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[30-Jan] to [8-Feb] NMAT 2010 Exam Discussions, Experiences

raghav507
The Pahadi Mod @raghav507 51.5 k
hi puys, please continue here for the NMAT related queries... http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/other-exams-xat-fms-jmet/43316-nmat-2010-queries-related-discussion.html this thread will be open till end of day today. so vote on the poll started and don't post anything here, other than e...
hi puys,

please continue here for the NMAT related queries...
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/other-exams-xat-fms-jmet/43316-nmat-2010-queries-related-discussion.html

this thread will be open till end of day today.
so vote on the poll started and don't post anything here, other than experiences.

PS: thread closed.
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deep_agrawal
Deep Agrawal @deep_agrawal 11.8 k
Poll started. Please note some things: 1. Vote judiciously - exercise caution coz a number of people estimate the cut-offs based on these. 2. I have introduced more options in the 75-85 marks range - this is where most of test-takers might be clustered. Please take care while vot...
Poll started. Please note some things:


  1. Vote judiciously - exercise caution coz a number of people estimate the cut-offs based on these.
  2. I have introduced more options in the 75-85 marks range - this is where most of test-takers might be clustered. Please take care while voting.

Lets hope this poll gives a fair picture of the cut-offs. (We have been successful in doing so for the lat years; no reason it should not be so for this year as well).

All the Best.
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Nishant Rungta @nishant_rungta 7.8 k
> Gave NMAT today in the 4 30 pm slot. The test conditions were almost perfect. No technical glitches whatsoever. Prometric and the insular CAT professors at IIMs can learn a few things from NMAT. One nice touch I liked was that the writing pad was laminated sheets and we were given sketch ...
Gave NMAT today in the 4 30 pm slot. The test conditions were almost perfect. No technical glitches whatsoever. Prometric and the insular CAT professors at IIMs can learn a few things from NMAT.

One nice touch I liked was that the writing pad was laminated sheets and we were given sketch pens and tissue papers so that we could erase and use the sheets as we wished.

The wide LCD screens were a treat compared to the small CRt screens we faced for CAT. The invigilators were present without making their presence felt. And more importantly we did not have to spend half a day at the test centre unlike the CAT torture. Hats off to NMAT guys and Pearson Vue for their effort.

Now coming to the test, I thought that the VA part was quite easy. Reasoning was not tough but was slightly time consuming.
QA was the last part of the test. It was a mixed bag. There were a few sitters. My overall attempts were around 90. Expecting around 82 net correct answers.

the test was not as simple as some people in the earlier slots claimed. I believe only a superhuman effort can get you more then 95 correct answers.

Since the seats are more this time I am hoping to get a call.
Comments are welcome especially from seniors at the institute.

Well, its really amazing to see that NM has taken a leaf out of its book and set some great standards wrt conducting a test which needed some grt value refining in terms of quality that it has presented over the years...

A few points regarding the result and score calculations:

I've heard (and read at many places) that the difficulty levels have varied over the past few days and I'm sure Pearson and NM would do best to normalise the scores. This is testimony to the fact that they have come up with a statement indicating the same. So please do not worry on that front. The procedure has been very transparent and congenial and we hope it wud remain the same in the process to follow. It can only get better from here..

U guys have done ur bit. Just relax and live ur life. Especially because no matter which college u join, ur life is sure to become hell once ur into a bschool. So enjoy as much as u can and live life. Prepare well for ur GD/PIs ahead. Read a lot.. N i mean it... LOT LOT LOT... Mug up newspapers if possible Start enjoy reading. U'd have a considerable heads up compared to other folks and walk ur way into any insti. Start building upon ur resumes. :)

Tats all for now. Any specific questions regarding anything are more than welcome.

Off to analyse a case on operations for now

Toodles,

NR
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one_love
@one_love 433
Gave NMAT today in the 4 30 pm slot. The test conditions were almost perfect. No technical glitches whatsoever. Prometric and the insular CAT professors at IIMs can learn a few things from NMAT. One nice touch I liked was that the writing pad was laminated sheets and we were given sketch pe...
Gave NMAT today in the 4 30 pm slot. The test conditions were almost perfect. No technical glitches whatsoever. Prometric and the insular CAT professors at IIMs can learn a few things from NMAT.

One nice touch I liked was that the writing pad was laminated sheets and we were given sketch pens and tissue papers so that we could erase and use the sheets as we wished.

The wide LCD screens were a treat compared to the small CRt screens we faced for CAT. The invigilators were present without making their presence felt. And more importantly we did not have to spend half a day at the test centre unlike the CAT torture. Hats off to NMAT guys and Pearson Vue for their effort.

Now coming to the test, I thought that the VA part was quite easy. Reasoning was not tough but was slightly time consuming.
QA was the last part of the test. It was a mixed bag. There were a few sitters. My overall attempts were around 90. Expecting around 82 net correct answers.

the test was not as simple as some people in the earlier slots claimed. I believe only a superhuman effort can get you more then 95 correct answers.

Since the seats are more this time I am hoping to get a call.
Comments are welcome especially from seniors at the institute.
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Anonymous
@Anonymous
K.R.Manglam. New Delhi 1:PM Slot : 2 Monitor :Samsung syn master Mouse And keyboard :Logitech Sketchpen: LUXOR (bLACK) [image] *Arrangement* It could not have been better.. From entry to exit everyone was so helpful and friendly.. These guys gave us chocolates, welcom...
K.R.Manglam.
New Delhi
1:PM
Slot : 2
Monitor :Samsung syn master
Mouse And keyboard :Logitech
Sketchpen: LUXOR (bLACK)

Arrangement

It could not have been better..
From entry to exit everyone was so helpful and friendly..
These guys gave us chocolates, welcoming us with saying "all is well"..Providing extra sheets for rough work on their own when they saw that the person is about to exhaust the first one..

Hats off to pearson vue..naam bohat suna tha aaj dekh liya..

Difficulty level.

The paper was not doable in 2 hours..
I found the paper tougher than the cat of 2008 or even 2007..
DI , It was just not doable in that time.. PLus some questions in LR were too lengthy. Dekh k hi pata chal gaya ki i am not going to attempt these coz if i tried them then wohi honge and baaki kuch nahi ho payega..

Number of attempts

84.. (hopeful of 90% ACCURACY).. no guesses

I hope there is some sort of normalisation..
Only solace .. i had applied only for mba(banking)..
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deep_agrawal
Deep Agrawal @deep_agrawal 11.8 k
Looking at all the posts, it seems like computer based NMAT was fairly successful. :) So, now lets move ahead. The polls. Well, rather than the "no. of attempts", I would like to follow what we have done for the last two years - viz., the approximate expected score based on every individual'...
Looking at all the posts, it seems like computer based NMAT was fairly successful. :)

So, now lets move ahead. The polls. Well, rather than the "no. of attempts", I would like to follow what we have done for the last two years - viz., the approximate expected score based on every individual's perception of his/her own accuracy of his/her attempts.

This makes much more sense as there would be some people who will be having a very high accuracy in the range of 90 to 95% whereas some people have it in the range of 70 to 75%. They may, in fact, end up with the same score even.

What's more - previous statistics support this approach:

NMAT 2008:
PaGaLGuY.com - The Everything of MBA in India and Abroad, CAT 2009, GMAT, XAT, MAT - View Poll Results
NMAT 2007:
PaGaLGuY.com - The Everything of MBA in India and Abroad, CAT 2009, GMAT, XAT, MAT - View Poll Results

I'll start the poll by tonight if there are no major issues with this approach.
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vij_sastra
Vijay B @vij_sastra 94
Hi puys Slot: 7th Feb, Morning 9.30 slot. Everything was as smooth as silk. The guides and helpers were quite experienced and made everything quite clear. Since the strength was quite low(around 40-50 at my centre) it didnt take much time. Experience was quite good :: Nobody se...
Hi puys

Slot: 7th Feb, Morning 9.30 slot.

Everything was as smooth as silk. The guides and helpers were quite experienced and made everything quite clear. Since the strength was quite low(around 40-50 at my centre) it didnt take much time.

Experience was quite good Nobody seemed a least bit serious(a great contrast to CAT which i took at the very same centre) :wow:

Verbal was a baby. Over in 18 mins flat(left 2 questions) :clap:
Quant & DI was tricky and LENGTHY
Intelligence and Logic was again Lengthy.

Imagine my horror when I found time had run so badly by the time I had done the easier ones in the later 2 sections... had to run through the rest.

Attempts ranged from 90-95 MAX
There were however sitters in every sections(u know data sufficiency..etc.,)

What i heard from Puys who took it at the first slots was a far cry from what the actual paper was.

Moral of the story : Did it with decent accuracy..but unless there s some normalization, I dont even stand a faint chance of a Call
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Aidiot
@Aidiot 5
I took the paper on 7th feb , 9.30 slot n found paper was lengthy and relatively tougher than previous nmat papers...it was really tough to attempt more than 95 in this paper (GODs r excluded :: )... My attempts were QA 39 Eng 30 LR 23 :: I would request mod to arrange poll for...
I took the paper on 7th feb , 9.30 slot n found paper was lengthy and relatively tougher than previous nmat papers...it was really tough to attempt more than 95 in this paper (GODs r excluded )...

My attempts were
QA 39
Eng 30
LR 23

I would request mod to arrange poll for this paper..so that we can have fair idea about our performance in the exam.
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coolmastguy_09
coolmastguy @coolmastguy_09 158
can we have the poll now for nos of attempts....
can we have the poll now for nos of attempts....
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snehasawant
@snehasawant 2
8th feb :smiley: woww last day 1st slot [image]early early mrnin [image]evry1 greet us so well dat ws really cool well I applied 1 strategy,wen i saw the 1st section as quant I clicked on alt-n (short-cut for next button) on da keyboard....n clikd ryt till da end..it took hardly 30second...
8th feb
woww last day 1st slot early early mrnin
evry1 greet us so well dat ws really cool
well I applied 1 strategy,wen i saw the 1st section as quant I clicked on alt-n (short-cut for next button) on da keyboard....n clikd ryt till da end..it took hardly 30seconds n den i clickd on review all n yehh i gt da power ryt 4m da beginning of da paper 2 switch 4m ny section n 2 choose ny q? at ny point of tym

Logic: 38
Verbal:30
Quant:42
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logicalsid
Sidd Shetty @logicalsid 78
Slot date and time of test - Feb 08, 9.30 slot @ NMIMS, Mumbai Experience and Arrangement - Was very systematic and well organized so :cheerio: pearson Difficulty level - More than being difficult the paper was quite lengthy. I guess questions where solvable but not in 120 mins !!! ...
Slot date and time of test - Feb 08, 9.30 slot @ NMIMS, Mumbai

Experience and Arrangement - Was very systematic and well organized so :cheerio: pearson

Difficulty level - More than being difficult the paper was quite lengthy. I guess questions where solvable but not in 120 mins !!!

Attempts (in order of section) :
LR - 36/40
QA - 24/48:shocked:
VA - 32/32

OA - 92/120

Any other details - Basic sanity check of the question bank should have been done because data for quite a few sets (1 each in LR and QA) seemed ambiguous/wrong.
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phoenix98
farhan khalid @phoenix98 450
gave on 9:30 pm slot today ( 08-02-10). Found it on the tougher side: ::
gave on 9:30 pm slot today ( 08-02-10). Found it on the tougher side:
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subodh_phiz
@subodh_phiz 26
Gave my nmat on 7th 9:30 Slot at centre - YDIT Banglore. In morning I forgot that I have an exam today. :: :: My exp: my order was LR,QA, VA. starting with LR, i gave much time on it. I found it on moderate/easy side. as already said QA was full of speed breakers. I found one geometr...
Gave my nmat on 7th 9:30 Slot at centre - YDIT Banglore.
In morning I forgot that I have an exam today.
My exp:
my order was LR,QA, VA.
starting with LR, i gave much time on it. I found it on moderate/easy side.
as already said QA was full of speed breakers. I found one geometry ques. figure wrong and could not attempt much in this section.
Though I left RCs, VA was damn easy and gave 15-20 mins.

I could not manage my time properly. time management was a big factor.
I do not know how all others counted the questions within such limited period. I could not cont in CAT exam too. but roughly I did around 70 far less that other puys. lets wait for the results.
In the set questions the from-to was not there as in CAT, for eg. please read following to attempt questions from 9 to 12. if any then I did not observe.
One more difference from CAT is that I can not highlight the sentences while reading a passage.
Unlike CAT's mixed sections and questions the questions were in sections here. Rest is well manged, good job pearson and nmims :clap:.

Hope I am not violating NDA clauses .
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swapnilkeshari
@swapnilkeshari 101
had my slot on 7th 9:30 am was damm sleepy :D 1st section for me was quants.. was doing it till 1hour :)).. attempted all..left 4-5 ques in quants.. that time i gave up.. i thought i cant finish 2 sections in 1 hr.. but i did it :D va -25 mins.. took extra time in rc's :D left 2 ques....
had my slot on 7th 9:30 am
was damm sleepy :D
1st section for me was quants.. was doing it till 1hour :)).. attempted all..left 4-5 ques in quants..
that time i gave up.. i thought i cant finish 2 sections in 1 hr..
but i did it :D
va -25 mins.. took extra time in rc's :D
left 2 ques.
lr-35 mins- left 6 questions

if am violating any rules, plz delete it
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lordmanish
Manish Singh @lordmanish 41
I had my NMAT yesterday.7 Feb slot 1 pm The order of section was LR QA and VA....and unlike other I think most of the candidates had the same order. LR was moderate with a easy set with wrong option which would result in easy attainable marks being lost. :: QA was very difficult, ...
I had my NMAT yesterday.7 Feb slot 1 pm

The order of section was LR QA and VA....and unlike other I think most of the candidates had the same order.

LR was moderate with a easy set with wrong option which would result in easy attainable marks being lost.

QA was very difficult, I would rate it second most difficult after XAT.
I got stuck and could not attempt DI which might have done the trick for me.....well this could make the difference for me.

VA was easy with a few moderate questions.....
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