NMAT 2015 Exam Taking Strategy
NMAT 2015 exam has started from Tuesday, October 7, 2014 and will go on till Saturday, December 20, 2014. Since many of you have registered for the later dates or have applied for a retake, this article of Careers360 will share with you the exam taking strategy based on the topper and expert advice and the analysis of the first few days.
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NMAT is a speed based test, hence time management is the key for this exam. First let us have a look at the exam pattern and the analysis of the first week.
Number of Questions
Time in Minutes
NMAT 2015 Analysis so far
The overall difficulty level has been easy to moderate. Although some questions appeared to be tricky for the test takers in the Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning sections, most of the questions were doable and easy. The total marks is 400 for 120 questions. There is no negative marking scheme in this exam.
Let us have a look at the section wise analysis for the first week of NMAT 2015.
The difficulty level of this section has been easy to moderate. The section is a mix of Reading Comprehension and English Usage. The questions on the English Usage are more in number compared to that of Reading Comprehension. The RC passage numbers vary from 2 to 3. Grammaris a dominant topic in the English Usage area. The grammar topics include parts of speech, cloze test, tenses etc. Other topics were vocabulary (synonyms-antonyms), fill in the blanks etc.
The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to tough. The section included Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency questions. The topics of the questions include Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, Permutation-Combination, Number System, Ratio, Work Time Distance etc. According to the test takers, some of the questions were quite time consuming.
This section had questions on Verbal Reasoning, Decision making and Critical Reasoning. The difficulty level of the section was moderate. The topics covered were Family Tree, Coding, Syllogism, Numerical Grid, Arrangements, Direction Sense, Series, Strengthening & Weakening etc.
Now we will share with you the exam taking strategy for NMAT 2015.
Read the questions carefully – Right after the test starts, go through all the 120 questions across the three sections. In the process, select the questions which you are confident of attempting correctly. But don’t take too much time in selecting the questions as there is no separate duration allotted for it. Select the questions by your gut feeling.
Select the order of the section – Though the sections are time bound, NMAT does not follow any sectional order. The test takers have the opportunity to select the order of the sections. It is ideal to start with the strongest section and attempting your weakest section at the end. “Solve the easiest questions first, make sure that do not get stuck on any question for long and skip the difficult questions,” mentions Manek Daruvala, Director, T.I.M.E.
Manage the sectional time limit – As the sections are time bound, you need to manage the sectional duration carefully. In an average, you have 1 minute to solve a question. Since QS section has the maximum duration (60 minutes) and has 48 questions, make the most of it by attempting formula based questions and attempting as much questions as possible. On the other hand, the number of questions in Language Skills and Logical Reasoning are more than the number of minutes, attempt only those questions which you are sure of. For e.g. in the Language Skills section, skip the lengthy RC passages and focus more on the English Usage queries.
Do not get stuck with a question – As mentioned earlier, NMAT is a speed based test. Hence you would not be able to afford much time on one question. Do not spend more than 2 minutes on a section. If you cannot find a way forward after reading the question, move to the next question. Utilize the features of mark for review in order to attempt later during revision.
Language Skills - Language skill had 32 questions and 22 minutes to solve. It had 2 reading comprehensions and other questions like jumbled paragraphs, analogies, synonyms, mark the error, fill in the blanks. So for this section time management and daily reading practice is necessary.
Quantitative Skill - Quantitative skills had 48 questions and 60 minutes. Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation are the most important part of this section. All you need is Accuracy and practice to crack this section of the exam.
Logical Reasoning -Logical Reasoning had 40 questions and 38 minutes. In this section Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Arrangements, Series, Numerical Grid, family tree are the topics to focus on. This section is very time consuming which can be solved by managing time and attempting easy questions first.
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