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NMAT 2015 Analysis Day 3
The third day of NMAT 2015 exam was conducted on October 9, 2014 with questions based more on fundamentals. It is an online post graduate level all India exam. Students would be selected for MBA admission at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) for 2015-17 session according to the NMAT 2015 score obtained by them. NMAT 2015 is being conducted by Pearson VUE on behalf of NMIMS University.
The third day of NMAT 2015 was seen as moderate with one or two tricky questions in each section. Major portion of questions were based on concepts to check the ability of candidates to read rather than their application ability. The twisted questions in each section consumed more time of students. However, there were some issues pertaining to extra time consumed for loading questions on the system at a few centres.
NMAT 2015 At A Glance
Students are required to answer 120 objective type Multiple Choice Questions of 120 marks from three major sections of NMAT 2015. Students generally find two sections not so easy to answer as there are more number of questions than the time allotted for completing these two sections. Given below is more details of each section:
- Language Skills: 32 Questions; 22 Minutes.
- Quantitative Skills: 48 Questions; 60 Minutes.
- Logical Reasoning: 40 Questions; 38 Minutes.
Note: There is no negative marking in NMAT 2015 and this is the reason why candidates are expected to score well in order to get shortlisted for the second round of the examination and eventually getting included in the merit list.
Detailed Analysis of NMAT 2015 Exam
NMAT 2015 Analysis in isolation help get a better picture of each section as what was the overall impact of the section on the students and which section they found easy / moderate / difficult. On the third day of the NMAT 2015, the turnout was satisfactory. Overall the day 3 was reported Moderate with questions not so easy and not so difficult. Some questions in every section were twisted and students found them time consuming.
Herein is the Day 3 analysis of NMAT 2015
Quantitative Skills & Data Interpretation: Major parts of questions in this section on the third day of NMAT 2015 were put from Mensuration, Ratio, Geometry, Equations, Number System, Work Time Distance, etc. Questions in this section were moderate with some difficult questions that force students to spend reasonably more time on getting the appropriate solution. Other topics of importance in this section were Algebra, Averages, Arithmetic, Permutation-Combination, Profit & Loss, Modern Mathematics, Percentage, Time & Work, and other topics. Candidates found it challenging to answer 48 questions in 60 minutes.(MODERATE).
Language Skills: Questions in this section were primarily based on concept of core English 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) and moderate. Fill in the blanks type questions were also there. The RC passages were short and doable and questions were asked based on the content of the passages. Questions on parajumbles, Synonyms-Antonyms, Jumbled Paragraphs, etc were easily doable. (MODERATE). Candidates had to do 32 questions in 22 minutes.
Logical Reasoning: Unusually there were some decision making questions encountered by students on the third day of NMAT 2015. Otherwise, this section had an amalgam of questions based on Verbal and Critical Reasoning. The overall question pattern in this section was easy to moderate on the third day of the NMAT 2015 except a few time consuming and calculation intensive questions. Some other topics covered under this section on the third day were Family Tree, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Numerical Grid, Sequences & Series, Puzzles, Syllogism to Arrangements, Direction Sense, Assumptions, Strengthening & Weakening, etc. Students had to do 40 questions in 38 minutes. (MODERATE).
NMAT 2015 is in progress and it will be conducted till December 20, 2014 with tentative result announcement on January 22, 2015.
For Day 1 NMAT 2015 analysis, Please click here.
For Day 2 NMAT 2015 analysis, Please click here.