Exam Analysis NPAT 2017

Exam Analysis: NPAT 2017

Total Questions: 120
Total Duration: 120 minutes
No Negative Marking

Section 1: Quantitative and Numerical Ability

No. of Questions: 40

Time Allotted: 45 Minutes

When it was clearly known to students that Maths / Statistics as a subject is compulsory in order to write NPAT, it was understood that this section will be slightly higher on level of difficulty. Breakup wise, the section was very comprehensive in asking questions from almost all domains of Quant. There were approximately, 10 to 11 questions on Arithmetic, 5 to 6 questions on Trigonometry, 2 to 4 questions on Set Theory, 2 to 3 questions on Statistics and mensuration each, 5 to 6 questions from Algebra based topics. Questions on algebra based topics were time consuming, while questions from higher arithmetic were calculative. Basic arithmetic, basic algebra and questions on mensuration were relatively easy and also an area of scoring for commerce students. Overall the section can surely be considered as tough, at least for non-science students. Good attempts could be 20+. Good score could be anywhere between 15 to 22 (depending on which course one has applied for)

Section 2: Analytical and Logical Reasoning

No. of Questions: 40

Time Allotted: 45 Minutes

This section was very similar to the one given in NPAT Mock test on their website. Most of the questions in this section were based on standard reasoning topics like Puzzles, Arrangements, , Direction Sense, Blood relation, Statement and Argument, Statement and Conclusion etc. There were Data Sufficiency type questions which were based on the topics of Blood Relations and Direction Sense. While questions based on Syllogisms were little difficult; Questions based on Statement – Argument, Statement – Conclusion would have surely helped increase number of attempts. Overall, the section can be labelled as Easy to Moderate. Good attempts in 45 minutes could reach 36+ and 30+ can be considered as good score in this section.

Section 3: Proficiency in English Language

No. of Questions: 40

Time Allotted: 30 Minutes

This section was very similar to the one in last year’s NPAT. There were 3 to 4 Reading Comprehension passages and each passage had either 2 or 5 questions. So the number of questions based on Reading Comprehensions ranged from 10 to 15. These questions were direct and could be answered easily. There were 4 to 7 questions based on Grammar and these were quite easy. Fill in the blanks based questions were bit tricky yet scoring.  One should have taken precautions and avoided silly mistakes. . Logic based questions like Parajumbles were moderate to easy. Surprisingly, there were no direct vocabulary questions Overall the section can be classified as Moderate and a well prepared candidate can attempt 35+ with good accuracy rate. Good score could be 32+.

SECTION TOTAL QUESTIONS TIME ALLOATED LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY GOOD SCORE
Quantitative and Numerical Ability 40 45 Minutes Tough 15 to 22
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 40 45 Minutes Easy to Moderate 30+
Proficiency in English Language 40 30 Minutes Easy 32+
Overall 120 120 Minutes Moderate 70 to 85

 Cut off:

Campus BBA BSc Finance BSc Economics B.Com
Mumbai 66+ 71+ 70+ 65+
Bangalore 61+ 56+ 55+ 45+
Navi Mumbai 55+ NA NA NA
Indore 50+ NA NA NA

Wishing all the students a great luck for results!

Check the Video Analysis of NPAT 2017 here.

Team Endeavor

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