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 sectionwise analysis of NMAT 2020 based on the feedback given by our students
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.
Topic 
No. of questions 
Reading Comprehension 
12 
Parajumbles 
45 
Analogy 
56 
Fill in the blanks (Grammar and Vocabulary) 
4 
Fill in the blanks (Prepositions) 
3 
Spot the error/ Identify the correct usage 
6 
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.
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 
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.
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.