Saturday, 5 October 2013

NMAT 2014 first view

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EXAM Pattern

Paper had 120 questions with sectional timings as has been the case in previous years. Sectional distribution of Questions and Timings was as given below:
SectionNumber of QuestionsAllocated Time
QA + DI4860
VA+RC3222
LR+AR4038
Total120120
Students were allowed to choose the order of the sections to be attempted.

Analysis of the Paper

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Section

Section Difficulty Level: Moderate
SectionsTopics Covered
Quantitative AptitudeArithmetic
Number System
Profit and Loss
Time Speed and Distance
Geometry
Coordinate Geometry
Percentages
Averages
Ratios
Data InterpretationPie Chart Based
Bar Graph Based
Table and Line Graphs
Data Sufficiency Based Questions
There were about 3 sets of DI questions which were relatively lengthy. Questions in DI were based on the percentages and ratios. There were around 3 question on Data sufficiency as well as were relatively easy.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section

Section Difficulty Level: Easy
SectionsTopics CoveredNumber of Questions
Verbal AbilityVocabulary Based6-9
Sentence Correction2-3
Parajumbles2-3
Cloze Test4
Reading Comprehension3
Grammer Based( Prepositions)5
Vocabulary based questions were moderately difficult , while grammar based questions were relatively straightforward.
The reading comprehension section had 3 sets which were quite easy and direct.

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning Section

Section Difficulty Level: Moderate
SectionsTopics Covered
Logical And Analytical ReasoningStep Based
Strong and Weakning Arguments
Arrangement Based
Coding-Decoding
Alphanumerical Puzzles
Series Based
Logical deductions
Family Tree
Directions
Assumption and reasoning
Word Analogy
The overall section was relatively easy and with questions were spread across variety of topics. Most papers had about 2 questions from word analogy.

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