With approximately 15,000 candidates appearing in the test each year, NPAT BBA 2018 is among the top undergraduate entrance test for management aspirants. The NMIMS Programs After Twelfth (NPAT BBA) is a university level UG entrance exam for admissions to BBA and other undergraduate programmes of NMIMS Mumbai and its allied institutes. The test was conducted in a two-day window on May 12 and 13, 2018, in computer-based format.
Careers360 presents Section wise analysis, expert tips, and last-minute tips for NPAT BBA 2018 aspirants to guide them with the sectional and time management strategy for the exam.
Before sharing the last minute preparation tips, let’s have a quick look at the exam pattern and past years’ analysis of NPAT BBA.
NPAT BBA 2018 Test Pattern: The test is comprised of 3 sections and a total of 150 questions. NPAT BBA is an objective type multiple-choice test.
NPAT BBA Pattern
Number of questions
Proficiency in English language
Quantitative & Numerical Ability
Reasoning & General Intelligence
Now we will have a look at the comparative analysis of the past 2 years in terms of difficulty level, number of questions and topics. Refer to the following table.
Number of Questions
Moderate to Tough
Proficiency in English Language
Reasoning and General Intelligence
Easy to moderate
Easy to Moderate
The difficulty level of this section ranges from moderate to difficult. The questions are on the topics like Arithmetic, Mensuration, Geometry and Algebra. Data Interpretation is also a part of this section. The arithmetic questions are from the topics of Number Systems, Profit and Loss, Average, Median, Standard Deviation, Time-Speed-Distance, Work/Time, Mixture & Solution/Allegations and Simple/Compound interest. This section also covers topics like Coordinate Geometry and Probability. Data Interpretation questions can be calculation extensive and time-consuming. Expect questions on table, bar and pie chart from the DI area.
Expert tip: Career Launcher mentions, “Speed is a determining factor for scoring in DI questions. Candidates must maintain their speed to answer questions in this section, and not waste must time on a particular problem. A score of about 27-30 will be considered as a good score.”
The difficulty level of this section can be moderate to easy. The questions are divided among Reading Comprehension and English Usage. The RC passage will be followed by around 10-15 questions. The English Usage questions are dominated by the topic of Phrase Replacement. The other topics are Para jumbles, Error Spotting, Cloze Test and Fill in the Blanks. According to the experts, a score of 40 to 45 will be considered good.
This section is generally a mix of Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning areas. The section includes questions on Critical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Course of Action, Arrangements, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Input-Output and Comparison. The difficulty level is expected to be moderate.
Expert tips: You can keep this section for last to attempt. Try attempt questions you are sure of first and move to others later.
Visit the centre before time: The time and address of the venue are mentioned in the NPAT BBA 2018 admit card. It is important for the students to reach the test centre before time to avoid any glitches.
Allot time to each section: As you get the test booklet, read the instructions carefully and start with the test by allotting time to each section. There is no section wise time limit of the exam; hence you have to be careful about the time management factor. Keep buffer time of 15 minutes for revision.
Selection of Questions - Select the questions carefully. As per the marking scheme, for each question will carry equal marks and each wrong answer will lead to the negative making of 1/4th marks. Since there is negative marking scheme, accuracy factor has to be taken care of in order to clear the cut off marks.
Revise – After completing the paper, revise all the questions carefully, including your rough work done on the scratch sheet provided at the test centre.
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Why is BBA a winning proposition at UG level?
BCom (H) or Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) is one of the most prevalent college degree programs among Commerce stream understudies. There are three most famous courses under Commerce, in particular BCom, BCom (H) and BCom LLB. Competitors who wish to seek after higher investigations and profession in bookkeeping and business or banking, money and protection, take up BCom and BCom (H) courses at UG level. The individuals who intend to take up a profession in law settle on BCom LLB.
BCom (H) Eligibility and Entrance Exams
Standard affirmation technique of BCom (H) course in Indian colleges incorporates screening of applicants based on cut off imprints fixed by the specialists and last determination. Notwithstanding, numerous universities lead selection test for admission to their BCom (H) programs.
BCom (H) qualification criteria
The up-and-comer more likely than not contemplated Commerce in class 11 and 12 with Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Maths and English as primary subjects.
The base cut off imprints criteria is dependent upon every school/college's own affirmation criteria for that year.
The base cut off imprints are set for every scholarly session based on different elements, similar to add up to level of competitors going in Commerce in sheets, most noteworthy score in Commerce, normal score in trade, least cut off signs of earlier year, and so on.
Apart from studying statistics in your 12th standard which is one of the eligibility criteria, you also need to fulfill certain other rules to be eligible for NPAT BBA exam such as.
1. You must secure a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate marks at 10+2 or equivalent examination
2. You must pass your 12th standard as well as possess an International Baccalaureate Diploma(IB Certificate / & D.P. Awarded candidates are not eligible) in any stream from a recognised board at the first attempt
3. You must not be above 25 years of age
4. The aggregate marks will be taken into consideration for determing your eligibility
5. In case you are from ICSE or CBSE board, CBSE, you should mention in the online registration / e-admission form (if selected) 10+2 or equivalent aggregate marks of all the subjects for which you have taken & appeared for
According to rank cutoffs and trends you maybe able to get electronics and teclecommunications engineering in the Main Branch of NMIMS, Mumbai. Previous years cutoffs suggest that it is likely that you get admission here. Keep visiting their official site for any details.
Hope that helps and feel free to ask if you have any more queries. Best of luck!
No, you won't get Bangalore campus, but still, there are chances that you might get Indore campus in the second merit list. If you belong to any category than there are slight chances that you might get the Bangalore campus as well.
all the very best
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