System, Mensuration, Percentage, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Ratio & Proportion, etc. Overall, the section was moderate.
Logical Reasoning: The section had a blend of Verbal, Decision-making and Critical Reasoning questions. The topics of the questions ranged from Family Tree, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Numerical Grid, Puzzles, Sequences & Series, Syllogism to Arrangements, Assumptions, Direction Sense, Strengthening & Weakening, etc. Overall, the paper was easy to moderate and had a wide range of questions.
It is important for candidates to score well in each of the three sections of the test as the score of each section and the overall score will be used to shortlist candidates for the second stage of the selection process as well as for final ranking.
NMAT 2015 will be conducted till Saturday, December 20, 2014 and the Results are expected to be declared on Thursday, January 22, 2015.