NMAT 2015 Analysis Day 1

The NMIMS Management Aptitude Test 2015 (NMAT 2015) began on October 7, 2014 and it will be conducted till December 20, 2014 on all India basis to shortlist candidates for MBA admission at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) for 2015-17 session based on NMAT 2015 scores. NMAT 2015 is an online global standard test being conducted by Pearson VUE on behalf of NMIMS University.

The first day of NMAT 2015 began on a mixed note of more moderate and less difficult questions coupled with a few tricky questions. The exam had no surprise elements to take students by nerve. However, low turnout of candidates was a real surprise element on the first day of NMAT 2015. Experts opine the exam is more time-intensive than knowledge intensive.

Overview of NMAT 2015

There are three sections of NMAT 2015 with total 120 objective type Multiple Choice Questions of 120 marks indicating 1 mark for each question. Major constrain for students is the time management as two sections have more number of questions than the time alotted for completing the sections. Given below is each section with related description.

Language Skills Quantitative Skills Logical Reasoning
32 Questions; 22 Minutes 48 Questions; 60 Minutes 40 Questions; 38 Minutes

Note: There is no negative marking in NMAT 2015, hence candidates are expected to score well in order to get selected for the next round and eventually get admission at the university.

Section-wise Analysis of NMAT 2015 on the first day of exam – October 7

NMAT 2015 Analysis of Day One (1) - Overall moderate exam

Before moving on to see analysis of each section in separation, candidates must know that some questions in each section were difficult but the overall impact of paper was moderate. Herein is the first day analysis of NMAT 2015 based on each section:

Quantitative Skills & Data Interpretation (MODERATE)

  • Topics like Quant, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency and so on are the core part of this section.
  • Questions in this section were moderate with one or two difficult questions that forced students to spend reasonably more time to solve.
  • Many questions in this section were based on Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Averages, Arithmetic, Permutation-Combination, Profit & Loss, Modern Mathematics, Number System, Mensuration, Percentage, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Ratio & Proportion and other topics.

Language Skills (EASY TO MODERATE)

  • Under this section, questions were mostly based on concept of core grammar such as Tenses, Parts of Speech, Conditionals, Modifiers, etc.
  • Students happily answered two to three Reading Comprehension (RC) passages that were short (nearly 350 words each).
  • There four questions following the given passages.
  • There were four para-jumbles and questions on Synonyms-Antonyms, Jumbled Paragraphs, etc too were not so difficult.

Logical Reasoning (EASY TO MODERATE)

  • As usual, this section had more number of brain storming questions from Verbal, Decision-making and Critical Reasoning topics.
  • Some more topics of prominence in this section were Family Tree, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Numerical Grid, Sequences & Series, Puzzles, Syllogism to Arrangements, Direction Sense, Assumptions, Strengthening & Weakening, etc.

The result of NMAT 2015 will be tentatively announced on January 22, 2015.

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