NMAT 2018: Last Minute Preparation Tips

NMAT: Last minute preparation tipsNMAT 2018: Last Minute Preparation Tips - NMAT or NMIMS Aptitude Test 2018 will start from October 5. If you have registered for the exam scheduled for a window of more than 2 months, from October 5 to December 18, you must know the Dos and Don’ts to be followed on the exam day. This article of Careers360 shares with you the NMAT 2018 last minute preparation tips and the exam day strategy.

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For every exam eve, there are 2 aspects of preparation. One is the practical aspect another is the theoretical aspect. In the practical aspect, you have to take care of the nitty gritty like carrying the right documents, reaching test center on time etc. and the theoretical preparation includes the NMAT syllabus and pattern wise preparation.

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Let us first start with the practical aspects of preparation for NMAT 2018

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Carry the important documents – The documents which are mandatory to carry for the test are as follows:

NMAT 2018: Last Minute Preparation Tips


Reach the test center on time – The reporting time for the exam is 1 hour prior to the exam schedule. Hence, if your test starts at 9.30 am, you have to reach the test center by 8.30 am. Reaching later might result in disqualification for the test. The entry to the exam hall will start from 8.45 am. Confirm the exam timing in the Confirmation email.

Visit the test center in advance – Visiting the test center in advance will help you familiarize with the location and the time taken to reach the center from your home. You can also get an idea of when would be the ideal time to start from your home for the exam day. Refer to the Confirmation email for the detailed direction to reach the test center.


After reaching the test center – After you reach the test center, the exam official will check the documents before you proceed for the Check-In queue and read the Candidate Rule Agreement. In the next queue, you have to get the documents checked once again and sign on the e-pad. The official will click your photograph through the webcam and assist you to your Test Lab. 


Get your Admit Card Signed and Stamped from officials – Ensure that your Admit Card duly signed by the exam official and stamped by the company official seal at the designated spaces.


Ensure that you are not carrying any personal items – You are not allowed to carry any personal items such as calculators, mobile phones, watches, notebook, book, papers etc. inside the test lab. In case you are carrying any such item, you have to keep it in the locker or storage space.


Do the rough work in the notebook assigned to you – You will be given a notebook and marker to carry out your rough work for the test. You have to submit it after the test. The exam official will launch your test after guiding you to your seat. The timer of the test will start and will end only after 2 hours. In case of any problem or query, raise your hand so that the proctor can attend you. 


Choose the section order – NMAT will allow you to choose the sequence of the sections. However, once you choose the sequence, you will not be able to change it. Each section has a specific time limit. In case you finish the section before the assigned duration and choose to move to the next section, you would not be able to go back to the previous section.


Now let us have a look at the exam taking tips for NMAT 2018. The following table will share with you the NMAT 2018 exam pattern.


NMAT Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

Time in Minutes

Language Skills



Quantitative Skills



Logical Reasoning







NMAT 2018 Exam Taking Tips


Select the section sequence carefully – Since you have the liberty to select the section sequence, it would be wise to start with your strong section so that you are confident enough and gain the momentum. Move from your strongest section to the weakest. 

Time management – Since the sections are time-bound, you have to manage the time carefully. Ensure that you attempt a maximum number of questions within the given time to fetch as many marks as possible. Since there is no negative marking scheme, you have to liberty to attempt as many questions as you want.


Do not remain stuck with a question – Since NMAT is a speed based test, you would not be able to afford much time on a particular question. Do not spend more than 2 minutes on a section. If you cannot find a way forward after reading the question carefully, move ahead with the next question. In case of confusion, mark the question for review in order to attempt later in case you are left with time.


Revise – Before moving ahead to the next section, revise the section once. Check for silly mistakes or possible questions to attempt which you had left out earlier.

NMAT result 2018 will be announced in the third week of January 2018. Usually, the results are declared two-three weeks after the exam is conducted. Candidates will be notified through personal email after which they can check their result by logging to their official account. 


Also Read:

NMAT by GMAC Preparation Tips

NMAT Topper Interview: How Anjum Sheikh cracked NMAT and secure admission in NMIMS


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First Published On : 06 Oct 2014 06:15 PM IST

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