NPAT Syllabus 2023: Subject-Wise Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Parvathy Krishnakumar
Parvathy Krishnakumar

Updated on - Nov 21, 2023

NPAT syllabus 2023 varies from stream to stream. The level of the syllabus is 10+2 for each paper. In order to crack NPAT 2023 examination, students have to go through the NPAT syllabus 2023 and refer to the most updated resources.

NMIMS conducts NPAT 2023 for Engineering, Non-Engineering, and Designing candidates. Every year, NMIMS publishes the updated NPAT syllabus 2023 on its official website so that interested candidates can prepare accordingly. It is really important that the candidates go through the updated NPAT 2023 syllabus so that the topics that have to be covered are known.

Table of Contents

NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Common/Non-Engineering Courses

There will be three sections for the non-Engineering NPAT 2023 examination. The three different sections are numerical, language (English), and logical reasoning. The weightage provided for the subjects should be known so that the interested candidates can work accordingly for the examination. The topics for NPAT 2023, non-engineering examinations are given below.

NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Numerical and Quantitative Analysis

In this section, the candidates are analyzed based on their numerical and quantitative knowledge. The topics generally asked from this section are listed below.

NPAT 2023 Numerical and Quantitative Analysis Syllabus
Construct Sub-construct
Number System Fractions, Surds and Decimals, Number Series
Arithmetic Percentages, Profit & Loss, Discount, Compound Interest & Annuities, Ratio & Proportions, Time, Work & Distance, 2 D & 3D Figures- Areas & Volumes
Algebra Basic Algebraic Identities, Equations - Linear & Quadratic sequence, and Series (AP, GP)
Sets and Functions Sets, Operation on Sets and their applications using Venn Diagrams, functions
Elementary Statistics & Probability Mean, Mode, and Median, Measures of Dispersion
Trigonometry Trigonometric ratios, identities, height, and distances

NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Language (English)

In this section, the candidates are analyzed based on proficiency in the English language. The different topics from this section are given below.

NPAT 2023 English Syllabus
Construct Sub-construct
Error Recognition Recognizing the grammatical structure and usage.
Applied Grammar Using prepositions, determiners, connectives, tenses appropriately.
Vocabulary Grasping the meaning of underlined words in sentences
Contextual Usage Using appropriate words in the given context
Sequencing of Ideas Putting ideas into the logical sequence by putting jumbled sentences in the correct order
Reading Comprehension (3 Passages of 400-500 words with 5 Questions per Passage) Locating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, the tone of the passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating

NMIMS NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Logical Reasoning

In this section, the candidates are analyzed based on their general logical reasoning skills, the important topics from this section are given below.

NPAT 2023 Logical Reasoning Syllabus
Construct Sub-construct
Critical Thinking Decision making (take into cognizance various rules/ conditions and take decisions based upon these rules/conditions) problem solving (to analyze the given information and condense all the information in a suitable form and answer the questions asked)
Verbal-logical reasoning Derive conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on the statement of facts
Data sufficiency Judge if the information given is sufficient to answer the question or some additional information is required
Numerical Reasoning Venn Diagram (identify the class-subclass relationship among the given group of items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities
Data Interpretation Use the information given in graphs and charts to answer questions
Spatial Reasoning Figure Analogy (choosing the figure from the alternatives that match with relationship specified by a given figural pair) Figure Matching / Classification (notice the common quality in figures to be able to match figures or find the odd one out) Figure Series (discover a pattern in the formation of figures in a sequence to be able to complete the series / identify the missing figures)

NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Engineering

There will be five sections for the engineering NPAT 2023 examination. It is really important for the candidates to understand the various topics under each section for cracking NPAT 2023 examination. Through proper resources and preparation, the students will be able to pass NPAT exam with flying colours. NPAT BTech syllabus for the year 2023 is given below.

NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Mathematics

The NMIMS NPAT syllabus 2023 for the Mathematics section is below. The candidate has to finish this section in a span of 30 minutes.

  • Sets and Functions
  • Complex Number and Quadratic Equation
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Binomial theorem and its Application
  • Sequence and Series
  • Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
  • Integral Calculus
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry

NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Physics

The NMIMS syllabus for the Physics section for the exam is provided below. The time allotted to the candidates to attempt this exam is 30 minutes.

  • Physics and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Laws of motion
  • Properties of solids and liquids
  • Electronic devices
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Oscillations and waves
  •  Current electricity
  • Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating current, Electromagnetic waves
  •  Optics
  • Electrostatics

NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Chemistry

The NMIMS syllabus for the Chemistry section is below. Candidates must note that 30 minutes will be provided to attempt the exam.

NPAT Syllabus 2023 for Chemistry
Topic Syllabus
Physical Chemistry
  • Some basic concepts in chemistry, states of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Solutions, Equilibrium
  • Redox reaction and electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
Organic Chemistry
  • Purification and characterization of organic compounds
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Principles related to practical chemistry
  • Organic compounds containing halogen, oxygen, and nitrogen
  • Polymers
Inorganic Chemistry
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • Block elements (alkali, alkaline, and earth metals)
  • P block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, d- and f- block elements
  • Coordination compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General principles and processes of isolation of metals

NPAT 2023 Logical Intelligence Syllabus

The syllabus for logical intelligence is provided in below. The time allotted to attempt for this section is 20 minutes.

  • Critical Thinking: Decision Making (Take into cognizance various rules/ conditions and make decisions based upon those rules/conditions) Problem Solving (To analyze the given information and condense all the information in a suitable form and answer the questions asked)
  • Verbal-logical reasoning: Derive conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on the statement of factsNumerical reasoning: Venn Diagram (Identify the class-subclass relationship among the given group of items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities
  • Data Interpretation: Be able to use the information given in graphs and charts to answer questions.

NPAT 2023 Proficiency in English Syllabus

The syllabus for the Proficiency in English section has been provided in the table below. The section will have to be attempted by the candidate within 10 minutes.

  • Error Recognition: Recognising grammatical structure and usage.
  • Applied Grammar: Using prepositions, determiners, connectives, tenses appropriately.
  • Contextual Usage: Using appropriate words in the given context
  • Sequencing of Ideas: Putting ideas into a logical sequence by putting jumbled sentences in the correct order
  • Reading Comprehension (1 Passage of Maximum 350 Words with 4 Items): Locating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, the tone of the passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating.

NPAT 2023 Design Syllabus

There will be three sections for the Design NPAT 2023 examination. The candidates should always check the official updated NPAT 2023 syllabus while preparing for the examination. The topics for each section are listed below.

NPAT 2023 Spatial Ability and Visualization Syllabus

The Design syllabus for Spatial Ability and Visualization for NPAT 2023 Design paper is below.

NPAT 2023 Spatial Ability and Visualization Syllabus
Construct  Subconstruct
Principle of Perception and Visual Design Gestalt Principles of Perception - Proximity, Similarity, Continuation and Closure
Huxley-Lester Model: Sight and thought perception
Cognitive Perception involves a myriad of mental processes: interpretation, memory, comparison, salience, association, inventory, analysis, and recognition
Principles of Design: Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, Contrast, Pattern, Movement, Emphasis and Unity
Semiotics (Science of signs and symbols): Iconic, Symbolic, Indexical
Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Graphics Design
Spatial Relationships Assessment Interpretation of Space- Light and Scale (Spatial Properties)
Constructivism—visual blueprinting (relating a pattern of shapes or visually arranging series of planes together)
Orthographic representations
Isometric representations
Perspectives
Knowledge of Practical and Everyday Mechanical and Scientific Concepts Knowledge of form and material, usability, and emotional impact (day-to-day objects)
Basic Mechanics
Concept of Patterns in data

NPAT 2023 Observation and Problem Solving Syllabus

NPAT 2023 Observation and Problem Solving syllabus us below.

NPAT 2023 Observation and Problem Solving Syllabus
Construct Subconstruct
Ability to Detect Concealed Properties in Ordinary Things, People, Situations, and Events, and Thinking Critically About Them Ability to detect complexity/problems related to ease-of-use of modern/day-to-day devices
Ability to understand spatial relations among 2D and 3D objects
Applying Attention to Certain Details, Analyzing, Reasoning, Classifying, Inferring, and Predicting Creative Problem Solving Techniques (Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, and Verification)
Bottom to top and top to down approaches series of planes together)
Ability to Discern Subtle Differences in Visual Properties and Aesthetic Outcomes Knowledge of the spatial composition, lighting, Golden Ratio, Rule of Thirds, Balance, Color preference (Hue, Saturation, lightness)
Using these to Solve Problems Use of fonts as an element for communication or merely font awareness
Use of design elements, design and perception principles, spatial properties, cultural preferences, and structured design process 

NPAT 2023 General Awareness and Design Syllabus

The syllabus for General Awareness and Design is below.

NPAT 2023 General Awareness and Design Syllabus
Construct Subconstruct
General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources, etc., and the implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure, and environment. Design for Environment to achieve sustainability - Green Design
Process changes and Product changes ( focus on intangible products)
Awareness of social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artifact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. Designing for social and cultural sustainability - Inclusive Design
Principles of Inclusive design: Responsive, Flexible, Convenient, Accommodating, Welcoming and Realistic
Visual culture - Culture expressed in visual images.

Renowned Historical Artists and their paintings, sculptures.

NPAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Apart from being thorough with NPAT syllabus 2023, the candidates must also familiarize themselves with the exam pattern of upcoming NPAT 2023 exam. The important highlights of NPAT 2023 are tabulated below.

NPAT 2023 Exam Pattern
Exam Duration

Paper 1: 120 Minutes
Paper 2: 90 Minutess

Total Number of Questions

Paper 1: 120
Paper 2: 90

Marking Scheme 1 Mark/Question | No Negative Marking
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions
Language English
Sections in Each Paper

Paper 1: 3
Paper 2: 3

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Important Points to be Noted While Preparing for NPAT 2023

As the number of interested candidates registering for NPAT exams is increasing year after year, the level of competition has raised so candidates have to tackle NPAT 2023 examination in a well-planned manner so that the probability of clearing the examination is higher. The important points are listed below.

  • Always revise the concepts regularly
  • Learn to manage the time wisely lest you should miss out on important topics because of the shortage of time.
  • Practice NPAT previous year's question papers
  • Clear the doubts on the go.

Takeaways from NPAT 2022 Question Paper

Below are few points prepared based on the analysis of the 2022 question paper.

  • The 2022 paper has included a medium difficult level of questions from mathematics. Questions were mainly asked from statistics, trigonometry, set theory, etc. 
  • Logical reasoning section included questions from data interpretation, data sufficiency, symbol based logic, visual reasoning, venn diagram, etc. 
  • The language section was dominated with vocabulary components.

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