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NMAT 2018: Detailed Exam Syllabus

Feb 12, 2018 16:13 IST
    NMAT 2018 Exam Syllabus
    NMAT 2018 Exam Syllabus

    Syllabus is one of the key aspects that guide your preparation for the MBA entrance exams. While most of the exams carry four sections that include language skills, quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning and general knowledge, NMAT exam contains only three sections. It doesn’t tests the general knowledge skills of the test takers.

    NMAT Exam Syllabus

    Before you start preparing for the NMAT exam, take a look at the details of the topics that are covered in each section. It will help you make a study schedule to score high percentile in the exam. Make a strategic plan that give sufficient time for the preparation of all the topics. Identify the topics that require less time and the one in which you need to invest too many hours. A detailed syllabus is the beginning to prepare wise plan to ace the NMAT exam this year.

    Here is the list of section-wise syllabus topics:

    Language Skills

    It is an important section that often enables the aspirants to score high in the exam. Topics covered in this section are as under:

    1. Reading Comprehension/ Prose

    2. Verbal Reasoning,

    3. Contextual usage,

    4. Syllogisms,

    5. Analogies,

    6. Antonyms,

    7. Fill In the Blanks,

    8. Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed),

    9. Sentence Correction,

    10.  Foreign language words used in English,

    11.  Sentence completion,

    12.  Sentence correction,

    13.  Idioms and Phrases,

    14.  One word substitution

    15.  Grammar

    Quantitative Skills

    Quantitative aptitude is one of the trickiest sections in NMAT exam. Test takers generally mention that this section is time consuming to solve and is moderately difficult to attempt. As there is no negative marking scheme, it is a big relief for the test takers to attempt the questions of quant with ease. The list of topics covered in this section is as under:  

    1. Ratios and Proportion,

    2. Percentages,

    3. In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra,

    4. Geometry,

    5. Profit & Loss,

    6. Averages,

    7. Partnership,

    8. Time-Speed-Distance,

    9. Work and time,

    10.  Number system,

    11.  HCF & LCM,

    12.  Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean, Harmonic mean,

    13.  Median, Mode,

    14.  Mensuration,

    15.  Allegation & Mixtures,

    16.  Work, Pipes and Cisterns,

    17.  Simple Interest & Compound Interest (Installment Payment),

    18.  Set Theory,

    19.  Venn Diagram,

    20.  Clocks and Calendar,

    21.  Probability,

    22.  Permutations & Combinations,

    23.  Trigonometry,

    24.  Binomial Expansion,

    25.  Co-ordinate geometry,

    26.  Logarithm, Calendar,

    27.  Maxima & Minima Progression,

    28.  Surds & Indices

    Logical Reasoning


    Like other MBA entrance exams, NMAT exam also contains similar topics in logical reasoning section. This section contains easy to moderately difficult questions and allows time for the test takers to solve the questions. Let us take a look at the topics covered in the logical reasoning section: 

    1. Data Interpretation based on text, graphs and tables.

    2. Graphs (Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart),

    3. Venn diagram,

    4. Critical reasoning,

    5. Visual reasoning,

    6. Assumption-Premise-Conclusion,

    7. Assertion and reasons,

    8. Statements and assumptions,

    9. Identifying valid inferences ,

    10.  Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments,

    11.  Statements and conclusions,

    12.  Cause and Effect,

    13.  Matrix arrangements,

    14.  Puzzles,

    15.  Syllogisms,

    16.  Functions,

    17.  Family tree,

    18.  Symbol Based problems,

    19.  Coding and decoding,

    20. Sequencing,

    21. Identifying next number in series, etc.

    We hope that the list of topics that are covered in the NMAT exam will streamline your preparation for the exam.

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