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NPAT 2024 Syllabus - Engineering & Non-Engineering Programs

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : November 18, 2023


Summary: The NPAT exam syllabus is vast, and you must know each subject and topic covered in the exam. Before proceeding with your preparations, you must carefully check the NMIMS NPAT syllabus 2024 to help you prepare an effective strategy for the exam. Get the details of the NPAT entrance exam syllabus, NPAT exam pattern and many more here in this article.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies shall prescribe the syllabus for NPAT 2024 on the official website. Going through the syllabus of NPAT exam lets you know which topics to study from each section. 

Most of the questions in the NPAT Entrance Exam appear from topics like algebra, trigonometry, sets & functions, numerical reasoning, data interpretation, vocabulary, error recognition, and vocabulary.

This post takes you through the detailed NPAT Syllabus for BBA and Engineering programs. Know the topics to be studied and the weightage of questions. 

NPAT 2024 Syllabus for BBA 

NPAT exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 (common for all courses) and Paper 2 (only for the design course). In the paper 1 exam, you will be tested on your proficiency in English and quantitative and logical reasoning skills. And paper 2 is to test your spatial ability and visualization skills. 

Note that Paper 1 is common for all the programs, whereas Paper 2 is only for B. Des Program.

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NPAT BBA Paper 1 Syllabus

As per NPAT Syllabus BBA, the questions in the paper 1 exam are based on three subjects: quantitative and numerical ability, reasoning and general intelligence, and the English language. Check out the detailed NPAT syllabus from the post below and plan your preparation accordingly. 

Solving previous year's NPAT Question Papers will help you know the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked in the exam.

Quantitative and Numerical Ability Syllabus

In the quantitative section, you need to focus more on topics like number series, set theory, percentage, functions, linear & quadratic equations, profit & loss, time & work, height and distance, compound interest, fractions, surds, and decimals. 

Topic Sub Topic
Number System Fractions, Surds and Decimals, Number Series
Arithmetic Percentages, Profit & Loss, Discount, Compound Interest & Annuities, Ratio & Proportions, Time, Work & Distance, 2 D & 3D Figures- Areas & Volumes
Algebra Basic Algebraic Identities, Equations- Linear & Quadratic Sequence, and Series (AP, GP)
Sets and Functions Sets, Operation on Sets and their Applications using Venn Diagrams, functions
Elementary Statistics & Probability Mean, Mode and Median, Measures and Dispersion
Trigonometry Trigonometric Ratios, identities, heights, and distances

Go through the below graph to know how many questions are asked from each section of the NPAT Quant section. 

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NPAT 2024 Syllabus for Reasoning and General Intelligence

The reasoning and general intelligence section include sub-topics topics like decision-making, Venn diagrams, figure analogy, figure matching, and problem-solving. Practice NPAT Mock Tests to improve your time management skills and problem-solving skills.

Topic Sub Topic
Critical Thinking Decision Making (Take into cognizance various rules/ conditions and take decisions based upon those rules/ conditions)
Problem Solving (To analyze the given information and condense all the information in a suitable form and answer the questions asked)
Verbal- Logical Reasoning Derive conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on statements of facts.
Data Sufficiency Judge if the information given is sufficient to answer the question or if some additional information is required
Numerical Reasoning Venn Diagram (Identify the class-sub class relationship among given group items and illustrate it diagrammatically) Mathematical Equalities
Data Interpretation Be able to use the information given in graphs and charts to answer questions
Spatial Reasoning Figure Analogy (Choosing the figure from the alternatives that match with the relationship specified by a given figural pair) Figure Matching/ Classification (Notice the common quality in figures to be able to match figures or find the odd one out) Figure Series (To discover a pattern in the formation of figures in a sequence to be able to complete the series/ identify the missing figures)

The below graph shows the number of questions asked in the NPAT Reasoning section. 

NPAT 2024 Syllabus for English

In the English section, the questions are based on tenses, prepositions, grammar, determiners, connectives, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of a passage, inferring, getting the central theme, and evaluating.

Check out the table below to learn the NMIMS NPAT Syllabus for English.

Topic Sub-Topic
Error Recognition Identifying grammatical structure and usage
Applied Grammar Using prepositions, determiners, connectives, and tenses adequately.
Vocabulary Understanding the meaning of underlined words in sentences
Contextual Usage Using appropriate words in the given context
Sequencing of Ideas Putting ideas into logical sequence by putting jumbled sentences in the correct order.
Reading Comprehension (3 in Passages of 400-500 words with 5 Questions per Passage) Locating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of the passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating

Here is the weightage of NPAT English Questions shown in the below graph. 

NPAT BBA Syllabus Paper 2

According to the NPAT Exam Pattern, paper 2 includes three sections: Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills, Observation & Problem Solving, and General Awareness & Design Sensibility.

Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills Syllabus

Gestalt Principles of Perception – Proximity, Similarity, Continuation and Closure, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Graphics Design, Interpretation of Space- Light and Scale (Spatial Properties), Orthographic representations, Isometric representations, and Basic Mechanics are the sub-topics of the Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills.

Topic Sub-Topic
Principle of perception and visual design 1. Gestalt Principles of Perception - Proximity, Similarity, Continuation, and Closure
2. Huxley-Lester Model: Sight and thought perception
3. Cognitive Perception involves a myriad of mental processes: interpretation, memory, comparison, salience, association, inventory, analysis, and recognition
4. Principles of Design: Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, Contrast, Pattern, Movement, Emphasis, and Unity
5. Semiotics (Science of signs and symbols): Iconic, Symbolic, Indexical
6. Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Graphics Design
Spatial relationships assessment 7. Interpretation of Space- Light and Scale (Spatial Properties)
8. Constructivism—visual blueprinting (relating a pattern of shapes or visually arranging a series of planes together)
9. Orthographic representations
10 Isometric representations
11. Perspectives
Knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts 12. Knowledge of form and material, usability, and emotional impact (day-to-day objects)
13. Basic Mechanics
14. Concept of Patterns in data

The graph below shows the number of questions asked from each NPAT Spatial Ability & Visualization skill section. The X-axis represents the subtopic as per the above table. 

NPAT Question Papers

NPAT Question Papers

Observation & Problem Solving Syllabus

Creative problem-solving techniques (Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, and Verification), bottom-to-top and top-to-down approaches, use of design elements, design and perception principles, spatial properties, cultural preferences, and structured design process are the important sub-topics of this section.

Make sure to keep an eye on the NPAT Cut Off during preparation so that you are aware of the previous year's qualifying marks. 

Topic Sub-Topic
Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events and think critically about them. 1. Ability to detect complexity/problems related to ease-of-use of modern/day-to-day devices
2. Ability to understand spatial relations among 2D and 3D objects
Applying attention to certain details, analyzing, reasoning, classifying, inferring, and predicting. 3. Creative Problem Solving Techniques (Preparation,
4. Bottom-to-top and top-to-down approaches
Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes. 5. Knowledge of the spatial composition, lighting, Golden Ratio, Rule of Thirds, Balance, and Colour preference (Hue, Saturation, lightness)
Using these to solve problems 6. Use of fonts as an element for communication or merely font awareness
7. Use of design elements, design and perception principles, spatial properties, cultural preferences, and structured design process

The graph below shows the number of questions asked from each NPAT Observation & Problem Solving section. The X-axis represents the subtopic as per the above table. 

General Awareness & Design Sensibility Syllabus

The general awareness section's sub-topics include process and product changes, inclusive design principles: responsive, flexible, convenient, accommodating, welcoming and realistic, and renowned historical artists and their paintings and sculptures.

Topic Sub-Topic
General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources, etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure, and environment. 1. Design for Environment to achieve sustainability- Green Design
2. Process changes and Product changes (focus on intangible products)
Awareness of social and cultural connection with the design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. 3. Designing for social and cultural sustainability- Inclusive Design
4. Principles of Inclusive design: Responsive, Flexible, Convenient, Accommodating, Welcoming and Realistic
5. Visual culture-> Culture expressed in visual images.
History of art, sculpture, and literature 6. Art Movements/Periods- Basic Info
7. Renowned Historical Artists and their paintings and sculptures.

The graph below shows the number of questions asked from each NPAT General Ability & Design Sensibility section. The X-axis represents the subtopic as per the above table. 

NPAT 2024 Syllabus for Engineering Programs

The syllabus of the NMIMS Exam for the engineering program comprises five subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Logical Intelligence, and Language Proficiency. Check the subject-wise topics and plan your preparation accordingly.

NPAT Syllabus for Physics

In the physics section, most of the questions are asked about topics like Rotational Motion, Properties of solids and liquids, Gravitation, Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics, etc. 

Physics and Measurement Kinematics
Thermodynamics Work, Energy, and Power
Rotational Motion Gravitation
Laws of Motion Properties of solids and liquids
Electronic devices Kinetic theory of gases
Oscillations and waves Current electricity
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Electromagnetic waves
Optics Electrostatics

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NPAT 2024 Syllabus for Chemistry

Hydrocarbons, polymers, block elements,  redox reactions, and atomic structure are some of the important topics that you need to be prepared for from the chemistry section of the NPAT exam 2024.

Physical Chemistry
Some basic concepts in chemistry, States of matter Atomic structure
Chemical bonding and molecular structure  Chemical thermodynamics
Solutions, Equilibrium  Redox reactions and electrochemistry
Chemical kinetics  -
Organic Chemistry
Purification and characterization of organic compounds Hydrocarbons
Chemistry in everyday life  Principles related to practical chemistry
Organic compounds containing halogens, Oxygen & Nitrogen Polymers
Inorganic Chemistry
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties  Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
P Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, d- and f - block elements  Co-ordination compounds
Environmental chemistry  General principles and processes of isolation of metals

Maths Syllabus for NPAT NMIMS 

You must concentrate more on topics like height and distance, median, quadratic equations, time, work & distance to score well in the Mathematics section.

Mathematical Induction  Permutations and Combinations
Binomial theorem and its application  Sets and Functions
Sequence and series Trigonometry
Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability Matrices and Determinants
Integral Calculus Coordinate Geometry
Three Dimensional Geometry Vector Algebra
Statistics and probability -

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NPAT 2024 Syllabus for Logical Intelligence

Following the NPAT Preparation Tips will help improve your logical skills and score good marks in the upcoming exam. The logical intelligence NPAT syllabus for the engineering program includes the following topics:

  • Critical thinking
  • Verbal-logical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation

NPAT 2024 English Syllabus

Recognizing grammatical structure and usage, prepositions, determiners, connectives, and tenses appropriately, using appropriate words in the given context, locating Information, grasping ideas, identifying relationships, interpreting ideas, moods, characteristics of characters, tone of the passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating are some of the important sub-topics from the English section.

  • Error Recognition
  • Applied Grammar
  • Contextual Usage
  • Sequencing of Ideas
  • Reading Comprehension

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Having a lot of sections in each subject of the NPAT exam syllabus its possible for anyone to get confused. So we have prepared a detailed syllabus article, and even you can download the NPAT syllabus 2024 pdf for better understanding. Go through the detailed NMIMS NPAT 2024 syllabus and prepare your strategy accordingly.

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