If you are preparing for the NPAT entrance exam, going through some tips and strategies will help enhance your preparation levels and better succeed in the exam.

To ease out your preparation, we spoke to Rahul Vaswani, a subject expert at SuperGrads (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for NPAT). He suggested the following NPAT Preparation Tips and strategies that would definitely help you clear the exam on the first attempt.

How to Prepare for NPAT 2021 Exam?

The NPAT paper consists of threes sections: Quantitative and numerical ability, reasoning and general intelligence, and English. You should have a good hold on all these subjects in order to ace the entrance exam. 

Speed is an important factor in the NPAT Exam. Try to improve your speed in calculations by practicing more and more questions from the previous year's papers.

Also, you should build a good vocabulary and increase your reading speed without compromising on accuracy.

We addressed few queries to Rahul that students usually come up with. Let's go through the answers from the post below.

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What are the Important Topics Do I need to Prepare under the NPAT Syllabus?

Before starting the preparation, it is important to understand the detailed NPAT Syllabus as this will help you know the important topics from the exam of view, Rahul quoted.

Quantitative & Numerical Ability    Reasoning & General Intelligence English
Number System Critical Thinking Error Recognition
Arithmetic Verbal-logical reasoning Applied Grammar
Algebra Data sufficiency Vocabulary
Sets and Functions Numerical Reasoning Contextual Usage
Elementary Statistics & Probability Data Interpretation Sequencing of Ideas
Trigonometry Spatial Reasoning Reading Comprehension

What is the Subject-Wise NPAT Preparation Strategy?

There are three major sections included in the NPAT exam and these sections are common for both engineering and non-engineering programs. Let us understand how to prepare for these subjects in order to score more marks in the upcoming exam, Rahul said.

Quantitative & Numerical Ability

In this section, most of the questions are from topics like profit & loss, time & work, time, speed & distance, simple & compound interest. If you are fast with calculations, then you can easily attempt more questions and score well in the exam.

  • The first trick is to memorize all the important basic formulas and revise them on a daily basis.
  • Try to complete the syllabus before one or two of the exam, so that you will get time for revision.
  • As NPAT is a speed-based test, you are required to solve problems quickly with accuracy.
  • Learn shortcuts to solve the problems in less time.
  • Solve NPAT Sample Papers to improve your time management skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Also, attempt mock tests on a weekly basis to test your preparation levels.

Reasoning & General Intelligence

  • This section mainly tests your analytical and critical thinking.
  • Make sure to analyze the given scenario carefully before proceeding with conclusions.
  • In the data sufficiency topic, analyze if the given information is sufficient or not to solve the query.
  • In the numerical reasoning section, identify the class and sub-class relationship within a given group of items and illustrate it into diagrams for comprehension.
  • Data Interpretation is an easy level of questions that could be attempted by going through the graphs provided.
  • While solving spatial reasoning, select a figure from the alternatives that match the relationship specified by the given figural pair.
  • Check for common patterns available in the figures to identify the missing figures. 

Proficiency in English

  • To score well in this section, ensure to be thorough with basic concepts of grammar, tenses, prepositions, determiners, and connectivities. 
  • In the Reading Comprehension section, read the given passage carefully and understand it well. 
  • Read novels, newspapers, and take up Daily English Quiz to improve your grammar and vocabulary skills.
  • Take up Mock Tests regularly to analyze your preparation levels. 

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Which is a Good Book to Study for the NMIMS NPAT?

Rahul mentioned that you can refer to the following NPAT Preparation books while preparing for the exam as these books cover all the topics as per the latest syllabus.

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

How to Solve Reading Comprehension Related Questions in NPAT Exam?

Generally, the type of questions asked in reading comprehension include para complete questions, para jumbles, summary, and odd sentence.

The NPAT exam include a reading comprehension passage where questions will be asked from the passage. To answer these questions, you should have a good hold on your reading speed.

  • Make a habit of reading newspaper, novels, magazines, etc to improve your reading speed.
  • Try to solve at least 8-10 para jumble questions pet day.
  • Practice writing letters, essays as it will help improve your grammar skills.
  • Solve as many number of questions as possible from previous year papers.

How do I Prepare for NPAT in 10 days?

NPAT is not a tough exam, Rahul quoted. You require just a  proper and consistent preparation strategy to clear this entrance exam.

Try to avoid visiting multiple websites looking for too many exam tips before ten days of the exam. To clear the English section, practice simple sentence formation exercises, tenses & use of adjectives, and adverb exercises from any grammar books.

When it comes to the Quantitative section, most questions are from the 9th and 10th standard syllabus. Questions like analyzing pie charts, graphs, basic measurements, and mensuration will be asked. So, just brush up on your high school mathematics concepts.

For the reasoning section, you are advised to practice as many NPAT Mock Tests as possible. It will not only help improve your speed and accuracy but also help test your preparation levels.

Make sure to study the basic differentiation formulas and trigonometric formulas as there will be few questions from these topics. 


How can I better prepare for the NPAT 2021 Exam?

Following the expert tips will definitely help you to prepare better for the NPAT Exam 2021. Begin your preparation by studying from the right books which cover all the concepts and topics according to the latest exam pattern and make sure you are aware of the detailed Paper pattern and latest Syllabus of the NPAT Exam before starting your preparation. Taking up Mock Tests regularly and solving NPAT Sample Papers helps to test your preparation and improve your speed and managing time. It is important to study all the topics present in the syllabus without leaving any topic. One of the best methods to score more marks in the exam is to practice as many previous year question papers as possible.

What are the best books for the preparation of the NPAT Exam?

The following are some of the best books for the preparation of the NPAT Exam:

  • Chand Quantitative aptitude for Quantitative examinations by R.S.Aggarwal
  • A Modern Approach to Logical reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal
  • R. Gupta’s Logical and Analytical by A.K Gupta

What is the time required to prepare for the NPAT Exam?

If Studying for 4-5 hours daily, then around 3-4 months is enough for the preparation of the NPAT Exam. After which candidates can begin their revision. Make it a habit to regularly solve the sample paper so that it will make you perfect and also solve at least 3 question papers in a day so that you can have time to improve on weak areas or wherever you go wrong.

What are the important topics that need to be prepared under Maths Section?

The important topics that need to be prepared under Maths Section include Number System, Arithmetic, Algebra, Sets and Functions, Elementary Statistics & Probability, and Trigonometry.

Which topic from Logical Reasoning contains maximum questions?

The Logical reasoning section contains maximum question from topics like Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph, Selection Criteria, and Data Sufficiency, Visual Reasoning (Analogy, Odd Man Out), Venn diagram, Symbol Based Logic, Statement-Conclusion, Groups-Conditionality, Syllogisms, Statement Argument, Statement Assumption, Circular Arrangement, Order-Ranking, and Family Tree.

How Can I improve time management skills for NPAT exam?

Time management is the most important factor to crack the NPAT exam. To improve your time management skills, solve questions from previous year papers and attempt mock tests on a weekly basis.

How can I solve maximum questions in the NPAT 2021 Exam?

Firstly, you should attempt the questions from the section in which you feel most comfortable. Later, move to the other questions. do not waste more time on a single question if you are not aware of the answer.

How Can I improve my vocabulary for NPAT exam?

Reading newspaper and magazines on a regular basis will help improve your vocabulary and reading skills.