The NMIMS Management Aptitude Test 2015 (NMAT 2015) has completed the first 10 days since it started on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The papers had been moderate so far, till the students faced some tough questions in the paper held on Wednesday, October 15, 2015, especially in the Language Skills and Quantitative Skills sections.
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. As per experts, NMAT is more a speed-based than a knowledge-based test.
The test on October 15 had few tricky questions, which were time-consuming as well. Moreover, some of the centers reportedly faced issues regarding extra time for questions to get loaded on the screen. A section-wise detailed analysis of the examination, as per test-takers and academic experts, is provided below.
Language Skills: The paper had four Reading Comprehension (RC) passages, which were quite lengthy. A majority of the candidates were unable to complete reading them within the stipulated time. All the passages were followed by four questions. Of the total 32 questions, 16 were based on RC passages. The grammar questions were moderate and were on use of fundamentals. The vocabulary questions were tough as well. The grammar questions were based on topics such as Parts of Speech, Synonyms-Antonyms, Tenses, Fill in the Blanks, etc. The Jumbled Paragraphs were moderate.
Quantitative Skills: The Quant questions were more difficult, especially the ones based on Time, Speed & Distance. A majority of the questions in this section were based on Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Modern Mathematics, Numbers, Permutation-Combination, Algebra and Geometry. Data Interpretation questions were time-consuming. The graphs and tables were long and students needed more time to understand them well.
Logical Reasoning: The section had questions on Family Tree, Series, Statements and Assumptions. The questions, which were a blend of Verbal and Critical Reasoning, were moderate.
NMAT 2015 will be conducted till Saturday, December 20, 2014.