NMAT Syllabus 2021 – Section-wise List of Topics

NMAT Syllabus – The NMAT by GMAC exam is used for admissions to some of the reputed B-schools in India, South Africa, Nigeria, and the Philippines which offers graduate business programs. The top colleges which accept NMAT score in India are Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), SPJIMR (for PGMPW), ISB (for AMPBA), Xavier University Bhubaneswar, School of Petroleum Management (SPM) and many more. In this blog, we are going to apprise you of the detailed NMAT Syllabus.


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NMAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern:

NMAT exam tests the skills of a student in Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. One needs to be thoroughly prepared with these sections to maximize their score. This year NMAT has come up with a change in the pattern where it will now be conducted in an adaptive format. In this exam, candidates have to attempt 108 questions in 120 minutes.

SL.NoSectionNumber of QuestionsTime (in minutes)
1Verbal Ability3628
3Quantitative Aptitude3652

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NMAT Verbal Ability Syllabus :

1Reading ComprehensionSet of 4 questions in RC’s with the majority of questions based on Inference. 
2Para jumblesSentence jumble (set), 4 or 5 sentence type
3Sentence correctionInappropriate usage of words, error spotting
4Antonyms and Synonyms



Based on Vocabulary
5Cloze Test4 blanks type
6AnalogiesBased on Vocabulary
7Fill in the blanks3 blanks, preposition based, vocab based

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NMAT Syllabus for Reasoning:

NMAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus

NMAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus includes critical reasoning, analytical reasoning, coding-decoding, syllogisms, blood relations, input-output to mane a few. Here is the detailed NMAT LR Syllabus.

1Critical reasoningInference and conclusion, course of action, cause and effect, assumptions, decision making, facts and conclusion, strengthening/weakening, combination of types
2Analytical Reasoningany type of seating arrangement, logical puzzles
3Input-outputOnly numerical, only alphabets and combinations
4Venn DiagramData based questions
5SyllogismsDo not follow, follow, reverse type
6Coding-decodingOnly numerical, and only alphabets 
7Blood-relationIndividual or set questions coded questions

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NMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

The Quantitative aptitude section in NMAT has questions from Data interpretations, Data Sufficiency and Miscellaneous sections (quantitative questions). Here is the detailed NMAT Quant Syllabus:-

SL.NoTopicDetails – NMAT Quant Syllabus
1Data Interpretations Tables (Missing table/Standard table), Line charts, Pie charts, Bar graph, Combination graphs, Venn diagram



2Data Sufficiency Questions on this topic are based on miscellaneous topics.
3Number system and Logarithms Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF, Logarithms.
4Algebra Polynomial Equation-Based, 2 variable, 3 variable equations
5Geometry Questions on Triangles, Circles, Polygons, etc.
6Probability, Permutation, and combinationBasic Problems – arrangement, selection.
7Mensuration Calculation area and volume of geometrical figures like Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube
8Profit and loss Find Selling Price, Cost Price, Profit/Loss, Discount, Dis-honest shopkeepers, etc.
9InterestSimple, compound, and installment
10Time and WorkWork Efficiency, Pipes & Cisterns, work, and wages etc.
11Time, speed, and distance Trains, Boats, Streams, Average Speed, etc
12Mixture and allegations Mixing 2 or more solutions, Dishonest mixing
13Ratio and proportions Questions on Ratios, Proportions, ages, etc.
NMAT Quant Syllabus

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NMAT Syllabus FAQs

What is NMAT exam syllabus?

NMAT syllabus 2021 includes three subjects – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The candidates must familiarise themselves with each topic of these three subjects before starting NMAT preparation.

What subjects are there in NMAT?

 Language skills, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Skills.

What is the cut off for Narsee Monjee Mumbai?

94 percentile or 250 marks

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