# NMAT 2018 - Analysis

NMAT 2018 (Day 2, - 5th Oct, 2 p.m.) was along similar lines as the morning slot paper, with no surprises. The paper pattern remained same as last year: three sections with no negative marking. A student had the choice of deciding the sequence of sections. There were no technical glitches and the experience was quite pleasant

Cut-off will likely remain in the same range (208-210 for Mumbai Campus) as that of last year. An advice for students would be to start with the Logical Reasoning section and end with the Language Skills section.

The pattern of the paper was as follows:

 S. no Section No. of Questions Time (in Minutes) Difficulty Level Possible Attempts 1 Language Skills 32 22 Easy-Moderate 26-27 2 Quantitative Skills 48 60 Easy-Moderate 35-37 3 Logical Reasoning 40 38 Moderate-Difficult 25-26 Total 120 120 Easy-Moderate 88-95

### Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning section was moderate to difficult.

Most of the questions were from predictable areas. However, the section was slightly lengthy and not very easy to attempt. Even attempting 80% of the questions was not easy. A well prepared student would have been able to attempt 25-26 questions with 80% accuracy. The Input/output set was best left alone. Verbal Reasoning continued to be time consuming and confusing, similar to the morning slot.

 Topic No. of Questions Coding 3 Blood Relation 2 Statement-Argument 3 Statement Conclusion 2 Course of Action / Decision making 3 Statement-Assumption 3 Syllogism 2 Logical Reasoning(arrangement and puzzle) 8 (2 sets, 4 questions each) Input/output 4 Missing number and visual reasoning 3 Mathematical Puzzles 2 Singlets (Contained venn diagram, direction, set theory and series based) 5 Total 40

### Quantitative Skills

In this section it was smart to leave one question each in 3 of the DI sets as they were time consuming. Rest of the section including the remaining DI questions was pretty easy. There were no questions from Algebra and the section was dominated by questions from Arithmetic and Numbers. The weightage to Modern Maths was comparatively high, as well, considering there were 3 questions from this topic. A serious aspirant should have attempted 35-37 questions with 80% accuracy.

 Topic No. of Questions Profit & Loss 3 Percentages 2 Ratio & Mixture, Proportion 2 Averages 2 Work & Time 2 Number System( HCF/LCM and units digit based) 5 Logarithm 3 Geometry 2 Probability + PnC 3 Data Sufficiency 4 DI 20 (5 sets, 4 questions each) Total 48

### Language Skills

This section had 2 RC passages with 4 questions in each passage. One RC passage was based on Genetic Mutation of crops, while second RC passage was on octopuses being categorised as aliens. Questions on Para-jumbles were slightly confusing. The rest of the questions required basic Vocabulary and Grammar knowledge
Overall, the section was easy. An attempt of 26-27 questions with 80% accuracy can be considered a decent attempt.

 Topic No. of Questions Reading Comprehension Passages 8 (2 passages of 4 questions each) Para Jumble 4( 4 sentence) Error Spotting 4 FIB (Preposition based) 2 (2 blanks) FIBs (Common Confusables) 2 (2 blanks each) FIBs (Vocabulary) 1 (2 blanks) Synonyms 1 Antonym 2 Analogy 4 Cloze Test 4 Total 32

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