NPAT Exam pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Mode of Exam, Type of Question

Exam Date

May 15, 2021

Result Date

Jun 1, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Arts, Commerce

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NMIMS University Mumbai will approve the NPAT exam pattern for the year 2021. Candidates who are willing to appear for NPAT 2021 must go through the entire NMIMS NPAT exam pattern as well as the syllabus. The exam will be conducted on May 15, 2021. Going through the NPAT exam pattern will help the candidates to understand the overall structure of the question paper, marking scheme and the types of questions that are asked in the examination. Candidates can check the NPAT paper pattern for each section and go through the NPAT syllabus to understand each of the important topics and prepare short notes before appearing for the main exam. Having knowledge of the marking scheme, candidates can analyse which sections they can attempt and for which questions their marks will be deducted. In this section, we have provided a detailed NPAT exam pattern for different courses. Candidates can check the NPAT exam pattern below for their preparation. For detailed information, candidates can read the entire section given below.

NPAT Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights

The gist of NPAT exam pattern is given below. Candidates must refer to the below-mentioned points for a better understanding of the NPAT paper pattern. 

NPAT Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam Duration

Paper 1: 120 Minutes

Paper 2: 90 Minutes

Total Number of Questions

Paper 1: 120

Paper 2: 60

Marks per Question 1 mark per question
Negative Marking Absent
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions
Medium of Question Paper English
Mode of NPAT 2021 Exam Online
  • The entire exam will comprise of three sections.
  • NMIMS- NPAT will be conducted in three-day test windows, as per the latest NPAT paper pattern.
  • Paper 1 is common for all candidates. It shall test the candidate's aptitude in Quantitative and Numerical Ability, Reasoning and General Intelligence, English Language Proficiency. 
  • The candidates will have 120 minutes to solve the 120 questions from Paper 1. Each of the three sections shall contain 40 questions. The candidates must aim to spend less than one minute to solve one question. 

Program-wise NPAT Exam Pattern 2021 

NPAT BBA Exam Pattern 2021 

As per the NPAT pattern for BBA, there are a total of three (3) sections namely Reasoning & General Intelligence, Quantitative Ability and Proficiency in general English. Each of these sections will consist of 40 questions. For more details, candidates can check the table below contains the details relevant to the NPAT exam pattern for BBA. 

NPAT Exam Pattern BBA
Particulars Details
Exam mode Online (CBT Mode)
Total number of questions 120
NPAT Total marks 120
Number of Sections 3
Total time duration 100 Minutes
Marking Scheme
  • Candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct response
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong and unattempted questions

NPAT B.Tech Exam Pattern 2021 

The NMIMS NPAT B.Tech exam pattern comprises of five sections, including Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Language Proficiency and Logical Intelligence. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics sections will consist of 30 questions, whereas the Langauge Proficiency sections will include 10 questions. The Logical Intelligence section shall contain 20 questions. For detailed information about the NPAT paper pattern for BTech, candidates should refer to the table given below.

NPAT Exam Pattern B.Tech
Particulars Details
Exam mode Online (CBT Mode)
Total number of questions 120
NPAT Total marks 120
Number of Sections 5
Total time duration 120 Minutes
Marking Scheme
  • Candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct response
  • No negative marking for wrong and unattempted questions

NPAT 2021 Paper Sections

The NPAT exam pattern for various courses and streams is given below. The candidates can check the NPAT paper pattern for their desired course in this section. Candidates can check all the details related to the NPAT exam pattern and level and will get some knowledge so that they can prepare for the exam as per the NPAT entrance exam pattern that has been introduced by NMIMS Mumbai.

NPAT Exam Pattern for B.Tech+ MBA/ B.Sc (Economics)

NPAT Exam Pattern for B.Tech+ MBA/ B.Sc (Economics)
NPAT Exam Sections No.of questions Marks Time in Minutes
Proficiency in the English Language 40 20 100
Quantitative & Numerical Ability 40 40
Reasoning & General Intelligence 40 40
Total 120 100

NPAT Exam Pattern for BBA/B.Com/B.Sc.(Finance)

NPAT Exam Pattern for BBA/B.Com/B.Sc.(Finance)
NPAT Exam Sections No.of questions Marks Time in Minutes
Proficiency in the English Language 40 40 100
Quantitative & Numerical Ability 40 40
Reasoning & General Intelligence 40 40
Total 120 120

NPAT Exam Pattern for B.Pharma+MBA

NPAT Exam Pattern for B.Pharma+MBA
NPAT Exam Sections No. of Questions Marks Time in Minutes
Proficiency in the English Language 40 30 100
Quantitative & Numerical Ability 40 35
Reasoning & General Intelligence 40 35
Total 120 100

NPAT Exam Pattern for B.Des

NPAT Exam Pattern for B.Des
Papers Subjects Number of Questions Marks Time in Minutes
Paper 1 Reasoning and General Intelligence 40 10 100
Quantitative and Numerical Ability 40 10
Proficiency in the English language 40 10
Total Questions 120 30
Paper 2 General Awareness & Design Sensibility 20 20 90
Observations and Problem Solving 20 30
Spatial Ability Visualization Skills 20 20
Total Questions 60 70

NPAT Syllabus 2021

NMIMS has released the NPAT exam pattern and syllabus on the official website. Candidates must go through the entire syllabus to prepare for the upcoming exam accordingly. The NPAT syllabus 2021 consists of the different topics that are covered under different sections. Familiarization with the NPAT paper pattern and syllabus is a significant part for the exam preparation, in order to gather all the study materials such as reference books, previous year question papers, study guides, mock test papers, notes, etc.

NPAT Syllabus for Paper 1

Paper 1 of NPAT 2021 exam shall contain questions to test a candidate's aptitude in Quantitative and Numerical Ability, English Proficiency, Reasoning and General Intelligence. The NPAT exam pattern for the same is detailed above. The summarized syllabus for Paper 1 is given below for your reference: 

NPAT Syllabus for Paper 1 (Common)
Subject Topics
 Quantitative and Numerical Ability Number System, Arithmetics, Algebra, Sets and Functions, Elementary Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry 
 Reasoning and General Intelligence Verbal and Logical Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Data Sufficiency, Numerical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Spatial Reasoning 
 English Proficiency Error Rectification, Vocabulary, Applied Grammar, Sequencing of Ideas, Contextual Usage, Reading Comprehension 

The NPAT 2021 Syllabus for Paper 2 is different for each course. 90 questions asked in the subject-specific Paper 2 will be divided into three sections. The candidates must refer to the detailed NPAT exam pattern and syllabus for 2021 for a better understanding. 

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