NMAT is comparatively much easier than the CAT. However, in no way does that justify any lack of preparation from your side. Following are some tips to help you prepare well for your attempts:
Speed: Most of the MBA exams require a good balance of speed and accuracy to crack it. Now, NMAT emphasizes speed more than accuracy. With 120 questions to be solved in 120 mins, the importance of speed cannot be undermined. Make sure to keep increasing your speed, while preparing for NMAT. To do this, set a timer while solving questions. It’ll give you a fair idea of the time taken to solve each type of question. You can then gauge and improve your speed respectively.
On average, you will have about ¾ minutes for each verbal question and about 1.25 minutes for each quantitative question. Once you start the test, an onscreen clock will continuously count the time you have left. It is a good idea to check the clock whilst your preparation to train your mind for D-Day!
Mocks: Before every attempt of NMAT, you should give at least 4 mocks. But don’t give mock exams blindly. Prepare a strategy before attempting the mock. Later, introspect on whether the strategy worked for you. This is an important part of analyzing your mocks. You have to keep analyzing and refining your strategies constantly. This will help you be at your best for the day of the exam.
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Choose Wisely Your Sections Order: The only exam that let’s you play on your strengths is NMAT !
Start off with your stronger section. Attempt all those questions which you are extremely confident about. It will help you build up your confidence. Never select your weaker section first.
Try and attempt all the questions if possible. Even if you are not confident about an answer, make sure you attempt it. Given that there is no negative marking, it will hardly be to your disadvantage.
Attempt your weakest sections in the end.
Do not spend too much time on any one question.
If you do not know the correct answer, or if the question is too time-consuming, These might be the hard questions which looks easy, so candidates tend to waste time on these. move on to the next question. Every NMAT paper has some easy questions which can fetch you brownie points, these shouldn’t be left.Quants 24/48 easy questionsVerbal 20/32 easy questionsLogic 25/40 sitters
Try and devote an equal amount of time to each of the sections. Although, people tend to focus on their stronger sections, make sure you don’t end up with one whole section with just 10–15 mins in hand which is more often the case with most students.
Use what you learnt from your Mocks.
It is said “learn from your mistakes” , it holds a lot of value in all the spheres of life. You must have taken a lot of Mock tests before the Final NMAT exam. Use the strategies you made after your mock result analysis. Avoid making the same mistakes and use your mock experiences to ace the exam at hand.
Try to solve as many mock test, online test, sample papers, previous year question papers you can manage. Spend at least 2-3 hours in solving problems related to all important topics.
Never put a habit of using calculators as this may decrease your speed in solving questions during your Mock/Practice test.
You should be giving at least 10 Mocks before your Final Exam.