How to Prepare for the National Management Aptitude Test?


The National Management Aptitude Test is carried out by the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management studies for the admittance of candidates into the different programs in MBA. This examination is held usually in the month of December.

Aspirants who clear this exam can join MBA programs like:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Capital markets
  • Core program
  • Global Business
  • Retail Management
  • Service Management

Structure of the National Management Aptitude Test

The NMAT entrance test comprises of 200 questions of the objective nature. The students will have the chance to pick the correct answer from the set that is provided for them. The exam has a time period of 120 minutes. As there is negative marking allocated to each question, 1/4th of the marks will be subtracted for every erroneous answer. For every accurate response, 1 mark will be given.

Syllabus of the National Management Aptitude Test

The 5 parts of the NMAT paper comprise of:

  • Language Skills - Questions on Grammar and English vocabulary.
  • Logical Reasoning - Data interpretation, weak arguments etc.
  • Quantitative Skills – Examining and processing of data that is given.
  • Data Interpretation – interpreting of data that is provided.
  • Numerical Skills – Basic Arithmetic.

Each paper holds 40 marks.

Reference Books for the National Management Aptitude Test

Some of the reference books for this exam are

  • 501 Word analogy Questions
  • Editorial Compilation’s Rajasthan MAT (RMAT) -10 Mock Papers
  • Master the MAT
  • Princeton Review
  • V. V. K. Subburaj’s KMAT Karnataka Management Admission Test

Study Plan for the National Management Aptitude Test

Candidates can improve their verbal skills by reading newspapers, magazines and other news journals. They can also watch English news channels. Besides this, they can improve their language by referring MAT/CAT preparatory books too. Going for coaching is another method for them to improve their language skills. After finishing their studies, students can spend some time to practice on mock tests. Not only will this help them in finding their weak areas, they will also be able to help them monitor their level or preparation. The internet will also prove to be of great help for them. Question papers and other exam aids can be downloaded by the internet and used for preparation.



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