GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) will announce the notification and exam format for NMAT 2018 on its official website www.nmat.org.in. The information brochure along with NMAT 2018 Exam Format will be announced in the month of July 2018.
NMAT by GMAC will include multiple choice questions (MCQs) i.e. objective type questions. NMAT 2018 is a computer-based test i.e. method of the exam is online.
NMAT 2018 is a national level entrance exam. The standard of the entrance test will be that of Higher Secondary (10+2 or equivalent exam).
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is organizeed by GMAC for admission into the first year of different Post Graduate Management courses in NMIMS and different participating institutes across India for the academic year 2018-2019.
NMAT 2018 Exam Format will give participants an idea of what to expect in the exam. The details about different aspects concerned to the entrance exam like the method of the test, the time period of the exam, type of questions that will be asked in the test, marking scheme, the total number of questions, etc. are given in the following table:
|Exam Mode||Online (computer-based test)|
|Question Paper type||Objective (MCQs)|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Total no. of questions||120|
|Marks honoured for accurate response||+3|
|Exam duration||2 hours|
|Medium of language||English|
NMAT 2018 will be a computer-based test (CBT). It will include of 120 objective questions to be solved within 120 minutes. The question paper will be available in English only.
The question paper will be segregated into 3 sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Skills. Each section will have to be solved within a stipulated duration of time. Candidates must choose the most suitable response out of 5 alternative options. Candidates can choose the order of attempting the sections at the beginning of the exam. The students can proceed to the next section if they finish a section beforehand but the remaining time cannot be used for other sections. The maximum marks an aspirant can score in NMAT 2018 are 120.
This section will test the candidate’s knowledge of the English language. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 32. This section has to be solved within 22 minutes.
This section will assess the basic mathematical ability of students. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 48. This section is considered to be relatively a scoring section and the time limit is 60 minutes. The difficulty level for this section is 10+2 level.
The logical skills section is designed to evaluate the understanding of formats from the data given and to test the visualization power of candidates. This section will include of 40 questions to be responded within 38 minutes.
|Sr. No||Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Time in Minutes|
Participants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance exam. There has been no change in the marking scheme of NMAT 2018 and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. The marking scheme is said as follows:
The qualifying marks for NMAT 2018 will be decided by the organizing body, NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies). Aspirants should note that they must qualify both, section wise and total cut-off marks to be applicable for admission to different management programs. Those participants who do not score the at least stipulated marks will not qualify and hence will not be short-listed for the Case Discussion and Individual Interview rounds.
The syllabus for NMAT 2018 is based English, Mathematics and Logic of Higher Secondary or 10+2 level knowledge. It will be as decided by GMAC for every section. The section wise syllabus is given as follows: Participants must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam.
Candidates must have a good command over the English language and communication skills in order to acquire admission in the MBA or the PGDM programs. The language skills section assesses a candidate’s command over the language and grammar skills. It will also consist of 2 to 4 passages based on which the students must respond the questions that follow. NMAT 2018 is designed to evaluate the comprehension and grammar skills of the aspirant. The main topics of this section are: It is deemed to be a difficult section as the time limit of 22 minutes requires fast and correct responses.
|Language Skills||Objective General English 10,000+ questions||R.S. Aggarwal|
NMAT 2018 is a time-bound computer-based test and it tests the aspirant’s speed and accuracy in the Quantitative Skills section. It is the most scoring section of the exam. The difficulty level for this section is of 10+2 level. This section assesses the student’s ability to apply mathematical concepts to solve real-time problems. The important topics along with some major sub-topics for NMAT 2018 syllabus for the section are as follows:
|Quantitative Skills||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha||-|
The logical reasoning section of NMAT 2018 assesses the candidate’s ability to analyze basic logical questions which require a reasoning aptitude to understand and solve. Questions are designed so as to measure the ability to draw logical conclusions based on arguments or statements and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of those arguments. The important topics of this section are as said below: This section consists of abstract, diagrammatic, inductive reasoning questions and shape sequences and logical formats.
|Logical Skills||A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
Candidates must ensure that they follow some rules and regulations to maintain the decorum of the exam hall and to ensure that the examination proceeds properly.