NPAT 2018 was held on May 12 & May 13, 2018. The exam is conducted by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), to select students for its BBA, B.Com (Hons) and B.Sc Finance programs at its campuses located at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Indore and Bengaluru.
NPAT which is a computer based test is always scheduled on two days and students have a choice to select one day for attempting the paper, however, this year few students applied for both dates, making them eligible to write the papers on both days. The best of the scores from among the two papers is likely to be considered for selection process.
The exam was on the expected lines, having three sections with no sectional time limit. Each question carried one mark and there was no negative marking. The duration of the paper was 100 minutes.
Section |
No. of Questions |
Quantitative & Numerical Ability |
40 |
Reasoning & General Intelligence |
40 |
Proficiency in English Language |
40 |
Day 1 (May 12, 2018)
The section was moderate to difficult. Through this section, NPAT 2018 tried to cover every topic possible; with Arithmetic dominating the section, just like 2017, with 10 questions covering Profit & loss, Time and Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Simple and Compound Interest. There were 4 questions each on trigonometry and mensuration, 2 each from set theory, coordinate geometry, functions, algebraic and quadratic equations. There were 3 questions from sequence and series too. An attempt of 28-30 can be considered good in this section.
Day 2 (May 13, 2018)
Just like day 1, section was difficult. The composition of the paper was similar to day 1 with questions on coordinate geometry missing. Overall, an attempt of 28-30 can be considered good.
Day 1 (May 12, 2018)
This section had a moderate level of difficulty. There were three sets of Data Interpretation, followed with 5 questions each. The section had primarily questions from Analytical Reasoning, with just six questions from verbal reasoning covering areas like statement-assumptions, deductive logic and syllogisms. The section had just one question on series. There were 5 questions on data sufficiency too. Overall, an attempt of 34-36 was possible in this section.
Day 2 (May 13, 2018)
The section again was moderately difficult, similar to day 1. Areas covered included visual reasoning, statement assumptions, deductive logic, and syllogisms each having 2-3 questions. Similar to day 1, an attempt of 34-35 questions was possible in this section.
Day 1 (May 12, 2018)
This section was easy as compared to the other two, but few questions were still of the moderate level. Though there was an element of trick in few questions. There were three passages, followed with five questions each. 12 questions were of Fill in the blanks, with 4 being on cloze test. There were five questions based on sentence correction and four on para-jumbles. Overall, an attempt of 34-35 questions was possible.
Day 2 (May 13, 2018)
The section comprised of two passages with 5 questions each, 7 questions on Fill in the blanks. Sentence correction had 5 questions and three questions on para-jumbles. The section also had questions on vocabulary. Overall, an easy section with possible attempt of 34-35 questions, like day 1.
Expected Cut-off: Basis the initial feedback, we expect the cut-off for Mumbai campus to be close to 85-87 this year.
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