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NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam Analysis

Aug 30, 2018 10:51 IST
    NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam Analysis
    NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam Analysis

    NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam Analysis- The analysis of NMAT by GMAC 2012 exam was done after the exam was conducted. NMAT by GMAC exam analysis 2012 was done considering various coaching institutes’ experts and feedbacks of the test takers. The analysis of NMAT by GMAC exam was done in order to help candidates measure and assess their performance in NMAT by GMAC 2012 exam.

    Before we dive into the NMAT by GMAC 2012 analysis, let us first understand what NMAT by GMAC exam is;

    About NMAT by GMAC

    NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) was earlier conducted by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). Since 2015, the exam was acquired by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Ever since then the exam was renamed to NMAT by GMAC. The entrance exam is a gateway to NMIMS and other 25 leading B-schools in the country. NMAT by GMAC is a computer-based test conducted in 75-day window, meaning candidates can take the test during those days. Some of the participating institutes of NMAT by GMAC exam include NMIMS, IBS Business School, VIT University, Amity University and SRM University to name a few.


    Let us dive right into the analysis of NMAT by GMAC exam and find out how the exam was in terms overall difficulty and section wise. 

    NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam Analysis

    Some of the salient features of NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam were:-


    1. The difficulty level of the NMAT by GMAC 2012 exam was easy to moderate level

    2. There was negative marking

    3. Candidates had the option to take 3 attempts in a year and the best score of all three would be considered for the admissions.

    NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam Analysis: PAPER OVERVIEW

    Total No. Of Questions


    Time allotted

    2 Hours

    Marking pattern

    Correct Ans: +1, Negative marking-0.25

    No.of alternatives


    Expected Cut-off marks

    210+ score apt to clear the cut-off

    NMAT by GMAC Exam Analysis 2012: Sectional Overview




    Quantitative Ability


    Easy to Moderate.

    Verbal Ability



    Logical Reasoning


    Easy to Moderate.

    Detailed Description Section wise :

    NMAT by GMAC Exam Analysis- SECTION-I


    1) The level was moderate.

    2) There were three sets of Data Interpretation.

    3) The topics covered were as under:

    1. Pie chart
    2. Bar graph
    3. Line graph
    4. Data sufficiency
    5. Averages
    6. Mixture
    7. Percentage
    8. Profit and Loss
    9. Time and work
    10. Speed, distance & time
    11. Geometry
    12. Quadratic Equation
    13. Simple interest
    14. Compound interest
    15. Arithematic Progression
    16. Permutation Combination

    NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam Analysis- SECTION-II


    1) This section was very easy, if taken as a whole.

    2) This year this particular section just required a proper knowledge of English Grammar to do well and score high.

    3) The various topics covered under this section were:

    1. Para jumbles
    2. Cloze tests
    3. Fill in the blanks
    4. Synonyms
    5. Antonyms
    6. Analogies
    7. English usage

    4)  Besides there were 2 reading comprehension passages.

    Analysis of NMAT by GMAC Exam - SECTION-III


    1) This section was tough in comparison to the other two sections or otherwise if compared to previous year’s Logical Reasoning paper, it was moderate.

    2) It had a couple of questions based on decision making.

    3) The section covered following topics:

    1. Blood relation
    2. Syllogism
    3. Critical reasoning
    4. Odd man out
    5. Venn diagrams
    6. Sitting arrangements
    7. Matrix
    8. Conclusions
    9. Assumptions
    10. Assertions
    11. Reasoning
    12. Input/output
    13. Direction based
    14. Decoding based

    NMAT by GMAC 2012 Exam Analysis: Summary

    The NMAT by GMAC 2012 exam was quite different though easy in comparison to last year’s paper.  The logical reasoning part was a bit time-consuming but the paper overall was easy. And like last year this year also NMAT by GMAC considered the best score from 3 different attempts of candidates to shortlist.

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