NMIMS NPAT Exam Pattern 2020

The NMIMS NPAT exam pattern has been sanctioned by the NMIMS University of Mumbai. The aspirants who appear for NMIMS NPAT must have an idea regarding the pattern of exam before they appear for it, and it will help them in preparing accordingly. Some vital points regarding the exam pattern are as follows:

  • The examination paper of NMIMS NPAT 2020 will have three sections.

  • The duration of the exam is 120 minutes.

  • The aspirants of NMIMS NPAT 2020 will be needed to attempt 120 multiple-choice questions.

  • When candidates give an incorrect answer, they will get negative markings. 

  • All the questions carry equal marks.

  • If aspirants answer any question incorrectly, there will be a deduction of the one-fourth mark.

The Marking Scheme of NMIMS NPAT 2020 Exam


Total Marks

Number of Questions

Reasoning & General Intelligence



Quantitative and Numerical Ability



English Language






The Exam Syllabus

The NPAT syllabus 2020 comprises of 3 broad sections, and they are Quantitative and Numerical Ability, Proficiency in the English Language, and General Intelligence, According to the NPAT 2020 Pattern, all the candidates are needed to solve 120 questions, and they are given 100 minutes to complete them. The details of the syllabus are:

Paper 1

1. Quantitative & Numerical Ability:

  • Number System

  • Algebra

  • Arithmetic

  • Functions and Sets

  • Trigonometry

  • Elementary Statistics and Probability

2.Reasoning and General Intelligence

  • Critical Thinking

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Numerical Reasoning

  • Spatial Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation

3.Proficiency in the English Language

  • Error Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Applied Grammar

  • Sequencing of Ideas

  • Contextual Usage

  • Reading comprehension of total three passages, 400 to 500 words in every passage and five questions will be there in every passage

Paper 2

1.Spatial Ability & Visualization Skills

  • Perception and Visual Design

  • Knowledge of Practical and Everyday Mechanical and Scientific Concepts

  • Spatial Relationships assessment

2.Observation and Problem Solving

  • The capability of revealing hidden qualities in people, circumstances, events, normal things, and forming a critical view

  • Implementing consciousness to specific details, predicting and inferring, reasoning, analyzing, and classifying

  • Skills for distinguishing devious distinctions in aesthetic results and visual properties

  • Using them for solving problems

3.General awareness and Design Sensibility

  • General consciousness regarding environmental factors, like water, natural resource, climate, weather, pollution, population, vegetation, etc. besides their proposals on the designs of the products, wide infrastructure, different images, and altering the environment

  • The consciousness of cultural and social relationships with historical artifacts, design, environmentally maintainable design responses, and social responsibilities

  • Sculpture, literature, and history of art

Paper 1 – This paper is common for every applicant, and it comprises of multiple-choice questions having no negative marking. 

The Exam Pattern - NMIMS NPAT

Quantitative and Numerical Ability




Reasoning and General Intelligence




Proficiency in English Language








Instructions for Exam Day

On the exam day, candidates should brush up their fundamentals of grammar for handling error detecting questions. Additionally, they must remain relaxed and focus on their examination only. Only this way, they would be able to answer every question correctly. 

The Method of Preparation

Candidates should read newspapers and magazines daily that cover contemporary events. They should also watch movies/documentaries having subtitles, and they must also listen to speeches. It will augment students’ knowledge of English and might turn useful while they try para jumble questions and sentence completion.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. The Rescheduling of the Test Date is Possible?

A1. For making the rescheduling of the test date, students must get in touch with the Admission Information handout when they wish to know the test delivery dates of NPAT. It would be proposed to the candidates only on the specific dates that are mentioned. There is a chance of the editing of the test date from the provided date options prior to the registration fees’ payment. Again, when the students pay the registration fees, they can include the data according to the options that are given.

Q2. How will Students get the Admit Card?

A2. Students will get NMIMS NPAT admit card a week before the day of the exam. For getting their admit card, candidates will be required to enter their login ID as well as password. Only those candidates who have registered for NMIMS NPAT examination successfully within the stipulated deadline can get the admit card. The admit card comprises examination date, details of the examination center, and timing of the examination.