NPAT 2018 Exam AnalysisNPAT 2018 Exam Analysis

Total Questions: 120
Total Marks: 120
Total Duration: 100 minutes

Marking System Marking: +1 for Correct, No Negative Marking

Paper Pattern

Sr No Section Questions Marks
1 Quantitative and Numerical Ability 40 40
2 Reasoning and General Awareness 40 40
3 Proficiency in English Language 40 40
Total 120 120

 

Unlike last year, NPAT 2018 had few changes in format. No sectional timings, No negative marking and 100 min of total time. Students could easily switch between sections.

Section 1: Quantitative and Numerical Ability

No. of Questions: 40

This section saw questions for almost all areas of quantitative aptitude. This section was moderately difficult as students might find it difficult to choose the right questions to solve. There were 4-5 questions from Number Systems. Arithmetic had 3-4 questions each from Percentage & its applications, Ratio Proportion, Algebra (Linear & Quadratic Equations), Geometry and Mensuration, Statistics and other algebraic expressions. A total of 1-2 questions each from Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Progressions, Functions, Set Theory. Highest weightage was for Trigonometry with 5-6 questions.

If a student can capitalize on his strength and identify the right questions to solve, this section could easily fetch them the right score.

Level of difficulty: Moderate
Ideal attempts: 29+
Ideal correct: 24+
Time to be allotted: 45 minutes

 

Section 2: Reasoning and General Awareness

No. of Questions: 40

Data Interpretation has the highest weightage in this section with 3 sets of 5 questions each on Bar Graph, Line Graphs, and Pie Chart. There were 5 questions of Data Sufficiency as well. Rest of the questions were from topics like syllogisms, blood relations, Statement-Assumption, Statement Conclusion, Visual Reasoning & Linear Arrangements. 2-3 questions were random miscellaneous diagram-based puzzles. Though questions were missing from few topics as expected, the section was well balanced and had variety.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 34+
Ideal correct: 29+
Time to be allotted: 30 min

 

Section 3: Proficiency in English Language

No. of Questions: 40

This section has 3 Reading Comprehensions passages with 5 questions each. Passages were based on mobile and technology, Impact of Social Media etc. The passages were easy and with a length of around 250 words each. Rest of the questions were equally divided from the topics like Parajumbles, Cloze test, Blanks with Preposition, Sentence Correction and Vocabulary.

 

Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 34+
Ideal correct: 29+
Time to be allotted: 25 minutes

 

Overall:

NPAT 2018 the paper was easy to moderate.

Ideal Attempts – 97+
Good Score – 82+

Sr No Section Questions Ideal Time Good Attempt Good Score Level of Difficulty
1 Quantitative and Numerical Ability 40 45 min 29+ 24+ Moderate
2 Reasoning and General Awareness 40 30 min 34+ 29+ Easy
3 Proficiency in English Language 40 25 min 34+ 29+ Easy
Total 120 100 min 97+ 82+  

 

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