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IC : PTpnrNMAT2006(1) of (8)
Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude TestDecember 10, 2006
Bird’s Eye View 
We are please to present you the detailed analysis of Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) held on10
th
December 2006. 10th December is celebrated as
Human Rights Day
all over the world. It was really inhumaneto students who wrote two consecutive tests that Sunday. When students arrived for the NMAT paper in theafternoon, some of them feeling tired and some having lost the zeal to even attempt the second entrance exam of NMAT. But within a few minutes of receiving the booklets, every student tried to pull their energies and set theirmood right to attempt the best of their abilities.This year AIMA conducted a slightly tougher paper as compared to last year’s paper. Total number of questions,total time allotted, number of options, marking pattern were the same as last year’s NMAT. There were total 200questions to be solved within the time span of 150 minutes. Four answer choices were given for each question. It wasdeclared that one mark will be provided for each correct answer marked and a negative marking of –0.25 for eachincorrect answer. The only change that AIMA made in this year’s paper was that the paper didn’t have any sections. Although the questions from different areas were segregated. No sections, means there will be no sectional cut-offs. As per AIMA’s tradition, there were 40 questions each on the topics like RC (Reading Comprehension) & EU (EnglishUsage), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), DI (Data Interpretation) and DS (Data Sufficiency), LR (Logical Reasoning) andGK (General Knowledge). AIMA provided total thirteen sets (A-M) of the paper to made selections fair. A bird’s eyeview of the test is as follows.Total Number of Questions
: 200
Total Time
: 150 minutes
The Marking Scheme
: One Mark for each correct answer and – 1/4 mark for wrong answers.
Number of Options
: 4
Sectional Break-up
: There were no sections. But the questions of same areas were altogether.
EU & RC
 – 16 & 24 Q. – Moderate to tough
QA
 – 40 Q. – Easy to Moderate
DI & DS
 – 26 & 14 Q. – Moderate
LR 
 – 40 Q. – Mixture of Easy and Moderate
GK 
 – 40 Q. – Mixture of Easy and Moderate
Expected Cut-offs
:
90+
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IC : PTpnrNMAT2006(2) of (8)
Detailed Analysis
In the starting of the paper there were three RC passages of length 850, 900 and 350 words approximately. Thetheme of the passages were on
Nuclear Fission/Enriching Uranium
 ,
Teaching and Transformation of North IndianClassical Dance
and
 Air Pollution in South Asia
. The first passage was technical in nature and non-science backgroundstudents found difficult to understand the passage. Rest two passages were understandable. Total sixteen questionswere asked on these passages. A bird’s eye view of the RC questions is as follows.
RCPassageThemeNumber of QuestionsLengthDifficultyLevel
INuclear Fission/ Enriching Uranium6850 wordsToughIITeaching and Transformation of North Indian Classiscal Dance6900 wordsModerateIIIAir Polution in South Asia4350Easy
Questions from EU were manageable. In all 24 questions were asked on topicslike
Para-Jumble
 ,
Sentence Correction
 ,
Synonyms
 ,
 Antonyms
 ,
Fill in the blanks
and
Idioms
.Synonyms:
There were four questions on the similar meaning of words like CLOUT,INTRINSIC, BAWDY and GARGANTUAN.
TopicNumber of Questions
Synonyms4Para Jumble4Fill In the Blanks4Sentence Correction6Meaning of Idioms2 Antonyms4
Para Jumble:
There were four questions on four sentence (ABCD) type of para-jumbles.
Fill in the blanks:
There were four questions on two blanks in a sentence.
Sentence Corrections:
Six questions.
Idioms:
There were two Idioms; (1) make a bee in for something and (2) make a bones,about something were given and correct meanings of both were asked.
 Antonyms:
There were four questions on the opposite meaning of words like SUPINE,PANDER, NONCHALANT and PITTANCE.
 Again in QA questions there were some
Physics (Force, Acceleration and Mass)
based questions, which was unusual.Rest of the questions from this area were from traditional Arithmetic and Modern Maths topics like, Averages,Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Time, Speed & Distance, Pipes & Cisterns, Work & Time, Permutation & Combination,Probability and Set Theory. A bird’s eye view of the questions from this area is as follows.TopicNumber of QuestionsTopicNumber of Questions
Logarithm1Physics Based3Numbers4Time, Speed and Distance7Mensuration 2D + 3D3 + 2SI and CI4Stocks and Shares1Permutation and Combination + Probability4 + 4Work and Time/Pipes and Cisterns2Set Theory1 Averages, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion4We have produced some of the questions, which are as follows.1.If A and B are two mutually exclusive events, then(1)P(A) < P(B)(2)P(A) > P(B)(3)P(A)<P(B)(4)None of these2.A train whose weight is 16 metric tons, moves at the rate of 72 kmph. After applying brakes it stops in 500 meters. What is theforce executed by brakes?(1)600 N(2)1600 N(3)3200 N(4)6400 N3.Three groups A, B and C are contesting for position on the Board of Directors of a company. The probabilities of their winningare 0.5, 0.3 and 0.2 respectively. If the group A wins the probability of introducing a new position is 0.7 and the correspondingprobabilities for group B and C are 0.6 and 0.5 respectively. The probability that a new position introduced is(1)0.52(2)0.63(3)0.74(4)None of the above
 
IC : PTpnrNMAT2006(3) of (8)
4.If a boy can throw a cricket ball 100 m, then the time required for the ball to touch the ground is5.A biased coin with probability p; 0<p<1 of head is tossed until a head appears for the first time. If the probability that thenumber of tosses required is even is 2/5, then p equals to(1)1/5(2)2/3(3)2/5(4)3/56.A club consist of members whose age are in AP. The common difference between the ages is 3 months. If the youngest memberis 7 years old and the sum of the ages of all the members is 250, then the number of members in the club is(1)15(2)25(3)20(4)307.In a forest there are as many Santa Trees as there are Ajanta Trees. One-fourth of all the tree are old. One-half of the totaltrees are in flowering stage. Which of the following statement is true?(1)All Ajanta Trees are in flowering stage(2)All Santa Trees are in flowering stage(3)Atleast half Ajanta Trees are old(4)None of the above
Two sets on
line graphs
 , one on
pie + table
 , one on
bar-line
 , one on
table
and a set on
logic
were the representativesof the DI. On an average 4-5 were asked on these sets. In all 26 questions were on DI. Most of the questions werecalculative. Questions on one line graph were analytical. One set of five questions were based on logic in this area.There were total fourteen questions on two statement and three statement DI.TopicNumber of QuestionsTopicNumber of Questions
Line Graph3Line Graph 5Table6Bar-Line Graph3Pie + Table4Data Sufficiency (two statements)6Logic5Data Sufficiency (three statements)8We have produced some of the questions, which are as follows.
DIRECTIONS:
The following table shows the timings of two trains running between Bombay VT and Pune. Study the table carefullyand answer the questions that follow.
Stationa/dTrain ATrain B
Bombay VTd7:5012:50Dadara8:0013:00Dadard8:0213:02Kalyana8:5013:40Kalyand8:5513:42Karjata9:3814:38Karjatd9:4014:40Lonavalaa10:3215:30Lonavalad10:3515:32Punea10:5517:101.The ratio of the total stoppage time of train A to that of train B is(1)2:3(2)3:2(3)3.5:4(4)4:32.The ratio of the average speed of train A to train B is(1)1.1(2)1.02(3)0.9(4)0.53.The highest difference between the speeds of the two trains is in the stretch of (1)LonavalaPune(2)KarjatLonavala(3)Bombay VT Kalyan(4)Bombay VT Lonavala

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