NMAT 2020 Syllabus

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

This exam is a national level MBA exam that helps one to get admitted in some of the finest institutes like NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), ISB (Certificate programme), VIT Vellore, XIM Bhubaneswar and some other reputed colleges.

NMAT Syllabus 2020

GMAC has revised the syllabus for NMAT and the new format is completely available. The authority has also released the previous year's test papers for the reference of students.

Restructured Syllabus for NMAT 2020

Since 2015, every year there have been changes taking place in the syllabus of NMAT. GMAC constantly has been updating about it. The exam authority has drafted certain modifications in the mode of questions asked in the three major sections of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude & Logical Reasoning.

Therefore with the effect from the NMAT 2020 Exam, there will be certain changes in the type of questions. The entire syllabus is discussed below.

English Language

This section is designed to test the candidate's knowledge in the English language. It challenges the comprehension and vocabulary of the student by concentrating on three major sections which are mentioned below.

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
NMAT English Language
Topic Types of Questions
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Identify the Error
  • Choose the Correct Proposition
Other Reading Comprehension & Para jumbles

The candidates must prepare for NMAT accordingly. To score well one can use reputed NMAT Reference Books which covers all the topics as per the prescribed syllabus.

Quantitative Aptitude

It covers all the topics in the mathematics syllabus of class 6 to 10. It involves basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, mensuration, numbers, permutation and combination, and so on. Previous year there were 48 questions in this section the total time allocated was 1 hour.

NMAT Quantitative Aptitude
Major Topics Subtopics
  • Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio-Proportions
  • Percentages
  • Numbers
  • Other Questions on Arithmetic
  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Log
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Absolute Value
  • Logarithm
Geometry and Mensuration
  • Lines
  • Triangles
  • Angles
  • Polygons
  • Circles-radius, circumference, diameter, chord, arc, Tangent etc.
  • Square & Rectangles
  • Cubes
  • 3 Dimensional Figures
  • Pythagoras Theorem
  • Base Angle Theorem
  • Longest Side Theorem
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Parallelogram
  • Rhombus
  • Trapezium
  • Cuboid
  • Cylinder
  • Cone
  • Sphere
Modern Math
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Progression-Arithmetic, Geometric, Harmonic, Relationship
  • Set Theory
  • Venn Diagrams
Data Interpretation
  • Tables
  • Bar Chart
  • Pie Chart
  • Line Graphs

NMAT - Logical Reasoning

These reasoning questions are designed to test the judgement making skills and the analytical knowledge of a candidate. Questions are based on arguments and one has to draw valid conclusions.

One has to choose the best answer which supports or weakens a given assertion or argument. There are two divisions in this section and they are:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
NMAT Logical Reasoning
Section Topics Asked
Verbal Reasoning
  • Statement and Argument Questions
  • Statement and Assumption Questions
  • Statement and Inference Questions
  • Decision making and Course of Action
  • Critical Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning
  • Linear and Circular Arrangements
  • Classification
  • Syllogisms
  • Blood Relation Questions
  • Coding Questions
  • Series Questions
  • Direction Questions
  • Alphabet Test Questions
  • Input-Output questions
  • Matrix Type Questions
  • Symbol Based Questions
  • Other Reasoning Questions

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Discussion Forum

NMAT 2017 multi-dimensional arrangements and puzzles

Will the NMAT syllabus include multi-dimensional arrangements and puzzles?

Asked By: Kishen P,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the NMAT syllabus will include multi-dimensional arrangements and puzzles.

NMAT 2017 prescribed syllabus

What is the prescribed syllabus for the NMAT 2017 exam?

Asked By: Nimmy Mathew,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

You can refer to the Official website for the prescribed syllabus for the NMAT 2017 exam.

What are the topics under Maths ?

what topics should i cover for the mathematics part of the exam?

Asked By: Tarun Gopal,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The topics to be covered under Mathematics are as follows:

  • Arithmetics
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • 2D and 3D Geometry and Statistic
  • Line graph
  • Bar graph
  • Tables
  • Pie chart

Language skills syllabus

What is the NMAT 2017 syllabus for language skills?

Asked By: Teena PL,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NMAT 2017 syllabus for Language skills is given below:

  • Language usage and their rules

  • Para Jumble

  • Anonyms

  • Syntax and correct grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Idioms

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Synonyms

Change of content

Will the content of NMAT change for 2017?

Asked By: Rahul K,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The content will not change for NMAT 2017. The exam will be a multiple-choice question paper that includes Quantitative Ability, Language Skills and Logical Reasoning.