NPAT BBA 2018: Section wise analysis and last minute tips
Sreetama Datta, 12 May 2018, #NPAT

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.

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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

Section

Number of questions

Proficiency in English language

50

Quantitative & Numerical Ability

50

Reasoning & General Intelligence

50

Total

150

Past 4 year NPA BBA Analysis:

 

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.

Year

Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

2017

Quantitative & Numerical Ability

50

Moderate

2016

Quantitative & Numerical Ability

50

Moderate to Tough

2017

Proficiency in English Language

50

Moderate

2016

Proficiency in English Language

50

Easy

2017

Reasoning and General Intelligence

50

Easy to moderate

2016

Reasoning and General Intelligence

50

Easy to Moderate

2015

Quantitative & Numerical Ability

50

Tough

2014

Quantitative & Numerical Ability

50

Moderate

2015

Proficiency in English Language

50

Moderate

2014

Proficiency in English Language

50

Easy

2015

Reasoning and General Intelligence

50

Moderate

2014

Reasoning and General Intelligence

50

Moderate

 1. Quantitative Ability & Numerical Ability

 

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.”

 

2. Proficiency in the English Language

 

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.

 

3. Reasoning and General Intelligence

 

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.

 

Exam taking strategy

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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