NMAT Syllabus 2019
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NMAT Syllabus 2019 - Candidates appearing for NMIMS Management Aptitude Test can check NMAT 2019 syllabus so that they get to know what are the topics from which the questions will be asked. NMAT syllabus 2019 comprises three sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning Skills. The QA section will evaluate the candidates’ mathematical, logical reasoning and data interpretation skills, while the Language Skills section will test the candidates’ language comprehension skills. The section on Logical Reasoning Skills will evaluate analytical and data interpretation skills of the test taker. Those who are appearing for the exam can check the NMAT syllabus 2019 and accordingly draw a clear cut preparation strategy. By knowing the topics in the syllabus of NMAT 2019, candidates will be able to assess how much time they will need to devote to each section. NMAT by GMAC will be conducted in NMAT syllabus 2019 such as sections from which the questions will be asked, topics in each section etc.
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NMAT 2019 Syllabus

NMAT Syllabus 2019 contains three sections. In these three sections, candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their language, quantitative and logical reasoning skills

NMAT Syllabus 2019 for Language Section

As per NMAT 2019 syllabus for language section, candidates will have to answer questions related to verbal ability, comprehension and language structure skills of a candidate will also be evaluated. Candidates will have to answer 32 questions in 22 minutes. The topics covered under this section are:

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  • Use of Antonyms; Synonyms; idioms

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Corrections of grammatical errors

  • Reading Comprehension passages

  • Usage of Parts of speech; tenses; conditional

  • Syntax of Vocabulary Usage

  • Jumbled Sentences

  • Sentence Correction and usage

  • Phrasal Verbs

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Syllabus of NMAT 2019 for Quantitative Ability

As part of the NMAT syllabus 2019, candidates will have to answer quantitative ability questions. They will have to answer 48 questions in 60 minutes. Check the topics that are covered under this section:

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  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • Mensuration

  • Solid Geometry

  • Probability

  • Line graph

  • Modem maths

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Mixture & Solution / Allegations

  • Permutations and Combinations

  • Bar graph

  • Statistics

  • 2D and 3D Geometry

  • Pie chart

  • Number Systems

  • Arithmetic - (Average, Profit & Loss, percentage, Time & Work, Interest, Ratio, Man days and work, Proportion among others)

NMAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

This section evaluates the analytical and reasoning ability of a candidate. Candidates will have to complete this section in 38 minutes wherein the candidates will have to answer 40 questions. The NMAT syllabus 2019 for logical reasoning includes the topics that are given below:

  • Course of Action

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Puzzles

  • Family tree

  • Syllogisms

Candidates could download the NMAT 2019 admit card after completing the registration and will have to carry it along with ID proofs to the exam centre of NMAT 2019.

NMAT Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of NMAT includes the total number of questions that will be asked in the entrance test, the time that will be allotted for each section so on and so forth.

Exam pattern of NMAT 2019

Exam pattern of NMAT 2019 involves certain features which are mentioned below in the table:



Test duration

2 hours

Mode of examination

Computer Based Test

Nature of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)

Number of sections


Number of questions


Negative marking of wrong answers


Marking of normal questions

1 mark each

Total marks


The NMAT exam pattern of 2019 involves three sections. Each section is allotted respective timings to complete. Refer the table below to know the marking and timing of each section.


Number of Questions

Allotted Time



22 minutes

Quantitative Ability


60 minutes

Logical Reasoning


38 minutes


120 questions

120 minutes

  • For every correct answer, students will be marked with one mark

  • There is no negative marking for any wrong answer.

  • No marks will be given for any unattempted question.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMAT Syllabus 2019

Question: In a year how many times can I appear for NMAT?


NMAT is conducted once in a year in a 75 days window. Therefore, students can appear thrice in a year.

Question: Can I carry the calculator during the NMAT examination?


Students are not allowed to carry any electronic gazets inside the examination hall. Therefore, calculators are also not allowed.

Question: What is the minimum score required in NMAT to qualify for admissions?


As per previous year cutoff students must score >215 to get shortlisted for selection rounds.

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There are many online crash courses available on the internet for NMAT. You can take the Career Launcher's NMAT crash course which will help you in analysing your performance on the basis of Mock tests given with Live sessions related to subject material. For only mock tests I would suggest you to go for TestFunda and Career Launcher because they are actually at difficulty level.
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NMAT Registration 2019 is underway on the official website of NMAT by GMAC . Candidates can apply for NMAT by GMAC till October 3, 2019 for the first attemp t. Any candidate who has a graduation degree with a minimum of 50 per cent in aggregate or equivalent can apply for NMAT. The exam is scheduled from October 4 to December 17 in online mode in 44 cities in India and 4 cities abroad this year.


explain nmat syllabus and how to prepare nmat

Aayushi Batra 3rd Oct, 2019

Hi Karthik,

The candidates are given 120 questions to be answered in 120 minutes. The preparation plan is in line with other entrance exams.

NMAT exam consists of 3 broad sections :

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability (this includes Data Interpretation too)
  • Reasoning

The broad topics which are examined under these three sections are :

  1. Verbal Ability (22 minutes) –
  2. Para Jumbles
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Sentence completion
  5. Antonyms and Synonyms
  6. Analogies
  7. Grammar
  8. Reading Comprehension

  1. Quantitative Ability (60 minutes) –
  2. Averages
  3. Simple interest and compound interest
  4. Time, speed and distance
  5. Time and work
  6. Profit and loss
  7. Ratio proportions
  8. Algebra
  9. Number systems
  10. Mensuration
  11. Geometry
  12. Quadratic and linear equations
  13. Trigonometry
  14. Probability, permutation and combination
  15. Data sufficiency

Data interpretation includes:

  • Line graph
  • Bar graph
  • Pie chart
  • Tables
  • Venn diagrams
  • Combination graphs

  1. Reasoning (38 minutes)- It consists of two sub-parts:

Verbal reasoning :

  • Assertions and reasons
  • Strong and weak arguments
  • Assumption conclusions
  • Critical reasoning
  • Courses of actions

Logical reasoning:

  • Linear arrangements
  • Circular arrangements
  • Input/output
  • Coding/decoding
  • Family based puzzles
  • Directions


  • Be thorough with the basic concepts of the topics listed above.
  • Practice short-cuts for the questions already done as this test needs to speed with accuracy to clear.
  • Prepare self-notes and flash cards
  • You need to practice everyday to improve your speed
  • Practice sectional mocks as this exam has sectional time limits
  • Practice mocks and try to give the mocks in the slot of your actual exam.

Hope this answer helps you!

Let me know in case of further issues.

Do reach out to me.

All the best!

Best Wishes

Aayushi Batra

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