## NMAT 2020 - Detailed Analysis

NMAT 2020 comprised of 3 sections – each containing 36 questions. The option to skip to the next question without answering the current question was disabled, making it mandatory for the students to attempt all the questions. As the exam is Adaptive, students will be rewarded more for answering tougher questions correctly as compared to easier questions. The topic – wise questions served to the students in each of the sections shows variation for each of the students.

 Section No. of questions Time allotted (minutes) Language Skills 36 28 Logical Reasoning 36 40 Quantitative Skills 36 52 Total 108 120

Let’s take a look at the individual section-wise analysis of NMAT 2020 based on the feedback given by our students

###### Language Skills (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension)

Overview: The Language Skills section was balanced with questions from Reading Comprehension (3 passages), Parajumbles, Grammar and Vocabulary based questions, each of the topics being equally stressed upon.

• Complexity Level –Easy to Moderate
• No of questions – 36
###### The Section Division is tabulated below:
 Topic No. of questions Reading Comprehension 12 Parajumbles 4-5 Analogy 5-6 Fill in the blanks (Grammar and Vocabulary) 4 Fill in the blanks (Prepositions) 3 Spot the error/ Identify the correct usage 6

### Quantitative Skills (Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation)

Overview: The Quantitative Skills section of NMAT 2020 contained 3 sets of Data Interpretation amounting to 30 percent of the section. The rest of the section was Arithmetic and Modern Math (PNC and Probability) heavy. The number of questions from Algebra, Number System and Geometry was abysmal.

• Complexity Level –Easy to Moderate
• No of questions – 36
###### The section division is tabulated below:
 Topic No. of questions Percentage 2 Ratio and Proportion/ Average 2 Time Speed and Distance 2 Time and Work 2 Profit Loss 2 Number System 3 Data Interpretation 10 Data Sufficiency 5 Algebra 2 Mensuration 1 Permutation and Combination / Probablility 5

### Logical Reasoning (Logical Reasoning and Critical Reasoning)

Overview: The logical reasoning section took students by surprise as Verbal reasoning came all guns blazing. Unlike NMAT till 2019, Verbal reasoning comprised of 50 percent of the Logical Reasoning section in NMAT 2020. However, the overall level of difficulty of the questions was easy to moderate.

• Complexity Level –Easy to Moderate
• No of questions – 36
###### The section division is tabulated below:
 Topic No. of questions Analytical Reasoning Input - Output 8 Arrangement 4 Grouping 4 Venn Diagram based 1 Figure based Numerical reasoning 1 Verbal Reasoning Statement – Assumption - Conclusion 3 Course of Action – Decision Making 5 Strong Argument / Weak Argument 2 Critical Reasoning 5 Syllogisms 3

Overall, the difficulty level of NMAT 2020 is moderate in terms of questions asked. However, it also depends on the ability of the candidate as NMAT 2020 is a “Computer Adaptive” exam. All these sections have been modified on many aspects.