How to crack NMAT 2020

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How to crack NMAT 2020

How to crack NMAT 2020 -strategies by NMAT toppers and NMIMS alumni

NMAT Exam is a National level exam conducted by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies for admission in  Masters in the business application program. NMAT 2020 for the academic years 2021-2023 will be held in 3 windows Starting from October first week to December third week 2020. You can write the and NMAT Exam three times in the span of 75 days.  As per the new pattern of NMAT, the scorecard will be available within the 48 hours after you write the exam if you write 3 attempts the best score of 3 is taken into consideration. Read further to know about the strategies on how to crack NMAT 2020.

Sure shot strategy to crack NMAT 2020

  • Firstly, be thorough with the basic concepts. Get them right! Practice is the key.
  • In addition to this, focus on all the three sections equally. Continue reading this article for helpful insights.
  • Make a word list and revise it on a regular basis. Inculcate the habit of reading newspapers daily.
  • Give as many full length mocks as possible. This will boost your confidence and help you prepare a plan of how to attempt the paper on ‘The Day’
  • Most importantly, analyze your mocks thoroughly and work on your weak areas.
  • Further, it is pivotal to attempt as many topic wise tests and sectional mocks as you can.
  • Moreover, utilize all your attempts for the NMAT exam, till the time you get a score that makes you feel confident.
  • No other exam gives you the privilege to give the exam whenever you feel like, and as many times as you like. So you must not miss out on this chance.

Prepare for NMAT 2020 with NMAT toppers and NMIMS alumni

NMAT New Paper Pattern

Important things to note:

  • The new pattern of this exam has become adaptive. As the number of questions has gone down we can expect that the difficulty level of this exam will definitely go up this your in comparison to the previous years the new pattern is very similar to the GMAT exam you will get questions based on your preparation level. if you are able to solve easy level questions the level of questions gradually grows up depending upon the previous questions you attempted.
  • In addition to that now you do not have to worry about normalization as it takes place for each window. The new adaptive pattern will ensure that the score scaling is done entirely based on your performance unlike in the other previous year pattern.
  • Usually, normalization is done throughout one particular window considering the lowest and the highest scores of the candidates.  but in the new but in the new adaptive pattern scaling is from 12 to 120 marks in every section.

Now that you know the new updated pattern of the exam well in advance it is best that you start preparing for it right away for the same. You can refer them and the NMAT official guide to kick start your preparation.  It has all the details about the syllabus. It also has all the topics explained in detail along with solved examples and a lot of questions to practice.

Exam Dates 2020

Here are Tentative Dates for NMAT 2020

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online registration begins from 1 August 2020
Last date of online registration 19 December 2020
Exam date scheduling 1 August 2020
Last date to print the application form 19 December 2020
Payment of application fee During form filling
Hall Ticket Release 10 to 15 days after slot booking
Exam Window start

Exam window end

5 October 2020

19 December 2020

Release of scorecard After 48 hours of writing the exam
Final Shortlists release Last week of March

Application Form 2020

  • Eligible candidates have to fill the NMAT form online.
  • Candidates are advised to fill all the details carefully.
  • Candidates are also required to upload their scanned photograph and signature.
  • Fee Payment is the last step of the application procedure.
Category Application Fee
For Open Category Candidates
Rs. 2000/- plus taxes(per attempt)
For Candidates of Backward Class Categories (SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC) and & Persons with Disability Candidates  NA

Eligibility Criteria

If  Candidates are eligible according to eligibility criteria then they can proceed to fill the application form :

  • Candidates should have passed a minimum of 3 years of Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent course in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Candidate must score 50% marks in aggregate in any discipline.
  • Candidates who appearing in the final year are also eligible to apply.
  • If you have a year drop during your education (due to backlogs) you are not eligible to appear for the NMAT exam.

Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be conducted online.
  • There will be  Multiple Choice questions in the question paper.
  • There will be a total of 108 questions in the exam.
  • The duration of the exam will be two hours (120 minutes).
  • The language of the paper will be English only.
  • 3 marks will be provided for each correct response. For incorrect responses, no marks will be deducted.

The exam is divided into the following 3 sections:-


Sections Number of Questions
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension 36
Logical Reasoning 36
Quantitative Aptitude 36
Total 108


Nmat exam pattern sectional timing (as per new pattern):

Sections Time allocated
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension 28 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 52 minutes
Total 120 minutes

NMAT 2020 topics and syllabus for all the sections

Quantitative ability:

In the quantitative ability part,  you should be familiar with your basics.  After studying the concepts you can start solving any study material from your coaching classes Arun Sharma is also considered to be the best resource to study for the quantitative ability section.  once you are done with your study material you can start the topic wise test sectional test in order to get habituated with the timer.  you should know which questions to pick and which questions to leave in order to make use of you are very limited time in a perfect manner. The more you practice the better you will get at checking the questions. 

Topics in Quantitative Ability:

  • Arithmetic:
  • Percentage
  • Ratio Proportion
  • Average
  • Time Speed Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Mixture Allegation
  • Numbers
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry

Data Interpretation

The quantitative ability section also consists of data interpretation. You can expect sets like tables, bar charts, line graphs. In this section, it is important that you pick the right sets to solve it is not important that you solve the entire set the agenda is to pick easy questions and knock them off first. Getting yourselves acquainted with mental calculations would help you save a great deal of time.

  • Line
  • Bar
  • Pie graphs
  • Tables
  • Number problems

Read: Speed calculation tricks.

 Verbal ability

In the verbal ability section, you can expect lots of grammar and vocabulary-based questions to be asked in the MAT Exam you get direct questions based on synonyms and antonyms.  if you are familiar with the vocabulary part you can score 30 marks right away.  this section also consists of reading comprehensions,   para jumble,  para summary. To address the Verbal ability segment, you have to work on your analyzing speed due to the fact the paper typically functions three-4 analyzing comprehensions. also, you ought to put together the fundamentals of grammar so that you can remedy sentence correction questions. The practice is required to remedy utilization-primarily based questions like an analogy, fill in the blanks, and so on. a good vocabulary proves to be an asset while fixing special forms of vocabulary questions that function in the exam. You should read 2 RC regularly when you start with your preparation.

Topics in Verbal Ability:

  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence arrangement
  • Spelling/Inappropriate usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Para Jumbles
  • Error Correction

Logical Reasoning

The Logical reasoning section in the NMAT is easy to moderately difficult. The syllabus is entirely different for the cat so you have to prepare separately for the logical section. It cannot be ignored. This section carries a combination of easy and difficult questions. There are only 40 minutes to attempt the logical reasoning section of the NMAT exam. You should pick the right questions as you don’t want to get stuck in a lengthy question that you cannot solve and end up wasting time. Work on developing the art of letting go and moving on when it comes to highly time-bound exams like, especially NMAT. In order to maximize your score, you should make optimum use of your time and thus attempt the maximum number of questions.

  • Linear and Circular Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Syllogisms
  • Sequential Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Conditional Coding
  • Series Completion
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Symbol-based Comparison
  • Selection Criteria
  • Conditional Coding
  • Direction Sense

To summarize, NMAT is a pretty easy exam to crack if you work hard consistently and make sure that you practice sufficiently. Follow these strategies and you are all set to ace your dream B school.

All the best!

Read: Top 10 tips to crack NMAT 2020


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