NMAT Exam Preparation 2021: Strategy, Tips, Guide, Practice Paper

NMAT Exam Preparation 2021 – NMAT 2021 will be conducted from 14 Oct 2021 till 27 Dec 2021. Interested candidates can visit the official website of NMAT to apply. The candidate can start preparing for NMAT now if they do not have started. Candidates can start by following the exclusive study plan available on the official website of NMAT. NMAT by GMAC Exam Official Guide 2021 is one of the best ways to prepare for NMAT 2021.

NMAT 2021

Latest – NMAT 2021 application form is out. Apply here.

NMAT 2021 Syllabus

NMAT 2021 comprises three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning. Each section has the same amount of questions i.e. 36 questions. The time allotted to each section is different. 

SectionsTime AllottedScoring Range
Language Skills28 minutes12-120
Quantitative Skills52 minutes12-120
Logical Reasoning40 minutes12-120
Total120 minutes36-360

NMAT 2021 Study Plan

Candidates who wish to appear for NMAT 2021 can follow the below-mentioned study plan for preparation. This plan is based on the exclusive study plan available on the official website of NMAT. 

How to prepare for NMAT 2021 in 6 weeks

WeeksObjectivesTasksMaterials
1st WeekUnderstanding NMAT 2021 structureUnderstand about NMAT 2021 from the official website

Look through the topics given in NMAT Official Guide

To assess current knowledge and strength, attempt to practice paper
Official Website(mba.com/nmat)

NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021

NMAT 2021 Official Practice Paper 1
2nd WeekPractice and Sharpen Language SkillsUnderstand in detail the concepts of Language skills given in the official guide

Practice questions that are given in the official guide
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021
3rd-4th WeekMaster Quantitative SkillsLook Through the concepts given in the guide and practice questions from every topic except data sufficiency

In 4th Week, spend time on solving all the questions on Data Sufficiency
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021
5th WeekStrengthen Logical Reasoning abilityLook Through the concepts given in the guide and practice all the questions from every topic NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021
6th WeekAssess your LearningRevise all the concepts and attempt again for practice paper 1

Review your strengths and weaknesses through the result obtained

Prepare more using Practice Paper 2&3 (purchase from the official site).
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021

NMAT 2021 Official Practice Paper 1

NMAT 2021 Official Practice Paper 2 & 3 (Paid)

How to prepare for NMAT 2021 in 15 days

DaysObjectivesTasksResources
Day 1Go through NMAT 2021 StructureGo through the structure of NMAT 2021 from the official website

Understand the topics given in NMAT Official Guide

To assess current knowledge and strength, attempt the free practice paper
Official Website(mba.com/nmat)

NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021

NMAT 2021 Official Practice Paper 1
Day 2-5Practice and Sharpen Language SkillsUnderstand concepts used in Reading Comprehension and other topics of grammar, vocabulary

Practice questions from the NMAT official guide
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021
Day 6-9Master Quantitative SkillsOn days 6 and 7 go through the concepts given in the official guide and solve practice questions except for data sufficiency

On days 8 and 9 practice questions on data sufficiency
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021
Day 10-13Strengthen Logical Reasoning AbilityOn days 10 and 11, go through the concepts of logical reasoning and practice questions from all the topics

On days 12 and 13, review the results of those questions and identify areas of weakness. Revise again to improve those areas
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021
Day 14RevisionRevise the basic concepts and attempt the Official free practice paper againNMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021

NMAT 2021 Official Practice Paper 1
Day 15Assess your knowledge and learningReview your strengths and weaknesses through the result obtained

Prepare more using Practice Paper 2&3 (purchase from the official site).
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021

NMAT 2021 Official Practice Paper 2 & 3 (Paid)

Latest – Download Official Exclusive NMAT 2021 Study Plan Click here.

Official NMAT Preparation Material

GMAC has provided NMAT Preparation material for those candidates who wish to appear for the exam. 

  • NMAT Official Guide 2021 – This guide has been created by the makers of the NMAT Exam. It contains an extensive analysis of concepts, 600+ questions for each section with answers and explanations. Past NMAT questions with answers.
  • Official Practice Papers 1, 2, and 3 – Official Practice Papers with the same structure and features as of the NMAT Exam. Scaled scores provided after completion of practice paper to help the candidate in analyzing strengths and weaknesses. Official Practice Paper 1 is free for registered candidates. For Official Practice Paper 2 and 3 candidates have to pay Rs 899 + taxes.
  • Exclusive Study Plan – This study plan contains a 2-week study plan and a 6-week study strategy. 

Latest – NMAT by GMAC Exam Official Guide 2021 Click here.

Latest – NMAT 2021 Official Practice Papers Click here.

NMAT Exam Preparation 2021 Section Wise

To prepare for NMAT 2021, the candidate has to prepare individually for each topic from all sections. Sectional Wise Preparation Tips for NMAT 2021 can be referred to below.

Quantitative Skills

  • Quantitative Skills will cover topics like Arithmetic, Number Properties, Algebra, Probability, Data Interpretation, Charts, Data Sufficiency.
  • To prepare for this section candidate should start with understanding the basic concepts of each topic.
  • Once the candidates have acquired basic knowledge for each topic, then they should move towards advanced problems.
  • Candidates should try to strengthen these tour major parts of quantitative skills i.e. Algebra, Geometry, Modern Math, and Arithmetic. 
  • Calculations for these four topics can be made easier by getting familiar with their basic concepts.
  • Basic percentage formulas, multiplication tables, squares/square roots/cube/cube roots of numbers – good command on these will help in calculations.
  • Candidates should practice questions from NMAT Official Guide 2021, Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma.

Logical Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning cover topics like Critical Reasoning, Analytical Puzzles, Deductions, Other Reasoning.
  • Candidates who are also preparing for CAT need to focus more on Verbal reasoning because it is different from what asked in CAT
  • Input-Output Reasoning, Number Series, Blood Relations, Syllogisms – these are some of the topics candidates need to focus on.
  • Verbal reasoning can be best prepared with the help of NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021.
  • Analytical reasoning can be prepared with the help of How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma.

Language Skills

  • Language Skills cover topics like Reading Comprehension, Para Forming, Error Identification Prepositions, Sentence Completion, Analogies.
  • To prepare for this section, candidates have to improve their reading speed. This can be done by reading editorial sections of newspapers.
  • Improving vocabulary will also help in clearing this section.
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis is one of the best ways to improving vocabulary.
  • For more practice questions, candidates can refer to NMAT Official Guide 2021.

NMAT 2021 Important Books

Candidates who wish to appear for NMAT 2021 can use NMAT by GMAC Official Guide 2021 as their main resource. Besides the Official guide candidates can refer to these books.

NMAT 2021 SectionBooks
Quantitative SkillsQuantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
Logical ReasoningLogical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit Sinha

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma
Language SkillsWord Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin
BooksLink
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT – Arun SharmaClick Here
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations – R.S. AggarwalClick Here
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT – Nishit SinhaClick Here
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT – Arun SharmaClick Here
Word Power Made Easy – Norman LewisClick Here
High School English Grammar & Composition – Wren & MartinClick Here

NMAT Exam Preparation 2021 Important Tips

  • Have a very clear understanding of the basic concepts of each topic
  • Practice questions every day
  • Take mock test/practice papers
  • Analyze the results of mock tests/practice papers. And improve the lacking areas
  • Have a very positive mindset

Important Tips for NMAT 2021 Exam Day

  • Reach 45 minutes earlier before the exam if CBT at the test center is selected.
  • If you are appearing for Online Proctored Test at home, login at least 15 minutes before time.
  • Read topper interviews to know how they handled the stress of exam day.
  • Revise all the important topics one day before the exam, try to avoid any last-minute revision.
  • Try to keep a positive and calm mindset.

FAQs about NMAT Exam Preparation 2021

Q. Is NMAT 2021 easy to crack?

A. NMAT 2021 is not hard as compared to other management exams like CAT, XAT, GMAT. Its difficulty level is easy to moderate.

Q. Can I clear NMAT in 1 month?

A. To clear NMAT in 1 month is very hard but by following a good study plan and practicing lots of questions it can be done.

Q. How to prepare for NMAT 2021 in 15 days?

A. Candidates can prepare for NMAT in 15 days by following the exclusive 15-day study plan available on the official website of NMAT.

Q. What are the benefits of NMAT Official Guide 2021?

A. NMAT Official Guide 2021 covers all the topics in a detailed manner and more than 600 questions with explanations and answers.

Q. How can I get a good score in NMAT 2021?

A. To achieve a good score in NMAT 2021 candidates need to focus on the basic concept of every topic from each of the sections. They can solve the NMAT official practice papers, practice lots of questions from the NMAT official guide.

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