The NMAT exam pattern as like other entrance exams like XAT follows a similar pattern. NMAT has a pattern that has MCQ based questions. It is a computer-based test. There are three major sections in this exam namely Verbal, Quant, and Logical Reasoning.
NMAT Exam Pattern 2020
There is no negative marking for this entrance test. This pattern has remained the same for the past 3 years.
Question Paper Pattern
|Name of the section||Questions per section||Time Duration|
|Logical Reasoning||40||38 minutes|
There are a total of 120 questions and the entire duration is also 120 minutes. There is an additional feature by which a person can choose the order in which he or she wants to attend the paper.
Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark for unattempted questions there are no marks deducted.
Comparison With other Management Exams
NMAT is preferred by a lot of MBA aspirants. Since the difficulty of paper and competition in NMAT is relatively less compared to other management exams in India.
NMAT vs CAT
CAT is the most challenging exam in the bunch or family of management exams. A candidate who wants to take a similar but easy exam can very well choose NMAT over CAT and still make it to one of the good B-schools in India. Here below we have displayed the differences.
|Sections||Verbal - 32 Logical Reasoning - 40 Quant - 48||Verbal & RC - 34 DI & LR - 32 Quant - 34|
|Option to choose the order of exam||Yes||No|
|Total Duration||2 hours||3 hours|
|Negative Marking||No negative marking||1/3 rd of mark will be deducted for MCQ. No negative marking for Non-MCQs|
|Top B- Schools Accepting Score||NMIMS, VIT, XIMB||IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IITS, XIMB|
NMAT vs XAT
Again XAT becomes one of the most challenging management exams. So a student who wants a comparatively easier exam can very well choose XAT over NMAT. Here are a few points to consider.
|Sections||Verbal - 32 Logical Reasoning - 40 Quant - 48||Verbal & Logical Reasoning - 24 Quant &DI - 27 Decision Making - 21|
|Option to choose the order of exam||Yes||All questions will be open and questions can be attended randomly with the 210 minutes|
|Total Duration||2 hours||3 & 1/2 hours|
|Negative Marking||No negative marking||1/4 rd of mark will be deducted for MCQ. No negative marking for Non-MCQs|
|Top B- Schools Accepting Score||NMIMS, VIT, XIMB||XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI XIMB|
Time Break-up of Actions Required During Computer-based NMAT 2020 Test
|Accepting Non-disclosure terms and conditions||2 minutes|
|Tutorial before test||10 minutes|
|Selection of Section and Sequencing||3 minutes|
|Attempting Computer-based test(MCQs)||120 minutes|