NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Date : October 6, 2020 To December 19, 2020
Result Date : January 18, 2021

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

NMAT Pattern
Name of the section Questions per section Time Duration
Verbal 32 22 minutes
Quant 48 60 minutes
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.

NMAT vs CAT
Aspect NMAT CAT
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 Questions 120 100
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.

NMAT vs XAT
Aspect NMAT XAT
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 Questions 120 100
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

NMAT Time Break-up
Action Time Allowed
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

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Discussion Forum



Q
NMAT 2017 Number of sections

How many sections does the NMAT exam have?

Asked By: Vinil Raj,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NMAT exam will have three sections which are as below: -

  • Language skills
  • Quantitative skills
  • Logical Reasoning.


Q
NMAT 2017 exam duration

What is the duration of the NMAT exam?

Asked By: Nihal Sinha,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NMAT exam is for a duration of 120 minutes or 2 hours.



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What kind of questions under Logical Reasoning?

what kind of questions should I prepare for in this section of the NMAT 2017 exam?

Asked By: Sushma R,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Logical Reasoning part of the exam deals with the following topics:

  • Calendars & Clocks
  • Arrangements
  • Blood relations
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Course of Action
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Syllogisms
  • Strong & weak arguments
  • Statement Conclusions

 



Q
Exam Pattern

What is the pattern for NMAT exam?

Asked By: Archika Aggarwal,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

NMAT exam has three sections. Following is the table with number of questions and the time duration for every section: 

Language Skills 32 questions 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 questions 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 questions 38 minutes


Q
Exam Pattern

What is the exam pattern for NMAT?

Asked By: Rohan Nanda,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Exam pattern for NMAT is as follows:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • It will be MCQ's
  • It consists of three sections (Language skills, Quantitative skills and Logical Reasoning)
  • The duration is for 2 hours
  • There will be no negative marking


Q
Negative marking for the exam

What is the marking scheme with negative scoring?

Asked By: Sahitya Kalra,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The marking procedure for NMAT is:

  • For every right answer, 3 marks is allotted
  • No negative marking.


Q
Mode of the exam

What will be the mode of the exam?

Asked By: Rohit Patel,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

NMAT will be conducted as an online Computer Based Exam.



Q
Exam pattern for NMAT

What is the section wise exam pattern for NMAT?

Asked By: Kavita R,

A
Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Given below is the exam pattern for NMAT:

Section

Language Skills

Quantitative Skills

Logical Reasoning

Total

Number of Questions

32

48

40

120

Time in Minutes

22

60

38

120

 



Q
Features of NMAT

What are the features of NMAT exam?

Asked By: Mani Kanthan,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

 

Given below are the features of NMAT exam:

  • The candidate can choose the order of sections they wish to attempt first.
  • Each of the three sections is individually timed. The candidate must answer the questions of a particular section within the allotted time.
  • If a candidate completes each section before the allotted section time expires, he/she may either revise the section or move to the next section, but the balance time cannot be added on to the next section timing.

 

 



Q
Computer malfunction in the middle of the test.

What should the candidate do if the computer malfunctions in the middle of the test?

Asked By: Lakshita Y,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

If the computer malfunctions during the test, the invigilator will need to reboot the computer.

The candidate will not lose any answers already entered.

The computer system in the exam centre stores all the answers instantly.

After rebooting, the computer will come back exactly to where the test had stopped.


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