NMAT 2021 Analysis 15 Oct Day 2 : Difficulty Level, Questions Asked, Expected Cut Off, Good Attempts

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : October 15th, 2021

The Second-day of NMAT 2021 was conducted successfully on 15th October 2021. The paper had 108 questions in total spread over 3 sections – each containing 36 questions.  BYJU'S Exam Prep would be covering the topic-wise questions asked the level of difficulty, good scores, etc. In this detailed NMAT exam analysis article, we will discuss the following aspects:

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The Second-day of NMAT 2021 was conducted successfully on 15th October 2021. The paper had 108 questions in total spread over 3 sections – each containing 36 questions. NMAT 2021 Day 2 didn't throw any surprises in terms of the pattern of the paper. BYJU'S Exam Prep would be covering the topic-wise questions asked the level of difficulty, good scores, etc. In this detailed NMAT exam analysis article, we will discuss the following aspects:
  • NMAT Section-wise exam review
  • NMAT Expected cut off
  • Good attempts across different sections
  • Few questions asked in today's exam
  • Difficulty level (sectional and overall)

Since the exam is a Computer Adaptive exam, the sections have all been modified in accordance with the different parameters. The overall difficulty level of NMAT 2021 was Easy to Moderate in terms of the questions asked. However, it also depends on the aptitude of the candidate.

Important Highlights of NMAT 2021 Exam

  • There were a sectional of 36 questions and a total of 108 questions were asked. 
  • NMAT 2021 test window opened on October 14, 2021, and ends on December 27, 2021.
  • Aspirants have the option of either taking the exam by any of the two modes- Computer-based test at exam centres and Online Proctored Exam from Home 
  •  The Reasoning section was the trickiest as Verbal Reasoning questions dominated this section.

NMAT Exam Pattern 2021

The topic-wise breakup was in accordance with the sample test published on the website.

The structure of the test was as follows:

Section Name

Number of Questions

Time Allotted

Language Skills

36

28

Quantitative Skills

36

52

Logical Reasoning

36

40

Total

108

120

NOTE:

  • Candidates can choose the order in which they attempt each section prior to starting the exam.
  • There is NO NEGATIVE marking.  

NMAT Exam Analysis 2021: Difficulty Level

This year the NMAT 2021 exam had a difficulty level of Easy to Moderate for 15th October 2021.

NMAT Exam Analysis 2021: Good Attempts/Score

For aspirants aiming at the Top Colleges of NMAT 2021, a score of 232 to 238 is considered good enough to get a call from the prestigious colleges of NMAT. 

NMAT Exam Review 2021 (Section-wise)

The section-wise review of the NMAT 2021 on 15th Oct 2021 is as follows:

NMAT Exam Review Language Skills

The level of difficulty for the section was  Easy to Moderate. The topic-wise break up is given below: 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension

12   Moderate

Analogy 

Easy to Moderate

Para Jumbles 

Moderate

Fill in the blanks 

Easy

Fill in the blanks (Prepositions)

Easy

Spot the error/ Identify the correct usage

 6Easy

NMAT Exam Review Quantitative Skills 

 The level of difficulty in the Quantitative Skills section was  Moderate. A detailed topic-wise break-up is given below. 

Arithmetic (Easy to Moderate)
Percentage2
CI
Time and Work2
Profit and Loss2
Number System
Algebra (Easy to Moderate)
Quadratic Equation 2

Binomial Equations

1
Logarithm
High Order Equations1
Modern Maths  (Moderate)
Permutation Combination

Probability 
Set Theory2
Data Intreparation 12
Data Sufficiency4

 

Highlights of Quantitative Skills:

  • Data Interpretation was quite easy to solve. It had 1 Question with Tables and 2 with Bar Charts
  • Data Sufficiency had 2 Number-based Questions, 1 Arithmetic, and 1 Algebra based question
  • There was no question on Geometry.

 

NMAT Exam Review Logical Reasoning

The level of difficulty in the Logical reasoning was Easy to Moderate.  As Verbal Reasoning questions dominated this section, the reasoning was the trickiest section of all. A detailed  topic wise break up is given below:

Topic

No. of Questions

Analytical Reasoning (Easy to Moderate)

Puzzles

 1 set of 4 questions

Input-Output

  2 sets of 4 questions each 

Set Theory

Venn Diagram

Number Based puzzle

1

Alpha Numeric based

-

Number Matrix

Verbal Reasoning (Moderate)

Statement – Assumption (Implicit Assumption)

Course of Action

Strong Argument / Weak Argument

Statement- Conclusion

Decision Making

Inference

 2

Syllogisms

1

Expected NMAT Cut Off 2021

The expected cut-off for NMAT 2021 is as follows:
 NMIMS Mumbai - 232 - 238    (Expected)


 Further, the sectional cutoffs are expected to be:

  • Language Skills- 78 - 82
  • Logical Reasoning  - 74-77
  • Quantitative Skills - 73-76

    NMIMS Bangalore- 220+  (Expected)
    NMIMS Hyderabad- 225+ (Expected)
    Other colleges accepting NMAT scores - 205+ (Expected)

 

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FAQs

  • All the sections were of moderate difficulty level.

  • The overall difficulty level of the paper was Moderate.

  • No there were not any major changes in the paper on 15th October of NMAT 2021 when compared with the 1st-day paper. (14th October)

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