Exam Pattern and Syllabus of NPAT 2019

NPAT 2019 (NMIMS Programs After Twelfth) is the official entrance test for admissions to Undergraduate Degree and Integrated Degree Programs being offered by constituent schools of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies at Mumbai, Shirpur, Bengaluru, Indore and Navi Mumbai Campuses.
These are the programs for admission into which the NMIMS-NPAT is conducted:
Undergraduate Degree Programs:
  1. B.Tech.
  2. B.Sc. Economics
  3. B.Com.(Hons.)
  4. B.Sc. Finance
  5. BBA
  6. B.Des.
Integrated Degree Programs:
1. MBA Tech. (B.Tech. + MBA Tech.)
2. MBA Pharma Tech (B.Pharm + MBA)
Kindly note that there is also an additional design focused paper for aspirants who opt for the Bachelor of Design stream; and, starting from the next session (2019), the pattern and syllabus of the NPAT exam for tech programs (B.Tech. and MBA Tech.) will differ from the common NPAT exam. The design would change from a SAT testing pattern (consisting of questions on Quantitative Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence and Proficiency in the English Language) to a PCM testing pattern (consisting of questions on physics, chemistry and mathematics of 10th+2 standard level in addition to some questions on language proficiency and logical intelligence). 
NPAT Exam Pattern
Number of Questions: In paper 1, a total of 120 questions will be asked. Each part has a total of 40 questions. In paper 2, total 60 questions will be asked. Each part will have 20 questions. There will be 3 parts in both the question papers.
Type of Questions: Only objective type questions will be asked in the entrance test.
Language: Medium of question paper will be English.
Exam Duration: The duration of the examination will be 2 hours for Paper 1 & 1 ½ hours for Paper 2.
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted in case of marking the wrong answer
NPAT exam will be conducted in two shifts over two days. Two papers will be conducted across the two shifts:
Paper 1 (common for all test takers)
Paper 2 (B.Des. applicants will have to attempt this paper in addition to Paper 1)
SectionSection DetailNo. of QuestionsTime (in minutes)
1Quantitative and Numerical Ability40
2Reasoning and General Intelligence40
3Proficiency in English Language40
PAPER 2 DETAILS (for B.Des. applicants only)
SectionSection DetailsNo. of QuestionsTime in Minutes
4Spatial Ability & Visualization Skills2090
5Observation & Problem Solving20
6General Awareness & Design Sensibility20
NPAT Syllabus
PAPER 1 (common for BBA, B.Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Finance and B.Comm (hons),
Section 1: Quantitative & Numerical Ability
  1. Number System: Fractions, Surds and Decimals and number Series
  2. Arithmetic: Percentages, Profit and loss, discount, compound interest & annuities, ration and proportions, time, work & distance, 2D & 3D figures- areas & volumes
  3. Algebra: basic algebraic identities, equations-linear & quadratic sequence and series (AP, GP)
  4. Sets and Functions: Sets, operation on sets and their applications, using Venn Diagrams, functions
  5. Elementary statistics & probability: mean, mode and median, measures of dispersion
  6. Trigonometry: trigonometric rations, identities, heights & distances
Section 2: Reasoning & General Intelligence
  1. Critical Thinking: Decision making (taking into cognizance various rules & conditions and take decisions based upon those roles & conditions) Problem solving (to analyze the given information and condense all the information in a suitable form and answer the questions asked)
  2. Verbal-logical reasoning: Deriving conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on statement of the facts.
  3. Data sufficiency: Judge whether the information given is sufficient to answer the question or whether some additional information is required for it.
  4. Numerical Reasoning: Venn Diagram (identify the class-sub class relationship within a given group of items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities.
  5. Data Interpretation: To be able to use the information given in graphs and charts to answer questions
  6. Spatial Reasoning: Figure analogy (Choosing a figure from the alternatives that match with the relationship specified by the given figural pair) figure matching/classification (notice a common quality in figures to be able to match them or find the odd one out) Figure Series (to discover a pattern in formation of figures in a sequence to be able to complete the series/identify the missing figures.
Section 3: Proficiency in English Language
  1. Error Recognition: recognizing grammatical structure and usage.
  2. Applied Grammar: using prepositions, determiners, connectives, tenses appropriately.
  3. Vocabulary: grasping the meaning of underlined words in sentences
  4. Contextual Usage: using appropriate words in given context
  5. Sequencing of Ideas: putting ideas into logical sequences by putting jumbled sentences in correct order
  6. Reading Comprehension (Passages of 400-500 words with 5 questions per passage): Locating information, grasping ideas, identifying and interpreting relationships and ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating