NPAT (National Test for Programs After Twelfth), the authorized entrance exam is conducted annually for admissions in Undergraduate and Integrated Degree Programs in Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies or the NMIMS University. Candidates appearing for the exam can go through the complete NPAT Exam Pattern 2021 in this post.

NPAT Exam Pattern 2021

This year, the NPAT Exam 2021 will be held tentatively in the month of May 2021. Therefore, being aware of the exam pattern will help candidates plan their preparation in a better way. Candidates must note that the NMIMS Exam pattern varies for engineering non-engineering programs.

  • NMIMS Paper-1 Exam for non-engineering programs is common for all the applicants whereas paper-2 is only for candidates who are seeking admission into the B.Des Program.
  • The duration of the NPAT Exam for Engineering programs is 2 hours whereas 100 minutes for non-engineering programs. Every question carries equal marks and there is no negative marking in the exam.
  • Solving NPAT Sample Papers will help candidates to know the type of questions asked in the exam, the difficulty level of the paper, and the marking scheme.

NPAT 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Name of the exam NPAT Exam
Exam Level National Level
Conducting Body Narsee Monjee Institute of Management
Mode of the exam Computer-based (online)
Application Mode Online
No. of Papers (Engineering) Only one paper
No. of Papers (Non-Engineering) Two Papers [Paper-1 (Common for all Applicants), Paper-2 (for B.Des Applicants)]
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (objective type)
Duration of the exam 120 Minutes (2 hours)
Language of the exam English

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NPAT Entrance Test Exam pattern for Engineering Programs

To score good marks in the exam, candidates must be aware of the exam pattern for the particular course they are applying for. Also, it helps candidates to know the number of questions and marking scheme of the NPAT Exam.

  • There are a total of 120 questions in the exam and each question carries one mark. 
  • The time duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
  • NPAT 2021 Exam structure is based on subjects physics, chemistry, and Mathematics of the 10+2 curriculum. 
Section No. of Questions Duration (in minutes) Marks
Physics 30 30 30
Chemistry 30 30 30
Mathematics 30 30 30
Logical Intelligence 20 20 20
Language Proficiency 10 10 10
Total 120 120 120

NPAT Exam pattern for Non-Engineering Programs

The NPAT 2021 Exam Pattern for Non-Engineering programs such as B.Pharm. + MBA (Pharma Tech.), BBA, B.Com.(Hons.), B.Sc. Finance, B.Sc. Economics, B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts, BBA - Branding & Advertising consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.  

Candidates are suggested to go through the NPAT Cut Off in order to know what is the qualifying marks required to get shortlisted for the final selection process.  Go through the detailed NPAT BBA exam pattern of both paper-1 and paper-2 from the post below.

Paper-1 Exam pattern for Non-Engineering programs

The NPAT Paper-1 Exam pattern for Non-Engineering programs consists of three sections:  Quantitative and Numerical Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence, and Proficiency in the English Language.

  • There are a total of 120 multiple-choice questions that will be asked in the Paper 1 exam.
  • Each section contains 40 questions and each question carries one mark.
  • The time duration of the Paper-1 Exam is 100 minutes.
Section No.of Questions Time in Minutes
Quantitative & Numerical ability 40         100 
Reasoning & General Intelligence 40
Proficiency in the English Language 40
Total 120

Paper-2 Exam pattern for Non-Engineering programs

Aspirants who are seeking admission in B.Des. (Humanising Technology) need to appear for Paper-II also along with Paper I.

  • Paper-II has three sections: Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills, Observation & Problem Solving, and General Awareness & Design Sensibility.
  • There are a total of 60 questions in the NPAT Paper-2 exam.
  • The time duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
Section No.of Questions Time in Minutes
Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills 20         90
Observation & Problem Solving 20
General Awareness & Design Sensibility 20
Total 60

NPAT Exam Pattern College-Wise 2021

Go through the below table to know college-wise NPAT Exam Pattern 2021. Know the total number of questions asked in each subject of the NPAT Exam.

Section No. of Questions Time in Mins ASMSOC /SOC*  SAMSOE / SOE* SPPSPTM / SPTM* SOD* JDSoLA* SoBA*
Quantitative & Numerical ability 40 100 40 40 35 10 30 10
Reasoning & General Intelligence 40 40 40 35 10 40 60
Proficiency in the English Language 40 40 20 30 10 30 30
Total 120 - 120 100 100 30 100 100
Spatial Ability &Visualisation Skills 20 90 - - - 20 - -
Observation & Problem Solving 20 - - - 30 - -
General Awareness & Design Sensibility 20 - - - 20 - -
Total - - - - 60 70 - -

NPAT 2021 Syllabus

Knowing NPAT Syllabus 2021 will help candidates in concentrating well on their areas of study and focus on the important topics for the examination. Find the detailed topic wise NPAT Syllabus given below.

  • The NPAT syllabus for Non-Engineering programs is divided into two parts: Paper-1 syllabus and Paper-2 syllabus.
  • The way to proceed with the syllabus is to note down the topics and prepare a study plan to cover all the topics accordingly.

NPAT Syllabus for Engineering Programs

 Here, we have provided a detailed subject-wise syllabus for NMIMS Exam 2021. Check the subject-wise topics and plan your preparation accordingly for the exam.

Physics Physics and Measurement Kinematics Rotational Motion
Thermodynamics Work, Energy, and Power Properties of solids and liquids
Electronic devices Kinetic theory of gases Current electricity
Chemistry Some basic concepts in chemistry, States of matter Atomic structure Solutions, Equilibrium
Chemistry in everyday life Principles related to practical chemistry Polymers
Maths Mathematical Induction Permutations and Combinations Sets and Functions
Sequence and series Trigonometry Integral Calculus
Vector Algebra Statistics and probability Three Dimensional Geometry
Logical Intelligence Critical Thinking Verbal-logical reasoning Data Interpretation
English Error Recognition Applied Grammar Contextual Usage
Sequencing of Ideas Reading Comprehension -

NPAT Syllabus 2021 for Non-Engineering Programs

Go through the detailed NPAT Syllabus 2021 for Non-Engineering programs below.

NPAT Paper-1 Syllabus 2021

Here is the complete list of topics of NPAT Paper-1 Syllabus 2021. Candidates can go through the list of all the important topics and their weightage in the table mentioned below.

NPAT Syllabus for Proficiency in the English Language

The questions of English are designed to test the candidates’ proficiency in grammar and comprehension. The questions will be asked from the topics like reading comprehension, synonyms, cloze test (fill in the blanks), Para- Jumble, and spot the error/Sentence completion, etc.

Important Topics Weightage
Error Recognition 5
Applied Grammar 8
Vocabulary 4
Contextual Usage 4
Sequencing of Ideas 4
Reading Comprehension 15

NPAT Syllabus for Quantitative & Numerical ability

Go through all the important topics of the NPAT Paper-1 syllabus for Quantitative & Numerical ability listed in the below table.

Important Topics Weightage
Number System 4
Arithmetic 16
Algebra 8
Sets and Functions 4
Elementary Statistics & Probability 4
Trigonometry 4

NPAT Syllabus for Reasoning & General Intelligence

This section tests the candidate’s ability for logical reasoning. Here is the list of topics under the NPAT Paper-1 Syllabus for Reasoning & General Intelligence.

Important Topics Weightage
Critical Thinking 10
Verbal-logical  reasoning 5
Data sufficiency 5
Numerical Reasoning 6
Data Interpretation 10
Spatial Reasoning  4

NPAT Paper-2 Syllabus 2021

The questions of the NPAT Paper-2 exam are designed to test the candidates’ ability in Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills, Observation & Problem Solving, and General Awareness & Design Sensibility. Go through the subject-wise topics listed in the below table.

NPAT Paper-2 Syllabus for Spatial ability and Visualization

Here, we have provided the detailed NPAT Paper-2 Syllabus for spatial ability and visualization. Candidates can go through the topics and their weightage in the table below.

Topics Weightage
Principle of perception and visual design 7
Spatial relationships assessment 7
Knowledge of practical and everyday 6

NPAT Paper-2 Syllabus for Observation & Problem Solving

Go through the NPAT Paper-2 syllabus and weightage for observation and problem-solving which is represented in the table below.

Topics Weightage
Ability to detect concealed properties  6
Applying attention to certain details 6
Ability to discern subtle differences 3
Using these to solve problems 5

NPAT Paper-2 Syllabus for General Awareness & Design Sensibility

Check the NPAT Paper-2 important topics and weightage for General awareness and Design which is mentioned in the below table.

Topics Weightage
General awareness of environmental factors 6
Awareness of social and cultural connection 10
History of art, sculpture, and literature  4

NPAT Exam Books 2021

For preparation to be successful referring to the right book is the best solution. During preparation, it is highly recommended to study from the best NPAT Books in order to understand each concept in depth. Check out the subject wise important books from the below table.

Subject Book Name Author/Publisher
Quantitative and Numerical Ability Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability - 1276: Numerical Ability (Fully Solved) 7000 + Objective Questions Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran
Reasoning and General Intelligence General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning 2016 S Chand Experts
English Language Objective General English (Old Edition) Paperback – 2011 R.S. Aggarwal
Design Sensibility and Awareness UCEED Design Environment & Social Awareness In Design Perspective Combined With Mental & Verbal Aptitude Institute of Creative Sciences
Observation and Problem Solving The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition Kindle Edition Don Norman

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NPAT Exam Preparation Tips

Knowing the expert NPAT Preparation Tips will help candidates to know what to prepare, how to prepare, and where to start their preparation. Follow the tips provided below and perform better in the upcoming exam.

  • First of all, candidates must ensure that they are aware of the NPAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern of 2021 before starting their preparation.
  • Make an individual study plan for each subject based on their weightage.
  • Set a time frame of at least one week for each subject.
  • Taking up NPAT Mock Tests regularly helps to test your preparation levels and also improves your speed and accuracy.
  • Clear all the basic concepts of difficult subjects first, then, later on, move to easy subjects.
  • Note down all the important formulas and simple tips of each subject, so that it will be easy at the time of revision.
  • After finishing the preparation of all subjects, start with revision.

NPAT Exam Analysis

As per the experts, knowing NPAT Exam Analysis 2021 helps candidates to know about the difficulty level of the paper, the type of questions asked in the exam, and how to answer them.  In 2020, the NPAT Exam was a moderate level of difficulty. Candidates were able to attempt all the questions. There were a total of 120 questions in the question paper. Three sections were included in the exam in which each section had 40 questions. There was no sectional time limit. 

Candidates are advised to answer the ones which are very well known. Answer the difficult ones later. Ensure to answer the questions with confidence before the exam time. 

FAQ's

What is the mode of NPAT Exam?

The NPAT Exam is conducted in online mode i.e., computer based online test. 

What is NPAT Exam?

National Test for Programs After Twelfth is an entrance exam conducted annually for admissions in Undergraduate and Integrated Degree Programs in Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies or the NMIMS University.

When is the NPAT Exam 2021 scheduled?

The NPAT Exam 2020 is scheduled to be held tentatively in the month of May 2021.

For how many marks is NPAT Exam conducted?

The NPAT Exam is conducted for a total of 120 marks.

How many subjects are included in NPAT Exam Pattern?

There are five subjects included NPAT Exam that are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Logical Intelligence, Language Proficiency. The NPAT Exam includes syllabus from 10+2 curriculum.

What is the NPAT marking scheme?

For each correct answer candidate is awarded 1 mark and for each wrong answer there is no negative marking.

How many questions are asked from each section in NPAT Exam?

The number of questions from each section is as follows:

  • Physics - 30 Questions
  • Chemistry - 30 Questions
  • Mathematics - 30 Question
  • Logical Intelligence - 20 Questions
  • Language Proficiency - 10 Questions

Is there descriptive type of questions in NPAT Exam 2021?

No. There are no descriptive type of questions and all are multiple choice questions in the NPAT 2021 exam.

Is there sectional time limit in the NPAT Exam?

Yes. As per the NPAT Exam Pattern, there is a sectional time limit in the NPAT exam. Candidates must make sure to finish all the question within the given time.

Is there negative marking in the NPAT exam?

According to the NMIMS NPAT Paper pattern, there is no negative marking in the NPAT exam.