NPAT BBA 2018 Analysis and Cutoff- Moderate test with easy Reasoning and English sections

NPAT BBA AnalysisNPAT BBA 2018 Analysis - NPAT BBA (NMIMS Programmes After Twelfth) is the official entrance test for admissions to Undergraduate and Integrated Degree programmes offered by constituent schools of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies at Mumbai, Shirpur, Bengaluru, Indore and Navi Mumbai Campuses. NPAT BBA was conducted over two days i.e. May 12 and 13, 2018. Careers360 brings to you NPAT BBA 2018 Analysis as provided by experts from IMS Learning.

 

NPAT 2018 was held between 10-11.40 AM (100 Min). It had 120 Questions, divided into three sections of 40 questions each with no sectional time limit. According to experts from IMS Learning, the overall difficulty level of NPAT BBA 2018 as per expert opinion was moderate. Before looking at the analysis, let us take a look at the NPAT BBA exam pattern. Below interested candidates can check the exam pattern:

 

NPAT BBA Exam Pattern 2018

S. No.

Exam Section

No. of Questions

Time Allotted (Minutes)

1

Reasoning and General Intelligence

40

30

2

Quantitative and Numerical Ability

40

45

3

Proficiency in English Language

40

25

Total

120

100

All sections had equal weightage in the final marking. The questions were based on SAT pattern. According to the NPAT BBA 2018 marking scheme, each correct response was awarded with 1 mark, while there was no negative marking for any wrong or unattempted response.

 

NPAT BBA 2018 Analysis

According to the analysis compiled by experts from IMS Learning, the Quantitative section had a few lengthy questions of medium-high difficulty level. While topic wise split was quite similar to NPAT 2017, selection of right questions by glancing through the section in the beginning was quite important. The Reasoning and General Intelligence section was a fairly standard one with predictable topics like arrangements, selection criteria, data interpretation etc. The English language section was dominated by RC and grammar and had a fair mix of simple and tricky questions. The overall difficulty of this section was simple-medium.

 

Below we have shared the detailed analysis of each section:

NPAT BBA Analysis 2018 - Quantitative and Numerical Ability

While the Quantitative and Numerical Ability had overall moderate level of medium-high. The maximum number of questions were from Trigonometry and Mensuration topics. Apart from this topic, the NPAT BBA 2018 also witnessed majority of questions from Sequence, Series and Statistics. There were some questions from Algebra as well.  From Probability, Linear equation, BODMAS and percentages topic, there was only one single question asked. Total number of questions were 40.

 

Number of Questions and difficulty level of Quantitative and Numerical Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Trigonometry

4

Mensuration

4

Sequences/Series

3

Statistics

3

Arithmetic based

2

Set Theory

2

Quadratic Equations

2

Algebraic expressions

2

Profit and Loss

2

Time-Speed-Distance

2

Simple and Compound Interest

2

Time and Work

2

Coordinate Geometry

2

Functions

2

Surds and Indices

2

Linear Equations

1

Percentages

1

Probability

1

BODMAS based

1

Ideal time spent

45 Min

Good attempt

30-32

Score With 85% accuracy

25-26

NPAT BBA Analysis 2018 - Reasoning and General Intelligence

In this section, the difficulty level went from easy to moderate. According to the experts analysis, DI caselets had dominated this section with about 10 questions, followed by questions from topics like Selection criteria and Data Sufficiency which had five questions each. Total number of questions asked from this section was 40. The details of the section are explained briefly in the table given below:

 

Number of Questions and difficulty level of Reasoning and General Intelligence

Topic

Number of Questions

DI case lets (Pie chart, Line graph, Bar graph, Table)

10

Selection criteria

5

Data Sufficiency

5

Linear arrangement

3

Venn Diagram based

3

Visual Reasoning (Analogy, Odd Man out)

3

Syllogisms

2

Symbol based logic

2

Statement-Assumption

2

Deductive reasoning

2

Groups-Conditionality

1

Logical inequality

1

Alphanumeric Series

1

Ideal time spent

30 Min

Good attempt

35-36

Score with 85% accuracy

30-32

NPAT BBA 2018 Analysis – Proficiency in English Language

According to the NPAT BBA 2018 analysis by IMS Learning experts, Reading Comprehension had the upper hand as the maximum number of question were from that section. RC passages were based on topics like impact of mobile phones, character study and social media impact. Within each RC, there were three fact based questions and two of them needed deeper reading, e.g. question types like tone of the passage, author’s opinion etc. A good strategy was to attempt all passages with few questions per passage. The section had few questions on para jumbles and vocabulary.

 

Number of Questions and difficulty level of Proficiency in English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

RC - 3 passages of 5Q each (Ranging between 200-300 words)

15

Fill in the blanks (Part of speech, prepositions)

8

Error identification within the sentence

5

Vocabulary

4

Fill in the blanks (Cloze test)

Grammar (Sentence correction)

4

Para jumbles

4

Ideal time spent

25 Min

Good attempt

32-34

Score With 80-85% accuracy

30-32

To summarise, NPAT 2018 was a test of time management, since students had 20 minutes lesser than last year. Difficulty level was a little above 2017. While NPAT authorities have not published overall cut-offs since 2016, 85-87 is likely to be a good score to get through the written test according to IMS experts.

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Hello Rishu,The application process for NPAT is still open so they cant release admit card. You can download your admit card by candidate login option on home pate of NPAT 2018 before 7-5 days of...Read More

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