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NMAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) prescribes the exam pattern of NMAT 2020 (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test). Before appearing for the exam, candidates must know the NMAT 2020 exam pattern to draw preparation strategy. With the help of NMAT exam pattern 2020 candidates can know marking scheme, duration of exam, types of question, number of questions in each section and much more. Furthermore, students can get insight to the exam pattern of NMAT 2020 with the help of mock test which will be available tentatively in the fourth week of September 2020 on the official website. With the help of mock test aspirants will be able to assess their strong and weak points. NMAT by GMAC is a computer based examination conducted on national level for admission to MBA programs of various participating institutes. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the NMAT 2020 exam pattern, marking scheme, mock test and syllabus.
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Name of exam
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Mode of examination
Online; Computer-Based Test
Nature of questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Total number of sections
Total number of questions
Sectional time limit
Medium of exam
NMAT 2020 will be a computer based test (CBT) which will be held in a 75 days window from first week of October till third week of December 2020. Refer the table below to know the section-wise detail of NMAT 2020 exam pattern.
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Number of Questions
As per the marking scheme of CMAT 2020:
For every correct answer candidate will get 1 mark.
For every unattempted question and wrong answer no marks will be deducted.
Applicants will be allowed to choose the order of the sections.
Candidates will have to finish a particular section in the alloted time.
If the student attempts all the questions of a particular section before the time expires, he/she can move to the next section. However, no balance time will be carried forward for the next section.
NMAT 2020 is a 75 day window test. Candidates can appear for the exam more than once (upto three times maximum) to improve their scores.
The authorities do not release the official syllabus of NMAT 2020. However based on previous year trends, Careers360 brings you the compiled NMAT syllabus 2020 which will mention the topics that are likely to be covered.
Use of Antonyms; Synonyms; idioms
Syntax and Vocabulary usage
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Correction of grammatical errors
Sentence corrections and usage
Reading comprehension passages
Usage on Parts of speech; tenses; conditional
2D and 3D Geometry
Mixture & Solution / Allegations
Permutations and Combinations
Arithmetic - (Average, Profit & Loss, percentage, Time & Work, Interest, Ratio, Man days and work, Proportion among others)
Course of Actions
Coding and Decoding
GMAC will conduct the All Indian Mock Test in online mode tentatively in the fourth week of September 2020. With the help of the mock test of NMAT 2020, candidates will know the exam pattern in a clear picture. Furthermore, it will help applicants identify their strong and weak areas to work upon. Giving the NMAT 2020 mock test candidates can formulate their preparation strategy.
By solving the sample paper of NMAT 2020 candidates will get an idea about the type of questions that might appear in examination. The NMAT sample paper 2020 will help students in managing their time section wise and can know which section to attempt first.
Test taker can take NMAT 2020 exam maximum up to three times (first attempt and 2 retakes).
Candidates are advised to visit the official website of the participating institute to know their policies upon acceptance of NMAT 2020 scores.
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For all management entrance exam the syllabus includes Logical reasoning, Verbal reasoning and quants which is common. The difference is in number of questions and difficulty level
For other exams apart from CAT
NMAT MAT ATMA has the same syllabus just one or two sections will be different but the basic is same
CMAT has additional section of general knowledge
So there is only difference of number of questions and difficulty level but other than that everything is same
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For NMAT exam, the eligibility criteria is minimum 50% in your graduation. So it's not mandatory to have maths in the graduation or commerce stream.
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The NMAT examination by GMAC allows an individual to appear for the exam a total number of 3 times, including 'no shows'
Here, 'no show' refers to the absence of the aspirant during the time of examination. If an aspirant, due to some reason, is unable to appear for the test on the scheduled date, it will be counted as a failed attempt.
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