BUMAT Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 12 2018

BUMAT Exam Pattern 2018

BUMAT (Bharati Vidyapeeth Undergraduate Management Aptitude Test) is a national level entrance exam organizeed every year for admitting candidates into BBA and BCA courses provideed by Bharati Vidyapeeth University and its affiliated institutes. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, the organizeing body of BUMAT, has scheduled this test in the first week of June 2018.

BUMAT 2018 will consist of 200 objective type questions of 1 mark each, negative marking will not be eligible.The method of the exam will be offline and medium of paper will be English.

Period of the exam will be 2 hours 30 minutes. The question paper will be divided into four sections namely,

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Ability.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning

Exam Format Highlights of BUMAT 2018

Aspirants must go via the highlights of BUMAT 2018 cautiously. The list of important details about BUMAT 2018 has been given below:

Date of BUMAT ExamFirst week of June 2018
Organizing bodyBharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
Method of BUMAT 2018Offline (pen-paper based)
Number of questions200
Maximum marks200
Period of exam2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)
Sections in exam4 sections,

Numerical Aptitude,

Reasoning/ Logical Aptitude,

Verbal Ability

Reading Comprehension

Medium of languageEnglish

Exam Format in Detail

The period of BUMAT 2018 examination is 2 hours 30 minutes. It will be organizeed in offline mode, i.e., it is a pen-paper based test. The following table summarizes Exam Format and Syllabus:

BUMAT 2018 FormatNo. of questions and marks assigned to each section

Time for each section: 37 minutes 5 seconds

 Time for each question: 1 min 33 seconds

Numerical aptitude60
Logical reasoning60
Verbal reasoning60
Reading comprehension20
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • The format of BUMAT 2018 examination comprises multiple choice questions (MCQs). 
  • The student is offered 2 hours 30 minutes to clear the examination.
  • BUMAT 2018 pattern includes 200 questions categorized into four sections.

There is no negative marking for wrong response.


Marking Scheme of BUMAT 2018

The exam will be organizeed in offline mode. Candidates will have to mark their answers on an OMR sheet.

  • Aspirants must choose the most suitable option which he feels is the right response.
  • Each accurate answer will fetch 1 mark and there will be no negative marking.
  • Each question is followed by 4 options, choose the accurate option among the given

The 4 sections on which questions of BUMAT 2018 will be based are given below:

SectionNumber of Questions
Test of Numerical Aptitude60
Test of Reasoning/Logical Aptitude60
Test of Verbal Ability60
Test of Reading Comprehension20
Total200

BUMAT Syllabus 2018

Numerical Aptitude Syllabus

This is one of the most important sections in BUMAT 2018. It consists of 60 questions in the entrance test. This is the most time -consuming section. Aspirants wa=-pkste most the time for solving the questions by numerical method. Topics covered under this section are:

Number SystemsRatio and ProportionPermutation and Combination
LCM and HCFLinear EquationsProbability
PercentagesQuadratic EquationsFunctions
Profit, Loss and DiscountComplex NumbersSet Theory
Simple/ Compound InterestLogarithmMixtures and Allegations
Speed, Time & DistanceSequences and SeriesGeometry
Time and WorkBinomial TheoremCo-Ordinate Geometry
Problems on AgesSurds and IndicesTrigonometry
AveragesInequalitiesMensuration

 Logical Reasoning Ability Syllabus

This can be proved to be a scoring section if prepared cautiously. Some of the main topics for logical reasoning syllabus for BUMAT 2018 are given below: There are certain topics which are repeated in BUMAT exam.

Number and Letter SeriesSyllogism
CalendarsBlood Relations
ClocksBar Graph
CubesLine Graph
Venn DiagramsPie Chart
Binary Logic Seating ArrangementCombination of Graphs Data Sufficiency
Logical SequenceVenn Diagram
Logical MatchingLogical Connectives

Verbal Ability Syllabus

It is making up to estimate the aspirantโ€™s command over the English language. The topics in this section are listed below:

Sentence CorrectionFact Inference Judgment
Word usageAnalogies
Fill in the blanksIdioms
Para JumbleSynonyms
Para completionAntonyms
Jumbled ParagraphFill in the blanks
Meaning-Usage MatchCloze Passage
Summary QuestionsAnalogies or Reverse Analogies
Verbal Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

The Reading Comprehension section analyzes how effectively an aspirant reads a given passage. The objective of this section is to test the ability of the aspirants to express the meaning of the content in the comprehension.

This portion analyses how effectively an aspirant can read a given passage, analyze and apprehend the content in it. It aims to test the ability of the aspirants to derive and express the meaning of the content given in the passage.

To attempt this section a student should make the habit of solving questions based on comprehension to increase their words read per minute speed and the speed of comprehending a passage.


Advisable Books for BUMAT 2018

Selecting the right books is very important for sure success in any exam. It reduces the efforts. Selecting the best books to simplify your learning procedure and enhances your chances of doing best in the Exam.

Books for Numerical Aptitude

SubjectBook NameAuthor
Numerical AptitudeQuantitative AptitudeR.S.Aggarwal
Numerical AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude TestN.K.Singh
Numerical AptitudeThe Clear Success Package โ€“ Bank POArihant Publications

Books for the English Language

SubjectBook NameAuthor
EnglishEssential English GrammarMurphy
EnglishGeneral EnglishR.S. Aggarwal

Books for Reasoning

SubjectBook NameAuthor
ReasoningVerbal- Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal

There are no fixed books demanded by BUMAT. But a list of few advisable books is mentioned below:

  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey
  • Objective Mathematics by R.D. Sharma
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A.K. Gupta
  • General Mathematics by Manohar Pandey

Objective General English by R.S. Aggarwal


Important Instructions

The students need to abide by certain instructions on the day of BUMAT 2018 examination i.e. June 4, 2017.

  • Reporting time: The students should arrive at their respective test centre 30 minutes before the commencement of examination.
  • The aspirants should take the seat in the examination hall stating their respective Roll Number mentioned in their hall ticket 10 minutes before the commencement of examination.
  • No aspirant is allowed to enter the examination hall 30 minutes after the commencement of examination.

  Check BUMAT 2018 Hall Ticket

Instructions for filling the response sheet/OMR sheet of BUMAT 2018

While filling the OMR sheet the students should follow the instructions mentioned in the question booklet and accordingly fill the details. Any misappropriation of OMR sheet will lead to rejection of the student from the BUMAT examination.

  • Each question has 4 options. In the OMR sheet, the student should darken the circle corresponding to the most suitable or the accurate response.
  • The students should use an HB pencil or a Blue or Black Ball Point Pen
  • The students must correctly fill his Roll Number, Test booklet Number, Name and go via the instructions given at the top of OMR sheet.
  • If the students are using an HB pencil, he/she can change the response by properly erasing the earlier response. Otherwise, if the student is using ballpoint pen marking two responses will invalidate the question.
  • The responses being marked with tick marks will also be considered invalid.


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