## NMAT 2023 Exam Analysis

### October 30, 2023 - Home Proctored Exam - 11 PM to 1 AM

NMAT-2023 consists of three sections, each containing 36 questions. The option to skip to the next question without answering the current question has been disabled, making it mandatory for students to attempt all the questions. Since the exam is adaptive, students will be rewarded more for answering difficult questions correctly compared to easy questions. The topic-wise questions in each of the sections vary for each student.

 Section No. of questions Time allotted (in 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-2023 based on the feedback given.

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

The Language Skills section was balanced with questions from Reading Comprehension (2 passages with 4 questions each), Para-jumbles, Grammar, and Vocabulary-based questions, with equal emphasis on each of these topics.

Complexity Level: Easy to Moderate

The Section Division is tabulated below:

 Topic No. of Questions Reading Comprehension (2 RCs of 4 questions each were asked.) 8 Para-jumbles (1 Q. was based 3 sentences and 4 Qs. were based on 5 sentences.) 5 Analogy (Similar pair of words) 7 Fill in the blanks (Vocabulary-based - Double FIB, 2 words were in each option.) 6 Fill in the blanks (Prepositions based - 2 FIB, 5 prepositions were given.) 3 Spot the Error (2 Qs. were based on underlined phrases, 3 Qs. were based on four groups of underlined words, with one group being incorrect. 2 Qs. were based on the incorrect use of underlined words.) 7

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

The Quantitative Skills section of NMAT-2023 contained Arithmetic and Data Interpretation (2 DI sets of 4 questions each), as well as Data Sufficiency questions (4 questions) that were relatively moderate. The section predominantly focused on modern math and numbers. As expected, there were no Geometry questions.

Complexity Level: Moderate

The Section Division is tabulated below:

 Topic No. of Questions Numbers (Divisibility, digits based, decimal based) 4 Percentage (Salary and expenses; expenditure, Labour and Manufacturing charge) 3 Average 2 SI/CI 1 Profit, Loss and Discount 2 Time and work 3 Log based 3 Series based (1+ 3x + 5x2 + ..) 1 Binomial theorem 1 Quadratic equations 1 Permutation and Combination 1 Probability 2 Data Interpretation (2 DI sets with 4 questions each. 1. Pie chart and table 2. Caselet based on Bikes, cars and trucks manufactured by a company.) 8 Data Sufficiency - (Qs. were based on numbers, inequality and averages. ) 4

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

The Logical Reasoning section comprised of 17 Analytical Reasoning questions which were easily doable and 19 Verbal Reasoning questions were lengthy and challenging.

Complexity Level: Moderate

The Section Division is tabulated below:

 Topic No. of Questions Analytical Reasoning Data Arrangement (Team selection/condition based) 4 Input-Output – Numbers and Alphabet based 4 Input-Output - Numbers based 4 Matrix-based - 3 missing numbers X, Y, Z 1 Venn Diagram - 3 diagrams based 1 Set/Venn diagram-based 1 Series of numbers, alphabets, and special characters to determine a nth position. 1 4 figures with a pattern. To find the missing number in a fourth figure. 1 Verbal Reasoning Statement/Assumption 3 Statement/ Conclusion 3 Statement /Argument 3 Statement /Inference 2 Statement /Implied 2 Statement /Reason 1 Course of Action 3 Passage - Main Fact 1 Syllogism 1

Overall, the difficulty level of NMAT 2023 is moderate in terms of the questions asked. However, it also depends on the ability of the candidate as NMAT 2023 is a “Computer Adaptive” exam. All these sections have been modified in many aspects.