NMAT Exam Pattern 2021: Total Marks, Negative Marking, Questions

NMAT Exam Pattern 2021 – NMAT exam pattern 2021 is out on the official website. The exam pattern for this year is same as the last year. The total number of questions remains the same – 108 questions. The candidate will be given 120 minutes to complete the exam. Interested candidates can appear for the exam either at the test center or an online mode proctored test at home. The NMAT 2021 registration is released on its official website. 

NMAT Exam Pattern 2021

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NMAT Exam Pattern 2021 Overview

NMAT 2021 ParticularsDetails
NMAT 2021 Examination ModeCBT (Test Center) or Online Proctor Test (at home)
Conducting BodyGMAC
Exam Duration120 minutes
Number of Sections3
NMAT 2021 SectionsLanguage Skills, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning
NMAT 2021 Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions108 questions
NMAT 2021 Exam LanguageEnglish

NMAT 2021 Sectional Weightage of Questions

NMAT exam pattern 2021 is based on three different sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning. 

NMAT 2021 Exam SectionNumber of Questions
Language Skills36
Quantitative Skills36
Logical Reasoning36
Total108

NMAT 2021 Exam Sectional Analysis

NMAT 2021 comprises 3 sections with 36 questions each. The candidate will be asked questions on different topics in these sections. Candidates can refer below for the detailed sectional analysis of NMAT 2021.

NMAT 2021 SectionTopic Coverage
Language SkillsReading Comprehension, Para Forming, Error Identification Prepositions, Sentence Completion, Analogies
Quantitative SkillsNumber Properties, Arithmetic, Algebra and Probability, DI Caselets and Tables, DI Graphs and Charts, Data Sufficiency
Logical ReasoningCritical Reasoning, Analytical Puzzles, Deductions, Other Reasoning

NMAT 2021 Exam Time Limit for each Section

Candidates have to complete the NMAT 2021 in 120 minutes. Each section will be allotted a different time. 

NMAT 2021 Exam SectionTime allotted
Language Skills28 minutes
Quantitative Skills52 minutes
Logical Reasoning42 minutes
Total120 minutes

The candidate has to complete the individual sections in their respective time duration. No candidate will be given extra time for any section. If the candidate finishes a section before the allotted time, the balance time will not be added to the next section. 

NMAT 2021 Section-wise Score Range

NMAT 2021 is a computer adaptive test which means the score depends on the type of questions a candidate has answered. In 2020, GMAC made some changes in the scoring pattern for NMAT. The candidate will receive scaled scores for every question they answer. The scoring range NMAT 2021 can be found below.

NMAT 2021 Exam SectionScoring Range(2021)
Language Skills12-120
Quantitative Skills12-120
Logical Reasoning12-120
Total36-360

Other Important Factors to Know About NMAT Exam Pattern 2021

NMAT 2021 will consist of 108 questions that the candidate has to complete in 120 minutes. Other important factors candidates need to keep in mind about NMAT Exam Pattern are:

  • NMAT 2021 will be conducted in english language.
  • NMAT 2021 is a computer adaptive test. This means the next question of the candidate depends on the answer to the previous question. Once the candidates answer the questions/sections, they won’t be able to return to the previous question/sections. Because of the adaptive nature of the NMAT 2021 Exam, they won’t be able to review the questions.
  • Duration – Candidates will be allotted 120 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme – There will be no negative marking for any question.
  • Candidates will not be able to review a question/section once they complete it.

FAQs about NMAT Exam Pattern 2021

Q. What is the pattern of NMAT 2021?

A. NMAT 2021 will consist of 108 questions which candidates need to complete in 120 minutes.

Q. Is there any negative marking?

A. There will be no negative marking in NMAT 2021.

Q. What is the mode of NMAT 2021?

A. NMAT 2021 will be conducted as CBT at the test center or online proctored test at home.

Q. Does NMAT have General Knowledge sections?

A. No NMAT does not have a general knowledge section, so the candidate need not prepare for GK.

Q. What are scaled scores?

A. Scaled scores mean the candidate will receive scores on the type of question they answered. A high-scoring candidate would have received a more difficult question whereas low scoring candidate would have received less difficult questions.

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