# (NMAT) Exam Previous Years Question Papers –

**Narsee Monjee Institute of Management** (NMAT) is a very old and prestigious **MBA Institute**. It conducts its own **MBA Entrance Test** called NMAT every year for **admissions in MBA Courses**.

The **NMAT exam** is computer delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered in at a time. Considering the format of the paper (120 questions in 120 minutes), it is extremely vital that you practice your speed-testing skills and are in the habit of dealing such papers. Overall, the nature of the exam can be labeled as moderate, with most questions being from the easy to moderate category.

With no **negative marking** in the exam, there is an added incentive for marking all questions in the exam, and ensuring the highest possible attempt. In case you win favor with the luck-gods on the given day, you might be in for a surprise with respect to your test scores.

The exam gives you the option of selecting which section you wish to attempt, and in order to maximize your scores, you are advised to solve section with which you are most comfortable. You should ideally be at your freshest when you attempt your favorite section and the exam provides you a chance to do so.

**In the following sections, we provide an assessment of the individual sections of the exam.**

**Test Pattern **( Same as last year )

Section |
No. of Questions |
Allotted Time |

Language Skills | 32 | 22 minutes |

Quantitative Skills | 48 | 60 minutes |

Logical Reasoning | 40 | 38 minutes |

**Note –** A test taker can take the NMAT up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no shows, if he/she wishes to.. There will be no negative marking.

## NMAT Practice Questions with Solutions –

**A pineapple costs Rs. 7 each. A watermelon costs Rs. 5 each. Z spends Rs. 38 on these fruits. The number of pieapples purchased is**

- 2
- 3
- 4
- Can’t say

Answer: 4

**For a college debating team, 5 gents and 3 lady students were available. It is desired to select 2 gents and 2 ladies to form the team. In how many ways, the team can be selected?**

- 30
- 60
- 15
- 12

Answer: 60

**A rectangle has width a and length b. If the width is decreased by 20% and the length is increased by 10%, what is the new area of the rectangle?**

- 0.9 ab
- 0.92 ab
- 0.74 ab
- None of the above

Answer: None of the above

**The sale recorded by a dealer in a week from Monday to Saturday are as follows:**

- Rs. 210000 per day for the first three days
- Rs. 81000 on Thursday
- Rs. 45000on Friday
- Rs. 156000 on Saturday

**Find his average sales per day during that week.**

- 152000
- 125000
- 135000
- 132000

Answer: 152000

**Two men, Mohit and Neerej started walking towards each other, simultaneously from places P and Q respectively, which are 72 miles apart. They met after 6 hours. After their meeting, Mohit reduced his speed by 1 mile/h and Neerej increased by 1 mile/h. They arrived at Q and P respectively at the same time. Find their initial speeds :**

- 6 ½ miles/h and 7½ miles/h
- 6 miles/h and 7 miles/h
- 6.5 miles/h and 5.5 miles/h
- 15 ½ miles/h and 9 miles/h

Answer: 6.5 miles/h and 5.5 miles/h

**What would be the serial number of the word MOTHER in a dictionary consisting of words formed by letters in MOTHER arranged in an alphabetical order?**

- 307
- 308
- 309
- 312

Answer: 309

**: Answer the questions on the basis of information giver below. Six persons A, B, C, D, E and F are photographer, engineer, lawyer, housewife, waiter and journalist, not necessarily in that order. There are two married couples in the group who stay together**

- A is married and his wife is a housewife.
- B, the lawyer is married to the photographer sister of A.
- D is the brother of C, who is not the housewife.
- E, the journalist has taken a vow of never getting married.

The waiter is engaged to his girlfriend.

**Who is the wife of B?**

- E
- F
- D
- C

Answer: C

**For each of the following questions mark the appropriate choice.**

Amit can set questions for MBA exams because he has experience to set questions for Bank exams. This statement is based on the assumption that

- The questions of Bank exams are harder than that of MBA exams.
- Both exams are conducted by the same board.
- Those who can set questions for Bank exams can set questions for MBA exams also.
- Number of papers asked in both exams are same

Answer: Those who can set questions for Bank exams can set questions for MBA exams also.

**Consider the given statement and choose:**

- if only assumption X is implicit;
- if only assumption Y is implicit;
- if both X and Y are implicit; and
- if neither X nor Y is implicit.

Statement: Man is born free.

Assumptions: X. Freedom is the birthright of man. Y. All humans have human rights.

Answer: if neither X nor Y is implicit

**Select the alternative which will come in place of (?)**

Computer : fqprxvht : : Language : ?

- ocqixcjg
- ocqicyig
- oxpixdig
- ocqixcig

Answer: ocqixcig

** Note: **Each question has an underlined word followed by four answer choices. You will choose the word that is a necessary part of the underlined word.

**harvest**

- autumn
- stockpile
- tractor
- crop

Answer: crop

**12.desert**

- cactus
- arid
- oasis
- flat

Answer: arid

**13.book**

- fiction
- pages
- pictures
- learning

Answer: pages

**14. language**

- tongue
- slang
- writing
- words

Answer: words

**school**

- student
- report card
- test
- learning

Answer:student

** Note:** Each problem consists of three statements. Based on the first two statements, the third statement may be true, false, or uncertain.

**16.**

- Tanya is older than Eric.
- Cliff is older than Tanya.
- Eric is older than Cliff.

**If the first two statements are true, the third statement is**

- true
- false
- uncertain

Answer: false

**17.**

Blueberries cost more than strawberries.

Blueberries cost less than raspberries.

Raspberries cost more than strawberries and blueberries.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

- true
- false
- uncertain

Answer: true

**18. **

All the trees in the park are flowering trees.

Some of the trees in the park are dogwoods.

All dogwoods in the park are flowering trees.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

- true
- false
- uncertain

Answer: true

**19. **

Mara runs faster than Gail.

Lily runs faster than Mara.

Gail runs faster than Lily.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

- true
- false
- uncertain

Answer: false

**20.**

Apartments in the Riverdale Manor cost less than apartments in The Gaslight Commons.

Apartments in the Livingston Gate cost more than apartments in the The Gaslight Commons.

Of the three apartment buildings, the Livingston Gate costs the most.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

- true
- false
- uncertain

Answer: true

**21.The ratio between the length and the breadth of a rectangular park is 3 : 2. If a man cycling along the boundary of the park at the speed of 12 km/hr completes one round in 8 minutes, then the area of the park (in sq. m) is:**

- 15360
- 153600
- 30720
- 307200

Answer:153600

**An error 2% in excess is made while measuring the side of a square. The percentage of error in the calculated area of the square is:**

- 2%
- 2.02%
- 4%
- 4.04%

Answer: 4.04%

**23.The ratio between the perimeter and the breadth of a rectangle is 5 : 1. If the area of the rectangle is 216 sq. cm, what is the length of the rectangle?**

- 16 cm
- 18 cm
- 24 cm
- Data inadequate
- None of these

Answer: 18 cm

**24.The percentage increase in the area of a rectangle, if each of its sides is increased by 20% is:**

- 40%
- 42%
- 44%
- 46%

Answer: 44%

**A rectangular park 60 m long and 40 m wide has two concrete crossroads running in the middle of the park and rest of the park has been used as a lawn. If the area of the lawn is 2109 sq. m, then what is the width of the road?**

- 2.91 m
- 3 m
- 5.82 m
- None of these

Answer. 3 m

**Important Dates –**

- Registration window – July 2 to Oct 5, 2015
- Registration with late fees – Oct 6 to Oct 19, 2015
- Examination delivery – Oct 6 to Dec 19, 2015
- Results – Jan 15, 2016

**Application Fees –**

- Test fee – 1600
- Test fee with late charges – 2000

**NMAT 2015 – Programmes & Seats –**

The examination is conducted for the following programmes as per the given seat criteria:

**(i) MBA** in Finance, Information, Marketing, Operations & Decision: 500 Seats

**(ii) MBA** in Human Resources: 60 Seats

**(iii) MBA** in Pharmaceutical Management: 60 Seats

**iv) PGDM** (Bangaluru Campus): 180 Seats

**(v) PGDM** (Hyderabad Campus): 90 Seats

The candidates may apply for more than one campus and more than one programme

**NMAT-2016 Eligibility Criteria –**

__For MBA & MBA (HR)__

__For MBA & MBA (HR)__

The candidates must be the Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in the first attempt from a recognized university for MBA and MBA HR course (Mumbai Campus)