Abhishek DhawanSenior Executive – Editorial
NMAT is not a very difficult exam if you are aware of the essential components of the exam. If you are preparing for other MBA entrance exams this will be an added advantage to you, as more or less these exams have an almost similar syllabus. NMAT by GMAC is a Computer-Based Test and offers candidates the option to improve their score by taking the exam thrice, i.e. one main exam and two re-takes in the 90-days test window. NMAT 2022 exam is expected to be conducted between November 4 to January 30. In this article, you will read some useful tips and tricks for NMAT exam preparations, which will give aspirants an upper hand over their competitors.
How to prepare for NMAT 2022
To prepare for NMAT 2022, aspirants should start preparing early. They should make an exam preparation strategy and day-wise timetable. The NMAT exam preparation plan should comprise:
- Obtaining NMAT preparation books and study material
- Devising timeline to complete the NMAT syllabus
- Practice NMAT mock tests and sample papers
- Referring to tips from NMAT toppers and experts and applying them
- Strategizing for the exam day
NMAT Exam Pattern: Key facts
GMAC had introduced some changes in NMAT exam pattern 2020. The total number of questions were reduced from 120 to 108 and the sectional time-limit revised.
- Total questions – 108
- Number of sections - 3
- Time allotted – 120 Minutes
Three marks are awarded for each right answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers. Check below, section-wise break-up and the time limit of the NMAT question paper:
Time Limit (Mins)
NMAT College Predictor
Strategising for NMAT exam day
All the preparations would prove fruitless if you don’t perform as expected. Read below three key tips for optimum performance on the NMAT exam day:
Read topper interviews to know how they dealt with the exam anxiety
Avoid last-minute revision, do it one day prior to the exam
Reach exam centre an hour before the exam
Stay calm and avoid unhealthy junk food
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Regarding NMAT 2022 Preparation Tips
Q: What are the benefits of the NMAT Mock Test?
A: Practicing NMAT mock test helps test takers increase their speed to attempt questions in a said period and get real experience of the exam.
Q: How many sections are there in the NMAT exam?
A: The NMAT exam contains three sections namely- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.
Q: Which section of the NMAT 2022 exam contains maximum question?
A: This year onwards, all sections carry an equal number of questions, which is 32.
Q: What topics are included in NMAT’s Quantitative Skills section?
A: Topics such as-- Algebra (Linear/Quadratic Equation), Quantitative Skills, Trigonometry, Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Charts, Tables, Arithmetic, Number System are a few important sub-topics from this section. To know the rest of the subtopics from this area, click here.
Q: How can I crack the NMAT 2022 exam with three months of preparation?
A: Candidates can crack NMAT 2022 with three months of preparation if they focus on conceptual clarity, refer to expert-recommended NMAT preparation books and online guides, practice 20-30 mock tests and sample papers
Q: Which books can I refer to for NMAT 2022 exam preparation?
A: NMAT Official guide by GMAC, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay are few reference books to refer for the NMAT exam.
Q: What is the difficulty level of the NMAT exam?
A: The NMAT exam is a student-friendly examination and the difficulty level of the exam is easy to moderate.
Q: How can I crack the NMAT 2022 exam with a good score?
A: To score good marks in NMAT, to focus on covering all the topics with a clear understanding of concepts, practising NMAT sample question paper and mock tests.
Q: How can I prepare for NMAT in six months?
A: NMAT preparation in six months should include smart techniques, which allow test takers to utilize each month on fueling their preparation level. First three months, students should focus on covering the syllabus completely. While the rest of the three months should be focused on regular practice of question paper, mock test and revision of already covered topics.
Q: How can I answer all the questions from NMAT accurately?
A: In order to answer all the questions accurately, it is important that students regularly practice questions and attempt mock until one gains a stronghold on answering any kind of questions.
Q: What are the broader topics from the Language skills Section of NMAT?
A: Out of the many topics included in the Language Skills section of the NMAT exam, three topics are of prime importance. These topics are Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension.
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