NPAT (National test for Programmes after Twelfth) 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - February 23 2018

NPAT (National test for Programmes after Twelfth) 2018 Exam Pattern

NPAT 2018 Exam Format will vary with the question paper sets for the exam to be held in 2 shifts; shift 1 on May 12, 2018, and shift 2 on May 13, 2018. There will be 2 Papers on each shift. Paper 1 is a common test and Paper 2 is especially for design subject (only for B.Des Program).

  • First 2 sections have 45 minutes for each section and the third section will be 30 minutes. In Paper 1, there will be objective type multiple choice 120 questions equally divided into 3 Sections i.e. 40 questions in each section.
  • Paper-2 has objective type multiple choice 60 questions equally divided in 3 sections i.e. 20 questions in each section.
  • Total marks for Paper-1 are 120 marks and negative marking scheme is not eligible.
  • NPAT 2018 Paper 2 is to be taken by aspirants applying for B.Des Program. This test will be started after 10 minutes of completion of Paper-1.
  • Period of Paper-2 is 90 minutes; each section has 30 minutes. Maximum marks are 60 marks for Paper-2.
  • Paper-1 and Paper-2 both tests have 3 sections. Period of Paper-1 is 2 hours which is divided into 3 parts for 3 sections.
  • NPAT 2018 Exam - Paper-1 is common for all aspirants and covers 3 subjects: Quantitative & Numerical ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence and Proficiency in the English Language.

NPAT (National test for Programmes after Twelfth) is a common entrance exam organizeed and managed by Mumbai campus of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Admission to undergraduate and integrated degree Program in all campuses of the university is given.

Exam Format Highlights Table of NPAT 2018

NPAT 2018 Exam will be an online exam to be organizeed in 2 shifts in 2 days. All questions are objective type multiple choice questions and total marks for Paper-1 are 120 marks and for Paper-1, it is 60 marks. Program. Each Shift consists of 2 papers; one is common for all aspirants and another is for participants applying for B.Des.

Exam format table is being given below for reference:

Exam Format Highlights
NPAT 2018 Exam ModeOnline Computer Based Test (CBT)
Number of papers in NPAT 20182 Paper Paper-1 (Common for all Participants) Paper-2 (for B.Des Participants)
Number of sectionsPaper-1, 3 Sections
Paper-2, 3 Sections
Question Paper TypeObjective Type, Multiple Choice
NPAT 2018 Total MarksPaper 1- 120;
Paper 2- 60
NPAT 2018 Exam durationPaper-1: 120 minutes
Paper-2: 90 minutes
NPAT 2018 Exam language English

Exam Format in Detail of NPAT 2018

NPAT 2018 Exam Format is organizeed to test reasoning, analytical, general intelligence and command over the English Language. Weightage is given to questions topic-wise under each subject.

For every section, a specific time limit is set which will be indicated by a clock on computer test screen. The clock will be set at the server and countdown timer in the top right corner of the screen will display the remaining time available for completing NPAT 2018 exam. The participant will not need to end or submit NPAT 2018 examination. When the timer reaches zero, NPAT 2018 exam will over by itself.

Paper 1

Paper 1 is common for all participants. It consists of Multiple Choice Questions and there is no negative marking.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime Limit (Minutes)
Quantitative & Numerical ability404045
Reasoning & General Intelligence404045
Proficiency in English Language404030

Paper 2

Paper 2 is only for B.Des participants. It consists of Multiple Choice Questions and no marks are deducted for an inaccurate answer.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime Limit
Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills202030
Observation & Problem Solving202030
General Awareness & Design Sensibility202030

Topics under each subject and their weightage:

  1. Quantitative & Numerical ability
  • Elementary Statistics & Probability (4 Marks)
  • Arithmetic (16 Marks)
  • Number System (4 Marks)
  • Algebra (8 Marks)
  • Trigonometry (4 Marks)
  • Sets and Functions (4 Marks)
  1. Reasoning & General Intelligence
  • Data sufficiency (5 Marks)
  • Spatial Reasoning (4 Marks)
  • Verbal-logical  reasoning (5 Marks)
  • Numerical Reasoning (6 Marks)
  • Critical Thinking (10 Marks)
  • Data Interpretation (10 Marks)
  1. Proficiency in the English Language
  • Mistake Recognition (5 Marks)
  • Contextual Usage (4 Marks)
  • Vocabulary (4 Marks)
  • Applied Grammar (8 Marks)
  • Sequencing of Ideas (4 Marks)
  • Reading Comprehension (15 Marks)
  1. Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills
  • Spatial relationships assessment (7 Marks)
  • Knowledge of practical and every day (6 Marks)
  • Principle of perception and visual design (7 Marks)
  1. Observation & Problem Solving
  • Using these to solve problems (5 Marks)
  • Applying attention to certain details (6 Marks)
  • Ability to detect concealed properties (6 Marks)
  • Ability to discern subtle differences (3 Marks)
  1. General Awareness & Design Sensibility
  • General awareness of environmental factors (6 Marks)
  • Awareness of social and cultural connection (10 Marks)
  • History of art, sculpture and literature (4 Marks)

Syllabus for NPAT 2018

NPAT 2018 Syllabus is based on 10+2 standard. Considering various backgrounds of participants, the syllabus is constructed involving subjects and topics which are widely and commonly understandable and approachable with common sense and general intelligence.

Subject topic wise details of Syllabus for NPAT 2018 is as follows:

Paper 1

  1. Quantitative and Numerical Ability
Number SystemFractions, Surds and Decimals, Number Series
ArithmeticPercentages, Profit & Loss, Discount, Compound Interest & Annuities, Ratio & Proportions, Time, Work & Distance, 2 D & 3D Figures- Areas & Volumes
AlgebraBasic Algebraic Identities, Equations - Linear & Quadratic sequence and Series (AP, GP)
Sets and FunctionsSets, Operation on Sets and their Applications, using Venn Diagrams, functions
Elementary Statistics & ProbabilityMean, Mode, and Median, Measures of Dispersion
TrigonometryTrigonometric Rations, identities, Height and Distances
  1. Reasoning & General Intelligence
Critical ThinkingJudgement Making (Take into cognizance different rules/conditions and make judgements based upon those rules/conditions) Problem Solving (To analyse the given information and condense all the information in an appropriate form and response the questions asked)
Verbal-logical reasoningDerive conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on statement of facts
Data sufficiencyJudge if the information given is sufficient to response the question or some additional information is need
Numerical ReasoningVenn Diagram (Identify the class-subclass relationship among given group of items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities
Data InterpretationBe able to use the information given in graphs and charts to response questions
Spatial ReasoningFigure 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 (To discover a format in the pattern of figures in a sequence to be able to clear the series / identify the missing figures)
  1. Proficiency in the English Language
Mistake RecognitionRecognising grammatical structure and usage.
Applied GrammarUsing prepositions, determiners, connectives, tenses suitablely.
VocabularyGrasping the meaning of underlined words in sentences
Contextual UsageUsing suitable words in the given context
Sequencing of IdeasPutting ideas into logical sequence by putting jumbled sentences in the accurate order
Reading Comprehension Total 3 Passages; 400-500 words in each passage & 5 Questions will be per PassageLocating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating

Paper 2

  1. Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills
Principle of perception and visual designPrinciples of Perception - Continuation and Closure, Similarity, Proximity by Gestalt
Sight and thought perception according to Huxley-Lester Model
Cognitive Perception involving a multitude of mental procedures: analysis and recognition, interpretation, comparison, memory, salience, association and inventory,
Principles of Design: Emphasis and Unity, Format, Balance, Rhythm, Contrast, Movement and Proportion,
Semiotics (Science of signs and symbols): Indexical, Iconic and Symbolic,
Pragmatics of Graphics Design with its Syntax, Semantics
Spatial relationships assessmentExplanation of Space- Light and Scale (Spatial Properties)
Constructivism— visual blueprinting (relating a format of shapes or arranging series of planes together visually)
Orthographic representations
Isometric representations
Knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific conceptsKnowledge of form and material, usability, and emotional impact (day-to-day objects)
Basic Mechanics
Concept of Formats in data
  1. Observation & Problem Solving
Ability to reveal hidden attributes in situations, people, and normal things, events, and creating critical viewSkill to detect complications/problems concerned with ease-of-use of modern / routinely used devices
Ability to understand and analyse relations between 2D and 3D objects
Implementing awareness of certain details, inferring and predicting. analysing, reasoning, classifyingCreative Problem-Solving Techniques (Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, and Verification)
Bottom to top and top to down approaches
Skill to differentiate devious differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.Knowledge of spatial composition, lighting, Golden Ratio, Rule of Thirds, Balance, Colour preference (Hue, Saturation, lightness)
Using these to solve problemsFonts and symbols used as part of communication or awareness of fonts
Understanding the principles of design and its perception, Usage of design component, & spatial properties, cultural tendency and structured design process
  1. General Awareness & Design Sensibility
General awareness of environmental factors i.e. natural resource, water, weather, climate, population, pollution, vegetation etc., and their suggestions on the product design, different images, wide infrastructure and changing the environment.Environmental Design to gain sustainability- Green Design
Changes in Procedure and Products ( focus on subtle products)
Awareness of social and cultural relationship with design, historical artefact, and social responsibility and environmentally sustainable design answers.Designing for social and cultural sustainability- Inclusive Design
Principles of Inclusive design: Responsiveness, Flexibility, Convenience, Accommodation, Welcoming and Real
Visual culture- Expression of Culture via visual images.
History of art, sculpture and literatureArt Movements / Periods- Basic Info
Renowned sculptures, historical artists and their paintings.

Preparation Books for NPAT 2018

As the topics of NPAT Exam are common and more or less similar to other entrance and competitive exams so there are several options available in the books market.

SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
Quantitative and Numerical AbilityQuantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability - 1276: Numerical Ability (Fully Solved) 7000 + Objective QuestionsKiran Prakashan (Author), Pratiyogita Kiran (Author)ASIN: B00U241N14
Reasoning and Gen. IntelligenceGeneral Intelligence and Test of Reasoning 2016S Chand ExpertsISBN-10: 9325994151 ISBN-13: 978-932599415
English LanguageObjective General English (Old Edition) Paperback – 2011R.S. AggarwalISBN-10: 8121915317 ISBN-13: 978-812191531
Design Sensibility and AwarenessUCEED Design Environment & Social Awareness In Design Perspective Combined With Mental & Verbal AptitudeInstitute of Creative SciencesASIN: B01MY2M6Z6
Observation and Problem SolvingThe Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition Kindle Editionby Don NormanASIN: B06XCCZJ4L

Exam Day Instructions of NPAT 2018

Please read the instructions cautiously regarding Question & Responses System

General Instructions:

  • The questions quantity level is displayed on the right side of the webpage that shows the status of each question using one of the following symbols:

  • The Marked for Review status for a question simply indicates that you would like to look at that question again.
  • Click on the ">" symbol that appears to the left of question palette to fall down the question palette and maximize the question window. For having a review of the question palette, click on "<" that exists on the right side of question window.

Navigating to a Question:

  • To response a question, do the following:
    1. For navigating fast to one to another question, click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of webpage screen to access particular question. Response to the existing questions will not be saved if navigates to another question.
    2. For saving response click on Save & Next present question will be saved and nest question will appear on the webpage screen.
    3. If the review is needed then click on Mark for Review & Next to save your response to the existing question, mark it for review, and then go to the next question.

Responses a Question:

  • How to make response correctly to a multiple-choice type question:
    1. Click on the button (Radio or Check Button) shown with the options, this will show either DOT or Check Mark in it. Response is done this way
    2. If required to deselect selected option for response, again either click on the button of the chosen option or can click on Clear Answer button for deselecting the option
    3. For changing selected option for response, click on the button of other option you like
    4. For saving response, click on Save & Next button
    5. If a review of the option of response is needed then click on Mark for Review & Next button.
    6. For changing the saved response, select that question for changing the response and then act as per the guidance for changing response option of the saved response.

Navigating via sections:

  • When Save & Next button on the last question for a section is clicked, the first question of the next section automatically opened.
  • Shortcuts are available for having information rapidly about the sections in the paper. Look at the top bar of the computer test screen there are some shortcuts in the section. Clicking on it one can have needed information.
  • Navigating from one section to another is facilitated for the convenience so any question in any section can be attended easily.
  • Next section will automatically be opened with as the Save & Next Button is entered for saving the last question of the existing section.

Instruction Regarding NPAT 2018

As per the regulations for NPAT 2018 exam some instructions regarding the organization of NPAT 2018 for maintaining a branch, transparency and smooth operations of all activities of the exam. The aspirant must follow all the instructions.

  • Conversation or discussion with any other aspirant is not allowed. Such act is deemed to be a punishable act.
  • Any food or beverage is not allowed to have during the exam. Only water can be taken with prior permission of examiner or as per the instructions
  • Any document other than hall ticket and ID proof, any size and type of paper, mobile phone, analogue watch, any communication device, calculator and electronic devices and gadgets is not allowed in NPAT exam hall.
  • Keep one original photo ID proof along with NPAT Hall Ticket.
  • Produce hall ticket and ID proof twice or thrice, whenever is asked to by the authorities, don’t be irritated
  • If somebody comes with aspirant, he or she will not be allowed to enter in NPAT examination centre. Don’t expect exam centre authorities to offer any facility as they are not instructed for the same so please don’t create any argument with any of staff persons.
  • Keep valid hall ticket alloted for NPAT 2018 during exam
  • If there is some problem with sitting facility or anything else that is creating a disturbance, don’t try to handle it on your own. Bring this to the notice of examiner and let him resolve the problem.
  • No request will be entertained for attempting NPAT 2018 exam without hall ticket whatsoever is the reason.
  • Misbehaviour in any attitude or creating unbranched environment in NPAT Examination Hall or troubling or not assisting in the procedure of the verification or checking in the exam with examiner, officials and assisting staff deployed for the organization of the examination will not be tolerated in any case and severe punitive action will be taken under the rules and regulation of the examination.
  • Don’t leave exam hall without the permission of examiner

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