NPAT 2019 Exam Analysis: The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) held the NPAT 2019 Entrance Exam on 11th May 2019 – Saturday. The institute holds NPAT 2019 to screen and shortlist students for admission to a number of undergraduate programmes offered by it. Candidates appearing for NPAT 2019 can opt for admission to highly sought after courses such as BBA, B.Com (Hons), B.Sc Finance. Currently, these courses are offered at different campuses of NMIMS spread across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Indore, Dhule, Chandigarh and Bengaluru.
NPAT 2019, this year was held as a two-day exam and candidates had the option to appear for either day or on both the days, as per their preference. For those candidates who are appearing for NPAT 2019 on both the days, the best score of the two attempts will be considered as final for the selection process.
NPAT 2019 Exam Pattern
NPAT is a computer based test and was held on 11th May – i.e. Day 1 of the exam at test centres spread across the country. The test comprises of a total 120 questions from three key sections or subjects spread across equally i.e.
- Quantitative & Numerical Ability – 40 questions
- Reasoning & General Intelligence – 40 questions
- Proficiency & English Language – 40 questions
The overall exam duration of 100 minutes in which candidates need to answer 120 question. There is no sectional time limit for the NPAT 2019.
Quantitative & Numerical Ability Section:
Quant and Numerical Ability is one of the critical and most important sections in NPAT 2019. This year, the questions in this section were of moderate to difficult, difficulty level. Experts suggest that candidates who have gone through the complete syllabus for NPAT would not have faced by major challenges. Questions in this sections were focused on key areas such as Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Sets & Functions, Number System and Algebra. Compared to last year, this time the section had many questions based on Arithmetic and Algebra sections. An overall attempt of 25 to 28 should help candidates make it pass the sectional cut-offs.
Reasoning and General Intelligence:
General Intelligence and Reasoning has traditionally been an average section in NPAT exam and this year was no different. According to expert analysis, the section was of moderate difficulty level with questions primarily focused on Data Interpretation. In addition to this, candidates also found questions on Numerical Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Spatial Reasoning, Syllogisms and Verbal Logic as well. In terms of number of attempts, anything above 32 to 34 questions would be termed as good.
Surprisingly, this year, NPAT’s English Language section was much easier as compared to the last few years. Experts hinted that the section consisted of three paragraphs from which a total of 15 to 16 questions were based. Other question formats in English Language sections included Para-jumbles, Syllogisms and Phrase Replacement / Correction. Any candidate who has attempted 34 to 35 questions with relative accuracy should be able to meet the section cut-off mark.
NPAT 2019 Expected Cut-offs
Keeping in mind the moderate nature of the exam and the number of attempts that have been analysed as good, experts suggest that the cutoffs should be around 82 to 84 marks.