NPAT 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+ |
What may be the cutoff of NPAT to get a seat in Mumbai campus this time?
Dear Ashish,
The cut-off for NM Mumbai can go close to 85.
What is the expected NPAT cut off for Bangalore campus?
Dear Rupal,
You may get BBA Bangalore campus at a net score of 65+ (on the safer side). All the best!
I’m confident about 60 marks in this exam. Do I still hold a chance of getting through this exam?
Dear Sejal,
At 60+, you stand a chance to get an offer for BBA course from Navi Mumbai campus and/or Indore campus. All the best!
If my score is 65 plus then do I have the chance of getting a seat for bba in Mumbai campus?