NPAT 2021 Exam Analysis

NPAT is a national-level test conducted by NMIMS, Mumbai, for admissions to undergraduate and integrated programs. Over 80,000 candidates appear for the exam with the hope of securing a seat in B.Sc., BBA, B.Com.,orother degree courses offered at various campuses of NMIMS.
In 2021, NPAT was held on 27th June, 2nd July, and 3rd July. It was administered in remote-proctored online mode. After the exam, students are curious to learn about their performance and estimate their future prospects. Hence, we present a detailed section-wise analysis of NPAT 2021 for all three sessions here:
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NPAT 2021: Overall Analysis
NPAT is an objective test consisting of 120 questions. Similar to the previous year, it was easy to moderate in difficulty level. NPAT 2021 was a mix of tricky and simple questions, with quantitative aptitude being on the tougher side and the verbal section being the easiest part. Overall, the exam was quite manageable if approached with an efficient strategy. Listed below were the key features of NPAT 2021:
  • Total time duration: 100 minutes
  • No sectional time limit
  • 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect/unattempted questions
  • Fixed sectional order (Candidates cannot return to the previous section after submitting it.)
Illustrated below is the break-up of NPAT 2021 exam format:
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NPAT 2021: Exam Structure & Pattern
Sections
No. of Questions
Marks
Time Limit
Quantitative & Numerical ability
40
40
 
100 minutes
Reasoning & General Intelligence
40
40
Proficiency in English Language
40
40
Total
120
120
100 minutes
NPAT 2021 Analysis: Overview of three sessions
Since NPAT was held in three separate sessions, its sections slightly differ in the type and difficulty level of questions. The given table gives a glimpse of the general perception of different NPAT sections of three days:
Sections
Day 1: 27th June, 2021
Day 2: 2nd July, 2021
Day 3: 3rd July, 2021
Quantitative & Numerical ability
Lengthy,
Moderate to Difficult
Moderate
Moderate to Difficult
Reasoning & General Intelligence
Moderate
Moderate
Moderatebut Lengthy
Proficiency in English Language
Easy
Easy to Moderate
Easy
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Quantitative & Numerical ability
Quant is generally a time-consuming and tough section of NPAT. This year, the section featured maximum questions from algebra (functions, quadratic equations, progressions, etc.), followed by statistics and trigonometry. There were also a fair number of questions from various arithmetic topics like percentages, number system applications, profit & loss, time, speed and distance, etc.
An attempt of 25-28 questions with high accuracy is sure to fetch an excellent score in the section.
Reasoning & General Intelligence
This section is moderately difficult in nature, with questions drawn from Data Interpretation (graphs, tables, pie charts, etc.), arrangements, data sufficiency, Venn diagrams, Syllogism, Mathematical Operations, statement-assumption, visual reasoning, and similar topics. The highest weightage was given to DI sets with a total of 10-12 questions. While a few questions of reasoning were lengthy, most were quite doable.
An attempt of 31-34 questions with good accuracy suffices to ace the section.
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Proficiency in English Language
English portion is regarded as the most scoring section of NPAT. Here, the majority of the questions are direct and straightforward. These are usually asked from RC passages, fill-in-the-blanks, error correction, parajumbles, etc. There were 2-3 short RC passages in the section accompanied by a total of 10-15 questions. Apart from that, there were 10-15 questions from fill-in-the-blanks that usually entail good grammatical knowledge and strong vocabulary.
An attempt of 32-35 questions with decent accuracy is bound to get a high score.
Note: Although the number of questions from different topics varies from one session to another, the overall difficulty level remains the same.
After the exam, the selected candidates are required to attend the counselling process held by associates institutes.
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