NPAT 2021 Analysis

NPAT 2021 (National test for Programmes After Twelfth) was conducted in the remote proctored online format on June 27th, 2021. The exam will be held on 2nd and 3rd July 2021 for admission to B. A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts, BBA, B.Sc. Finance, B. Com (Hons.), B. Sc. Economics, and BBA - Branding & Advertising in NMIMS Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dhule, Navi Mumbai, Chandigarh and Indore campuses.

The exam had three sections - Proficiency in English Language, Reasoning & General Intelligence and Quantitative & Numerical Ability. There were 120 questions to be solved in 100 minutes with no sectional time limit. Each question carried 1 mark and there was no negative marking for wrong or unattempted questions.

A serious candidate who solved the Mock-NPATs from T.I.M.E. would find the exam an easy affair.

Snapshot of the exam - NPAT

Section No. of Questions Marks/question Negative Marks Time Limit (in minutes)
Proficiency in English Language 40 1 - 100
Reasoning & General Intelligence 40 1 -
Quantitative & Numerical Ability 40 1 -
Total 120 - -

Let us have a look at the section-wise distribution of the questions

Section 1 - Proficiency in English Language

English section was pretty straight forward. The questions were easy and without any twist. There were three Reading Comprehension passages (word count 100 to 150) with each passage followed by five questions. The passages were based on common and contemporary topics.

The remaining 25 questions were from Verbal Ability – Fill in the blanks (10 questions), Sentence correction (5 questions), Para Formation (4 questions) and Idioms and Phrases (6 questions).

Overall, the section was easy to moderate

A good attempt in this section could be considered as (33+/-2) in 22-25 minutes.

Section 2 - Reasoning & General Intelligence

The section on reasoning was moderate. The questions were from a variety of topics – Data Interpretation (Table – 4 questions, Line Graph – 2 questions and Pie Chart – 4 questions), Data Sufficiency, Selection & Distribution, Blood Relationship, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Arrangement, Critical Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, etc. The ideal strategy in attempting this section was the selection of right questions.

A good attempt in this section could be (29+/-2) in 30-35 minutes.

Section 3 - Quantitative & Numerical Ability

The quant section had a representation from a fairly decent number of topics – Algebra (Functions, Linear Equations, Quadratic equations), Progressions, Arithmetic (Time and Distance, SI-CI, Percentages), Pure Maths (Trigonometry, Probability, Stats), Numbers, etc. The level of the questions was moderate-difficult with a few of the questions being lengthy.

A good attempt in this section could be (27+/-2) in about 40 minutes.

Disclaimer: All information on scores is based on independent analysis and evaluation made by T.I.M.E. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

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