Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies has prescribed the syllabus for NPAT 2021 on the official website. Knowing the syllabus is of at most important to score better in the upcoming exam.

You should focus more on topics like algebra, trigonometry, sets & functions, numerical reasoning, data interpretation, vocabulary, error recognition, and vocabulary as most of the questions are asked from these topics in the NPAT exam.

This post takes you through the detailed NPAT Syllabus for BBA and Engineering programs.

NPAT BBA Syllabus 2021

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, 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.

NPAT BBA Paper 1 Syllabus

In the Paper1 exam, the questions are based on three subjects: quantitative and numerical ability, reasoning and general intelligence, and the English language. Check out the detailed syllabus from the post below and plan your preparation accordingly. 

Solving previous year 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 Rations, identities, heights and distances

Reasoning and General Intelligence Syllabus

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 statement of facts.
Data Sufficiency Judge if the information given is sufficient to answer the question or 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 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)

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NMIMS 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, evaluating.

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

Topic Sub-Topic
Error Recognition Identifying grammatical structure and usage
Applied Grammar Using prepositions, determiners, connectives, 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 passage, inferring, getting the central theme, evaluating

NPAT BBA Paper 2 Syllabus

According to the NPAT Exam Pattern, the paper 2 includes three sections: Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills, Observation & Problem Solving, 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, Basic Mechanics are the sub-topics of the Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills.

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

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.

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

General Awareness & Design Sensibility Syllabus

The sub-topics of the general awareness section include process changes and product changes, principles of inclusive design: responsive, flexible, convenient, accommodating, welcoming and realistic, renowned historical artists and their paintings, 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. Design for Environment to achieve sustainability- Green Design
Process changes and Product changes (focus on intangible products)
Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. Designing for social and cultural sustainability- Inclusive Design
Principles of Inclusive design: Responsive, Flexible, Convenient, Accommodating, Welcoming and Realistic
Visual culture-> Culture expressed in visual images.
History of art, sculpture and literature Art Movements/Periods- Basic Info
Renowned Historical Artists and their paintings, sculptures.

NPAT Syllabus for Engineering Programs 2021

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 Physics Syllabus

In the physics section, most of the questions are asked from 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 Chemistry Syllabus

Hydrocarbons, polymers, block elements,  redox reactions, atomic structure are some of the important topics that you need to be prepared for from the chemistry section of the NPAT Exam 2021.

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

NPAT Maths Syllabus

You have to 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
Bionomial 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 -

NPAT Logical Intelligence Syllabus

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

  • Critical thinking
  • Verbal-logical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation

NPAT 2021 English Syllabus

Recognizing grammatical structure and usage, prepositions, determiners, connectives, 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


How can I better prepare to cover the entire NPAT 2021 Syllabus?

Following the expert tips will definitely help you better prepare to cover the entire NPAT Exam Syllabus. 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.

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.

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 are the topics that need to be prepared under the NPAT Paper-2 Observation and problem-solving section?

The topics that need to be prepared under the NPAT Paper-2 Observation and problem-solving section include the ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them, Applying attention to certain details, analyzing, reasoning, classifying, inferring, and predicting, Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes, and Using these to solve problems.

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.

What topics are included in the English language of NPAT Syllabus 2021?

Error Recognition, Applied Grammar, Vocabulary, Contextual Usage, Sequencing of Ideas, and Reading Comprehension are some of the topics that are included in the English language of NPAT Exam Syllabus 2021.