NMAT Syllabus and Pattern

There should be no change in the pattern in compare to previous year NMAT papers. So let’s look at the previous year (2006 ) pattern :


NMAT 2006:

            Total Questions: 200

            Time:                   150 Min

            Marks:                 +1 for each question

            Negative:             -0.25 for each wrong answer

            Type:                   Multiple choice | Single answer type


Details of NMAT 2006:


                          Total Questions: 40

                           RC :                    16

                           Passage:               3

·         First passage contained 6 question and was related to Physics, so questions were direct and easy and             passage length was about 800 words.

·         Second passage was on Music and again 6 question from which 4 were easy to answer.

·         Third was short passage and on environment and pollution and 3 questions were there based on it.


Other 24 questions were fill in the blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms,Sentence correction, Idioms , Jumble words etc. So you should have scored 75 % of the questions right and you are through.



                        There were questions based on strong and weak arguments, Probably true/ definitely true, conclusion / inference based on passage,   Input / Output , reasoning questions based on graphs, coding –decoding , series, family tree, multi dimensional arrangements, puzzles etc. Out of the 40 questions in this section only 20 questions were of difficult in nature. A score of 20 is a good score in this section.

                Quantitative :                              

                          There were 40 questions in total. 30 questions were based on Number system, percentages, ratio, profit and loss, simple interest / compound interest, Mixtures, averages, 2D and 3 D geometry , time and work etc. 10 questions were based on  permutation and combination, sets, log, and physics based question.  In total 15 questions were easy , 15 questions were of moderate difficulty level and 10 questions were difficult. A good score would be 20 marks in 35 minutes

DI and DS : There were 40 questions in total with 26 questions on DI and 14 questions on DS.  In DI questions were based on Line graph, bar graph,  tables and Pie chart.  DS questions were based on 3 sentence types and 2 sentence types and there were 3 questions on Data redundancy too.  There were 15 easy question , 15 question of moderate difficulty level and 10 difficult questions in this section.  A score of 19  in 30 minutes was a good score in this section.

General Awareness:

                        There were 40 questions on GA . Questions were based on advertisements, International organizations, sports, awards, books and author, Budget and finance policy, constitution, financial institutions, etc. No separate preparation was required to attempt this section.  Most of the questions were easy and a good score in this section would be 28 in 25 minutes.




71 thoughts on “NMAT Syllabus and Pattern

  1. hello sir,

    i want to know NMAT pattern dec. 2008 and i haven’t got idea about NMAT paper pattern.. so please tell me sir..


  2. Hey guys,,,m new here…can neone pass me previous years NMAT papers…tried googling but was no help…

  3. hi
    sir please tel me d new format 4 nmat 2008 (28 dec 2008) how many sections are there in nmat ppr n what score s needed to qualify
    kindly help..

  4. we have to go over there to study this course..or is it faciliated with the distance learning programme?

  5. plz send me past 5years papers of NMAT and FMS and some tips to prepare for them which are in contrast to CAT

  6. i want to knw the course structure of the nmat taken for pharmacy every year plz help as soon as possible

  7. This is really a nice effort to the other pupils for the prepration oft the exam. pls also send me the previous year papers for pharma management on my email id

  8. kindly forward me last 5 years NMAT papers, and suggest me with the time distribution in every section …


  9. Kindly mail me last 5 years NMAT question paper with detailed solution…and the cut off went in the respective years….

    Thank You

  10. sir plz do tell whether there wud b negetive marking inpaper this year, n do send me sample papers of previous years nmat, wud b waitn for ur reply my phone no. is 0

  11. sir please send me nmat previous 2-3 year papers with their solution.Also send me this year question paper format.

  12. Please send me last 3 yrs NMAT Question Paper with Solution & Cut – off

    Please its very urgent!

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